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CHINA: Fried Rice – Rice on Steroids (Recipe)

Fried rice is believed to have started as a means to deal with leftovers, specifically meat and vegetables from yesterday that have passed their prime but are still good to consume. The standard ingredients are generally shrimp, pork, and egg, which are stir-fried in chopped garlic and vegetables, and seasoned with soy sauce.

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Shao Shao Ke: A Fantastic Shanxi Restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan

Shanxi or Shan cuisine is the cooking style of Shanxi Province in China, just west of Beijing. Famous for its noodles and fried flatbreads, there’s an old saying in Shanxi that goes like this: “China has the best flour-based foods in the world, and Shanxi province has the best flour-based foods in China.”

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CHINA: A Dumpling by Any Other Name

Lumping this polymorphous staple of Chinese cuisine into one generic term is much like saying your favorite hue is “color” — there are literally endless variations and it would be impossible for one single description to embody all the different types of dumplings that exist in the multiple regions of the Middle Kingdom.

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