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Asparagus Hunan-Style (with Bacon, Green Chilli, Garlic)

If you can make asparagus bacon-wrapped, you can certainly cook it Hunan-style, with bacon, green chilli, and garlic!

How to make Hunan Duo Lajiao “Chopped Chilli”

Duo lajiao “chopped chilli” is the major “chilli sauce” and preserve of the Hunan kitchen – and extremely easy to…

Misunderstanding Chilli: The Case of Jamie Oliver’s Jerk

Cultural appropriation, once again, finds itself in the discussion thanks to Jamie Oliver’s (ready-made, apparently) “Jerk Rice”. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. In England,…

Chinese Tomato-Egg (Drop) Soup (Xihongshi Jidan Tang)

Learning something from China about tomatoes seems a strange proposition, but xihongshi jidan tang, the Chinese tomato-egg(drop) soup offers an…

Purple Raspberry-Charapita-Sauce

Preserving fruits, certainly in Austria, tends to mean making marmalade. If you don’t want to eat sweet breads, hardly ever…

Hong Shao Rou (Red Braised Pork), Mao Style

Hong Shao Rou, Red-Braised Pork. It is often presented as a Shanghai dish. For someone from Hunan, however, it is…

Not “How Hot Is It?,” but: How Is the Heat?!

One of the things that made me get deeper into “chilli cuisine” is that there is something special to it….

Fried Chicken with Green Chilli and Chun

Egg is the most popular ingredient to combine with chun (see recipe here), but the roast onion-aroma of those “vegetable…

Fried Egg with Chun (Chinese Toon)

Chun, Chinese toon, with its interesting roasted onion-aroma is most commonly combined with scrambled eggs. The recipe for that, no…

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