Category Archives: Beef

Sichuan eggplant with beef

China is an amazing place.  They have iPhones, 星巴克 (xīngbākè, a.k.a. “Starbucks”), wifi, microblogging, Weibo, censorship, ways around censorship… Communist slogans on red banners, public relations firms specializing in brand positioning and marketing strategies… an almost religious reverence for the … Continue reading

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Flank steak with black bean chili oil

If you haven’t ever tried Laoganma (老干妈) black bean chili oil, it’s definitely worth a trip to your Chinese market to get a jar, for this is an adventure in taste that’s not to be missed. For what it’s worth, … Continue reading

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Xinjiang pepper steak

Xinjiang (新疆, Xīnjīang) is a multiethnic autonomous region in the extreme northwest of China. As I mentioned in a previous post, it shares borders with Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan, with people from many ethnic groups including … Continue reading

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