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Gong bao chicken (宫保鸡丁)

Gong bao chicken (宫保鸡丁) is another Chinese staple, supposedly named after a governor of Sichuan whose title was “defender of the palace,” or gong bao (宫保). I had this at a few places in China. In one hole in the … Continue reading

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Braised chicken legs with soy sauce and chiles

Today was one of those days when I wound up needing comfort food. We have a street festival going on in the neighborhood, one of those great annual community events that the city puts on. My neighborhood is multicultural and … Continue reading

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Chicken with peppers, chili, cilantro, and lime

Today’s addition to TastyAsia is an extended variation of the last recipe, motivated mostly by a desire to use up some vegetables I had lying around. It turned out to be really excellent: as you can imagine, the cilantro, chilies, … Continue reading

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Lime chicken with chili sauce

Forget American Chinese recipes for “lemon chicken” that involve battered and deep-fried chunks of chicken in a sticky sauce. This dish is light, fragrant, spicy, and fresh. The chicken stays tender and juicy because of the velveting technique (see step … Continue reading

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Spicy chicken with Chinese leeks

I’m back from Beijing and for this first TastyAsia recipe since my return, I’m sharing a recreation of a dish I had on the trip. The restaurant was a delightful hole-in-the-wall sort of place and was one of the first … Continue reading

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