September 27, 2014

Really? Chinese Noodle Shop Owner Confesses to Lacing Meals with Opiates to Get Customers Returning for More

The South China Morning Post confirmed its story earlier this week that a noodle shop owner in the Chinese provincial capital of Xi’an had confessed to Chinese police that he had been secretly including a paste made of poppy pods into his menu items. The article reports that the restaurant owner did so in the hopes of making his customers addicted to his noodles. Read the rest of this entry »

December 31, 2012

Holy Cow, It’s Bao

steamed chinese buns known as bao

One of my favorite foods are bao. If you’ve never heard of them, they’re Asian buns that are filled with any number of fillings and steamed. When they’re served hot, the dough becomes cooked but deliciously chewy, and the inside adds flavor to the bite. They really are my favorite on-the-go foods.

During college in downtown Chicago, I’d always stop for some at the Wow Bao near my campus (what a great name). My kryptonite was their coconut custard flavor. It was so creamy and sweet; I still love them. I never figured out how to make bao, until now (mind the rhyme). Read on for the easiest and most delicious bao recipe I could come up with, plus it uses a can of refrigerated biscuits and a rotisserie chicken to make things even easier!
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February 16, 2011

Hong Kong to Introduce McWeddings

Burgers, fries, chicken sandwiches, nuggets…these aren’t the only things that you can find on the McDonald’s menu.  If you live in Hong Kong, you can step right up to the register and order a wedding! If you’ve always dreamed of saying “I do” under a pair of golden arches (I mean, who hasn’t?!) then keep reading to learn all about China’s McWeddings! Read the rest of this entry »

July 27, 2010

Traditional Wedding Foods


 It’s summertime and everyone I know is getting married!  I’ve gotten completely swept up in all of the wedding madness, and I started wondering what traditional wedding recipes existed in the world.  Besides cake, of course, do different cultures have different foods at their weddings?

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