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Chinese Food & Jewish Christmas + a Joke

Main Piece: How would you describe this tradition? “For American Jewry, frequently if they don’t have friends or family to spend Christmas with, they needed somewhere to go on Christmas when everything was closed, and one thing that seemed to be open was Chinese food restaurants, which were not closed on Christmas. And there’s a… Continue Reading »

Minced Pork Stew Ng Family Style

Context This is a recipe passed down to my mother from my grandmother. I reached out to my mother for the receipt of Pork Stew. It is a very traditional Chinese dish, specifically within Hokkein families. Hokkein is a dialect spoken by Southeastern parts of China, and in Singapore, it is one of the most… Continue Reading »

Oxtail Stew – Bejing Recipe

Context The interviewee in this collection and I are both Chinese though we have very different backgrounds. I’m Singaporean-Chinese and she is Beijing-Chinese. We found common ground in many of the foods that our mothers made for us growing up, however always noticed that there were little differences in the recipe. The following is a… Continue Reading »

The Dumber the Name, The Better the Food

My sister got this saying from a guy she was seeing at the time. He was extremely well traveled, and used this trick for finding close to/authentic Chinese food in America. Allegra: “So his advice is to look for the Chinese restaurant with the weirdest name – the name that makes no sense in English…. Continue Reading »