Pan Asian: Garlic Squid with Celery (Szechuan, China)

Regional flavors have arrived folks! In our culinary sophistication we have finally made it past such illusory categories as “Chinese” or “Indian” food to embrace regional cuisine. In a country as vast as China, we have finally acknowledged that people eat very differently in the various parts of the land. This particular dish belongs to … Continue reading Pan Asian: Garlic Squid with Celery (Szechuan, China)

Pan Asian: Gong Bao (Kung Pao) Chicken

Even though Chinese food was the first Asian cuisine embraced by Americans, it has steadily succumbed to the fierce competition and more ‘exotic’ flavors of Vietnamese, Malaysian, and Thai. Your standard storefront Chinese joint might be passe, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great Chinese dishes to be had–especially when you get to neighborhoods … Continue reading Pan Asian: Gong Bao (Kung Pao) Chicken