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AKwan's Kitchen: Chinese Turnip Cake

This "glutinous" dish is often a dim sum favorite and also commonly eaten during the Chinese New Year.

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AKwan's Kitchen: Dried Oysters with Black Moss

We're back in AKwan's Kitchen for the new Year of the Horse to make this traditional Chinese dish!

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AKwan's Kitchen: Dumplings

Ring in the Lunar New Year of the Snake by making traditional Chinese dumplings!

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AKwan’s Kitchen: Soondubu Jjigae

Korean hot and spicy tofu stew with seafood

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AKwan’s Kitchen: Yin Yang Fried Rice

Learn how to make this popular Chinese dish.

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AKwan’s Kitchen: How To Make Shanghai Rice Cakes

This week on AKwan’s Kitchen, we are making Shanghai rice cakes. This savory dish serves as an alternative to the sweet version–nian gao–which is commonly eaten during the Chinese New Year. This version is usually stir-fried with some meat and vegetables and can be found in most Shanghainese cuisine and also in some Taiwanese restaurants.

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AKwan’s Kitchen: How To Make Chinese Turnip Cake (蘿蔔糕)

This week on AKwan’s Kitchen, we are making Chinese turnip cake. You will find this “glutinous” dish commonly served in dim sum restaurants and eaten during the Chinese New Year.

Full written recipe after the jump

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WAAAHHHHH~~~~ I had a bad day so I need a drink~~!!!~~!!!

social-alcohol
Its been awhile folks……and I have saving up alot of rants….. Its been awhile so…well let it rip!!

For real? Folks, if you want to go drinking, then just do it, don’t give an excuse. What are you? 15? “OOOHhhh its cool to drink, so lets drink!!”…”oooh its a bday!! lets drink!!!”… folks that is over 21, don’t need an excuse, just fucking drink and be happy and thankful that you are able to drink. Ooohhh especially folks posting on FB saying….”ooh its my bday, so I am drinking” and you have a bunch of people in the picture raising their glass….”….what are you? showing off that you have alot of people that will do things that you want them to do because its your bday? OOOooohhhh and those folks that post shit pictures bottles online saying…”ooh I had a hard day, so time for a drink!!”, really? you can’t just be thankful that you have a fuking job that you have to drink? People that works in the medical field can have tough days EVERY FUKIN DAY!!!! So do they get drunk everyday? People that volunteers in impoverish countries have tough days EVERY FUKIN DAY too!!!! So they are actually alcoholics?

You might argue…”well you probably done it the past too!!”….yeah well, I probably did, BUT I also realize its such a dick move!! So I matured out of it!! SO TAKE THAT ASS HOLE!!!!!

Then some might say..”ooh its social thing…”, dude trust me, NO ONE WANTS TO FUKING TALK TO YOU WHEN YOU ARE FLAT OUT DRUNK!! Or shit like..”its a happy occasion!!! thats why we drink!!”…no douche bag, you know very well that is not the case. Cause if they replaced the alcohol with something else, I would like to see you if you are still there and if you are still that sociable.

People, its not that I am preaching you shouldn’t drink. Not at all. Just that why can a person enjoy a drink that can be wine, a beer, sochu or whatever your poison is. Why can’t you drink that and just enjoy the delicate flavors and craftsmanship of the drink instead of using it to get into a state of inebriation?

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AKwan’s Kitchen: How To Make Dried Oysters with Black Moss and Mushrooms (蠔豉髮菜冬菇)

Happy Lunar New Year of the Horse everyone! We’re back in AKwan’s Kitchen! This week, we’re making a traditional Cantonese dish for the new year. Dried oysters with black moss is typically eaten around the Chinese New Year because of its auspicious connotations: the Chinese pronunciation for dried oysters sounds like the Chinese phrase for “good happenings” and the Chinese pronunciation for black moss sounds like the phrase for “good fortune.”

Full written recipe after the jump.

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AKwan’s Kitchen: How To Make Dumplings

Happy Lunar New Year everyone! To celebrate the start of the Year of the Snake, we show you how to make a traditional Chinese New Year staple–the dumpling! In the northern parts of China, dumplings are traditionally made and eaten during Chinese New Year because of their shape resembling gold ingots used in history as money, and therefore representing having “prosperity” for the new year.

Full written recipe and outtakes/behind-the-scenes video after the jump.

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