Tag Archives: 牛肉

麻婆豆腐 MaPo DouFu

I sometimes see Mapo Doufu on menus in American Chinese restaurants, but it is so easy (and ridiculously cheap) to make I cant imagine ordering it. This classic of Sichuan cuisine (川菜) combines the heat of chilies, the numbing of … Continue reading

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水煮牛肉 Boiled Beef (with Chilies)

你吃辣嗎? This is, or at least can be, a blindingly hot dish, but you would not know it from the title, “Water Boiled Beef.” Sounds so benign, no hint of spice/heat, except that the dish is from Sichuan 四川, so … Continue reading

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黑胡椒牛柳 Black Pepper Stir Fried Beef….uh sticks

Ah, the marriage of a European vegetable, a Mediterranean bulb, a Middle Eastern root, and an Indian spice. All done up as a perfect simple stir fry. It is like the Silk Road on a plate. I love this dish, … Continue reading

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