Saucy Oven-Baked Kung Pao Chicken Wings

  I like Kung Pao Chicken and I like chicken wings but I absolutely love these Kung Pao Chicken Wings.  Why?  Well, for one thing they are delicious.  Tender on the inside and coated in a mouthwatering salty, sweet and spicy sauce.  They don’t take much prep or an extensive amount of time to throw…

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Chinese Chili Oil from Scratch (la jiao)

I love you, la jiao In my humble and spice obsessed opinion, Chinese chili oil, aka la jiao, la meaning spicy and jiao meaning oil, is a must-have for anything noodle related in China.  Mixed with black vinegar, it is a great dipping sauce for a big plate of steamed dumplings or even stir-fry.  A…

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Sweet and Spicy Oven-Roasted Szechuan Peanuts

Snacks are for sharing One of the things I admire most about Chinese food culture is its love of snacks.  Chinese people love snacks and it shows. No long travel journey in China would be complete without a plastic bag full of dried noodles, fruit, pickled chicken feet, peanuts, sunflower seeds or processed sausage tubes…

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