High Five Fridays: Weekly Meal Plan, Gung Hay Fat Choy!

High Five Fridays: Weekly Meal Plan, Gung Hay Fat Choy!

These Chinese New Year recipes will have you starting the Year of the Snake off to a sssensational sssstart!

Happy Chinese New Year: Eat Well & Prosper

Happy Chinese New Year: Eat Well & Prosper

To celebrate 2011, the Year of the Rabbit, here are a few standout dishes from San Francisco that will have firecrackers going off in your mouth.

Tet Celebrations and Vietnamese Eats

Tet Celebrations and Vietnamese Eats

In honor of Tet, here’s a list of some of our favorite Vietnamese Eats in San Francisco.

TV Debut!

TV Debut!

Leslie Sbrocco chats with me and Thy Tran about celebrating Chinese New Year with food and traditions.

Chinese New Year: Eye of the Tiger

Chinese New Year: Eye of the Tiger

February 14, 2010. Doily valentines and sugar-coated smooches, step aside and make room for the Tiger. Rawrrr. And his massive appetite. A look into some Chinese New Year dishes that will bring good luck and prosperity into the new year.

Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Chinese New Year Dinner–A Lucky Feast

Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Chinese New Year Dinner–A Lucky Feast

Gong Hay Fat Choy! Get ready for a New Year feast:
1) Lychee Bellinis (lychee = close family ties)
2) Jiao Zi (dumplings = prosperity)
3) Scallion Pancakes
4) Mini BBQ Spare Ribs (red for good luck!)
5) My Mom’s Lo Mein (noodles = a long life)
6) Whole White Chicken with Ginger & Scallion (white chicken = happiness & purity, and family as well if it’s served whole)
7) Mushrooms and Black Moss Seaweed (Moss Seaweed = prosperity)
8) Ginger and Scallion Steamed Whole Fish (whole fish = an abundance of good luck)
9) Caramel Oranges (oranges = wealth)
11) Tray of Togetherness (sweets = good luck)

Scallion Pancakes: If Yan Can Cook…So Can YOUUU!

Scallion Pancakes: If Yan Can Cook…So Can YOUUU!

I adore these Scallion Pancakes often served as an appetizer in Shanghainese restaurants, but I never thought I could actually make them myself. Until now! This recipe for “Mandarin Scallion Pancakes” from Martin Yan’s Chinatown Cooking is wonderful.