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Christmas, Jewish-Style: Chinese Food and a Movie

For many Jewish families, Christmas holds its own beloved tradition: dinner at a Chinese restaurant followed by a movie. Here are a few recipes to inspire.

Chinese-Five-Spice Chocolate Chiffon Cake Recipe

Chinese Five-Spice Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Chinese five-spice powder adds sass to this chocolate chiffon cake. Oh, and the lappable drizzle of chocolate certainly doesn’t hurt.

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 55 M
  • 14
Japanese Cucumber Salad Recipe

Japanese Cucumber Salad

Simple. Surprising. Spunky. Just what we look for in a summer salad. Just what we found in this jumble of cucumbers, vinegar, and ginger.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
Grilled Five-Spice Chicken Recipe

Grilled Five-Spice Chicken

Vastly popular at Vietnamese restaurants, grilled five-spice chicken is easy to make at home. Lemongrass, ginger, soy and fish sauces add zing to the dish.

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  • 35 M
  • 8 H, 20 M
  • 0
Cashew Chicken Recipe

Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken is one of the most beloved Chinese recipes in America. Dark meat, snap peas, carrots, and cashews are seared then tossed in a silky sauce.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 3
Pho Bo Recipe

Pho Bo | Vietnamese Rice Noodle Soup with Beef

Pho bo, a beloved noodle soup, is a complete meal and is best served for breakfast or lunch on a weekend. Its broth is fragrant of beef, anise, and ginger.

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 10 M
  • 10
Teochew Braised Duck Recipe

Grabbing the Tiger by the Tail

With a baby due on the first day of the Year of the Tiger, writer Patricia Tanumihardja finds ways of mixing and matching traditions for her new family.

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Squash Pancakes Recipe

Squash Pancakes

For Chinese squash pancakes, strips of squash, or zucchini, are tossed with peanuts, scallions, egg, soy sauce, and flour and then are fried up in a pan.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Hunan Hot-and-Spicy Shrimp Recipe

Hunan Hot-and-Spicy Shrimp

Shrimp are tossed in a peppery mix then seared in a reach-for-the-fire-extinguisher-hot sauce of chiles, ginger, garlic, and shallots.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 5
Slow-Cooked Pork Belly with Preserved Mustard Recipe

Long-Cooked Pork Belly with Preserved Mustard

Two different cooking techniques—steaming and then braising—ensure that this Chinese-style pork belly (fresh bacon) is amazingly tender.

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  • 40 M
  • 5 H, 40 M
  • 0
Chicken Coconut Noodle Soup Recipe

Chicken Coconut Noodle Soup

This popular Burmese chicken coconut soup features noodles doused in a mild curry sauce with a consistency that’s somewhere between soup and gravy. Delish.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 1
Wok-Fried Pea Shoots Recipe

Wok-Fried Pea Shoots

A brief fling in the wok with a little garlic and sesame oil is all that’s needed to coax these delicate pea shoots to tender, aromatic perfection.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
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