About Helen Chen

Helen Chen

Helen Chen is the founder of Helen’s Asian Kitchen, a widely distributed Asian cookware line, and the author of Helen Chen’s Chinese Home Cooking. Her mother, Joyce Chen, was a pioneering Chinese restaurateur and entrepreneur, and Helen served as the CEO of her mother’s company before launching her own business. Helen has become a leading authority on Chinese cuisine in her own right and gives lectures across the country.

Shrimp with black beans piled on a rectangular metal tray.

Shrimp with Black Beans

For this classic Cantonese recipe, shrimp and fermented black beans are served in a sauce spiked with garlic, ginger, and scallions. A kid-friendly recipe.

Spicy Chungking Pork in a bowl with chopsticks

Spicy Chungking Pork

A classic Chinese Sichuan recipe, this stir-fry douses tender pork with a spicy brown sauce fragrant with ginger and garlic.