Stock your pantry with some of my favorite essentials for restaurant-quality Chinese cooking! From the different types of soy sauce to rice wine, black vinegar, oils, and more, you’ll be able to navigate the market and learn what makes each of these ingredients distinctive with this guide.
I’m Amanda Biddle, the home cook, food writer, and photographer behind Striped Spatula. I love to turn fresh, seasonal ingredients into beautiful dishes for my family and friends (sometimes, with a splash of bourbon, too).
The recipes you find here will help you to make gourmet, restaurant-quality meals at home, with a focus on entertaining. I hope that the site will inspire you to explore your local markets and create your new favorite meals!
Hot Post: Split Pea Soup with Ham Bone
Split Pea Soup with Ham is a hearty and comforting soup that’s perfect for making with a leftover ham bone. No leftovers? No worries! Substitute ham hocks instead.
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MAKE IT: Split Pea Soup with Ham