Category Archives: Chinese food

Tasting Singapore’s Sweets — in Oakland too

A recent trip to Singapore opened up a wonderland of sweet treats, including refreshingly cold Ice Kachang and Chendol and warming sweet bean soups and coconut milk with yam and coconut jelly. Several of these special desserts can also be found in Oakland’s Chinatown, if you know where to look. Continue reading

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Hot on the Taro Trail

Taro-obsessed, East Bay writer goes hunting for ethnic restaurants that cook up this tropical plant in various incarnations and details her Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese and Hawaiian discoveries, both savory and sweet. Continue reading

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A Year of Cross-Cultural Culinary Encounters — and a Giveaway!

East Bay Ethnic Eats happily celebrates its first birthday. In the past year, this blog has provided me a ticket to explore my passion: the intersection of food and culture. With this forum to share my discoveries, I let my … Continue reading

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Voyage to 99 Ranch Market-Land

Go on an instant trip to exotic lands by visiting Richmond’s 99 Ranch Market, a shopping emporium of Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, Japanese and Indonesian foodstuffs. More than an ocean of fresh fish and hard to find fruits and vegetables. Snacks in un-dreamed of flavor combinations. Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to be Chinese…to Eat Lucky Food for Lunar New Year

Chinese New Year celebrations include many symbolic foods, whose names are homonyms for luck, wealth and many other terms of good fortune. Continue reading

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Jook – Comfort Food, Chinese Style

Jook, Congee, Rice Porridge = a warm bowl of comfort Sulking at home in today’s pouring rainstorm, I have one craving: a hot bowl of comforting jook. So I bundle up and drive over to the jook capital of Oakland, … Continue reading

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