Is it common to add salt when cooking plain boiled or steamed rice? Specifically, is this widely done in India, China or Japan?
posted by dontjumplarry
on Feb 4, 2013 -
In Chinese culture 88 is considered to be an auspicious number. Are there any special presents, food, or activities that are considered particularly appropriate for an 88th birthday? [more inside]
posted by Jabberwocky
on Feb 21, 2012 -
What is the most efficient and effective way to wash produce when my tap water is unsafe (microbes/heavy metals)? I live in China, and cook a lot. [more inside]
posted by joshwa
on Jul 9, 2011 -
What are ways I can make sure I don't gain weight while not going to gym over a 2-week period? [more inside]
posted by bearette
on Jan 22, 2011 -
I was in Shanghai in February 2006 and encountered a food stand in some side street off the eastern half of Fuzhou Lu that sold freshly baked crusty things vaguely similar to pizza bread. What was it? [more inside]
posted by themel
on Jan 25, 2010 -
A coworker brought us two boxes of sweet-ish treats from China. She doesn't know what they are either. [more inside]
posted by Jaie
on Oct 1, 2009 -
TravelFilter: I have 36 hours in Beijing. What should I see (serious amateur photog) and where should I eat (dim-sum preferable.) Bonus: Good hotels with Internet access.
Any help or suggestions appreciated!
posted by damiano99
on Jul 4, 2009 -
I'm off to Beijing for the Christmas break and want to take my friends out for a big xmas dinner. It's my first time to the city and I'm struggling to find any good guides to food there. Any recommendations for a good slap-up meal on the 25th? I'll be staying around Chao Yang.
posted by hydrophobic
on Dec 17, 2008 -
My (adult) daughter is about to go on a 3-month theatrical tour of China. Not that I have any control over this, but should I be worried about the food additives scandal? She eats prepared/boxed and restaurant food only on these tours. What can she do to protect herself against the crap they allow into their food supply? [more inside]
posted by nax
on Oct 7, 2008 -