Learn how to make chestnut chicken, pork wonton and spinach and tofu salad at one of our initmate cooking lessons.read more
Here is a link to cooking Sheng Jian straight from the freezer. For fresh ones, it’s the same process but you can use less water and shorter cooking time.read more
What are you doing to celebrate? Need a few ideas for London, New York and beyond? Check out the Telegraph’s guide for what’s happening in ten Chinese communities around the world.
If you are in London, also make sure to check out The Magical Lantern Festival, a dazzling extravaganza of lights, music theatre, culture and art that runs to 6 March at Chiswick House in west London. We are going on the 22nd Feb, come join us!read more
It’s the Mid-Autumn festival this coming Sunday, and we have been busy perfecting the recipe for the Suzhou style meat-filled mooncakes that are popular in Shanghai. This seasonal treat has a rock-star status in the Shanghai street food scene; people would queue for up to 12 hours just to get their hands on them and have to fight off scalpers for spaces in the queue.read more
It was a year go this week I was sitting in my kitchen trying to hatch a perfect plan to start a new career doing something I’m passionate about – food! – while still giving me the flexibility to be a full-time mom when the kids get home. A friend said to me:”Just cook something, and invite a few friends around. We will tell you honestly whether there is a market for Shanghai homecooking.” So, I threw away the pen and paper, and picked up my knife and chopping board and started cooking. At the end of that lunch a week later, Shanghai Supper Club was born!! They gave me my first take-out orders based on that menu. So, to celebrate that life-changing lunch and a year of happy cooking, we are bringing you some of the favourites from last year’s take-out menus.read more
This Saturday is the Duan Wu Jie 端午节 or Dragon Boat Festival in China and across many Asian countries. Growing up in Shanghai, I didn’t see any dragon boats being raced down Huangpu River. Instead, it was a day forever etched into my memory with a spacial food: Zong Zi 粽子. Like all Chinese festivals, there is always a story or two to explain the origin of the event.read more
Learn to make dumplings from scratch on 20 May in Marylebone. Small group of 6 for a completely hands-on lesson. Enjoy a lunch and take the leftovers home.read more