December 2, 2011
The "w" in winter generally stands for "whiskey," but what if you're a cold-weather, clear-liquor kind of guy or gal? Try reaching for an ice-cold alcoholic lemonade. Take A Bao — the cleverly named Studio City restaurant specializing in the tasty and eponymous steamed Chinese bun filled with savory ingredients — has just the thing: Basil Lemonade. Made with Stoli Citrus, lemon and orange juices and fresh, hand-torn Thai basil leaves, this concoction will refresh after manic holiday shopping.
July 22, 2009 |
As soon as you place your order at Pita Pockets in Northridge, a cook slaps a soft round of dough onto the wall of a blazing tandoor-like oven. After a few moments, a bubbly disk of laffa, catacombed with air pockets and rich with yeasty char, is ready to be filled. Next a counterman slathers the chewy flatbread with lemony hummus, then loads it with grilled vegetables or juicy marinated kebabs.
April 20, 1986 |
Most people, on being told that valuable treasure has been recovered from a European ship that was wrecked in the South China Sea about 1750, might assume that the cargo was precious metals and gems. To an extent, they would be right. Part of the salvaged cargo, which Christie's is offering for sale in Amsterdam (April 28 through May 2), is a gleaming pile of gold bullion. The gold bars are Chinese. Some are "Nanking shoes," modeled on sycees , the slippers worn by women in ancient China.
October 7, 2009
Total time: About 1 hour, plus rising time Servings: 16 medium buns Note: With the dough and filling prepared, here's how to bring them together for steamed filled buns. This recipe requires 16 (3-inch) squares of parchment, cut from a larger sheet. Asian-style wooden dowels for rolling are generally available at Asian markets. To reheat leftover buns, steam them for 5 to 8 minutes. Leftover buns can be refrigerated up to a week or frozen up to a month.
December 2, 2013 |
Bao Bao is the name that's been chosen for the female giant panda cub at Washington's National Zoo, following a tally of 123,039 votes. In case you missed it, the name was announced Sunday, giving us all another opportunity to look at pictures of panda cubs. Do it. You'll feel as warm and fuzzy as Bao Bao. The other choices for names? Ling Hua, Long Yun, Mulan and Zhen Bao. The cub, whose name is pronounced "bough bough," now weighs about 11 1/2 pounds and is roly-poly. But she didn't start out so cute.
March 27, 2000 |
Listening to Chinese music is experiencing living history. On Saturday at the Zipper Concert Hall, a Pro Musicis program of ancient and contemporary Chinese music showcased the quanzi, an instrument that traces back 2,000 years to the Western Han Dynasty. The small, double reed pipe, related to the shawm and the oboe in Western music, the shenai in Indian music and the duduk in the Middle East, was played with extraordinary virtuosity by Bao Jian, a pioneer in the quanzi's contemporary use.