4 Favorite Chinese New Year Foods from My Mother-In-Law's Kitchen | Speaking of China

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  1. Cat (TalkingofChinese)
    Cat (TalkingofChinese) January 18, 2016 at 8:51 pm | | Reply

    Wow home-made tofu! I didn’t truly appreciate tofu until I started dating my Chinese fiance (to my family it was just something you threw in a stir-fry instead of meat sometimes) now I understand it is sooo much more (including a delicious desert!) but home-made tofu would be a whole new level I imagine 🙂

  2. Ruth - China Elevator Stories
    Ruth - China Elevator Stories January 19, 2016 at 9:23 am | | Reply

    Your mother-in-law seems like an amazing cook! I love that your Chinese family still makes so many things from scratch (especially tofu and soy milk), it definitely beats buying at local stores where you never know what else is on the long list of ingredients.

  3. Joelle
    Joelle January 19, 2016 at 12:56 pm | | Reply

    Oh my goodness, that homemade tofu sounds so delicious, I’m jealous! I’ve had tofu all different ways, but being such a thorough city girl, I’ve never actually experienced tofu made from scratch!

  4. Mary
    Mary January 20, 2016 at 3:40 am | | Reply

    Mmmmm I have to say that the Migu looks the tastiest to me (I’m a sucker for dumplings), although that zhou would be super amazing on a cold winter’s morning!!

    And dang, that tofu is the real deal!! Very jealous!

  5. Phil Chung
    Phil Chung January 21, 2016 at 8:50 am | | Reply

    The food looks good. Particularly the homemade tofu. You in-law must be a very good chef. I would never have the skill and time to make it.

    By the way, I had never heard of that laba festival. Is that a northern Chinese thing. No one in I know celebrate it. (Porridge looks yummy)

  6. karen offermann
    karen offermann April 8, 2016 at 10:00 pm | | Reply

    Ive tried the Dongmitang a few times, and must say its not my favorite thing. Maybe its because there is no way of knowing how long these biscuits have been lying around haha i guess the ones ive tried in restaurants have propably been quite old.
    Love your homemade tofy idea though, will look into that. thanks

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