Shanghai’s Best Xibei Restaurants

by Jamie Barys, Chief Eating Officer of UnTour Food Tours     Looking for Shanghai’ Best Xibei (Northwestern) food? The food from China’s northwestern provinces of Xinjiang, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia and Shaanxi is culturally unique in the country. The dishes focus mostly on the halal flavors of Muslim cuisine from China’s 10 ethnic minorities who … Continued

Shanghai’s Best Sichuan Restaurants

  by Jamie Barys, Chief Eating Officer of UnTour Food Tours         Looking for Shanghai’s Best Sichuan food? Chuan cuisine – as Sichuan cuisine is known throughout China – relies heavily on five-alarm chili peppers (la) and mouth-numbing Sichuan peppercorn (ma) to create the mala spicy flavors that have made it world … Continued

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shake Whoopie Pies

by Recipe Nomad     These St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shake Whoopie Pies are the most delicious St. Patrick’s Day dessert you’ll ever make! And the mint cream filling is OMG good! Like a Shamrock Shake only a million times more delicious. Share one with a friend or keep them all for yourself! I’m sharing this … Continued

Baked Brie with Apricot Jam and Pistachios 

by Recipe Nomad Gooey Baked Brie with Apricot Jam and Pistachios is so beautiful and delicious it’s the perfect appetizer to satisfy a hungry crowd!     My sister in law went to a baby shower recently and raved about a Brie in Puff Pastry with Apricot Jam that she claimed was to die for. … Continued

Baklava Snowball Cookies

By Recipe Nomad A perfect, easy to make, winter treat! Have you ever had a Snowball Cookie? They’re small bite-sized cookies are rolled in powdered sugar and melt in your mouth. I’ve seen a variation of them in lots of different cookbooks from around the world. Even in Lebanon, a Snowball Cookie is very similar to flour-based … Continued