Grew up in a small town Southeast of China, I usually describe to my friends as "Montgomery, AL, China version". Due to limited dining options, excellent home cooking was essential. Lucky for me, my family is full of foodies and outstanding cooks. They opened a noodle house in the same old neighborhood and still run it today. . .
After living in Shanghai (the 2nd largest city in the workd, 10 times more intense than Manhattan) for more than 8 years (college and work) then in Atlanta for 5 years, I've been experiencing big city eats, I can’t help but crave home-style dishes the most. Have you been suffering not getting what you want? Thus I started learning and experimenting with different recipes, friends here just love what I have created, now I think it's time for me to share the food joy with you.
Joy Luck Club
Let's have something special
A selection of my favorite dishes from my childhood hometown and big city Shanghai
Steamed Mushroom/Veggie Bowl
Mama Hu's Toufu - spicy stir fried toufu
Wake up your taste buds
Xiao Long Bao - steamed soup douplings
dumplings filled with surprising soup steamed in bamboo baskets
Honey Chasiu - BBQ Pork Belly
Organic pork grilled with local honey
Garlic Spicy Shrimp
miced garlic and hot pepper shrimp & thin rice noodle
Overnight marinated organic chicken wings, air fried