Introducing Ra(Mein)

I’ve been busy lately but I know you all want to know what’s going on at Yi Reservation so I am checking in to make a short but reallly exciting announcement. (more…) ...more

Steamed Piggy Buns

Believe or not, these soft and almost too-adorable-to-eat steamed piggy buns are one of the hottest Dim Sum items served up in restaurants here in New York City. On a recent visit to Golden Unicorn, a popular dim sum restaurant here in (more…) ...more

{Recipe} Stir-Fried Snow Pea Tips 炒豆苗

Happy Chinese New Year of the Monkey! I hope all of you got to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2016 in some way and if you got to cook something off the Chinese New Year Cookbook, please share your favorite dishes from the mix. (more…) ...more

Chinese New Year Recipes | Free Cookbook

Chinese New Year, a.k.a. Luna New Year or Spring Festical, will be celebrated on February 8, marking the start of the Year of the Monkey. If you happen to know your Zodiac sign, get a quick read on your fortunate for free here! (more…) ...more

Crispy Pork Belly | Siu Yuk ‎燒肉

If there is one place that gets me excited about going to Chinatown, it would be Chinese BBQ shops. You know, the restaurants with endless amount of roasted pork, chickens, ducks covered in that sweet and savory sauce hanging right by the window. While most people go for the popular (more…) ...more

Chongqing Chicken with Chilies 辣子雞

Hello and Happy New Year! Nothing gets me more excited than kicking off the new year with a pepper head party dish like Chongqing Chicken (yes that’s a dish named after my hometown!). (more…) ...more

Steamed BBQ Pork Bun 叉燒包

Steamed bun or simply Bao in Chinese, has been one of the hottest (pun intended) snack/appetizer I’ve been serving up this holiday season. In celebrating the upcoming holidays and the New Year as well as to fulfill my promise on sharing your favorite dumpling/bao recipe from NYC dumpling festival ’15 (thank you for voting for your favorite dish), I am very excited to share (more…) ...more

Fish in Spicy Chili Oil 水煮魚

Here is an inspiration for your next April Fool’s joke. Go to your favorite local Sichuan restaurant with your...more

{Recipe} Egg Drop Soup 蛋花湯

When the temperature finally drops below 50 F (10 C) here in NYC, I know that 1) winter is probably around the corner 2) it’s about the time to cook some soups. And who doesn’t love a bowl of hot soup when it’s freezing cold outside! I mean nothing warms up my soul better than a hearty soup, unless we are talking about Spicy Hot Pot (more…) ...more

Dumpling Festival NYC 2015

The move is finally D.O.N.E! And Yi Reservation officially has a new home! It was a pretty stressful moving week but at the end there was nothing better than being able to finally sit down (in this case, on a moving box) in my newly painted apartment and type a post on my computer. Wait, scratch that ....more