Clarissa Wei

Taiwanese food

A Brief Guide to Fan Tuan, the Delicious Rice Rolls of Taiwan

The best Taiwanese breakfast is oblong, stuffed with any number of tasty things, and wrapped with hot sticky rice.
Clarissa Wei
2.21.18
Chinese cuisine

I Tried to Master the Art of Noodle-Pulling at a Beef Noodle Soup School

The city of Lanzhou in Western China is famous far and wide for its beef noodle soup, so I went to one of the city's noodle schools to learn how to make it like a pro.
Clarissa Wei
12.26.17
Feature

Inside the Lakota Sioux's Fight for Food Sovereignty

“Permaculture is a white people word. We already lived that life; we just have to practice it.“
Clarissa Wei
10.27.17
agriculture

How One Man Is Managing to Grow Tropical Fruit in the Rocky Mountains

In addition to bananas and figs, he also has a one-acre outdoor food forest brimming with berries, olives, stone fruit, and more.
Clarissa Wei
10.10.17
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Meet the Fearless Fishermen of Urban Paris

"This isn't a sewage system, it's a river. Fish are living here and spawning."
Clarissa Wei
7.11.17
scallops

Fracking for Scallops off of Southern California's Oil Rigs

"The conditions aren't always ideal and divers have been swept off to sea at the rigs in the past."
Clarissa Wei
6.16.17
Booze

How to Make Medicinal Honey Wine in the Middle of the Jungle

“I always had equated alcohol with being bad for you, and then I tasted some honey wine and it felt good."
Clarissa Wei
5.3.17
china

The Most Mesmerizing Bazaar in China Is Overflowing with Camel Milk and Sheep Stew

With its abundance of yak yogurts, laghman noodles, and bleating sheep—and a general lack of Han Chinese—Kashgar doesn’t feel like a city in China.
Clarissa Wei
4.30.17
china

The Highs and Lows of China's Fried Rice Capital

Yangzhou fried rice is perhaps the most common form of fried rice there is: a confetti of glistening grains, chunks of egg, ham, peas, and shrimp. Curious about its origins, I took a day trip to Yangzhou to figure it all out.
Clarissa Wei
4.28.17
Chinese food

The Best Chinese Restaurants in LA, According to Chinese People

There are plenty of listicles about Chinese food in Los Angeles, but few have asked actual Chinese expats where they prefer eat around town.
Clarissa Wei
4.28.17
Chinese food

A Guide to 14 of the Most Iconic Foods in Shanghai

Xiaolongbao, shengjianbao, red-braised pork, crayfish, hairy crab—these are just some of the dishes I believe to be the most representative of Shanghai.
Clarissa Wei
4.27.17
china

Inside the Most Duck-Obsessed City in China

If you're looking for duck, the Chinese city of Nanjing has it all: duck gizzard, roasted duck, cured duck, duck blood, and even salted duck.
Clarissa Wei
4.26.17
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