It's sour, it'll clear out your sinuses, it's Shanxi old vinegar, one of the oldest food products from the region.
Vinegar is one of the staples in the Chinese kitchen, together with oil, rice, salt and soy sauce.
Ingredients (makes 30 to 40 dumplings):
More than 2,000 years ago, Confucius taught his disciples that wine must be treated with respect.
Before I describe one of the best meals I've had recently - the Moravian-style rabbit at the new Czech Pub near Beijing's Ritan Park - I have to 'fess up.
If you take a closer look at the ingredients on Madison's menu, you may just start asking questions.
We hear of food that travels, but here's a beer that's been down under and back, as Mike Peters finds out.
I have never been a big fan of boats and ferries.
International media is fond of compiling endless lists of the best and worst.
Biao Li Ru Yi Chinese restaurant steams most of its dishes, and that was what attracted me to it in the first place.
With its dark red and black stripes, spotted fins and long venomous black spikes, the lionfish seems better suited for horror films than consumption.
El Bulli, which has been the most influential restaurant in the world, served its last dinner on July 30.