Zoe Yang

Zoe Yang is a Brooklyn-based writer who specializes in Trojan-horsing spicy takes into otherwise innocent food content. She trained in traditional Chinese cooking in her hometown of Nanjing, China, but these days she loves to play on the classics using foraged local ingredients. She once made luosifen from scratch and will never do it again. Her kitchen experiments can be found on IG @jingtastic, and published essays at www.zoeyijingyang.com
These Dan Dan Noodles Are Totally Irresistible
Dan dan noodles are one of the great classics of Sichuanese cooking, and to understand what makes them so simple yet irresistible, we have to understand their origins. “Dan dan” comes from the vaguely onomatopoeic reference to a traditional street peddler’s shoulder pole (dan): a basket hanging from one end of the pole fills his pots, pans and bowls, while another basket hanging from the other end contains his noodles and garnishes, swaying and bouncing as he walks.
Feb 5, 2024
Honey Walnut Shrimp
A Chinese-American classic that's unabashedly retro.
Feb 22, 2022
Homemade Chili Crisp
"Tinker it until you have something you like, then keep tinkering — I never make the same chili crisp twice!"
Feb 2, 2022
Crispy Airy Youtiao
"To become the youtiao man, one must commit to waking early."
Jan 30, 2022
Sesame Balls
They're crunchy, chewy, and sweet.
Jan 6, 2022
Egg Foo Young
"Feel free to substitute whatever is in your fridge — I’m sure it’s already been found in an egg foo young sometime, somewhere."
Dec 17, 2021