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Chinese home cooking comes to Redondo

Jiayuan Dumpling House ‘s Linda Shi. Photo by JP Cordero

Over the course of culinary history, there are ideas that are recreated again and again. Every culture has some version of meat roasted over a fire, whether they call it barbecue, kebab, shashlik, yakitori, or something else. Similarly, once people come up with the idea of dough, it’s a natural thing to wrap it around meat or vegetables. Bake it and you have turnovers, steam it for tamales, fry it for samosas or empanadas, boil it and call it a stuffed dumpling.

Chinese dumplings have been trending for the last

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Chino Bandido opens July 8 at its new home in Phoenix

PHOENIX — Chino Bandido, a restaurant known for its combinations of Chinese, Jamaican, and Mexican flavors and that was featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, opens Thursday, July 8, at its new spot in Phoenix.

For 31 years, the hole-in-the-wall joint had been located in a strip mall near 19th Avenue and Greenway Road. It will now be located two miles up the road at Bell Road and Third Avenue, near the WinCo grocery store.

Owner Eve Collins, who opened the restaurant in 1990 with her late husband Frank, told ABC15 in March that the restaurant had

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At Nani’s, home cooking informs restaurant fare

Before most people open a restaurant, ample competitor research is conducted. Visits to restaurants of the same cuisine are usually considered square one in determining what food to offer, how to price it and how to make it different from similar dining spots.

But not for Nafeesa Koslik, who simply computed yields on her home recipe book to turn the family food she had made for decades into restaurant quantities before opening Nani’s Indian Kitchen last fall. The restaurant is located at 256 Milton Ave. in Ballston Spa.

Koslik arrived in the Capital Region from India during the blizzard

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Home away from Home: 9 Dragons reopens doors, welcomes new and old faces | Journal-news

CHARLES TOWN — Tucked inside the Hollywood Casino, 9 Dragons is a home away from home for many, from chef Kin Tsoi to the guests who come to enjoy his authentic dishes.

After a little more than a year with its doors closed, 9 Dragons is officially reopened and welcoming new and old friends with open arms, Tsoi explaining how the customers of 9 Dragons are so much more than that. Laughing about stories of guests waving to him from the casino floor or approaching the hostess stand and already waving to the staff inside, the love for the food,

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