Christmas and Chinese takeout: they go together like Bert and Ernie. Like matzah balls and chicken soup. Like your mother and kvetching.
But this year Christmas and Shabbat coincide, which is a great excuse to make some Chinese food at home for a change. (Or not – we’re not judging.)
Here’s a slew of Chinese and Asian-inspired recipes you can make from home, everything from scallion pancake challah to vegetarian kung pao tofu. You can find something for everyone. And if not, get those takeout menus ready.
Pronounced: KHAH-luh, Origin: Hebrew, ceremonial bread eaten on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
Pronounced: shuh-BAHT or shah-BAHT, Origin: Hebrew, the Sabbath, from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.