Treetop Vegetable and an Angry Husky

Dawang throwing a fit

In this video Dianxi Xiaoge showed us a unique veggie called Treetop Vegetable, and cooked a few dishes with it. But the real star today is Dawang. Because it was getting pretty hot, Xiaoge didn’t bring Dawang along on her way to the mountains. Oh boy, what a mistake! First, Dawang almost knocked down Xiaoge’s … Read more Treetop Vegetable and an Angry Husky

Goldthread Spent One Week with Dianxi Xiaoge

Dianxi Xiaoge and Goldthread

YouTube Channel Goldthread sent a team to Dianxi Xiaoge’s home recently. They spent a whole week working, chatting and cooking. This is a rare opportunity for us to “experience” Xiaoge’s daily life, as well as meeting her family members. This is a 5-part mini series documenting their journey. Since the videos are already narrated in … Read more Goldthread Spent One Week with Dianxi Xiaoge

Dianxi Xiaoge Cooking Vegetarian Food at Home

Dianxi Xiaoge Vegetarian Dish

During the Chinese New Year, Dianxi Xiaoge and her family have a tradition of visiting local temples. They also have lunch at a sacred place to enjoy some special vegetarian food, called 吃斋 in Chinese. This can be be attributed to Buddhism, but in China, you don’t have to a a Buddhist to do so. … Read more Dianxi Xiaoge Cooking Vegetarian Food at Home

Dianxi Xiaoge: A Dish for VIP Guests from Yi Ethnics Group

Dianxi Xiaoge Family Dinner

China is being overwhelmed by the CoronaVirus Outbreak. It has reached nearly every corner of the country, as well as many parts of the world. Outside China, life is normal. But inside the mainland, literally everything is put on hold, in order to contain the new virus. Schools remain shut, factories cannot open, and many … Read more Dianxi Xiaoge: A Dish for VIP Guests from Yi Ethnics Group

Dianxi Xiaoge New Year Eve Family Dinner – Special 2020 Edition

Dianxi Xiaoge lives in a remote village in Yunnan Province. So even though China is bracing for the deadly outbreak of #CoronaVirus, her mountainous hometown remains a safe haven……for now. I say this because many villagers actually work in the cities, and they all return home for Chinese New Year. There’s no guarantee the 2019-nCoV … Read more Dianxi Xiaoge New Year Eve Family Dinner – Special 2020 Edition

Dianxi Xiaoge: Rice Cakes for Chinese New Year

Dianxi Xiaoge Watermill

Today is Chinese New Year’s Eve. Usually, everyone should be home by now, or at least on the road rushing to get back. Adults will take care of last minute choirs. Kids are getting ready for the biggest celebration of the year. Not this year. With the #CoronaVirus spreading like a wildfire in Wuhan and … Read more Dianxi Xiaoge: Rice Cakes for Chinese New Year

Dianxi Xiaoge Making Sour Pork – Very Unique Yunnan Dish

Dianxi Xiaoge Sour Pork

Sour Pork? Yes, you heard it right. Dianxi Xiaogo posted a video today to show us how she made a unique Yunnan dish called Sour Pork. Apparently it’s rather popular among ethnic minority groups in Yunnan Province, and there are different ways to cook it. First she cut pork into large slices. Then, put them … Read more Dianxi Xiaoge Making Sour Pork – Very Unique Yunnan Dish