Lisa Cheng Smith runs Yun Hai, an online shop that sells Taiwanese pantry goods like fermented black beans and soy paste, sourced directly from Taiwan. She also hosts a Lunar New Year dinner every year—which is why we called upon her to create nine recipes celebrating just that. Contributing writer Priya Krishna talks to Lisa about when the tradition started for her, how to make her astoundingly simple scallion-oil noodles, and the pressure of being an ambassador of Taiwanese food as a Taiwanese-American living in the States. After that, we're going through some of our favorite tofu recipes.
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