Grandma Ruby Tom and her grandkids Katherine, Marat, and Sean ring in the Chinese New Year together. Ruby prepares jai (here's her recipe), a healthy Buddhist vegetarian stew (and a good luck food!) that contains 16 ingredients. Each ingredient is separately wok-cooked, then added to the pot, making this a Chinese New Year labor of love. (Ruby also gave us her recipe for Chinese New Year cake.) Ruby was introduced to us by Chowhound Melanie Wong. Thanks, Melanie!
You know her by many names: YaYa, Nana, Bubbe, Gangy, Grandma. Chowhound's Cooking with Grandma video series celebrates family traditions, taking a nostalgic trip down memory lane that records a special family recipe.
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