Char siew

Char siew Char siew Char siew is deliciously simple to make. It is often eaten as a snack and is available anywhere there is a Chinese culinary influence. It can be eaten on its own or with some crisp lettuce and slices of cucumber. You can even use it as a component of another dish such as a stir-fry or a noodle dish or a soup, all of which are available from stalls in places such as Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam.Ingredients – Serves 4–6.– 3 tbsp Asian fish sauce.– ½…

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Chao wu xiang sen

Chao wu xiang sen Chao wu xiang sen Chinese five-spice powder works very well with soy sauce and cabbage, which might be served with barbecued beef, pork, or duck. The Sichuan pepper it contains has a brilliant tongue-tingling effect. Chinese chives or garlic chives are more strongly flavored than the more common chives found in supermarkets. They are usually cooked to soften the flavors, and are particularly good in stirfries. Chinese chives are available in Chinese and Asian food stores. If you can’t find them, use a combination of scallions…

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New Year’s Noodles

New Year’s Noodles New Year’s Noodles Long noodles, a favorite dish at New Year’s, are also served at birthdays to ensure long life. In China, New Year’s is something like a nationwide birthday party. During this festival, all Chinese people add a year to their age, no matter when they were born.Ingredients – Preparation time: 25 minutes.– Cooking time: 15 minutes.– Serves 4.– 8 oz. dried rice noodles.– 12 dried Chinese or oyster mushrooms.– 1 c. vegetable broth.– 1 tbsp. soy sauce.– 1 tbsp. cornstarch.– 1 tsp. sugar.– 1 tbsp.…

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Marinated Mushrooms with Fresh Tarragon

Marinated Mushrooms with Fresh Tarragon Marinated Mushrooms with Fresh Tarragon These mushrooms may not look like much, especially after they have sat awhile and turned dark, but the darker they are, the better their flavor. For the best flavor, make them the day before serving. Ingredients – 1 pound cultivated mushrooms, preferably cremini. – ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, or more as needed. – ¼ cup sherry vinegar or aged balsamic vinegar, or more to taste. – 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon leaves. – Salt. – Pepper. Instructions Step 1:Cut…

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Chinese Hot-and-Sour Soup

Chinese Hot-and-Sour Soup Chinese Hot-and-Sour Soup When made with the best ingredients, this soup is redolent of mushrooms, the pepper is aromatic but not biting, and the soup has a brothlike consistency, rather than gelatinous from too much cornstarch. Traditionally, this soup is made with pork and pork broth, but any meat and any broth will work. In fact, it is particularly good with duck. For the best results, look for dried shiitake mushrooms with caps that have a network of fissures revealing white flesh. Depending on their size—and size…

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Cabbage and Tomato Tofu Soup

Cabbage and Tomato Tofu Soup Cabbage and Tomato Tofu Soup This is one of my own soup creations, and it’s a delightful soup to both make and taste. It has a light taste, and most of the flavoring comes from the vegetables used in the soup; thus producing a very natural tasting soup. Ingredients – Tofu … 1 piece (350g). – Tomato … 1. – Chinese cabbage … 2 – 3 leafs. – Green onion … 1. – Ginger … 4 – 6 slices. – MSG … 1⁄2 teaspoon (optional).…

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Egg Foo Yong

Egg Foo Yong Egg Foo Yong Egg Foo Yong is a well-known Chinese dish. I guess it’s the Chinese version of the western omelet. Most Egg Foo Yong are cooked in very similar ways using common ingredients such as eggs (of course), bean sprouts, and mushrooms. You can add in anything else you like to make the Egg Foo Yong. The ingredients and seasonings I used for my Egg Foo Yong are what I like. Feel free to experiment with different types of ingredients and seasonings! Of course, when you…

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Ginger Sauce Chicken

Ginger Sauce Chicken Ginger Sauce Chicken Ginger Sauce Chicken iscreated using ginger to accentuate the flavor of the chicken. The ‘chicken’ in this case is created with dried bean curd sticks, which you can easily find in your local grocery stores. This is a popular dish for main courses, and as well, a favorite for many beer drinkers in Szechuan. This dish is quick and easy to prepare, where the only involved processes is the deep-frying. Ingredients – Dried bean curd sticks … 100g. – Ginger … 50-75g (1 full…

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Chillied cheese on toast

A hearty slice of cheese on toast ticks all the boxes when time is short – satisfying, quick tomake and popular with everyone.Ingredients Takes 10 minutes • Serves 4– 4 slices from a ciabatta loaf (cut on an angle to make the slices larger)– 1 bunch of spring onions, finely sliced– 100g/4oz cherry tomatoes, quartered– 100g/4oz Gruyère, grated (or use Cheddar)– 1 tsp dried chilli flakes– a splash of Worcestershire sauce Instructions Step 1:Heat the grill to high, put the bread on to a baking sheet, then grill until just…

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Fortune Cookies

Fortune CookiesA fortune cookie is a crisp and sugary cookie usually made from flour, sugar, vanilla, and sesame seed oil with a piece of paper inside, a “fortune”, on which is an aphorism, or a vague prophecy. Ingredients –        1 c. margarine, softened –        ½ c. sugar –        1 egg –        2½ tsp. vanilla extract –        3¼ c. flour –        ½ tsp. baking powder. Instructions Step 1: Combine margarine, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Add flour and baking powder. Stir everything together to form a ball of dough.…

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