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Warm Beef Salad

Warm Beef Salad

Warm, aromatic beef added to a healthy mix of salad greens. A delightful meal for all ages.

揚州炒飯 Yang Chow Fried Rice

揚州炒飯 Yang Chow Fried Rice

Yang Chow Fried Rice or 揚州炒飯 (Yeung Chow fried rice) is a popular Chinese-style wok fried rice dish in many Chinese restaurants throughout the world.

豆沙鍋餅 Sweet Red Bean Pancakes

豆沙鍋餅 Sweet Red Bean Pancakes

Sweet Red Bean Pancakes or どら焼き is a classic Japanese confection and is made of honey pancake sandwich with sweet red bean filling. It’s wildly popular amongst the children and adult in Japan.

Chinese Paella

Chinese Paella

Paella, Spain’s most famous dish is undoubtedly one of the world’s great rice dishes. The first time I saw a traditional paella pan, I thought it was a particularly shallow flat-bottomed wok. That got me thinking about how a Chinese cook would prepare the same dish. The result is this East-West hybrid that works especially well in an electric wok.

芋頭糕 Taro Cake

芋頭糕 Taro Cake

Taro cake (simplified Chinese: 芋头糕; traditional Chinese: 芋頭糕; pinyin: yùtóu gāo; Cantonese Yale: wuhtáu gōu) is a Chinese dish made from the vegetable taro. While it is denser in texture than radish cakes, both these savory cakes made in a similar ways, with rice flour as the main ingredient. When served in dim sum cuisine, it is cut into square-shaped slices and pan-fried before serving. It is found in Hong Kong, China, and overseas Chinatowns restaurants. Other ingredients often include pork and Chinese black mushroom, or even Chinese sausages. It is commonly topped with chopped scallions.

Sizzling Rice Soup

Sizzling Rice Soup

Here’s a soup that sings for its supper. It’s always a treat to watch the “oohs” and “aahs” when this soup is brought to the table in a Chinese restaurant. Now you can put on your own show at home.

Corn Stir Fry

Corn Stir Fry

No doubt about it, we are definitely getting cornier. Pressed tofu is made by pressing tofu in a dark, savory marinade, and it can be found in most Asian and health-food markets. Originally a Western import, corn has found a place at the Chinese dining table, like other New World veggies, such as tomatoes and eggplants. These days, corn is cultivated and consumed regularly in many parts of China and complements pressed tofu.

Grilled Skewered Prawns

Grilled Skewered Prawns

Print Recipe Grilled Skewered Prawns Servings skewers Ingredients Marinade 1/4 cup hoisin sauce1 tablespoons soy sauce2 tablespoons Vegetable oil1 tablespoon sesame oilblack pepper pinch Main Ingredients 32 medium-size raw shrimp about 1 pound, peeled and deveined16 bamboo skewers1 can (8 oz) pineapple chunks drained1 red […]

蝦餃 Har Gau Prawn Dumplings

蝦餃 Har Gau Prawn Dumplings

The dumpling is sometimes called a shrimp bonnet for its pleated shape. This dish is often served together with siumaai; when served in such a manner the two items are collectively referred to as hagaau-siumaai (Chinese: 蝦餃燒賣; Cantonese Yale: hāgáau sīumáai; pinyin: xiājiǎo shāomài).

Calamari with Chinese Vinaigrette

Calamari with Chinese Vinaigrette

Print Recipe Calamari with Chinese Vinaigrette Servings Ingredients Dressing 1 teaspoon garlic minced 2 tablespoons rice vinegar2 tablespoons sesame oil1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice1 teaspoon soy sauce1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce1 tablespoon sugar1/2 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon white pepper1/8 teaspoon red pepper crushed Main Ingredients 1 […]


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Warm Beef Salad

Warm Beef Salad

Warm, aromatic beef added to a healthy mix of salad greens. A delightful meal for all ages.

揚州炒飯 Yang Chow Fried Rice

揚州炒飯 Yang Chow Fried Rice

Yang Chow Fried Rice or 揚州炒飯 (Yeung Chow fried rice) is a popular Chinese-style wok fried rice dish in many Chinese restaurants throughout the world.

蝦餃 Har Gau Prawn Dumplings

蝦餃 Har Gau Prawn Dumplings

The dumpling is sometimes called a shrimp bonnet for its pleated shape. This dish is often served together with siumaai; when served in such a manner the two items are collectively referred to as hagaau-siumaai (Chinese: 蝦餃燒賣; Cantonese Yale: hāgáau sīumáai; pinyin: xiājiǎo shāomài).

鍋貼 Potstickers

鍋貼 Potstickers

鍋貼 Potstickers typically consist of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together. Finished 鍋貼 Potstickers can be boiled (shuǐ jiǎo), steamed (zhēng jiǎo) or pan-fried (jiān jiǎo). This recipe highlights a fan-favorite — the pan-fried variety.

咕老肉 Sweet Sour Pork

咕老肉 Sweet Sour Pork

A classic dish that consists of large thinly sliced pieces of pork in potato starch batter, deep-fried twice until crispy. They are then lightly coated in a variation of a sweet and sour sauce, made from freshly prepared syrup and rice vinegar, flavored with ginger and garlic.