Ingredient: cornstarch

Ma Po Tofu

Ma Po Tofu

A classic favorite — Ma Po Tofu is a fiery Sichuan classic named for the pockmarked (po) wife (ma) who supposedly invented it at her husband’s restaurant. Ma Po Tofu is a justly popular menu item in many Chinese restaurants, especially in Chengdu.

Spicy Crispy Beef with Rice Crusts

Spicy Crispy Beef with Rice Crusts

Print Recipe Spicy Crispy Beef with Rice Crusts Servings Ingredients 10 oz flank steak2 teaspoons soy sauce1/2 teaspoon sugar1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine1 egg white1 teaspoon cornstarch oil for deep-frying 3 1/2 oz dried rice cakes 8 pieces, 2 ½” x 2 ½” each1 cup […]

Water-Cooked Fish

Water-Cooked Fish

Print Recipe Water-Cooked Fish Servings Ingredients 1 lb fish fillet cut into thin slicesteaspoon ½salt1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine1 teaspoon cornstarch1 cup fresh mushrooms sliced1 cup Chinese celery cut into 2” lengths5 tablespoons Vegetable oil separated1 star anise1 1 ” stick cinnamon5 cloves garlic crushed2 […]

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.

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.

Five-Flavor Grilled Chicken

Five-Flavor Grilled Chicken

Five-Flavor Grilled Chicken excerpt