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.
Ingredient: Vegetable oil
Print Recipe Hot Pot Broth Servings Ingredients 3 tablespoons Vegetable oil1 tablespoon dried red chili pieces2 tablespoons DouBanJang spicy bean paste1 teaspoon fermented black beans, rinsed and drained2 slices fresh ginger1 stalk green onion2 pieces bay leaves1 tablespoon fennel seeds5 round cardamom fruit Fructus Amomi […]
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 […]
Print Recipe Li Bai Chicken Servings Ingredients 12 oz skinless boneless chicken diced into bite-sized pieces3 tablespoons Vegetable oilcup ½ whole dried red chilies1/3 cup diced pickled chilies1 whole star anise3 slices ginger about 2” rounds2 green onion cut into 2” lengthscup ¾ chicken broth1 […]
The use of wine in this dish pays homage to Yang Guifei, the legendary imperial consort in the Tang Dyanasty. Her intoxicating beauty inspired numerous works of art, including poems and operas. Print Recipe Guai-Fei Chicken Wings Servings Ingredients 12 chicken wings mid-section3 tablespoons Vegetable […]
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.
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 […]
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.