Authentic Recipes from China (Authentic Recipes Series)

Authentic Recipes from China (Authentic Recipes Series)

Lee Cheng Meng, Max Zhang

Language: English

Pages: 112

ISBN: 0794602088

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The cuisine of China is widely regarded as one of the finest and most popular in the world. Authentic Recipes from China is a collection of 80 recipes gathered from the top kitchens across this vast country and presents an exciting range of regional dishes. Included are spicy Sichuan favorites, refined dishes fit for an emperor's table, robust Mongolian fare, and creative Cantonese cuisine. An extensive array of popular foods including appetizers, dips, soups, noodles, and rice dishes will let you participate in China's fascinating history and fast-paced modern era through the delicious vehicle of its food.

Recipes include:

  • Lettuce Cups with Mushrooms and Tofu
  • Yunnan Ham Pastries
  • Hot and Sour Soup
  • Winter Melon Soup
  • Stir-fried Rice Vermicelli
  • Longevity Noodles
  • Crunchy and Tangy Fresh Lotus Root Salad
  • Braised Chicken Wings in Plum Orange Sauce
  • Steamed Buns
  • Mongolian Lamb Hotpot
  • Wok-seared Sesame Scallops
  • Salt and Pepper Squid
  • Banana Fritters
  • Sweet Rice Dumplings

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2 asparagus or green peas or sliced cabbage 1/ teaspoon salt 4 1 Break up the rice grains with a fork, or with your hands. and set as1de. 2 Heat 1 teaspoon of oil 1n a wok. Pour in the beaten eggs and cook until set. Break the omelet into small pieces with a spatula, then remove from the wok and set aside. 3 Heat the remaining oil over high heat 1n the wok and stir-fry the remaining ingredients, except for the rice and salt. for 2 minutes. Add the rice and salt and stir-fry for another 4 to 5

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conander, fned starch sausage w1th garlic, sour bean soup, and bo1led pork and leek dumplings (jiaoz1) Shanghai 1s known for its steamed baozi dumplings and sweet glutinous rice w1th eight sweetmeats (babaotan) Sichuan IS noted for spicy dan dan noodles, dumplings 1n hot sauce and tofu Jelly (dou hua), while Cantonese dim sum 1s a cuis1ne unto 1tself The average urban family eats 1ts ma1n meal of the day 1n the even1ng. Th1s meal usually consists of a staple such as nee or noodles. one or two

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