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Chinese Recipes


Chinese meals are generally based around two main elements: firstly, a starchy "main food" (Mandarin Chinese: Zhushi) dish such as noodles, rice or steamed buns ("mantou"), and secondly, accompanying meat, seafood or vegetables (Mandarin Chinese: Ci).

Chinese meals

It would wrong however to think of China as simply being home to a single cuisine. Each region of the country has developed its uniquely culinary style, and additionally overseas Chinese communities around the world have both adapted traditional Chinese dishes, and developed entirely new dishes.

Some popular Chinese dishes include:
  • Baozi (xiaolongbao) - Steamed buns usually containing meat soup (sometimes seafood or vegetables may be used instead). The buns are initially prepared using a meat gelatin filling, but when the bun is steamed, this melts and becomes soup.

  • Congee - A porridge, usually made from rice, although sometimes barley, cornmeal, millet or sorghum may be used instead.

    Baozi

  • Guotie - Fried dumplings containing ground (minced) meat and/or vegetables.

  • Jiaozi - Steamed dumplings containing ground (minced) meat and/or vegetables.

  • Shuijiao - Boiled dumplings containing ground (minced) meat and/or vegetables.

  • General Tso's chicken - Deep-fried chicken in a sweet-spicy sauce. This dish is very popular in Canada and the US, but is virtually unknown in China.

  • Kung Po chicken - Chicken cooked with Sichuan peppercorns, Shaoxing wine, and nuts (peanuts or cashew nuts). In Western countries, the dish has been adapted to local tastes and ingredients (for example, by using bell peppers), and additionally other meats, or seafood, may be used instead of chicken.

    Kung Po chicken (Westernized version)

  • Mantou - A steamed bun. One of the staple dishes of North China.

  • Peking duck - Originally from Beijing (which used to be known as "Peking"), Peking duck is one of the most famous Chinese dishes. A duck is glazed with a syrup and roasted, it is then carved in front of diners, and eaten by wrapping the duck meat, with scallions or cucumber, and plum sauce, into small steamed pancakes (Mandarin Chinese: pinyin). In the UK, the duck is generally prepared using more spices, fried instead of roasted, and known as "cripsy aromatic duck".

  • Soy egg - A hard-boiled egg in soy sauce, sugar and water, flavored with herbs and spices.

  • Tea egg - A hard-boiled egg, soaked or stewed in tea.

  • Zhajiang mian - Thick wehat noodles with ground pork, stired-fried with fermented soybean paste.


  • Zongzi - Bamboo leaves filled with glutinous rice and other fillings. Zongzi are boiled or steam before eating.
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Cooking Authentic Chinese: A Cookbook for Chinese Food Lovers

By Anthony Boundy

Released: 2017-10-14
Kindle Edition (134 pages)

Cooking Authentic Chinese: A Cookbook for Chinese Food Lovers
 
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When we think of Chinese cooking, we usually think of exotic dishes that we enjoy in restaurants or as take out. This Chinese Cookbook will show you how to prepare your favorite Chinese dishes at home easily and quickly.

Genuine Chinese cooking is very healthy, consisting of healthy oils such as sesame seed and peanut oil. Spices such as garlic and ginger have tremendous health benefits. People in China are known for their longevity for a reason.

Most recipes consist of fresh vegetables with a small amount of meat cooked in a delectable sauce. It doesn’t get any better or healthier. The recipes are very easy to prepare and simply delicious for the entire family.

Enjoy the authentic regional recipes in this Chinese Cookbook. From spicy to mild, this cookbook has recipes for everyone. Once you start preparing your own favorite Chinese dishes, you’ll never settle for a restaurant meal or take-out again.

The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook: Fresh Recipes to Sizzle, Steam, and Stir-Fry Restaurant Favorites at Home

By Charmaine Ferrara

Rockridge Press
Released: 2017-05-23
Paperback (192 pages)

The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook: Fresh Recipes to Sizzle, Steam, and Stir-Fry Restaurant Favorites at Home
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Enjoy Simple, Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Chinese Dishes with The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook

Chinese food is a favorite among many American families. But its harmonious fusion of sweet spice and tangy heat doesn’t have to go hand-in-hand with overly sugary sauces, extra salt, greasy meats, or undesired MSG.

When Charmaine Ferrara moved from Malaysia to America more than 15 years ago, she was struck by the difference between the American adaptation of Chinese food and the traditional Chinese fare she’d grown up on. Charmaine began experimenting with her wok, recalling how her mother and grandmother made dishes, to recreate the meals she was missing. Since then, she’s devoted herself to showing others how simple it is to create delicious Chinese recipes the way they were intended―fresh, flavorful, and light―and in her first Chinese cookbook, Charmaine does exactly that.

In The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook Charmaine has combined the flavors of her heritage with her passion and know-how. The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook makes it easy to enjoy healthy takes on classic Chinese food at home. From steaming to stir-fry, this Chinese cookbook will help you harness the simple power of your versatile wok to make more than 85 healthy, tasty dishes.

With The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook you will:

  • Quickly learn to make meals that swap out heavily battered ingredients and saturated fats for flavorful meats, fresh vegetables, and heart healthy oils
  • Enjoy the easy organization of chapters that follow the structure of a Chinese restaurant menu
  • Discover tips for buying and maintaining your wok so you can use it for years to come
  • Master a variety of techniques for cooking and stir-frying your favorite dishes

If you’re looking for a Chinese cookbook that offers healthy recipes with restaurant-quality taste, look no further than The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook.

The Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home

By Diana Kuan

Ballantine Books
Released: 2012-12-11
Hardcover (208 pages)

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America’s love affair with Chinese food dates back more than a century. Today, such dishes as General Tso’s Chicken, Sweet and Sour Pork, and Egg Rolls are as common as hamburgers and spaghetti. Probably at this moment, a drawer in your kitchen is stuffed with Chinese takeout menus, soy sauce packets, and wooden chopsticks, right?
 
But what if you didn’t have to eat your favorites out of a container? 
 
In The Chinese Takeout Cookbook, Chinese food blogger and cooking instructor Diana Kuan brings Chinatown to your home with this amazing collection of more than eighty popular Chinese takeout recipes—appetizers, main courses, noodle and rice dishes, and desserts—all easy-to-prepare and MSG-free. Plus you’ll discover how to
 
• stock your pantry with ingredients you can find at your local supermarket
• season and master a wok for all your Chinese cooking needs
• prepare the flavor trifecta of Chinese cuisine—ginger, garlic, and scallions
• wrap egg rolls, dumplings, and wontons like a pro
• steam fish to perfection every time
• create vegetarian variations that will please everyone’s palate
• whip up delectable sweet treats in time for the Chinese New Year
 
The Chinese Takeout Cookbook also features mouthwatering color photos throughout as well as sidebars that highlight helpful notes, including how to freeze and recook dumplings; cooking tidbits, such as how to kick up your dish with a bit of heat; and the history behind some of your favorite comfort foods, including the curious New York invention of the pastrami egg roll and the influence of Tiki culture on Chinese cuisine. So, put down that takeout menu, grab the wok, and let’s get cooking!

Here for the first time—in one fun, easy, and tasty collection—are more than 80 favorite Chinese restaurant dishes to make right in your own kitchen:
 
• Cold Sesame Noodles
• Kung Pao Chicken
• Classic Barbecue Spareribs
• Beef Chow Fun
• Homemade Chili Oil
• Hot and Sour Soup
• Chinatown Roast Duck
• Moo Shu Pork
• Dry-Fried String Beans
• Black Sesame Ice Cream
• And of course, perfectly fried Pork and Shrimp Egg Rolls!

“Diana Kuan chronicles America’s love affair with Chinese food. The Chinese Takeout Cookbook is the perfect reason to throw out those menus cluttering your kitchen drawers!”—Patricia Tanumihardja, author of The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook

Chinese Street Food: Small Bites, Classic Recipes, and Harrowing Tales Across the Middle Kingdom

By Howie Southworth

Skyhorse Publishing
Released: 2018-08-07
Hardcover (328 pages)

Chinese Street Food: Small Bites, Classic Recipes, and Harrowing Tales Across the Middle Kingdom
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"Chinese Street Food is brimming with history, food lore, and recipes that take you on a culinary journey outside of the restaurant and into the streets of regional China. Authentic flavors and techniques explode onto the page in a way that first make you salivate, then motivate to roll up your sleeves and get cooking." ―Chef Lee Anne Wong

One element of Chinese cookery that remains rare throughout the Western world is the most popular style of cuisine across China: street food! Every day, nearly one-fifth of humanity sustains itself on conveniently placed bites and cheap alfresco meals. In China, one’s home is often small, kitchens are cramped, and time is short. So, a walkable nosh on the way to the office, a quick, cheap lunch, or an evening spent hopping from snack stand to snack stand with friends is an everyday occurrence.

Howie Southworth and Greg Matza, best friends and bestselling food authors, have been eating their way through China for over two decades. Soon after their yearly culinary journeys began, they were struck with a delicious addiction: street food! Within this entertainingly narrated cookbook, our dynamic eating duo not only fondly recalls highlights of their fascination with China’s incredible food culture, but they artfully weave in folklore, origin stories, and witty chats with the cooks, vendors, and fellow gastronomes they’ve met along the way.

Photographed entirely in China, this book beautifully presents small plates from the balmy rice paddies of Yunnan and spicy streets of Sichuan to the frozen tundra of Harbin and the imperial majesty of Beijing. This tale of two foodies is destined to change the way readers view going out for Chinese.

Chinese Food At Home: Simple and Authentic Chinese Recipes from My Sichuan Family Cookbook (Home Cooking Series, Real Sichuan Chinese Cookbook, Chinese Cooking, Szechuan Cuisine)

By Jenny Jade

Released: 2018-05-30
Kindle Edition (98 pages)

Chinese Food At Home: Simple and Authentic Chinese Recipes from My Sichuan Family Cookbook (Home Cooking Series, Real Sichuan Chinese Cookbook, Chinese Cooking, Szechuan Cuisine)
 
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Prepare authentic and easy Chinese Food recipes at home!


Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device.

What's your favorite Chinese food?If you're like most Americans, you enjoy the bold flavors of Chinese Cuisine and the exotic feeling of using chopsticks. If you can't get enough Chinese food and love showing off your chopstick skills, get ready to enjoy Asian food at an even deeper level! Jenny Jade grew up in Sichuan (Szechuan), China and learned to love food and cooking from her mother. After developing her cooking skills over many years, cooking for roommates and later her hungry husband and American friends, she decided to put together the best Sichuan food recipes in this book. In Chinese Food at Home, you will learn how to make real Chinese food that is eaten every day in the Sichuan (Szechuan), China area. You'll find no American Chinese takeout in this book, this is the real deal. If you love or want to try real Chinese food, you need this book!

Here Some of Our Favorite Dishes...


  • Kung Pao Chicken (宫保鸡丁)
  • Mapo Tofu (麻婆豆腐)
  • Chinese Dumplings (饺子)
  • Sichuan Hot Pot (火锅)
  • Sichuan “Dan Dan” Noodles (担担面)
  • BONUS: A history of American Chinese food and where to find authentic ingredients
  • And much, much more!

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Essential Chinese Cooking: Authentic Chinese Recipes, Broken Down into Easy Techniques

By Jeremy Pang

Quadrille Publishing
Released: 2016-09-06
Hardcover (160 pages)

Essential Chinese Cooking: Authentic Chinese Recipes, Broken Down into Easy Techniques
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In Essential Chinese Cooking, acclaimed teacher and School of Wok founder, Jeremy Pang brings the authentic flavors of traditional Chinese cooking into your own kitchen. Throughout the six chapters Jeremy outlines the fundamental techniques of Chinese cooking, focusing on a range of delicious, simple-to cook, yet authentic Chinese recipes. It includes simplified techniques such as the Wok Clock, which is a revolutionary way of organizing your ingredients before you start to cook, that will help you turn out exceptional Chinese food in your own home—day in, day out.

Essential Wok Cookbook: A Simple Chinese Cookbook for Stir-Fry, Dim Sum, and Other Restaurant Favorites

By Naomi Imatome-Yun

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Essential Wok Cookbook: A Simple Chinese Cookbook for Stir-Fry, Dim Sum, and Other Restaurant Favorites
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All the Recipes You Need to Enjoy Comforting Chinese Food at Home

Ordering Chinese takeout is easy--but it's definitely not the healthiest or most affordable way to enjoy Chinese comfort food at home. With this simple cookbook in your kitchen and a mighty wok in your hand, Chinese favorites are now quicker, healthier, and cheaper than delivery.

The Essential Wok Cookbook is your guide to mastering the wok, the versatile pan that makes possible all of the Chinese restaurant dishes you love--no extra salt, oil, or MSG required. Beyond tips for selecting, seasoning, and caring for your wok, this cookbook also provides:
  • Step-by-step illustrations for how to fold a dumpling, egg roll, and wonton 
  • Fun features on the origin stories and American reinventions of foods such as egg drop soup and fortune cookies 
  • Recipe labels to help you decide what to make when you're short on time (30 minutes or less) and tight on cash (under $10) 
  • Recipe tips to swap ingredients, save time, make a dish more healthy, or kick up the heat 
If a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, start cooking today with your wok and see just how far The Essential Wok Cookbook will take you.

Fire up the wok with recipes like Perfect Pork Pot Stickers, Easy Vegetable Stir-Fry, Lighter Egg Foo Young, Sweet Chili Shrimp, General Tso's Chicken, Better Beef with Broccoli, and many more!

Chinese Cooking: Favorite Chinese Takeout Recipes

By Sarah Spencer

The Cookbook Publisher
Released: 2017-03-22
Kindle Edition (223 pages)

Chinese Cooking: Favorite Chinese Takeout Recipes
 
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It is not a secret that Americans love Chinese food. There’s just something special about those fried chicken bits coated in a delicious sweet and sour sauce that keeps us coming back for more. Not to mention, the incredibly delicious fried rice. Aside from these, there are the tasty and perfectly cooked meats wrapped in a soft, or crunchy, thin dough—the egg rolls, wontons, pot stickers, and, of course, the crab rangoon.

All this talk about Chinese food might be making you want to place an order at your favorite Chinese restaurant; but how about making them at home instead? This cookbook offers over 80 different Chinese take-out-inspired dishes that’s sure to satisfy your Chinese food cravings. They are easy to prepare and take almost no time at all. With ingredients, you can easily find in your pantry or at your local grocery store, cook yourself a meal that tastes just like—or even better—than your favorite Chinese take-outs. Yum!

Inside, you’ll find:
• A brief history of Chinese cuisine in America
• Commonly used ingredients for Chinese takeout recipes
• Common preparations and cooking tools
• Delightful appetizer recipes like the Roasted Chinese Pork Barbecue, Crab Rangoon, Pork Egg Rolls, and the Chinese Pancakes with Scallions
• Traditional soup recipes like the Wonton Soup and the Hot and Sour Soup
• Wholesome chicken and duck recipes such as the Classic Orange Chicken, General Tso's Chicken, Kung Pao Chicken, and the Peking Duck
• Bountiful pork recipes like the Chop Suey with Pork, Moo Shu Pork, and the Cantonese Sweet and Sour Pork
• Satisfying beef recipes like the Beef in Black Bean Sauce, Beef and Broccoli, and the Chinese Pepper Steak
• Luscious fish and seafood recipes like the Szechuan Shrimp, Cantonese-style Lobster, and the Salt and Pepper Shrimp
• Easy-to-prepare rice and noodles recipes such as the Yangzhou Fried Rice, Pan-fried Noodle Seafood Delight, and the Chicken Lo Mein
• Delightful vegetarian recipes such as the Eggplant in Garlic Sauce, Vegetarian Egg Foo Young, and the Tofu Kung Pao
• Favorite dessert recipes like the Chinese Mango Pudding, DIY Fortune Cookies, and the Chinese Egg Tarts

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35 Chinese Food Recipes For Dinner – Delicious and Easy Chinese Recipes (The Amazing Chinese Food and Chinese Recipes Collection Book 1)

By Pamela Kazmierczak

Released: 2013-01-16
Kindle Edition (78 pages)

35 Chinese Food Recipes For Dinner – Delicious and Easy Chinese Recipes (The Amazing Chinese Food and Chinese Recipes Collection Book 1)
 
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Sweet and Spicy Stir Fried Chicken

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Sweet And Sour Chicken

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