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Chinese food recipes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Oopsydaisy, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Oopsydaisy

    Oopsydaisy New Member

    I'm pretty useless at cooking, but have been inspired by the Facebook group BBC Food Porn, where members have posted photos of lots of their own cooking. Their tried-and-tested recipes can be found on this website: http://www.britishbornchinesefood.co.uk/
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  2. Cindy Lau

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  3. Justin Ho

    Justin Ho New Member

    There are good TVB cooking shows, too.

    "Good Cheap Eats" (I've seen 3 seasons of it) and "So Good" (also comes in a few seasons) are a few shows that I've seen.
  4. raichu

    raichu New Member

    Do you have any links to this? What foods do they cook? need to brush up on cooking skills :D
  5. Justin Ho

    Justin Ho New Member

  6. tangzer

    tangzer New Member

    Like most great home cooks, my mother-in-law leaves out about 4 ingredients and 2 steps whenever she tells me a recipe.

    I've had amazing luck with Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo. Almost every recipe from that book has earned me a "Oh, good Chinese flavor" from my Mother-in-law, which I think is pretty high praise for the book. Some of her recipes are really detailed, almost to being excessive for cooking on an average night (her book is sometimes compared to Julia Child's books on French cooking). But, I think it adapts a lot of complicated recipes to the home kitchen really well. Also, I've used it to get in the ballpark for some dishes and even to learn good English translations for ingredients or dishes.

    For technique, I'd also recommend Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees by Kian Lam Kho. I met the author last year and he was a very lovely person. But, beyond that, I've found that his book really illustrated some complicated techniques with good photos and that the recipes were really great too.

    I've also liked the Wei-Chuan book series, though I wish the technique photos were larger and not so small on the crease of the book.

    Here are two links:
  7. George and Nina

    George and Nina New Member

    Xiao Long Bao— Soup Dumplings
    Before kids we would drive everywhere to get good food. For the best soup dumplings in the NJ/New York area we would drive over an hour to Queens when we get the cravings. Since kids, particularly with ones that does not do well in long car rides and too young to eat out with, we stick to home cooking now a days. Recently Nina tried to make soup dumpling with great success. Also made extra to freeze so was able to get quite yummy dumplings when need a quick snack!!

    These are the two web recipes studied and used:


    So yummy!! Definitely worth the effort!!
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  8. raichu

    raichu New Member

  9. NessNZ

    NessNZ New Member

    Great thread! My dad and grandma (from Guangzhou and Hong Kong) were both amazing cooks but unfortunately passed away in my late teens before I learned to cook properly so I'm always on a search for recipes that recreate that home cooked Canto taste!

    tangzer - I have also heard great things about that Eileen Yin-Fei Lo book - I think I'm going to have to buy it now! Have you tried any of the bao recipes, I read online that they are good.

    I've actually found the recipe for Red Cooked Chicken / Soya Sauce Chicken (see yao gai) in Charmaine Solomon's book The Complete Asian Cookbook to be very authentic. And that Christine's Recipes blog is great too!
  10. Pui-Lai

    Pui-Lai New Member

    Thanks guys for sharing links and recipes! Very useful once I get my life back and not busy making baby food and trying to catch up on some sleep! Does anyone have a tried and tested vegetarian steamed bao recipe to share? (trying to get everyone in the house to eat more veggies...husband included!!)

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