Authentic Recipes from China

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780794602086
  • Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.
  • Publication date: 12/15/2003
  • Series: Authentic Recipes Series
  • Edition description: Hardcover with Jacket
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,419,954
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

The recipes in this book were produced by chefs from several hotels in China. The three master chefs featured in this volume are Kenneth Law in Beijing, Lee Cheng Meng in Shanghai and Max Zhang in Xiamen.

Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, an internationally acclaimed photographer, lived and worked in Asia from 1973 until 2013. Among his many books on Asian culture are Tropical Asian Style, Thai Style, and Filipino Style .

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Table of Contents

Food in China 5
All the Tea in China 11
The Emperor's Banquet 12
Cooking and Eating Chinese 15
Authentic Chinese Ingredients 18
Basic Recipes
Hunan Chili Relish 23
Pickled Daikon and Carrot 23
Pickled Green Chili 24
Marinated Broccoli Stems 24
Marinated Cucumber 24
Pickled Garlic 24
Spicy Cabbage Pickles 24
Ginger Garlic Sauce 24
Chili Garlic Sauce 25
Ginger and Soy Dip 25
Ginger Black Vinegar Dip 25
Sesame Sauce 25
Hot Soy Dipping Sauce 25
Homemade Chicken Stock 25
Homemade Vegetable Stock 25
Appetizers
Pork Dumplings in Hot Sauce 27
Steamed Vegetable Dumplings with Black Vinegar Sauce 28
Lettuce Cups with Mushrooms and Tofu 29
Classic Egg Rolls 31
Fresh Spring Rolls 32
Crispy Shrimp Toast 34
Shrimp and Crab Tofu Skin Rolls 36
Yunnan Ham Pastries 36
Barbecued Pork 39
Drunken Chicken 39
Crispy Fried Tofu 39
Soups
Hot and Sour Soup 41
Sweet Corn and Crab Chowder 42
Tofu and Spinach Soup 42
Egg Drop Soup 42
Fragrant Beef Noodle Soup 44
Delicate White Fish Soup 47
Chicken and Ginseng Soup 47
Winter Melon Soup 49
Rice and Noodles
Classic Fried Rice 50
Vegetarian Fried Rice 50
Stir-fried Rice Vermicelli 52
Longevity Noodles 53
Stir-fried Noodles with Shrimp and Pork 55
Chilled Summer Noodles 56
Hot and Spicy Sichuan Noodles 59
Vegetables and Tofu
Fragrant Sichuan Eggplant 60
Stir-fried Vegetables 60
Stir-fried Chinese Broccoli with Beef 62
Hoisin-glazed Green Beans 63
Crunchy and Tangy Fresh Lotus Root Salad 64
Hot and Sour Chinese Cabbage 65
Tofu-stuffed Vegetables 66
Quick Asparagus 66
Ma Po Tofu 69
Poultry
Black Bean Chicken 70
Hunan Chicken Salad 71
Fried Chicken in a Tangy Hot Sauce 72
Braised Chicken Wings in Plum Orange Sauce 73
Kung Bao Chicken with Dried Chilies 75
Sweet and Sour Shandong Chicken 76
Tea-smoked Duck 79
Steamed Buns 79
Beggar's Chicken 81
Meat
Twice-cooked Pork with Peppers 82
Beef with Black Pepper 83
Mongolian Lamb Hotpot 85
Sweet and Sour Pork 86
Beef with Sesame Seeds 89
Seafood
Red-braised Fish 90
Ginger-seasoned Fish with Carrots, Bamboo Shoots and Celery 91
Stir-fried Shrimp or Lobster with Chili Sauce 93
Shrimp with Vegetables and Ham 94
Wok-seared Sesame Scallops 96
Steamed Mussels, Clams or Oysters with Garlic 97
Ginger-poached Trout or Seabass 98
Sweet Black Bean and Sesame Squid 101
Salt and Pepper Squid 101
Desserts
Iced Almond Jelly with Lychees 102
Banana Fritters 103
Candied Apples 104
Mango Pudding 107
Sweet Rice Dumplings 107
Sweet Red Bean Soup with Lotus Seeds 108
Sweet Red Bean Pancakes 108
Measurements and conversions 110
Index of recipes 111
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