Easy Chinese Recipes: Family Favorites From Dim Sum to Kung Pao

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Cook all your favorite Chinese dishes at home with this easy-to-follow Chinese cookbook.

Growing up in a Chinese household in Malaysia where cuisine and culture were inseparable, Bee Yinn Low developed a deep love and appreciation for food. Her early memories of helping her mother prepare steamy and fragrant Chinese meals solidified into a way of life for Bee as a working woman in Southern California. A love of Chinese food didn't translate ...

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Cook all your favorite Chinese dishes at home with this easy-to-follow Chinese cookbook.

Growing up in a Chinese household in Malaysia where cuisine and culture were inseparable, Bee Yinn Low developed a deep love and appreciation for food. Her early memories of helping her mother prepare steamy and fragrant Chinese meals solidified into a way of life for Bee as a working woman in Southern California. A love of Chinese food didn't translate well to a modern Western lifestyle due to time and ingredient constraints.

Rather than give up her favorite foods, Bee experimented with recreating the unforgettable flavors of her youth with her limited time and using ingredients found in local supermarkets. She managed to develop versions of her favorite Chinese dishes that had all the taste—but were a lot less work!

In Easy Chinese Recipes, Bee shares her passion and expertise in Chinese cooking. It features a collection of Bee's all-time favorite dishes—the foods she loves to cook and eat at home. She includes updated traditional family recipes along with her own versions of the best Chinese restaurant dishes from around Asia.

Favorite Chinese recipes include:

  • Crispy Shrimp Dumplings
  • Kung Pao Chicken
  • Sweet-and-Sour Pork
  • Homestyle Chow Mein Noodles
  • Mongolian Beef
  • And many more...
Building off her passion, expertise and the avid following she has on her website, rasamalaysia.com, the Internet's most popular Asian food and cooking site, Easy Chinese Recipes is sure to become the go-to book for cooks interested in creating Chinese meals at home.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Her recipes are beyond amazing, and her photography is just stunning to say the least. "—Babble.com

"And now Bee's authored the cookbook Easy Chinese Recipes, Family Favorites from Dim Sum to Kung Pao, featuring over 80 Chinese recipes perfect for the novice cook and anyone that doesn't have a Chinese restaurant right next door." —FoodieCrush.com

"Plumb Bee's debut cookbook and you'll find interesting nuggets of information that she's plucked from Asian kitchens. To frame her book "easy" is to downgrade it because "easy" often connotes shortcuts. In reality, the book is dotted with nifty tidbits to help you understand certain aspects of Chinese cooking." —VietWorldKitchen.com

"Demystifying basic Chinese cookery, everything is clear, every recipe easily accessible, every one easy to follow in this volume. If new to Chinese cuisine, read the author's passion and perfection as you make every recipe. [...] This book is at the top of its genre." —Flavor & Fortune

"One of the first things I do with a new cookbook is thumb through the pages to get the feel for the layout. Low's book has great photos of the dishes and photos showing tips/techniques; I wouldn't expect anything less from a world-renowned blogger (http://www.rasamalaysia.com/). A few more likes, especially appreciated in ethnic cookbooks, are the chapters containing cooking tips and techniques; description of equipment and utensils; and, more importantly, a description of ingredients with photo's of the common brands of bottled and jarred sauces/condiments. I may not be able to read Chinese, but I'm pretty good at matching pictures." —TheDaringKitchen.com

"The theme is "easy," but Low offers an intriguing range of Chinese food, not just pared-down, simple dishes for beginners." —LA Weekly

"Keeping matters simple without descending into the simplistic, Low presents a few dozen standard Chinese recipes from both Cantonese and Sichuan traditions." —Booklist

"The book is a labor of love for Low, who in addition to penning the recipes and explanations, also styled and shot the food—in all 80 Chinese dishes harvested from her blog entries. You will find popular Chinese classics like Fried Rice, Tea Leaf Eggs, as well as dim sum items that Low has perfected at home, and American favorites like Mongolian Beef, and Beef with Broccoli. This book is ideal for beginner cooks and those looking for some simple, mid-week meal ideas." — Flavours Magazine

Library Journal
Readers looking to re-create their favorite dim sums and Chinese restaurant dishes will love Low's first cookbook, which includes easy recipes for dumplings, stir-fries, noodles, soups, and other well-known dishes. In introductory guides to equipment, techniques, and ingredients, Low deftly explains how novice cooks can better achieve authentic flavors and textures. For example, she suggests soaking shrimp in an egg-white and starch mixture to create a crisp, "bouncy" mouth feel. Fans of Low's popular blog, Rasa Malaysia (rasamalaysia.com), will appreciate new recipes and recognize Low's voice, photography, and food styling.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804841474
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/10/2011
  • Edition description: Hardcover with Jacket
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 185,937
  • Product dimensions: 10.16 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Born and raised in Malaysia, Bee Yinn Low is a Chinese-Malaysian. She is the publisher behind the hugely successful and popular Asian recipes site at Rasa Malaysia (RasaMalaysia.com,), which is currently the largest independent Asian recipes blog on the web. Previous to her blog, Bee worked as a business executive in a one of the world's largest media companies, specializing in social media, online marketing and international business development in the United States, China and other Asian Countries.

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Table of Contents

Basic Cooking Techniques and Tips
Basic Tools and Utensils
Understanding Chinese Ingredients

The Basics

  • Steamed Rice

  • Chili Oil

  • Sichuan Peppercorn Oil

  • Pickled Green Chilies

  • Cantonese-style Steamed Fish Sauce

  • Chinese Barbeque Sauce

  • Shrimp Mousse

  • Sweet-and-Sour Sauce

  • Cucumber Salad

  • Homemade Chicken Stock

  • Homemade Dumpling Wrapper

Chapter 1 Appetizers

  • Tasty Lettuce Wraps

  • Salt and Pepper Squid

  • Crispy Fried Wontons

  • Sesame Shrimp Toast

  • Stuffed Crab Claws

  • Crunchy Shrimp Balls

  • Tangy BBQ Pork Ribs

  • Fried Chicken Wings

  • Green Onion Pancakes

Chapter 2 Soups

  • West Lake Beef Soup

  • Sweet Corn and Chicken Soup

  • Pork Dumpling Soup

  • Simple Egg Drop Soup

  • Mixed Seafood and Tofu Soup

  • Hot and Sour Soup

  • Shrimp Wonton Soup

Chapter 3 Dim Sum and Dumplings

  • Crispy Shrimp Dumplings

  • Sweet Pork Buns

  • Baked Barbeque Pork Puffs

  • Classic Spring Rolls

  • Delicious Pot Stickers

  • Pork and Chive Dumplings

  • Steamed Chicken and Mushroom Dumplings

  • Shrimp and Yellow Chive Dumplings

  • Dumpling Dipping Sauce

  • Siu Mai

Chapter 4 Beef and Pork

  • Crispy Roast Pork

  • Sichuanese Twice-Cooked Pork

  • Mongolian Beef

  • Black Pepper Beef

  • Sweet-and-Sour Pork

  • Cantonese BBQ Pork

  • Pork Ribs with Black Beans

  • Beef with Broccoli

Chapter 5 Poultry

  • Kung Pao Chicken

  • Chicken with Garlic Sauce

  • Black Bean Sauce with Chicken

  • Sichuan Spicy Chicken

  • Orange Chicken

  • Cashew Chicken

  • Lemon Chicken

  • Roast Duck

Chapter 6 Seafood

  • Shrimp with Snow Peas

  • Sauteed Scallops with Asparagus

  • Black Bean Sauce Clams

  • Honey Walnut Shrimp

  • Succulent Steamed Fish Fillets

  • Clams with Ginger and Green Onions

  • Sweet-and-Sour Fish

  • Oysters Steamed in the Half-Shell

Chapter 7 Vegetables, Tofu and Eggs

  • Sichuan Eggplant

  • Tea Leaf Eggs

  • Scrambled Eggs with Shrimp

  • Mapo Tofu

  • Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce

  • Sichuan String Beans

  • Clay Pot Tofu

Chapter 8 Rice and Noodles

  • Fried Rice Vermicelli with Shrimp

  • Yangzhou Fried Rice

  • Classic Shrimp Fried Rice

  • Seafood Chow Fun Noodles

  • Shanghai Fried Noodles

  • Beef Chow Fun Noodles

  • Homestyle Chow Mein Noodles

  • Crispy Pan-fried Noodles

Chapter 9 Desserts and Drinks

  • Sweet Peanut Nuggets

  • Fresh Mango Pudding

  • Shaved Ice with Fresh Fruits

  • Sweet Boba Milk Tea

  • Flakey Sweet Egg Tarts

  • Red Bean Pancakes

Resource Guide

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  • Posted May 3, 2012

    truly easy and delicious

    I've been following Bee's blog for a long time now and i've made many recipes from her blog. They've always been tasty and so simple to do. I"m not into complicated recipes where the ingredient list is it's own book. :)

    These are tasty! My picky boyfriend is always asking for specific recipes (kung pao chicken, orange chicken). Even he was able to be pleased. I have so many favorites I can't count.

    The book proves to be just as wonderul and delicious. I just got the ebook a few days ago and I haven't made anything just yet. But I read all the recipes and can't wait to dive in. :) The photos are so beautiful and look so good, i want to eat the pages. lol.

    Thank you, Bee ;)

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