HELEN CHEN is the founder of Helen's Asian Kitchen (helensasiankitchen.com), a widely distributed Asian cookware line, and the author of Helen Chen's Chinese Home Cooking. Her mother, Joyce Chen, was a pioneering Chinese restaurateur and entrepreneur, and Helen served as the CEO of her mother's company before launching her own business.
Helen's Asian Kitchen: Easy Chinese Stir-Friesby Helen Chen, Chen
"When I was growing up, my mother did all of the cooking at home and the variety was endless. But it was her everyday Chinese home cooking that I remember bestthe often-revisited stir-fry dishes that are simple, easy, delicious, and part of the culinary repertoire of most Chinese families. I hope you will enjoy this collection of some of my favorites. Perhaps
"When I was growing up, my mother did all of the cooking at home and the variety was endless. But it was her everyday Chinese home cooking that I remember bestthe often-revisited stir-fry dishes that are simple, easy, delicious, and part of the culinary repertoire of most Chinese families. I hope you will enjoy this collection of some of my favorites. Perhaps some will become part of your everyday cooking, too. So come with me to my kitchen and let me share with you what the Chinese do in theirs."Helen Chen
Enjoy Easy Chinese Stir-Fries Like These:
- Chicken with Mushrooms and Snow Peas
- Braised Party Wings
- Spicy Chunking Pork
- Sparerib Nuggets in Black Bean Sauce
- Stir-Fried Broccoli Beef in Oyster Sauce
- Spicy Beef Shreds with Carrots and Celery
- Coral and Jade
- Flower Squid with Mixed Vegetables
- Bean Curd with Black Mushrooms and Bamboo Shoots
- Ginger-glazed Carrots and Parsnips
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Love this cookbook, I am just learning to cook, I find the recipes easy enough to follow, so glad I purchased this book.
I bought this book in an effort to get my family to eat more vegetables and I'm so glad I did. The recipes are very simple and easy to follow. The ingredients can be found in any grocery store and I wasn't stuck with the chore of making trips to specialty stores accross town just to complete a dinner recipe. Most importantly, these dishes are tasty and so much healthier than ordering take out!
Helen Chen clearly knows her way around a standard Chinese restaurant kitchen and her introductory chapters are superb. Using her methods, I am now cooking stir-fries at least once a week and my family begs for more. The reason the rating isn't higher is that there are really only four basic recipes in the book; everything else is just a variation on wine-based, black-bean sauced, sweet-and-sour or fried rice/noodles. THey're delicious and I'm glad I bought the book, but now that I've mastered the four techniques, I doubt I'll ever take down this slender volume again.
Simple, minimal ingrediant asian recipes that would be perfect for entertaining and families.
I have cooked several recipes from this book. I was looking for a semi-easy Chinese stir-fry cookbook and I found it!