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  • Szechuan Cuisine
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    Szechuan Cuisine

    The cuisine of the Western region of China is well-known for its spiciness, but many Western palates overlook the complex interplay of savory, sour, hot and sweet flavors that underlie the fiery spice of the Szechuan pepper and other spices that give the Szechuan cuisine its characteristic burn. For decades, most of the world was familiar mainly with Cantonese cuisine, and thought of it as ‘Chinese cuisine’. In reality, though, China is an enormous country that encompasses nearly every kind of climate imaginable. The amazing variety of foods, spices and climates have led to many distinct styles of Chinese cuisine. Szechuan cuisine, originating in a steamy, sub-tropical climate, includes…

  • How to Pep Up Your Dishes with Tofu
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    Fried tofu Fried tofu recipes are perhaps the most popular dishes involving tofu. When fried, tofu packs in a lot of flavor. What could otherwise be a very bland dish is made better by the sauce that the tofu creates for itself when fried. Fried tofu recipes have always been popular in Asian countries, where tofu first originated. Like other fried tofu recipes, this recipe is fairly simple but it features an exotic sauce. For this recipe, you will need: 1 pound tofu, 3 cups olive oil for frying, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 sliced scallion, 2 tablespoons minced cilantro, 1 clove minced garlic, ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, ½ teaspoon vinegar, and ½ teaspoon sugar. First place the tofu on a…

  • A Look at Cantonese Cuisine
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    A Look at Cantonese Cuisine

    Easily the most well-known of the Chinese regional cuisines, Cantonese cuisine comes from the region around Canton in Southern China. Simple spices and a wide variety of foods used in cooking characterize Cantonese cuisine. Of all the Chinese regions, Canton (Guangdong province) has the most available food resources. Its proximity to the sea offers a veritable marine cornucopia to be added to its dishes, making possible such delicate matings as Seven Happiness, a dish that includes shrimp, scallops, fish and lobster along with chicken, beef and pork. The light, delicate sauce, quick cooking and subtle spicing allows the natural flavors to shine through rather than being overwhelmed and…

  • Chinese Recipe: Beef With Broccoli
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    Chinese Recipe: Beef With Broccoli

    Beef With Broccoli is a classic when it comes to chinese cooking. It makes a perfect plate for almost all occasions. Ingredients: Marinade for Beef: 1 egg 1/3 tsp salt 1 Tbsp cooking wine 1 Tbsp cornstarch (corn flour) 2 Tbsp water 3/4 lb lean beef  sliced thinly into bite-sized pieces 1 1/2 Tbsp oil 1 1/2 lb broccoli, flowerets removed, slice on the diagonal into thin slices 1 cup cooking oil 2 1/2 Tbsp oyster sauce 2 Tbsp light soy sauce 3/4 Tbsp dark soy sauce 1 Tbsp sugar a few drops of sesame oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 cup chicken broth 2 Tbsp cornstarch Directions: Slice beef and mix together marinade ingredients. Add marinade to beef and marinate for thirty minutes. Add 1 1/2…

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