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Chinese Food Recipes

Chinese cuisine represents one of the most widely diverse cuisines of the world. It is so popular that everyone seems to have invented their own version of Chinese food, and its just taken the western world by storm. Contrary to popular belief, Chinese food is rather simple to cook and can easily be prepared at home. So why order take-away every other week when you can make the scrumptious easy and authentic Chinese food recipes in your own kitchen. Take a look at these traditional Chinese food recipes.
Hot And Sour Soup

Traditionally Chinese meals must always be started off with a soup. Chinese people are dissuaded from having cold water or drinks during their meals as it interferes with their digestion. They are permitted to have hot soup or tea. Hot and sour soup is the most popular Chinese soup in the western world. Here’s how you can recreate it in your own kitchen. Serves 6.

  • 3 carrots and 1 onion, very finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil.
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic with 2 cloves
  • 1tbsp minced ginger
  • 4 cups chicken broth and 1 cup water (1 cup=8 fluid ounce fl.oz)
  • 6 oz. Shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • ½ lb. Sliced snow peas
  • ¼ rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil and a dash of chili oil.

  • Heat 2 tbsp vegetable oil in a pot over medium heat
  • Add the onions and the carrots and stir continuously for 3 minutes.
  • Add garlic and ginger and stir for 1 minute
  • Add chicken broth, water and soy sauce and let it boil. Once it starts boiling, cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms and water chestnuts and boil for 1 minute.
  • Turn off heat, add peas and sprouts and let it remain like that for 2 minutes.
  • Add rice vinegar, sesame oil and chili oil and stir. Heat thoroughly for 1 minute and serve immediately.

Chinese Chicken Rice Salad
Some Chinese salads are eaten as appetizers while others are full-fledged meals by themselves. Here’s one that can be eaten as a main course. Serves 6.

  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked chicken
  • 1 cup water chestnuts, drained and sliced thin
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 tsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper

  • Allow rice to cool. Mix rice, chicken, carrots, water chestnuts and walnuts.
  • Blend vinegar, oil, soy sauce, honey, garlic, salt, ginger and red pepper.
  • Mix with rice and chili.

Chinese cuisine does not essentially end with desserts, however if you would like to include a dessert, fresh fruit are your best bet. Happy cooking!