Low Fat Recipe    Chicken Recipes   Chinese Recipes    Healthy Recipes   Soups   Vegetarian Recipes    Organic Gardening 
Crockpot Recipes
    Copycat Recipes   Meat Dishes   Dessert Recipes    Health & FItness Articles     Submitted Articles

Chinese Recipes

Chinese Cooking Tips
Chinese Chicken Recipes
Chinese Vegetable Recipes
Chinese Noodle Recipes
Chinese Cooking Ingredients
Chinese Vegetables & Spices
Chinese Cooking Utensils - The Wok
Easy Chinese Meal 1
Easy Chinese Meal 2
Easy Chinese Meal 3
Spiced Fish Fillet
Char Siu Pork Chop Recipe
Lemon Grass Pork
Sweet & Sour Wontons
Chinese Fry Salmon Fish
Rice Noodles Stir-fry Beef
Spicy Shrim Stir Fry Recipe
Learn to Stir-fry With The Chinese Wok

Delicious Chinese
Vegetarian Cooking

Healthy Articles

Body Mass Index
Bone Health
Bone Health & Good Posture
Canola Oil & Cooking
Calcium & Health Bones
Cooking Receipes
Exercise for Bone Health
Healthy Cooking
Healthy Diet Guide
Healthy Eating Guide
Maintain Healthy Heart
Healthy Heart Diet
Healthy Heart Recipes
Healthy Weight Loss
Natural Health & Fitness 1
Natural Health & Fitness 2
Natural Health & Fitness 3
Natural Health & Fitness 4
Osteoporosis Symptom


Chinese Cooking Ingredients - Learn to Cook With Chinese Cooking Ingredients

A lot of the Chinese cooking ingredients may sound strange and foreign to you, but don't worry, they're not that 'weird'... With a history of over 5,000 years, Chinese cooking's about to have many varieties of cooking ingredients - more common Chinese cooking ingredients such as lettuce, eggplant, pork, beef etc... Then there's the weird and tabooed Chinese cooking ingredients like dog meat, snakes, etc..

But those 'weird' cooking ingredients are rare in Chinese cooking.

The more common but relatively unused Chinese cooking ingredients in common western household include dried fungus, Chinese mushrooms, garlic stems, flowering chives, winter melon and more.

There are way too many Chinese ingredients to discuss them all here, so we'll just introduce you to a few very delicious ones. If you're interested more on this, there's an entire Chinese cookbook package that comes with an entire book on Chinese cooking ingredients and cooking techniques.

We'll cover 3 main categories of Chinese cooking ingredients: Dried ingredients, Chinese vegetables, and Chinese spices.

Chinese Cooking Ingredients - Dried

There are probably hundreds if not thousands of dried cooking ingredients. I can't even come close to naming them all, and for most of them, I have no idea what their English name would be. But the 2 most common dried Chinese cooking ingredients are dried fungus and Chinese mushrooms.

Dried fungus - these are barely 1cm when completely dry, but after they're soaked in hot water, they can expand to over 5 or 6 cm. Dried fungus are best used for stir-frying. Other cooking ingredients it goes well with include celery, tofu, chicken, pork, onions, and more.

Before using, you should soak them in hot water for at least 10 to 15 minutes.

Dried Chinese Mushrooms - Chinese mushrooms come in different grades, and price is usually the best indicator. You also need to soak Chinese mushrooms in Hot water for 10 to 15 minutes until they're completely soft.

Chinese mushrooms can be almost used in any type of cooking, and it goes exceptionally well with most cooking ingredients. They do have a strong aroma, and a slight salt taste of their own. You can cook them in soups, stews, stir fries etc...

Continue to Chinese Vegetables and Chinese Spices >>

Back to Healthy Cooking Recipes home page

The South Beach Diet Weightloss Profile Offer!
South Beach Diet - Start Losing Weight Today

Lose weight, eat delicious foods, and feel great about yourself with the South Beach diet online. You will receive a highly personalized and delicious diet that's designed just for you to help you lose weight and get fit.

You also recaeive a free diet profile.

Customize the diet plan that best meets your needs and goals! And your profile is FREE!

>> Click here for your FREE South Beach Diet profile Now and start eating smart and lose weight!