Chinese cooking and Chinese cuisine has different
'styles' based on geographic regions. For example, there's
Cantonese cuisine, Peking cuisine, Shanghai style, and the
ever popular spicy Szechuan cooking.
And there's more to Chinese cooking than just
stir-frying, such as steaming, smoking, barbecuing, braising
etc... But for those of us just wanting some simple and
'regular' Chinese food, this all gets a little to complicated
and confusing. For
simple, easy Chinese cooking, click here.
Use these 10 Chinese cooking tips to help
you cooking better Chinese food:
Chinese Cooking Tips
Use enough oil when stir-frying. This
gives best results. If worried about cholesterol and fats
in oil, use canola oil - the best oil to use for stir-frying.
Try using salt instead of soy sauce. It
gives it a nicer color, and tastes better.
Cut your ingredients into even sized pieces
for best cooking results.
- Cook the denser ingredients first. Since they take longer
time to cook.
- Use ginger, garlic, and cayenne pepper to spice up your
Chinese cooking and also improve your health.
- Blanche dense vegetables before cooking for best results.
For example, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower.
- You can use starch water to thicken sauces.
- Prepare your cooking ingredients ahead of time, so you're
- Try using all types of Chinese cooking ingredients such
as dried fungus, Chinese mushrooms, yu choy, Chinese broccoli
- When cooking something, it should look good, smell good,
and most of all, taste good.
Okay, so #10 wasn't really a tip... But it's the truth. Everyone
wants their food to look, smell, and taste good. Don't you?
You can start with the many Chinese cooking articles and
recipes we have here.
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