Happy New Year everyone! It's time once again to take a look at the articles, recipes, and forum threads that were most popular during 2002.
Most Popular Articles
Bean Curd Bounty
This article covering less well known types of bean curd was far and away the most popular of 2002. The article includes information and recipes for everything from bean curd puffs to pressed tofu.
Contrary to popular belief, curry is more than a powder. My article includes basic information and facts about curry, along with Southeast Asian curry recipes, including powders and pastes.
You don't need to wait until the next dim sum brunch to enjoy mango pudding - it's easy to make at home.
Egg Custard Tart
Includes cooking tips and recipes.
Teaching Culture through Cooking
The goal of this article is to familiarize children with Chinese culture through recipes and information about Chinese holidays and the traditional foods associated with them.
Most Popular Net Links Pages
All my dim sum resources are here, including an article exploring the dim sum phenomenon, and lots of recipes.
Party Appetizers - Asian- inspired appetizers, both traditional and western. You'll find everything here from Crab Rangoon to Paper-Wrapped Chicken.
Food and Culture - Articles and links exploring the role food plays in Chinese culture.
- Cantonese-Style Cuisine - More information about China's most famous regional cooking style, and recipes including Sweet and Sour Pork and Lobster Cantonese.
Szechuan Style Cuisine - Information about fiery Szechuan cooking, and recipes that typify this regional cooking style, including Szechuan Beef, Bang Bang Chicken, and Twice Cooked Pork.
Most Popular Pages Elsewhere on my Site
Noodles - Find out more about the wide variety of noodles used in Chinese cooking. Includes photos and cooking instructions.
- How to Cook Rice - Basic instructions for preparing rice that is light and fluffy.
Photo Gallery - A growing file of photographs of everything related to Chinese Cuisine, from ingredients to cooking equipment. Includes photo instructions on making coconut milk, folding wontons, and sharpening a cleaver.
Stir-fry Recipes - A handy list of recipes where stir-frying is the main cooking technique, all from my recipe file.
Top 30 Recipes - Find out which recipes were the most popular each week.
Most Popular Forum Threads
- Deep-frying Batter
Readers share their best batter recipes
Fresh Bamboo Shoots
Readers share cooking tips.
Sichuan Peppercorns - Illegal in US?
Readers explore why Sichuan peppercorns have become scarce in recent months
Just Ribbing You
Readers offer suggestions on cooking a rib roast.
Clay Pot/Hot Pot Recipes
Lots of great ideas from our forum members
- Soy Bean Curd Sticks
Can they be made at home?
Most Popular Recipes from my Recipe File
Chicken Chow Mein - This popular dish grabbed the number one spot for the second year in a row.
For busy weeknights - a quick and easy recipe made with orange juice.
Kung Pao Chicken
Made with chilies and peanuts, this spicy Szechuan dish made the top five for the third straight year.
Chicken Fried Rice
This relatively recent addition quickly climbed the charts. A good, basic, fried rice recipe, using oyster sauce and soy sauce seasonings.
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