Chinese Cooking Techniques
How to Cut a Bell Pepper
How to cut a bell pepper. Bell peppers bright color and crunchy texture adds something extra to stir-fries. Here are simple steps showing how to cut a bell pepper into thin strips or chunks.
How to Roll Cut Vegetables
How to Roll Cut Vegetables – Roll cutting vegetables adds something extra to a stir-fry. Here are easy instructions showing how to roll cut vegetables.
How to Cook Chinese Sausage
Learn how to cook Chinese sausage (Lop Cheong) and try several recipes.
How to Add Oil to the Wok for Stir-frying
It’s important to partially coat the sides as well as the bottom of the wok with oil before stir-frying. Here are easy instructions on how to add oil to the wok.
How to tell if your Wok is Hot Enough For Stir-frying
A hot wok is one of the keys to successful stir-frying. Here are quick and easy ways to tell if your wok is hot enough.
Here are basic Chinese cooking tips for anyone who wants to learn more about cooking Chinese food in a wok.
Twenty Essential Tips for Stir-frying
From frying meat to how to add oil, here are basic instructions to help you master China's most popular cooking technique.
How to Cut Vegetables on the Diagonal
Recipes frequently call for vegetables to be cut on the diagonal before stir-frying. Besides making vegetables cook more quickly, diagonal cutting makes it easier for them to absorb other flavors in the dish. These easy step by step photo instructions show you how to cut vegetables on the diagonal.
How to Sharpen a Cleaver With a Sharpening Steel
Maintaining your cleaver with a good sharpening steel will make cutting easier and help prevent accidents. These easy photo instructions show you how to sharpen a cleaver with a sharpening steel.
How to Velvet Chicken
This simple Chinese cooking technique helps keep chicken breasts from overcooking and gives them a smooth, velvety texture.
How to Rehydrate Chinese Dried Mushrooms
How to Rehydrate Dried Mushrooms – The intense flavor of Chinese dried mushrooms is a great way to add extra flavor. Here are easy instructions show how to rehydrate dried mushrooms.
Sesame Paste Substitute
Sesame Paste Substitute - Don't leave near an Asian grocery? Here is a quick and easy substitute for authentic Chinese sesame paste.
3 Fun Ways to Use Spring Onions in Cooking
In “Asian Ingredients,” cookbook author Ken Hom states that the spring onion (also called scallion and green onion) is probably “Asia’s most universally used vegetable and seasoning ingredient.” Martin Yan has said that ginger, garlic and green onions make up the “holy trinity” of Chinese cooking. A flavorful herb, spring onions are used in...
Easy Stir Fry – Easy Stir Fry Recipes
Stir frying is healthier than many other cooking methods, and one of the simplest cooking techniques to learn. Here are a number of easy stir fry recipes.
Easy Stir Fry Tips
Red Cooking Recipes
Red cooking consists of braising food in a liquid with soy sauce and spices such as star anise and Szechuan peppercorn, adding extra flavor and imparting a reddish tinge to the food. While red cooking is most commonly associated with eastern Chinese cuisine, it is found throughout China. Here are several recipes.
How to Deep-fry - Chinese Cuisine
How to deep-fry – Many popular Chinese recipes call for deep-frying the food in hot oil. From cooking temperature to the type of oil to use, here are tips on how to deep-fry.">
Deep Fried Recipes
Deep frying is one of the more common Chinese cooking techniques. Here you’ll find a number of deep fried recipes, including Kung Pao Chicken, Wonton Appetizers, Salt and Pepper Shrimp and more. There’s even a recipe for deep fried Egg Foo Yung!
Steaming recipes - Steaming is one of the three main cooking techniques used in Chinese cuisine. Here are recipes from Steamed Pork Buns, from the Chinese Food Recipe File
How to Steam Food
Learn what makes steaming such a great cooking technique, and find out how to steam food in a wok.