All the Recipes You Need to Enjoy Comforting Chinese Food at Home Ordering Chinese takeout is easy—but it’s definitely not the healthiest or most affordable way to enjoy Chinese comfort food at home. With this simple cookbook in your kitchen and a mighty wok in your hand, Chinese favorites are now quicker, healthier, and cheaper than delivery. The Essential Wok Cookbook is your guide to mastering the wok, the versatile pan that makes possible all of the Chinese restaurant dishes you love—no extra salt, oil, or MSG required. Beyond tips for selecting, seasoning, and caring for your wok, this cookbook also provides: • Step-by-step illustrations for how to fold a dumpling, egg roll, and wonton • Fun features on the origin stories and American reinventions of foods such as egg drop soup and fortune cookies • Recipe labels to help you decide what to make when you’re short on time (30 minutes or less) and tight on cash (under $10) • Recipe tips to swap ingredients, save time, make a dish more healthy, or kick up the heat If a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, start cooking today with your wok and see just how far The Essential Wok Cookbook will take you. Fire up the wok with recipes like Perfect Pork Pot Stickers, Easy Vegetable Stir-Fry, Lighter Egg Foo Young, Sweet Chili Shrimp, General Tso’s Chicken, Better Beef with Broccoli, and many more!
Cook all your favorite Chinese dishes at home with this easy-to-follow Chinese cookbook! Growing up in a Chinese household in Malaysia where cuisine and culture were inseparable, Bee Yinn Low developed a deep love and appreciation for food. Her early memories of helping her mother prepare steamy and fragrant Chinese meals solidified into a way of life for Bee as a working woman in Southern California. A love of Chinese food didn't translate well to a modern Western lifestyle due to time and ingredient constraints. Rather than give up her favorite foods, Bee experimented with recreating the unforgettable flavors of her youth with her limited time and using ingredients found in local supermarkets. She managed to develop versions of her favorite Chinese dishes that had all the taste—but were a lot less work! In Easy Chinese Recipes, Bee shares her passion and expertise in Chinese cooking. It features a collection of Bee's all-time favorite dishes—the foods she loves to cook and eat at home. She includes updated traditional family recipes along with her own versions of the best Chinese restaurant dishes from around Asia. Favorite Chinese recipes include: Crispy Shrimp Dumplings Kung Pao Chicken Sweet-and-Sour Pork Homestyle Chow Mein Noodles Mongolian Beef And many more… Building off her passion, expertise and the avid following she has on her website, rasamalaysia.com, the Internet's most popular Asian food and cooking site, Easy Chinese Recipes is sure to become the go-to book for cooks interested in creating Chinese meals at home.
Author: Nancie McDermott
Publisher: R. Rose
Release Date: 2007-01-01
The most complete book on stir-fries. Stir-fries are an ideal way to prepare delicious, nutritious and internationally inspired meals quickly and easily. Novices and experienced cooks can create fantastic meals with just one wok, skillet or frying pan. In 300 Best Stir-Fry Recipes, Nancie McDermott creates outstanding stir fries based on her extensive food and travel experiences. Here's just a sampling of recipes: Chicken with honey-ginger sauce Spicy beef in lettuce cups, Szechuan-style Pork with fresh ginger and mushrooms Ham with eggs, onions and peas Shrimp with pineapple and peas Catfish with turmeric and fresh dill Shiitake mushrooms with Napa cabbage and peas Sugar snap peas with garlic Everyday fried rice, Thai-style Egg noodles with barbecued pork and bokchoy Lemongrass beef, Vietnamese-style Sweet Chinese sausage with eggs, onions and peas. In addition to thorough information on stir-frying traditions and techniques, there are recommendations for the best equipment. A comprehensive easy-to-follow pantry list and glossary enhance this quintessential stir-fry cookbook.
America’s love affair with Chinese food dates back more than a century. Today, such dishes as General Tso’s Chicken, Sweet and Sour Pork, and Egg Rolls are as common as hamburgers and spaghetti. Probably at this moment, a drawer in your kitchen is stuffed with Chinese takeout menus, soy sauce packets, and wooden chopsticks, right? But what if you didn’t have to eat your favorites out of a container? In The Chinese Takeout Cookbook, Chinese food blogger and cooking instructor Diana Kuan brings Chinatown to your home with this amazing collection of more than eighty popular Chinese takeout recipes—appetizers, main courses, noodle and rice dishes, and desserts—all easy-to-prepare and MSG-free. Plus you’ll discover how to • stock your pantry with ingredients you can find at your local supermarket • season and master a wok for all your Chinese cooking needs • prepare the flavor trifecta of Chinese cuisine—ginger, garlic, and scallions • wrap egg rolls, dumplings, and wontons like a pro • steam fish to perfection every time • create vegetarian variations that will please everyone’s palate • whip up delectable sweet treats in time for the Chinese New Year The Chinese Takeout Cookbook also features mouthwatering color photos throughout as well as sidebars that highlight helpful notes, including how to freeze and recook dumplings; cooking tidbits, such as how to kick up your dish with a bit of heat; and the history behind some of your favorite comfort foods, including the curious New York invention of the pastrami egg roll and the influence of Tiki culture on Chinese cuisine. So, put down that takeout menu, grab the wok, and let’s get cooking! Here for the first time—in one fun, easy, and tasty collection—are more than 80 favorite Chinese restaurant dishes to make right in your own kitchen: • Cold Sesame Noodles • Kung Pao Chicken • Classic Barbecue Spareribs • Beef Chow Fun • Homemade Chili Oil • Hot and Sour Soup • Chinatown Roast Duck • Moo Shu Pork • Dry-Fried String Beans • Black Sesame Ice Cream • And of course, perfectly fried Pork and Shrimp Egg Rolls! “Diana Kuan chronicles America’s love affair with Chinese food. The Chinese Takeout Cookbook is the perfect reason to throw out those menus cluttering your kitchen drawers!”—Patricia Tanumihardja, author of The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook From the Hardcover edition.
Most people think a wok is just for stir-frying Chinese food. Not so! A wok is a versatile and inexpensive piece of kitchen equipment that can be used everyday, for all your meals. You can braise, steam, deep-fry, and stew foods in it. You can even bake a cake in it! Don't stash your wok away in a cupboard. Leave it on your stovetop and use it every day! This book celebrates making American favorites such as spaghetti and meatballs, buttermilk fried chicken, and pulled pork sandwiches using the ancient Chinese cooking vessel. You'll also find easy Asian dishes like kung pao chicken, shrimp and egg fried rice, stir-fried beef and broccoli, and chicken chow mein.
Enjoy Simple, Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Chinese Dishes with The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook Chinese food is a favorite among many American families. But its harmonious fusion of sweet spice and tangy heat doesn't have to go hand-in-hand with overly sugary sauces, extra salt, greasy meats, or undesired MSG. When Charmaine Ferrara moved from Malaysia to America more than 15 years ago, she was struck by the difference between the American adaptation of Chinese food and the traditional Chinese fare she'd grown up on. Charmaine began experimenting with her wok, recalling how her mother and grandmother made dishes, to recreate the meals she was missing. Since then, she's devoted herself to showing others how simple it is to create delicious Chinese recipes the way they were intended--fresh, flavorful, and light--and in her first Chinese cookbook, Charmaine does exactly that. In The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook Charmaine has combined the flavors of her heritage with her passion and know-how. The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook makes it easy to enjoy healthy takes on classic Chinese food at home. From steaming to stir-fry, this Chinese cookbook will help you harness the simple power of your versatile wok to make more than 85 healthy, tasty dishes. With The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook you will: Quickly learn to make meals that swap out heavily battered ingredients and saturated fats for flavorful meats, fresh vegetables, and heart healthy oils Enjoy the easy organization of chapters that follow the structure of a Chinese restaurant menu Discover tips for buying and maintaining your wok so you can use it for years to come Master a variety of techniques for cooking and stir-frying your favorite dishes If you're looking for a Chinese cookbook that offers healthy recipes with restaurant-quality taste, look no further than The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook.
Author: Grace Young
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-05-04
Winner of the 2011 James Beard Foundation Award for International Cooking, this is the authoritative guide to stir-frying: the cooking technique that makes less seem like more, extends small amounts of food to feed many, and makes ingredients their most tender and delicious. The stir-fry is all things: refined, improvisational, adaptable, and inventive. The technique and tradition of stir-frying, which is at once simple yet subtly complex, is as vital today as it has been for hundreds of years—and is the key to quick and tasty meals. In Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge, award-winning author Grace Young shares more than 100 classic stir-fry recipes that sizzle with heat and pop with flavor, from the great Cantonese stir-fry masters to the culinary customs of Sichuan, Hunan, Shanghai, Beijing, Fujian, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia, as well as other countries around the world. With more than eighty stunning full-color photographs, Young’s definitive work illustrates the innumerable, easy-to-learn possibilities the technique offers—dry stir-fries, moist stir-fries, clear stir-fries, velvet stir-fries—and weaves the insights of Chinese cooking philosophy into the preparation of beloved dishes as Kung Pao Chicken, Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli, Chicken Lo Mein with Ginger Mushrooms, and Dry-Fried Sichuan Beans.
Create nuanced, complex, authentic Chinese flavors at home by learning the cuisine’s fundamental techniques. Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees offers a unique introduction to Chinese home cooking, demystifying it by focusing on its basic cooking methods. In outlining the differences among various techniques—such as pan-frying, oil steeping, and yin-yang frying—and instructing which one is best for particular ingredients and end results, culinary expert Kian Lam Kho provides a practical, intuitive window into this unique cuisine. Once one learns how to dry stir-fry chicken, one can then confidently apply the technique to tofu, shrimp, and any number of ingredients. Accompanied by more than 200 photographs, including helpful step-by-step images, the 158 recipes range from simple, such as Spicy Lotus Root Salad or Red Cooked Pork, to slightly more involved, including authentic General Tso’s Chicken or Pork Shank Soup with Winter Bamboo. But the true brilliance behind this innovative book lies in the way it teaches the soul of Chinese cooking, enabling home cooks to master this diverse, alluring cuisine and then to re-create any tempting dish they encounter or can imagine.
Author: Frank Young
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Based on their extensive research into personal accounts of the Oregon Trail, comic authors David Lasky and Frank Young have created a graphic narrative of one family's epic journey. The main character is an 11-year-old girl whose family sets course for the West to seek new opportunities and to escape the eastern city where they had been living. Oregon Trail reveals all of the planning, equipment, and logistics that went into traveling across an untamed continent in the 1800s. In addition to its visualization of the family's journey, the book features a series of two-page spreads detailing a visual inventory of everything the family took with them, including the parts of a covered wagon and a personally annotated map of the trail. Readers get a ground-level feel for what it was like to be part of this storied migration west-not a dry recitation of dates and facts, but an immediately memorable living history.
Author: Nam Nguyen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-06-18
Fast, fresh, and more delicious than take-out! Stir-frying is quick, healthy, and incredibly easy to do at home. The Everything Stir-Fry Cookbook, 2nd Edition is full of recipes that are guaranteed to get dinner on the table in minutes! This sizzling sourcebook of 300 recipes features delicious meals that don't require a lot of ingredients--or time, including: Salmon firecracker rolls Korean beef lettuce wraps Miso glazed scallops Thai-spiced hot and sour wings Shrimp pad thai Crispy ginger beef Tofu salad with ginger miso dressing Kung pao chicken Coconut-scented rice Egg foo yung General Tso's chicken Ginger peanut noodles You'll learn easy-to-master techniques that can be adapted to work with what's already in your crisper or whatever looks great at the farmer's market. This completely updated cookbook also offers helpful tips for choosing equipment, advice on finding the best ingredients, and effortless prep and stir-fry techniques. From healthy meatless options and fun international twists to classic takeout favorites--this book has everything you need to become a stir-fry master!
Author: Rockridge Press
Publisher: Callisto Media Inc.
Release Date: 2015-05-13
All Your Thai Favorites at the Push of a Button Want to make a classic Thai curry without having to keep a watchful eye? Are you looking for a simple way to create restaurant favorites like Pad Thai in your own kitchen? With the Thai Slow Cooker Cookbook, you can enjoy fresh and flavorful Thai dishes at home with the convenience of your slow cooker. • Why slow cook? Slow cooking consolidates steps, takes out the guesswork and infuses dishes with flavor—no need to wait a day or two for the dish to rest. • Got the goods? Stock your pantry the Thai way with a list of essential ingredients and shopping tips for hard-to-find ingredients. • Short on time? All the slow cooker recipes in this book prep in 20 minutes or less. • Craving Thai sides? Supplement your slow-cooked meals with recipes for classic Thai sides, like papaya salad, chicken satay, and curry puffs. • Dietary restrictions? With a mix of dishes great for omnivores and vegetarians alike, labels also indicate if a recipe is soy-free and/or nut-free. Today’s busy world can make getting a healthy and satisfying meal on the table a challenge. Skip the wait for takeout and come home to wholesome Thai food, cooked by you, for you. Recipes include: Curried Kabocha Coconut Soup, Thai Sticky Wings, Massaman Sweet Potato and Tofu Curry, Chicken Red Curry, and Sweet Pork
Author: Fuchsia Dunlop
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2013-02-04
A culinary reference features southern Chinese recipes, shares a comprehensive introduction to key seasonings and techniques, and offers such options as smoky eggplant with garlic, twice-cooked pork, and emergency midnight noodles.
Providing a detailed, step-by-step introduction to the wok, this book explains the different types of equipment and how to use it, and all the wok cooking techniques such as steaming, deep frying, stir frying and simmering.