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What's A Good Way To Learn To Cook Chinese Food

Updated on October 8, 2009
Cantonese Steamed Fish is oh so delicious and easy to make.
Cantonese Steamed Fish is oh so delicious and easy to make.

How About These Chinese Favorites

Cantonese Wonton Soup

Here is one of the most authentic Chinese Dishes as you will find it sold in street stalls today in southern China. And in case you don't know what it is its dumplings that are stuffed with delicious fillings and poached in water and then served in a rich tasty broth. Did you know that in Chinese the name Won Ton means swallowing a cloud and many people say that the wontons floating in this soup look like clouds.

Hot And Sour Soup

Again this one is fairly authentic all over the USA and compares to the Spicy Hot and Sour Soup sold all over China. The soup is rich and delicious and combines spicy and sour in a rich broth that is oh so delicious.

Steamed Cantonese Fish

This is a southern China tradition where whole fish are steamed and this way the fish is so tasty. Its also very healthy for you. And the flavor of the fish is retained in this great way of cooking the fish. Want to know a great way to steam tilapia CLICK HERE NOW

Sweet And Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken and Sesame Chicken are two of the most popular ways in the world to make Chinese Chicken. Sweet and Sour Chicken is prepared in a variety of ways much to the delight of Chinese Food Fans.

Egg Fried Rice

Egg Fried Rice is probably the best known and well liked Chinese Dishes in the world. The wok gives the rice a delicious smoky flavor that is so delicious. There is more fried rice of various types served in the world than any other type of Chinese Food.

Chinese Chicken Curry

Curry was first brought into China by immigrants from Southeast Asia. Today Chinese Chicken Curry is most popular in eastern China and in the United States. Chinese Chicken Curry is much milder than Indian Curry. Though some Chinese Chefs are adding a lot of fire to Chinese Chicken Curry with red chillis or red chili oil.

What's your favorite Chinese Food? Why not post a comment below and let us know all about your favorite Chinese Food. Do you like Chinese Fried Rice? Have you ever had steamed fish? How did you like it?

Chinese Food and Cuisine has spread from China to all over the world. In most Chinese Cooking the food is cut into bite size pieces. It is interesting to note that Chop Suey didn't come from China at all but from San Francisco. It was developed by a dishwasher in a Chinese Restaurant to use left over food and before long Chop Suey had spread all over the world. And today it is one of the most popular Chinese dishes ever.

One very important thing you need if your going to be doing Chinese and Oriental cooking is a Wok. And if you want to learn everything about the Wok then CLICK HERE NOW.

If your a cook and you want to explore the wonderful world of Chinese Cooking then you need to have the below information about Chinese Condiments.

You will want to stock some essential Chinese Foods and Condiments if your going to be doing Chinese or Oriental Cooking.

1. Dried Tiny Baby Shrimp.

2. Dried Chinese Mushrooms.

3. Sichuan Chilies.

4. Star Anise.

5. Fennel.

6. Cloves.

7. Jasmine Rice.

8. Cinnamon Sticks.

9. Sichuan Peppercorns.

10. Clear Rice Vinegar but you can substitute Apple Cider Vinegar.

11. Chilli Oil , Dried Red Chillies are cooked in Ground Nut Oil to produce a hot spicy oil that adds fire to many Chinese Dishes.

12. Toasted Sesame Oil , This is one of my favorite oils to cook with. It has a nutty tasting flavor and just a little will go a long way.

13. Oyster Sauce , This is a sauce called for in many dishes and it does have its place but be careful how much you add to a recipe as it is salty.

14. Soy Sauce , Soy Sauce is one of my favorite sauces to cook with. You don't need to use a lot to give a lot of flavor to a dish. Its great on beef.

15. Dried Chilli Flakes. Whole Red Chillis are crushed and usually it is quite hot. You can use red pepper flakes if you wish.

16. Ground Nut Oil , Ground Nut Oil is a great oil especially for cooking in the wok because it can be heated to high temperatures with out burning.

If your into cooking Chinese or Oriental Foods you will want a steamer or even two to cook with.
If your into cooking Chinese or Oriental Foods you will want a steamer or even two to cook with.

Sweet And Sour Tilapia

Here is a delicious sweet and sour tilapia that every one is sure to love.
Here is a delicious sweet and sour tilapia that every one is sure to love.

Sweet And Sour Fish Sauce

Sweet And Sour Fish

This is more a South East Asian Dish than a Chinese Dish but it is now widely served in China and all over the United States. The hot new farm raised tilapia is perfect to make this dish with. If you need a quick and easy way to make fried tilapia then you need to CLICK HERE NOW.

If you follow that recipe for fried tilapia then you can make it and the below Sweet And Sour Fish Sauce and then put the two together for a delicious tasty dish that I guarantee you that your going to love and enjoy.

Sweet And Sour Fish Sauce

1. 1 Tablespoon Of Olive Oil.

2. 1 Cup Vietnamese Fish Sauce.

3. 1 Tablespoon Ground Cayenne Pepper.

4. 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk.

5. 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth.

6. 1 Tablespoon Minced Fresh Garlic.

7. 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice.

8. 6 Tablespoons Finely Shredded Carrot.

9. 6 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Red Bell Pepper.

10. 1/2 Cup White Granulated Sugar.

You want to combine all your ingredients in a medium size stock pot and bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer. Cook about one hour and then if you have your fried tilapia ready you can lay your tilapia on a serving platter and then dip some of the sweet and sour fish sauce over the tilapia. You can garnish your sweet and sour tilapia with fresh chopped parsley or lemon grass. Serve either with hot buttered white rice or fried rice.

And now you once again have a delicious tilapia dish and yet another way to cook this delicious fish.

More About Chinese Cooking

Garlic and Ginger are a big part of Chinese Cooking. Step outside the box and serve your favorite Chinese or South East Asian Foods to your family or guests. You can create a collection of oriental foods and create your own delicious mini Chinese Buffet for your family and friends.

In no time at all you can be preparing and serving a wide variety of stir fried and steamed oriental foods to your family and friends. Don't forget to include Chinese Soups like Hot and Sour Soup and Wonton Soup.

Even delicious egg drop soup is not that hard to make and before long you will be trying all kinds of new and delicious Chinese Foods. Just keep everything in small pieces and experiment with cooking different things in your wok and steamer.

Steaming Foods Is The Most Healthy Method

One of the most popular and healthy ways of cooking Chinese is with a steamer. In this method of cooking you set your food above a boiling liquid and it is the steam from the boiling liquid that cooks your food.

When you are doing steaming you want to make sure that the water never touches the food and that simply means that you keep your water level at a safe level below your food and let the steam do all the cooking. And one great thing you can do when steaming things that you think might stick to your steamer is to line the steamer with cabbage leaves.

One thing you will really want if you plan to do a lot of Chinese and Oriental Cooking is you will want you one of the steamers that is really several steamers stacked one on top of the other so you can cook several things at once.

Cooking Rice

Not so very long ago rice was what most poor Chinese lived on and even today it is a large part of their diet. However today they have a few more things in their rice than they did in the past. And when you cook your own rice be sure to save your left over rice to make fried rice .

Simple Fried Rice Recipe

Here's a quick and easy recipe for fried rice that every one is sure to love.

For Your Recipe You Will Need

1. 1 Small Bunch Of Green Onions Chopped fine including the tops.

2. 2 Large Eggs Beaten well.

3. 4 Tablespoons Sesame Oil.

4. 4 Cups Cold Cooked Rice.

5. 1 Teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper.

6. 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce.

Beat your eggs very well and cook your eggs in a hot wok in half the Sesame Oil. Stir and scramble your eggs and then pour out into a plate or bowl. Wipe out your wok and add the other half of sesame oil. Add your green onions and cook until tender. Add in your seasonings and the rice and stir fry in a hot wok to flavor your rice by browning it slightly. But don't let it burn.

Once your rice is brown add in your eggs and stir up to mix well. You now have a delicious and simple fried rice that everyone will love. If you wish you can take it a step further by placing your fried rice in a bowl and then clean out your wok.

Chicken Fried Rice

Then get it hot again and add in a couple tablespoons of sesame oil and 4 diced up raw chicken breast. Cook your chicken until done and now add back in your fried rice and you have a delicious chicken fried rice.

Rice should be really easy to cook but believe it or not a lot of people have a real problem cooking rice. One of my strongest suggestions is that you follow the directions on your rice package when you are cooking your rice.

Cooking Rice The Easy Way

Yes there are some really great ways to cook rice easy and you can find them by CLICKING HERE NOW

Post Your Comments Below About Whats A Good Way To Learn To Cook Chinese Food.

Even Egg Drop Soup is quite easy to cook if you will just follow the recipe.
Even Egg Drop Soup is quite easy to cook if you will just follow the recipe.

Post Your Comments Below About Whats A Good Way To Learn To Cook Chinese Food. Also if you have questions , tips , or suggestions post them now.

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      7 years ago

      Yum!I will come to your hub when I'm looking for a Chinese recipe.

    • LorriVick profile image


      7 years ago from N.E. United States

      I always like to pick up a tip or two on the Asian cooking blogs. Particularly for simple recipes like fried rice. Everybody has a different way of doing it that's almost the same.


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      8 years ago from Scandinavia

      Lokos very delicious, I'm going to follow you on twitter. interest to see other hubers with similar interests.

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      8 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Thanks for the comment and yes there are some great recipes on this page.

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      Priscilla Chan 

      9 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      OMG! You are making me hungry! Love Chinese food! You are right about the Chop Suey!Love Steamed Fish and Sim Sum and everything else!


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