Lip Smacking Recipes For Chinese Dishes

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And who doesn’t love Chinese food? The fiery taste that makes your taste buds dance and the sour kick that keeps you wanting more. Discover the best Chinese dishes that are simple and easy-to-make and are totally irresistible.

Gong Bao Chicken

Fiery spiciness and the distinct flavor of chicken is what describe this yummy Sichuan-style starter.

Preparation time: half an hour
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2
Difficulty: moderately easy

You Will Need

500 gm boneless chicken, diced into small cubes
2 tbsp crushed garlic
2 tbsp crushed ginger
1 cup fresh coriander
2 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp vinegar
2 tbsp tomato sauce
2 tbsp red chilly paste
3 tbsp cornstarch
A pinch of monosodium glutamate
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Method

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Marinate chicken for about half an hour in soy sauce, vinegar, salt, ginger and garlic. Now add monosodium glutamate, half of the red chilly paste and cornstarch and mix well. Heat oil in a pan and fry on medium heat for 10 minutes. Remove the chicken cubes in a small bowl. Add tomato sauce, remaining chilly paste and chopped coriander. Serve hot.

Chinese Chicken Salad

A fresh, chicken salad that is healthy and equally tasty without much effort on your part.

Preparation time: 10 minutes.
Cooking time: 10 minutes.
Serves: 2
Difficulty: Easy

You Will Need 

250 gm boneless chicken, boiled and shredded
2 cups lettuce, torn in irregular shapes
1 tbsp peanut butter
3 tsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
1 hunch green onions, chopped finely
1 carrot, julienned
A bunch of fresh cilantro, bruised
1 tsp hot chilly paste
Salt to taste

Method

Lip smacking recipes for Chinese dishes

Mix together lettuce, carrots, green onions, chicken and cilantro in a large bowl. In another small bowl, mix together olive oil, hot chilly paste, hoisin sauce, salt and peanut butter and whisk till the mixture is uniform in consistency. Add this dressing to the contents of the large bowl and toss well. Serve immediately.

Long Soup

Looking for comfort food? Try this soup. It’s guaranteed to keep you wanting more.

Preparation time: 20 minutes.
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Difficulty: Moderately easy

You Will Need

3 Cups chicken stock
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 packet rice noodles, boiled
½ tsp minced ginger
Boiled and shredded chickens, 100 gm
¼ head of a cabbage, shredded
8 green onions, chopped
Salt to taste
Crushed black pepper
2 red chilies, julienne

Method

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Heat oil in a pan and fry the ginger and chilies for a minute. Add cabbage and green onions and fry for 2 minutes. Add the chicken stock, salt pepper and soy sauce and bring into a boil. Turn down the heat and add the cooked rice noodles. Let it remain for 5 minutes on medium heat. Take off from heat and serve in a bowl. Garnish with a sprinkle of green onions.

Stir Fried Vegetables

Very easy to make, this dish is a typical representation of the Chinese style of stir fry cooking that preserves the crunch of the vegetables.

Preparation time: 15 minutes.
Cooking time: 10 minutes.
Servings: 3
Difficulty: Easy

You Will Need

1 cabbage, torn in irregular pieces
1 capsicum, diced in small cubes
7 baby corns, sliced diagonally
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp vinegar
A pinch of monosodium glutamate
1 tsp oyster sauce
3 spring onions, chopped
1 medium carrot, diced
Oil for frying

Method

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Heat oil in a pan and fry ginger garlic paste for a minute. Add the carrots, spring onions, cabbage, capsicum, baby corn and fry for 3 minutes on high heat. Turn down the heat and add all the remaining ingredients and fry for a minute. Serve hot.

Butter-Garlic Prawns

An easy 15 minute recipie that is guaranteed to knock out your taste buds. Bursting full of flavor, this starter is great for serving at parties.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2
Difficulty: Easy

You Will Need

8 tiger prawns, shelled and deveined
50gms butter
4 garlic cloves, minced
Salt
Crushed black pepper
Juice of a lemon
A tsp of olive oil
Chopped parsley

Method

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Heat 1 tsp of olive oil in a pan and add the butter to it. Add minced garlic and prawns and sauté for 5 minutes. Now add salt, crushed black pepper and the juice of a lemon. Cook until the prawns look nice and soft. Just before removing from heat, add chopped parsley and mix well. Serve hot.