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About Chinese Cooking

Chinese cooking has a main feature diversified by color, aromatic and excellent taste. There are 5 elements of flavors-sweet, sour, bitter, pungent and salty which are different with Western cooking of the additional one of the special spice flavors that is pungent. Chinese believe food is the most appreciate and important in their life “Hunger breeds discontent” and this is the culture of Oriental Chinese Cuisine. This traditional culture believes and home cook recipes was bringing Chinese cooking continuing developed in the highest level.

Basically, each daily meal should have basic “3 dishes 1 soup” with the rice for home cook recipes but the celebrities additional dishes will be eaten. There are 8 types of staple foods in Chinese cooking recipes. Rice is the major staple food in the Chinese cuisine and normally eaten in form of steamed rice. In Chinese, Pasta was called as Noodle which is the secondary staple food. There is plethora of size, shape and texture of noodle and normally either come with dry or fresh. The famous noodle is called “Sou Mian” which the noodle type is long, slim and soft. During the birthday date, Chinese people especially the eldest will eat this “Sou Mian” because Chinese believe it will bring longevity and healthy life. Besides that, soybeans, wheat, vegetables, herbs, seasoning and desserts are the staple food in Chinese cooking. The famous seasoning sauces are soya sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, fish sauce, fermented tofu (furu) and hoisin sauce. For the spice types, ginger, white pepper, garlic, spring onion and sesame oil are usually used in Chinese cooking.

Chinese cooking methods can cook in technique quick time or prolonged time. For the quick time and easy cook meal’s methods are boiling, braising, scalding, frying, sautéing and dressing. For the prolonged time methods are stewing, simmering, steaming, decoction, roasting, smoking and marinating. The most common for preparing vegetables are boiling, braising, sautéing and dressing. For meats and chicken cooking methods are braising, frying, sautéing, stewing, decoction, roasting, smoking and marinating. Simmering are the special methods of cooking which is also called double steaming and is normally use for cooking the soups with herbal medicine. Except the simmering method for cooking soups, decoction method also is the common method. Besides that, sometime the Chinese cooking will combine the cooking method to make the Chinese cuisine be more appetizing, delicious and exotic.

Chinese cooking recipes are related with the province or region. There are 8 major region cuisines such as Anhui, Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shangdong, Szechuan and Zhejiang. Cantonese, Szechuan, Shangdong and Jiangsu are the best well known in the world. Cantonese region cuisine is more to ingredient pork, beef, chicken, organ meats, chicken feet, duck tongue and snails. Steaming and sautéing are the most favorite cooking methods. The famous dishes are Dim Sum, Chinese Steamed Egg, Cantonese Fried Rice, Sweet & Sour Pork, Steamed Spare Ribs with Fermented Black Beans, Blanched Vegetables with Oyster Sauce, Wonton Noodle, Beef Chow Fun and Black Sesame Soup.

Spicy and pungent flavors are the most unique for Szechuan region cuisine. Garlic, chili peppers, peppercorn (huajiao) and Zhitianjiao, peanuts, sesame paste and ginger are most common used ingredients in Szechuan cooking. The famous dishes are Kong Po Chicken, Mapo Dofu, Szechuan Hot Pot, Spicy Deep Fried Chicken and Dan Dan Noodle. For Shangdong cuisine is the north part of China cuisine which also called as Lu Cuisine. Seafood such as scallop, prawn, clam, sea cucumber and squid are the most famous ingredient in Shangdong cuisines. Tenderness and freshness are most suitable to describe Jiangsu cuisine. Jingling Salted Duck, Crystal Meat, Triple Combo Duck and Dried Duck are the famous dishes for Jiangsu cuisine.

Nowadays, Chinese cooking become popular for people around the world because of the unique taste and plethora choices. Every authentic dish is art of balance and its look like tricky.  But actually it is just a simple and easy cook meals with sautéing or stir frying at the work and different important Chinese cooking recipes ingredients. You may try to learn it now for Chinese cooking and I assure you the Chinese food aroma will be around your home.

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More Chinese Starters Ideas

There are lots of vegetarian Chinese starters you can make. What about homemade egg rolls or spring rolls with cabbage, mushrooms and bean sprouts inside or vegetarian dumplings?

Stuffed mushrooms or zucchini work well and you can use spiced rice as the filling. Chinese chicken wings are great at a buffet and you can add Chinese ingredients like water chestnuts, oriental mushrooms or bamboo shoots to any salad recipe to give it a flavour of China.

Recipe for Chinese Crepes

Cook cubes of fresh pumpkin in vegetable stock, adding other vegetables such as onion, leek, potato, carrot or turnip if you wish. If it does not appear that there is enough liquid in the recipe, review it again. Some vegetables have liquid that they will release while cooking. Other ingredients, such as meat, release juices, as well. Remember not to stuff your crockpot. An ideal amount is two-thirds full. If it is less full than that, it will take less time for the meal to cook. These tips will help you become familiar with your crockpot and its performance.

Chicken And Crockpots

Whether you feel like making barbecued chicken wings, chicken and dumplings, or chicken enchiladas, there is a crockpot recipe for it. Buy several whole chickens when the price is down. Cut them up and freeze the parts in separate bags. Your family will enjoy this delicious meal. Serve it over steamed rice or crisp Oriental noodles. There was that recipe you made a couple weeks ago that everyone loved, where is it? You dig through handwritten papers, torn out magazine pages, and tattered index cards. Stop and read a card you’re you remember now you were dying to try 6 months back. Somehow when it came to your home filing system you just never got to the kitchen. Now is the time to take action and get all those recipes organized!

Paper Recipes: As I’m sure you have found printed recipes come in many shapes and sizes. Don’t put back recipes you aren’t going to use again now that you have everything spread out. Recipes you didn’t like can just go into the recycling. If it is a recipe you still want to try I would suggest one of two options. You could admit you aren’t really going to try it and recycle it, or you can create a “recipes to try” category in your home filing system. This category is great when you are looking for something different or exciting! Then when you finally try them for the first time you can either file them into one of categories you created or recycle them!

They both allow flexibility for sizes of recipes, and give you the ability to add in pages where you need them as your collection grows and changes. They will easily stay open while you cook, and can be easily cleaned off if you spill food on your recipe.

Electronic Recipes: Keeping our recipes on computers as oppose to on paper is becoming more and more common. When starting a home filing system for your electronic recipes you have two choices. Are you going to store them on your computer or online?

Think of the daily frustration that could be eliminated by organizing getting your recipes. Take the time to organize today!

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San Francisco Restaurants – Chinatown

When you think of San Francisco’s Chinatown, the first thing you think of is its reputation as the oldest and largest Chinatown in North America. You might also think of the fact that it is the largest Chinese community outside of China itself. Yet you probably wouldn’t immediately think of it as the home to some of the best San Francisco restaurants, which it absolutely is!

San Francisco’s Chinatown sprung to life in the mid-1800s as a colony within the young western city for Chinese immigrants. Many of these immigrants were drawn to the United States for the proliferation of work available at the time, particularly on the budding railroad system. The areas around the San Francisco neighborhoods of Telegraph Hill and North Beach became a home away from home for the city’s considerable Chinese population, who designed buildings and decorated the streets in the traditional styles of their native country. Over the decades, the emphasis on maintaining cultural roots through architecture, Chinese businesses, and traditional Chinese parades and festivals has helped keep the area a vibrant, unique, and exciting part of the city at large.

As Chinatown developed over the years, so did its reputation of being a home to some of the finest cultural exhibits and endeavors – both Chinese and America – such as literature, film, art, music, and of course cuisine. Many of the traditional Chinese restaurants located in the area are as old as Chinatown itself, including some landmark San Francisco restaurants like the Far East Cafe. The Far East Cafe that stands today was built in 1920 to replace the original restaurant that was compromised in the famous quake of 1906. One of the most popular culinary destinations in Chinatown, this restaurant serves traditional Szechuan and Cantonese dishes.

Another longtime resident is the Chinatown Restaurant, opened in 1919. The Chinatown Restaurant is famous for serving both traditional Chinese dishes and Mongolian cuisine. It is famous for its dim sum, fin soup, and steamed fish dishes. Famous visitors such as Leonardo DiCaprio are frequently spotted here.
While many of the San Francisco restaurants in Chinatown are traditional Chinese eateries, the area hosts some of the hottest club spots in the city. One of the most famous nightlife spots is the Blind Tiger, located on Broadway, which provides a fun and fresh dance atmosphere melded seamlessly with an Eastern flair. Grant Avenue is home to the Buddha Cocktail Lounge, which features reasonably priced drinks and food along with a massive Buddha statue located behind the bar. And of course Red’s Place, the oldest bar in Chinatown, is a must visit for those who want to sip a true piece of San Francisco history.

Whether you are looking for traditional Chinese cuisine, an exotic club atmosphere, or just a little bit of General Tso’s chicken as you take in the sights of the city, you will find the best of San Francisco restaurants in the intoxicating neighborhood of Chinatown. Yet as you stop in for your meal, remember that the neighborhood is a vibrant, historically-charged locale that has much more to offer than just exquisite cuisine. Be sure to stop and take in the grandeur of the famous Chinatown Gate, or the other worldliness of Waverly Place, or Buddha’s Universal Church, the largest Buddhist church in the United States. You will feel completely transferred away from the American Pacific Coast to the intriguing, striking, and foreign world of the Far East, yet be able to be home by dinner. Now who’s ready for some authentic dumplings?

Andy West is a writer on a variety of topics, including San Francisco. Eating at San Francisco restaurants in Chinatown is just one of the many San Francisco things to do in this great city.