A large number of people like to prepare Oriental food at home. Easy to prepare though, not all can get the same taste as they would in a restaurant. It is really important to follow a few principles while preparing Chinese food.
Wash all your vegetables and meet in advance. Make sure you have all the ingredients around you before you start cooking. All the vegetables must be washed and should be drained enough or else it will affect the taste of your recipe. Try to put all the vegetables in a tray in a manner that they do not mix up. It helps you putting the right vegetable at the right time. Cooking time for different vegetable will vary, so make sure you fry each vegetable properly. Do not forget to drain tofu. It can quickly absorb the taste of other ingredients in the dish.
Usually marinated meat is used in Chinese recipes and if you are cooking beef, it should be cut across the grain. To cut meat properly, cut it uniformly. Any specific sized pieces are not required. All you need to do is to cut the meat in a shape that you can bite each piece in one go.
If you are preparing stir fried dish, do not forget to put some oil in the corners of the pan. Use as good quality soya sauces as you can. It will add good taste to your dish. In most dishes where you need to cook meat with vegetables, always cook meat first and leave it aside. Usually meat is added to a recipe in the end. Do not use ginger powder; use fresh ginger instead. Finally, serve your food in a good way.
You can visit a local Chinese food restaurant to compare the dish you have made. Good thing is that there are plenty of Chinese restaurants around us.
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