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Best Chinese Regional Cooking Delights and Food Culture

Chinese Cuisine and Food Culture

Food has a special meaning to the Chinese people.  They eat a surprising range and variety of plants and animals, and every part of a plant or animal is used in Chinese Cuisine. The Chinese use all the methods of cooking from Stir-frying, Deep-frying, Steaming, Red-stewing, Boiling, Barbecuing, Roasting, Cold-mixing and poaching. A typical banquet consists of four appetizer dishes, such as cold cut platters or hot hors d'oeuvres; six to eight main courses. The Chinese Food Culture can be divided into the Northern and Southern styles of cooking. Northern Chinese Cooking dishes are oily without being cloying, and the flavors of vinegar and garlic tend to be more distinct.

Pasta plays an important role in Northern Chinese cooking; noodles, ravioli-like dumplings, steamed stuffed buns, fried meat dumplings, and steamed bread are favored flour-based treats. The cooking of Peking, Tientsin, and Shantung are perhaps the best known area styles of Northern Chinese cuisine. The Southern Chinese Cooking Styles are Szechwan and Hunan cuisine, famous for their liberal use of chili peppers; the Kiangsu and Chekiang styles, which emphasize freshness and tenderness; and Cantonese food, which tends to be somewhat sweet, and full of variety. Rice and rice products such as rice noodles, rice cakes, and rice congee, are the usual accompaniments to Southern style cooking.

Soups and Stews
Chinese Hot n Sour Soup
Arrow Cantonese Wor Wonton Soup Arrow Basic Chinese Chicken Stock
Arrow Chinese Cabbage Soup Arrow Egg Drop Soup
Arrow Hot and Sour Soup    
Egg Dishes
Chinese Tea Eggs
Arrow Chinese Tea Eggs Arrow Rice-a-Roni Egg Fu Yung
Arrow Stir Fried Eggs with Mushrooms

Chinese Spices and Special Ingredients

The typical taste and flavors of the Chinese Foods is achieved by using the magical Chinese Ingredients like, ginger, soy sauce and rice wine. By using such Exotic Chinese Ingredients, these people make dishes more interesting and more different. Essential Ingredients of China are the Bamboo Shoots, Beancurd, Beansprouts, Black Beans, Black Mushrooms, Century Egg, Chili, Chinese Wine, Chive, Cinnamon, Coriander, Corn Flour, Dried Prawns, Five Spice, Galangal, Garlic, Ginger, Ginseng, Hoisin Sauce, Lotus Nuts & Root, MSG, Noodles, Oyster Sauce, Plum Sauce, Radish, Red Beans, Red Rice, Rock Sugar, Salted Cabbage, Salted Soy Beans, Sesame, Shallots, Sharks Fin, Sichuan Pepper, Soy Sauce (Black, Red & Light which is sometimes referred to as white), Spring Onions, Star Anise, Vinegar and Water Chestnuts. Important Flavorings: Fresh root ginger, garlic, chilies, salt. Other specialist ingredients: dried Chinese mushrooms; dried baby shrimps; dried tangerine peel; dried Sichuan chilies; cinnamon stick/bark; fennel; cloves; star anise; jasmine rice.

Appetizers and Dim Sum
Delicious Dim Sum
Arrow Chinese Egg Rolls Arrow Oven Fried Spring Rolls
Arrow Sui Mai Arrow Vegetarian Egg Rolls
Arrow Chinese Mixed Pickles Arrow Hou See Soong
Arrow Egg Rolls Arrow Shrimp Egg Rolls
Arrow Yip Jai    
Main Dish Vegetables
Veg Fried Rice
Arrow Scallion Curls Arrow Bean Curd with Pyster Sauce
Arrow Bok Choy with Bean Curd Arrow Chinese Vegetables
Arrow Chinese Peas Arrow Jade Green Broccoli
Arrow Vegetables lo Mein Arrow Wok-Cooked Vegetables
Arrow Tofu with Scallion Sauce Arrow Jade Stir-Fry with Cashews or Almonds

Chinese Traditional Cookwares and Kitchen Supplies

The result of the best and the most Mouthwatering Chinese Recipes is the perfect selection of the right cookwares. The very basic and essential Chinese Utensil is the China Wok.  The Chinese Wok is an all purpose and a special Chinese Frying Pan. The Chinese Cleaver is a cooking utensil with which a Chinese cook does many things like: minces garlic, cuts vegetables into delicate, fanciful shapes, peels fresh water chestnuts. Chinese Spatula is specially designed for stir-frying in the wok.

The edge of the spatula bowl is rounded to fit the shape of the pan, and the utensil itself is sturdier overall than the usual American one, to allow stirring and tossing of large quantities of food. The traditional Chinese Bamboo Steamer is attractive enough is used ass a serving tray for the steamed foods. Chinese Wire Strainer is wide, flat wire strainer with a long bamboo handle is very useful for removing deep-fried foods from hot oil or noodles from boiling water. Chinese Chopsticks are used in the kitchen for stir-frying and mixing ingredients.

Main Dish Meats
Gourmet Meat Loaf
Arrow Barbecued Pork Arrow Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
Arrow Beef Chow Mein Arrow Beef lo Mein
Arrow Beef Sate Arrow Beef with Black Bean Sauce
Arrow Beef Sate with Spicy Szechwan
Arrow Mou Shu Pork with Mandarin Pancakes
Arrow Beef with Broccoli Arrow Beef with Cashews
Arrow Beef with Celery Arrow Beef with Noodles
Arrow Beef with Peppers Arrow Braised Beef, Shanxi Style
Arrow Cantonese Beef & Pineapple Arrow Chinatown Chops
Arrow Chinese Glazed Spareribs Arrow Chinese Pot Stickers
Arrow Chinese Spareribs Arrow Crispy Orange Beef
Arrow Curried Beef Arrow Easy Chop Suey
Arrow Easy Sweet and Sour Pork Arrow Ginger Beef
Arrow Healthy Beef or Pork Stir Fry Arrow Hoisin Spareribs
Arrow Hunan Beef Arrow Kung Pao Beef
Arrow Oriental Spareribs Arrow Oriental Spicy Orange Beef
Arrow Pork lo Mein Arrow Peanut Butter and Pork Stir Fry
Arrow Sesame Beef Arrow Spiced Pork
Arrow Steamed Pork Buns Arrow Stir-fried Beef with Oyster Sauce
Arrow Sweet and Sour Pork Arrow Szechwan Beef
Arrow Twice-Cooked Pork Arrow Chinese Barbecue Pork
Arrow Red Cooked Beef    
Main Dish Poultry
Traditional Chicken Dish
Arrow Almond Chicken Arrow Cantonese Roast Duck
Arrow Cantonese Shoyu Chicken Arrow Cashew Chicken
Arrow Chicken Chop Suey Arrow Chicken Lo Mein
Arrow Chicken Lo Mein Arrow Chicken Lo Mein
Arrow Chicken Stir Fry Arrow Chicken with Lychees
Arrow Chicken with Mangoes Arrow Chicken-Vegetable Stir Fry
Arrow Chicken with Peanuts in Hot and Spicy Sauce Arrow Chicken Cubes with Cherries, Pineapple and Lichees
Arrow Chinese Chicken Arrow Chop Suey Supreme
Arrow Forbidden City Chicken Arrow Ginger Scallion Chicken
Arrow Gingered Chicken Stir Fry Arrow Glazed Chicken Wings
Arrow Hoisin Chicken Arrow Honey Chili Chicken
Arrow Honeyed Chicken & Pineapple Arrow Hot & Sweet Shanghai Chicken
Arrow Jewels Arrow Kung Pao Chicken
Arrow Lemon Chicken Arrow Lemon Chicken Hunan Style
Arrow Orange Chicken Arrow Orange-Honey Chicken Stir Fry
Arrow Oriental Ginger Chicken Arrow Sesame Chicken
Arrow Silver Paper Chicken Arrow Spiced Chicken
Arrow Stir-Fry Chicken and Broccoli Arrow Sweet and Sour Chicken
Arrow Szechuan Orange Chicken Wings Arrow Szechwan Chicken with
Arrow Subgum-Gai-Pan Arrow Five Spice Chicken
Main Dish Seafood
Gourmet Shrimp
Arrow Butterfly Shrimp Arrow Cantonese Shrimp & Snow Peas
Arrow Barbecued Shrimp Arrow Braised Shrimp with Vegetables
Arrow Broiled Fish with Many Spices Arrow Coral-Jade Stir-Fry
Arrow Crab in Ginger Sauce Arrow Crab Stir Fry
Arrow Crab-Stuffed Shrimp Arrow Crispy Fish with Sauce
Arrow Dragon Shrimp with Sweet and Sour Sauce Arrow Stir Fried Shrimp with Ginger and Garlic
Arrow Honey Orange Stir Fry Shrimp Arrow Hundred Corner Shrimp Balls
Arrow Lotus Flowers Arrow Mandarin Shrimp Stir Fry
Arrow Oyster Chow Mein Arrow Oriental Snow Peas with Shrimp
Arrow Peking Shrimp Arrow Scallops with Vegetables
Arrow Seafood Combination Arrow Shrimp and Cashew Stir-Fry
Arrow Shrimp Cantonese Arrow Shrimp Chow Mein
Arrow Shrimp Egg Foo Yung Arrow Shrimp Foo Yung
Arrow Shrimp Omelets Arrow Shrimp-Fried Rice
Arrow Spicy Chinese Shrimp Arrow Steamed Cantonese-Style Fish
Arrow Szechwan Shrimp Arrow Stir Fried Shrimp - Cashew Nuts
Arrow Sweet and Sour Fish Arrow Shrimp with Lobster Sauce
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Chinese Noodles
Arrow Black Sesame Rolls Arrow Chinese Fried Buns
Arrow Cold Sesame Noodles Arrow Dragon Noodles
Arrow Drunken Noodles Arrow Fried Rice
Arrow Glutinous Rice Dough Arrow Pan Fried Chinese Dumpling
Arrow Steamed Rice Arrow Vermicelli
Arrow Cellophane Noodles with Vegetables Arrow Szechwan Ginger Stir Fry with Noodle Pancake
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Quick Salad Recipe
Arrow Asian Black Bean Sauce Arrow Basic Asian Brown Sauce
Arrow Chinese Basting Sauce Arrow Chinese Black Bean Sauce
Arrow Chinese Hot Mustard Sauce Arrow Chinese Lemon Sauce
Arrow Chinese Peanut Sauce Arrow Chinese Plum Sauce
Arrow Five-Spice Powder Blend Arrow Gow Gees
Arrow Hoisin Sauce Arrow Homemade Oyster Sauce
Arrow Hot Chinese Mustard Arrow Hot Mustard Sauce
Arrow Oriental Barbecue Sauce Arrow Oyster Sauce
Arrow Shandong Sauce Arrow Sweet and Sour Plum Sauce
Arrow Sweet and Sour Sauce    
Assorted Desserts
Arrow Canton Almond Cookies Arrow Chinese Almond Cookies
Arrow Sesame Peanut Candy Arrow Steamed Beijing Cake
Arrow Won Ton Wrappers Arrow Almond Float
Arrow Chinese Glazed Fruit Arrow Chocolate Ginger Lychees
Arrow Toffee Apples Arrow Chinese Crullers
Arrow Chinese Sticky Cake Arrow Almond Custard with Litchis
Arrow Deep-Fried Wonton Cookies Arrow Jin Dui
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