Tag Archives: Chinese

Cabbage and egg

Here we have another Chinese staple, which also happens to be a completely simple and very tasty dish. Fresh cabbage adds a nice crunchy sweetness, while the egg and the sesame oil give a wonderful umami savoriness. This is another … Continue reading

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Spicy braised chicken

This recipe takes a bit of time to make but it’s still very easy and unfussy. The overall taste is reminiscent of northern China, but with a bit of a spicy kick. Braised to a tender perfection, you’ll be able … Continue reading

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Another cumin beef recipe (孜然牛肉)

The first cumin beef recipe I posted called for thin slices of beef to be twice-cooked; first, briefly fried in about an inch of oil then drained and stir-fried with other ingredients. This recipe uses bite-sized chunks rather than slices, and … Continue reading

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Bitter melon (苦瓜) with peppers and pork

Bitter melon (苦瓜, kǔguā) is a wonderful vegetable. I’ve never seen it in a Western grocery store, but it’s very common in Chinese shops and in Chinese cooking. It has a certain bitterness, of course, and that makes it something of … Continue reading

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Seafood hotpot (海鲜火锅)

This is the first Chinese hotpot dish on TastyAsia, but it certainly won’t be the last. That’s because the variations on hotpot are limited only by your imagination and what’s available at your local markets. Chinese hotpot has three main … Continue reading

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Cumin beef (孜然牛肉)

This is twice-cooked cumin beef (孜然牛肉, zīrán níuròu), another very comforting and simple recipe. And here at TastyAsia, of course, “simple” always means that it’s done in the time it takes to cook rice. The taste of beef goes very well with … Continue reading

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New potatoes with soy sauce and spicy bean sauce

This is another simple recipe. The potatoes will come out soft and flavorful, and will be all the better for their simplicity. You can easily scale the recipe up or down depending on how many people you are serving and how … Continue reading

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