Chinese food is awesome! We cook it regularly in the KA Kitchen and we love it! Chinese food has been super-popular in America for a long time and it’s only getting more popular all the time around the world.
If you’re interested in how Chinese food became so ubiquitious in the U.S. then read this enjoyable article in Time magazine on the history of Chinese food in America.
If you want to dig in and fully explore Chinese food and it’s preparation and the Chinese food culture then I highly recommend the family-run food blog called The Woks of Life. This clan has got it going on!
The Best Sweet And Sour Pork!
This week, we’re off to China and we’re barely going to have time to scratch the surface when it comes to Chinese food.
Did you know there are 8 schools of Chinese cookery and that means we’re going to have to miss at least one of them out! However, don’t let that put you off – today, we head to Canton and the best sweet and sour pork ever made!
Check it out now!
So yummy! The interplay between flavors makes this one of my all-time favorites! What’s your favorite Chinese dish?
Super Spring Rolls Recipe!
There’s tons of different styles of the so-called classic “Spring Roll” that vary from region to country to even time of day.
These sweet little guys are an authentic Chinese style and they are super delicious.
You can stuff a spring roll with pretty much anything you want and my husband prefers his with just some spiced minced pork inside but I like mine with a balance of meat and veggies.
Give them a try and you’ll always want more!
Why not surprise your loved ones with some spring rolls today?
Kung Pao Chicken – The Real Way
We eat a lot of kung pao chicken in the United States but… it’s about as authentically Chinese as Coca-Cola.
In fact, the kung pao chicken in China is a completely different recipe but it’s still just as tasty (if not tastier) than the version that you are used to.
The Food Ranger hooks up with a real Chinese person to walk us through how it should be done!
I made this last week and it was truly amazing.
What do you think? Will you stick with the American way or go Chinese?
Chinese Dumplings | A How To Guide
I absolutely adore Chinese food and I think my favorite dish is the Chinese dumpling.
They’re called jioaze in China and in Japan they are gyoza. They are both pronounced jow-zuh. And not guy-oh-sa.
Seriously, it’s cringe-inducing when you hear the latter.
Anyway, forget the language lessons – we’re all about the food and, in particular, Maggie Zhu’s dumpling recipe!
Dumplings are brilliant! What’s your favorite dumpling recipe? They’re awesome in soup.
Everybody Dim Sum Tonight!
Yes, it’s time to make some wontons which are an essential part of any Chinese Dim Sum evening.
Do you want the good news?
This is possibly the easiest dish to make in history. So, if you’re hunting for a nice easy snack between meals – this might be the way to go.
Over 1 billion Chinese people can’t be wrong and on the subject of wontons, they definitely aren’t wrong.
What do you like in your wontons?
Mad For Ma Po Tofu
This is a dish that you see everywhere in China and it’s hearty and filling. Many Americans, however, have never cooked with tofu at all, let alone made this bright spicy Sichuan stew.
So, you’re probably going to need a little help to get started with.
This is a fiery number if you use too much pepper so be sure to keep to the recipe for the first run out and then tweak it to taste later.
The tofu is almost creamy in this dish. Do you like any other tofu dishes?
Beautiful Peking Duck Recipe
If there’s a food out of China that is more beloved than Peking Duck, I don’t know what it is. The combination of duck, plum sauce, pancakes, spring onion and cucumber is beloved the world over.
I once ate this in Beijing and it was amazing, they cut the skin into little squares and serve it separately there.
But this recipe for Peking Duck remains my favorite, check it out, you won’t regret it!
My children say that Peking Duck is their favorite food beyond any other, why not share some with your family today?
The World’s Best Chicken Fried Rice?
I love it when bold claims are made about food. It either means that a chef is going to win your eternal respect or that they’re going to end up with egg on their face.
Speaking of egg, while I like egg in my rice, I also like chicken in my rice and that’s what the Master Sushi Chef is whipping up for us today!
So, what did you think? I confess I thought it was pretty awesome.
I haven’t tried all the chicken rice in the world but I would say this has to be among the best.