Food Tips from a Blogger
Fall Volume: 2017 Issue: 24(3) page(s): 13
If you are anything like I am, your life revolves
around food and its delicious dishes, your whole
day scheduled around meals and other eating times.
Without a doubt, Chinese food is one of the best in the
world. So here are a handful of ways to improve your
technique and outcome when preparing it. These five
essential tips can make your Chinese dishes better, more
delicious. You can make them so great that everyone
will compliment you as their ‘best in the bunch’ chef!
1. Preparing Vegetables:
Wash greens and leafy vegetables ahead of time, not at
the last moment. Let them drain and not be too wet
when stirring them. Put the cut vegetables on a tray or
cookie sheet so you do not forget any of them.
2. Meat and Fish Tips:
Marinate fresh meat before cooking it. Cut beef across
the grain and in uniform pieces to make it more tender
and cook more evenly. Make sure the wok is very hot
before adding the oil, and then stir-fry the meat and set
it aside, then do any vegetables. Add five-spice powder
or another seasoning for depth of flavor and a bit of heat.
3. Cooking with Oil:
For stir-frying, drizzle a little down the side of the wok.
When deep-frying, be sure the oil is hot enough by
putting a bamboo in; when it sizzles, begin adding the
4.Spices and Seasoning Tips:
Use fresh ginger, not powdered. Mix cornstarch and
water one to two or one to four. Add a few drops of red
chili oil if a kick is wanted.
5. Rice Rules:
Use long grain cooked rice for best results. When
making fried rice, use cold rice, preferable some that is
one day old.
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