Easy Chinese Recipes

Easy Chinese Recipes : Family Favorites From Dim Sum to Kung Pao

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Cook all your favorite Chinese dishes at home with this easy-to-follow Chinese cookbook!

Growing up in a Chinese household in Malaysia where cuisine and culture were inseparable, Bee Yinn Low developed a deep love and appreciation for food. Her early memories of helping her mother prepare steamy and fragrant Chinese meals solidified into a way of life for Bee as a working woman in Southern California. A love of Chinese food didn't translate well to a modern Western lifestyle due to time and ingredient constraints.

Rather than give up her favorite foods, Bee experimented with recreating the unforgettable flavors of her youth with her limited time and using ingredients found in local supermarkets. She managed to develop versions of her favorite Chinese dishes that had all the taste-but were a lot less work!

In Easy Chinese Recipes, Bee shares her passion and expertise in Chinese cooking. It features a collection of Bee's all-time favorite dishes-the foods she loves to cook and eat at home. She includes updated traditional family recipes along with her own versions of the best Chinese restaurant dishes from around Asia.

Favorite Chinese recipes include:

Crispy Shrimp Dumplings
Kung Pao Chicken
Sweet-and-Sour Pork
Homestyle Chow Mein Noodles
Mongolian Beef
And much more...

Building off her passion, expertise and the avid following she has on her website, rasamalaysia.com, the Internet's most popular Asian food and cooking site, Easy Chinese Recipes is sure to become the go-to book for cooks interested in creating Chinese meals at home.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 229 x 254 x 17.78mm | 992g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • over 80 recipes; 200 color photos
  • 0804841470
  • 9780804841474
  • 58,627

Table of contents

Basic Cooking Techniques and Tips
Basic Tools and Utensils
Understanding Chinese Ingredients

The Basics

Steamed Rice
Chili Oil
Sichuan Peppercorn Oil
Pickled Green Chilies
Cantonese-style Steamed Fish Sauce
Chinese Barbeque Sauce
Shrimp Mousse
Sweet-and-Sour Sauce
Cucumber Salad
Homemade Chicken Stock
Homemade Dumpling Wrapper

Chapter 1 Appetizers

Tasty Lettuce Wraps
Salt and Pepper Squid
Crispy Fried Wontons
Sesame Shrimp Toast
Stuffed Crab Claws
Crunchy Shrimp Balls
Tangy BBQ Pork Ribs
Fried Chicken Wings
Green Onion Pancakes

Chapter 2 Soups

West Lake Beef Soup
Sweet Corn and Chicken Soup
Pork Dumpling Soup
Simple Egg Drop Soup
Mixed Seafood and Tofu Soup
Hot and Sour Soup
Shrimp Wonton Soup

Chapter 3 Dim Sum and Dumplings

Crispy Shrimp Dumplings
Sweet Pork Buns
Baked Barbeque Pork Puffs
Classic Spring Rolls
Delicious Pot Stickers
Pork and Chive Dumplings
Steamed Chicken and Mushroom Dumplings
Shrimp and Yellow Chive Dumplings
Dumpling Dipping Sauce
Siu Mai

Chapter 4 Beef and Pork

Crispy Roast Pork
Sichuanese Twice-Cooked Pork
Mongolian Beef
Black Pepper Beef
Sweet-and-Sour Pork
Cantonese BBQ Pork
Pork Ribs with Black Beans
Beef with Broccoli

Chapter 5 Poultry

Kung Pao Chicken
Chicken with Garlic Sauce
Black Bean Sauce with Chicken
Sichuan Spicy Chicken
Orange Chicken
Cashew Chicken
Lemon Chicken
Roast Duck

Chapter 6 Seafood

Shrimp with Snow Peas
Sauteed Scallops with Asparagus
Black Bean Sauce Clams
Honey Walnut Shrimp
Succulent Steamed Fish Fillets
Clams with Ginger and Green Onions
Sweet-and-Sour Fish
Oysters Steamed in the Half-Shell

Chapter 7 Vegetables, Tofu and Eggs

Sichuan Eggplant
Tea Leaf Eggs
Scrambled Eggs with Shrimp
Mapo Tofu
Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce
Sichuan String Beans
Clay Pot Tofu

Chapter 8 Rice and Noodles

Fried Rice Vermicelli with Shrimp
Yangzhou Fried Rice
Classic Shrimp Fried Rice
Seafood Chow Fun Noodles
Shanghai Fried Noodles
Beef Chow Fun Noodles
Homestyle Chow Mein Noodles
Crispy Pan-fried Noodles

Chapter 9 Desserts and Drinks

Sweet Peanut Nuggets
Fresh Mango Pudding
Shaved Ice with Fresh Fruits
Sweet Boba Milk Tea
Flakey Sweet Egg Tarts
Red Bean Pancakes

Resource Guide
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Review quote

"Demystifying basic Chinese cookery, everything is clear, every recipe easily accessible, every one easy to follow in this volume. If new to Chinese cuisine, read the author's passion and perfection as you make every recipe. [...] This book is at the top of its genre." -Flavor & Fortune blog "One of the first things I do with a new cookbook is thumb through the pages to get a feel for the layout. Low's book has great photos of the dishes and photos showing tips/techniques; I wouldn't expect anything less from a world-renowned blogger (http://www.rasamalaysia.com/). A few more likes, especially appreciated in ethnic cookbooks, are the chapters containing cooking tips and techniques; description of equipment and utensils; and, more importantly, a description of ingredients with photos of the common brands of bottled and jarred sauces/condiments. I may not be able to read Chinese, but I'm pretty good at matching pictures." -TheDaringKitchen.com blog "The theme is "easy," but Low offers an intriguing range of Chinese food, not just pared-down, simple dishes for beginners." -LA Weekly "Keeping matters simple without descending into the simplistic, Low presents a few dozen standard Chinese recipes from both Cantonese and Sichuan traditions." -Booklist "The book is a labor of love for Low, who in addition to penning the recipes and explanations, also styled and shot the food-in all 80 Chinese dishes harvested from her blog entries. You will find popular Chinese classics like Fried Rice, Tea Leaf Eggs, as well as dim sum items that Low has perfected at home, and American favorites like Mongolian Beef, and Beef with Broccoli. This book is ideal for beginner cooks and those looking for some simple, mid-week meal ideas." - Flavours Magazine "Her recipes are beyond amazing, and her photography is just stunning, to say the least. "-Babble.com "And now Bee's authored the cookbook Easy Chinese Recipes, Family Favorites from Dim Sum to Kung Pao, featuring over 80 Chinese recipes perfect for the novice cook and anyone that doesn't have a Chinese restaurant right next door." -FoodieCrush.com blog "Plumb Bee's debut cookbook and you'll find interesting nuggets of information that she's plucked from Asian kitchens. To frame her book "easy" is to downgrade it because "easy" often connotes shortcuts. In reality, the book is dotted with nifty tidbits to help you understand certain aspects of Chinese cooking." -VietWorldKitchen.com blog
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About Bee Yinn Low

Born and raised in Malaysia, Bee Yinn Low is a Chinese-Malaysian. She is the publisher behind the hugely successful and popular Asian recipes site at Rasa Malaysia (RasaMalaysia.com,), which is currently the largest independent Asian recipes blog on the web. Previous to her blog, Bee worked as a business executive in one of the world's largest media companies, specializing in social media, online marketing and international business development in the United States, China and other Asian Countries.
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