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10 Chinese Recipes for Builders

Drew Glover • May 13, 2015
Shanghai dumplings, stir-fry dishes, chow mein, noodles, stinky tofu, and Dongpo pork. The list goes on and on and your choice of dishes in endless. Watch and learn to make amazing Chinese dishes and share with the people you love!Low Fat General Tso's Chicken
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1. General Tso's Chicken
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Ubiquitous in North American Chinese restaurants, General Tso's Chicken often involves deep-fried chicken served with a sweet and spicy sauce that has a sodium content rivalling the Dead Sea. Tangy, spicy, and infused with crispy vegetables, this reincarnation is much lighter and fresher tasting. Making General Tso's Chicken at home is also much easier and quicker than you'd think!
2. Chinese Eggplant with Pork
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This Chinese comfort food is braised in a flavorful liquid mixture of rice wine, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, water, and black pepper. The recipe for this dish comes from Taipei and is cooked in the style of the Hakka people of China. Come join chef and author Linda Lau Anusasananan in this Grokker Premium video as she shows you how to prepare this delightful main course that is ready to serve in less than 20 minutes.
3. Chinese Pork Belly Recipe
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Pork belly is being used more and more often. It's cheap and tastes amazing...what's not to like? You might think it's difficult to cook perfectly but we make it foolproof with this recipe. You don't often see potatoes in Chinese cooking, but flavoured with sesame and soy they fit perfectly in this dish!
4. Healthy Chinese Cashew Chicken with Peas
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The combination of textures and mild flavors of this classic Cantonese favorite a invites a light and fresh experience. Make sure to use either the flat snow peas or the plumper sugar snap peas to maintain the textural diversity. Watch this Grokker Premium video to see Hakka Chinese chef Linda Lau Anusasananan's demonstration of how to prepare this delicious family meal.
5. Hakka Chinese Noodles with Pork & Mushroom Sauce
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This rustic comfort dish uses common Hakka ingredients–pork, mushrooms, and Chinese chives–to create a savory topping for a main course serving of noodles. The addition of dark soy sauce, which is aged and blended with molasses, imbues the noodles with an intense dark, deep, rich taste and color, making it a unique, filling dish to serve for family and guests after a long day.
6. Chinese Braised Tofu with Ground Pork
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This dish is a Chinese home style dish that goes perfect with rice and is easy to make and it is also a great way to get tofu into your diet.
7. Chinese Chicken Fried Rice with Tomato Chutney
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Fried rice with a twist! Our Expert Linda Lau Anusasananan shows how to make a fusion dish of Chinese fried rice with a fresh Indian chutney from the multicultural island of Mauritius. With leftover rice, see how easy it is to make this one-pan supper in this Grokker Premium video. The recipe comes from her book, The Hakka Cookbook - Chinese Soul Food from Around the World.
8. Chinese Glazed Spare Ribs
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These ribs are sweet and savory, and easy to make. The ribs are marinated in a delicious Hoisin-based sauce, which also acts as a final glaze to give the ribs a sweet shiny finish. Hoisin sauce, which is made from ground fermented soy beans, sugar, and spices, imbues the marinade with a savory depth of flavor and the soy sauce and honey in the marinade add sweet and salty accents. Allow at least 2 hours, or better yet overnight, for the meat to soak up the flavors. Watch all of Linda's Grokker Premium videos for delicious recipes made in the style of the Hakka people of China.
9. Sweet 'n' Sour Chicken
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The nation's favorite Chinese dish couldn't be easier or quicker to reproduce at home. Try and beat the takeaway, both on price and speed on sweet 'n' sour chicken.
10. Tips On How to Cook Beef And Broccoli
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Watch this hilarious energetic video on how to cook Chinese style Beef and Broccoli. Also learn some tips on how to sharpen your blade without buying expensive equipment and how to make your dish look more delicious.
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