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10 Chinese Recipes for Plumbers

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 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!
3. 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.
4. Beef in Black Beans Stir-Fry
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This is probably one of the first dishes that crosses your mind when thinking of Chinese takeaway. We show you how to use your leftover roast beef to create an easy homemade version complete with egg fried rice.
5. 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.
6. Low Fat General Tso's Chicken
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In this video, April prepares a light version of the popular Chinese take out dish, General Tso's Chicken. It is cooked with very little fat or sugar, but it still tastes fantastic! Next time you are craving take out, give this dish a try!s.
7. Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork Stir Fry
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In this homestyle version of sweet and sour pork, Linda Anusasananan transforms a restaurant favorite into a light and refreshing meal perfect for anytime of the year. This traditional Chinese dish can be served as a main course or a part of any multi-course meal.
8. Easy Kung Pao Chicken
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This classic Chinese dish features a dark and pungent sauce, spiked with chiles, glazed chunks of chicken and crunchy peanuts. Break the chiles in half and shake out the seeds to remove some of their fire or leave the seeds in if you like it very hot. Sichuan peppercorns, aka wild pepper or prickly ash, adds a woody, citrusy aroma and tingly numbing sensation. Watch this Grokker Premium video to see Hakka Chinese chef Linda Lau Anusasananan's demonstration of how to prepare this delicious spicy Sichuan favorite.
9. 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.
10. Egg Foo Young
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This dish is an old-fashioned Chinese classic. Egg foo young is an omelette dish consisting of patties fashioned from vegetables, seafood or meat, and bound together with eggs. Make them for your family or kids, using bits of leftovers. To create your own version, you will need a ratio of ~1 1/4 cups of cooked meat and vegetables for every three eggs. Double the recipe, if you like. Hakka Expert Linda Anusasananan shares this easy and fun recipe in this Grokker Premium video.
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