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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. Chinese Chicken & Cucumber Stir Fry
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This tasty chicken dish is perfect for a quick meal - it's easy to prepare and ready to eat in less than 30 minutes. The recipe includes a flavorful mix of soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and chicken, stir-fried with cucumber and chiles. In this Grokker Premium video learn from noted chef and author Linda Lau Anusasananan how to prepare this dish from her friend Fah Liong, a Hakka from Indonesia. The Hakka are known as the nomads of China.
2. Stir-fried Beef and Onions
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With two different kinds of onions and a soy based marinate for the beef flank this dish has the perfect combination of flavors. Author of The Hakka Cookbook, Linda Lau Anusasananan shares one of her favorite recipes with the combination of beef and onion in this Grokker Premium video.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Prawn Toast
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Chinese food has become a staple takeaway meal, and why not? It's fantasically delicious! Levi Roots joins us in the kitchen to cook our sesame prawn toast recipe, which is smothered with prawns and served with a fresh, zingy beansprout salad. This will beat the Chinese takeaway every time!
7. 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!
8. Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce
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Very simple, quick, and delicious vegetable dish that uses Chinese broccoli and oyster sauce to create a bright colorful green dish. Author of The Hakka Cookbook, Linda Lau Anusasananan shows another under 30 minute recipe in this Grokker Premium video.
9. 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.
10. Asian Style Beef and Broccoli
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Watch this exciting lesson on how to make Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fried dish. It's simple, easy, quick and delicious! Give it a try!
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