Road Trips

10 Chinese Recipes for Scenic Drives

Drew Glover • March 24, 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. 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.
2. General Tso's Chicken
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Quick and easy General Tso's chicken recipe.
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. 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.
5. 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.
6. Healthy Broccoli Beef
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A Chinese takeout classic made at home. Linda's healthy broccoli beef recipe can be made in less time than it would take to pack the kids into the car and drive to the nearest Chinese restaurant. In this video, you'll learn not just how to make broccoli beef, but how to present this traditional side dish as a main course centerpiece.
7. 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!
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
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