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. 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.
2. 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.
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. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. General Tso's Chinese Chicken Tacos
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Like in A Christmas Story when the family ate Chinese on Christmas after their turkey was ruined, Mike and Josh create a General Tso's chicken to satisfy at any time of year!
8. 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.
9. 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!
10. 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.
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