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!Sichuan Hot & Sour Soup by Linda Anusasananan
1. Sichuan Hot & Sour Soup: a Chinese Classic
This Sichuan classic tingles with a peppery bite, tempered with a mellow tang. Thin slivers of meat and vegetable contribute contrasting textures to this velvety soup. Watch this Grokker Premium video to see Hakka Chinese chef Linda Lau Anusasananan's demonstration of how to prepare Hot & Sour Soup.
2. Homemade Pot Stickers with Ground Pork & Vegetables
Linda Lau Anusasananan’s old family recipe for Chinese pot stickers is an impressive addition to any family gathering or dinner party. In this Grokker Premium video, Linda demystifies these delicious pan-fried dumplings, teaching you a couple different ways to roll out and fold and stuff your pot stickers with morsels of ground pork and vegetables.
3. Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork Stir Fry
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.
4. Spicy Sichuan Green Beans with Ground Pork
In restaurants, Sichuan green beans are typically deep-fried in oil. Linda’s simplified home recipe skips deep-frying for a healthier version of this classic dish. The beans are stir-fried until browned and blistered, then cooked with lively seasonings. With the large quantity of red chiles, the dish looks scorching hot. In fact, if you shake most of the seeds out of chiles, the effect of the chiles is relatively mild. The preserved vegetable or fermented black beans add an authentic, slightly fermented flavor, but is not essential. Omit the pork for a vegetarian version.
5. Hakka Chinese Noodles with Pork & Mushroom Sauce
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. The Perfect: Soup Dumpling (Xiao Long Bao)
Andrea Nguyen, chef and author of Asian Dumplings, takes CHOW to Shanghai Dumpling King in San Francisco for what she considers the perfect xiao long bao, or Shanghai soup dumpling. Chef and owner Lu Kuang has been making them for 25 years. Andrea chats with him in the kitchen, then explains how Lu gets the soup on the inside of the dumplings. Plus, the most important information: how to eat them without losing all the soup.
7. Chinese New Year Potsticker Dumplings 煎餃
Enjoy this old family recipe for how to make Chinese pork dumplings. Perfect little parcels of flavour with a sticky bottom and a sweet & spicy sauce. Yum yum yum!
8. Chinese Glazed Spare Ribs
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. Egg Foo Young
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. Chinese Pork Dumplings
Watch how to make traditional Hong Kong-style dumplings filled with ground pork from Seattle's Liana Café House as well as a delicious dipping sauce. They're surprisingly simple and fun to make. You'll see how to fill and seal the dumplings before browning and steaming them and how to make a simple dipping sauce.