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10 Dairy-Free Chinese Recipes

Drew Glover • March 17, 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!Sichuan Green Beans by Linda Anusasananan
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1. Spicy Sichuan Green Beans with Ground Pork
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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.
2. Hakka-Style Chinese Chow Mein with Shrimp
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This recipe was created by Hakka (Han Chinese) chefs in India for their Indian customers. It is very much like a basic Chinese chow mein or lo mein, except for the generous addition of fresh chiles and pepper. If you like it even hotter, serve with a small bowl of soy sauce, seasoned with minced fresh chiles. If you like it mild, leave out the chiles and reduce the black pepper. In this Grokker Premium video Linda demonstrates this recipe that she learned from Peter Tseng at Tangra Asian Fusion Cuisine in Queens, NY, where they call it Garlic Noodles.
3. Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumplings)
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Din Tai Fung are known worldwide for their Xialongbao (soup dumplings) They have recently opened the first Din Tai Fung Dumpling Bar in the world at Westfield Sydney Level 5 and it is a sight to behold. The process of making their dumpling is highly specialised and can be witnessed first hand as they are made right in front of you. There is also an art to eating their Xialongbao which Dendy Sjahada explains to you in this piece.
4. How to Eat Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumplings)
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How do YOU eat xiao long bao? We got together with Kristie and Clarissa from 626 Foodettes to make a fun video on the different ways they eat XLB. Learn how to eat XLB the "proper" way, or get inspired to try the more "fun" ways to eat those delicious soup dumplings.
5. Chinese Pork Dumplings
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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.
6. The Perfect: Soup Dumpling (Xiao Long Bao)
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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. General Tso's Chicken
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Quick and easy General Tso's chicken recipe.
8. Best General Tso's Chicken Recipe
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General Tso's Chicken is a delicious dish you'll find at most Chinese restaurants--and you can make the very same dish in your own kitchen at home. The chicken in this recipe is baked instead of deep fried, which is a little healthier and a lot less messier, if you're into that kinda thing.
9. Broccoli & Beef with General Tso's Sauce
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Chef Rob Lafond, of JTM Food Group, prepares a school food service recipe for Broccoli & Beef with General Tso's Sauce.
10. 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!
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