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. Healthy Chinese Cashew Chicken with Peas
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.
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. Easy Kung Pao Chicken
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 deliciousspicy Sichuan favorite.
5. General Tso's Chicken
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!
6. Chinese Chicken & Cucumber Stir Fry
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.