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Taste of China Recipes

Chinese cooking is one of the greatest cuisines in the world ... and one of the most popular outside of its homeland. Peking and Cantonese style cooking are similar in its origin but they have different tastes. Peking style is predominantly fried dishes and Cantonese is more steam dishes. This web site covers both styles of cooking, giving you the choice of both fried and steamed dishes. Stir fry cooking is a common feature throughout the various regional cooking styles of China.

The delights of Chinese cooking has taken the Western culture by storm because everyone knows just how good, and how economical Chinese food can be. What is appreciated by the public at large is just how very easy it is to create the same meals, or even better ones, in your own kitchen, so that the joy of eating Chinese style can be experienced regularly rather than as an occasional treat.

The art of Chinese cooking does not, contrary to popular belief, present any real difficulties as you'll quick to discover as you try one or more of the recipes below. Most of the ingredients in Chinese recipes such as bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, water chestnuts and so on may be readily purchased from most general food stores and supermarkets, and even online!

Chinese food is deliciously tasty and the variety of flavors is so cleverly contained in each dish that there is nothing incongruous in the serving of meat and poultry in the same course. As the result, both cooking and eating Chinese food can be pleasingly adventurous. Besides looking highly decorative and tasting superb, food prepared in Chinese manner is also most nourishing, retaining all its vitamins with quick, minimum cooking.

The reward of cooking Chinese are obvious to anyone who has ever eaten a well cooked Sweet and Sour Pork, or been sustained by a succulent Chow Mein.


Asian Beef with Mushrooms and Snow Peas
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Asian Chicken Noodle Soup
Beef with Snow Pea Stir Fry
Chicken Chow Mein
Chinese Beef Pot Stickers with Maple-Wasabi Dipping Sauce
Chop Suey
Egg Drop Soup
Fried Noodles
Hot and Sour Sichuan Soup
Hot & Sour Soup
Hot and Sour Soup
Pork and Peanut Stir Fry
Pork Chow Mein
Southern Mother Style Bean Sprout Soup
Steamed Asian Dumplings
Won Ton Soup


Dim Sum
Originally a Cantonese custom, dim sum is inextricably linked to the Chinese tradition of "yum cha" or drinking tea.  Travelers journeying along the famous Silk Road needed a place to rest, so teahouses began springing up along the roadside.  Rural farmers, exhausted after long hours working in the fields, would also head to the local teahouse for an afternoon of tea and relaxing conversation.  Still, it took several centuries for the culinary art of dim sum to develop.  It was originally considered inappropriate to combine tea with food - in fact a famous 3rd century Imperial physician claimed this would lead to excessive weight gain.  However, as tea house proprietors began adding a variety of snacks, and the tradition of dim sum was born.

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