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Dec 13, 2007 03:56 AM

Do You Like Chinese Food? [recipe&food]

hi, i am a chinese guy, studying in DBS as a full time student, cooking is my habit, there are a lot of chinese restaurants around country, i just wondering why people dont learn how to cook chinese dish themselves, it's very health food, cheap to buy ingredients, and easy to learn. so if you want, i can post some easy start recipes here, hope you like it. any suggestions?

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  1. Bring it on! I've been told all my life that the Chinese food we eat here in the US would be unrecognizable to a Chinese person. Start with something easy!

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    1. re: southernitalian

      'unrecognizable ' ! I am not Chinese but I've always thought American Chinese,especially delivery one is awful.I am from japan ,Chinese restaurant in Japan is really nice.
      there are lots of high end good Chinese restaurant.
      they don't look cheep.they are sophisticated look, never greasy,beautiful dishes..etc.lots of good thing.
      I have never seen American style that 'gives you stomach ache later' Chinese before.

      Who brought "American Chinese food to US ?'

      yes, people,start cooking for your self.
      stop eating greasy one !

      1. re: ymushi

        >Who brought "American Chinese food to US ?'

        Uh, Chinese immigrants have been here for more than 150 years. Most of them were men (especially given the exclusionary immigration laws in place that made it virtually impossible for wives to come). Draw your own conclusions.

        1. re: brittle peanut

          I meant ' americanized Chinese food '.
          not who actually brought Chinese food to US.

    2. Yes, love Chinese food: Beef Chow Fun, Beef with Broccoli or Asparagus, Stir Fried String Beans; Chinese Eggplant in Garlic Sauce; almost any dish with Shrimp so long as it doesn't have peanuts, Boneless chicken in Black Bean Sauce, etc.

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        1. whufee, I do love cooking Chinese, and do. Took a cooking class, and can do most things, but I am always looking to cook more! I would love a hot spicy,Chinese Shrimp Curry. The one we get uses a yellowish curry, but I have a feeling they don't add cream.. which I don't care but I'm guessing. Its one of our favorites that we always order out. Do you happen to have a good recipe for that?

          Oh and the other I want to try, is Ants Climbing Tree - Spicy version please..see a trend here?

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          1. re: chef chicklet

            Oh yes, please! I'd love to know how to make shrimp curry noodles. They're my all-time favorite!! That would be the best Christmas present of all!

            1. re: pilotgirl210

              I make a few Chinese shrimp curry dishes,but I was hoping that Whufee would give me the ultimate one. There are quite a few versions, some made with like an angel hair pasta, is that what you want? Uncle Yu's in San Ramon makes one that is just a knockout.

              1. re: chef chicklet

                My favorite Chinese restaurant recently closed, taking with them forever my beloved shrimp curry noodles. The noodles were like those found in a pork noodle dish, and the golden sauce covered larger chunks of yellow onion, green onions, green pepper, baby corn ears, mushrooms and celery. The dish could be ordered *mild, medium or hot.* I always opted for medium. I know I can replicate this dish at home, if I could only be pointed in the right direction on the sauce. It wasn't a thin sauce. It was more like a gravy. Thanx, Chef, in advance for any assistance you may offer.

                1. re: pilotgirl210

                  "were like those found in a pork noodle dish," are you speaking about the very thin noodles?

                  1. re: chef chicklet

                    Yes, exactly. But if I were making this dish at home, I'd probably use fresh udon noodles. I love those!...tee hee.

          2. Some years before the Food Networks started, there were many cooking shows, such as the Galloping Gourmet-Graham Kerr, Jehane Benoit, Julia Child, and so many others. There were also Steven Yan and Martin Yan, each with their own show. As a young married and mother of 2 young children, we were on a very tight budget, I learned to cook stir-fries, and became more adventuresome, using more and more interesting ingredients, that were locally available. I got a lot of my inspiration from the Yans. I also went to my local library and checked out recipes and methods there. My daughter was having some friends over for her high school graduation, one of her friends looked into the kitchen, and saw my shelf-over-the-stove that is well stocked with oriental oils and sauces. The girl remarked, in much surprise, that I had seasonings in my kitchen!! (My daughter has a very cosmopolitan collection of friends.) Daughter laughed and said yes, mom cooks "chinese" often. My daughter taught herself to do a few simple dishes herself. I have to admit that anything with fancy prep doesn't appeal to me.

            Yes, please post recipes. And don't be surprised if you get questions about certain vegetables, the sort that I can get at my local asian market. When I ask the clerks, they don't have enough english to clearly respond, and I don't find any particularly satisfying website that explain clearly.


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            1. re: violabratsche

              Yes please!!! And remember, you said it, make 'em easy to start.

              1. re: violabratsche

                Hi Can you please posts me some autentic chines food. and I like to cooks some thai food.

                1. re: violabratsche

                  Right you are about the budge! Tasty and really satisfying food too.
                  Pork Fried Rice, first Chinese dish I ever made, and I still make it with left over rice...