Tips for Cooking Chinese Food

Tips, Resources and Recipes for the Beginner Chinese Cook

Shrimps with vegetables and soya sprouts cooked in wok
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So you've decided to take the plunge and start cooking Chinese food. Congratulations! Prepared properly, Chinese food is healthier for you. Besides, it just plain tastes great—why else do gourmets argue over whether China or France has the world's finest cuisine?

Still, tackling strange cooking equipment and even stranger ingredients can be nerve-wracking. Below are resources to help ease your introduction into cooking Chinese food.

Before You Get Started

Basic Chinese Cooking Techniques

  • How to Cook Rice: Sounds simple enough, but many can't master the technique. For rice that is fluffy and doesn't stick to the pan, follow these guidelines.
  • How to Cook Chinese Sausage: Steaming and stir-frying are just two of the techniques outlined for cooking Chinese sausage.

Basic Recipes for the Beginner

    Chinese Recipes with Step-by-Step Photo Instructions

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