My only experience with Chinese cuisine is that of the “Westernized” Chinese take-out variety, so my noodle knowledge is severely lacking. Imagine my surprise when, on a business trip to Beijing, I learned that Chinese noodles actually come in a variety of shapes and sizes, all of them different from each other based on the ingredients used in making them and the kind of recipes that they are often incorporated into.
Posts Tagged ‘chinese cuisine’
One of my favorite parts of cooking is putting your own personal spin on a dish. You can draw from your own individual tastes, your cultural heritage, or simply borrow ideas from the other recipes you enjoy making. No matter what you do, each time you experiment there’s a chance that you’ll stumble upon something truly great and original.
Recipies often have long, storied histories that are passed down from generation to generation. Even in a contemporary sense, it’s difficult to talk about beef bourguignon without mentioning Julia Child. When it comes to food from different cultures, however, we’re often clueless.
Last Updated Feb 2020 – Kamikoto is a Japanese company that manufactures high-end Japanese-style knives in China and Japan. These knives retail for some pretty high prices, even when compared to brands like Yoshihiro that hand-make their blades using high-quality steel.
We know that rice wine is a very important constituent in Chinese and generally Asian cuisine, but what happens when you don’t have rice wine? Where and how can you get a good substitute for rice wine? It’s always good to have the knowledge of rice wine substitutes as it may come in handy in times you do not expect.
Lo mein vs. chow mein is a battle that rages on to this very day. People think they know the differences between the two. Well, I’m here to say that there’s far more than meets the eye.
I can trace my ability to find high-quality soy sauce back to my grandma, one of the best cooks I’ve ever known.