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Chinese food



  • dee72_2
    dee72_2 Posts: 196 Forumite
    Thank you so much for the recipes - great!!

    Just a quick question though - where can I get cornstarch to make the crispy shredded beef? Is that the same as cornflour?
    yep same thing
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  • Marsh_Samphire
    This thread is fab! I'm really looking forward to trying out your recipes Kwai, thank you for taking the time to post them!
    Marsh Samphire
  • newlywed
    newlywed Posts: 8,255 Forumite
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    Yes thanks for all your help and time on this.

    As soon as I'm paid I'm a going to be stocking up and cooking lots from this thread (it's over 18 months since I had Chinese food) - as well as finding out when my friends are next visiting wing yip supermarket so I can give them my requests ;):D
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  • silverchair
    silverchair Posts: 937 Forumite
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    Can't wait to try some these recipes.
    Thank you Kwai!
  • shazba
    shazba Posts: 113 Forumite
    Thank you Kwai i love chinese food but can only sometimes afford so thanks to you i will ba able to have this more often and i was hoping you would have a recipe for salt and chilli wings/spare ribs? Have tried to make these before but never ended up right lol so am hoping you can help.;)xx

    Thanks in advance.xx
    My goal this year is to be more orginised and start leading a healthy life.xx
  • Drea
    Drea Posts: 9,892 Forumite
    Hey again Kwai :D

    Just a quick question, was just wondering if you can freeze these recipes? There is only one of me :(

    I could make a batch of Kung Po and freeze it if so :)
    Just because you made a mistake doesn't mean you are a mistake.
  • kwaichi
    kwaichi Posts: 161 Forumite
    newlywed wrote: »
    Can we have a chicken satay recipe please? :D

    Although not originally a chinese dish, satay is extremely popular all over asia and among chinese populations here and australia (and probably other places too) It's pretty simple to make and is usually a starter/party/snack food in chinese restaurants.


    There are 2 components of satay, the meat on the skewer and the peanut sauce. Both are very simple.

    The Chicken:
    Thinly slice a rolled out chicken thigh fillet (slice horizontally so the chicken is in flat slabs)
    soak in a marinade of
    2 tablespoons of soy sauce (kikoman C00039)
    1 tablespoon of sugar
    1 teaspoon of extra hot chilli flakes
    1 teaspoon of sesame seeds
    1 teaspoon of sesame oil

    Marinade as long as possible then weave onto a skewer and grill/barbecue until cooked through.

    The Sauce:
    In a saucepan mix up 4 tablespoons of peanut butter with 2 teaspoons of sesame oil, 1 teaspoon of soy sauce (kikoman C00039) and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Heat gently and stir together.

    Add the hot sauce onto the the chicken to finish or leave it as a dip on the side.

    Kwai Chi
    Professional Video blogger
  • BLUis
    BLUis Posts: 773 Forumite
    First Anniversary Combo Breaker
    I have just discovered this thread! Cant wait to try out some of the recipes that you have put on here already. I'm sure I will be requesting some recipes soon!

    Thanks so much!

    Married the absolute love of my life on Sunday May 6th and I couldnt be happier!!!
  • kwaichi
    kwaichi Posts: 161 Forumite
    rocketdog wrote: »
    Can you give us a Hot and Sour soup recipe please?

    What is known in takeaways and restaurants as Hot & Sour soup is usually actually Tom Yum soup (or a derivative) which is really popular in asia. Like most soups it's pretty easy to make - it's all about the prep!


    Pop the following into a saucepan with 1.5 litres of cold water:

    1 knorr chicken stockpot pot thing
    4 tablespoons of tom yum paste
    200g of sliced button mushrooms
    400g of King Prawns deshelled and gutted
    1 teaspoon of finely chopped lemon grass
    1 chopped spring onion
    3 chopped birds eye chillis (or more if you like it really hot)
    1 tablespoon of lime concentrate
    4 tablespoons of fermented fish sauce
    1 teaspoon of sugar

    Bring to the boil and then simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir throughout and you'll be left with a great tasting soup to entice your tastebuds!
    Kwai Chi
    Professional Video blogger
  • MrsE_2
    MrsE_2 Posts: 24,162 Forumite
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    I think Kwai has been sooooooooo generous with his time & know-how that I'm going to nominate his first post on here (where he invites us to ask him) POST OF THE MONTH:beer::T

    Anyone else up for this???:j
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