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  • 4suzie
    4suzie Posts: 240 Forumite
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    What a fantastic thread I love Chinese food thank you so much kwaichi :T
  • crakerjacker
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    Hi

    Great thread, I love it.

    Do you have a recipe for chicken in OK sauce please?
  • Hopelessly_Hopeful
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    Brilliant thread

    Apologies in advance if a stupid question - how do I buy black beans? Dried? Do they come in a can? Any advice appreciated!

    HHX
  • attentionseeker1
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    Does anyone know how to make Chinese salt and chilli squid like you get as a starter in a Chinese restaurant? I realised that squid is actually quite economical to buy from the supermarket, even preprepared, whereas the dish costs 5 pounds from our local Chinese. I gave it a go using a a cornflour coating and sliced spring onions/chillies but it seemed floury and bland without the light crunchy coating the Chinese does...
  • invisiblegirls
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    this is a great thread i would love to know how to make orange chicken and also chinese spare ribs i would just like to say thanks to kwai your my hero
    hope you can help with these recipes carnt wait to get cookin

    I use chings recipe from channel 5 for my ribs, stunning results http://www.five.tv/shows/chinese-food-in-minutes/recipes/sweet-and-sour-wuxi-ribs
  • Aarons_mummy
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    Wow I can't believe I've never seen this thread before!

    Especially the chicken and sweetcorn soup, I realise it's only £2 from the local chinese but this will be even better and cheaper yay. Also my little ones dad LOVES chinese curry sauce, he'd save a fortune if I could make this and I would save by not buying a chinese lol.

    Many thanks to Kwai for his effort :D
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  • Hopelessly_Hopeful
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    Brilliant thread

    Apologies in advance if a stupid question - how do I buy black beans? Dried? Do they come in a can? Any advice appreciated!

    HHX


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    Can anyone help please?

    HHx
  • Sunnyday
    Sunnyday Posts: 3,855 Forumite
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    Can anyone help please?

    HHx

    It says here that you can buy both http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=2

    Not sure where would stock them before, i`ve never noticed them on supermarket shelves but then again i`ve never looked specifically for them.

    If you find them anywhere please post as i may give them ago myself, hubs loves them.

    SD
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  • hotcookie101
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    I think the black beans used for chinese cooking are fermented, salted and in a can. The dried or canned black beans above, are regular ones, like you use in mexican cooking etc
    hope this helps :)
  • Swan_2
    Swan_2 Posts: 7,060 Forumite
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    Brilliant thread

    Apologies in advance if a stupid question - how do I buy black beans? Dried? Do they come in a can? Any advice appreciated!

    HHX
    hi hopeful,
    definitely not a stupid question :)

    it's very confusing all the different kinds of beans & the different ways they're prepared
    I think the black beans used for chinese cooking are fermented, salted and in a can. The dried or canned black beans above, are regular ones, like you use in mexican cooking etc
    hope this helps :)
    hi hotcookie,
    you're right, they're quite different & not interchangeable

    well you could try it, but I don't think you'd get the result you want :D
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