[shopping] Where can you shop reasonable priced organic Chinese vegetables?

I have conducted an Asian grocery shopping tour earlier at a local Chinese supermarket with two participants.  It was indeed a very interesting idea exchange experience.   My two participants are definitely rookies in Chinese cooking, and they were definitely amused on how many Chinese herbs and veggies we use in our everyday cooking; that…

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[cooking] Simple Stir Fry 101

Stir fry seems to be the first thing come into everyone's mind when they think of Chinese cooking.  However many of my non-Chinese friends are still a little bit confuse about how to make a proper stir fry dish. So here are a few steps with simple tools and ingredients to start and follow the…

[cooking] Hand-shredded chicken on rice with garlic bits and Singaporean dark soy sauce

When you want to turn a chicken into a more sophisticated dish, this is what you can do. Instead of roasting or baking the whole chicken, steam it just like what I did here, and then wait until it cools and hand shred it and put it on a bowl of hot rice! The making…

[making] Fried Rice 101

A lot of people would wonder what's the best rice to make fried rice?   Rule of thumb is, you need "dehydrated rice" or "harden rice" to make a good plate of fried rice.  Keep in mind for any fried rice that's too moist, mushy or sticks together, should not consider to be good fried…

How to properly slice beef for Chinese stir fry?

Choosing the right part of beef for Chinese stir fry is crucial, and slicing properly for a tender taste is often an important step people would miss, or didn't think it would matter.   Usually choosing the right part for stir fry need to consider three things:  tenderness, thickness and boneless.  I usually take the…