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Stir-Fried Long Beans, Chinese Style

Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

1 bunch long beans
1 tablespoon oil
4 slices fresh ginger
1 clove garlic, bruised
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon sugar
few drops oriental sesame oil

Directions

Stir-Fried Flowering Chives

(Photo by sunnyhiga/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

Ingredients

1 or 2 bunches flowering chives
2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon cornflour (cornstarch)
1 teaspoon sugar

Directions

Mermaid's Tresses

(Photo by Salihan.com/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

Make sure the leaves are quite dry or they will spatter when dropped into hot oil.

Ingredients

1 bunch bok choy
oil for deep frying
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 pinches caster sugar
2 tablespoons very tiny dried shrimp (optional)

Directions

With a sharp knife cut away the white central rib of the leaves and set aside for braised bok choy (recipe below). Place 3 or 4 green leaves together and roll up tightly. Shred in very fine even slices, and separate the shreds.

Korean Braised Bean Curd

(Photo by SauceSupreme/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

250 g/8 oz Korean style bean curd salt
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons Korean soy sauce
or Japanese soy sauce
3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon crushed toasted sesame seeds
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 spring onions (scallions), sliced
20 dried chilli threads (silgochu)

Directions

Kim Chi

Food & Recipes

Ingredients

1 large wong nga bak, about 1.5 kg/3 lb
coarse sea salt (not iodised)
2 tablespoons hot chilli powder
6 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
6 spring onions (scallions) finely chopped
3 fresh red chillies, finely sliced
1 tablespoon fine shreds of fresh ginger
4 tablespoons fine shreds of white radish
500 ml/1 pint/2 cups dashi stock 2 tablespoons Korean light soy sauce

Directions

Fresh Soy Beans with Bean Curd

Bean Curd (Photo by <a href=jslander/flickr)" src="http://asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/beancurd2.jpg">
Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

250 g/8 oz fresh or frozen soy beans
2 tablespoons peanut oil
5 thin round slices ginger
1 clove garlic, bruised
1 small red capsicum, diced
2 cups chopped gai larn or choy sum,
cut into bite-sized lengths
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup light stock
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons cornflour (cornstarch)
250 g/8 oz firm tofu, diced
1/2 teaspoon oriental sesame oil

Directions

Chinese Style Asparagus

Asparagus with Oyster Sauce (Photo by <a href=su-lin/flickr)" src="http://asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/asparagusoystersauce.jpg">
Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

400 g/14 oz fresh green asparagus
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sugar

Directions

Broad Beans with Mushrooms

Broad Beans (Photo by <a href=janerc/flickr)" src="http://asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/broadbeans2.jpg">
Food & Recipes

Serves 4

Ingredients

250 g/8 oz fresh broad beans, pods removed
250 g/8 oz fresh mushrooms
(enoki, shiitake or other)
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon Japanese soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon hoi sin sauce
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup water or light stock
1 teaspoon oriental sesame oil

Directions

Braised Soy Mushrooms

(Photo by avlxyz/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

Serves 6-8.

Ingredients

125 g/4 oz dried shiitake mushrooms
750 ml/11/2 pints/3 cups hot water
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons peanut oil

Directions

Braised Cauliflower, Chinese Style

(Photo by food_in_mouth/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

half a small cauliflower
125 g/4 oz snow peas or sugar snap peas
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1 teaspoon grated ginger
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup hot water or stock
1 tablespoon oyster or soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cornflour (cornstarch)

Directions