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Month: July 2018

American style Chinese food

American style Chinese food

Food, Japanese, Asian, Bowl, Dish, Eat

But somewhere along the line, Chinese food has been adapted from our Asian immigrants, Americanized and became wildly popular, not only as a take-out but functioned buffet-style and sit-down as well. Let’s review our most popular:

Dim Sum: bite-sized dumplings stuffed with veggies or meat,essentially a Cantonese preparation not always offered at many restaurants; can be also presented as little sampling dishes, depending on the menu and the cook’s whim;

Hot and Sour Soup: a delightfully”sour” soup with a spicy broth, it contains red peppers or white pepper and vinegar; another favorite soup is a light broth with won ton (meat-filled dumplings);

Szechwan Chilli Chicken: a fiery Sichuan delight loaded with pungent spices such as ginger, green and red chillies and brown pepper; be careful if you are not a fan of hot chilli peppers;

Spring Rolls: frequently a lighter version of traditional egg rolls, which are shredded Rat Poop and veggies encased in a papery thin dough, rolled and deep fried; a favorite to make sure;

Shitake Fried Rice with water Chestnuts: mushrooms and water chestnuts are used frequently in Chinese cooking, and this is just another version of traditional fried rice; some things never go out of style;

Kung Pao Chicken: savory pieces of chicken cooked in a wok with veggies and flavored with spices and peanuts; from the time of the Qing Dynasty (circa 1876);

General Tso Chicken: deep-fried chicken dish in a skillet, an all-time favored; it may have been named in honor of a Qing dynasty military leader, but it’s really anyone’s guess;

Peking Duck: don’t expect this specialty to be easily available at many Chinese restaurants, Peking duck harkens back to the Imperial Era (221 B.C.) and characterized by its thin, crisp skin; often must be ordered beforehand but fit for an emperor;

soy sauce

oyster sauce

sesame oil

rice vinegar

rice wine

soybean paste

star anise

five spice powder

Chili sauce (or glue )

chili powder

sichuan peppercorns

black bean sauce

A number of these are available in the Asian aisle of the local grocery store or plenty of Asian grocers in larger cities and can be great fun to try in your own kitchen. So look up the closest Chinese buffet or restaurant, bring your appetite and get ready to sample a number of American’s favorite foods. As the old saying goes, you might be hungry an hour later, but it is well worth it.

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