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Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir-Fries, Soups, and More by Hsiao-Ching Chou

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  • Dumpling dough

    • southerncooker on April 14, 2018

      I used my kitchen aid to make this dough. Then used the dough to make the green onion pancakes.

  • Pork and Chinese cabbage dumplings

    • lkgrover on November 12, 2018

      Good Chinese dumplings, surprisingly easy to make.

  • Smacked cucumber

    • southerncooker on April 14, 2018

      Loved these. I used the side of my cleaver to smack the cucumbers. I used baby cucumbers.

  • Green onion pancakes

    • southerncooker on April 14, 2018

      I used the dumpling dough to make these pancakes. I used my french rolling pin to roll out the dough. I had a little trouble at first with rolling into a tight cylinder after putting on the green onions and then curling the rolled cylinder into a coil before rolling out again. I finally got the hang after a couple tries.

  • Fried rice

    • infotrop on April 07, 2018

      Like other recipes in this cookbook, this one is homey, tasty, very adaptable. I added mushrooms, garlic. Served with egg rolls, p. 221

  • Chinese noodles in meat sauce (Zha jiang mian)

    • Frogcake on June 08, 2018

      Absolutely delicious. Loved the flavours here. I substituted the bean sauce with Korean bean paste (3 tablespoons). Will add some cubed tofu next time. Chinese spaghetti sauce is an appropriate description. I’ve flagged this one for my sons to make.

  • Tomato egg

    • lkgrover on May 25, 2018

      Chinese-style scrambled eggs with tomatoes: the soy sauce and sesame oil add an unexpected zing.

  • Orange beef

    • lkgrover on May 05, 2018

      Delicious with easy preparation. I used an extra orange (and its zest) instead of a tangerine.

  • Salt-and-Sichuan pepper shrimp

    • southerncooker on April 14, 2018

      Delicious. I used headless shrimp with the shell on and split down back veins already removed. I used the cornstarch option for breading.

  • Vegetarian's delight

    • southerncooker on April 14, 2018

      I used Chinese cabbage, snow peas, carrots, and baby corn. Served over Asian Rice with a little extra low-sodium soy sauce.

  • General Tso's chicken

    • Frogcake on February 28, 2018

      Very flavourful. My family really enjoyed this dish, which I served with buttered basmati rice and grilled vegetables. Will be making this one again.

    • lizbot2000 on May 20, 2018

      This was great and pretty easy. They're not playing around with the cornstarch, though - next time I'll go a little easier on it. The sauce was a bit too gloppy for my tastes.

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Reviews about this book

  • Food in Jars

    Never before have your favorite takeout dishes been more accessible or delicious.

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  • Eat Your Books

    Hsiao-Ching Chou has written a Chinese cookbook that is approachable to any level cook. Ditch take-out and buy this book.

    Full review
  • Denver Post

    Chinese Soul Food, our April choice for the EYB Cookbook Club, is featured in the Denver Post along with two recipes.

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  • ISBN 10 1632171236
  • ISBN 13 9781632171238
  • Published Jan 30 2018
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Sasquatch Books

Publishers Text

Chinese soul food is classic comfort food you can't resist, and in this cookbook you'll find 80 recipes for favorites you can easily make in your own kitchen any night of the week.

Chinese food is more popular than any other cuisine and yet it often intimidates North American home cooks. Chinese Soul Food draws cooks into the kitchen with recipes that include sizzling potstickers, stir-fries that are unbelievably easy to make, saucy braises, and soups that bring comfort with a sip. These are dishes that feed the belly and speak the universal language of "mmm!" You'll find approachable recipes and plenty of tips for favorite homestyle Chinese dishes, such as red-braised pork belly, dry-fried green beans, braised-beef noodle soup, green onion pancakes, garlic eggplant, and the author's famous potstickers, which consistently sell out her cooking classes in Seattle. You will also find helpful tips and techniques, such as caring for and using a wok and how to cook rice properly, as well as a basic Chinese pantry list that also includes acceptable substitutions, making it even simpler for the busiest among us to cook their favorite Chinese dishes at home. Recipes are streamlined to minimize the fear factor of unfamiliar ingredients and techniques, and home cooks are gently guided toward becoming comfortable cooking satisfying Chinese meals. Any kitchen can be a Chinese kitchen!