Double Awesome Chinese Food: Irresistible and Totally Achievable Recipes from Our Chinese-American Kitchen by Andrew Li and Irene Li and Margaret Li

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  • Summer noodle salad with ginger garlic dressing

    • ejsimpson on May 19, 2019

      I added thinly sliced/julienned red pepper to this. I did not have soba noodles but had somen noodles and fresh Chinese egg noodles that were vermicelli sized. Both worked beautifully. The secret to this was letting it sit so that the flavors develop. My whole family loved this!

  • The kimchi dog

    • kitchen_chick on May 24, 2020

      I recommend using thin hot dogs. We used fat hot dogs, and the end results was too thick to roll up like a burrito! Still, very tasty.

  • Charred cabbage salad

    • kitchen_chick on March 25, 2020

      We can’t eat cheese so I substituted a vegan fake-parm that I chopped and ran through a mini-food processor to crumble it. While not the same flavor as blue-cheese it does add a salty-unami note, and that worked for us non-cheese eaters.

  • Sesame ssam jang brisket lettuce wraps

    • kitchen_chick on August 01, 2020

      This is fabulous and easy. What you need is time as it takes 3-4 hours to cook. Most of the listed ingredients are for optional dipping sauces and pickles. All you need for cooking the meat is doenjang (or miso), sesame oil, gochujang, honey, garlic, Chinese sesame paste (or tahini), beer, onions, and cooking oil. Oh, and the brisket.

  • Jjajang lamb noodles

    • lizbot2000 on February 17, 2019

      My last attempt at jjajangmyeon was a horrific failure, so I am very happy to say this was delicious! It took a few dishes, which was a bit of a pain, but overall it wasn't much work for a really nice dish. Next time I think I'll pickle the cucumbers and use more scallions.

    • Kduncan on April 19, 2019

      Though it is a quick and easy recipe, just overall the flavor was pretty basic. Was not that impressed.

  • Yu xiang eggplant with cranberries and almonds

    • lizbot2000 on February 17, 2019

      I love dried cranberries, so I had to try this. It was great and very easy to make. I'm planning to make lunch boxes for the week out of this, some rice, some air fried tofu, and some stir fried greens.

  • Apple hoisin-glazed pork chops

    • Kduncan on April 08, 2019

      Nothing special, only marinated for 6 hours though. Probably won't make again.

  • Cranberry sweet and sour stir-fried pork

    • Kduncan on April 19, 2019

      The rice cakes came out really well. I felt that this recipe lacked a vegetable part, but other then that the flavor was great.

  • Cranberry sweet and sour sauce

    • Kduncan on April 19, 2019

      Good flavor, very easy to cook. Used on Cranberry Pork Recipe.

  • Fried shallots

    • Kduncan on April 19, 2019

      Easy fried shallot recipe, comes out as expected.

  • Hot water dough

    • Kduncan on May 14, 2019

      Pretty quick and easy dough, was very good in the scallion pancakes.

  • Roasted miso maple potatoes

    • Kduncan on April 08, 2019

      Great recipe, really good flavor on the potatoes. Really easy to make. The mix of soy sauce, miso, and maple syrup was very good.

  • Three sisters dumplings

    • Kduncan on March 30, 2020

      We love these dumplings at the restaurant, but I found that this recipe doesn't hold up as well, maybe I needed more seasoning, or fresh corn instead of frozen. The recipe made too much filling for the 24 wrappers we had, but as it's vegetarian we figure it will hold in the fridge till next week when we make/buy more wrappers to use it up.

  • Cumin lamb dumplings with mint yoghurt

    • Kduncan on March 30, 2020

      We loved these dumplings, and they were so easy to make (for dumplings). Great flavor, both the lamb and the cumin really stood out. Delicious.

  • Scallion pancakes

    • Kduncan on May 14, 2019

      Great scallion pancake recipe, though the pancakes are large. Dipping sauce is also good in flavor.

  • Soy ginger noodle salad with pickled carrots and tofu

    • BeckyLeJ on September 03, 2019

      This is a very light meal. We used furikake in place of nori, just for more flavor.

  • Red curry Frito pie

    • BeckyLeJ on September 03, 2019

      I’m a big fan of Frito pies. This is a great twist and the curry sauce is amazing!

  • Lion's head meatballs with stewed eggplant

    • BeckyLeJ on September 03, 2019

      My absolute favorite dish in this cookbook so far, the meatballs are incredibly flavorful and tender. So good!

  • Traditional-ish pork dumplings

    • Anneherzberg on April 09, 2020

      Used kale and spring onions as the veggies in the filling-delicious!

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  • Eat Your Books by Jenny Hartin

    Fresh and exciting recipes from Boston hotspot MeiMei fill this debut cookbook from the Li siblings.

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  • ISBN 10 1611805570
  • ISBN 13 9781611805574
  • Published Feb 05 2019
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 288
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Roost Books

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Wildly inventive Chinese-American home cooking from the siblings behind Boston’s acclaimed Mei Mei restaurant.

Too intimidated to cook Chinese food at home but crave those punchy flavors? Not anymore. Put down that takeout kung pao chicken and get in the kitchen! Full of irresistible recipes that marry traditional Asian ingredients with comforting American classics and seasonal ingredients, Double Awesome Chinese Food delivers the goods. The three fun-loving Chinese-American siblings behind the acclaimed restaurant Mei Mei take the fear factor out of cooking this complex cuisine, infusing it with creativity, playfulness, and ease.

Take the Double Awesome: flaky scallion pancakes stuffed with two oozy eggs, sharp cheddar, and garlicky pesto; could there be anything better? Ridiculously delicious and unexpected dishes like Cranberry Sweet and Sour Stir-fried Pork and Red Curry Frito Pie will become new staples for your cooking lineup. Throw a hands-on dumpling-making party and let your friends decide whether to serve them chewy and pan-seared or crackly and deep-fried. Packed with pro-cooking tips, sauces to amp up any meal, sustainable sourcing advice, and over 100 delicious recipes, this book is your ticket to making the Chinese food of your dreams any night of the week.