Chinese Food- Tips And Tricks
All those who love Chinese food, raise your hand! Yes, who doesn’t love Chinese? It is the go-to choice for any time of any day. For most of us, Chinese food has become soul food, stir-fry’s, dumplings, soups, noodles, rice, or even the sauces! We can only think of reasons to love this and more. When the love of a cuisine passes a certain limit, it is time to learn how to cook it well yourself. Getting take outs doesn’t really work in the long term and hey, don’t you know that cooking is therapeutic? For the lovers of the same, we have put together this article in the hopes that you will find the tips and tricks to bring success to your culinary adventures. May the next dinner you host celebrate the newfound chef in you!
Chinese Food Trick #1- Balance And Preparation
The Chinese believe in balance. Be it in any sphere of their life. Food, too, needs to be balanced. Have a medley of fresh vegetables and meat to bring harmony to a dish. Don’t go overboard with any. Keep in mind that they all need to be fresh. That is the secret to having those wonderful flavors. Freshness is the best technique to adapt while cooking anything.
The next tip would be to prep beforehand. Spread out all the ingredients you’ll need for the dish. Have the meat (if using) marinated, the sauces ready before you turn the stove on. Cooking should be a symphony and not a race!
Chinese Food Tip#2- The Right Equipment And The Vegetables
Our chef friends at this great Chinese restaurant swear by using a wok to cook all their food. Cooking requires a high flame and a lot of tossing. A wok is a great way to ensure that your food gets the heat it needs and the space to be tossed around.
The amount of time you put into cleaning and cutting your veggies determines the success of your dish. If using leafy veggies, clean and let them drain for a while so that the water leaves completely. place all your chopped veggies, in the order you would add them in the wok. Note that different veggies cook at a different pace, so add them in as needed.
Keep the meaning of a stir-fry intact when recreating a dish. Do not overcook any! Add the thick, hard veggies in first and cook them longer than your leaves and peas. Overcooking a stir-fry would kill the dish, ruin the flavor and defeat your purpose. While pouring oil in the wok, start from the sides as if you are trying to coat the wok. Do not add in the base directly.