TAIWANESE FRIED CHICKEN (台湾盐酥鸡)
Everything you love about fried chicken is here in this dish: it’s moist, crunchy, and irresistible. It’s a benefit that these are small enough to eat with one hand.
It’s a popular Taiwanese street snack meant to be eaten on the go. Make this chicken’s distinctive coating using sweet potato starch!
SPICY BAMBOO SHOOT SALAD
Make this simple, no-cook! This appetizer or starter can be served at room temperature or chilled. Stir-fry, braised, or grilled meats would go well as a side dish.
Spices like raw garlic and chili flakes, salty soy sauce, oyster sauce, a bit of sugar, and tart rice vinegar make up the sauce’s flavor profile. Add a few drops of Sichuan peppercorn oil for an extra kick of heat and numbing action!
Cilantro or scallions can be used to add a bit of flavor, but I prefer chopped cilantro.
OYSTER SAUCE BAKED CHICKEN WINGS
It’s easy to make chicken wings with this recipe
For the best results, marinate them for at least an hour or overnight to bring out their natural flavors. They can only go wrong if you leave the oven on while you sleep.
The outcome is a delicious, crispy, and sticky wing. For those who are concerned about the oyster sauce’s fishy flavor, don’t be! The taste takes on a more subtlety after cooking, similar to anchovies.
EASY CHINESE-STYLE BUTTON MUSHROOM SOUP
The Chinese internet is awash with images of this Button Mushroom Soup, and it seems to be a huge hit. My curiosity was piqued because the recipe sounded so straightforward.
As you can see, this recipe is worth sharing with our Woks of Life subscribers! “It tastes like a Yang Chun Mian Noodle Soup foundation but cooked with mushrooms instead of fat,” Sarah said. That’s good enough for me!
PORK AND CELERY DUMPLINGS
Adding yet another dumpling dish to our repertoire, these Chinese pork and celery dumplings (served with sweet carrots) are a wonderful treat!
Dumplings stuffed with pork and celery may sound unusual to Westerners, but the combination is popular in China.
You don’t need to look for any particular Chinese vegetable for this recipe, such as napa cabbage, bok choy, or shepherd’s purse. This is a huge plus. Carrots and celery are readily available to anyone.
SPICY SICHUAN OKRA SALAD
A dish we had at Sichuan Mountain House in Manhattan, which serves spicy Sichuan Okra Salad, was the inspiration for this recipe. The delicate flavor and unusual texture of okra may not immediately spring to mind when picturing Chinese food, but this dish changes that..
ASIAN CHICKEN SALAD WITH LEMON
When it comes to Asian-style salads of this type, you’re seldom to see lemons at all. However, they truly shine here.
Lemon has a milder acidity than lime, and it also has a slight sweetness to it. Lemons are thinly sliced and served alongside the chicken at my house.
As a last resort, you can leave the lemon flavoring on the salad alone. However, I find it refreshing!
CHINESE CURRY PUFFS WITH BEEF
The curry beef mixture and fluffy dough make these Chinese curry puffs an excellent dim sum or Chinese bakery treat. They’re great as appetizers, side dishes, or quick snacks for parties.
In addition, they can be produced in advance and cooked “on-demand” anytime you’d like to taste them!
If you prefer convenience, you may buy pre-made puff pastry or make your own following our rough puff pastry recipe.
SPICY BEEF SALAD
Whether as an appetizer, starter, or side dish, this spicy beef salad in Chinese style is a great dish served warm, cold, or at room temperature.
Grilled beef is blanched before being coated in an aromatic spicy-garlicky marinade.
SPICY KING OYSTER MUSHROOM SALAD
Chinese-style cold appetizers like this “meaty” Spicy King Oyster Mushroom Salad are always a crowd-pleaser. It’s easy to put together, and it’s sure to please.
Whether you’re a newbie to plant-based cuisine or a seasoned pro, king oyster mushrooms have likely become a staple in your pantry.
We’ve created a fiery salad with these tasty mushrooms with dried red chilies and Sichuan peppercorns added to the mix.