Asian Recipe

The general mainstays of a typical Chinese recipe include vegetables, noodles, rice and tofu.

Though to numerous it may seem that the cuisine has less to offer to vegetarians, but it is not true.

Cooked through a potpourri of methods and with dissimilar sauces, each recipe offers a distinctive flavour to it is savorer.

Vegetables like watercress are used mainly in salads in the west. But cooking it the Chinese way will make you relish it like a vegetable.

Usually vegetables like runner beans, aubergines, sprouts or peppers are cooked briefly over high heat, to retain both their nutrients and fresh flavour.

While tougher vegetables like carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, water chestnuts etc are par boiled before undertaking other processes like sauteing or pan frying.

A single recipe may give you a mix of flavours and textures and that is what Chinese cooking is all about.

For instance you may get started by heating a little amount of oil to a pan. Once it is moderately hot, add the vegetables stir fry. Then add flavourings. Cover and cook for a while making sure the veggies do not lose their crispiness. Then serve or finish with a lot of Chinese sauce such as Szechwan or Sichuan, sweet and sour, black bean sauce etc

A finelooking mix of natural juices in oil and flavourings cooked in a combining of stir fry and steam makes the recipe healthful (low calorie)

Even when it comes to ingredients there are assorted replacements possible.

For instance if using dried mushrooms don’t stay stuck solely to it some recipes make way for substitute with other varieties such as straw, abalone and button mushrooms as they all add flavour to Chinese dishes.

Addition of arid fruits such as almonds and walnuts specially in stir fry dishes such as crispy seaweed or spinach add both to the nutrient value and flavour.

Being high in protein, they are a good alternate for meat. Walnut skin has a bitter flavour which is lost in stir-frying.

Mock meat substitutes like seitan made from gluten or mock oyster add to the flavour of cooking.

In a blend of all these varied ingredients a vegetarian Chinese recipe, most often times resembles a type of meat or seafood.


Asian Recipe

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Asian Recipe

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Asian Recipe

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Asian Recipe

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Asian Recipe

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Asian Recipe

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