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MgoSam

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Chinese recipes
« on: August 06, 2015, 08:15:12 PM »
Hey,

I've had the biggest craving for good Chinese food. The dish I really am craving is Kung Pao Chicken, largely for it's spiciness coupled with peanuts, I know it's a stereotypical dish, but it is among my favorites. I have never been able to make it a very good Kung Pao Chicken, I can make a decent one that beats most restaurants, but I would like to make an excellent one. Does anyone have a recipe that they would care to share? Or any other Chinese dishes?

I haven't been to a Chinese restaurant in a few months, and I would prefer to keep it that way.

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Re: Chinese recipes
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2015, 08:28:45 PM »
Sorry, no Kung Pao, but I make this sweet and sour pork fairly often (using whatever veg I want, and often pineapple).  We had it tonight, actually - leftovers in the fridge!

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Re: Chinese recipes
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2015, 08:52:38 PM »
I've made this one successfully: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/07/takeout-style-kung-pao-chicken-diced-chicken-peppers-peanuts-recipe.html

I've not made the kung pao Sam, but Kenji knows his business and is if doesn't seem too putzy, I'd go for it. I think his fresh chili paste did the chili con carne recipe is mind blowing for anything you'd use chili powder for...

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Re: Chinese recipes
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2015, 10:39:32 PM »
I haven't tried this one, but Fuchsia Dunlop's recipes generally are about the best/most authentic Chinese recipes you can get anywhere.  She went to cooking school in Chengdu -- we actually have some mutual friends because we were there in the same time period in the '90s, but somehow I never met her.  Anyhoo, I have made some of her other recipes from her cookbook Land of Plenty and they are the BOMB!  Worth at least checking the book out from the library (and her others as well -- she has one on basic Chinese food called Every Grain of Rice, and one on Hunan cuisine that I can't remember the title of).

http://www.fuchsiadunlop.com/cooking/


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Re: Chinese recipes
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2015, 10:45:51 PM »
I haven't tried this one either, but I have the cookbook and it's very good and authentic
http://www.food.com/recipe/kung-pao-chicken-365594

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Re: Chinese recipes
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2015, 11:03:09 PM »
This recipe is quite good, although I use fewer Sichuan peppercorns:
http://food52.com/recipes/9331-gong-bao-ji-ding-gong-bao-chicken

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Re: Chinese recipes
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2015, 12:46:44 PM »
Thanks everyone!