How to make restaurant quality Chinese food at home

3 Mar
by Deanne

Years before we learned to cook, we had a desire to make Chinese style stir fry in our own kitchen because we enjoyed the flavors when we went out to eat. (Our family’s favorite restaurant was a small Chinese restaurant called Yanzte in Lansdale, PA.) After several home- kitchen-stir-fry failures (soggy veggies and boring sauces) we proclaimed, “You can’t make restaurant quality Chinese food at home.”

Now, thanks to learning a few basics that both Luke and Francine picked up in China, we have been able to enjoy great dishes like this Sweetened Sichuan Chicken that Luke presents in his most recent GamerKitchen episode.

Here’s some more Chinese inspired dishes to make at home… Ambercup Squash with Sweetened Beef and Watermelon Radish Salad.

Also in case you forget how to make a pot of steamed rice, here’s a helpful video. (Francine often forgets the correct proportions for making rice, but shhh…don’t tell her I told you.)

How about you, have you been able to make restaurant quality Chinese food at home?

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2 Responses to “How to make restaurant quality Chinese food at home”

  1. Julie March 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    Hi! I saw your Facebook post today about local cooking. Thought you might find this interesting. It’s a restaurant in Kansas City. He started as a custard store and just recently opened this restaurant featuring local eats. http://unforked.com/.

    Coming to visit my husband’s mom in a few weeks, hoping to stop by to say hello and enjoy a meal!

    • realocalcooking March 9, 2012 at 11:55 am #

      Hi Julie,

      Thanks for the information. I wish I would have stopped there when we drove through Kansas City in January. It is one I will have to remember for our reviews.

      We look forward to seeing you when you come to Springfield in a few weeks.

      Deanne

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