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Pig Tripe Soup

1. Cut clean pig tripe into short slices.

2. Put pig tripe in a pot. Add in enough water. Heat on the stove. When the water is almost boiled. Take the tripe out. Rinse and drain. Pour the rest water out.

3. Put tripe back in the pot again. Also pour in enough water.

4. Add in several red dates, barley, ginger slices. Cover the pot with lid. Turn to high heat. When it boils, turn to low heat.

5. Keep heating for 1 hour. Sprinkle salt and white pepper powder.

Serve hot.


It tastes really good!

Easy Braised Chicken With Shiitake 

This dish is actually similar to yellow chicken stew. Yellow chicken stew is really popular in China. I guess there are yellow chicken stew restaurants in every China’s city.

It’s a dish made mainly of chicken, shiitake and green bell pepper.

I cooked it in a relatively easy way.

1. Cut boneless chicken leg into medium pieces. You can use other chicken parts, but I don’t recommend chicken breast.

2. Heat some oil in the pan. Put in chicken, stir fry till chicken gets a little golden brown on the edge.

3. Add in carrot and shiitake slices. Stir fry for a while.

4. Add in 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce and 1 tsp sugar. Stir fry evenly.

5. Pour in enough water covers all ingredient. Cover the pan with lid and use low or medium heat.

6. Before the sauce in pan is almost dry. Put in bell pepper pieces, and turn to high heat.

7. Keep stir frying till sauce is dry.


It’s an ideal match for rice.

If you want it to be spicy, you could add a little dry red chili at first.

Stir Fry Pork With Potato Slices


Chinese ways of cooking potatoes are very different from western ones. 

Ingredients:

Pork (cut into thin slices, marinated with a little salt, light soy sauce and corn starch)

Potato (cut into thin slices)

Bell pepper ( cut into small pieces)

Light soy sauce

Salt

Water

1. Put potato slices in boiling water till they are almost done. Take them out, rinse and drain.

2. Heat some oil in the pan. Put in pork. Stir fry till pork gets golden brown.

3. Add in bell pepper and potato slices with 1 tsp light soy sauce, a little salt and water. Quick stir fry for 2-3 mins.


Quick and easy Chinese cuisine.

Braised Beef With Potato


Ingredients:

Beef ( cut into medium pieces)

Potatoes (chopped into medium pieces)

Light soy sauce

Dark soy sauce

Cooking wine

Salt sugar

Ginger

Star anise

1. Beef pieces in boiling water till water gets boiled again. Take beef out, rinse and drain.

2. Heat some oil in the pan. Put in 2 or 3 ginger slices. Then put in beef, add a little cooking wine. Stir fry for a while.

3. Put in potato pieces. Stir fry till the edge gets a little golden brown.

4. Add in hot water covers all ingredients. Also add 1 or 2 star anise, 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp sugar. Braised with medium heat.

5. When water reduces to less than 1/3 and potatoes become softened. Turn to high height. Keep stir frying till sauce becomes dry.


Potatoes are very soft and tasty.

Roast Chicken/Duck

Original recipe:

http://m.xiachufang.com/recipe/265071/?ref=aladdin_accurate


I guess many people know Beijing Roast Duck. Crispy roast duck is popular in China. Duck meat will be cut into slices, and wrapped with cucumber strips and sweet bean sauce. I can eat a lot. 

It should be crispy roast duck, but I only found big ducks in supermarket. So I decided to try with a small chicken.

1. Pour hot boiled water onto whole chicken.

2. Use a bottle ( with water inside) to make chicken stand and dry it. The chicken’s skin will become tightened and bright.


Oh! Poor chicken. 😦

Later you will suffer heated roasting. Please cool as much as you can now.

It will take hours till chicken’s surface is completely dry. So I used a fan to blow directly at the chicken. 

3. Prepare the mixed sauce to brush chicken.

Vinegar: 1 tsp

Cooking wine: 2 tsp

Honey: 2 tsp

Water: 2 tsp ( said in original recipe, but I forgot)

4. When the chicken is totally dry. Brush the mixed sauce onto the skin evenly and completely. Then dry it.

5. After chicken’s skin becomes dry, brush again. Dry it.

6. Stuff chicken with Apple chunks ( wet bun also used in original recipe, but I didn’t use it). And close chicken’s bottom with toothpicks.


7. Preheat oven to 200 degree C. Put chicken on the grill with breast side up. Under the grill put a baking pan covered with aluminum foil and filled with a little water.

8. Roast with 170 degree C for 40 mins. Then flip chicken over and roast for 20 mins. ( after totally roasted 60 mins, I found the chicken’s color is still a little light, so I roast it for another 20 mins, with the breast side up. And I also took all the apple chunks out.)


After it’s done, take it out and cut into small pieces, which I am not good at.



Then wrap chicken slices with cucumber and sweet bean sauce. Hmmm, so yummy.

I still think I didn’t dry it longer enough. The skin could be more crispy. But the chicken is tender inside. Very delicious.