Walnut Chicken / 核桃雞 – a Sichuan Dish

Walnuts Fight Cancer, Strengthen Kidneys
Chicken Helps Crculation, Relieves Respiratory Congesstion

Chicken

Chicken and Walnuts each provide complimentary health benefits, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. So nutritionally the dish provides  health benefits.

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Stir-Fry Oyster Sauce

A Chinese Restaurant Secret
Good for Vegetables and Noodles

Oyster Sauce

Oyster Sauce

This sauce is a time-saver used in many Chinese restaurants to make Stir-Fried Broccoli with Oyster Sauce. It is also sometimes used over Boy Choy, Asparagus or Green Beans.  It is also good on Continue reading

Cabbage Kimchi with Oysters

Naturally Fermented
Important for Biome — Fighting Alzheimer’s?

Kimchi

Kimchi

Dr. Perlmutter said it first: Naturally fermented Kimchi provides a number of health benefits for the biome. These fermentation-related bacteria can even help ward off cognitive decline including Alzheimer’s. This Korean recipe
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Wheat Noodles with Sansho 山椒

Using Japanese Pepper/Sansho 山椒
Enhances Natural Flavor of Noodles

Cooking with Japanese Pepper, Sansho

Japanese Pepper/Sansho
The Electric Sp,ice

Here’s an easy  recipe for using Japanese Pepper or Sansho 山椒 in cooking Noodles.

It uses the special properties of Sansho to intensify the natural flavor of the Noodles without adding Salt or Sodium.

This recipe shows how Japanese cuisine is using Sansho as a flavor enhancer. See also the recipe for All-Purpose Hot Sauce, made using Sansho. Continue reading

Chinese Cuisine

A Fanfare of Chopsticks
The World’s Best Cooks

“There would have been universal insistence, with a fanfare of chopsticks, upon irresistible Chinese food.” — Richard Hughes [1]

“It would not be an overstatement to maintain that the Chinese are the best cooks in the world.” — V. R. Burkhardt [2]

Jade Chopsticks

Jade Chopsticks
Collected by Berthold Laufer

Chinese food is everyone’s favorite cuisine, it seems.  This holds true whether you are chef, foodie, food writer, or ordinary eater.

It is true not only in China, but Chinese food is hugely enjoyed in Japan, Australia, North and South America, and Europe.  These days, excellent Chinese food is increasingly available in the Middle East and Africa, as restaurants open to serve expatriate Chinese workers in those regions. Continue reading