Category Archives: Chinese


Golubtsi is popular dish in many Eastern European countries and the Middle East made of cabbage leaves stuffed with a variety of ingredients. Very similar to dolma, which uses grape leaves. In Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia, cabbage rolls with smoked pork are very popular at Christmas. They are cooked in a skillet or baked in the oven. In Romania,...
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Peking Duck

Peking duck is one of the more famous of Chinese dishes. The duck is rubbed with honey and baked in a special oven, usually served with steamed pancakes (or 'mandarin' pancakes), spring onions, cucumber sticks and sweet bean sauce (Tianmianjiang which can be replaced by Hoisin sauce). There are many recipes for Peking duck, some are easy and some are...
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Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef is not a Mongolian dish, it's a Chinese-American dish of thinly sliced beef, fried in a sweet spicy yet savory sauce. If you like even spicier food, you can add a couple of chili peppers. Serve with steamed rice, rice noodles or cellophane (noodles). Really easy recipe! (more…)...
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Fried and Steamed Dumplings

There are many ways to cook dumplings, by steaming, boiling, frying or even combining these techniques. One way I like doing it best is to fry them a little to make them crisp and then quickly steaming them to cook the filling and make them tender (or steam first and then fry). You can prepare dumplings in...
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Jasmine Rice with Ginger and Meat

Jasmine rice in China is not a variety of rice, it's a rice cooked with jasmine tea. For this recipe, you can cook rice in a saucepan or rice cooker. Jasmine rice can be served as a main dish, using only the rice, tea, salt, but I still like to add other spices too. If you cook the rice...
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Beef with Vegetables in a Wok

When stir frying meat it's important to have the maximum amount of heat and to cook quickly. Don't cook too much at once or it will cook unevenly and lower the temperature of the wok too much. Put the meat in the wok and let set, then begin stir frying after 30-60 seconds. It's best to prepare the ingredients...
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