Chinese Style Steamed Egg | Steamed Water Egg is the perfect dish if you need to make something extra along with your rice and side dishes as a part of a yummy Asian meal. Silky smooth in texture, this savory set egg custard is absolute comfort! The texture is sometimes difficult to achieve, but after making this so very often for my kids after school meal, I have learned some do’s and dont’s. Today I am sharing them with you.
Later, I will post my recipe for Chawanmushi, which is the Japanese version of steamed egg. The Japanese version incorporates various fillings including, chicken and prawn. It can be had as an appetizer or a small meal by itself!
Back to the Chinese version though… sometimes simple is best. I mean it accompanies rice so well, and you dont need any extra sauces or gravy to moisten your rice so splendidly! The recipe also stretches the use of three eggs, to serve a family of four. Watch my video to make the perfect Chinese steamed egg.
Hainanese Chicken Rice – This Traditional Chinese preparation of Chicken with Rice is considered one of the national dishes of Singapore.
Here, the chicken and the rice share the spotlight. The chicken is prepared in accordance with traditional Hainanese methods, by poaching the entire chicken at sub-boiling temperatures. Ginger, garlic, spring onion and in some cases, pandan leaves are used to flavor the chicken and rice. The resulting rice is oily, flavorful, fragrant and sometimes known as “oily rice”.
In Singapore, Hainanese chicken rice is served everywhere from school canteens, hawker stalls to high-end restaurants. it is also one of the few local dishes served onboard Singapore Airlines.
The dish is served with a few common accompaniments. The chilli-ginger sauce, dark soya sauce, light soy sauce with a dash of sesame oil, fresh cucumber slices, braised dark soy hard boiled egg and sautéed baby bok choy.
The choice of white (steamed) or roasted chicken is commonly available at almost all eateries. The variants are honey roasted chicken and crispy chicken with lemon sauce.
Here, we take a look at the original white poached chicken, the chicken is silky smooth and oh so tender. Quite unique. If you love Asian food, you must try this one. Scroll down for video.
Chinese Rice Porridge Recipe | Congee
This simple Chinese Rice Porridge Recipe is commonplace in Chinese homes. It can be served with any stir fry or roasted/ steamed fish or chicken. Known as ‘Congee’ , it is a traditional recipe for baby food due to it’s smooth texture. It is also great when you are recovering from illness. Light and simple, classic comfort! Congee was once considered poor mans food, enabling a family to stretch the meal with the consumption of lesser rice grains. Today, however is regularly found even at high end restaurants! In my home, we love it with Kung Pao Chicken!
Chinese Beef Stir Fry with Vegetables
Chinese Beef Stir Fry with Vegetables is very commonly made in Chinese homes, with any vegetables that you may have. I particularly love adding sawi spinach / xiao bay chai/ Japanese mustard greens. Other popular options are broccoli, green bell pepper or mushroom. This is a dish that can be made in 20 minutes and it’s just awesome with steamed white rice. My little one calls it ‘ The juicy beef ‘ .
Iced Honey Lemon Drink – Hong Kong Style
This Iced Honey Lemon Drink , is a popular thirst quencher in Hong Kong. It sure helps to beat the Singapore heat too! This lemonade is sweetened using organic honey. No sugar or sugar syrup is used.
There is an art to the drink. Usually, when served – you have to stir from the bottom of the jug to mix the honey (which may have settled at the bottom) to get the flavor to your liking. If you poke at the lemon slice more, it releases more of the lemon flavor. I noticed that different types of honey make the lemonade look darker or lighter. I prefer light honey or clover honey, but this is a personal choice.
I am on a no sugar diet at the moment, so when I do feel the need for a sweetened drink, I go to honey to replace sugar. Remember honey is very sweet, so you need less than you would need castor sugar. Hot Honey Lemon is also good for a sore throat, but in this heat, I prefer the iced version.
Dragon Chicken | Indo Chinese Chilli Chicken Recipe
Dragon Chicken is a contemporary Indo Chinese dish that is easy to make and very impressive in taste! It can be fiery hot if you choose to make it that way. My Dragon Chicken is spicy, but not so spicy that my children can not eat it. They do not eat extremely spicy food. This being another fusion recipe, may be served with fried rice, plain rice or noodles as well as with bhature, parattas or chapatis too! My husband has taken to this dish quite keenly recently and I don’t mind since it’s quite quick to make. Check out the Video.
Kung Pao Chicken – Szechuan Chicken with Chillies and Nuts
Kung Pao Chicken also known as Kung Po or ‘Gong Bao Ji Ding’ is a very popular Szechuan Style Chicken Stir-Fry. The original recipe uses a liberal amount of Sichuan peppercorns, for its numbing heat. There are, however so many variants of the original. Western recipes even incorporate all sorts of veggies. Here, I try to keep close to the original method. However the heat is reduced for my taste and the taste of my little ones.
Sometimes, when I am in the mood the, I will kick up the intensity with more dried chillies and more sichuan peppercorns.
Vegetable Chow Mein
I love making Chinese stir fried dishes. They come together so quickly and are so satisfying. This Vegetable Chow Mein or Stir Fried Noodles with vegetables is one of the easiest Chinese Recipes. If you like, you can make an omelette with some chopped scallions and celery, cut into strips and either mix it in or serve on the side of these noodles.
Mu Shu Chicken & Chinese Pancakes
Mu Shu Meat dishes are one of the staples of American Chinese Cuisine. This Mu Shu Chicken recipe has chicken stir fried with mushroom, wood ear mushroom (black fungus), cabbage and carrot. You can also use lily buds and bamboo shoots in the stir fry. Traditionally, the stir fried meat and veg mixture is wrapped in the Simple Tortilla style, Chinese pancakes. However, you can also wrap in long lettuce leaves and serve as an appetizer.
This dish is extremely simple to prepare. Both the pancakes and the filling can be made in the same pan – less clean up. Mu Shu dishes gained popularity in the United States in the early 60’s and still remain a popular Chinese American take out item.
Beef Fried Rice Chinese Recipe
This Beef Fried Rice is surprisingly easy to prepare. Delicious Wok tossed, marinated beef strips blended in a combination of sauces and tossed into yummy fried rice. Makes for a nice hot meal! Serve with some pickled green peppers and fried shallots.
Recipe Name: Beef Fried Rice Chinese Recipe
Recipe Type: Rice / Beef
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Cook time: 30 min
Yield: (4 servings)
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