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CHINESE FOOD MADE EASY - 100 simple, healthy recipes from easy-to-find ingredients (Hardcover) Now £5.39 - Free Delivery @ Amazon
CHINESE FOOD MADE EASY - 100 simple, healthy recipes from easy-to-find ingredients (Hardcover)  Now £5.39 - Free Delivery @ Amazon

CHINESE FOOD MADE EASY - 100 simple, healthy recipes from easy-to-find ingredients (Hardcover) Now £5.39 - Free Delivery @ Amazon

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Hardcover: 192 pages

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'Packed with delicious, easy-to-make dishes ... Ching-He Huang is the new face of Chinese cooking.' Heat magazine [five star review on 19/7/08]

Product Description
Ching-He Huang is one of the brightest stars in modern Chinese cooking in the UK. Each week in her new BBC2 series she re-invents the nation's favourite Chinese dishes, modernising them with fresh, easy to buy ingredients, and offering simple practical tips and techniques. These are brought together in this beautiful book to accompany the series. Drawing on the experiences of top chefs, her family and friends, growers and producers and celebrity enthusiasts Ching sets out to discover the best Chinese cooking in the UK today, introducing easy-to-make Chinese food to sometimes resistant Brits, and painting a picture of modern Anglo-Chinese life in the UK as she goes. Chinese Food Made Easy begins with some of the most familiar dishes from a Chinese takeaway menu - Sweet & Sour Prawns, Chicken with Cashew Nuts, Chop Suey and Cantonese Vegetable Stir Fry, each with Ching's special and imaginative twist. Later we explore spicy Szechuan food: Noodles, Dumplings and Dim sum; Seafood; Fast Food; Desserts and finally Celebratory Food, where Ching presents a complete banquet of dishes to celebrate the Chinese New Year.Ching's knowledge, charm and enthusiasm shine through as she shares the 'basic principles' of Chinese cooking including some of the simple techniques and tips taught by her Grandparents for tasty results. Using ingredients from high-street supermarkets and some imaginative suggestions for alternative ingredients, these classic Chinese dishes are updated, fresh and healthily prepared so that anyone can make and enjoy them.

26 Comments

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This a good book, good price.

hot,,,

Great book plus the earlier one

WH Smith were selling it for £4.99 earlier this year

Are the recipes anything like the Chinese takewaways ?

HighlandWolf;4935560

Are the recipes anything like the Chinese takewaways ?



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grex9101;4935572

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HighlandWolf;4935584

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£4.99 at The Book People ]http//ww…uk/ and there are some free delivery codes available.

grex9101;4935572

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grex9101;4935629

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I'm not up-to-date with the HUKDs jargon yet........

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mamboboy;4935776

AFAIK free delivery is only available for orders over £15.As for Ching, … AFAIK free delivery is only available for orders over £15.As for Ching, she's not a marvellous chef (In my opinion BBC just lapped her up because of her looks more than anything - I mean look at that more than subliminal book cover!). Her recipes are pretty simple...which is how Chinese cooking should be :thumbsup:



I have this book and have to say its pretty poor, looks good etc but some of the recipes just don`t work, i think its best just to get this for a few ideas and what ingredients to use etc but just don`t follow the recipes.

Chinese cookng, in general is fairly simple, but what I'm looking for is something akin to ]"the curry secret"

but for chinese cooking

if that makes sense?

I hate this woman.

Banned

Grex to make chinese takeaways, throw in soy sauce, seasame seed oil and ginger. Garlic and spring onion dependant on the dish.

Trust me.....if you are looking for authentic recipes ]here's the answer

tinkerbell28;4936112

Grex to make chinese takeaways, throw in soy sauce, seasame seed oil and … Grex to make chinese takeaways, throw in soy sauce, seasame seed oil and ginger. Garlic and spring onion dependant on the dish.



Never taste the same tb....

Tried everything I can think of too - even bought msg lol!!

DonnieH;4936152

Trust me.....if you are looking for authentic recipes ]here's the answer



Thanks for the link, have you tried the base in the book i linked to, and how do the ones on the site you linked to compare?


Back on topic, was really talking about chineses!!!

grex9101 - I first started with the book you mentioned but then found the cr0 website. They have a base section but I can mail the base I have found that works best from trial and error and some fantastic but easy recipes. After years of trying I can now make restaurant curries at home. The Kris Dillon book is ok but the cr0 website is streaks ahead. Its also good for chinese and thai

DonnieH;4936250

grex9101 - I first started with the book you mentioned but then found the … grex9101 - I first started with the book you mentioned but then found the cr0 website. They have a base section but I can mail the base I have found that works best from trial and error and some fantastic but easy recipes. After years of trying I can now make restaurant curries at home. The Kris Dillon book is ok but the cr0 website is streaks ahead. Its also good for chinese and thai



cheers for that, PM me the link to the one you find best, appreciated :thumbsup:

HighlandWolf;4935560

Are the recipes anything like the Chinese takewaways ?



You`d want to cook stuff that tastes like the Chinese Takeaway?

Tell you what...if its ok with the mods I can upload some of my recipes to a website and post a link to it

This book is ok if you want to look at pretty pictures of the cook!

Her cooking is neither authentic nor tasty, and the health aspect is also debatable. From watching her TV series, I notice she uses too many sauces and also the same sauces in almost every dish. I bet all her dishes taste the same. After all, you dont have to use soy sauce in every Chinese dish you make! I bet Gordon Ramsay does better Chinese dishes than her!

Dont expect takeaway / restaurant quality recipes.
She is a Taiwanese and most UK Chinese rest/tas sell dishes based loosely on Cantonese cuisine. It's like buying a book on English cooking, written by a French!

Takeaway style is really simple, but you cannot easily reproduce most of them in the home.

Here are the essentials:
1. A super hot wok
2. Sauce made from stock, lots of salt and sugar and msg
3. Meat fried is lots of oil (completely submerged) for seconds in a very hot wok - gives it that smooth and succulent texture.

When everything is fried together in a hot wok, you get what chinese cooks call "wok hei" - literally, the breath of the wok. This is what makes everything so tasty and impossible to reproduce at home.

Some other dishes, you can reproduce exactly, like battered sweet and sour dishes and other deep fry dishes.
I find the blue dragon sweet & sour sauce the closest to restaurant quality. Just add more sugar to dilute the slightly overpowering sourness.

amazon.co.uk/Chi…b_1 if you want the taste of what you expect it to be.

I'm Chinese and I can't stand this woman. Her cooking is nothing like authentic chinese cooking as I know it. We don't glare at people with cheesy grins when they eat our food either. Everything is really simple with chinese cooking. Ditto Machofairy, but don't include MSG as it's bad for you. Machofairy forgot light and dark soya sauces. Don't need too much oil as your food will taste too greasy otherwise. If you want curry sauce, (as if we genuinely eat curry, but hey, it sells in the takeaways so whatever..) you can buy a concentrated chinese curry sauce in Tesco's in a round plastic tub in the authentic chinese food section, which my husband swears is just like's his dad's curry sauce. I hope that helps you guys.

ploddy77;4939085

I'm Chinese and I can't stand this woman. Her cooking is nothing like … I'm Chinese and I can't stand this woman. Her cooking is nothing like authentic chinese cooking as I know it. We don't glare at people with cheesy grins when they eat our food either. Everything is really simple with chinese cooking. Ditto Machofairy, but don't include MSG as it's bad for you. Machofairy forgot light and dark soya sauces. Don't need too much oil as your food will taste too greasy otherwise. If you want curry sauce, (as if we genuinely eat curry, but hey, it sells in the takeaways so whatever..) you can buy a concentrated chinese curry sauce in Tesco's in a round plastic tub in the authentic chinese food section, which my husband swears is just like's his dad's curry sauce. I hope that helps you guys.



Yeah thats very helpful thanks,i am going to try the chinese curry sauce thanks

Frank Booth;4935551

WH Smith were selling it for £4.99 earlier this year



They were and £4.99 was too much to pay for the crap recipes that are in this book. Very disappointed with it, and i'm usually easy to please with food,lol
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