The Chinese Takeout Cookbook

The Chinese Takeout Cookbook

Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home

Book - 2012
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Provides popular Chinese takeout recipes for appetizers, soups, main courses, noodle and rice dishes, and desserts.
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2012]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780345529121
Branch Call Number: 641.5951 KU
Characteristics: 189 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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Nov 18, 2020

The recipes looked delicious and sounded easy, so, being a hopeless cook, I thought I’d give it a try. The first recipe I tried, Classic Barbecue Spareribs, WAS easy, and as a bonus, looked and smelled great! But it got two thumbs down from my fussy eaters, so that was the end of my attempt at Chinese takeout foods. Your kilometre-age will probably be better.

Sep 14, 2017

Diana Kuan has succeeded at making Chinese Take Away [think Food Court fair] readily available for the home cook. Accessible ingredients, clear instructions, & a photo on nearly every dish. I especially liked the side bars: I was pleased to learn the origin of the name "Chop Suey" [an anglicization of "jup sui", the Cantonese for "odds & ends"].

Apr 19, 2017

Simple and easy to follow recipes. The author does a good job explaining how to season your wok. A good book for beginners and basic Chinese food recipes.

Jan 12, 2017

To make the Kung Pao chicken recipe spicer, I added red chili pepper flakes and dried "Super Hot Thai" chilis in step 1 of the recipe. I also added a lot (about 1 cup grated) more ginger and about 4 Tablespoons of minced garlic than the recipe called for. I used Trader Joes Moderna Aged Balsamic Vinegar instead of Chinese Black Vinegar. (You could also use a reduction of a good quality Balsamic vinegar if you do not have Chinese black vinegar.) To add a little sweetness, I used Mirin cooking wine. Instead of regular hoisin sauce, I used Soy Vay brand Garlic Hoisin sauce.
I think it is one of the best dishes I have ever made and it is pretty easy too.

Jun 04, 2013

These recipes work, taste great and in many cases are faster than ordering take-out. I will be buying a copy for myself. One thing: some of the recipes like Kung Pow Chicken are very mild. If you like even moderate spice you may have to up the chilies.


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