If there was one cuisine that my entire family could agree on, it would definitely be Chinese food. The dishes are so well-varied. There seems to be something for everyone: noodles, rice, meats, spicy, tangy flavors, sweet main dishes, etc. Unfortunately, there aren’t too many North American restaurants that serve genuine, authentic Chinese food. While I appreciate the idea of an “East Meets West” infusion, I still appreciate a heaping plate of the real deal.
Chinese Food Soul is exactly what my family needed for an authentic, Chinese food experience. Each recipe will have you licking your lips and begging for seconds. In the book, you’ll find pot-stickers, stir-fries, and saucy braises. You’ll be an international kitchen pro in no time (and from the comfort of your own home, no less).
What got me interested in the Chinese Food Soul cookbook were all the tips and techniques. There are a lot of kitchen items that are used for Chinese cuisine, like woks and bamboo steamers. In Chinese Food Soul you’ll be explained how to properly care for such items.
The book also suggests a Chinese pantry list and its substitutions. I found this to be so helpful! Yes, folks: authentic Chinese food doesn’t have to be intimidating. In fact, Chinese Food Soul makes it accessible. It helps minimize the fear of unfamiliar ingredients. One of my favorite recipes is the Dry Fried Green beans. I serve it ALL.THE.TIME!
The author, Hsiao-Ching Chou is an award-winning food journalist. She is also known for her work as a cooking instructor and communications consultant. All thanks to her brilliant work, Chinese Food Soul is filled with pages of the most delectable recipes. You will find recipes for red-braised pork belly, dry-friend green beans, green onion pancakes, and so much more.