Chive Pancake
Chive Pancake
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I cannot remember the last time I had pancakes, and with a good amount of chives, these sound especially delicious. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Chive Pancake
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I cannot remember the last time I had pancakes, and with a good amount of chives, these sound especially delicious. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, add the flour and eggs, add the water slowly while mixing to ensure a well mixed batter.
  2. Add the salt and chives and mix those in.
  3. Heat the oil in a non stick pan, when hot, pour in 1/3 of the batter and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side then remove from the pan, repeating the steps for two more pancakes.
  4. Serve with soy sauce for dipping and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Inspired by the recipe Chive Pancake from Spice the Plate.

Steamed Egg with Dried Shrimp & Mushrooms
Steamed Egg with Dried Shrimp & Mushrooms
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This is an upgraded version of the classic Chinese steamed egg (水蒸蛋) from a good friend, and sounds very good.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Steamed Egg with Dried Shrimp & Mushrooms
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This is an upgraded version of the classic Chinese steamed egg (水蒸蛋) from a good friend, and sounds very good.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, add the eggs and water and mix well.
  2. Add the shrimp if using, the carrot, and mushrooms and mix those in. Pour the mixture into two small heatproof dishes.
  3. Place the dishes in a steamer (your preferred preference for steaming) and bring up the heat to high. When the water is boiling, steam covered for 7-8 minutes or until the egg is set. Remove the cover and steam for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove the dishes, add a dash or two of sesame oil to each dish and sprinkle with the sliced spring onion.
  5. Serve and enjoy. This can be a nice breakfast, a light lunch, or a light dinner with rice on the side.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Inspired by the recipe Steamed Egg with Dried Shrimp and Mushroom from Spice the Plate.

Ginger Minced Pork Rice Bowl
Ginger Minced Pork Rice Bowl
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This is a simple but flavorful sounding Chinese dish. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ginger Minced Pork Rice Bowl
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This is a simple but flavorful sounding Chinese dish. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Make the seasoning sauce in a small bowl, mix together the sugar, rice wine, and soy sauce. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a non stick pan on medium to medium high heat, when hot, add the pork and ginger. Cook, breaking up the meat with your spatula until nicely browned, 3-5 minutes.
  3. Mix in the seasoning sauce until well mixed in, simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Mix in the sesame oil, seeds, and spring onion (reserving a small amount for garnish), continue to simmer for about 30 seconds to a minute then remove from heat.
  5. To serve, place 1 cup of rice in each bowl, top each bowl with 1/4 of of the ginger pork. Sprinkle the top with some chopped spring onion, enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Inspired by the recipe Ginger Minced Pork Rice Bowl from Spice the Plate.

Tasty Ground Beef & Celery Stir Fry
Tasty Ground Beef & Celery Stir Fry
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This is Chinese in origin and sounds just down right tasty, and quick to prepare. On my to cook list for sure! The only item uncommon in the ingredients, unless you do a lot of Asian cooking, would be the Shaoxing Rice Wine, available in the US in Asian markets and if all else fails, on Amazon.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Tasty Ground Beef & Celery Stir Fry
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This is Chinese in origin and sounds just down right tasty, and quick to prepare. On my to cook list for sure! The only item uncommon in the ingredients, unless you do a lot of Asian cooking, would be the Shaoxing Rice Wine, available in the US in Asian markets and if all else fails, on Amazon.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a wok or non stick pan on medium heat, when hot, stir fry the beef until it starts to change color, about 2 minutes, then add the rice wine and stir fry for another minute. Remove the beef from the pan and set the beef aside.
  2. Same pan, add the other 1 tablespoon of oil, when hot, add the sliced garlic and chilies, stir fry until fragrant, about 1/2 a minute.
  3. Add the celery and season with the salt, as desired and saute for 5 minutes or until the celery is soft, then return the beef back to the pan and toss in the soy sauce and oyster sauce, stir fry for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Inspired by the recipe Tasty Ground Beef & Celery from Spice the Plate.

Spicy Shredded Chicken Salad
Spicy Shredded Chicken Salad
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This is a Chinese dish, and sounds very tasty, as I do love a good chicken salad. Common ingredients are used which is a bonus. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Spicy Shredded Chicken Salad
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This is a Chinese dish, and sounds very tasty, as I do love a good chicken salad. Common ingredients are used which is a bonus. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. I use my little rice cooker to do steaming, it came with a steamer basket and works perfect for items like this. Three chicken breasts was just a bit over 500 grams, perfect, no one will complain.
  2. Steam the chicken breasts for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through, cut one in half to check doneness.
  3. When cooked, remove from the steamer and allow to cool, then shred and place in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Heat the oil in a non stick pan on medium heat, when hot, add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir fry until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. To the pan, stir in the salt, oyster sauce, soy sauce, and cumin.
  6. Add the cilantro, reserving a small amount for garnish) to the chicken in the mixing bowl and toss to mix that in.
  7. I did use a variant and added one diced red onion.
  8. Add the garlic mixture from the pan and toss to mix well.
  9. Serve and garnish with cilantro or chill and serve with cilantro garnish.
Recipe Notes

The chicken breasts will cost about 30 Baht/500 grams. For 2 servings, this is about 47 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Pickled Red Onion.

Variants: 1. Add diced red onion. 2. Add diced celery. 3. Add diced pickled red onion, excellent!

Inspired by the recipe Spicy Shredded Chicken Salad from Spice the Plate

Braised Quail Eggs & Mushrooms
Braised Quail Eggs & Mushrooms
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Quail eggs and mushrooms, sounds good to me. This is Chinese in origin. Served as a side dish or a light main dish when served with steamed broccoli or cauliflower. I made this on 24 June 2018 and is perfect as written. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Braised Quail Eggs & Mushrooms
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Quail eggs and mushrooms, sounds good to me. This is Chinese in origin. Served as a side dish or a light main dish when served with steamed broccoli or cauliflower. I made this on 24 June 2018 and is perfect as written. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
For the Sauce
For the Thickener
Servings:
Instructions
  1. If using fresh hard boiled quail eggs, peel those and place in a shallow bowl. If using canned canned eggs, drain, rinse, and place in a bowl. Add the 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and mix together. Set aside and marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. If using canned mushrooms, drain and rinse those, and set them aside. If using fresh mushrooms, steam those to precook them, then set those aside.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the sauce ingredients, and in a measuring cup, mix together the thickening ingredients.
  4. Heat a wok or large pan with about 1/2 inch of cooking oil, while the oil is heating, take a toothpick and poke each egg a few times through the white into the yolk. The reason for this is you are going to fry the eggs in hot oil, the pricks from the toothpick should reduce the chances of an egg bursting. When the oil is hot, add the eggs and fry for a few minutes, stirring them as well until starting to brown up. Remove the eggs and drain.
  5. Pour out the oil from the wok or pan, and return 2 tablespoons of oil back to the pan, heat and when hot, saute the spring onion until fragrant.
  6. Add the mushrooms and the sauce to the pan and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Stir in the thickener then the eggs. Stir to mix together and cook until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
  8. Serve as is as a side dish or serve with steamed vegetables for the light main dish.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I pick up a can of mushrooms, for now I will say low cost.

Shortcut: Perfect Hard Boiled Quail Eggs.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Classic Chinese Fried Rice – Yangzhou Version
Classic Chinese Fried Rice - Yangzhou Version
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Sounds like another winner of a fried rice dish, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 minutes
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Sounds like another winner of a fried rice dish, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or large non stick pan and add the peas and carrots, cook until tender, remove from pan.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan and when hot, add the shrimp, cook until just pink, remove from pan.
  3. Add the rice to the wok or pan, use your spatula and make a hole in the center down to the pan, add the remaining oil and pour in the beaten eggs, stir fry to mix together the eggs and rice.
  4. Add the peas, carrots, ham, shrimp, soy sauce, pinch of salt and the white pepper, stir fry to mix everything together.
  5. Add the spring onion and stir fry for 30 seconds.
  6. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variant: 1. Add a few drops of sesame oil to the beaten eggs before pouring into the pan.

This recipe for Chinese Fried Rice - Yangzhou Version is from China Sichuan Food.

Soy Sauce Fried Rice
Soy Sauce Fried Rice
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This comes from a good friend in China and this sounds really tasty. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
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This comes from a good friend in China and this sounds really tasty. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat up 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or large non stick pan, when hot, add the shrimp and fry until pink then remove the shrimp.
  2. Add remaining oil to the pan, when hot, pour in the beaten eggs, cook and scramble the eggs breaking them up as the cook.
  3. When the eggs are just cooked, add the rice, shrimp, cabbage (if using), soy sauces, and a pinch of salt. Stir fry well to coat everything with the soy sauces.
  4. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

This recipe for Soy Sauce Fried Rice is from China Sichuan Food.

Kung Pao Mushroom
Kung Pao Mushroom
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This sounds really good and is from a good friend in China. This is Szechuan in nature, and the sauce can be used to make many variants, such as with tofu, fish, sweet potato, or shrimp. King Oyster mushrooms are used in this dish.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10-15 minutes
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This sounds really good and is from a good friend in China. This is Szechuan in nature, and the sauce can be used to make many variants, such as with tofu, fish, sweet potato, or shrimp. King Oyster mushrooms are used in this dish.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10-15 minutes
Ingredients
For the Stir Fry Sauce
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Trim off the root ends of the mushrooms and give them a rinse. Dice the mushrooms into say, 1/2 inch pieces
  2. Mix together the Sauce in a bowl, set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a large non stick pan or wok on low heat, when hot, add the chilies, garlic, spring onion, and peppercorns, saute until fragrant.
  4. Add the mushroom and cook until they are soft and tender.
  5. Stir in the Sauce and continue to cook until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute,
  6. Add the toasted peanuts, give a big stir and mix everything together, transfer to a serving dish.
  7. Serve over steamed rice.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

This recipe for Kung Pao Mushroom is from China Sichuan Food.

Fried Oyster Mushrooms
Fried Oyster Mushrooms
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This comes from a good friend, and this recipe is Chinese in origin, and my friend is Chinese as well, so I will take her word on this, and it not only sounds very good, it is delicious! Using Oyster mushrooms as the base and adding to this, this is wide open to adapt to your liking. Lot of photos here as I used 3 types and want to show how to prep these if you have not used these before. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-8 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-8 minutes
Fried Oyster Mushrooms
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This comes from a good friend, and this recipe is Chinese in origin, and my friend is Chinese as well, so I will take her word on this, and it not only sounds very good, it is delicious! Using Oyster mushrooms as the base and adding to this, this is wide open to adapt to your liking. Lot of photos here as I used 3 types and want to show how to prep these if you have not used these before. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-8 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-8 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Remove the root end of the mushrooms, rinse the mushrooms and squeeze dry. Using your hands, pull apart the mushrooms into 2 or 3 pieces and place in a mixing bowl.
  2. I misjudged the amount of Oyster mushrooms I had so I used two more types of mushrooms, first I used a package of white Shimeji mushrooms, 150 grams (5-6 oz). These are in clumps in the package. This photo is I just took them out of the package.
  3. To prep these, cut off about 1 inch of the root ends of the clumps as shown, rinse, squeeze dry, add to the bowl with the Oyster mushrooms.
  4. Next mushroom used was a package of Enoki mushrooms, 200 grams (7 oz), in the states, these are also known as Golden mushrooms, and can be found canned as well in the Asian markets there. This photo is the mushrooms taken out of the package, these grow in a large clump and are long slender stems.
  5. To prep these, cut off about 1 1/2 to two inches from the root end, and cut the mushrooms in half as shown, rinse, squeeze dry and to the bowl with the other mushrooms.
  6. Use your hands and toss the mushrooms together. This photo really shows how slender the Enoki mushrooms are.
  7. Sprinkle the corn starch onto the mushrooms and gently mix together to coat the mushrooms.
  8. Then add the egg, salt and pepper to taste, heavy handed with the pepper works well, and mix together to coat the mushrooms fully.
  9. Heat the lard or oil in a large non stick pan, when hot but not smoking, carefully slide or place (using tongs) the mushroom in the oil.
  10. Fry until golden brown, turning them often as you fry them.
  11. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels.
  12. Place on a serving tray or large plate, serve with additional salt and pepper as desired.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcut: Rendering Lard.

Variant: 1. Reduce the amount of Oyster mushrooms and add in other types of mushrooms.

This recipe for Fried Oyster Mushrooms is from China Sichuan Food.