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Old 04-03-2008, 07:43 PM   #1
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Hi, I would like to introduce myself

Hi, my name is Xiaosui. I moved to Australia last year and I am loving living here!

In China I owned a small school that specialised in teaching children who did not want to learn at school. We taught them how to enjoy learning. I also found many women looking for something to do. So the school started classes in many things, such as Chinese brush writing, paper-flower making, painting, English …

I made many friends at the school.

When I came to Australia my husband encouraged me to start a Blog to write about my Father who was a historian and a very wise man, he taught me how to face the life. Also, to write about growing up during the Cultural Revolution.

He also loves my cooking and suggested I include a section about Chinese Home Cooking, which I have done.

I want to contribute to 'Discuss Cooking' so I will start a thread where I will post my recipes and answer any questions you might have.

Here is how I introduce my recipies:

‘Cooking Chinese food is not difficult. I was doing it when I was 3 years old. My parents told me how good it was; my sister told me it was terrible.

I have learned a lot since then.

I want to show you how a typical Chinese mother cooks a meal for her family.

There are two main things you have to know before you begin. The first is that Chinese food does take a lot of preparation and the second is that it takes a lot of cooking utensils. The food is good, with rich variety, but the washing up is ‘terrible’, as my sister would say. My sister was six years older than me, so often when we were sent to do the washing up, it was I who had to do it all.

The photos are of meals I prepared at home for my family, taken just before they were served and eaten. They were taken with our little travel camera to show you that they really are the meals we eat at home. I want you to be able to do the same.’

Cashew fry chicken breast

Ingredients: 1 chicken breast (or 250gms of chicken mince), 6 cashews, half a carrot, 1 spring onion.
Seasoning: 1 desert spoon of vegetable oil, 1 desert spoon light of soya sauce, a little salt.
Preparation: If you purchased chicken breast, chop the into mince. Mix the chicken mince with light soya sauce. Chop the carrot finely. Chop the spring onion finely.

Cooking: Heat Wok, put in oil, fry cashews, put on a side plate. Fry the chicken mince until light golden brown, put on the side plate. Stir-fry the carrot, add salt, and then add the chicken and cashew. Stir-fry for another two minutes then add the spring onion and cook lightly. Good, now can eat. Hao Chi!

What do you think?



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Old 04-03-2008, 08:17 PM   #2
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Sounds like a fantastic recipe! And what a great story! I for one am looking forward to learning more about ths style of cooking, and collecting up some yummy recipes! Welcome to DC!

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Old 04-03-2008, 08:26 PM   #3
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Welcome to DiscussCooking, Xiaosui!

You may want to post your recipes in our Ethnic Foods Forum - so people will know it's not typical US/Canadian ...or you can post the recipe in another appropriate forum - your Cashew Chicken recipe would certainly be appropriate in our "Chicken, Turkey..." Forum.

I hope you enjoy your time here ... and I know I am not the only one who looks forward to you being able to help us understand some ingredients, terms and techniques.
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:27 PM   #4
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Hi and welcome to DC, I love Chinese food and look forward to your future posts.
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:19 PM   #5
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Hey there and welcome to DC!
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:46 PM   #6
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Welcome! I have an exchange student from Guiyang, China. We don't eat tripe at our house so we don't know how to cook it, but he bought some the other day and wants to cook it himself (he has no cooking experience). Do you have a good recipe for cow tripe that he can try?

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Old 04-03-2008, 11:34 PM   #7
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Hi and welcome to DC Xiaosui. It's a great place to learn and to share.
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Old 04-04-2008, 01:24 AM   #8
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Thank you everyone for such a warm welcome

I will start a Thread tonight with 2 recipies. If you have any quesitons please ask.

B'sgirl - does your Chinese student know the name of his favourite tripe dish? If you can post in Chinese, that's good, otherwise pinyin is OK.

I will write up a tripe recipie and post it tonight on the new Thread.

Once again, thanks all

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Old 04-04-2008, 05:04 AM   #9
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Welcome to DC from an Aussie also!!
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:56 AM   #10
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Greetings and salutations...enjoy the forum - thank you kindly for the insight on Chinese cooking Xiaosui...quick question-When not eating Chinese what style or ethnic foods do you-or-would you care to enjoy?

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