Tag Archives: Chinese Food

Haw-sin sauce

I don’t know if you’ve seen The Canberra Times today, but I’m in it. I’m pretty excited. Susan Parsons wrote a lovely piece on my foraging for her Kitchen Garden column in Food & Wine. In honour of the occasion … Continue reading

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Chinese style haw-sin sauce (product description)

This is a complex, sweet and sour Chinese style barbeque sauce with body and depth of flavour. Made with wild hawthorn berries, it has a subtle fruitiness like quince or apple (to which the hawthorn is related). It is mildly … Continue reading

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Black pepper beef

I made pho this weekend and had a little thinly sliced beef left. I’d been meaning to cook crisp fragrant duck wings all weekend. I bit the bullet and decided to make a little Chinese spread for us for Sunday … Continue reading

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Sweet and sour pork

I have fallen in love with the natural sweetness of the free range pork produced by Boxgum Grazing. I’ve been thinking that their pork strips would make a lovely sweet and sour pork. We’ve all experienced the greasy, stodgy sweet … Continue reading

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Egg fried rice

I spent six months in China and did not see ‘special fried rice’ once. This of course was because I did not travel to the south eat of the country, home of the Cantonese cuisine that is so well know … Continue reading

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Gong Bao Ji Ding (Kung Pao Chicken)

There has been one dish remaining for me to cook, on my journey of rediscovery of Chinese cooking. When I posted Sichuan supper, I told you of my love of this dish. Gong Bao Ji Ding is a famous dish … Continue reading

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Fragrant crisp duck wings

The recipe for these duck wings is based on the crisp fragrant duck of Sichuan in China. It’s usually used on a whole duck, but I think this is a little bit extravagant. Besides, I have fond memories of the … Continue reading

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Sichuan supper

Several years ago, I undertook a wonderful journey through China. I spent about six months there, studying in the north east, then crossing the country through the middle, to the south west and back again. There’s a new cooking program on SBS … Continue reading

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