Pork stir-fry

Similar to Rasa Malaysia

pork (cut into bite-size cubes)
Sauce: oyster sauce, cornstarch, 3 dashes white pepper, soy sauce,  Shaoxing wine, sugar
2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
8 slices ginger, grated
2 scallions, trimmed and chopped
2 red chilies, seeded and finely sliced (optional)
Oil for frying
tomatoes, etc. vegetables of your choice!

img_6801Marinate pork in sauce (add a little water). Chop vegetables (edamame, celery, cilantro was in the fridge). Fry aromatics (garlic, ginger, scallions). Fry vegetables. Remove. Fry pork. Combine. Serve over rice.

~Kai-ling

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Jianbing

jiānbǐng (traditional Chinese: 煎餅; literally: “fried pancake”) is a traditional Chinese street food similar to crepes. The main ingredients are a batter of wheat and grain flour, eggs and sauce. I forgot to put in the eggs and used wheat tortillas to wrap them instead.

tortilla
1 clove of garlic, minced
meat of your choice (we used pork)
red wine, soy sauce, oyster sauce
pepper, garlic powder
vegetables of your choice, julienned
scallions and cilantro
chili sauce or hoisin sauce

Marinate the meat in red wine, black pepper, garlic powder, soy sauce and oyster sauce. Set aside. Julienne the vegetables. Pan fry the garlic in oil, then add the meat, then the vegetables. Fry until done. Let cool (don’t let it get too wet). Add scallions and cilantro, chili sauce or hoisin sauce to taste. Serve in a tortilla and fold like a burrito.

I would probably leave out the carrots, cabbage, and celery next time (I just used what was in the fridge, but cabbage is too wet for the filling). Next time I would put in tomatoes, potatoes, rice, bell peppers, eggs, mushrooms and chopped onions instead.

~Kai-ling

Chinese fried chicken

Similar to The Woks of Life

8 chicken drumsticks, rinsed
black pepper, white pepper, salt
garlic powder, sugar, soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, sesame oil (optional)
1 egg
cornstarch, flour
oil, for frying

img_6796Marinate the chicken in salt and pepper overnight. Coat in cornstarch and flour. Fry in oil until dark brown. Serve with spicy chili sauce (e.g. Sriracha, tabasco).

~Kai-ling

Hainan chicken

Not adapted from Steamy Kitchen or Rasa Malaysia but for perspective..

8 chicken drumsticks
salt and pepper
4-5 slices of ginger
3 cloves of garlic, smashed
1-2 scallions

Dipping sauce
salt
3 cloves of garlic, grated
ginger, grated (equal amount to garlic)
1 scallion, sliced thin
oil

img_6792Rub the chicken in salt and pepper. Let sit for 3-4 hours. Boil water, and add the garlic, ginger, and scallions (I had cilantro so I threw that in as well!). Poach the chicken for half an hour. Remove and debone chicken. Heat oil separately, add salt. Remove, then mix in the rest of the sauce ingredients. Serve chicken with dipping sauce, rice, and sliced cucumbers.

~Kai-ling

Roasted pumpkin seeds

Adapted from Simply Recipes and Food Network

olive oil
1 pumpkin’s worth of seeds
a bit of coconut oil, melted
maple syrup/molasses
a pinch of ground cinnamon
a pinch of fine sea salt

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Scrape seeds out and rinse in cold water. Simmer in salted water for 10 minutes. Dry. Coat in olive oil. Bake at 180°C for ten minutes, or until lightly browned. We tried to a savory spice mix of paprika, cumin, truffle salt, pepper, and cayenne for kick.

~Jessica