Wednesday, 6 July 2011

A Chinese dish without any essentially Chinese ingredient

You can totally cook a 'Chinese' dish without any Chinese ingredient or even utensil, trust me! Of course it's not one of your aromatic duck, dim sum dishes or soups, but it's quick and easy and no one can say it's not a Chinese dish!

The ingredients are just random - I got a little bit of mince, celery and some tomatoes sitting in the fridge. Marinate the mince with corn flour, sugar and salt - if you have it, add soy sauce instead of salt, but like I said, this dish is meant to require no ingredient that's (slightly) hard to get! Leave for about 15 minutes...

Stir-fry the mince in a pan - you don't need a wok for Chinese dishes. Of course a wok is better but a pan would suffice here. 

Add the celery (cut diagonally so they look like what's served in Chinese restaurants...), stir-fry a bit more. Put on the lid if you have one, cook for a few minutes. Add tomatoes, and cook for a few more minutes. 

DONE - isn't it super easy? And trust me, Chinese families have this kind of dish too, though you may not have seen it in a restaurant! Another homey dish! 

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