Crispy chunks of deep-fried battered chicken in a sweet, sour, and savory glaze with complex orange flavor. The Chinese take-out classic, made in your own kitchen.
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Crispy chunks of deep-fried battered chicken in a sweet, sour, and savory glaze packed with sesame flavor. The Chinese take-out classic, made in your own kitchen.
Beef and broccoli might only be a classic combination in the American Chinese repertoire, but that doesn't make it any less delicious. In most restaurants, you'll find it served with rice, but I like to stir-fry it with hearty lo mein noodles.
If the British can proudly call Chicken Tikka Masala their national dish, then surely it's time that General Tso got his chicken in our national spotlight. Everybody knows the candy-sweet take-out joint version, but I firmly believe that it has the potential to be so much more than that. How great would a homemade version of General Tso's be, with a flavor that shows some real complexity and a texture that takes that crisp-crust-juicy-center balance to the extreme? Our version does just that.
A homey Chinese and American mashup made with steamed soft silken tofu in a sauce flavored with hot Italian sausage and sliced shiitake mushrooms.
Microwave the eggplant first to use less oil in this hearty, sweet-salty chicken dish with lots of sesame flavor.
Bring on the mai tais with this tiki culture-inspired dish. Tangy sweet and sour sauce glazes chunks of chicken, pineapple, peppers, cashews, and snow peas in a stir-fry that takes less than 20 minutes.
The classic Chinese-American appetizer of toast spread with a seasoned shrimp paste. Our version comes topped with a slice of bacon and scallions.
Our favorite take on a Chinese-American classic combines seared marinated beef with tender-crunchy broccoli coated in a sweet oyster sauce flavored with garlic, ginger, and scallions. The key to great flavor is extremely high heat. I recommend cooking this directly over a hot coal grill.
A classic Chinese-American dish of chicken and vegetables coated in a mild gingery, lemony sauce. Marinating the chicken in a mixture of cornstarch and egg whites gives it a silky, smooth, moist texture. For best results, use a wok set in an outdoor coal-fired grill for extra high heat cooking.
Wok Hei, the smoky, charred flavor or well-cooked stir-fries can make or break Pepper Steak, the classic Chinese-American staple. Our version combines tender steak with bell peppers and onions in a savory black pepper-flavored sauce. For best results, we cook it on a wok set on an outdoor coal grill.