Chinese recipe: How to make zongzi?

This piece intends to tell you how to make zongzi step by step. We will start to introduce the Chinese sticky rice dumpling culture firstly, then tell you how to choose materials and DIY zongzi.

China zongzi Culture.

Zongzi is the Dragon Boat Festival food. The custom of eating zongzi has prevailed in China for thousands of years. Zongzi, as one of the traditional food with the deepest accumulation in Chinese history and culture, has spread far and wide, spreading to North Korea, Japan and Southeast Asian countries.  

There are many types of zongzi, and different regions have different zongzi cultures. From the perspective of the fillings, there are many Beijing jujube zongzi in the north; In the south, there are many fillings such as mung beans, pork belly, red bean paste, eight treasures, ham, mushrooms and egg yolks. Beijing Zongzi is the representative of the North, most of which are glutinous zongzi, and the South is represented by Guangdong. Generally, there are salted meat  zongzi, water zongzi and bean paste zongzi. 

The shape of zongzi is also different in different regions. Generally, there are various shapes such as regular triangle, regular tetragon, pointed triangle, square, long and so on. 

In “A bite of China”, Jiaxing Zongzi is recorded. Jiaxing Zongzi is a traditional famous spot in Jiaxing, Zhejiang. It is famous for being glutinous but not sticky, fat but not greasy, fragrant and delicious, moderately salty and sweet. Especially the fresh meat dumplings are the most famous, known as the “king of zongzi”. Jiaxing zongzi is popular among tourists because of their delicious taste, convenient carrying and eating, and are known as “Oriental Fast Food”. 

Wufangzhai Zongzi is known as the “Jiangnan Zongzi King” and is famous for being glutinous but not rotten, fat but not greasy, tender and fragrant, and moderately salty and sweet. Jiaxing Wufangzhai Zongzi has dozens of colorful varieties such as meat zongzi, bean paste, and egg yolks.

Below we introduce the red bean zongzi method:

The red bean rice zongzi most commonly eaten when I was young, rice fragrant, bean fragrant, zongye fragrant,

The taste of true colors is also the most missed taste.

Chinese zongzi

Materials of Chinese zongzi

Glutinous rice: 600 grams

Red beans: 300 grams

Fresh zong leaves: 50 sheets

Cotton thread: some

How to make red bean zongzi:

1. Preparation: soak the red beans in cold water for more than 8 hours in advance, soak the glutinous rice for 4 hours in advance (if you like a firmer texture, the glutinous rice may not soak), and then mix them together for later use (the red beans must be fully soaked to make it easier cooked).

2. Soak the zong leaves in advance and brush them clean, and cut the cotton thread to the length required for dressing.

3. Bao Zongzi: The zongzi leaves are rolled up into a funnel shape.

4. Fill in glutinous rice and red beans, press down the top of the zong leaves, press the stuffing in the funnel tightly, and cover both sides of the zong leaves in the funnel. 

Fold them down separately and tie them tightly with cotton thread.

5. Boil Zongzi: Put the wrapped zongzi after the water is boiled. The water should soak the rice dumplings. When the water is boiled again, cook for more than 2-3 hours and simmer for a while until cooked ( I use electricity ) For the pressure cooker, it is also boiled under boiling water. It takes about 45 minutes, and it will be simmered for a while). The cooking time should be adjusted according to the overall amount and the utensils used. 

6. The cooked zongzi can be eaten with sugar or honey.


Chinese recipe: How to make lanzhou ramen?

This piece intends to tell you how to make lanzhou ramen noodles. Follow our tutorials and Diy steps by steps, you will eat the most yummy and easy homemade lanzhou ramen.

China lanzhou ramen noodles are not only a simple one-pot beef stew, just add some radish garlic sprouts and coriander to the soup with some stewed meat! Soup is the essence of Lanzhou beef noodles. The soup of Lanzhou beef noodles is not pure broth. The broth only accounts for about 40-50%, and the soup adjustment process is complicated. My recipe is slightly simplified, compared to the noodle shop, but it still takes a longer time to make. The food is destined to be waited! According to this method, you can make the Lanzhou-flavored beef noodles in a relatively simple way at home.  

China lanzhou ramen noodles

If you don’t understand during the production process, you can communicate with me at any time! If you want to operate China lanzhou ramen noodles in other places, this method is also applicable, but you need to be diligent in the process. If you have interested in how to make lanzhou beef noodle, you can also communicate with me.

Regarding to China lanzhou ramen noodles, it is not something you can learn right away, including most noodle chefs, nowadays who are not technically skilled, and the thickness is uneven, the width is uneven, let alone the hollow noodles and the like!

yummy lanzhou ramen

So you can use machine noodles instead. The choice of machine noodles is also very important. I’ll talk about it in detail below. Let’s DIY now.

Ingredients list

Ingredients:

Noodles: moderate amount

Beef bone: one

Garlic seedlings: moderate amount

Garlic: one

Lanzhou Beef Noodle Soup: 80g

White radish: one

Accessories:

Beef: 5000 grams

Ginger: 260 grams

Coriander: moderate amount

Salt: 300 grams

Lanzhou beef noodle boiled meat: 40 grams

Chicken Essence: Moderate

Salty: taste

Stew: Craft

One day: time consuming

Difficulty: Advanced

lanzhou ramen noodles

How to make China lanzhou ramen noodles

Rinse the beef stick bones and place them on the bottom of the pot, so that the meat will not stick to the bottom of the pot.

  • Rinse the beef and put it on top of the stick. I chose the beef brisket and the first half of the beef ribs. These two parts have fat and tendons, and the soup is very fresh. If you doesn’t use beef brisket, you can choose a little fat beef!
  • This is the beef breast meat, which is a delicacy among Lanzhou beef noodles!
  • Soak the beef in clear water for 4 hours. It can also be soaked for 2-3 hours. Basically, the water is changed every 1.5-2 hours. The blood water in the noodle shop is reserved for use, so we can skip this step of making it at home! The picture shows the soaking good beef. It must be soaked until the flesh is whitish! This is very important!
  • Put the soaked beef on the grate to control the moisture. The pre-processing of the meat must go through the four steps of one flush, two washing, three soaking and four controls. You can’t save one step!
  • The controlled meat can be boiled in a pot under cold water. Be sure to use cold water! As the heating process, you will slowly see dirty blood foam emerging, so patiently beat the foam until the soup is clear.
  • Add ginger slices and material packets.
  • Press a plate on top of the meat, let the whole meat soak in the soup, start to simmer, add salt after an hour! The cooking time varies from place to place, usually about 3 hours, turn it over in about an hour, let the material package give the meat at an even taste.
  • Boil the seasoning water while cooking the meat, take an appropriate amount of Lanzhou beef noodle soup, put it into the pot, add water to the pot, boil for about 30 minutes, leave the heat to clarify and set aside (more water, or it will take a long time to boil it dry).

homemade ramen broth

After the meat is boiled, let it out and dry it on a plate. The meat is cooked until the chopsticks can be easily pierced, and the homemade ramen broth is ready for use. Beat the butter in the broth and set aside.

Cut the radish into square slices, boil it in water until it is transparent, soak it in cold water for later use.

Cut the garlic sprouts from the middle, chop the coriander and set aside. Here you can use garlic crusher or grater to make coriander into pieces.

Add ginger and garlic to water and use a blender to make ginger and garlic juice.

Now start to adjust the soup. Add broth (about 40% of the whole pot of soup) to the pot, then add seasoning water (only pour the clarified part above, no slag), and bring the water to a boil and turn to low heat.

After the soup is boiled, add sliced radish, butter and ginger garlic juice. Just add salt and chicken essence. Look at the pot of soup, how beautiful!You can choose machine noodles as noodles. For fine noodles, you must choose cylindrical ones. Of course, you can also choose wide leek leaves and so on, add some dietary alkali, the noodles will have the flavour of Lanzhou beef noodles when you cook. The main ingredients of the commonly used noodles are actually salt and alkali!

After the noodles are cooked, fish out and add the soup, put garlic sprouts and coriander on top, you can start eating!

Lanzhou beef noodles, also called clear soup beef noodles, has a long history and a long-standing reputation. Traditional Lanzhou beef noodles are very particular about noodle essence and soup, with soup as the most important thing. It is said that the soup is made of beef, lamb liver and 20 kinds of condiments. Lanzhou people often boast that noodle is “one clear, two white, three red, four green and five yellow”, that is, clear soup, white radish and red spicy oil, green garlic sprouts, and yellow noodles. Harmony and unity of shape.

easy homemade ramen

China lanzhou ramen noodles making method:

Soak the beef in cold water for three hours, wash and cut into large pieces after soaking.

Prepare the meat stew: 2 green onions, 10 dried chilies, 2 star anise, 1 teaspoon of fennel, 2 spoons of Chinese pepper, 1 grass fruit, 1 grasshopper, 1 nutmeg, 1 small piece of ginger, 3 slices of ginger, four spoons of salt and three bay leaves. Fill up the seasoning balls other than ginger slices, dried chilies, green onions and bay leaves.

Put the beef into the pressure cooker and add half a pot of water.

Put in all the seasonings and turn on high heat until it boils.

After boiling, use a spoon to skim any foam on the surface.

The pressure cooker is covered with a valve, and the fire is high for 20 minutes after exposing to the atmosphere.

Start kneading: Take a small half teaspoon of edible alkali, dissolve it with warm water, and pour it into the flour. 

Add half a spoon of salt to the flour, stir with chopsticks to form a flocculent shape and knead. 

When kneading until the surface is basically smooth, sprinkle a little dry flour underneath, and then use a basin to buckle the dough for 20 minutes; then knead every 20 minutes for a total of three times.

After the beef is simmered, remove the meat and let it cool, skimming all the spices in the soup.

After the beef is cool, cut into small pieces for later use. Peel the white radish, cut into small pieces, pour it into the beef broth, and simmer for 10 minutes.

Roll out the dough and cut into noodles one centimeter wide.

Put a piece of noodle on the palm of your hand, rub it with both hands, one by one, until the whole noodle becomes cylindrical and the diameter is half the width of a chopstick. Put the kneaded noodles in a basin and sprinkle a little dry flour to avoid sticking.

Add boiling water to the boiling pot, add a spoonful of salt, and then add the kneaded noodles. (It will cook for about 5-7 minutes. Add cold water several times during the cooking.)

Chop the shallots and coriander into fines and set aside.

Put the boiled noodles into a bowl, add the hot beef broth, add beef diced, chopped coriander, chopped green onions, and then add a little chili oil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chinese recipe: How to make hotpot?

This piece intends to introduce what is hot pot, which kind of hot pot is better, how to choose electric hot pot equipment, what are hot pot ingredients and how to cook them at home. It is easy to learn and diy. Eatting hot pot together is a kind of warm atmosphere.

What is hot pot?

In Chongqing, eating hot pot is a common thing. What you eat is not just delicious food, but also a manifestation of local culture. It is also a kind of inheritance of food culture to traditional culture. It can even be said that eating hot pot is a kind of culture, a habit of interpersonal communication.

In the early Chongqing hot pot, a table was put together and eaten together. There was a grid of iron sheets in a large pot. Everyone blanched their own dishes in their respective grids and shared a pot of soup for those who knew and did not know. The biggest feature of this method is that the atmosphere is strong, people are eating hot pot while communicating, which has a positive meaning in promoting communication between people. Nowadays, the hot pot is a family or three or five friends who gather together to enjoy a pot of food.

Chinese hot pot vegetables
  1. Which kind of hot pot is better?

The better hot pot has a thicker body than other pots. The material used is also different from ordinary stainless steel. A good material is composed of a three-layer composite material of stainless steel, aluminum and stainless steel. Generally speaking, the bottom of the pots and pans of general brands on the market are made of three layers of materials, and the pot body is usually made of one layer of stainless steel. High-quality brands use a three-layer design for both the body and the bottom of the pot. This design enables three-dimensional heating from the bottom of the pot to the pot wall, rather than pure bottom heating. When heating, it is equivalent to an oven, so the effect is very good, such a hot pot pot is better.  

Second, how to choose electric hot pot

1. Function selection

When we are using electric hot pot, the most important thing is that the temperature control situation should be stable. Therefore, it is better to choose an electric hot pot with an automatic constant temperature control device when selecting. It is easy to control the heat and temperature, it is more convenient and safe to use. Such an electric hot pot is not easy to burn the pot and the electric heating element.

  • Power selection

When we are choosing electric hot pot, it is also very necessary to understand its power. The power can be selected according to the needs of the family population. At present, most of the electric hot pots on the market have power between 1000W and 2000W, with sufficient firepower and high power, relatively speaking, the electricity consumption will be relatively large. Therefore, it is recommended to pay attention to the socket and power cord when choosing. The power is matched to avoid tripping or short circuit. Generally, a normal family of three people can choose an electric hot pot with a power of 1500W, which is enough to use.

Chinese hot pot near me

Hot pot soup

Basic soup

Choose chicken bones, shiitake mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, radishes and tomatoes. Of course, you can also add one or two pork bones or keel bones for better flavor. Every time I make a hot pot, I use a lot of chicken thighs, and the chicken bones must be left behind. At this point, it can be used together. When processing mushrooms, some unsightly or unpalatable parts can also be used as ingredients for soup. Some radishes that are cut badly are also used to make soup. Since hot pot needs a lot of meat products, some tomatoes will be added to relieve greasiness. Usually, I would suggest that you cook the bottom of the pot from the beginning of the preparation, while cutting and throwing the leftovers into the boiling soup. When the preparation is over, the flavor of the soup will be very good. (It is worth noting that it takes 40 minutes for 8 servings, and novices may have to increase the preparation time by 50%) At this time, it is recommended to add 70% of the soup and 70% of the hot pot base. Add boiling water to the soup part and continue boiling. When the soup base is not enough in the middle of the hot pot, add the remaining hot pot ingredients and the re-boiled soup to maintain a good soup base.

Hot-Pot Ingredients

What are the hot pot ingredients

  1. Meat

Such as beef and sheep pork, pig offal, pig tongue, pig liver, bacon, luncheon meat, hairy belly, yellow throat, duck intestine, chicken wings, crispy sausage, quail eggs, ham sausage, sausage, liver tendon, bullfrog and etc.

In fact, any meat is suitable for hot pot. Beef, pork and lamb are best sliced in advance (you can buy ready-made in supermarkets). These meats are generally ready to be eaten after a few seconds. Cut luncheon meat, ham and etc into thick slices.  

Beef is a must-have dish for hot pot, and fat beef is usually used in hot pot. If you can’t buy fat beef, you can use beef ribs or beef balls. It usually takes four to five minutes to cook the beef balls.

Lamb is also an indispensable meat. Like fat beef, the lamb usually used in hot pot is called fat lamb (meat on the thigh and shoulder of lamb). You can buy them in general supermarkets.

If you like to eat offal, pork offal, pork tongue and pork liver are best to put in the hot pot after removing the fishy smell in salt water or wine. If you can buy duck intestines at the vegetable market, when you cook them in a hot pot, remember the “seven ups and eight downs” method. Chop the duck intestines and boil them in the pot for one to two seconds, then pick them up, repeat eight times. The duck intestines cooked in this way are crispy in the mouth. 

Chinese seafood hot pot
  • Seafood

Such as crab meat, fish balls, fresh shells, oysters, squid, sea prawns, cod fillets and etc.

Like meat, there are many kinds of seafood that can be put in hot pot. There are two types of seafood here: one is fresh seafood, and the other is semi-finished seafood like fish balls.

Fish is usually cut into thin slices, because it cooks quickly, so it is best to put it in the hot pot after the filter spoon.

Shellfish. For example, shrimp, scallops, crabs, oysters, clams, mussels and shrimp are the most common side dishes. Usually shrimp and shells are cooked together (the head of the shrimp can be pulled out or not). Remember to put the shellfish ingredients in the water basin in advance to let them spit out the sand.

Squid and cuttlefish. Use both fresh and dried material. It can add unique flavor to the hot pot soup. If you use fresh cuttlefish, make sure it is cleaned. Dried squid is a bit more troublesome and needs to be soaked in water for 24 hours before using.

Fish balls and fish cakes. These kinds of ingredients are available in supermarkets, and the taste of fish balls is soft and smooth. Because the fish balls are already cooked, they don’t need to be cooked for too long (except for frozen fish balls). 

  • Vegetables

Such as white radish, carrots, tomatoes, winter bamboo shoots, lettuce, leeks, potatoes, yam, kelp, lotus root, cucumber, winter melon, lettuce, lettuce, baby cabbage, cabbage, spinach, cabbage, water spinach, broccoli, coriander and etc.

Seafood and meat are the protagonists of hot pot, but hot pot without vegetables is incomplete. Vegetables can not only relieve greasiness, but also enrich the taste of the soup. You can add any vegetables to the hot pot. I prefer those ingredients that can keep their texture after cooking for a long time. Leafy vegetables. For example, spinach, lettuce, wormwood and etc, the soup will be smashed as soon as it touches the soup, and it will be ready to cook for two or three minutes. This kind of vegetables will taste better in a clear soup pot. If you eat a spicy pot, the leaves will be covered with chili oil, which will taste more spicy. If you like spicy food, you can try it.

  • Mushrooms

Such as mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, enoki mushrooms, eryngii mushrooms, fresh mushrooms, phoenix mushrooms, straw mushrooms, tea tree mushrooms and etc.

Larger mushrooms like shiitake mushrooms are best cut in half and then thrown into the hot pot. It takes 3-4 minutes for such mushrooms to cook. Enoki mushrooms are cooked quickly, about 30 seconds.

Chinese hot pot
  • Soy products

Such as soybean sprouts, mung bean sprouts, tofu, dried tofu, tofu skin, old tofu, oily tofu, yuba, konjac silk and so on.

6. Staple food

If you are afraid of not being full, use the remaining soup to cook the noodles after eating the above ingredients. You can add some hot pot noodles, instant noodles, sweet potato noodles, wide noodles, vermicelli, hand-rolled noodles, gluten and so on.

Essential ingredients for cooking hot pot

  1. Green vegetables. Vegetables are healthy foods that contain a variety of nutrients, such as iron, magnesium, vitamins, etc., and when eating meat dishes with some vegetables, it is not easy to feel greasy and can promote digestion. Therefore, when eating hot pot and green vegetables are indispensable, they can be cooked directly when they are eaten.
  • Sweet potatoes and potatoes. Hot pot is delicious, but some people worry that excessive food intake will lead to obesity. If so, you might as well eat sweet potatoes or potatoes before eating other dishes. These two ingredients are rich in starch and can increase the body’s fullness, so you don’t have to worry about eating too much. We can cut them into slices, rinse them in the soup and eat them soon.

3. Soy products. Soy products are rich in nutrients, such as calcium and protein. Therefore, if we eat hot pot at home, we can soak some tofu skins in advance, and put it on for the hot pot, which is simple and nutritious.

4. Fish and shrimp. Fish and shrimp are rich in protein, but not much fat is inhaled by the body. Therefore, if you are worried about gaining weight by eating meat, you don’t have to worry about this level if you eat fish and shrimp. However, it should be noted that some people are allergic to shrimp, etc., so choose carefully.

5. Chinese yam. Yam is rich in a variety of nutrients. It has a good health effect, can nourish the skin, improve eyesight, enhance memory, and also has a good nourishing effect on the kidneys. But pay attention to those with constipation, those people should eat less.

6. Fungus, shiitake mushrooms. Eating hot pot with some mushrooms can prevent diseases. Fungus can lower blood lipids, soften blood vessels and prevent thrombosis and other diseases. Shiitake mushrooms can help digestion and lower cholesterol. Therefore, when eating hot pot, it can be eaten with some fungus and shiitake mushrooms. The nutrition is comprehensive and healthy. 

Chinese hot pot food
How to cook hot pot at home
  1. Use delicious broth stewed from stick bones or large pieces of meat as the “water” for making hot pot.
  • Put the ready-made hot pot ingredients on the table, plug in the power, and get ready to start the hot pot.
  • There is a little bit of temperature, add the hot pot bottom material. If you like spicy food, you can add more ingredients for the ignition pot. Stir well. Then wait for the pot to boil.

4. The realization of boiling is generally bubbling, and the heat is obviously increased. At this time, you can start adding ingredients.

5. If you are in a hurry, you usually eat the green vegetables firstly, because it occupies a large area and is easy to cook. After that, it is best to put beef balls after the greens have wilted or etc., which are not easy to cook. If the vegetables are cooked, they can be picked up.

6. If you don’t use sesame sauce, the soup will have a taste, so you can put it directly into the bowl and start eating. If you want to dip it, you can put the vegetables in the sesame sauce and eat. Simply put, just mix soy sauce, vinegar and chili. Add coriander and green onions as you like. Chongqing people also like to add sesame oil. If you like a thicker sauce, you can put peanut butter, fermented bean curd and oyster sauce.

What are the hot pot ingredients? What are the necessary ingredients for cooking hot pot? The above is some relevant content compiled for you, I hope it can be helpful to you. The hot pot ingredients should be as healthy as possible.

 


Chinese recipe: How to make bean curd?

This piece teaches you to make bean curd at home. We will shows you steps by steps of making it. The bean curd produced by this method is fragrant and tender. The key method is simple. Then we will tell you how to cook it.

bean curd

Bean curd is a yummy food that everyone eats often, and bean curd is used to make a variety of delicacies, but has anyone tried to make bean curd at home? Generally speaking, gypsum or brine is used to make bean curd, and the production process is more complicated. Therefore, most people choose to buy ready – made bean curd at the vegetable market to cook. Today, I will share a method of making bean curd. There is no need for gypsum or brine. You can make delicious bean curd by adding a little bit of common stuff at home, and the bean curd produced in this way is fragrant and tender, and the main production method is very simple.

Bean curd is the main raw material of vegetarian dishes in our country. It was unpalatable in the memory of the ancestors. After continuous transformation, it has gradually become popular with people and is known as “plant meat”. Bean curd is rich in nutrients, can prevent a variety of diseases and cancers, and is easier to become a dish; Cold salad, fried stew are good ways to eat.

Hand-made bean curd is clean, safe and very pure. Hand-made bean curd is actually very simple. Today, I used two methods to make it, one is bean curd with brine and the other is bean curd with white vinegar.

Bittern, a kind of food additive, is a commonly used coagulant for bean curd in the northern part of our country, which can condense the protein solution into a gel. Bean curd made with bittern as a coagulant has strong hardness, elasticity and toughness, and is called old bean curd, or northern bean curd or hard bean curd. The ingredients used in the bittern bean curd are: 750 grams of soybeans, 3750 ml of water, and 15 grams of bittern.

tofu bean curd

Steps for making bean curd:

Some bean curd with white vinegar, ingredients used: 750g soybeans, 3750ml water, 75ml white vinegar, 375ml diluted white vinegar water.

Step 1: Soak the soybeans in clean water for one day in advance, and let the soybeans soak to about 600g. At this time, everyone will find that there are some soybean grains that can’t be soaked. First, pick out these soybean grains and put them aside.

Step 2: Pour 1300ml of water into the bowl of soybeans, then pour the water and soybeans into the cooking machine and grind it into soy milk. Note that the soy milk should be polished a little longer, so that it will help to polish the soy milk more finely, and the resulting bean curd will be tender and delicious.

Step 3: After the soy milk is polished, you will find a lot of foam on it. Firstly, use a spoon to skim the foam on the soy milk, and then prepare a western gauze and put the soy milk on the western gauze to filter it bit by bit. After filtering twice, you will find a lot of bean curd residue on the gauze. After the bean curd residue is removed, you will get a pot of fine and fragrant soy milk.

Step 4: Pour the filtered soy milk into the pot and boil it on high heat. When the soy milk is boiled, turn it to a low fire and slowly simmer. When there are no bubbles on the surface, turn to the high heat and boil again, then turn off the heat and cool it aside.

Step 5: After the soy milk is cooled for a while, you will find a thin layer of soy skin on it. After picking it out, prepare 50ml of rice vinegar and pour it into the soy milk several times. Each time you pour the rice vinegar, use a spoon to gently stir. Once the rice vinegar is poured into the soy milk, put it aside and let it sit for about 15 minutes.

Step 6: After about 15 minutes, you will find that the soy milk slowly takes on the shape of bean curd. Pour it into a square container, cover it with a layer of gauze, and slowly press out the water and pour it out.

Step 7: After the water in the bean curd pressed almost at largely, put a heavier item on it (such as a water bottle or unopened milk). After standing for about half an hour, you will find that the bean curd is ready.

The bean curd produced in this way is exactly the same as the one bought outside, and it tastes more soy. People can try it by themselves if interested. The ingredients are easy to obtain, and there is no technical difficulty, and it can be made successfully in one time.

Chinese bean curd

Cooking tips for homemade bean curd:

  1. The ratio of soybeans to water when grinding soy milk should be 1:5. The soy milk produced by this ratio has a very strong soy flavor. If more water is added, the taste may be relatively weak;
  2. When making the bittern, use a spoon to push the soy milk into a small vortex, slowly drip the brine along the surroundings, until you see the bean curd, then reduce the frequency of pushing;
  3. The aging and tenderness of bean curd is determined by the amount of brine, the weight of the weight and the pressing time. The longer the pressing time, the firmer the taste of the bean curd;
  4. The bean curd brains from the brine are relatively large, and are firmer after pressing, with a strong bean flavor and a strong taste. The bean curd brains in the white vinegar are relatively fragmented, and the taste is loose and soft after pressing, and you can taste the sour taste. In daily home production, you can produce according to personal preference;
  1. When making soy milk, it is recommended to use a juicer or a cooking machine. This type of machine has a higher juice yield and a larger amount of soy milk. Generally, the capacity of household soy milk is limited, so you still need to make bean curd according to the required size.

Chinese recipe:how to cook laba congee?

This piece intends to introduce China yummy food laba congee , what ingredients are laba congee include and techniques for making Laba porridge.

Laba porridge is a kind of porridge made with a variety of ingredients during the Laba Festival. Every year on the Laba Festival, I remembered that when I was a child on the Laba Festival, my mother would cook a pot of Laba porridge for us to drink, and we were happily drunk one bowl in the morning. The bowl of laba porridge is fragrant, soft and waxy, nutritious and delicious, cold-proof and stomach-warming. 

The weather in winter is relatively cold, and I feel very comfortable all over my body after drinking a bowl of Laba porridge. Tomorrow is the Laba Festival. Today I will teach you the correct way to do Laba porridge. It is sweet and soft, both of adults and children will love it.

If you like, come and learn how to make Laba porridge, and you can cook a pot of fragrant Laba porridge for your family tomorrow morning. 

laba congee

【Ingredients for Laba Congee】

Ingredients needed: glutinous rice, black rice, barley, purple rice, millet, rice, kidney beans, chestnut rice, peanuts, white kidney beans, lotus seeds, brown sugar and jujube.

[Specific steps]

The first step is to prepare one. Pour the bean ingredients into the basin, add an appropriate amount of water, soak for about 5 hours, and then rinse all the rice ingredients with water for use. Bean ingredients must be soaked in water in advance, which can greatly shorten the cooking time of the porridge.

In the second step, pour an appropriate amount of clear water into the pot, cook the water to a boil, and then put the soaked ingredients into the pot to cook. When cooking porridge, be sure to wait for the water to boil before adding the ingredients. Avoid the situation of muddy bottom.

In the third step, turn the pot to low heat after boiling, cover the pot and simmer for about one and a half hours. After the porridge in the pot is thickened, open the lid and add a little rock sugar, stir with a spoon until the rock sugar melts, and continue cooking again. It takes about 5 minutes. A pot of sweet and glutinous Laba porridge is ready. 

The Laba porridge cooked according to the above method is fragrant, soft and glutinous, and the taste is particularly delicious. Drinking a bowl of warm Laba porridge in the morning makes you feel very comfortable all over the body.

laba congee recipe

Techniques for making Laba porridge:

1. When making Laba porridge, firstly soak the beans in clean water, which can shorten the cooking time of Laba porridge. 

2. Whether it is cooking Laba porridge or other porridge we usually cook, we have to wait until the water is boiled before adding the ingredients, which can prevent the ingredients from sticking to the bottom of the pot after being cooked, causing the rice porridge to become sticky.

3. Whether the cooked Laba porridge is good or not, the heat is very important. Remember to cook the porridge slowly with a low heat, and stir the rice porridge with a spoon frequently, so as to make a pot of strong fragrant Laba porridge. 

What I have shared above is how to make Laba porridge and three techniques. Have you learned it? Hurry up and cook a pot of Laba porridge for your family. The Laba porridge cooked according to the above methods and techniques is sweet, soft and glutinous, nutritious and delicious, both adults and children love to drink.


Dumpling recipe: How to make beef meat dumplings?

This piece will introduce how to make beef dumplings. We will start from how to select premium beef, how to make fillings better and how to make material blending. After you read this piece, you will know how to make beef meet dumplings.

beef dumpling recipe
beef dumpling recipe

How to select premium beef?

The fresh beef is bright and smells fishy. Remove the fresh beef fascia. This is the step you should pay attention when making beef dumplings. If the fascia is not removed, the beef dumplings will be hard to chew. So be sure to ask the chef to clean the beef fascia, and then choose a radish and an onion.

Finish buying ingredients. After returning home, firstly wash the beef with clean water, then put it on the chopping board, chop the beef into minced meat with a kitchen knife, and put it in a bowl for later use. Then add a small amount of baking soda, cooking wine and ginger slices. Stir well and marinate for half an hour. Wash the white radish and peel it, cut it into slices with a kitchen knife, and then cut the sliced radish into fine pieces. Chop the onion finely.

Put the radish and onion in a bowl containing ground beef, add a spoonful of salt, a spoonful of soy sauce, a spoonful of monosodium glutamate, a spoonful of sesame oil, some dried starch and egg liquid. Stir well with chopsticks. It becomes beef mince. Then you can make dumplings! If you like to eat dumplings with soup, you can put a little water in the filling, then put the meat in the freezer for an hour, and then take it out and pack it into dumplings with soup.

That remove dumplings made from beef with fascia is easy to cook and chew easily. Therefore, before making beef dumplings, the beef fascia must be removed. Pay attention to this and you can make delicious beef dumplings!

Materials:  

Beef: 500g

green onions: 2

tablespoons of oyster sauce: 3

Corn: 4

tablespoons of shallot oil: 5

eggs: 2

slices of minced ginger: 6

Pepper powder: 1 spoon

Sesame oil: 1 spoon

Cooking wine: 1 spoon

Soy sauce: 1 spoon

Salt : 20 gram

Chicken noodles: several

Half onion: 1/2

tablespoons of starch: 2

Well, the above is the basic proportion. However, you can add amount according to your taste.

How to make beef fillings:

First chop the beef into minced meat. Hand-chopped ground beef is tougher and more delicious than machine makes. 

Chop the ground beef and set aside. Chop the green onions, shallots, parsley and celery for later use.

Mince ginger and set aside.

Half an onion, green onions, and 3 scallions knotted into the pot and deep-fried.

Scoop out the fried ones and throw them away. Oil-cooled spare. When oil cooled, use them for later.

Put the chopped ginger, green onions, spring onions, coriander and corn on top of the beef and cover for 3 minutes. Add starch, eggs, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, pepper, salt, chicken essence, cooking wine, thirteen incense and sesame oil. 

Pour the oil for frying the spices into the bowl and stir in clockwise. Grind until the beef become sauce.

how to make beef dumplings
how to make beef dumplings

Health benefits

Beef: Nourish the spleen and stomach, strengthen muscles and bones, replenish qi and blood.

Corn: Corn is rich in cellulose, which can not only stimulate gastrointestinal motility and prevent constipation, but also promote cholesterol metabolism and accelerate the excretion of intestinal toxins. Although corn has many effects, it is also a good product for anti-aging eyes. Experts remind that when eating corn, you should pay attention to chew it to aid digestion. In addition, people with diarrhea, stomach cold and fullness, and gastrointestinal dysfunction should not eat too much at one time, people should try to eat fresh corn as possible as they can.

Mushroom: Promote blood circulation and remove blood stasis, promote the digestion and absorption of calcium and phosphorus, and is very beneficial to the development of bones and teeth.

Mushroom can inhibit the accumulation of cholesterol in the body. It has the effect of lowering lipid and blood pressure. It can beautify the skin, care and nourish the hair.

After you read our article, you know steps of selecting premium beef and how to make beef meet dumplings deliciously and easily. Wish every read can make yummy dumplings.


Chinese recipe: How to make Beijing Roast Duck at home easily

This article mainly introduces the raw materials of Beijing roast duck, the breeding technology, traditional roasting techniques, how to eat roast duck, as well as the materials and specific methods of making Beijing roast duck. After reading this article, you will know how to roast Peking duck. However, not everyone has the conditions to buy the most authentic Peking duck. Therefore, you can choose duck that are close to the described in this article. The taste of the  duck will be closer to the authentic Peking duck.

The authentic Peking duck is made of selected materials.

The type of Beijing Roast Duck have been bred carefully, constantly developing good varieties and selecting inferior ones. Under the influence of the duck “cramming” method recorded in the Southern and Northern Dynasties of China, the artificial “cramming” method began to appear. Finally, a new breed of Beijing Roast Duck (also known as Peking Duck) was bred. Its coat is white, plump and natural, and the meat is tender and thin.

best peking duck near me
best peking duck near me

Raw materials

The selection of authentic Peking duck is very particular. The raw material duck originated in the Tongzhou Canal and is pure white. This kind of duck later got a resounding name – Peking duck.

According to textual research, the ancestral home of Peking Duck was in the south, and it came to Beijing with water transport in the early Ming Dynasty. Because ducks often eat the food that is dropped from the grain ship, they gradually grow fat. After multiple generations of artificial selection and breeding, they have become the raw material for making Peking ducks today.

Feeding technology

The feeding method of authentic raw ducks is also different from ordinary ducks. Since the muscle fiber of duck is usually thicker than chicken, if it is an ordinary duck without fat filling, there is no oil in the roasted duck meat. The meat is very dry and difficult to swallow. Peking ducks that have been fed have thicker subcutaneous fat. During the roasting process, the subcutaneous fat melts into the muscles, making the duck meat tender and smooth, and the duck skin melts in the mouth.  

Traditional baking techniques

Roast duck should pay attention to the roasting technique. After cleaning the duck, blow the place where the skin and meat are connected, then hang the duck in a cool place and let the skin dry as much as possible, so that the roasted duck can be crispy and crispy. Nowadays, roast duck roasting techniques are basically divided into two schools, namely hanging stove and braising stove, each with its own characteristics. In addition, there are some particularities in the traditional roast duck, such as both of the wood and stove used for roasting have special requirements.

How to eat roast duck

Nowadays, there are many ways to eat Peking duck. The usual way to eat it is to roll lotus leaf pancake with shredded green onion, duck meat, and dip it with sweet noodle sauce. In addition, the lotus leaf pancake should be freshly baked, and the green onion should be selected for the crispy part of the green onion. Now the roast duck restaurant also provides dinners with shredded radish, cucumber and other auxiliary materials, which you can choose according to your preferences.

peking roast duck
peking roast duck

Ingredients:

Prepare the main ingredients: Peking duck, the auxiliary ingredients are cucumber and green onion, and the ingredients are soy sauce, cooking wine, salt, honey and sweet noodle sauce.

Practice:

① It is divided into three parts. First of all, in the first part, we have to deal with the ducks and wash the ducks. It is best to remove the duck wings. Although I have not removed it, it will be much better after it is removed. Then add up the cleaned ducks, or you can use a container to put the ducks in an upright position.

② After the duck is set up, boil a pot of water, use the boiled water and slowly pour it from the top of the duck. Pour the boiling water all over the duck’s body until you see your duck’s skin shrink and expose the pores so that it will not release a lot of oil when it dries. Mix the cooking wine, soy sauce and salt prepared in advance to stir well and apply to the whole body of the duck, and then let it sit there for an hour. Mix the honey with water and apply it to the duck, and then apply it again after half an hour.

③ Put the duck in a cool place, such as in the refrigerator, and let it dry overnight. When the skin of the duck is dry, you can take it out and roast. The more dry the skin is, the crispier it will be. If there is no dry area, you can use a hair dryer to dry the wet area.

④ Reduce the temperature to about 180 degrees and bake for 40 minutes. Then, according to the situation of the duck, if the color of the duck becomes brown and red, it is fine. Turn it over to see if both sides are cooked, if it is cooked. You can take it out to slice the meat, and you need to be careful not to cut it to protect your own safety.

⑤ Add some salt to the flour and boil it with boiling water, then it becomes a hot noodle, add warm water to the flour, and then stir the flour evenly. After the dough wakes up for one hour, pull it into a dough ball twice the size of a thumb. Then make pancakes.

⑥ Put a piece of gauze in the steamer, steam the noodles for a few minutes, and finally roll the chopped green onion and other ingredients into the pancake.

crispy peking duck
crispy peking duck

 

Tips

The duck made in this way is very delicious. There are various recipes on the Internet and it is very troublesome. However, this is simple, easy and good tutorials for you to make peking roast duck. Pay attention that the air-drying of the duck is more important. If it is not air-dried, the crispy skin cannot be used. It is guaranteed, and the baking time must be more than half an hour, do not use low temperature, or you will not see the reaction for a long time. Now, start to make yummy duck!

 

 


10 coolest kitchen utensils and gadgets to add to your cooking routine

This article will list 10 coolest kitchen utensils and gadgets to add to your cooking routine. You will know how to make smart sourcing decisions after reading our article.

Silicone Mold

If you are a bakeware lover, you might have a preference for metal or glass pans for baking. However, silicone bakeware mold has got much popularity in recent years because of its durability and easy of use. Whats more, silicone has a merit of nonstick. You dont need to add extra greasing oil or parchment paper in the silicone mold. This merit helps you save much money. And their flexibility can go from cold to hot, they are quite light weight, easy to deliver and store.

You can use favorite silicone mold to bake cute desserts, breads and etc. Except using by oven to bake, you can use these molds in microwave, refrigerator and freezer. After you use it to diy these food, you can remove any debris and wash easily.

Jars

You cannot preserve food if you dont have tight-sealing glass jars. These jars are available in different styles and sizes. Whether you intend to have these food for a month or more, those glasses jars can help you prevent sunlight from damaging the preserved food.

Kitchen rack

If your kitchen room need extra space or you want to make kitchen room look in order, you need a kitchen rack. You know a well-designed dish drying rack can make full use of vertical space to add large capacity to a drying rack. Usually, three tiers of space can satisfy you need. It is also very convenient for cookers when undertake a big cooking project. You can take one dish or other kitchen utensils easily from the rack. Whats more, your kitchen room will look more clean and nice. Dishes on the rack will not be wet everywhere.

Vinegar bottle

Professional vinegar bottle can store vinegar, oil and sauces. This vinegar bottle cap can seal the bottle firmly. Meanwhile, it can reduce the bottle opening and create a sprinkle dispense. It is very perfect for thinner sauces.

Grater

If you want to get vegetable pieces, this tool is a great choice for you. Grater is usually organized by two stainless steel grating surfaces and it always appears in a set. You can grate your vegetables and vegetables pieces will come down to the bowl which is under the grater. Pick down the bowl and make food. The grater is always very easy to clean.

Opener

When you drink grape wine or beers, you need a opener to help you open the bottle. In fact, you dont need to purchase sorts of different styles of openers. Just use simple edition with different look.

Huller

If you want to use fruit such as strawberry to decorate your dish or cake. You can use this strawberry huller to remove extra green root and leaves. It can help you keep the original shape of strawberry when pick down unnecessary part.

Spiralizer

Actually, spiralizer is used most in home cooks. You can see some vegetables are cut in noodle shape by spiralizer. These vegetables look nice and shaped. In our daily life, not only we need cooked food, we also need nice food. Thus, these gadgets are very necessary.

Slicer

Some people are sophisticated in cutting by knife. However, many are not proficient to use knife. Thus, slicer is a good kitchen aide. You can use it to slice potatoes and other vegetables.

Egg yolk seperator

You know if you remove the yolk from an egg is not always easy, but egg yolk seperator can make this work more easy. Use smart gadget like this tool and get yolk perfectly. Most egg separators are made from stainless steel, silicone, or plastic. Here we recommend silicone material, for it is easy to clean and it is eco-friendly.

In all, after you read our article, you must know different functions of these kitchen utensils and gadgets. You will know how convenient when use them. Then make smart sourcing.