Chinese food is one of my favourites, however it has a rather unhealthy reputation which I put down to it being consumed as fast food most of the time. There are so many sub cuisines within Chinese cooking that it is hard to sum up what is the traditional cuisine. I have a Hunan recipe book and a dumpling recipe book, but there is also the spicy Sichuan style or the more lighter and sweeter Cantonese flavours. It’s clear that there has to be something for everyone here. If you run out of time or find it too hard to decide what to make, you could always call your local Chinese.
With back to back races and the Easter holidays there aren’t too many new recipes, but I have three starters, four main course and one dessert to chose from. I have tried to focus on some healthier options in here. Enjoy.
These recipes are all good to make with the kids. My youngest devoured the entire Prawn Toast the first year she made it. The little ones also had fun making the Spring Rolls and Chicken Pot Stickers.
In previous years we have made these two pork recipes, the Szechuan Pork is delicious and great for popping in the oven whilst you do other things. Char Siu Bao is my son’s favourite meal and he always wants it for his birthday, but unfortunately it is a whole day extravaganza to make the buns. He would say it is worth it.
This is my all-time favourite dessert. It really has nothing to do with Chinese cuisine but these Pandas are super cute. You can make allsorts of different creatures depending upon your imagination.