Cooking in China

We eat a lot of stir-fried vegetables (snow peas, broccoli, onions, carrots, etc.) over top of rice or noodles.  When we get homesick for western foods, I can put together a simple spaghetti (pasta with a jar of sauce) and garlic bread, egg/cheese/ham on a croissant breakfast sandwiches with hash browns,or a few Mexican dishes (bean burritos or salsa/chicken over rice).  I’ve spent a lot of time looking for recipes online that have ingredients I can find in my grocery store.  Here are some of the ones we’ve tried and liked:

Rosemary Chicken and Rice

ji si liang mian [sliced chicken cold noodles]

Easy Chow Mein

Peach Curry (I omit the pineapple and chicken)

Garlic Ginger Green Beans

Thai Noodle Salad

Chop Suey

Beijing Style Noodles

Steak and Potato Toss (minus the steak)

Slow cooker Chicken Teriyaki

Black Pepper Stir-fried Noodles (I haven’t perfected this yet, it’s always too peppery)

Ham Fried Rice

Apple Pie Cake (this was okay)

10-minute microwave applesauce

Teriyaki Meatball Rice Bowls (I haven’t made these yet in China, but we loved them in the States and I think I can find all the ingredients here)

Black Bean Sweet Potato Flautas (Heavy on the substitutes here… I use something I think is similar to cream cheese and the only cheese on my side of town is like a Kraft Single)

Cantonese Soy Sauce Pan-fried Noodles


Asian Pasta Salad

Noodles and Company’s Thai Peanut Saute

Vegan Chinese Pineapple Tofu

Cauliflower Chickpea Curry

One Pot Spicy Thai Noodles

Spicy Thai Pumpkin Noodles

Potato Leek Soup

Mulligatawny Soup (my recipe is a little different, add celery and no cream)

Chickpea Curry and rice with the Naan recipe below


Japanese Potato Curry

Flour tortillas

Kungpao Cauliflower

Eggplant and Potato in tomato sauce (w/ rice)

Chop Shop Curry (over potato wedge oven fries)

pancakes (I triple this and do 1 cup almond milk, 1 cup milk and 1 cup plain yogurt)

Popeye pancakes

Chocolate chip oatmeal zucchini cookies



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