Editor's Note Hot and sour soup is a favorite Chinese dish, and now you can make it in your own home with this authentic Hot and Sour Soup recipe. This flavorful soup combines several types of mushrooms with tomatoes, peas, tofu, and a variety of traditional Chinese ingredients. Hot and sour soup can be made vegetarian by using vegetable stock in place of chicken, but it can also be bulked up for meat eaters by adding your protein of choice.
Editor's Note Discover an authentic Chinese dish with this recipe for Black Bean Chicken. This Chinese chicken recipe combines tender strips of chicken breast with a flavorful sauce made from ginger, rice wine, and black beans. The recipes calls for black bean and garlic sauce, which can be found in the international section of your grocery store, but regular salted black beans can be substituted for this traditional ingredient. Once the chicken is cooked and the sauce has thickened, snow peas are added to the chicken for added flavor and freshness.
Editor's Note This traditional recipe for Fragrant Sichuan Eggplant features ground pork, but you can easily make this recipe vegetarian or vegan by substituting mushrooms for the pork. Stir-fried eggplant is combined with garlic, ginger, pork, and chili paste. The chili paste gives the eggplant its signature spice and heat. The stir-fried ingredients are also dressed with a simple and flavorful sauce made from sesame oil, soy sauce, and vinegar.The secret to achieving perfectly crisp, not soggy, eggplant is to salt the eggplant and draw its moisture prior to stir-frying. This allows the eggplant to achieve a lovely golden brown color when cooked.