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Chinese Cookery Secrets [Paperback]

Deh-Ta Hsiung
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25 Jun 2009
Deh-Ta Hsiung shares his life-long knowledge of Chinese restaurant cooking to help you successfully reproduce your favourite meals at home - from a simple, single dish to an elaborate, grand feast. In a clear, straightforward style, he vividly reveals the elusive secrets that produce perfection. He shows you each crucial stage of preparation to enable you to recreate the harmonious blending of subtle flavours, delicate textures, aromas, colours and shapes that are the hallmarks of authentic Chinese restaurant cooking. This updated version of Chinese Cookery Secrets contains recipes for dishes as diverse as 'Smoked' Chicken, Deep-Fried Squid and delicious Iron-Place Sizzled meat and fish dishes, sure to be a wonderful centerpiece for any dinner party, to takeaway staples like Egg Fried Rice and Sweet and Sour Chicken.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Right Way; 1 edition (25 Jun 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0716022249
  • ISBN-13: 978-0716022244
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.8 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 158,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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How to Cook Chinese Restaurant Food at Home

About the Author

Deh-Ta Hsiung was born in 1933 in Peking (Beijing) and educated amongst other places at University College, Oxford, and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London. His career has included the following: food and wine consultant to Chinese restaurants in the UK, Hong Kong and India; teacher of Chinese cooking regularly around the world (including France, Ireland, Finland, India and at Ken Lo’s Chinese Cookery School in London); Chinese restaurant inspector for a prestigious guidebook and for several major food manufacturers. He is also the author of numerous books on Chinese cooking, including two he co-authored with Ken Lo. But his accolade must be as special Guest Chef at the Savoy, London, for their staff on several occasions.

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204 of 208 people found the following review helpful
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As a novice cook and a lover of Chinese food, I purchased this book along with a Wok and started my voyage of discovery into the far east. The book was perfect for the starter to learn how to Season the wok, use the wok and care for the most important part of your kitchen. It gives great details about sizes and shapes of cuts when preparing meat and veggies to ensure you start off on the right foot. I started of on the simpler looking dishes, picking out a few favourites that I had enjoyed on my walks home from the pub on a Friday night. The descriptions and details and simplicity of the book and the way it is written ensured that my first few easy dishes turned out like restaurant food (even if I do say so myself). A couple more visits to the Chinese supermarket and a purchase of a few simple and in expensive items ensured that I could progress and tackle slightly more extravagant dishes which again have turned out very tasty. Since I have loaned my book out to several wanabees and helped them in the supermarket buy their first Wok. All in all, an excellent book with fabulous dishes that anyone can make.
Dave K
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chinese food the right way for a fiver 16 April 2008
Cannot reccomend this book enough. True it is a small book, but it tells you so much. Highly reccomend the recpie for Char Sui Pork - worth it for that ALONE
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little cookbook 5 Dec 2006
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This plainly presented modest paperback is full of classic recipes that work very well. It also has some good sections covering technique. I use this book a lot and wouldn't be without it on my shelf.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The perfect book 27 April 2009
If you want to know about the 'art' of chinese cooking then look no further. I purchased this book many years ago and unfortunately missplaced it somewhere. The book was so good, I had to seek it out and buy another copy from Amazon. This is not a 'glossy' book that tries to seduce your taste buds thru photos. It is plain text with plain black and white illustrations. Full of genuine advice, tips and information on how to re-create your favourite take-away dishes at home. I doubt any cook survives on one book to refer to, but if you are into chinese food and not a very good cook (like me!) then this book should certainly be on your shelf!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good 11 Jun 2009
Very good basic book to get you started in chinese cuisine. The only thing lacking from this book is recipies for sauces, i.e. how to make blackbean sauce etc.. otherwise very easy to understand and to use.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little book 3 Sep 2008
The best book on chinese take away food I have read or used. Ingredients easy to get.Clear diagrams Used it so much it wore out. Have just ordered a new copy
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tastes of China 19 Jun 2011
By Pluto
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Great book. I've tried a number of the recipies and they taste like the food I ate in the restaurants in Beijing where the Chinese people eat.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 13 Jan 2013
By Eleni
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Just a little paper-back with a few line drawings but I have learnt more from it than all the fancy hard-backs I have collected over the years. The explanations are so clear and he does give the techniques used in good Chinese restaurants. He also gives a very logical description of MSG to enable one to make up one's own mind about it. A little gem.
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its ok, similar to the other books i have
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Great thanx
Published 3 months ago by emma mawer
5.0 out of 5 stars Yummy
Found some recopies in this book that I really loved and tastes better than my local Chinese, very easy to follow this is my first time attempting to cook Chinese food and... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Oummeh
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This is the best cookery book that I have purchased for chinese cooking it is so easy to follow and the tricks that they show are something special. All I say is buy and enjoy. Read more
Published 9 months ago by bradders
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy with purchase
Happy with price on this purchase, however as this is an electronic book, I cannot find out how to print a page so I can take the recipe into the kitchen.
Published 12 months ago by Shirley Florey
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor
I bought this thinking I might be able to make myself a chinese beef or chicken curry, so upon arrival I turned immediately to the page marked chicken/beef curry only to find the... Read more
Published 19 months ago by C. Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely presented
The book contains all one needs to know about the nutritional value of Chinese Food. The recipes appear to be simple and tasty.
Published 20 months ago by eileen holroydE. Holroyd
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good.
Great book about Chinese food. Simple and very easy to follow recipes. Always a good buy! It`s very usefull to dominate these tradicional oriental style of food.
Published 22 months ago by Jorge Viegas
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
It really does explain how to make the tasty chinese food from scratch. i have tried a few recipes and so far it all went very well. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Catia Figueiredo
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