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Chinese cuisine is one of the most popular types of international cuisines. It appeals to people of all tastes and can be enjoyed just about anywhere in the world. Everyone loves to treat themselves with a Chinese takeaway after a hard day’s work and when you’re celebrating a special occasion, what better way to do so than with a trip to the local restaurant? Chinese cuisine is recognised for its variety of flavours, from sweet and sour to spicy, and for featuring substantial amounts of vegetables in each dish.
KMC Seasoning is the mastermind behind the ever-growing salt and pepper seasoning craze in the United Kingdom. As a healthy and tasty alternative to table salt and pepper, KMC’s seasoning mix combines several ingredients to help you take your homemade meals to the next level with extra flavour and spice.
In this article, KMC Seasoning will walk us through their handpicked list of some of the best Chinese dishes that are popular with Asian food lovers!
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Let’s start off with one of the most popular Chinese dishes that there is, and a personal favourite of ours! The delicious Sweet and Sour chicken dish guarantees a crispy and tangy taste. To make this meal, you start by slicing the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces followed by coating them in various ingredients, which may include corn-starch, egg whites and salt. The chicken is fried to a crisp perfection and mixed in with the ingredient that makes the dish truly unique… the sweet and sour sauce! Sweet and sour sauce can usually be made with pineapple juice, ketchup, salt, brown sugar and vinegar. Combine some pineapple chunks and bell peppers into the mix to deliver even more flavour. Finally, serve with a portion of fried rice and you’ve got the perfect appetising Chinese dish!
The Peking duck dish is a classic Chinese meal that provides a pleasant change to the traditional meat-based cuisine that usually comprises of chicken, beef and pork. This is a wonderful choice when you’re after some variety that your taste buds can enjoy. Peking duck can either be enjoyed solo, guaranteeing a filling meal, or as a sharing plate. It is often served with Chinese pancakes, spring onions and hoisin sauce. Just help yourself, wrap up the ingredients and enjoy an explosion of mouth-watering tastes! Peking duck is relatively simple to make as most of your time will be spent on preparing and cooking the duck with the rest of the ingredients generally ready to be consumed. For the perfect homemade Peking duck, fully defrost the duck and rinse it with cold water. You will want to coat and season duck, with honey syrup a popular suggestion. Leave the duck to dry overnight and then roast it in the oven. When cooked, thinly slice the duck and serve it with your sauce, pancakes and spring onions.
Salt and Pepper Chips
Salt and pepper chips is without a doubt one of the most popular takeaway dishes. After all, who doesn’t love a spicy kick to quench their hangover! This takes the common side dish of chips and adds more flavour and spice, making it a full meal of its own. At KMC, our salt and pepper chips recipe is highly recommended and a very popular choice. It is a pretty simple recipe to follow and its your choice whether you wish to buy pre-made chips, skinny fries or potato wedges, or if you prefer to peel and cut the potatoes yourself. Transfer your chosen type to the oven and a sprinkle of KMC salt and pepper seasoning along with some finely chopped onions. Cook the chips until they’re crisp and golden and add some cheese, coriander and chilli. You can add bell peppers, garlic cloves and peppercorns should you wish. Transfer the chips from the oven to the grill and serve when the ingredients are nicely mixed in.
Noodles dishes are one of the core types of meals that you can have when it comes to Chinese cuisine. There’s not many better noodles dishes around than the traditional chow mein! The chow mein dish is full of flavour and healthy ingredients thanks to your choice of meat, a colourful mix of vegetables, noodles and savoury sauce. One of the best things about stir fry meals such as this is that you can swap and change ingredients to your preferred choice without affecting the process too much. Start by choosing what ingredients you want. Your choice of meat could be anything from chicken to beef and pork. For the veg, pick up a ready-made mixed pack or source the ingredients individually. Carrots, spring onions, peppers and cabbage are especially popular choices for chow mein. Your choice of noodles could include ramen, instant or egg noodles. You can either make your own chow mein source or buy a brand’s own sauce – Blue Dragon is a fantastic brand to consider! The stir fry method itself is probably one of the easiest cooking techniques that you can follow. Add the sliced meat pieces to a wok with some oil and cook until browned. Proceed with adding your vegetables and mix in with the meat. Add the sauce into the mix and continue to stir thoroughly. Last of all, add the noodles and if required, a small amount of water. Continue to stir and toss the ingredients on a low heat. Serve and enjoy!
When it comes to appetisers or a perfect side dish, spring rolls are a fantastic choice as part of your Chinese meal. The key to a perfect spring roll is to make sure they are packed with a range of ingredients. Each bite should deliver a varied taste. The ingredients often include chicken, carrots, cabbage, beansprouts, onions, soy sauce and oyster sauce. If you prefer, you can substitute the chicken with another meat or a vegetation option with ease. Prepare the ingredients by chopping them into small bite-sized pieces. Stir fry the chicken in a wok with a small amount of oil and season some KMC seasoning and soy sauce. Give the chicken some time to cool down and then mix in with the veg and sauce in a bowl. Add some of the bowl mix, approximately two tablespoons, into the centre of two spring roll wrappers. Roll up the wrappers with cornflour paste and beaten egg yolk until it is firmly wrapped. Dip the spring rolls into small batches of hot oil and deep fry for a few minutes until golden brown. Drain the spring rolls and serve as a delicious appetiser before your main meal.