Garlic is one of the best additions to any dish whether it’s chinese or not. This versatile ingredient can be added at the beginning of cooking in the middle or at the end. It can also be chopped or minced finely or it can be used whole without any chopping whatsoever.

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One thing that a lot of people experience when cooking with a hot wok and hot oil is a fire when using gas. It’s very scary the first time you experience this but if you’re prepared you’ll be fine. Don’t be put off by turning up the heat as it makes the dish. Unlike a…

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Growing up in a restaurant kitchen – one of the rules of the wok was to use light soy sauce for cooking at the start and to splash some dark soy sauce at to finish the dish before serving to add colour. As I couldn’t read chinese and with the bottles available with no english…

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One thing that is often overlooked in cooking is the water we use. In some countries the water used in cooking is very important.

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One of the most common complaints about chinese takeaway/restaurants are the amount of grease in the dish that you get. This gives the general public the perception that chinese cooking is really unhealthy. This is all down to the wok. It simply comes down to cost cutting – a cheap commercial grade wok is a…

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