4 Easy Chinese Recipes | Simple Vegetarian Dishes

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What I eat in a day, well, pretty much every week. Four quick, simple and easy Chinese dishes to cook at home! Some are Cantonese, some are from Sichuan and others are adaptations my sisters and I have loved and adored since childhood!

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Mapo tofu (vegan)
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You will need:

* 1 x pack of tofu (not silken)
* 5-6 chinese or shiitake mushrooms
* 2 garlic clovesa red chilli pepper
* Lee Kum Kee’s chilli garlic sauce (or doubianjiang chilli bean paste)
* Corn starch
* Light soy sauce
* Sugar
* Salt

Heat the oil in your wok over a medium heat, add the garlic and chilli peppers for a minute. Add the mushrooms and cook for a couple minutes then add in the mushroom water, a splash of light soy sauce, sugar, salt and then cook everything together. Add in the tofu and a tablespoon of chilli garlic sauce. Let it simmer for a minute then prepare your cornstarch slurry. Combine a tablespoon of cornstarch with a tablespoon of cool water and mix together. Slowly add it in whilst mixing the tofu and mushrooms together. Once the sauce thickens and the tofu is coated, take it off the heat and serve it up!

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Chilli sesame noodles
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Original recipe:
https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/mar/23/20-best-noodle-recipes-sesame-chilli-noodles

* 400g thick wheat noodles
* 4 tbsp light soy sauce
* 2 tbsp sesame oil
* 1 tsp – 1 1/2 tsp chiu chow chilli oil or lao gan ma
* 4 tbsp Chinese sesame paste/tahini
* 4 tbsp vinegar (black chinese vinegar or malt like i did)
* 200 ml boiling water
* 2 cloves of minced garlic
* 2 x spring onion
* sesame seeds (optional)

Brown off garlic in a wok. Add tahini, light soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil and 200ml hot water into the bowl and mix well. It’ll look watery but it’ll thicken up when it’s mixed with noods. Prepare your wheat noodles. Drain and run it quickly under cold water so it stops cooking. Add 1 – 1 1/2 tsp of chilli oil into your noodle bowl. Add noodles in, drizzle sesame sauce over and top with spring onion!

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Tomato and eggs
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* 2 tomatoes per person
* 1 egg
* 2 garlic clove
* ketchup
* 1 tsp sugar
* pinch of salt

Heat up the wok to a medium heat then add the oil. Add tomatoes and a tsp of suga. Keep those tommies moving around for a minute. Add in a squeeze of ketchup, then cook for a min or two until the tomatoes start to soften. Add the egg and quickly stir-fry everything together. Cook until the tomato skin is starting to peel away and sauce is thickened then it’s ready to be served up and enjoyed!

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Vegetable stir-fry
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* 1 pack of glass noodles
* handful of dried shrimp
* 5 Chinese mushrooms soaked for 1-2 hours then sliced up (keep the water)
* 1 packet of Chinese leaf
* sesame oil
* oyster sauce
* salt
* white pepper
* garlic cloves

Preheat your wok or pan, add in your oil. Add the mushrooms, dried shrimp and stir-fry for a minute. You can either add in around 1/3 cup of water or mushroom water for extra flavour. Put the lid on and steam under medium heat for around 5-10 minutes. Prep the glass noodles, pour over some hot water to soften them up and leave it for a couple more minutes. Add in the chinese leaf, let it cook down for 2-3 minutes then add in salt, white pepper about 1/2 tbsp of oyster sauce then give it all a good ol’ stir then put the lid on so it cooks away for about 4 mins.

Add the glass noodles, a drizzle of sesame oil, mix it all in for a minute. Ready to be plated up!

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Comments

Shu says:

Instagram: @dejashuu – Thumbs up for more cooking videos! 🤗 The written recipes are in the description box – the ingredients are for 3-4 people (depending on appetite) so halve it if it’s for two people or you want to split it over two meals!

What are your favourite dishes to cook right now?

Tom Reads Things says:

The last recipe isn’t vegetarian 😕

typical taurus says:

i'm going to try the noodles! but shrimp isn't vegetarian

1024specialkay says:

tomato with egg is such a classic

Erik Throne says:

I’m watching this to impress my girlfriend she’s picky but loves healthy food and this looks good

J eM says:

Wonderful video. Good job. I'm going to try and cook the 1st dish…just need to find the soya bean curd

The Domestic Gypsy says:

Ohhh I gotta try some of these!!!

Anthony Olsen says:

Omg. Love mapo dofu!. Made this so many times and different configuration of ingredients. You are okay to 🙂

Aviraj Shetty says:

You are really good chef,you should also do cooking shows🙂😋😋

Victoria P says:

You should totally cook some more on your channel! In these isolation days, my friend has made biang biang noodles several times – I've yet to try it, but would love to see you try! 🙂

Also that chilli oil is the best! My uncle makes his own and keeps the entire extended family well stocked each Christmas haha

HeyMelani says:

Uhh I'm definitely try some of these dishes!! Thank you for all these beautiful recipes 😍
Stay safe and much love from Italy!

sophiecutegirl says:

Some fabulicious recipes. I'll try them by and by. Looking forward to future recipes 🐼🐼

Angelo Napoli says:

I'm gonna pick tomatoes & spring onions later on 🙂
You gave me quite a few ideas.!!

I often eat my Vegetables raw 🤓

Good Day Shu.!! Ciao 🌞

Bobbi Lynn Smith says:

I'm going to try them all! Thanks for sharing!

Blind Girl Vlogs says:

I can’t wait to taste and cook these recipes. My stepdad is Chinese and we had many delicious authentic Chinese cooking when I was growing up. Love reminiscing on those times, and excited to try some of these out. Love your videos. I’ve said this in other videos, you are so good at describing them because as a totally blind viewer it really brings it all to life when you describe things. You are simply fabulous. Keep up the great content. Xx

Pocket Trailblazer says:

Just watched this whilst eating my breakfast – poached eggs on toast, I now can’t ever eat eggs without thinking of you! 😂😉

kchoi says:

I love mapo tofu but have actually never made it at home!! Need to try it now!

Headless Chicken says:

Have you done a q & a video?

Falcom Scott says:

This Chinese Food looks yummy to see here I hope to see the Chinese Recipes at my local Supermarket so I can cook this at home & hope you guys in the U.K are being safe.

Jennie says:

I add most of the seasonings to my normal noodle bowl minus the sesame paste. I'll definitely give that sauce a try sometime. My family is from northern china so our tomato and egg stir fry is salty. But since I went to school in Guangzhou, I also make the sweet southern tomato and egg version too. Great video Shu! I definitely wouldn't mind watching more fashion or makeup videos too.

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