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Japanese/Korean food for the Chinese home cook?

Reasonably decent Chinese home cook would like to venture into Japanese and/or Korean cuisine. I'd appreciate help on (1) good cookbooks, (2) pantry stocking and (3) choice of cuisine! [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Nov 17, 2013 - 17 answers

Of course it was the fried rice. It was always the fried rice.

How do I make restaurant-quality fried rice at home? [more inside]
posted by karathrace on Jul 16, 2013 - 32 answers

I like to party and have a good time...

Every so often, I meet up with friends. One thing leads to another and pretty soon we're saying "Oh my god, we're so drunk... lets get some chinese food".
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posted by karathrace on Jul 4, 2013 - 19 answers

What's good at the Asian grocery?

There's a giant Korean supermarket not terribly far from where I live (the mega Hmart in Burlington). It's enormous--big enough to have small aisles dedicated to different Asian groceries--a Thai aisle, an Indian aisle, a Japanese aisle, etc. It's far more than I'd ever be able to explore on my own. What items available in a truly excellent Asian supermarket should I seek out? This is pretty much a pan-Asian free-for-all, so if you have a favorite Indonesian mustard, or an unforgettable Cambodian pickle, please share here. Bonus points for sous-vide-able items! [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 20, 2013 - 54 answers

Chinese custom?

Question about food sharing/giving within the Chinese culture. [more inside]
posted by jenh526 on Apr 14, 2013 - 13 answers

Do dim sum waitstaff get paid on commission?

Do the waitstaff at traditional dim sum (yum cha) restaurants get paid a commission on what they sell from their trolley? Or do they need to sell a minimum amount? Why are some quite pushy and others don't seem to mind if you buy from them or not?
posted by dontjumplarry on Mar 23, 2013 - 6 answers

Gateway Cuisine

What are the best "gateway dishes" for someone who wants to try authentic Chinese cuisine? [more inside]
posted by rapidadverbssuck on Jun 20, 2012 - 17 answers

Feed Me

Good (English-language) Chinese cookbooks? [more inside]
posted by Hollywood Upstairs Medical College on Mar 26, 2012 - 9 answers

Good Korean BBQ / Chinese hot-pot near downtown SF?

Help me find one of those Korean barbecue places where they let you cook your own food! (Downtown San Francisco) [more inside]
posted by ambulatorybird on Jan 23, 2012 - 1 answer

Where are the gourmet Chinese restaurants?

Why are there so many Chinese restaurants in America that serve really cheap, low quality food, compared to, say, Thai restaurants, which seem to always have fresher ingredients? I've seen what really good, genuine Chinese food looks like from shows like Iron Chef, and I'd love to try some, but every restaurant I eat at always seems like they serve reheated food out of vats. How can you find the good Chinese restaurants in your town? I know they must be out there.
posted by empath on Feb 11, 2011 - 62 answers

Seattle Chinese Restaurant Recommendation needed!

On the hunt for the best place to take an old friend to dinner for *really good* bbq pork fried rice in the general Seattle area. Would like recommendations for the best place both IN the I-District and outside. The pork fried rice is the main target, but am curious about what sort of advice the MeFi community has about good Chinese restaurants in Seattle in general.
posted by dorgla on Sep 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Hungry girl looking for Chinese food.

Stuck on an island. Need supplies. Can anyone recommend a good site for specifically chinese foods? [more inside]
posted by tokidoki on Jul 14, 2010 - 2 answers

Red Melon Seed

What should I do with red melon seeds? Do I have to hull them? What's the best way? Is there anything good I can do other than just eat them?
posted by Phanx on Jun 17, 2010 - 3 answers

How can I improve my (East Coast) Chinese take-out?

How can I improve my (East Coast) Chinese take-out? [more inside]
posted by sshelato on Apr 10, 2010 - 11 answers

(Dim)something strange is going on.

This is a should I eat it?* question of sorts. Exactly how is my Chinese take-out place attempting to kill me? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Dec 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Chinese food ingredients in DC?

Does anyone know of anywhere in Bethesda or the DC Metro area in general where one could get Chinese food ingredients? I'm specifically looking for wonton wrappers. [more inside]
posted by inara on Oct 22, 2009 - 12 answers

Help! I underthought a plate of noodles

What is the name of this cold noodle dish? Most likely Korean or Chinese food. [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Jul 21, 2009 - 25 answers

Koi carps in Chinese restaurants

Ever notice the fish tanks with koi carp near the entrance in many Chinese restaurants? A friend told me that they are actually there to indicate (perhaps through the number or type of fish?) whether the restaurant owner has paid up to the local Chinese mafia (triad). Is there any truth to this or is it just another urban legend?
posted by sour cream on Aug 25, 2008 - 21 answers

What are some good, quick boxed international lunches?

I really love these easy-to-prepare, not-too-expensive A Taste of Thai/India/China meals for lunch. What else would I like? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Feb 23, 2008 - 12 answers

How to make egg noodles?

How do I make decent egg noodles? [more inside]
posted by macsigler on Feb 22, 2008 - 8 answers

chinese food stall at Berkeley BART?

Can anyone confirm or deny the current existence of that Chinese food stall that used to be parked outside the Downtown Berkeley BART station - it was green and red/pink at one point, earlier than that pink and red - which serves these amazing, incredible dumplings (pork, shrimp or chicken)? Is it still there?
posted by luriete on Feb 9, 2008 - 12 answers

15-minute stir fry recipes?

What are some good combinations of ingredients for stir-fry? The fewer ingredients and shorter prep time, the better. [more inside]
posted by jasminerain on Jan 5, 2008 - 24 answers

SMW Seeks Soup Dumplings In TX For Delicious Time

Are there any restaurants in Texas where I can get Chinese soup dumplings? [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck on Oct 22, 2007 - 6 answers

dim sum & then some

A caveat: I prefer New Green Bo to all of these. However, with a group of 10 friends from out of town, do you recommend Jing Fong, Golden Unicorn or another one of Manhattan's giant dim sum emporiums? I'm looking for quality and range. I haven't been back in Jing Fong since it was remodeled but I assume it's still pretty nice.
posted by luriete on Oct 22, 2007 - 12 answers

Help me tame a cast iron wok

Help me to tame my cast iron wok. Since I bought this Le Creuset wok I began to question my ability to cook. I realized (too late) that it is not really suited for Thai food but mostly for Chinese. Are there any good sources to teach me how to get the best out of this wok for vegetarian cooking? [more inside]
posted by slimeline on Feb 25, 2007 - 21 answers

Help me duplicate crab rangoon from a little Chinese spot in St. Louis, MO.

There's this rockstar chinese restaurant in St. Louis, MO (Manchester area) called Hunan and Peking. They had the best crab rangoon I think i've ever had. Any ideas on how they prepare it? I live about 700 miles away or else I would still be visiting to enjoy them. [more inside]
posted by arimathea on Nov 25, 2006 - 3 answers

Chinese take-out recipe

How do you make the fried rice served in Chinese take-out restaurants? [more inside]
posted by stuffedcrust on Nov 3, 2006 - 28 answers

Mystery Chinese dim sum sauce

What Chinese black sauce is this? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Apr 3, 2006 - 23 answers

Chinese shredded chicken dishes at home?

Calling all chefs: How can I "shred" raw chicken to re-create the spicy shredded chicken from my local Sichuan joints? Is it just a matter of slicing the breast into thin matchsticks? That sounds arduous and also sounds like it would produce stiff strips of chicken instead of the tender floppy shreds I'm trying to copy.
posted by CunningLinguist on Feb 26, 2006 - 19 answers

authentic chinese banquet anyone?

Can you recommend a great authentic Chinese banquet in NYC (preferably Manhattan)? [more inside]
posted by elsar on Aug 8, 2005 - 13 answers

Good frozen egg rolls?

Do you have a favorite frozen egg roll? [more inside]
posted by MeetMegan on Apr 13, 2005 - 6 answers

Help a white guy to shop for food in Chinatown

I'm a white guy trying to shop for food in Chinatown. Are there any resources to help me with some key vocab? [mi] [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Oct 11, 2004 - 14 answers

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