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Jeffrey’s Top 5 Tips For Cooking Chinese Food



Hunger Pangs is a series about cooking great Chinese food at home, starring ATK’s Kevin Pang and his father Jeffrey. In this episode, they give you a rundown of their five essential tips for cooking Chinese food.

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25 Comments

  1. I have always loved to cook and bake, but pre pandemic, I went out often for Chinese food.
    Since then, like so many of us, cooking went into high gear.
    I now make great fried rice dishes that I probably would never have done.
    I make a large amount of Jasmin rice, separate and freeze the portions. It's a time saver, as there is plenty of prep work to be done before stir frying.
    I love these two! Happy cooking!

  2. When I get a lunch special at the Chinese restaurant, I grab a packet of the Chinese mustard and a packet of duck sauce. I mix them in with the fried rice. It gives it an odd yet pleasing flavor. At least, I think so.

  3. I enjoyed this series and thanks for sharing your family recipes and cooking secrets. I hope we see similar series with ARK staff from other cooking traditions.

  4. Love your video series. Please make 101 videos for stir fry vegetable and (vegetarian versions of) warm Chinese salads, starters/ finger foods, main course gravy or dry, noodles, soups and healthy recipes with all the tips, dos and don'ts.

  5. I'll be honest I didn't know there was a light/dark soy sauce option. I get reduced sodium, but thats just out of habit.

  6. Great stream, as always. I appreciate the level-headed approach you take to the news and the markets. A lot has changed and that's on everything but the truth is I don't even care much about bullish or bearish market anymore because Mr Richard Scote got me cover as I am comfortably making 1.5B T C monthly…

  7. I have always wondered what was used in Chinese cooking before America was discovered and there was corn, and therefore there was cornstarch. I suppose arrowroot starch, but I have never heard an answer to this question. (Note that potato starch and tapioca starch are also products of the New World.)

  8. advice from the heart:
    The Prophet ﷺ said:
    (Almsgiving in secret extinguishes the wrath of the Lord,
    Uterus man ( who gives family the good things)increases in age,
    Doing the right thing protects the bad wrestler ) .

    Sahih al-Jami: 3760 // 3760

    قال النبي ﷺ:
    ( صدقة السر تطفئ غضب الرب ،
    وصلة الرحم تزيد في العمر ،
    وفعل المعروف يقي مصارع السوء ) .

    صحيح الجامع : ٣٧٦٠ // 3760

    Dear brother :
    … If you given charity (given money to a poor man ), pray to God before or after it
    It is answered…

    … and if your womb reaches, then pray to God after that
    It is answered…

    … and if you do a favor, then pray to God afterwards

    But I heard the words of God Almighty:

    ( فَسَقَىٰ لَهُمَا ثُمَّ تَوَلَّىٰٓ إِلَى ٱلظِّلِّ فَقَالَ رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَآ أَنزَلۡتَ إِلَيَّ مِنۡ خَيۡرٖ فَقِيرٞ  ¤ فَجَآءَتۡهُ إِحۡدَاهمَا تَمۡشِي عَلَى ٱسۡتِحۡيَآءٖ قَالَتۡ إِنَّ أَبِي يَدۡعُوكَ لِيَجۡزِيَكَ أَجۡرَ مَا سَقَيۡتَ لَنَاۚ …. )

    … He got ( the marriage and a job) , together,

    From the divine equations (laws):

    Good deed jop + prayer = amazing godly sustenance

    … Dear brother :

    If you are blessed with supplication with good deeds…
    It is better to diversify the prayers..
    (two words)

    Lord grant me
    Lord give me
    Oh Lord, pay my debts
    Oh Lord, please give me a good wife

    And so on …..
    Because the combination of (good deeds and supplication) is
    Combine two types of drugs to eliminate
    Diseases of the physical and moral life…
    An effective solution to their problems…

    He is stronger in answering and inflicting mercies
    the sky .
    (Supplication is worship)

    And may God’s peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad and all his family and companions.

    Do not forget the good prayers …
    ٠٠٠٠٠٠

  9. Not a tip, a question: I have an induction cooktop. I LOVE Chinese food. I want to cook more Chinese Food (I'm subscribed to ATK largely because of your channel and secondarily the product and equipment reviews). How the heck do I manage wok cooking on an induction stove? I know that a carbon steel wok will get hot, but it won't get hot evenly and I have yet to find a flat-bottom wok. Any suggestions?

  10. Good tips, here's a few more I'd like to add to the repertoire:
    1. Never heat up sesame oil
    2. Parboil your veggies before stir-frying. Also add a tiny splash of water during cooking to ensure perfect doneness.
    3. Add sugar to enhance flavor and balance
    4. Don't be afraid to use high heat
    5. Don't stir, flip or toss food too soon. Allow proteins and veggies to sit still and develop a nice char before tossing.
    6. Invest in a good carbon steel wok or skillet (at least 12") and educate yourself to properly maintain it
    7. Use high smoke point oils for stir-frying. Avocado, peanut, sunflower, grapeseed and extra virgin coconut oil are all great
    8. To achieve a natural non-stick surface on the wok/pan, heat up oil until it begins to smoke, dump it, then add cold oil and begin cooking. This technique is called Longyau
    9. The secret to tender, silky, and smooth meat/fish is a common practice called velveting using egg white and cornstarch to marinade (skip the soapy tasting baking soda)

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  12. ATK, THANKS FOR ‘HUNGER PANGS’ & thanks for these cooking tips,,, 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸