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Archive for August, 2010


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Middle Kingdom Szechuan & Hunan Cuisine. The 5 Star Chinese Restaurant Manchester

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Regional Cuisine Hunan Cuisine

Hunan cuisine shares many commonalities with its close, more well-known cousin, Szechwan cooking, Both cuisines originate in the Western region of China. The climate there is sub-tropical – humid and warm enough to encourage the use of fiery spices to help cool the body, and to require high spicing of food as a preservative.

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The Art of Chinese Cookery

Whether cooking is an art or a science or is it both, has for long been a point of debate. Whereas, there are ingredients and procedures that go into the making of a good food or recipe, the art of cooking or the hand and the expertise of the cook cannot be ignored. No wonder good cooking is the amalgamation of both, garnished with some spice of love and passion for cooking!

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After-dinner seranade

May 7, 2010 — dinner in Da Ping Huo in the SOHO area of Central, Hong Kong. Da Ping Huo is a private kitchen that specializes in Szechuan food. The chef used to be a Chinese opera singer. She closes each meal she prepares with a special performance for her guests.

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Hurricane Ike Aftermath – Mandarin Hunan Cuisine Restaurant

The Mandarin Hunan Cuisine Restaurant in downtown Houston Texas on the day hurricane Ike hit.

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Hunan Cuisine at Mao Jia Restaurant

A tour of our selections with Lily Zhang

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Culinary Competition Champions of Chinese Cuisine

STORY: During the final round, you could have cut the tension with a knife; the chefs were concentrating on preparing their dishes, but also anxiously awaiting results from the judges’ table. During the ten-course banquet and awards ceremony that ended the competition, winners were announced in five categories of traditional Chinese cuisine. In Shandong Cuisine, the Bronze Award was given to Suen Wai Tung of Hong Kong, the Silver went to Wan Chia-Chu of Taiwan, and the Gold Award Winner was Chen Yongming from Flushing, New York. In Cantonese Cuisine, the Bronze Award Winners were Chang Yung-Cheng and Hsu Chih-Huang from Taiwan, and the Silver Award Winner was Liu Shixian from Oakland, California. Due to the high standards of judgment, no Gold Award was given for this, or the other remaining three categories. For Huaiyang Cuisine, the Bronze Award Winner was Chin Meng-Hsiung from Taiwan, and the Silver Award Winner was Zhang Ming from Queens, New York. For the Cuisine of Northeastern China, the Bronze Award went to Chen Weiliang of Flushing, New York, and the Silver to Alex Zhong of Pennsylvania. And finally in Sichuan Cuisine, the Silver Award went to Chang Ming-Yen of Taiwan. No Bronze or Gold Awards were given for Sichuan Cuisine. According to judges, every aspect of traditional culture has its specific requirements – and in this competition chefs were judged by Taste, Texture, Appearance, and Nutrition and Sanitation. In each area, chefs strove to display the brilliant

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Sightseeing Around Xiamen Island, China

www.TravelsWithSheila.com Xiamen is a city of 2.5 million, small by China’s standards with a relaxed mentality.The people take time to drink tea and enjoy their temperate climate where it never snows and temperatures stay in the 2-28 Celsius Fahrenheit range. The ring road had 98 fantastic and life sized marathon bronzes. There was originally 99 (the number “9″ is an auspicious number) but one is now in the museum. A short visit to Nanputuo Buddhist Temple and first sampling of very spicy Hunan food.

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China Boat Restaurant – Maui Hawaii

For a casual, relaxing evening enjoying authentic Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine, visit China Boat Restaurant in Kahana. Specialties include Pineapple Coconut Shrimp, Candied Walnut Shrimp and all your traditional favorites, like Kung Pao Chicken and Moo-Shu Pork. China Boat Chinese Restaurant – New Management..New Menu! Lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm (Mon.- Sat.) Dinner: 5:00pm – 10:00pm (Daily) 4474 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761 (808) 669-5089 www.chinaboatandbowl.com

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Hong Kong’s best restaurants: Asia’s World City’s top 10

Hong Kong’s name is synonymous with good food and gourmet restaurants, and more than a few of the millions of visitors who come to the city every year consider restaurants and eateries to be among the highlights of the visit, just like ‘Victoria Peak’, The ‘Big Buddha’ or the exotic markets of Mong KokÔÇŽIn this article, I will introduce you to what I believe are Hong Kong’s top 10 restaurants.

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