Tag Archives: Chinese

Recipe: Popcorn Chicken with Real Popcorn

What to do with leftover movie popcorn? Here’s a mod of my General Tso’s Prawns which uses popcorn instead of (or in addition to) rice as the starch to make popcorn chicken. Serves 4. Ingredients: 3-4 c popped popcorn* 1 … Continue reading

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The five most popular recipes on Burnt My Fingers (2015 Edition)

I usually do this on our anniversary in September, but am feeling summer laziness so it becomes a fill-in post right now in late July. Anyway, with thousands of clicks apiece, these five most popular recipes are so far ahead … Continue reading

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Recipe: Egg Foo Young

I had a surfeit of bean sprouts so decided to experiment with this Chinese-American classic. On the way I investigated a few options which will give you better results than mine on your own batch. Serves 4. Ingredients: 6 eggs … Continue reading

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A tour of Chinese vinegars

I was going to do a post on Chinese vinegars when I ran across this Youtube video. Cooking teacher Eileen Lo takes us on a tour of an oddly non-busy grocery in New York’s Chinatown and tells not only what … Continue reading

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Recipe: Orchid’s Chinese-Style Cold Noodles

UPDATED: This is a great dish to take to a party… tangy, spicy and subtly sweet. Based on the “Orchid’s Noodles” recipe in Barbara Tropp’s classic (and sadly out of print) The Modern Art of Chinese Cooking. I generally make … Continue reading

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Five most popular recipes on Burnt My Fingers (2014 edition)

Another year has gone by and either the balance of my readers has changed or your taste buds have, because there are some real shake-ups in the recipes most often clicked on Burnt My Fingers. Take a look. Vincent’s Garlic … Continue reading

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Recipe: Chinese Buffet Green Beans

If you’re cooking up some General Tso’s Garlic Shrimp you might want a vegetable to make it a complete meal. Chinese Buffet Green Beans are quick and easy. Serves 4-6. Ingredients: Peanut oil Garlic, 3 cloves or more, sliced thin Ginger, … Continue reading

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Recipe: Chinese Tripe Stew

This is a master tripe stew recipe that’s good, but can be made better with your tweaks. I started with some guidance from my Yelp friend Chen Z then began adding stuff. Serves 8 as part of a dim sum … Continue reading

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Recipe: Fried Calamari Chinese-Style

The recent hullabaloo around fake calamari made me hungry, so I resolved to work out my own make-at-home method for Chinese Salt and Pepper Squid. Here is what I came up with. Serves 4 as an appetizer, or 2 as … Continue reading

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Recipe: General Tso’s Shrimp with Garlic Sauce

I wanted to reproduce the Shrimp with Garlic Sauce served at Taiwan restaurant in San Francisco’s Richmond district. This is pretty close, and probably better. Feel free to add more liquid to stretch out the delicious hot/sweet/sour gravy. Serves 3-4. … Continue reading

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