The Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home

The Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home

America’s love affair with Chinese food dates back more than a century. Today, such dishes as General Tso’s Chicken, Sweet and Sour Pork, and Egg Rolls are as common as hamburgers and spaghetti. Probably at this moment, a drawer in your kitchen is stuffed with Chinese takeout menus, soy sauce packets, and wooden chopsticks, right?   But what if you didn’t have to eat your...

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Title:The Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home
Author:Diana Kuan
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ISBN:0345529146
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:208 pages

The Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home Reviews

  • JDK1962
    Feb 15, 2013
    In terms of layout and recipes, this looks excellent. Emphasis seems to be in the right places, buying guide makes good and specific recommendations of authentic ingredients. I'm planning to make the Dan Dan Noodles tonight, but I saw at least a half-dozen recipes that I can't wait to try....
  • Autumn
    May 24, 2013
    Not sure I'm ever going to take the time to make my own scallion pancakes, but it's certainly enlightening to know how it's done. I did notice one copyediting error -- Jennifer 8 Lee, who wrote a great book on the history of Americanized Chinese food, was referred to as Jennifer B. Lee. That made me...
  • Sharon
    Jun 02, 2013
    Only made two recipes so far, but just those two earn this book a perfect rating. For as long as I've been cooking, I've been dying--DYING, I tell you!--to learn how to make junky, takeout-style Chinese food at home. I've experimented with virtually every recipe I could find online, but nothing ever...
  • Sarah
    Jul 19, 2013
    I took a dumpling class taught by this author before her book was published. She really has taken the time to learn her craft. Every recipe I've made from the book so far has been great. It does help if you have an Asian grocery store nearby for ingredients, as some are not easy to find in regular g...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Mar 05, 2014
    I so love Chinese Take out food. Love the whole buffet thing too. Hmm now I'm hungry. Anyways, this cookbook actually looks like I can make some of the recipes. I made this one last night. Dan Dan Noodles... Yes I improvised and threw in two different kinds of noodles. I was out of scallions too. Oh...
  • Kathrynn
    Mar 18, 2014
    I love this little cookbook! It truly has "Chinese takeout" recipes, i.e., Pork and Shrimp Egg Rolls; Classic Barbecued Spareribs; Crab Rangoon, Pork and Mushroom Dumplings; Fried Pork and Shrimp Wontons; Egg Drop Soup; Hot and Sour Soup; Wonton Soup; Chinese Chicken Salad; Kung Pao Chicken; Lemon C...
  • Dani
    Apr 16, 2014
    I haven't had a chance to cook from it yet, but this book seems more accessible than most of the Chinese cookery books I've checked out. It is filled with the Americanized Chinese food that I grew up eating from various restaurants. All of the Asian ingredients are items I have heard of, and many of...
  • Kim
    Sep 02, 2014
    When I picked this up at the library today, the librarian was quite excited about it, and said she'd have to write it on her list of books to get. I can't remember where, but I came across a review for it just recently, although the book was published in 2002. The book starts with some pantry essent...
  • Marianthi
    Nov 11, 2014
    really is ridiculously easy to follow...
  • Mike Watson
    Dec 13, 2014
    So good. If you look up the author's web site, you quickly see that she is qualified to talk to you all day about the intricacies of authentic Chinese cooking. That is not what this book is about. It is about making goddamned beef and broccoli that tastes just like your favorite Chinese restaurant b...