7 Chinese Food Cooking Essentials

Mamalan London: Chinese food is scrumptious, and everybody loves it. Those who enjoy cooking like to make the Chinese cuisine they tried at their favourite restaurant, at home. if you don’t know much about Chinese cooking but would like to try then stress not, our guide will help you with the basic ingredients to get you started, cooking the real deal Chinese food.

1-Light Soy sauce

This is a must have ingredient, for Chinese cooking. It has a light colour in contrast with the regular soy sauce. It’s used it most dishes and it will give your dish an umami flavour without giving off colour. If you want to add a little colour to your dish, then keep the regular soy sauce on hand as well.

2-Dark Soy Sauce

Dark soy sauce has a slight sweet taste, it has less salt and the texture is thick, and the colour is dark as the name suggests. It is used to add an appetizing colour to a dish, you can use it for stir frying or braising.

3- Sesame Oil

In authentic Chinese cuisine the use of Sesame oil is common. Whether its vegetables or meat, the process begins with sesame oil. The taste of sesame really makes a big difference to the taste, try MamaLan’s Sweet Sesame Dressing to get the perfect combination of rich sesame and fruit tamarind to your home made meals.

4: Rice Vinegar

The rice vinegar has a fruity and sweet taste, you can use it to pickle your cabbage or honey chicken.

5: Sesame Miso Sauce

The texture of miso has similarities with the Chinese soybean paste and Korean Doenjang, although it is somewhat sweeter. MamaLan also has their own Miso sauce called the Sesame Miso Sauce, you can get it from Amazon.co.uk.

6: Chilli Oil

The Chilli oil includes red pepper, Sichuan peppercorn, mixed spices and ginger. It is also known as the red oil in China, for the most authentic taste buy MamaLan’s Chilli oil by clicking here.

7. Sriracha Sauce

Sriracha Sauce is extremely versatile, its use is not restricted to Chinese Cuisine but you can use it in your everyday meals too. Drizzle it on top of your salad or marinade your chicken in it, it’ll give your meals that much needed vivacity. Order MamaLan’s Pineapple Sriracha and  enjoy the sweetness of the pineapple coupled with the fiery hit of the sauce to get the perfect balance in your food.

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