I fell in love with this dish at my local Chinese Buffet several years ago, but no sooner than I discovered it, it disappeared from the selection--and it was never on the takeout menu. When I inquired about it, they didn't understand what I was talking about. I spent years searching high and low for a recipe. The sauce at first tastes sweet, but then it turns hot...so, so good. I had to have that magic formula..I finally found it! Sweet and spicy fans--this is to die for!
UPDATE: I made this again and I wanted a little more fire to it. I added About a tbs or so of "chili garlic sauce" it comes in a little red jar with a green top and has a picture of a rooster on the front, its made by "huyfong foods" and it's in the asian section. This really made the dish especially good! It added not just heat but some really good flavor. I'll be making it this way from now on!
This recipe is an adaptation from a basic soy sauce chicken recipe from the internet and consultation with my grandma. I can eat this everyday! You can use skinless, boneless chicken parts, but the taste won't be the same.
This came from a good friend who is not Asian but loves to cook all Asian styles. It's an easy recipe although it helps to be able to just buy the Chinese barbecue pork. I do make my own barbecue pork, using a couple of whole filets and "Char Siu" sauce. You can also add sauteed cabbage to the filling if you want to make larger amounts. This is a typical Dim Sum item, served between brunch and 2 pm. with tea. (Amount of water in the dough is corrected.)
These are so handy to have in the freezer either to serve as an appetizer or as part of a Dim Sum Brunch. For baking these appetizer I prefer to use Spring Roll wrap - it has a lighter texture than the Won ton wrap.
The right name for this appetizer is Har Gow. This can also be part of a Dim Sum Brunch.For a Dim Sum Brunch you would usually serve about 8-10 dishes different dishes, depending on the appetites of your guests. This recipe can be frozen and when you wish to serve it take it frozen and steam them over very high heat. I prefer to freeze them unsteamed. These are tasty!
These pot stickers are 100% better than any you can buy and well worth the extra effort. I like to make them and then freeze them so all you have to do is the final steps just before you serve them. I make them every Christmas to have as a quick appetizer. One review commented that she had trouble with them sticking together when she defrosted them - I have not had this happen however to be sure it doesn't happen to you defrost them separated. I have also fried them directly from the freezer. They only take a few seconds more to cook.
Wonton is one versatile noodle dumpling. You can serve them as appetizers, have them in soup or as part of a Chinese meal. Serve with a little sweet & sour sauce (unless you are putting them in your soup) They freeze well (before cooking them) so you can do ahead