Foodrhythms

Spices for Chinese / Asian Cooking

Maggie Zhu

By Maggie Zhu

Light soy sauce

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light soy sauce

Light soy sauce (sheng chou) - general introduction of light soy sauce in Chinese cooking, its use, ...

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Dark Soy Sauce

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dark soy sauce

Dark soy sauce (lao chou) is a dark brown and slightly thick soy sauce that made from light soy sauc...

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Rice Vinegar (Black Vinegar)

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rice vinegar (black vinegar)

Rice Vinegar (Mi Cu), is one of the most important condiments in Chinese cooking. The most common on...

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Shaoxing wine

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shaoxing wine

Shaoxing wine (Shaoxing Huang Jiu) is made from ferment rice, has a translusent amber color and with...

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Ginger

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ginger

Ginger - general introduction of usage, preparation and storage method of ginger for Chinese cooking...

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Garlic

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garlic

Garlic is one of the most important condiment in Chinese cooking, along with ginger and scallion / g...

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Scallion

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scallion

Chinese scallion (da cong) - general introduction of usage, buy, preparation and storage of scallion...

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Chicken Bouillon Powder

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chicken bouillon powder

Chicken bouillon powder - a general introduction of chicken bouillon powder in Chinese cooking. Its ...

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Fermented Tofu

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fermented tofu

Fermented tofu - general introduction of red and white fermented tofu in Chinese cooking, its produc...

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Five Spice Powder

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five spice powder

Five spice powder (wu xiang fen) is a mixture from five spices - star anise, cloves, cinnamon, fenne...

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Osmanthus Syrup

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osmanthus syrup

Osmanthus Syrup (tang gui hua) - a general introduction of osmanthus syrup in Chinese cooking.

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Oyster Sauce

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oyster sauce

Oyster sauce (hao you) - A general introduction of oyster sauce in Chinese cooking, its usage, stora...

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How to Make Red Bean Paste

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how to make red bean paste

Red bean paste is one of the most important ingredients for making Chinese desserts. This post inclu...

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Rock Sugar

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rock sugar

Rock sugar (bing tang) or rock candy - a general introduction of rock sugar in Chinese cooking.

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Seasoned Soy Sauce for Seafood

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seasoned soy sauce for seafood

Seasoned soy sauce for seafood - general introduction of seasoned soy sauce in Chinese cooking, its ...

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Sesame Oil

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sesame oil

Sesame oil (xiang you) - a general introduction of sesame oil in Chinese cooking. Its buy, store and...

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Sichuan Peppercorn

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sichuan peppercorn

Sichuan peppercorn is commonly used in Sichuan cuisine. The dried peppercorn can be used whole or gr...

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Spicy Fermented Bean Paste

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spicy fermented bean paste

Spicy fermented Bean Paste (Dou Ban Jiang) - General introduction of fermented bean paste in Chinese...

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Star Anise

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star anise

Star Anise (??, Da Liao) is sweet with a strong licorice-like aroma and flavor, and has warming prop...

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Sweet Bean Sauce

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sweet bean sauce

Sweet bean sauce ( tian mian jiang) - a general introduction of sweet bean sauce in Chinese cooking,...

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White Pepper Powder

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white pepper powder

White pepper powder is widely used in Asian cuisines and is a must-have in an Asian kitchen. It has ...

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