Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by jeffie7, Aug 25, 2006.
Anyone else like this stuff?
Full write up here Chinese, Moo goo gai pan
Give me some idea of "authentic" I searched around different chinese food recipe books and internet places and this is the most common recipe.
I tend to stick with recipes that use things like rice wine and oyster sauce.
Ok well a lot of them have used button mushrooms, I like black. =)
That's fine- I'm just saying that most things you'll find in an English language cookbook aren't going to be very authentic.
The chinese cook books I have are both in chinese and english, in fact most every recipe I have calls for something you can't find at a local store.
However, this recipe did not come from one of my cook books, it was from the interweb, but from what I can see it's pretty darn close to what I would think is authentic.
It's hard to tell since you cant get authentic chinese food in America. so what do I know....
No biggie. It's still good stuff. Most authentic places I go to won't serve something called "Moo goo gai pan" though.
SOOO... instead of crying about it, why don't you tell us what is not authentic? The very fact that it doesn't exist or are the ingredients wrong or what?? Seriously interested.. not being a dick.
I don't know half of the names of the ingredients ive seen my mom use. She usually grows them in her garden or one of her friends has them in their garden.
When I go shopping I have to read the little tags under the items =)
Anywho, just last weekend I spent a good hour on google trying to find a MD/DC chinese restaurant that wasnt just another American style Chinese place
I didn't really have any luck. . Found a place that had better chinese the most, but 90% of their dishes were the normal "american chinese" thing.
Maryland is like 80% Korean so finding anything good chinese wise is next to impossible, thankfully the Korean markets sell items from all over asia.
As stated before, please do share, I'm one of the few white people that is trying to find out more about chinese food and their country, I know dishes like Egg Foo Young are american dishes, does moo goo gai pan fall under that? Only thing that makes me think other wise is the fact Thai uses gai for chicken. Maybe it's from a weird area of china using a weird dialect?
Gai = Chicken in Thai
Moo I believe stand for pork.
Mogu (maw goo) = mushroom in Mandarin
Anywho, let me know when you're ready to teach me about chinese food and how to make it the real deal. Also let me know when your ready to teach me some chinese.
Total bitch to learn but I'm slowly taking it in.
Spanish is nothing VS Chinese. (Mandarin) shit I started out trying to learn Cantonese, however most locals here dont speak it. so I droped that and changed to mandarin.
Weird how some things are so close yet others are nothing alike.
Mandarin is definitely the one to learn- it's the main dialect of the mainland.
Moo Goo Gai Pan is an American adaptation of a Cantonese style dish. It's pretty simple, so it's not really "Americanized" that much because there's just really not much you can do to it. The name is supposed to be Cantonese.
Hey I would love some of that but they dont have it in Iraq so someone eat some for me
Do you have crab leg night over there?
Just did spicy chicken with water chestnuts tonight
"chinese" Spicy Chicken with Water Chestnuts
Water chestnuts yum
I'm waiting to see some good recipe write ups from you =)
I just throw shit in a pan and go for it. No written recipes.
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Add rice to a 10 cup rice cooker, add water, turn on.
Top with soy sauce for flavor. Allow Asian metabolism to let the eater not gain a single pound, even when meal routine is repeated on a daily basis.
We have crab legs but they sure dont tast like crab legs.
My brother was always happy if he made it out in time to hit up the friday night crab leg feast, he said they were damn good, but they would run out way to fast.
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