MFIAC Ep 2 – The traditional Chinese dishes!

Welcome back! Now, who doesn’t love Chinese food, right? So we thought why not have one more video with Chinese cuisine, where our special friends Céline and Xinjy made Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs, Mapo Tofu and Zha Jiang Mian. And, it was so tasty that by the time we finished eating, not even a morsel was left on any plates! 

Every cook has some tips to ensure each dish that is put in front of people just blows their mind away. While talking to our cook friends in this video, we also learnt some such facts. For example, did you know that the normal soy sauce is for taste, while the darker one is for color? Also, while cooking pork, add a generous amount of ginger to get rid of the smell of the meat.

Want more such tips about Chinese cooking? Read on:

  1. Use Mapo tofu sauce to add an extra zing to the low-carb meals. Trust us, the outcome is delicious. 
  2. A splash of sesame oil goes a long way when it comes to bringing out the flavor of Chinese food. 
  3. Planning to make black bean noodles? Remember, the thicker the better!

The three dishes we have here for you are quite special, not only because our friends made it but also because of their popularity and history. 

The sweet and sour pork ribs is a delicacy that was developed in Shanghai and intended as an appetizer. Its popularity is such that is people across Europe and the Americas have emulated it successfully. 

The Mapo tofu — which is a delightful combination of sweet, bitter, salty, sour and spicy — can be traced back to late 1800s, during which it was developed by a woman named Mrs. Chen. The name Mapo refers to her — ma meaning pock (her face was pock marked), po meaning old lady.  

The Zha Jiang Mian is something that is slowly joining the ranks of pho, ramen and pad thai in the West and evokes fond memories of every Chinese individual who has ever stayed away from home. 

Here is the video. Did you like the dishes? Let us know in the comments!