What are the long white things in Chinese food?
They’re water chestnuts, and they’re surprisingly good for you! You probably already know a few things about water chestnuts. They’re white and crunchy, and you’ll find them in a ton of Asian-style stir fry dishes.
What are the sprouts used in Chinese food?
Mung bean sprouts and soy bean sprouts are the two main types of bean sprouts used in Chinese cooking, and they are distinctly different:
- Mung bean sprouts are tender, crunchy, and have a small soft bean, in addition to a smaller stem.
- Soy bean sprouts have a larger, firm bean.
What is chow mein vs chop suey?
With chow mein, you cook noodles and add them to your wok of other ingredients, cooking everything together in one pan. However, with a chop suey recipe, you will cook the noodles or rice and other ingredients separately before combining them in a bowl, serving up the noodles or rice with the sauce served over the top.
What is snow cabbage?
We had a light noodle soup with strips of pork and bits of green veggies called Shue Tsai, or snow cabbage. Snow cabbage is rarely cooked fresh as is, so it is understood that the snow cabbage has been shredded and salt preserved before using it in dishes.
Why is my fried rice stringy?
Fried rice is mushy when there’s too much moisture in the ingredient or the rice itself. This could be due to using fresh rice, overcooked rice, ingredients that are still moist when you add the rice, or simply crowding the pan.
What do I do with sprouts?
Cooking with Sprouts
- Add to tossed salads (All types of sprouts)
- Use in coleslaw (Alfalfa, broccoli, cabbage, clover, radish)
- Try in potato salad (mung bean, lentil)
- Try in wraps and roll-ups (alfalfa, sunflower, radish)
- Stir-fry with other vegetables (alfalfa, clover, radish, mung bean, lentil)
Is lo mein or Chow Mein better?
When it comes to how healthy these dishes are, Lo Mein certainly comes out on top, as Chow Mein is fried and therefore has a higher fat count. That said, both Lo Mein and Chow Mein will provide some source of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins if meat or seafood is added to the recipe.
What’s the difference between Chow Mein and lo mein?
In English, chow mein means fried noodles and lo mein translates to tossed or stirred noodles. Because both dishes are variations of noodles, the main difference in chow mein and lo mein lies in how the noodles are prepared. Instead of getting stir-fried, the lo mein ingredients are lightly mixed and tossed.