I Made The Best Chinese Takeout Meal Ever

Joshua Weissman
31 Mar 202418:28

Summary

TLDRIn this engaging exploration of American Chinese takeout, the host seeks to discover the perfect meal combination through an Instagram poll, inviting viewers to vote on their favorite dishes across five categories. With the results in hand, the host demonstrates how to make each winning dish at home, achieving flavors that rival or even surpass those of takeout restaurants. The menu includes homemade egg rolls with a unique sweet chili sauce, potstickers, vegetable lo mein, and iconic entrees like fried rice, beef and broccoli, and General Tso's chicken. The video concludes with a taste test and debate to determine if the curated meal represents the quintessential Chinese takeout experience at home.

Takeaways

  • 🍴 Chinese takeout is a significant part of American culture, often involving a complete meal with a variety of dishes.
  • πŸ“ The audience participated in a poll to select their favorite Chinese dishes across five categories, which were then prepared at home.
  • 🍝 Homemade egg rolls were highlighted, with emphasis on quality ingredients and a homemade sweet chili sauce.
  • πŸ₯— The importance of high-quality ground pork for the egg roll filling was stressed, enhancing the dish's overall taste.
  • 🍲 Potstickers won the appetizer category, and a classic dipping sauce recipe was provided along with detailed folding techniques.
  • 🍜 Vegetable lo mein was chosen for the noodle category, demonstrating its popularity and ease of preparation.
  • 🍚 Fried rice was presented as a quintessential part of the Chinese takeout experience, with a recipe that aims to recreate the restaurant taste.
  • 🍳 Beef and broccoli was prepared using a velveting technique for the beef to ensure tenderness, akin to takeout quality.
  • πŸ”₯ General Tso's chicken was chosen over orange chicken for its deeper flavor profile and was detailed in preparation.
  • πŸ“ˆ The egg roll was ultimately selected as the favorite dish due to its superior quality and flavor compared to typical takeout options.
  • 🚫 A discussion concluded that while the meal was nearly perfect, personal preferences might lead to swapping some dishes for others, like Mongolian beef or crab rangoons.

Q & A

  • What makes Chinese takeout a unique aspect of American culture according to the script?

    -Chinese takeout is unique in American culture because it typically involves a complete meal with multiple components like rice, noodles, side dishes, and main courses, often enjoyed as a family.

  • How were the Chinese dishes selected for the cooking demonstration in the script?

    -The dishes were selected based on the results of an Instagram poll where the audience voted on their favorite Chinese dishes across five separate categories.

  • What are the key ingredients for the homemade sweet chili sauce mentioned in the script?

    -The homemade sweet chili sauce includes granulated sugar, water, white distilled vinegar, fish sauce, dried Korean chilies, garlic, and green onions.

  • What is emphasized about the pork used for the egg roll filling in the script?

    -The script emphasizes the importance of using high-quality, high-fat ground pork for the egg roll filling to ensure the best flavor and texture.

  • What was the winning appetizer in the Instagram poll mentioned in the script?

    -Pot stickers were the winning appetizer in the Instagram poll, receiving nearly 40% of the vote.

  • According to the script, what makes homemade egg rolls worth making over restaurant versions?

    -Homemade egg rolls are considered worth making due to the superior quality and flavor of the filling and the sweet chili sauce, providing a more flavorful and satisfying experience than typical restaurant versions.

  • What was the main critique of lo mein as mentioned in the script?

    -The main critique of lo mein in the script is that it feels more like a side dish compared to the other more flavorful and complex dishes, lacking the excitement of the preceding dishes.

  • Which dish won the rice category in the Instagram poll, and what was its winning percentage?

    -Fried rice won the rice category in the Instagram poll with nearly 70% of the votes.

  • What is the velveting technique mentioned in the script for the beef in beef and broccoli, and why is it used?

    -The velveting technique involves tossing beef with baking soda and refrigerating it for 20 minutes. It's used to tenderize the beef, giving it a tender texture similar to that found in Chinese takeout.

  • How did the script conclude the search for the perfect Chinese takeout meal?

    -The script concluded with a vote among participants on whether the combination of dishes presented constituted the perfect Chinese takeout meal, with mixed opinions but overall success in creating a satisfying meal.

Outlines

00:00

🍚 Introduction to the Perfect Chinese Takeout Meal

The opening paragraph sets the stage for a culinary journey into making the perfect Chinese takeout meal at home, based on a poll conducted with the audience's favorite Chinese dishes across five categories. The goal is to recreate these dishes to match or surpass the quality of takeout restaurants, ending with a determination of whether the compiled meal represents the ideal Chinese takeout experience. The narrative begins with crafting homemade egg rolls, emphasizing the importance of making even the accompanying sweet chili sauce from scratch for an authentic and satisfying flavor.

05:01

πŸ₯Ÿ Exploring Appetizers and Noodles

This segment delves into the preparation of two popular appetizers: potstickers and egg rolls, detailing the meticulous process from making the fillings to the final frying or steaming methods. It transitions into noodle dishes, specifically focusing on a vegetable lo mein that won the noodle category's poll, outlining the ingredients and steps required to create this beloved dish. The detailed descriptions underscore the simplicity and speed of making lo mein while maintaining the dish's integral flavors and textures, indicative of its place within the larger context of a balanced Chinese takeout meal.

10:03

πŸ› Main Dishes: Beef and Broccoli & General Tso's Chicken

The third paragraph focuses on two main dishes: beef and broccoli and General Tso's chicken, explaining the preparation techniques, such as velveting the beef for tenderness and marinating chicken for depth of flavor. The segment provides detailed recipes, including sauces and cooking instructions, emphasizing the effort to replicate authentic Chinese takeout flavors at home. The narrative captures the anticipation of determining whether these dishes contribute to the perfect Chinese takeout meal, setting the stage for a taste test that evaluates each dish's contribution to the overall meal experience.

15:04

πŸ₯’ Final Verdict on the Perfect Chinese Takeout Meal

The conclusion offers a reflective look at the entire meal, discussing each dish's strengths and whether it contributes to what can be considered the perfect Chinese takeout meal. The discussion extends beyond the flavors and preparation techniques to consider the meal's overall balance and variety, including appetizers, main dishes, and sides. The verdict is nuanced, considering personal preferences for dishes like lo mein and Mongolian beef, and concludes with a mixed agreement on the meal's perfection. The narrative emphasizes the joy of cooking and the personal touch in recreating these traditional dishes at home.

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Keywords

πŸ’‘Chinese Takeout

Chinese takeout refers to a style of Chinese cuisine that has been adapted and popularized in American culture, known for its convenience and wide range of dishes that cater to American tastes. It's characterized by its variety, including rice, noodles, vegetables, and meat dishes, often served in distinctive packaging. The video emphasizes Chinese takeout as a significant part of American dining, exploring its unique aspects and how it brings families together for a meal. The script delves into creating a perfect Chinese takeout meal at home, suggesting it's a deeply ingrained cultural phenomenon beyond just food.

πŸ’‘Homemade Egg Rolls

Homemade egg rolls are a popular appetizer in Chinese takeout, consisting of a variety of fillings wrapped in a thin dough wrapper and deep-fried until crispy. The video script describes the process of making egg rolls from scratch, emphasizing the importance of quality ingredients for the filling and the technique for wrapping and frying. Making egg rolls at home is presented as an opportunity to elevate this classic takeout dish, with a focus on customization and enhancing flavor, particularly through the creation of a homemade sweet chili sauce to accompany them.

πŸ’‘Sweet Chili Sauce

Sweet chili sauce is a versatile condiment often served with Chinese and Southeast Asian dishes. It combines sweetness with a mild to moderate chili pepper heat. In the script, making the sauce at home is portrayed as a straightforward process that results in a flavor superior to store-bought versions. The inclusion of ingredients like fish sauce and dried Korean chilies suggests a depth of flavor and authenticity aimed at complementing the homemade egg rolls, underlining the effort to recreate an authentic takeout experience with an elevated taste.

πŸ’‘Ground Pork

Ground pork plays a central role in the filling for homemade egg rolls, emphasizing the importance of meat quality. The script advises using high-fat pork for richer flavor and texture, even suggesting grinding the pork at home for better control over the final product. This detail underlines the theme of elevating takeout dishes by prioritizing ingredient quality and preparation techniques to enhance the homemade version of these popular dishes.

πŸ’‘Pot Stickers

Pot stickers, also known as dumplings, won the appetizer category in the video's audience poll, highlighting their popularity. They consist of ground meat and vegetable filling wrapped in a thin dough and are cooked with a method that allows them to be crispy on one side and tender on the other. The script covers both the filling and the folding technique, emphasizing the simplicity yet importance of mastering these elements for creating a beloved takeout item at home.

πŸ’‘Lo Mein

Lo Mein is a Chinese noodle dish known for its soft noodles and flavorful sauce, mixed with vegetables and sometimes meat. The video script describes Lo Mein as a straightforward, quick dish to prepare, emphasizing its status as a beloved noodle category winner in their poll. The process of making Lo Mein at home is presented as a way to customize the dish to personal taste while maintaining the essence of what makes it a takeout favorite.

πŸ’‘Fried Rice

Fried rice is a quintessential Chinese takeout dish, made by stir-frying cooked rice with ingredients like vegetables, eggs, and sometimes meat. The video highlights it as the winner of the rice category, presenting a recipe that aims to recreate the classic taste of takeout fried rice at home. The focus on seasoning, including the use of MSG for umami, underscores the commitment to achieving authentic flavor in a homemade version.

πŸ’‘Beef and Broccoli

Beef and Broccoli is a popular Chinese takeout dish featuring thinly sliced beef and broccoli in a savory sauce. The video script details the process of velveting beef, a technique used to tenderize the meat, demonstrating the steps to replicate this restaurant-style dish at home. The emphasis on technique and ingredient preparation illustrates the broader theme of enhancing the quality and taste of takeout favorites through careful home cooking.

πŸ’‘General Tso's Chicken

General Tso's Chicken, a deep-fried chicken dish coated in a spicy and sweet sauce, emerged as the most favored entrΓ©e among the video's audience. The script outlines a method for preparing this dish at home, focusing on the balance of flavors in the sauce and the importance of marinating the chicken. It represents the endeavor to bring complex takeout dishes into the home kitchen, maintaining their characteristic flavors while possibly surpassing the quality of many restaurants.

πŸ’‘Perfect Chinese Takeout Meal

The concept of the 'perfect Chinese takeout meal' is central to the video's theme, exploring the idea through audience polls on favorite dishes and demonstrating how to make them at home. The discussion and recipes provided aim to construct an ideal meal that captures the essence of Chinese takeout while possibly elevating its quality and taste. The script concludes with reflections on whether the dishes prepared meet this ideal, engaging with notions of cultural authenticity, personal preference, and culinary craftsmanship.

Highlights

Chinese takeout as a staple in American culture, offering a complete meal experience.

Conducted a poll on favorite Chinese dishes across five categories.

Demonstrates making the top-voted dishes at home, aiming to match or exceed restaurant quality.

Starts with homemade egg rolls, emphasizing the importance of quality ingredients.

Provides a detailed recipe for making a superior sweet chili sauce from scratch.

Highlights the significance of the filling in egg rolls and recommends grinding your own pork for it.

Shares a detailed method for cooking and assembling egg rolls.

Moves on to pot stickers, which won the appetizer category in the poll.

Includes a recipe for a classic dipping sauce to accompany pot stickers.

Explains the simplicity yet importance of the filling in pot stickers.

Describes the technique for folding pot stickers and cooking them to perfection.

Prepares a classic vegetable lo mein, emphasizing ease and speed of making.

Details the recipe for lo mein sauce and stir-frying the noodles with vegetables.

Makes a highly popular fried rice dish, sharing one of his most famous recipes.

Discusses velveting beef for beef and broccoli, a process for tender meat.

Concludes with General Tso's chicken, focusing on the marinade and sauce.

Evaluates each dish to determine the perfect Chinese takeout meal at home.

Transcripts

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at this point Chinese takeout has become

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a staple in American culture the thing I

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really love about Chinese takeout is

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that it's one of the only things is

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specifically in American culture it's

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actually about a whole meal it's never

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just the one it's the rice it's the

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noodles it's the side dishes it's the

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chicken it's the beef having all of that

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in one experience maybe one of the few

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things that the family sits down to eat

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together which begs an extremely

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important question which is what is the

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perfect combination so I asked you the

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audience that did a poll on my Instagram

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we asked you to vote on your favorite

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Chinese dishes in five separate

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categories so I'm taking the winners of

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each category I'll show you how to make

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them all at home perfectly so that

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they're just as good if not better than

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most Chinese takeout restaurants and at

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the end we'll find out our favorite dish

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and determine is this the perfect

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Chinese takeout meal at home let's begin

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so we're starting off with the greatest

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simple homemade egg rolls and before we

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actually make these egg rolls obviously

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you'll serve them with a sweet chili

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sauce you could easily buy this at the

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store but come on we're going to make

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our own and it's honestly not that hard

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so here's how you do it in a small

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saucepan add 1 and 1/2 cups or 300 G of

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granulated sugar half a cup 120 ml of

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water 1 cup or 240 ML of white distilled

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vinegar half a cup or 120 ml of fish

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sauce half a cup or 20 G of dried Korean

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chilies five whole peeled cloves of

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garlic two green onions rough chopped

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place it in the stove bring it to a boil

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over medium high heat and then Place

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either a lid or a carou on top reduce

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the heat to low and simmer for 10 to 15

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minutes or until everything is

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completely softened transfer all that to

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a blender and blend on high until as

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smooth as possible transfer to a bowl

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cool it down and you have I would argue

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one of the most delicious sweet chili

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inspired sauces that there is for

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warning fish sauce is stinky when you

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make it now egg rolls The Filling is

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everything it is the Beating Heart the

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soul of the egg roll so use the highest

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quality 1 lb or 450 G of ground pork you

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can possibly find I wanted high fat okay

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none of that lean ground Bull and if you

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have a meat grinder great but you're

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basically just going to grind one pound

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of a boneless fatty Boston butt I will

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say this is obviously the benefit of

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grinding your own I chose to grind my

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pork two times to make sure the filling

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was extra fine you obviously don't have

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to do that you also don't even have to

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grind it yourself if you don't want to I

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just like to control my product heat a

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large pan or pot over medium high heat

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add just enough oil to coat the bottom

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of the pan add in your ground pork and

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smash that down to get full contact let

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that sear for about 2 minutes so you

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start to get some Browning and use a

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hand Masher to break up the pork as

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finely as possible let the pork continue

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to cook stirring often until you get

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little crispy Brown bits like this pop

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one of those in your mouth brother don't

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go to flavor Town once that's brown

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reduce the heat to medium then to that

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pot you're going to add a 1 inch knob of

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Ginger grated two green onions thinly

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sliced the whites and the greens four

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cloves of garlic grated cook that for 1

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to 2 minutes then add 1 taspo or 4 G of

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MSG 1/4 teaspoon or 1 G of ground white

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pepper 1 TPO or 4 G of granulated sugar

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1 tbsp or 15 G of Shing wine 2 tbsp or

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30 G of soy sauce 1 taspo or 4 G of

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toasted sesame oil 1 tbsp or 15 G of

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oyster sauce two carrots that have been

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shredded 2 cups of cabbage thinly sliced

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increase the heat to high and cook

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tossing often just until the vegetables

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are soften about 2 to 4 minutes turn the

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heat off and transfer your cooked

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filling to a sheet tray to cool

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completely the rest is extremely easy

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all you need is an egg roll wrapper

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obviously you can make them yourself

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roll wrappers made at home not always

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worth these squeeze so find the finest

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quality you can or make them at home if

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you wish lay an egg roll wrapper in

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front of you with one of the corners

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facing you lightly wet the edges with

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water place three to four tablespoons of

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your filling slightly off center towards

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you start by folding the bottom point up

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and over the filling fold the left and

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the right side over and before you close

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this up W the tip of a finger and

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lightly dab the top point of the egg

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roll wrapper close and finish rolling

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all the way up to seal completely now

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I'm minut to repeat that process with

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all of your egg roll wrappers and

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filling until everything has been used

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up and then fry at 350Β° F 175Β° Celsius

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in a deep fryer or in a pot filled with

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vegetable oil until the most beautiful

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blistered gbd egg roll I think I've ever

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seen emerges about 2 to 4 minutes remove

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transfer to a wire rack to drain and

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repeat with all of your egg rolls serve

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with your sweet chili and enjoy moving

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on to our second appetizer pot stickers

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this is by far the highest winner of the

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appetizer category with nearly 40% of

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the vote so first we need to start with

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that classic salty slightly sweet and

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sour dipping sauce so in a small bowl at

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half a cup of 120 M of soy sauce 1/4 cup

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or 60 G of Chinese black vinegar 1 taspo

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or 4 G of sesame oil 2 taspo or 8 G of

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mirin 1 and 1/2 teaspoons or 6 G of

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Honey one tight chili thinly sliced and

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1/4 cup or 60 G of rice wine vinegar get

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the little whis together and that's your

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sauce let's talk filling this is a much

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simpler filling than the last so first

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you're going to need a quarter of a head

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of green cabbage thinly sliced lightly

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season that with salt and give it a nice

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little massage feel the little threads

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of cabbage squeeze out the excess

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moisture and discard that liquid then

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mix that into one pounder 450 G of a

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high fat ground pork adding four green

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onions thinly sliced three cloes of

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garlic finely chopped a 1 and half inch

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knob of Ginger grated 2 teaspoons or 8 G

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of soy sauce and optionally season with

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a light pinch of salt to taste mix and

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knead that by hand until completely

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Incorporated in tacky now the Assembly

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of these are simple first you'll need to

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lay out a dumpling wrapper jsh what if I

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want to make it at home hey guess what

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sweetheart I have a recipe for making

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your own dumpling wrappers from scratch

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and the link for that will be in the

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description obviously you can also use

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store bot fill that with a 1 to two

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teaspoon bowl of your meat and here's

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the folding technique it's not as

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complicated as it looks but it does take

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some practice first wet the entire

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border of your dumpling wrapper you're

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going to fold it like a taco and pinch

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right at the top of that taco in the

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center leaving two open split ends now

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on each open split end you will crimp

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and fold one side not both sides of your

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dumpling wrapper over itself three times

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sealing it against the other half of

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your taco which should leave you with

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one sealed side repeat that on the other

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side and now you have a crimped

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beautiful dumpling repeat that with all

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of your dumplings look at these little

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things now heat a 10-in DA stick pan

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over medium heat add 2 tbspoon or 30 G

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of a neutral tasting oil such as canola

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once that's hot add as many pot stickers

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as you can fit in the pan be careful not

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to overcrowd they need to be in a single

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layer only and have full contact with a

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pan should be around 8 to 12 now let

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those cook for 2 to 4 minutes or until

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the undersides of them are a beautiful

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gbd and here's the steaming secret

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quickly add 1/4 cup of water it should

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immediately boil and immediately add a

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lid to steam for anywhere between 2 to 4

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minutes until the water is completely

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evaporated and your dumplings are cooked

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through now for the finishing touch dzz

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with 1 and 1/2 teaspoons or 6 G of

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toasted sesame oil over the dumplings

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just a tiny bit transfer to a plate and

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serve with your sauce obviously if you

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want to get real naughty you can put a

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little chili oil or chili crisp on it

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and garnish with thinly sliced green

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oniony onto the noodle portion of our

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meal we're going with a classic low man

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vegetable only but obviously get have

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protein if you want this won 40% of the

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vote for the noodle category chain was

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in second place with 30 5% thankfully we

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have a recipe for chow by the way which

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is also the link in the description but

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this low man is really what we're

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talking about so first we need our low

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man sauce very basic in a small mixing

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bowl add 2 tbsp or 30 G of dark soy

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sauce 1 tbsp or 15 G of shaing wine 1

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taspo or 4 G of ground white pepper half

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a teaspoon or 2 G of toasted sesame oil

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1 and 1/2 tbsp or 22 G of oyster sauce 2

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tasps or 8 G of water and 2 taspo or 8 G

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of cornstarch don't skip the cornstarch

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the thickening properties are a part of

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the recipe now you're going to need a

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big boy walk for this add 2 tbsp or 30 G

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of canola oil obviously you can use a

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large pan if you don't have a walk

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that's totally fine but you will not get

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the walk hay and we all know Uncle Roger

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is watching heat that over medium high

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heat and once it is ripping hot add two

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green onions sliced into 1 in segments

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three cups of cabbage thinly sliced one

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large rub of celery thinly sliced one

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carrot Julien and 1 Cup or 120 g of bean

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sprouts season that lightly with salt

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and stir fry just until the vegetables

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begin to soften about 30 seconds to a

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minute then add 6 oz or 170 G of low May

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noodle noodles now look some Lade

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noodles won't require cooking prior to

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stir frying but if they do please check

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the package directions to ensure you do

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it correctly now stirfry that just until

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the noodles are hot another 45 seconds

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and add a 1in knob of Ginger grated four

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cloves of garlic finally chopped add

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your sauce toss to combine transfer to a

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bowl garnish with green onion and enjoy

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Not only was this one of the easiest but

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it's also the fastest to make and look

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at this thing I know you want this next

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up the rice category there are many ways

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you can enjoy rice but what was really

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the winner that came in with nearly 70%

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% of all the votes for the rice category

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no surprise it's fried rice here's one

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of my most famous recipes so in a small

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bowl add 2 tbsps or 30 G of soy sauce 2

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taspo or 8 G of Shing wine 1 tbspoon or

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15 G of mirin half a teaspoon or 2 G of

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ground white pepper half a teaspoon or 2

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G of MSG and 1 teaspoon or 4 G of sesame

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oil give that a whisk put it to the side

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and now we're going to make a very quick

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very delicious very simple fried rice

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crack three eggs into a small mixing

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bowl whis together to combine have those

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ready for you you will use them soon get

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a walk and heated over medium high heat

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add two tablespoons or 30 G of canola

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oil or really any neutral oil I don't

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care you could use avocado oil I don't

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know I'm trying to save yall money if I

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say avocado oil then people go yeah I

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don't want to spend money okay then fine

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so once that's hot add one shallot

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thinly sliced one carrot finely diced

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whites of three green onions thinly

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sliced season to taste with salt surf

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for that for about 30 seconds then

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optionally you can add a half pound or

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225 g of a cooked protein if you wish I

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have some of this cooked charu pork

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which I have a recipe for the link is in

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the description for that as well now

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cook that another minute till you get

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some Browning on the meat and the veg is

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softened now push all that stuff to one

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side of the walk and tilt the walk in a

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way that the empty side is being blasted

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with your flame BR add a little extra

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vegetable oil to the pan if needed add

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your beaten eggs to the empty side of

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the pan let those cook just until the

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eggs are set I forget to season them

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lightly with salt and once they're set

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chop your scrambled egg up into small

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pieces tossed together then add in three

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cups of rice that has been cooked and

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chilled in the fridge overnight make

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sure that rice is broken up as much as

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possible stir fry just until the rice is

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hot then add half a cup or 70 G of

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frozen peas add in your sauce stir fry

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for about 30 seconds and add four cloves

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of garlic finally chopped toss to

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combine then cut off the heat and

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garnish with your thinly sliced green

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onion tops you know the ones that you

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didn't add cuz we just used the whites

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earlier and that is your fried rice now

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you can't have a Chinese takeout meal

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without a couple Entre and the first

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entree was beef and broccoli so I

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thought well let's make the most OG

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delicious beef and broccoli we can make

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at home so First Slice one lb or 450 G

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of flank sck as thinly as possible I'm

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cutting this on a bias to get wider thin

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slices now in a large bowl you're going

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to Velvet the beef to do that toss your

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beef with 1 teaspoon or 4 G of baking

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soda and let that sit for 20 minutes in

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the refrigerator you can also skip the

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velveting process if you want but if you

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want that classic Chinese takeout how is

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this beef so tender question mark you're

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going to do the velveting process next

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assemble your beef and broccoli sauce in

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a small bowl by combining 1 teaspoon or

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4 G of dark soy sauce 2 tbsp or 30 G of

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regular soy sauce 1 and 1/2 taspo or 6 G

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of white distilled vinegar half a

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teaspoon or 2 G of ground white pepper 1

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tbsp or 15 G of granulated sugar and

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half2 inch knob of Ginger grated 1 tbsp

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or 15 G of oyster sauce and whisk until

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combined it's time to cook this thing

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brother so heat a large walk over medium

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high heat add about 2 to 3 tbsp of

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vegetable oil then once that's ripping

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hot add 2 crowns worth of broccoli

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fettes season with salt to taste and

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half an onion thenly sliced season with

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a little more salt to taste just to

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bring out that water from the onion and

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stir fry for 2 minutes I want a little

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bit of color on that broccoli and I want

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a little bit of crunch left in the

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broccoli do not overcook it remove that

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from the walk added some additional

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vegetable oil another 2 to 3 tablespoons

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or so now typically people would rinse

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the beef after the V in process honestly

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I skip it often times but if you want to

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rinse it you can toss your beef in half

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a cup or 60 G of cornstarch shake off

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the excess add your beef to the walk

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once you get your Browning on one side

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of the beef stir fry for about a minute

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then add your broccoli and onions back

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to the walk followed by your sauce

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stirfry for one more minute then cut off

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the heat finish with four cloves of

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finely chopped garlic toss and serve in

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a bowl that is it and finally our most

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voted for line item more specifically

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our final entree the one that everybody

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loves and the one that surprisingly beat

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out orange chicken it is General so's

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chicken so let's make this easy in a

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large mixing bowl at 1 and2 lb or 675 G

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of boneless skinless chicken thighs cut

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into 1in pieces 2 taspo or 8 G of salt 1

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tbsp or 15 G of soy sauce 1 tbsp or 15 G

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of shaing wine 1 inch knob of Ginger

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finely chopped two cloves of garlic

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finely chopped toss that together and

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let that marinate for at least 1 hour in

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the fridge but ideally overnight in a

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separate large mixing bowl you're going

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to combine half a cup or 60 G of

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cornstarch half a cup or 70 G of

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allpurpose flour

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120 ml of chicken stock 3 tbsp or 45 G

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of soy sauce 1 tbsp or 15 G of Shing

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wine once that comes up to a boil which

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should only take a few seconds add your

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cornstarch vinegar slurry Follow by your

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chicken and then constantly toss until

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it's completely coated in the most

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beautiful luxurious lacquer of a sauce

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pop that chicken in a bowl garnish with

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toasted sesame seeds and thinly sliced

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green onions hopefully this ends up

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concluding the perfect Chinese takeout

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meal but first i'm want to find out

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which our favorites are I feel like we

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got to start with the fried rice just

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because it's like the iconic Center

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piece of a Chinese takeout meal yeah I

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normally have fried rice with like a ton