In the Healthy Asian Cooking, Ian Lai described the Chinese cooking as lots of greens and a little meat. Chinese likes to cook with quick stir fry which is quite oily in the sense of splattering and strong odour. That the reason why in many Chinese homes, they have two kitchens where one of the kitchen is located outside the house for stir frying.
Chinese likes to use lots of green vegetables like mustard green, sweet peas, snow peas, green beans, broccoli, water crest, green onions, cilantro, etc.
Here is the recipe for the Garlic Green Bean:
- 1 pound green beans
- 6 cloves of garlic
- 2 slices of ginger
- 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon pf togarashi (a Japanese Spice Mix)
The above is the bottle of the Togarashi. You can click on image to view it larger.
Togarashi is typically made of coarsely ground red chili pepper, ground sichuan pepper, roasted orange peel, black and white sesame seeds, hemp seed, ground ginger and seaweed.