Chinese Food Menu for Homemade Feast
Chinese food menu for homemade feast
In holidays, festivals, or at weekend, it can be fun and relaxing to serve your guests with your own homemade dishes. However, to make each occasion a success, a good planning is indispensable.
First, you must have in mind how many to serve and how much to cook. Basically, the number of dishes should match the number of guests.I.E.,eight people with eight dishes, excluding soup, snacks, ( or main food). Always be generous to your food,and you don't want to starve your guests.
Second, decide upon the Chinese food menu.
Usually, a set Chinese food menu should include cold dishes (kind of appetizer in western food), hot dishes, meat&sea food, soup,snacks, and main food (rice or cooked wheaten food, sometimes replaced by snacks).
From view of health, food prepared should be compatible. The nutrition contained should be complementary but avoid conflict match. And seasonal food is fresh.
The method of cooking. Guang Zhou Style is light. Shanghai Style is sweet. Beijing Style is heavy flavor. Seafood and meat are steamed or braised. For people with a "spicy" tooth, dishes that are baked, stewed, stir-fried,sauted or deep-fried are preferable.
It is definitely a good idea to add in some appetizing dishes or a light salad among heavy and rich dishes. In case there are children and elderly people among your guests, milder food cooked tender is more appropriate.
Third, plan your cooking and arrange your time with care. Prepare dishes that can be cooked ahead of time such as meat, cold dishes (Chinese salad), and choose recipes that are easy to assemble. Not only will you find work a lot easier, you can also spare time socializing with your guests in and out of the kitchen.
A homemade feast may involve a lot of work, but when you and your guests enjoy the food and those special moments spent together in your house, you will find that all your efforts are just worth it.
Guangzhou Style Chinese Food Menu--- serve 8 people
1. Baked Assorted Vegetables with Portuguese Sauce
2. Stir-fried Oyster Mushroom with Green Vegetables
3. Sredded Vermicelli Sheets with Pork Slices
4. Stir-fried Chicken Cubes with Cashews
5. Raw Beef Casserole - Vietnamese Style
Fish & seafood
6. Steamed Snakehead Fish
7. Stir-fried Squid with Pickled Vegetables and Black Bean Sauce
8. Stir-fried Prawns with Brocolli
9. Seafood and Beancurd Soup
10. Candied Walnuts
Consider the following Chinese recipes which can make your Chinese food menu more healthy.
Shanghai Style Chinese Food Menu
Traditional Shanghai food feature: much oil, heavy color soy sauce, and lots of white sugar.
Shanghai "Hai Pai"* food absorbs many other cities' food features, even including western food style. As a whole, Shanghai dish choose material in preciseness, make in delicacy, taste thick not greasy, fresh not thin, insipidity and simple but elegant, mellow and strongly fragrant.
*note: Hai Pai means Sea absorbing hundreds of rivers. It's one of Shanghai culture feature. Shanghai culture absorbs many other cities, even western country feature.
Since Shanghai is colder than Guang Zhou, in a feast it stresses the order serve of dish courses. Usually, cold dish(salad) comes first,which like appetizer in western food. Then hot dish (meat and fish first, vegetable followed), soup (if have),snack,and fruit last.
Chinese Food Menu Recipes- Shanghai Style: Salad (Cold Dish)
B. Five-spice Flavored Duck
C. Air-dried Soy Sauce Pork
D. Marinaded Drunken fresh Shrimp
Chinese Food Menu Recipes- Shanghai Style: Hot Dish
A. Chicken with Ginkgo nut
B.Tender Fried Fish Slices with Tomato Sauce
C. Shrimps and Pork with Chinese Cabbage
D. Fish Bladder with Asparagus
Chinese Food Menu Recipes- Shanghai Style:Main dishes
A. Crisp Grapy Fish
B. Braise Fresh Ham in Casserole
Chinese Food Menu Recipes- Shanghai Style: Snack
Dumpling with Radish and Meat Filling
To make your Chinese food menu healthy, you can involve in some of the following healthy diet recieps:
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