Chinese Food for the 2022 Winter Olympics

Chinese Food for the 2022 Winter OlympicsOpening ceremonies for the 2022 Winter Olympics are this Friday, February 4th. And, naturally, we are planning the menu.

One option is take-out from our favorite, local Chinese restaurant. But, for those of us who love to play in the kitchen, this gives us an opportunity to dig into our recipe archives and come up with the perfect feast.

Here is a list of recipes we have gathered from authentic Chinese, to Chinese-American, to Chinese-inspired dishes. Enjoy!

Stir Fry with Baby Bok Choy, Snow Peas, and Shrimp
This is a light and spicy stir-fry. Velveting the shrimp—that is, marinating it in egg white and cornstarch, then poaching it in water—takes a little bit of time, but the payoff is plump, juicy shrimp that won’t overcook.

Chicken Chow Mein
Here is Amy’s Grandma Gam’s recipe for Chicken Chow Mein from her cookbook called Chopsticks, Cleaver and Wok by Jennie Low. You can make this recipe with pan-fried noodles (Hong Kong Style) or fresh cooked Chow Mein noodles.

Gung Bo Chicken
This is the perfect dish of spicy and saucy served over a mound of steamed rice.

Sichuan Wontons in Chili Oil
Making the filling for the dumplings is fairly uncomplicated. All you are doing is mixing the ingredients together. The tricky part of making dumplings is in the folding of the wrapper. It is a skill to be mastered—unless you’re a prodigy.

Sophie’s Steamed Pork Buns
This family recipe falls into the Chinese-inspired category and evolved from a family-style game of “Chopped”. Delicious!

Sesame Ginger Noodle Salad
This recipe actually makes a lot. It would be perfect for a potluck…when we can do that again! It makes great leftovers, and in fact, it was even better the next day.

Stir-Fried Lettuce with Garlic Chili
Stir-fried lettuce is an auspicious dish to serve in China. Romaine lettuce is well suited for stir-frying because the quick, intense cooking accentuates its natural sweetness.

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