2011/12/30

Meat Dishes

Sweet and Sour Pork with Pineapple
Sweet and Sour Pork with Pineapple
Diced Chicken with Chili
Diced Chicken with Chili
Shredded Pork with Garlic Sprouts
Shredded Pork with Garlic Sprouts
Shredded Pork with Sweet Bean Sauce
Shredded Pork Sweet Bean Sauce
Cola Chicken Wings
Cola Chicken Wings
Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs
Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs
Braised Spare Ribs
Braised Spare Ribs
Braised Beef Fillet with Scallion
Braised Beef Fillet with Scallion
Fried Chicken Legs
Fried Chicken Legs
stewed chicken with mushroom
Stewed Chicken with Mushroom
Fried Pork with Salted Pepper
Fried Pork with Salted Pepper
Vermicelli with Spicy Minced Pork
Vermicelli with Spicy Minced Pork
Twice Cooked Pork
Twice Cooked Pork
Black Pepper Beef
Black Pepper Beef
Sliced Beef in Hot Chili Oil
Sliced Beef in Hot Chili Oil
Shredded Pork with Green Pepper
Shredded Pork with Green Pepper
Fish-Flavored Shredded Pork
Fish-Flavored Shredded Pork
sweet and sour pork
Sweet and Sour Pork Fillet
Kung Pao Chicken
Kung Pao Chicken

In Ancient China, meat dishes referred to the dishes with pungent ingredients such as onion, ginger, garlic and leek that were considered to influence one's temperament and desire in religious. Until to the Tang Dynasty (618-907), meat dishes were given the new definition which is the dishes cooked by animal ingredients. They always contain too much fat, but they are indispensable in people's daily life, for different ingredients have different nutritious elements. For example, goose and duck meat benefits heart, chicken soup is helpful for cold and bronchitis, and pork liver benefits the eyes. The materials of meat dishes can be cooked just after cutting into necessary shapes or through initial processing. However, most of them have fishy smells, so spices are necessary for cooking meat dishes, such as prickly ash seeds, cardamom (cao guo) and star anise (da hui xiang).

 More Chinese Food Recipes:

Vegetable Dishes: Ma Po Tofu,  Pine Nuts with Sweet Corn

Cold Dishes: Clear Noodles in Chili SauceCucumber with Mashed Garlic

Seafoods: Steamed PerchBraised Pomfret

Staple Foods: Chinese DumplingsYangzhou Fried Rice, Chow Mein

Soups: Sweet Corn SoupWest Lake Beef SoupTomato and Egg Soup