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Here are Ling’s essential ingredients for Chinese cooking as well as must-have ingredients for Sichuan cuisine. I always list my main ingredient links in the description box. If you can’t find them in your local store, please try to buy online. October 1st is Moon (Mid-autumn) Festival, when the fullest moon is supposed to appear. This is the festival when families get together to have a re-union dinner while appreciating the beauty of the moon. You still have time to get some ingredients and follow my recipes to make a festival dinner. Happy Moon Festival! 中秋快乐🎑

Soy sauce recipes:

Soy Sauce Chicken Wings

Tea Eggs

Recipes with vinegar:

Sweet and Sour Ribs

Hot and Sour Soup

Avocado Cucumber Salad

Recipes with cooking wine:

Steamed Fish

Pepper Steak

Oyster Sauce

Shrimp Fried Rice

Egg Foo Young

Recipes with sesame oil:

Vegetable Soup

Sichuan recipes:

Dan Dan Noodles

Double Cooked Pork

Spicy Chicken

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38 thoughts on “Essential Ingredients for Chinese Cooking and must-have Sichuan cuisine ingredients 基本调料和川菜调料”

  1. Thank you for this video. I love Chinese food, however I am Korean and definitely favour Sichuan cuisine due to its spice and punch of flavour. This video will help me start a Sichuan food journey. Btw your English is impressive – more proper than a lot of Anglophones. Were you ever an English teacher?

  2. Thank you, this is so helpful! Can you recommend the dry noodles you use? Are they chow mein noodles? What is Shanghai noodles? Chow fun noodles? Sorry for all the questions, can you tell I'm A noodle junkie?😂

  3. 4:47 It's intersting to note that you highlight the Japanese Kadoya brand of sesame oil. This is a great product. It is much better than the sesame oil from Mainland China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. I once bought a bottle of sesame oil made by Lee Kum Kee (Hong Kong), which is a premium brand selling at a similar price to Kadoya. To my disappointment, it was terrible. It even smelled bad. As an alternative to the Japanese Kadoya, the sesame oil lrom Taiwan is not bad, it is good value because it is cheaper than Kadoya.
    The worst sesame oil are the ones from Mainland China – cheap price but absolute poor quality, definitely to be avoided.

  4. Thank you so much for this video. I recently got interested in chinese cooking again (last time I gave up because getting these essential ingredients was too intimidating to me, there was no english or dutch on a lot of the products) and want to try again.
    I recently made a japanese version of mapo tofu, and bought Lee Kum Kee's doubanjiang, which some people have said is not the right one.
    But I don't want to throw the bottle away.

  5. Love your videos. I have everyone of those ingredients except white pepper powder. Never really had a taste for it. I use the Kadoya brand sesame oil myself and find it the most fragrant oil available. As for chili peppers I grow my own Thai chilis and they are wicked hot! They make the best chili oil ever. One thing about sesame oil I'd like to mention is that the product sold in grocery stores is sesame flavored vegetable oil with caramel coloring. A supermarket isn't the place to get supplies for Asian cooking. On a side note it's been brutally hot here in Maine and in the hot weather I tend to make cold meals so this week I made goi cuon with thinly sliced roasted chicken breast, shimeji mushrooms, bean sprouts, and grated carrot. Normally I add rice vermicelli but I had some left over bean thread noodles and used that instead. My spouse can't take spicy food so she had hers as is. I made myself a nice spicy orange dipping sauce. Funny thing I used to buy them premade from Lo's Asian market but one of the nice women working there convinced me to make my own. Even showed me which rice paper to use. They are located in Portsmouth, NH and it is one of the most friendliest markets I've been to. I'd be lost without that store! I started cooking Asian food 3 decades ago because I was having health problems and was really over weight. It is my firm that Asian cooking has been a big factor in improving our health along with us never getting sick. We don't even get the common cold and never take a flu shot. Granted it's not the only reason but the impact Asian cooking has had on our lives has been significant. Thank you for sharing your expertise.

  6. Next week is chinese food week at my house and I am planning to make a few of your recipes. i screenshot every pantry ingredient in this video. I should be ready!

  7. The only things missing in my kitchen are the black vinegar and dobanjiang, seems to be hard to find in Germany 🙁 But thank you so much for sharing <3

  8. Just found your channel and have watched a dozen videos so far. Do you use 5 spice powder? It seems most useful for Char Siu. What do you think? What would you use it for?

  9. I am trying to shop for my kitchen and I saw your video. You have a wonderful smile. I say that because I am in a different country without my mom and your smile matches her 😢
    Thank you for sharing this information

  10. Can't help but comment about how graceful and beautiful Ling looks 😀 , am chinese but just start to cook for myself.. So I learnt so much recipes from you n this essential video it's great to begin with 😍👍💙

  11. Nice video always inspiring.

    How u been with corona. Here in Australia there opening the borders before Christmas.

    This week my cat anniversary 😔

    In memory: Mr tingles

    4 Years Ago This Week In 2016 I Lost My Mr Tingles The Talking Black Cat Who Had A Human Chucky Women Child Like Voice He Would Call Me Momma Come Play After Demanding Me To Come To Him. His Best Friend Miss Smurf My Tabby Cat Had Passed Away After She Was Killed By Someone Who Lured Her Away From Her Bed And She Was Found On The Road.

    I decided to pay tribute to them today as mr tingles passed away on the 27th december the same week as christmas it was very hard for 4 plus years to pay tribute to him I would cry everyday since 2016 and 2018 for both 😔 his best friend miss Smurf in August 26th in 2018 when I was recovering from pneumonia thyroid issues 1 year it took to recover.  They are burried with my other pets in the same grave.

    I had a broken heart since 2016 until today. Believe it or not mr tingles when i buried him few days later he came to my at his grave bumped me on my leg and gave me a special gift. He even khew miss Smurf was gonna pass away he showed up few days before she passed away at 450am in the morning I heard a child like voice and noticed miss Smurf was interacting with his spirit.

    I kept there passing inside since 2016 and earlier in 2020 I couldnt take it anymore due to it I was battling personal demons anxiety etc over there passing that's how there passing affected me but now I'm happier 😃 as I have there best friend Garmi the cat who helepd me with there passing.

    How did he khow she was gonna pass away? Did he come from the afterlife to accompany his best friend to the next life?

    I have caught there spirit in photos videos etc they have never left my side.

    When ever I go somewhere I feel there spirit protecting me from everything.

    Mr tingles when alive he would nod his head after asking him guard the house like he khew human langauge.

    God bless there heart

    Your videos had made a difference in my life when i was going through a rough time.

    Thanks 😃

  12. Thanks so much! I had somethings but have now stocked up on the rest at my local Asian market. I found everything but Ya Cai, so I'm going to try again and get a bamboo steamer at the same time. I want to make your hot and sour eggplant. Thanks again for all your great recipes. I'm still making your eggdrop veggie soup for breakfast 2-3 times a week! 😋😊

  13. Thank you for this detailed informative video Miss Ling. I have purchased every item you listed. Will you please explain which liquid items are to be stored in the Refrigerator or are okay to store in the cabinet and for how long. Thank you.

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