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By Flannery M.
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If youíre not up to cooking an
entire feast all by yourself, supplement your homemade goods
with an assortment of appetizers from a local restaurant.
Remember that everyone loves finger-foods like egg rolls, spring
rolls, and dumplings. Chinese barbecued pork, available at many
grocery stores, also makes excellent ready-made fare -- simply
buy, slice, then serve with spicy mustard and sesame seeds. And,
of course, donít forget those fortune cookies.
Make set-up simple by creating a buffet area where guests can
see all their food options at once. Sturdy red paper plates, red
plastic cups, and chopsticks will maintain your Chinese theme
and make post-party clean-up a cinch. For beverages, plan to
provide green tea, soda, and Tsing-Tao beer. Tsing-Tao is a
popular authentic Chinese beer, and no surprise, pairs perfectly
with Chinese food. You may have to go to a specialty liquor
store, but itís worth the effort of tracking some down.
After dinner, head to the movie theatre to see the new hit movie
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Or wrap up the party by
renting some classic kung-fu movies, or maybe a Chinese comedy
like The Wedding Banquet.
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Above all, may you enjoy a healthy and prosperous New Year.
Or as the Cantonese say, Gong Hay Fat Choy!
8 ounces of minced
2 tbsps. soy sauce
1 tbsp. dry sherry
1 tbsp. corn starch
3 tablespoons Vegetable oil
2 spring onions
4 tbsps. Szechwan bean sauce
1 tsp. sugar
3 oz. Cellophane noodles (soak noodles in water for 20 minutes
prior to use)
ľ pint fat-free chicken broth
hot chili oil to taste (optional)
Mix meat, soy sauce, sherry and cornstarch. Heat oil in a wok or
skillet. When oil is hot, add onion and meat mixture. Stir-in bean
sauce and sugar. Once meat is cooked through add cellophane noodles
and chicken broth. Bring mix to a boil. Reduce heat and cover.
Continue cooking until most of the stock has been absorbed by the
cellophane noodles. Serve hot.
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