Do you often struggle with Chinese cooking because you don’t have a certain ingredient in your kitchen? Or have you discovered a delicious recipe, but couldn’t make it because the nearest Asian market was an hour away? Have you thought about making your favorite take-out dish at home but are too intimidated to start?
You’ll feel relieved after reading this post.
In fact, you only need a few basic ingredients to cook most Chinese dishes. In the list below, I’ve included two sections. The first section contains 10 must-have ingredients that might require a trip to an Asian market. The second section contains 10 ingredients that are nice to have and will expand your ability to cook even more authentic Chinese dishes. But you might not need all of them, depending on your personal cooking habits. After getting these basic items, you’ll be able to cook a wide variety of Chinese dishes by combining them with other ingredients from the average grocery store.
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