islands and Taiwan live Annan huge flocks of swallows. They do
nests from small fish and caviar beads adhere to them with his
saliva. This famous delicacy is prepared in the following way -
dry swallow nest pour boiling water (which changed several times),
until soft and puffed, then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Finally, once again poured water and soda. Withering After the
weight of the nest increases 10 times.
Shark fins are three types: white, yellow and black.
In China, sold both dried and fresh blades. Preparation of dried
fins require more time.
fins are flooded with cold water, put to boil. Once boil 5-10
minutes, the fins are left in this stock for one day. Only then
remove, wash, separate the skin and cartilage and again cook until
Shark fins must not be placed in metal containers,
because they appear on the yellow spots. It is preferable to use
containers made of porcelain, ceramic or enameled.
Thus, two types are called sea echinoderms
that are processed by them Pearly upper layer. Then soaked in
water until soft. Burned layer is peeled with a knife and sea
cucumbers are soaked again. After 24 hours, they doubled in size
and are ready for use.
shrimp are washed, pour hot water and stay in it until soft. Used
for making soup and various
Dried Bamboo tips
The varieties of bamboo are
about 200. In culinary use only the tips of young bamboo. Before
use, they are washed and showered with cold water. Water must be
boiled, then removed from heat and bamboo tips are left in the
potion the next day. This procedure is repeated sequentially three
days, each time the potion is poured and bamboo tips are flooded
again with cold water. Finally, the solid part is cut, the rest is
stored in the cold. After this treatment the bamboo tips doubled
Chinese dried mushrooms
Chinese mushrooms Syangu have shaped umbrella. Grown artificially
on the stem of the oak, chestnut or other trees. br>Dried mushrooms are well washed in
cold water, then soaked in warm water for 30-40 minutes, remove,
and then cut stump. After this procedure fungi increase the volume
and weight 3 times.
CChinese cooks usually retain water, which
were soaked mushrooms and use it for making sauces, marinades and
more. Muir Wood fungi, which are white, yellow or black, grow on
dry logs. Dried mushrooms Moore is prepared in the same way as
Huanhua (buds of lily)
Huanhua wild annual plant is rich in vitamins, phosphorus and
iron. Only the buds. br>DDry buds Huanhua pour cold water for 30-40 minutes.
Remove them, their hard part is removed, the rest of the bud is
cut into pieces 2-3 cm in length while processing buds Huanhua
increased weight 2 times.
Lotus grows mainly in five Chinese provinces. Familiar home, lotus
ponds and Polish. After shedding of the lotus flower basket form
of seed to be cut and trimmed of skin. The seeds are dried in the
sun. Contain large amounts of starch and protein. br>TThe seeds of lotus are
processed as follows: pour in boiled water with baking soda and
leave it in 5 minutes. Repeat this process 3-4 times, each time
changing the water and baking soda until the seeds are cleaned by
the shell and white. Wash with cold water and remove their cores,
which boil over low heat until soft. The seeds of lotus are used
for the preparation of sweet dishes.
Duck eggs Sunhua
Special Chinese delicacy with a very strange taste to
Europeans, are duck eggs. They are subject to the following
process: preparing a mixture of ashes of mulberry, pea stems,
lime, soda, salt and a decoction of tea leaves. This mixture is
spread egg wash, then roll them in rice husks and place in a deep
cast-iron vessel, which can be stored for several months to two
years. Used to prepare cold and hot dishes.
soy curd (Doufu)
Soybean curd is derived from
soybeans. Placed in water, plunk beans, then chopped, filtered and
boiled. This mixture, which by its density resembles cottage
cheese Pour into molds, where vtardyava. Then dried in the sun and
marinate in soy sauce with spices (Hua tszyo, star anise,
cinnamon, ginger). Used for making soups and hot dishes.br>