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Of Healthy Chinese, Steamed & Sauteed...

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There is a reason why the Chinese are considered to be among the healthiest races in the world. Master Chef Shix Shi Lin and dim sum Chef Hen Dong of Ming Yang at the Taj Lands End share with UpperCrust some fabulous recipes incorporating sensible cooking techniques.

Chinese food, when authentic is probably the healthiest food in the world. Good Chinese food is prepared and cooked with poly-unsaturated oils. Traditional Chinese food does not require the use of milk-fat ingredients such as cream, butter or cheese. Many believe Chinese food is really the ideal diet. The Chinese make extensive use of ingredients such as onion, garlic, chilli and soybean that have known to have phenomenal medicinal qualities. Onion is known to be an excellent antiseptic for many infections while garlic helps reduce blood clots and has curative properties in a variety of illnesses such as skin disorders, asthma and hypertension. Chilli on the other hand promotes digestion and dispels colds.

Master Chef Shix Shi Lin and dim sum Chef Hen Dong of Ming Yang at the Taj Lands End share with UpperCrust some fabulous recipes incorporating cooking techniques such as light stir frying and steaming to preparing food that retains its freshness and original nutrients in addition to being low calorie. Giving us important pointers such as, food must be tossed in a wok only until one counts from one to ten, to substituting sugar and salt for the dreaded ajinomoto. The spread that they cook for UpperCrust covers everything from silken tofu to steamed basa fish that is only found in the waters off the coast of Vietnam.


BEAN CURD WITH BROCCOLI

STEAMED FISH (BASA) WITH PICKLED CHILLI SAUCE

STEAMED TIGER PRAWNS WITH CHILLI BEAN SAUCE

BEIJING CHICKEN

CHICKEN DUMPLING

ASPARAGUS DUMPLING

VEG HOFFAN NOODLE SOUP

PAKCHOI WITH CHINESE MUSHROOMS