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I am an English teacher, born in Scotland but I have been living in China since 2006. In my spare time I build websites and write articles about China. I am also a keen travel photographer and contributor to Getty Images stock library.


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comment What's the secret for Chinese fried rice?
You can play quite a bit with the soy sauce type and quantities. Different sauces will impact different flavours to the rice. Some you may like, others you might not.
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comment What's the secret for Chinese fried rice?
Living in China for six years I know that the best way to ruin your rice is to put oil in. Really you need hardly any oil at all. Also you do not want you wok to be hot hot hot. That's for stir frying vegetables. It will just burn your rice. Chinese use a wok, hot plate or griddle for fried rice. The temp should be similar to what you use for cooking pancakes. This will let the rice warm through without burning.
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comment Is there a reason to have a plastic bowl?
Plastic bowls, along with plastic/rubber/silicon utensils, are quieter when beating and scraping than metal, glass or porcelain would be.
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answered De-meatifying lasagna, casseroles
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comment What's the difference between broccoli from China and broccoli from Australia?
@Jay, in China people eat broccoli as per your second picture. Your first pic looks more like spinach to me.
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answered How is boiled rice different from steamed?
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answered Why did my fresh pasta come out pasty and lumpy?
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answered Making white rice more tasteful
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comment Making white rice more tasteful
Hainan Chicken Rice involves simply steaming the chicken in the water as the rice cooks, thus making a chicken stock. Add allot of crushed garlic, some ginger slices and salt to taste too.