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Is 山核桃 (Chinese Hickory) similar to pecan?

Based on the Chinese name you gave for those nuts, Wikipedia identifies them as Chinese Hickory nuts, or Carya cathayensis. American pecans are also a species of hickory, Carya illinoinensis, so the ...
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Why are some Chinese rice noodles cooked starting from cold water?

This is not a complete answer, but: bear in mind that rice noodles (and mung bean noodles, etc) do not have gluten. They are held together by amylose, a form of starch. Starch absorbs water readily ...
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Why are some Chinese rice noodles cooked starting from cold water?

When cooking thinner rice noodles, due to their delicate nature, adding them to already boiling water can cause over softening. Starting from cold allows the process to be more gradual and keep them ...
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How do I make the dough for soup dumplings?

Using boiling water, which breaks down the gluten (as is used to great effect with choux pastry, and with some fluffy steamed buns) would not be a good idea here. For xiaolongbao you want thin, ...
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Why are some Chinese rice noodles cooked starting from cold water?

In addition to the overcooking or uneven cooking issue, starting noodles in cold water also prevents them from sticking or clumping together. Similar but related conversation over here. That said, in ...
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How to use Totole granulated chicken flavor soup base mix?

It says it’s up to you to decide. For clear soup, it’s about 10g per liter. The shelf life is 20 months. For Chinese food, don’t pay too much attention to the specific dosage, you can add it little by ...
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Is salty tongue effect normal after eating sichuan peppercorns?

if you have some recipe with Szechuan chilies and you are getting salty tongue when tasting it, add a little sugar (or more sugar) and that will counteract that. I made some chili crisp that ...
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