Yesterday evening I spotted a new cookery programme on BBC2 called Chinese Food Made Easy, so I thought I should give it a try. This was the third in a series and was concentrating on seafood in Scotland so, being a seafood fanatic, I was particularly interested.
From what I can make out, as long as you:
- add Shaoxing rice wine,
- add chopped chilli, ginger and garlic,
- cook it in a wok
then you are cooking Chinese food. The Shaoxing rice wine seemed to be particularly crucial since it seemed to feature in every recipe as far as I could tell.
I won’t bother again. Come back Ken Hom.