Although Chinese New Year has not thus far been mentioned on Maison Cupcake, today at the tail end of the celebrations, I am giving away this copy of Ching’s Chinese Food in Minutes by Ching-he Huang published by Harper Collins.
With over 220 pages, Ching’s book features all manner of Chinese dishes with the emphasis being on those which are speedy to prepare. Chapters are straightforward including pork, chicken, duck, fish, shellfish and vegetarian or side dishes. There are also some recipes on desserts and drinks and easy entertaining. Each chapter starts with a page giving a rundown of how long each recipe takes, most clock in at 20 minutes or less.
Ching also gives useful sections on menus, looking after your wok, a list of core Chinese store cupboard items and a detailed glossary.
Read more about Ching and see online recipes from her BBC2 television series Chinese Food Made Easy here.
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If you would like to win the book, please leave a comment below telling me what your favourite chinese dish is. The deadline for comments is midnight GMT on Friday 26th February 2010.
The winner, chosen by an online randomiser will be contacted over the weekend. If you are not logged in with an email or blog address for leaving comments please make sure you email me to confirm your entry at sarah AT maisoncupcake DOT com. If I don’t have contact details for you I cannot tell you you’ve won and a new winner will be chosen.
This item is not a freebie from the publisher. It is a personal gift from myself to my readers. Good luck!
Deeba PAB says
Kung Pao Chicken…and I do need to learn how to make yum Chinese food. This sounds like a great book Sarah … yum
My favourite Chinese recipe is Szechuan liver, which I make with my husband often. It's very rich!
Sarah, Maison Cupcake says
I don't think "spam" is an authentic Chinese dish so anyone else bringing "spam" to the party will be deleted!
Wontons/dumplings in soup, served with noodles. 🙂 Am still trying to perfect the art of folding dumplings, haha.
Heavenly Housewife says
I havent had chinese in a long time, but I used to love beef with broccoli.
Hope you had a fab weekend.
That sounds exciting! I'm glad I'm in UK 😀 I love Peking Duck….yum
lol at the spam comment. I love Chicken Chow Mein – thanks for the chance to win.
Potstickers / dumplings.
I love making them, we always make up big batches and freeze them for when we have a big craving.
They normally only last a couple of weeks.
I enjyoed Chinese Food Made Easy on the TV, her recipes look good.
There was a restaurant in Vegas that had Ginger Garlic Chicken. Man was it good!! Other than that, Pepper Steak runs a very close second 🙂
Big Red Hearts says
Thanks for the great giveaway!
I love Chicken or King Prawn Chow Mein with egg fried rice – from the take away and also home made.
Generous give away you lovely lady!
I'm a sucker for duck and plum dishes; I swear I could eat it day in and day out. So yummy!
Stephanie St Clair says
Sweet and sour chicken…Or anything with water chestnuts!xx
The Cooking Ninja says
I once bought a book on Chinese cooking for less than £5 :p It turned out to be a very good book and I made lots of delicious recipes from there. Well, when I bought that book, I haven't even wok yet. :p
Oooh I had my eye on this book in WH Smith just the other day. This is a tough one, as I love any and all Chinese dishes. I will go with hot and sour soup.
LOL, spam. Thanks for the giveaway!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
I'm out of the running for this book but I have to say that the concept is totally intriguing! 😀
Gourmet Chick says
Great giveaway Sarah – San Choi Bau is my favourite!
Abby Bookham says
I love chicken satay
My Carolina Kitchen says
What a lovely book and a great give-away. Good luck to those in the UK.
I am a total Dim Sum fanatic and any steamed dumpling with scallops is just gorgeous in my book. But I was thrilled when I discovered Crispy Aromatic Luck – a veggie version of the lovely pork pancakes with Hoi Sin sauce. Yum!
Wow that's a great give away!It must b a lovely book!
My favourite chinese food is Crisp duck and pancakes. Yum I feel really hungry now.
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What an awesome giveaway…Hmmm. My favorite Chinese dish is a hot and spicy lo mein dish of any variety.
Mrs P says
Shanghai style pork dumplings, for me. I actually lived on them when I lived there.
My daughter loves the Sweet and sour chicken and sweetcorn soup and so does my son. As for me and my hubby, we love most of the dishes 😉
I just love chili beef. There's something about the sweet sauce with spicy hot chili that makes my mouth water every time!!
Morwenna Ellis-Philips says
Lovely giveaway Sarah! So many delish dishes to choose from, but I absolutely love salt and spicy king prawns…fancy some now actually! xo
Fashion cake says
got to be duck,oh and deep fried chicken with chilli and salt….. and beef with black bean sauce…. oh and special fried rice….. and….. I think you get it….. I love it all!!! I can't choose one ;o)
My favourite chinese dish must be siew yoke, crispy roast pork belly!
Slow cooked char sui Pork with sezchuan pepper – topped with Chinese mushrooms sauted with Salt, Pepper, chilli, garlic flakes and rice wine. Devine
Chris morton – I sent you an E-mail, have a good day
Wow a giveaway! 🙂 Nice one Sarah. Oh but fav Chinese dish? It's so hard to say but I suppose it'll be my mum's Black Chicken, Fig & Chestnut Soup! 😀 xx
My favourite Chinese dish at the moment is Tau Yew Bak, a wonderfully aromatic way of cooking belly pork. I can't get enough of it!
Mowie @ Mowielicious says
Ooooo… I've made it in time for a giveaway! =) My favourite chinese is simple – corn soup with fresh, crispy spring rolls on the side. Perfection!
Oh, sign me up for this giveaway! My favourite Chinese dish has to be crispy duck pancakes – yummy. 😀
Sarah, Maison Cupcake says
THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED