Chinese culture values “eat” to an incredibly high level. When two people bump into each other on the street, they greet by “Have you eaten?”. The value and belief of food pass on from generation to generation and remain unchanged. The intrinsic inclination to Chinese food among the young Chinese exchange students is so desperate and sometimes becomes problematic especially when they are living in the host families, where restaurant deliveries are barely an option.
Today we would like to share the most common but authentic Chinese recipes with you. You may fail your first few attempts, but such kind of attempt will always comfort the international student by offering a feeling of home.
Shredded Pork (or Beef) with Garlic Sauce
Step 1：Shred the pork(or beef), wood ear and carrots to thin strips. Mince the pickled pepper, garlic, and ginger, and green onion stem.
Step 2：Mix the sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon of thicken starch, chicken broth powder well in 1 oz of warm water in a small bowl.
Step 3：Marinade the shredded pork or beef with ½ teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon of starch, and 2 teaspoons of cook wine.
Step 4：Heat the stir pan to sizzling temperature, add in 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and the marinaded meat. Gently stir-fry until the meat turns to the unraw color. Move the meat aside.
Step 5：In the same pan, add the minced garlic, pickled pepper, ginger and green onion. Add the shredded carrots, wood ear strips, and cooked meat. Stir-fry well and add the premade mix from step 2. Vigorously stir and dry out the extra liquid.
Step 6：Move out from the wok and garnish some spring onions.