Order: Crispy noodle soup, king prawn chow mein, beef in black bean sauce
, egg fried rice, pork lettuce wrap.
My meal started with an unusual dim sum -- Spinach and Prawn Roll, or prawn mousse rolled in spinach, steamed with black bean sauce
11/2tbs groundnut oil 2tsp finely chopped INGREDIENTS 450g (1lb) uncooked prawns 11/2tbs groundnut oil 2tsp finely chopped fresh ginger 2tsp finely chopped garlic 2tbs finely chopped spring onions For the sauce: 1tbs tomato puree 2tsp chilli bean sauce
1tsp Chinese black vinegar or cider vinegar 1tsp sugar 2tsp sesame oil salt and black pepper For the garnish: Spring onions, sliced lengthways METHOD IF REQUIRED, peel the prawns and, if you are using large uncooked ones, cut them down the back and remove the fine digestive cord.
TAKEAWAY: Jade Garden CUISINE: Chinese ADDRESS: 75 Market St, Hoylake, Wirral, CH47 2BH ORDER: Beef in black bean sauce
with green peppers, bean curd in a yellow bean sauce
with cashew nuts, large portion of soft noodles, egg fried rice.
READY IN 35 MINUTES SERVES 4 3 tbsp fermented black beans, washed and dried 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 2cm piece root ginger, peeled and grated 1 tsp sweetener 2 tbsp dark soy sauce 2 tbsp rice vinegar 1 level tbsp cornflour low calorie cooking spray 700g lean beef fillet, all visible fat fillet removed, cut into thin strips 1 onion, peeled, halved and sliced 1/2 green pepper, pepper 1/2 red pepper and and 1/2 yellow pepper, pepper deseeded and thinly sliced 200ml beef stock 1 level tbsp black bean sauce
shredded spring onions, to garnish egg noodles or rice, to serve 1 Place the black beans in a bowl and squash them into a rough paste with the back of a spoon.
12 & 13 Chicken soup with garlic bread, Battered fish, chips and mushy peas, Chinese beef with black bean sauce
The Nachos Rumba, a Mexican classic with crunch homemade chips drenched in black bean sauce
, cheese and jalapenos, are deliciously addictive.
Those who ate 10 or more portions of tomatoes each week - including tomato juice and baked bean sauce
- were less likely to develop the disease.
For mains there was chicken satay, garlic prawns in black bean sauce
, king prawn in black bean sauce
with green pepper, sweet and sour chicken, beef Cantonese style, roast duck Mongolian style, king prawn and mixed meat curry, stir fry mushrooms in ginger and spring onion and mussels Szechuan-style, aubergine in green pepper and black bean.
Gok also heads into the kitchens of London restaurant Hakkasan to see how the professionals conjure up dishes in a matter of minutes, and goes on to make wok-fried green beans and shrimps, beef and black bean sauce
, and spicy king prawns with cashew nuts.
Desserts featured include chocolate and pistachio brownie with coffee bean sauce
and pistachio ice cream.
These beers are best relished with smoky, slow-cooked meats like barbecued ribs, cheeses like cheddar or gouda, Chinese food (especially if it involves sesame oil, black bean sauce
, or hoisin), Mexican food (especially carne asada or anything in a mole sauce), game meats, burgers, and mushrooms.