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Black Pepper Beef and Stir-Fry

You can have Ching's veggie-packed Black Pepper Beef and Stir-Fry on the table in 35 minutes.

Cooking Channel chef Ching-He Huang simplifies and lightens up Chinese food in her TV shows Chinese Food Made Easy and Easy Chinese: San Francisco (find great recipes from her shows here). In her new cookbook, Ching’s Everyday Easy Chinese, Ching gives her special touch to Chinese takeout favorites and traditional foods, delivering more than 100 quick, easy and healthy Chinese recipes.

Ching’s cookbook is organized and reads like your favorite Chinese takeout menu, stepped up a notch or two. It starts with a few breakfast offerings (Pork, Ginger and Duck Egg Congee) and then dives into soups and appetizers (Pork and Shrimp Fried Wontons). Main dishes are divided into poultry (Kung Po Chicken); beef, pork and lamb (Cantonese-Style Sweet-and-Sour Pork); fish and shellfish (Spicy Sweet Jumbo Shrimp); and then vegetarian dishes. There’s even a section with “Specials,” or special occasion foods for get-togethers, like Chili Bean Braised Beef.

General Tso's Chicken

General Tso's Chicken is sweet and spicy — Ching's surprise ingredient is ketchup!

Rice and noodle dishes like Ching’s Yangzhou Fried Rice look like they could easily become new weeknight staples for busy families. And a desserts chapter at the end is a cool surprise — although sweets aren’t a common part of Chinese takeout, in Ching’s fantasy takeout restaurant they would be a must-have.

Here are Ching’s top 10 Chinese pantry items, the essentials to get you started. Stock up and give these recipes from Ching’s Everyday Easy Chinese a try today:

Banana Toffee Fritters

To satisfy her sweet tooth, Ching includes a section with Chinese-inspired desserts like Banana Toffee Fritters.

We’re giving away one copy of Ching’s Everyday Easy Chinese! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling us your favorite Chinese takeout dish.

You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate back with you if you’re a winner. (But do not post your email address into the actual body of the comment.) We’re giving one copy away to one very lucky, randomly selected commenter.

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 11:00 a.m. ET on October 4th and 5:00 p.m. ET on October 7th. Subject to full Official Rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $27.50. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a/ Cooking Channel, 75 9th Ave., New York, NY 10011.

So tell us, what’s your favorite Chinese takeout dish?

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Comments (159)

  1. Emily brookinz posted 10/07/2011

    OMIGOSH!Roast pork lo mein,with a nice vegetable eggroll,and salt and pepper shrimp!Don't forget the duck sauce!

  2. srwswish posted 10/07/2011

    The Classic! Ham Fried Rice!! course sweet and sour anything is pretty awesome!

  3. Sheskis posted 10/07/2011

    Pork Fried Rice!

  4. Jenny posted 10/08/2011

    Udon with Beef in XO Sauce

  5. Heather B posted 10/08/2011

    Mao Pao Tofu and brocolli

  6. Emily brookinz posted 10/08/2011

    I like a nice pad thai,that's my total fave!When i was little,we used to go to this restaurant,i hated asian food,but that was my favourite restaurant!I always got the pad thai,the only thing i would eat,and almost every day i would have to go to the dentist,and that's what my parents would get me,and that's all i ate,all day long!

  7. LisaT posted 10/08/2011

    Hot and sour soup

  8. Toye W. posted 10/09/2011

    shrimp lo mein

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