What are the best resources for learning to cook Chinese food?

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    #1Cooking Channel: Chinese Cooking

    Cooking Channel: Chinese Cooking
    Get to know authentic Chinese cooking - quite different from the greasy takeout food you might be used to - and experience the yin and yang of a well-balanced, good-for-you Chinese recipe, with the help of Ching-He Huang and other Cooking Channel chefs.
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    Bobby Cruz
    Written on January 17, 2017
    "The past few years, I've been eating out several times a week. I absolutely love Chinese food, but it's really breaking the bank and flattening my wallet eating out all the time. I had decided that I wanted to learn how to cook some good Chinese food. I looked up a bunch of recipes on Cooking Channel: Chinese Cooking but totally expected it to not be very authentic tasting. Boy was I wrong! A lot of the recipes taste exactly like Chinese takeout! I was never much of a cook, but I've been making some great recipes and making them taste wonderful!"
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    #2Chinese.Food.

    Chinese.Food.
    Hundreds of resources to learn cooking tasty chinese food. You can see videos and text recipes and share your own ones.
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    Ronald Garrett
    Written on February 1, 2017
    "I love Chinese food, but can't say I am very good at cooking it. When I found this site I thought I would give it a try. There are a ton of recipes here and they are all very easy to follow. This is a perfect place to come if you want to try preparing a new Chinese dish."
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    #37 Most Popular Chinese Cooking Methods

    7 Most Popular Chinese Cooking Methods
    Chinese food has several cooking methods. All seek to preserve the flavor and nutrients. Each of the techniques is briefly described in this article by China Highlights.
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    Roger Hudson
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "I found this pretty helpful, since I'm a novice at cooking in general - not just cooking Chinese food. I really appreciated that it gave a brief overview of what each method WAS, and what utensils I would need, since I don't always have things, like a wok, and don't want to buy one. It was really helpful when it gave links to recipes."
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    #4Chinese Cooking Recipes by China Highlights

    Chinese Cooking Recipes by China Highlights
    Here are some easy DIY recipe ideas. Even if you are new to Chinese cooking, you can cook fine Chinese food by following the recipes.
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    Larry Lawrence
    Written on January 21, 2017
    "I often crave Chinese food, but it can get expensive and unhealthy to eat out so often. I'm intimidated to try to cook Chinese homemade because I feel like I could never get the seasonings just right. These recipes show how easy it is to actually replicate these items of food, and some might even taste better."
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    #5Katie Chin's Everyday Chinese Cookbook: 101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother's Kitchen

    Katie Chin's Everyday Chinese Cookbook: 101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother's Kitchen
    This treasury of family recipes includes many unique dishes that Katie's mother, Leeann, developed during a six-decade career in the food business, including time-honored classics that she herself learned from her mother in China.
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    Patrick Willis
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "This is a great cookbook if you want to cook chinese. Katie has been gathering chin recipes for years and now she has put them all in one beautiful book. Even you're picky cat will love it."
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    #6Easy Chinese Recipes: Family Favorites From Dim Sum to Kung Pao

    Easy Chinese Recipes: Family Favorites From Dim Sum to Kung Pao
    In Easy Chinese Recipes, Bee shares her passion and expertise in Chinese cooking. It features a collection of Bee's all-time favorite dishes-the foods she loves to cook and eat at home. She includes updated traditional family recipes along with her own versions of the best Chinese restaurant dishes from around Asia.
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    Bryan Daniels
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "this book is so awesome and makes cooking dim Sum so easy! Going out for Dim Sum can get quite expensive, so I was so ecstatic when my friend gave this recipe book to me for Christmas. Now, I have DimSum parties for my friend once a month! "
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    #7Bob's Your Uncle

    Bob's Your Uncle
    A Youtube channel with hundreds of Chinse cuisine recipes. It is in Cantonese but its subs are decent.
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    Free

    Ralph Riley
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "This YouTube channel has tons of Chinese dishes that you can learn how to cook. Every video is a tutorial in itself, and they are easy to follow. There is a range of dishes that are taught, and with all the different meals you can learn how to cook Chinese food in no time."
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    #8Chinese Food Recipes by The Wolfe Pit

    Chinese Food Recipes by The Wolfe Pit
    The Wolfe Pit shows you how to make Chinese recipes, better than in a restaurant with easy and simple, step by step video tutorials.
    Videos

    Free

    Bruce Bradley
    Written on May 19, 2017
    "This Youtube channel is in some ways a useful resource, but I have some problems with it. For starters, there isn't a place where you can download recipes. It's not helpful to me if I have to play the video every time I prepare the dish. Secondly, what makes this guy an expert on Chinese cooking? It's not clear to me. "
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    #9China-Memo

    China-Memo
    Min is a native Chinese currently living in the UK. She just wants to share something interesting and wonderful about real Chinese food, what they eat, how they cook in the normal daily life, what the famous local foods are and where to find them.
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    Douglas Hudson
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "Ever wanted to get into cooking delicious Chinese delicacies, but were unsure where to start? Same here. Thankfully I found China Memo and there's recipes of all types to start out with! They also feature some daily videos on the reg to give you a huge variety of dishes to think about making."
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    #10New to Chinese Cooking? - Basic Tips and Techniques

    New to Chinese Cooking? - Basic Tips and Techniques
    Whether you're a complete newcomer to Chinese cuisine, or have been too intimidated by the unusual cooking equipment and ingredients to try making it yourself, this "About" page is dedicated to helping you learn about Chinese cooking.
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    Vibhore Pillai
    Written on January 18, 2017
    "Chinese food is a complicated topic, because Chinese food in American culture is a lot different than Chinese food in Chinese culture. I thought that About's page on tips and techniques for learning how to cook Chinese was a great utility for broadening my understanding. They go into some really great recipes and teach you how to experiment and think about flavors, holding your hand the entire way to make sure you're retaining what you learn. Definitely check it out, you won't find a better resource for learning to cook Chinese food."
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    #11[TUTORIAL] How To Make Every Chinese Takeout Dish

    [TUTORIAL] How To Make Every Chinese Takeout Dish
    Green Brothers explore the world that is hungry to learn how to cook without all the fancy appliances, professional kitchens and costly ingredients. In this video, they teach how to prepare several typical dishes of Chinese food.
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    Alan Hamilton
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "First we must buy a wok which is the favorite tool for Chinese cooks, then we proceed to cut the vegetables then cook them in Chinese sauce and make a sealing of the vegetables that way you will get a Chinese dish to carry very healthy and practical"
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    #12The Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home

    The Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home
    In The Chinese Takeout Cookbook, Chinese food blogger and cooking instructor Diana Kuan brings Chinatown to your home with this amazing collection of more than eighty popular Chinese takeout recipes-appetizers, main courses, noodle and rice dishes, and desserts-all easy-to-prepare and MSG-free.
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    Zachary Bates
    Written on January 16, 2017
    "I think I would get this. I like knowing what goes into my food and am tired of bad takeout Chinese food. There is not a lot online to help. I would like to cook my own Chinese food. I am sick of paying $12 for a meal I could make at home for way less money and with less sodium/MSG."
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    #13Chinese Food Recipes

    Chinese Food Recipes

    Chinese Food Recipes is a free app for iOS devices that brings you a huge collection of Chinese recipes nicely organized in different categories. The app lets you search recipes by keywords, bookmark and manage your favorite foods, and doesn't require internet connection.

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    Peter Larson
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "I am looking for resources to cook amazing Chinese food, and came across the app Chinese Food Recipes. The app is very easy to use and has many functions to it. I was able to use it to make a good chinese food recipe as well! I highly recommend this app!"
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    #14The Daily Soup Cookbook

    The Daily Soup Cookbook

    The Daily Soup Cookbook is a cooking reference book written by Leslie Kaul, Carla Rubern, Peter Siegel et al. It was published November 10, 1999 by Hachette books.

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    Ann Phillips
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The book is great if you're looking for good soup recipes. It's not a Chinese food cookbook at all, nor is it a "learning to cook" book. The recipes are good and I've used them quite often when I'm looking for a quick meal and don't want to spend hours in front of the stove. I use it mostly on the weekends because some of the recipes warrant a longer time frame for cooking. There is good variety in this cookbook and it's great value for the price. "
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