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Easy Chinese is a cooking program that first aired in 2011. The series is presented by television personality and chef Ching-He Huang. The show attempts to show persons how they can cook delicious Chinese and Asian meals with very little effort. The show shows persons how they can find fresh ingredients for little money, Asian food items that are underused by American cooks, and tricks on how to make each item.

Saturday 8:30 PM et/pt on Cooking Channel
2 Seasons, 26 Episodes
September 17, 2011
Cast: Ching-He Huang
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Easy Chinese Full Episode Guide

  • Ching explores the rich Chinese culture found in Manhattan's Chinatown, from ping pong, tai chi and men playing Chinese chess in the park, to a dim sum house and classic food carts.

  • Ching sets out to show the unseen side of Chinese cuisine - the delicious sweets ranging from ice cream to pastries. She is enlisted to prepare some Chinese inspired desserts for a Kid's Party.

  • Ching has a goal - to make the vegetables the star of the plate! We take a tour of restaurants where you will find some unique vegetarian dishes, and then we head to Union Square Greenmarket to cook with "Learn It, Grown It, Eat It" a Grow NYC program for at risk youth!

  • Exploring Chinese-American Classics

  • Traditional American dishes with a Chinese twist.

  • Chinese cuisine makes the jump from Chinatown to Manhattan's finest restaurants as Ching sees how these superstar chefs have incorporated their favorite elements of Chinese cuisine into their restaurant's menu.

  • Ching wants to prove Chinese cuisine can be both dangerously hot and pleasantly accessible.

  • Aromatics take center stage as Ching shows you the superstar ingredients behind every Chinese staple.

  • Ching discovers the food from her youth at Monterey Park's Little Taiwan and explores what makes Taiwanese food distinct from other forms of Chinese cuisine.

  • Ching scours the City of Angels to find the best Chinese offerings in the vast Los Angeles Late-Night street eats scene.

  • Ching helps her friend, Phil Rosenthal, to prepare Chinese-inspired finger foods for a party he is throwing for his wife's Monica's birthday.

  • The almighty Chinese noodle gets the red carpet treatment as Ching explores the variety of Chinese noodles and how they are used.

  • Ching heads to Flushing's Chinatown where she explores the mysterious food enclaves and creates a Flushing-inspired dish.

  • An engaged couple gets a five-star welcome with Ching's Lemongrass Lychee Sparkling Cocktail. Then, to make the party extra special she personally serves her Red Bean and Banana Sesame Balls, worthy of romantic Chinese symbolism.

  • Ching He Huang explains the art of the hand-pulled noodle at San Dong Noodle House and brings the love with chicken soup Ching-style.

  • Ching He Huang and Chef Bill Sy meet at Manila Oriental Market for a warm bowl of Mixed Seafood Congee that they share with customers.

  • What's a little Yin without the Yang? Ching He Huang balances her culinary chi at Serendipity Farm with Oyster Chicken and Bok Choy Stir Fry.

  • Ching He Huang gets naughty with a decadent barbecue menu including her favorite BBQ Yellow Bean Chicken and Sticky Soy and Orange Beef Rolls.

  • Ching He Huang puts easy Chinese on the map, on the table and in your mouth when she pleases the crowd at her Auntie Mei-Lin's retirement shindig in San Francisco's South Bay.

  • Ching He Huang goes under the boardwalk to the Monterey Abalone Farm to harvest California reds for her Crispy Salt and Pepper Abalone with Soy Ginger and Sweet Chili.

  • Armed with her seasoned wok, Ching He Huang crosses culinary borders when she visits Chef Chris Yeo at Straits Restaurant and Miguel Jara at La Taqueria. In San Francisco's colorful Mission District, she goes for full-fusion flavor with a Chino-Latino soon to be classic: Crispy Duck and Asian Pear Tacos. Will her dish pass the taco test? Recipes: Red Curry Chicken Stir Fry, Italian-Fusion Soba Noodle Salad, Crispy Duck and Asian Pear Tacos, Lychee Raspberry Apple Crumble

  • Chef Chris Cosentino joins Ching He Huang at San Francisco's Ferry Plaza Market to scout the freshest ingredients the city has to offer. She teaches a busy mom how to make healthy homemade takeout, and wraps things up at the Far West Fungi Mushroom Farm to source mushshrooms for a simple yet exotic dish. Recipes: Sweet and Sour Fish Fillets, Vegetable Chow Mein, Posh Chopped Suey (Fragrant Chicken and Mushroom Stir Fry), General Tso's Chicken

  • Ching He-Huang brings her skills to Chinatown's Wok Shop where she shows us how to pick out, season and clean a wok. After sharing a meal with the shop's legendary owner, she heads to the Berkeley Bowl grocery store to pick up Chinese ingredient basics and whip up more quick dishes in her brand new wok. Recipes: Ginger, Grated Carrot, Sesame Green Beans, Three Cup Chicken, Vegetable Lettuce Wraps, Yangzhou Fried Rice

  • Ching takes fast and easy food to the streets with treats like Paper-Wrapped Crispy Salt-and-Pepper Chicken. She teams up with the Chairman Bao Bun food truck to serve up grub the heart of San Francisco. Then, she scouts a prime spot for a friend-filled picnic beside the breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge. Recipes: Paper Wrapped Crispy Salt and Black Pepper Chicken; Braised Pork Belly Bao with Peanuts; Golden Gate Chili Ribs; Jasmine-Lemon Iced Tea

  • Ching brings her skills to Chinatown's Wok Shop where she picks out, seasons and cleans a wok. After sharing a meal with the shop's legendary owner, she heads to the Berkeley Bowl grocery store to pick up Chinese ingredient basics and whip up more quick dishes in her brand new wok. Recipes: Ginger, Grated Carrot, Sesame Green Beans; Three Cup Chicken with Garlic Spinach; Vegetable Lettuce Wraps; Yangzhou Fried Rice

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