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Vegetables in Chinese Brown Sauce

Chinese cuisine is slowly becoming a staple in most countries. These days you're just as likely to come across a Chinese quick service option as you are a McDonald’s franchise.

Vegetables in Chinese brown sauce

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If you’ve ever visited one of these restaurants, then you’ll know why they’re fast becoming part of the American and Western culture.

Chinese Brown Sauce Recipe

Brown sauce is typically a Western Chinese takeaway thing. But it's a flavorful mixture used to thicken a stir-fry sauce and add a delicious savoury flavour.

You need to use dark soy sauce for this recipe simply because it adds a much richer flavour.

Oyster sauce is commonly used in Chinese food and adds a savoury, salty flavour and both can be found in any good supermarket.

Serve your homemade brown sauce with vegetables, beef, chicken, or pork stir-fry or chow mein recipes.

Chinese drinks, for one, are very refreshing but they’re also beneficial to your health. For instance, Oolong tea benefits include stronger immunity and enhanced sleep.

Apart from the beverages, vegetables in Chinese brown sauce is another delicacy that will definitely get you hooked. But did you know that you can actually prepare this sauce at home?

How to Make this Easy Chinese Vegetable Dish

Quick and easy to make and very tasty you'll want it again and again, the sauce tastes just like the sauce in the dish called 'Happy Families' or Chop Suey you get from the Chinese takeaway.

After much experimenting, I've finally cracked the perfect recipe and used it to cook a mixture of vegetables: Baby Pak choi, Bean-sprouts, Shiitake mushrooms, Carrots and Spring onions.

'Happy Families' is a dish that usually has a bit of everything in it, so there's something for everyone to like keeping the whole family happy! 😉 And a great way to get the kids to eat more veg!

What is Chinese Brown Sauce?

Chinese brown sauce is a flavorful sauce that’s popular in any Chinese takeout. Some of the main ingredients include sugar, soy sauce, rice wine, meat-based broth, and oyster sauce.

As I've already mentioned, I believe brown sauce is a Western thing, I've read it doesn't really exist in China, who knows? Please leave a comment below if you do, I'm intrigued.

This sauce is found in dishes such as beef with broccoli, chow mein noodles and many others. Brown sauce is the essential secret, the all-purpose stir-fry sauce.

No need to Buy Chinese Brown Sauce

Chinese brown sauce is super easy to make. It takes no time at all to prepare a few vegetables and mix a few things together for the sauce. Then, heat up your wok or stir-fry pan and you're ready to go.

15 Minute Meal

Seriously, ten minutes and dinner can be served; how very marvellous is that?! Since I've experimented with a lot of Chinese dishes, we've not had a takeaway for a couple of years now.

It only takes a few days for you to master the skill and then you can build from there. Why spend more money getting takeaways when you can prepare the same delicacy at home?

Chinese Vegetables in a bowl

For this and many other Chinese recipes, you will need Shaohsing Chinese rice wine, it's also called Shaoxing wine.

This Chinese cooking wine is what gives your dishes that Chinese takeaway taste.

By the way, you can now buy it in the world food section of Sainsbury's.

A bottle of Shaohsing Chinese Rice Wine

If you love eating Chinese food, you may have wondered how comes the chicken always tastes so tender.

A while back now I got talking to a Chinese woman in an oriental supermarket and she told me. It may well sound a little odd, but it really does work.

Check out the secret over on my Takeaway Chinese Chicken Curry recipe, which by the way, is exactly like it is from the takeaway.

Preparing Chinese food might seem a little bit complex for beginners, but it really isn’t. Vegetables in Chinese brown sauce, for instance, is one of the easiest dishes you can try at home.

The good thing is that with the right ingredients and procedures, you’ll come up with something close to those sold at takeaways.

Another advantage of Chinese brown sauce is the fact that it takes very little time to prepare. You might not know it, but this could be one of the best ways for your children to enjoy vegetables. 

So, pick up all the ingredients from one of your favourite stores today and get cooking!

Vegetables in Chinese brown sauce

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