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From: Bryanna (
Subject:         Re: Chinese Chopsuey
Date: December 9, 2008 at 3:22 pm PST

In Reply to: Chinese Chopsuey posted by Ashu on December 9, 2008 at 10:25 am:

Hmmm. I have never had anything like that. But I
know there is such a thing as "Chinese White
sauce". However, the recipes vary wildly! Here is
one that sounds to me like it would be full of
This is from "Easy Chinese Cooking" by Tarla Dalal.

"This simple sauce is one of the main sauces used
in Chinese cuisine and forms the base for many
authentic Chinese preparations. The white wine in
the sauce lends the authentic Chinese flavour to
this sauce. You may however, exclude it from the
recipe if you prefer.

Cooking Time : 10 mins.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Makes 2 cups.

˝ cup onions, finely chopped
2 teaspoons ginger, chopped
2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
˝ cup white wine
2 tablespoons cornflour mixed with
3 cups of clear vegetable stock
a pinch sugar
1 tablespoon oil
salt to taste

Heat the oil in a pan, add the onions, ginger and
garlic and sauté till the onions are translucent.

Add the wine and cook on a high flame for a few

Add the cornflour paste and cook till the sauce

Add sugar and salt, mix well and use as required."

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