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The only thing that counts is if you know how to prepare your ingredients. Even if with the best and freshest ingredients in the world,…
Just like if you were brought up on a farm, you would most likely carry on your father’s business as a farmer; I was brought…
You don’t have to show people how successful you are.
The problem with a lot of Chinese is that they put up divisions between Taiwanese, Hong Kong natives, mainlanders. We are never united. I really…
Why is America such a great country. It is because we stand united.
You can do almost anything with soup stock, it’s like a strong foundation. When you have the right foundation, everything tastes good.
Well, you know, if you get into the profession because you think you can make a lot of money, you can never become successful.
Soy sauce is really a multi-purpose seasoning.
I’ve never considered myself a celebrity or even part of the entertainment business. I’m a cooking teacher.
In general I love to eat anything. I enjoy anything that is well prepared, a good spaghetti, lasagna, taco, steak, sushi, refried beans.
I have a lot of cooking tools. In fact I have a whole drawer full of knives. Cooking tools, especially cutlery, are my toys.
I can represent my culture while helping not only the Chinese-American community, but also the community at large.
Chinese culture has a lot of virtues that are tremendously valuable to not only us as Asian-Americans, but also the world in general.
First of all, I can’t really claim to be a great chef.
I also have a lot of preserved foods, things that will keep for a long time like dried fish, seaweed or lotus seed.
Because normally with Western cuisine, you’ll serve vegetables separate from the meat, so kids will eat the meat and never touch the vegetables.
At thirteen, when I arrived in Hong Kong after leaving China, I made a living by working in a restaurant.
I don’t like to waste anything. Any food left over from the night before is always eaten the next day.
I enjoy the quiet life.
As long as the food is well prepared and not overdone, I think it tastes good. It doesn’t matter if it’s Chinese, Japanese, anything.
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