Charles Clanton Rogers

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Charlotte Zhou ~ Guest Author/Photographer/Chef

Tales of Chinese Cooking

Red-Papaya-Punch-88RED PAPAYA PUNCH*

Sichuan Mouth Watering Chicken (kou shui ji)

Sichuan Mouth Watering Chicken (Kou Shui Ji) 7

Sichuan Mouth Watering Chicken (kou shui ji). “Mouth-watering chicken” or Kou Shui Ji is a very popular cold appetizer dish in China. The dish is basically plain boiled chicken with an intense sauce full of flavors and tastes such as soy sauce, black vinegar, chili oil, peanuts, scallion, garlic, sesame seed and cilantro. Just thinking of it and I’m already drooling! Mouth-watering chicken is so tasty and easy to make. Seriously!  Click on this link for detailed directions~then return here.

Sichuan Pork Rolls with Garlic Sauce

Sichuan Pork Rolls with Garlic Sauce 7
Sichuan Pork Rolls with Garlic Sauce has been my family’s favorite cold Sichuan dish for years! We all love the pork belly! Absolutely yummy! …Sichuan Pork Rolls with Garlic Sauce. Pork Rolls with Garlic Sauce (suan ni bai rou juan) is a popular cold dish in Sichuan cuisine. It’s very delicious and flavorful. It comprises of pork belly with a good balance of lean and fat so they have that chew and crunch at the same time. The pork is boiled, thinly sliced, and served with garlic sauce that really lifts the bland pork to make it a complete and tasty appetizer dish. Click on this link for detailed directions~then return here.

Chinese Rose Jelly

Chinese Rose Jelly 10

Chinese Rose Jelly. I had a lovely Chinese rose jelly dessert made from fragrant rosebuds and petals in my hometown Shenzhen, China last summer. That rose jelly was about the most beautiful and elegant thing I’ve ever seen for a lovely afternoon tea party. Perhaps only rose can deliver such beautiful scent and delicate flavor! I missed the flavor so much that I decided to make rose jelly by myself. I used rosebuds and petals I bought. Turned out this perfect, very rosy and pleasant afternoon tea dessert. Click on this link for detailed directions ~then return here.

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Biography:  I’m Charlotte, the cook, writer, and photographer of my blog, I love art, photography, and food. Cooking has been my lifetime passion.

  • RED PAPAYA PUNCH:  This is a refreshing red wine punch that has small papaya pieces floating in it. It looks very beautiful and tastes scrumptious.
    It’s also incredibly easy to make! Red wine with papaya, lime and sugar in sweet punch. You’ll love it, guaranteed!…
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Charles Clanton Rogers, Host, International Blogging December 27, 2015


“Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offense.
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,”
Robert Frost

banner image courtesy of Myphoung Nguyen

5 thoughts on “CHINESE CUISINE ~ GUEST CHEF~Charlotte Zhou

  1. bbnewsab says:

    Tasteful & palatable photos. They almost make me hungry.

    A question: Are you supposed to use chop sticks when eating/tasting all these dishes?

    I would definitely prefer a fork (or a spoon) in order to eat the Sichuan Pork Rolls with Garlic Sauce. And a spoon (if possible) for the Chinese Rose Jelly.

    Maybe I could get along with chop sticks for the Sichuan Mouth Watering Chicken (kou shui ji). But then I’m sure I would have to continue eating past midnight.

    I’ve tried to use chop sticks, but I’m not good at handling them. They often refuse to obey my will and intentions. Are all chop sticks disobediant like mine? How can I foster them to become more obedient? Someone out there who knows?

    Liked by 2 people

    1. clanton1934 says:

      My chop sticks work just fine; maybe you have “levorotatory” chop sticks in Sweden? Try using you left hand.😱K

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Hi Charles! Thank you so much for featuring my blog! Such an honor for me! I sincerely appreciate it. 🙂 Happy New Year Charles! Wish you and your family all the best!!!

    Charlotte Zhou

    Liked by 2 people

    1. clanton1934 says:

      My pleasure! Happy New Year to you🌹

      Liked by 1 person

  3. bbnewsab says:

    KK: So the chop sticks are to be held in my hands?

    I thought they were to be managed by my tongue, by holding the sticks in my mouth.

    Why couldn’t you tell me this “secret” earlier???

    Liked by 1 person

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