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Review: Cooking with Chinese Herbs

By Terry Tan

2004, Times Editions, ISBN-13: 978-9812329608

In Chinese cuisine, almost all foods are categorized according to various qualities pertinent to the principles of Chinese Traditional medicine, and there are also quite a number of herbal ingredients that are used almost exclusively for their medicinal value. I only recently came across this very nice little book on the subject and I rather wish I had owned it before writing my post on Crocodile Meat Soup Mix, as it would have saved me quite a bit of research time… Continue reading “Review: Cooking with Chinese Herbs”

Posted in Experiments, Foodstuffs

Foodstuff: Crocodile Meat Soup Mix

I picked this package of Chinese soup mix up at the Wa Kiu Chinese Grocery in Ottawa a few weeks ago. I have seen these packages many times and always wanted to give them a try. There are lots of different varieties available in this brand, many with some very unusual ingredients, but I was curious to see what the crocodile meat variety might be like…  Continue reading “Foodstuff: Crocodile Meat Soup Mix”