BEST Chinese Orange Chicken

45 Mandarin Sentences with Chinese Characteristics


Ruby — Bone Gap But this relationship doesn't remain long. Used to express doubt about something. His girlfriend is Suzy Nakamura. I really like your blog! He is finally encouraged by his friend Wei-Chen, to ask her out.

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Used to politely let someone know that you are leaving. Used to express gratitude for the help someone has given you. No real equivalent in English.

Used to state that someone has gone through many hardships. Used to express that you will listen and follow what someone does, usually for our own good. As far as I know, no real equivalent.

Used to express that you have made somebody angry. Notable because this structure in Mandarin is unusual and a little confusing for Chinese learners. Used to quite rudely point out that something is not the business of someone else. Used to let someone know that you really value their friendship. Used to gently disagree with someone. Used to express your strong agreement about something. Used to express doubt about the relationship of two things which you think are not related.

Used to express uncertainty about a certain situation. Used to remind the other person that you are good friends with them, to get them to stop being so polite or to get them to reveal to you something you want to know.

Used to let someone know that you will take absolute responsibility for a certain task. Used to insult someone. To state that something is mediocre or average. Near-equivalent phrases in English: Used to express indifference. Used to express that someone does not share a particular hobby or fondness for something. Used to advise someone to not continue thinking about an unpleasant topic.

Said before or after you do or say something which you think may hurt or offend others. Used to express how angry someone is. Used to express doubt about something. Used to state that someone has gotten comeuppance for a wrong deed.

You can follow all the replies to this entry through the comments feed. These are really useful, I am convinced that the best way to start learning Chinese is with a core of simple words that can be re-used, and the best place to use them is around the dinner table! Thank you for your work! I subscribed to the feed, and just got the blog update in Google reader today!

Great work, I can learn a lot from it! Such good, useful content. Somebody ought to make an Anki deck of these, I think. The example I have in mind is a housewife greeting her husband after a long day of work.

The meaning is the same. However, look at the word order — What the speaker emphasizes is usually put at the beginning of the sentence. For example, if you ask your friend to do something for you and he agrees. One of the biggest downfalls of otherwise rather fluent non-native speakers in Chinese is to speak in an inappropriate register for the context.

I love number I had a student in Shanghai attempt to use that in English to me. This is a very nice and helpful list. Thank you for taking the time writing it; a lot of people can benefit from it. Just a point on No. This theory is backed up here http: It is use to indicate someone have done something really bad especially to his close friends, parents, kids, spouses, siblings, etc.

Can someone please confirm? BTW my name is Carl not Cal. And in some cases, it express kind of negative emotion: Another fact about Chinese: Chinese often see friends off, whitch means they will follow you to until you get to their gate outside the house, seeing you get on your car, or get to the nearest bus stop and make sure you get on your bus.

Used to express that someone does share a particular hobby or fondness for something. I like this article. The example you gave is just one way you could use the phrase, and I agree with the translations you gave for that particular situation.

Hi Kimberly, I tried this recipe and truly enjoyed! The amount of sugar was slightly concerning, but the taste just came out fine! Any tips on that?

Should the recipe call for 12 chilies? It reads 2… But the picture shows heaps more… I failed to see the photos until after I cooked it and accidentally cut up the two chilies after deseeding and kept them in sauce. Mine turned out very sweet and very citric but I accidentally put in 2tbs orang zest: Learning to cook takes time and practice and…mistakes!

I am never paying for this meal anywhere ever again. This was perfect in every way and exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for making it and for such complimentary feedback! There are others you can search by category on the drop-down box on the right-hand side of screen, scroll down , but these are some excellent ones to start with. Perfect mix of flavors, and the chicken was super crispy! I was afraid that they might be over before I finished the sauce. It only took me more than 20 minutes because it was my first time, and there were several different ingredients to get ready.

Thanks so much for sharing this amazing recipe! I will definitely keep it as a favorite, and try some new ones from this blog!! I appreciate your feedback and look forward to your trying some of the other recipes as well! I love your site and have raved about it with anyone who likes to cook. I wish every recipe was just like yours, which are excellent in every way. Your comment was the perfect ending to my day, holidaysnoplacelikehome, thank you! It takes a great deal of time to include step-by-step photos but I do it for the very reasons you mentioned.

I like to make sure my recipes are accessible to everyone, from novice cook to chef, and that includes taking learning styles into account. I really appreciate your taking the time to let me know that the step-by-steps are useful. Thanks so much for telling your friends about The Daring Gourmet and for trying my recipes. I hope to hear from you again! Orange chicken is one of my favorites! I love how crispy your version looks, way better than takeout! Wow, this looks so much better than the restaurant versions — fresher!

My kids just love orange chicken! I would make it a little extra spicy for me…looks great!! We all love it, even our 3 and 5 year olds devour it — we just leave the hot chilies out for them ;. How exciting I can now make it for them at home! Makes perfect sense though, most kids love chicken and orange flavors. Your recipe packs a lot of flavor!

This looks super delicious, my kids have finally come around to liking chinese food and I think this will be a hit in my house! LOVE orange chicken and this looks just as good probably better than what we can get from our local take-out place. I need to make your recipe! So cool that you take requests! And I love that she asked for one with lots of flavor.

Looks like you delivered! Somebody get me some chopsticks…stat! This is now my go-to recipe for orange chicken. I just made this for the first time tonight and it was absolutely delicious. I omitted brown sugar though next time I would try adding T. Also increased sauce ratios to make more sauce. I will make the nuggets your way next time. Thank you so much! BTW Kimberly, While I was out and about earlier today, I was looking forward to heating up the leftover orange chicken when I got home.

Little did I know my hubby ate it all! If my husband were not already married to me, he might have asked you! This is his favorite dish and this is THE go to recipe now. The only change was a little less vinegar because I did not have that much on hand I was doubling. And I sprinkled a bit of sesame seeds on top for garnish. I served it with a side of sugar snap peas with mirin, rice vinegar and some sesame oil.

I cannot thank you enough. The only tip I have for anyone is do not double the sauce. This is a lot of sauce! I always do because recipes tend to be light on on the sauce, no need here. We love Chinese Orange Chicken! Love how this is a skinny version of a classic favorite!

You could easily make it gluten free by using gluten free soy sauce. With all your advice and tips, I really feel confident that I can nail this! One of my favorite things is to make the perfect copy of our favorite take out at home. I love that I can control the sweetness and spice too! Wishing I had a big bowl right now. Remove the chicken pieces from the bag, shaking off the excess liquid, and give them another in some cornstarch. Heat some oil in high in a wok, HUH? Better change your editing staff…great recipe though.

Thank you very much for this recipe. Thank you so much. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Unless otherwise stated, all images, content and recipes are original and are the sole property of Kimberly Killebrew, daringgourmet. No photographs or other content may be used without prior written consent.

This post contains affiliate links. US Customary - Metric. Add the chicken pieces or prepared tofu and green onions to the sauce, stir to coat, and bring the sauce to a low simmer and cook for 5 minutes.

Serve immediately with steamed rice and fresh orange slices optional. Calories Calories from Fat Really love your blog. Such wonderful recipes and such a great presentation….. Thanks so much, Shella, and thank you for visiting! Thanks, Heather, you guys are going to love this! Thank you, Danae, and yes, it really is so much better than takeout! So are we, Chinese food is one of our favorites! Mmmm, looks like a home run Tuesday night recipe to me.

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