Yangzhou Fried Rice

Yang Zhou Chao Fan 揚州炒飯

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    • Difficulty

      Easy

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Every Grain of Rice

By Fuchsia Dunlop

Published 2012

  • About

The city of Yangzhou in eastern Jiangsu Province is one of the ancient centres of Chinese gastronomy and the heartland of what is known as Huaiyang Cuisine. Strangely, only one of its dishes is widely known in the West and that is Yangzhou fried rice, which is on the menu of almost every overseas Cantonese restaurant. A colourful mixture of fragrant rice with diced meat, seafood and vegetables, it traditionally includes a little sea cucumber and crab meat as well as fresh bamboo shoots. Man