Yumi Chao Lajiao

Stir-Fried Sweetcorn with Fresh Chillies

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  • Serves


    as Part of a Chinese Meal, or 2 as a Single Dish.
    • Difficulty


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By Ken Hom

Published 1990

  • About

My appetite for sweetcorn, a food I love, was well assuaged in China, where I enjoyed it in many forms throughout the various regions. This simple version was prepared in a private restaurant in Kunming, Yunnan, one among many not run by the state that have sprung up since the early 1980s. The mild, fresh, whole chillies combine nicely with the subtle flavour, crunchy texture, and sweetness of the corn. Try it as an easy accompaniment to any meat dish.