Szechwan Dry-Fried Beef

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The Cook’s Canon: 101 Recipes Everyone Should Know

The Cook’s Canon

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2003

  • About

In the sixties, the U.S. government did away with the so-called oriental exclusion act, and Chinese from Taiwan began arriving on American shores in great numbers. One of them, David Keh, got a student visa and worked part time in the kitchen of a restaurant on Maiden Lane near Wall Street called the Four Seas, nominally a Beijing- or Mandarin-style place owned by the Brazilian-Chinese shipping magnate C. Y. Tung. Because Tung liked the spi