What is Mandarin Style Food?

Mandarin cooking is one of the most popular forms of Chinese cuisine. This form of cooking was also influenced by the Chinese imperial cuisine, where thousands of cooks from different parts of China would present their best dishes to the emperor and his royal family in the Forbidden City.

What Does It Taste Like?

Unlike Szechwan or Southern style, Mandarin cooking is typically not spicy. Instead, mild spices are mixed with colorful vegetables to create full-bodied, rich flavors. Also, contrary to Southern-style cooking, Mandarin cuisine tends to use soy sauce to enhance the flavor profile of the other ingredients. Additionally, most of the dishes are focused around a wheat-based food, like noodles or dumplings, instead of rice.

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This Mandarin style noodle recipe is a quick and easy dish to make with simple ingredients. Diving into the recipe now,


  • Noodles 400gms
  • Beans sprouts 30gms
  • Chicken shredded 100gms
  • Chilli paste 10gms
  • Shiitake mushroom 20gms
  • Sliced garlic 10gms
  • Spring onion 20gms
  • Chopped ginger 15gms
  • Freshly ground pepper As required
  • Butter 10gms
  • Oil As required
  • Salt As required
  • Rice wine 5ml
  • Soy sauce 10 ml
  • Cinnamon powder 2gms

  1. Blanch noodles and reserve them. 
  2. Prepare all your vegetables and keep aside.
  3. Heat the wok, add oil and once the wok is coated with oil add butter.
  4. Sauté the chicken.
  5. Add in the white part of the spring onion, garlic and ginger and then add shiitake mushrooms and bean sprouts, sauté the vegetables.
  6. Then, add chilli paste- sauté. Add cinnamon powder, soy sauce, rice wine and then noodles.
  7. Check the seasoning
  8. Toss well till it blends properly and garnish with spring onion.
  9. Serve hot.
*Rinse the noodles in cold water and drain very well in a colander. 
*Make sure the wok or pan is hot enough before adding oil.
*Seasoning- salt and pepper.
*Vegetarians can skip chicken and add vegetables of their choice.
*Shiitake mushrooms can be replaced with oyster or button mushrooms.
– Klinth Crasta 

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