In this book you will find colorful healthy dishes using simple ingredients and combining colorful healthy dishes using healthy ingredients and combine color texture and flavors. The dishes included in this book range for hot and spicy to delicate flavors using fish and vegetables. One of the most important features of Chinese cooking is texture. Vegetables should remain crisp and rice and noodles should be treated like pasta and retain their bite after cooking. Ingredients such as bean curd are used for texture, even though have little flavor in themselves. Bamboo shoots and Chestnuts, are a common ingredient, are used only for texture. The recipes in this book are great for entertaining; we love to make a buffet of Chinese dishes for family and friends. Enjoy Soups and Starters, Main dishes, Vegetables, Rice and noodles.