Your Chinese supermarket online! Order the same Asian ingredients online that you would find in a Chinese supermarket or Asian supermarket: Lao Gan Ma (LGM), Lee Kum Kee (LKK), and many more.
Chinese food places as much emphasis on texture as on taste, and flavours differ from region to region. There’s a strong tradition of resourcefulness with Chinese ingredients – artisanal techniques like fermenting, drying and pickling are commonly used to preserve food. Many Chinese dishes can be made just from store-cupboard ingredients: pickles, dried mushrooms, dried sausage, dry rice, noodles, and sauces.
Essential Chinese Ingredients
If you are just starting to cook authentic Chinese food, here are a few essentials for your store cupboard:
Essential Chinese Cookware
Here is some key cookware to get you started:
- Carbon steel wok: for that authentic slightly smoky stir-fried flavour
- Bamboo steamer: for making dim sum and steamed buns
- Hot pot: for traditional Chinese meals around the table
- Chinese chopper: A lighter ‘cleaver-style’ knife used for chopping meat and vegetables
Some of our Favourite Chinese Recipes