Author(s): Helen Tse
Helen and Lisa Tse have been cooking the original recipes that have been handed down through the generations of their family all their lives. In Sweet Mandarin they share their knowledge, favourite recipes and cooking tips, including advice on indispensible pieces of equipment such as the wok, cleaver and steamer, to Chinese store cupboard ingredients and essentials. The delicious recipes include Cantonese Won Ton Soup, Salt and Chilli Squid, Hong Kong Beef Skewers with Satay Dip, favourites such as Aromatic Crispy Duck, Chicken Chow Mein and Fortune Cookies, as well as exotic cocktails such as Sweet Chilli Strawberry Daiquiri.
Helen and Lisa Tse are British-born Chinese twin sisters who became their family's third generation of female restaurateurs when they opened the award-winning Sweet Mandarin restaurant and cookery school in Manchester in 2004. Head chef Lisa has been awarded the AA one star rosette twice.