QUOTE (shunyadragon @ Feb 21 2009, 02:45 PM)
The posts appear to an over reaction to what I wrote. I did not express an opinion as which was the better food, nor did I say all Chinese have these tastes, but nonetheless, outside of Taiwan and Islamic minorities, few Chinese use the mint family aromatic herbs, nor do they generally like like cheese, particularly strong smelling cheeses. Chinese foods do have wonderful tastes, smells and flavors.
When I lived in Shenyang I had a close friend who was a chef at the Sheridan. We talked often about food. and he told me Chines food is indeed simpler than Western food, confirmed some of what I expressed here. I also ran a restaurant in Kunming for about a year and a half, until the 9/11 problems shut me down. I can cook Chinese fairly well and like it very much in many ways I prefer the simplicity of Chinese food, that is in some ways inherited from Daoist principles.
Chinese food is easier to prepare? Maybe some Chinese food simple to cook. But I feel that Western food are easier to cook.....
By the way, how long do you need to grill a medium rare steak, a well done steak and raw steak? 1 min, 3 mins, 5 mins?
Anyone with any ans? Please?
Depends on how thick the steak is, among other things. In any case, it may be better to google it or ask a culinary forum, so I advise we avoid tangenting off on how to grill a steak, unless someone would like to share a recipe.
For the record, I tend to just work on feel when I grill. However, it doesn't work every time.