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Eat, Drink Man, Woman Recipes


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I am interested in getting recipes for the various dishes shown in the film Eat, Drink Man, Woman. I am especially interested in getting a recipe for the runny abd sticky Chinese/Mandarin pancake dough shown towards the end of the movie.

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Google is a good start...

Stir-Fried Taiwanese Clams, Four Kinds of Vegetable, Steamed Chicken with Black Mushrooms, Minced Shrimp in Lettuce, Chicken and and Cucumber Cold Salad.

That site says:

Over 100 different recipes were used in Eat Drink Man Woman with each dish authentically prepared for its presentation on the screen. Ensuring the authenticity of the recipes used in the film, food consultant expert Lin Huei-Yi was called in for recipe selection. In addition, she also coached the actors on the physical preparation of the dishes that would be prepared by their characters on camera. Special choreography was devised to mimic traditional chefs’ movements.

"When Jia-Chien (portrayed by Chien-Lien Wu) is making pancakes, there are actually two chefs making pancakes and three assistants helping," director Ang Lee recalled. "A male chef is throwing the dough on the griddle, but it wouldn’t be possible for his hand to double as Jia-Chien’s, so a woman chef, also an expert in making the pancakes, had to be on set. In that scene, the pancakes are only one course of ten."

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and a whole blog devoted to the exploration as such...

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thanks...I had already found that site...I really hope I can find the recipe for the pancake dough!!

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Today while reading Nina Simond's "Asian Wraps...", she described what I thought were Mandarin Pancakes as made in the movie...they are actually lumpia wrappers! The following link describes the recipe I was looking for!

http://www.pilmico.com/pilmico/recipes/lumpia_wrapper.htm

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Today while reading Nina Simond's "Asian Wraps...", she described what I thought were Mandarin Pancakes as made in the movie...they are actually lumpia wrappers! The following link describes the recipe I was looking for!

http://www.pilmico.com/pilmico/recipes/lumpia_wrapper.htm

I just found a copy of Florence Lin's "Complete Book of Chinese Noodles, Dumplings, and Breads". The dough I was looking for is described in her book as Shanghai Spring Roll Wrappers (Shanghai Chun Juan Pi) along with dough ingredients and instructions for making the wrappers!

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The technique for those wrappers is very similar to Moroccan warka [sp]. Paula Wolfert goes in to great detail on how to make them in her book Couscous and other good foods...

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Today while reading Nina Simond's "Asian Wraps...", she described what I thought were Mandarin Pancakes as made in the movie...they are actually lumpia wrappers! The following link describes the recipe I was looking for!

http://www.pilmico.com/pilmico/recipes/lumpia_wrapper.htm

Hmm I'm pretty sure Mandarin pancakes are different from lumpia (I know them as popiah) wrappers, the latter being much thinner. The texture is also fairly different.

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Today while reading Nina Simond's "Asian Wraps...", she described what I thought were Mandarin Pancakes as made in the movie...they are actually lumpia wrappers! The following link describes the recipe I was looking for!

http://www.pilmico.com/pilmico/recipes/lumpia_wrapper.htm

Hmm I'm pretty sure Mandarin pancakes are different from lumpia (I know them as popiah) wrappers, the latter being much thinner. The texture is also fairly different.

I agree but the cooking technique described in the recipe seems to be the same as that used in the movie!

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are mandarin pancakes the same as peking duck wraps? i like!

as far as i know popiah and spring rolls wraps are not the same in terms of texture. popiahs in Taiwan look good to me [from the photos i've seen]. can't compare as i've only had Fujian version in Xiamen. [well, almost Taiwan, no? mwahaha...]

i want to see this film again now that you people are talking about the glorious food! :biggrin:

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there is a new video for the Shanghai Spring Roll wrapper technique:

http://www.asiandumplingtips.com/asian_dumplings/

Aha! That's exactly the kind of video I needed, thanks! Now the recipe...

Andrea Nguyen's new dumpling book to be available August 2009 will probably have the recipe because she made the video for which I provided the link.

"Florence Lin's Complete Book of Chinese Noodles, Dumplings and Breads" published in 1986 and now out of print and very expensive used contains a recipe. But I cannot post the recipe because it is copyrighted. Contact me directly and I will try to provide the recipe.

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What are these exactly? Looks like popiah/fresh spring rolls but with different fillings...also, the skin seems to be slightly thicker and therefore probably a different texture. Anyone know what the exact name for it?

Apparently this is in Zhejiang. Perhaps it's unique to the area...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ooluong/44134...57600039340037/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ooluong/44134...57600039340037/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ooluong/44134...57600039340037/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ooluong/44134...57600039340037/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ooluong/44134...57600039340037/

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What are these exactly? Looks like popiah/fresh spring rolls but with different fillings...also, the skin seems to be slightly thicker and therefore probably a different texture. Anyone know what the exact name for it?

Apparently this is in Zhejiang. Perhaps it's unique to the area...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ooluong/44134...57600039340037/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ooluong/44134...57600039340037/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ooluong/44134...57600039340037/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ooluong/44134...57600039340037/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ooluong/44134...57600039340037/

the poster of the photos says the following:

"zhejiang. mountain village food. thin flour pancake aka flour tortilla prepared in a wood-fired wok."

I have sent an email to the poster asking the the actual name of these "pancakes".

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What are these exactly? Looks like popiah/fresh spring rolls but with different fillings...also, the skin seems to be slightly thicker and therefore probably a different texture.

Chinese burritos? Chinese pancakes?

Not spring rolls - as those are deep-fried.

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What are these exactly? Looks like popiah/fresh spring rolls but with different fillings...also, the skin seems to be slightly thicker and therefore probably a different texture.

Chinese burritos? Chinese pancakes?

Not spring rolls - as those are deep-fried.

yes...runbing or baobing or popia (popiah)...fresh (not deep fried) spring roll...see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popiah

http://www.wowzio.com/pulse/95455_popiah

some consider the spring roll to be the deep fried version of popia:

http://www.chiliwonders.com/spring.roll.Chinese.htm

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