Measurement

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Measurement

   


To get your Chinese recipes right, get the corrected measurement .

Measurement

1 teaspoon = 5ml
1 tablespoon = 20ml
1 Cup = 250ml

1/2 oz = 15g
1 oz = 30g
2 oz = 60g
3 oz = 90g
4 oz = 125g
6 oz = 185g
8 oz = 250g
12 oz = 375g
16 oz = 500g
24 oz = 750g
32 oz = 1kg

2 oz = 1/4 cup = 30ml
4 oz = 1/2 cup = 100ml
5 oz = 2/3 cup = 150ml
8 oz = 1 cup = 250ml

1 cup = 1/4 liter
2 cups = 1/2 liter
3 cups = 3/4 liter
4 cups = 1 liter

Traditional Chinese Measurement
Below these units are still used in China.

1 tahil is about 38g
2 tahil is about 76g
5 tahil is about 190g
6 tahil is about 228g
7 tahil is about 266g
1 kati is about 600g
100g is about 3 tahil

Abbreviations

Kilogram = kg
gram = g
centimetre = cm
teaspoon = tsp
tablespoon = tbsp
liter = l
millilitre = ml

Estimate or approximation

In Chinese cooking there are alot of estimation. Chinese chef used a ladle to scoop salt, oil, soy sauce and other added ingredients during cooking. This method speed up their cooking time.
Through experience you will get the right amount.

Here is a trick, just add less and teste until you get it right. Once you know the amount you will always remember.


A pinch of salt or salt to taste means add salt gradually or bit-by-bit until the saltiness just right for you.

A dash of pepper mean a shake or two from the dispenser. If you like more add more.

Enough oil for deep fried mean look at the food to be fried, than pour enough oil in wok and estimate it will cover the food for deep frying.

Tips:
Too sour, add some sugar to lower the sourness of the food.

 

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