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What makes the vegetables from chinese restaurants kind of gooey?

Question by Chacho: What makes the vegetables from chinese restaurants kind of gooey?
Alright, an oddly phrased question, I know. But basically, I notice at a lot of chinese restaurants that the vegetables that you might get on top of your cantonese chow mein (among other dishes) has a fairly clear, slightly gooey sauce that they seem to be tossed in. I love the stuff, I just have no idea what it is/causes it.

Anybody know? I want to make it. 😛

Best answer:

Answer by jasminebed
Usually these sauces are thickened with cornstarch, which gives a slightly gooey texture.

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3 thoughts on “What makes the vegetables from chinese restaurants kind of gooey?”

  1. In Oriental cooking the meat is marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, stock, cornstarch, ginger and garlic. The cornstarch acts as a thickening agent and is giving you that gooey coating.

  2. You can use either corn starch or tapioca starch. Both work very well.

    Mix it separately in a small bowl with cold water, then when everything is almost cooked in your stir fry, toss it in and stir, and you will see it thicken up.

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