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Why does my Chinese food keep coming out awful

UnrealCaker | May 26, 2013 04:13 AM

And the worst part is they taste nearly all the same
I tried making general tso chicken, Chicken with broccoli, and some egg rolls they all came out bad but everyone in the reviews of the recipes said they loved it and tasted just like in the restaurants.
Here are recipes I followed

Could it be the brands I bought for all the ingredients?
Sesame oil is Kadoya
My dark n light soy sauce are pearl river bridge
MY hoisin sauce is Lee Kum Kee
Soy sauce was sempoy Jin's which I liked the taste of
Oyster sauce was Kikkoman
Rice vinegar was marukan
I forget the brand of my Rice wine
My Shaoxing Cooking wine didn't really have a brand name on it well or one I could read
I still have cooking sherry but didn't use it

When I ever I try it taste bland and looks like a pile of burnt doodoo and it certainly gives me diarrhea sometimes.

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