What is Lao Gan Ma, and can you make it at home?





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Published on Nov 19, 2019

How to make chili crisp? It's an increasingly popular chili sauce - particularly Lao Gan Ma, of course - and in this video we wanted to show you how to make it yourself at home.

But in addition to a recipe, we also wanted to show you... where this stuff came from. So in addition to a bit of a love letter to the Guizhou province (where chili crisp is from), we also wanted to dive into a bit of the history of Lao Gan Ma, and what made them unique.

Written recipe's over here on /r/cooking:


A few links to a couple videos that I used here. Always need a touch of extra b-roll :)

Monkey Abroad's trip to Guiyang. He always makes good stuff, definitely check out his channel too if you like travel vlog kind of content:


John Cena expressing his undying love for Lao Gan Ma (Chinese):


There was one shot of Juanfen from a couple vloggers (Chinese):


Footage of the canteen is courtesy of Youtuber “欧文老师”. It's the canteen of Zhejiang University:


And I think that's it. Check out our Patreon if you'd like to support the project!


Outro Music: "Add And" by Broke For Free

Learn how to cook real deal, authentic Chinese food! We post recipes every Tuesday (unless we happen to be travelling) :)

We're Steph and Chris - a food-obsessed couple that lives in Shenzhen, China. Steph is from Guangzhou and loves cooking food from throughout China - you'll usually be watching her behind the wok. Chris is a long-term expat from America that's been living in China and loving it for the last nine years - you'll be listening to his explanations and recipe details, and doing some cooking at times as well.

This channel is all about learning how to cook the same taste that you'd get in China. Our goal for each video is to give you a recipe that would at least get you close to what's made by some of our favorite restaurants here. Because of that, our recipes are no-holds-barred Chinese when it comes to style and ingredients - but feel free to ask for tips about adaptations and sourcing too!



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