Several techniques in Chinese involve more than one stage of cooking and have their own terms to describe the process. They include:
- Dòng (凍): The technique is used for making aspic but also used to describe making of various gelatin desserts
- Simmering meat for a prolonged period in a broth (Lu, 滷) or (Dun, 炖)
- Chilling the resulting meat and broth until the mixture gels
- Hùi (燴): The dishes made using this technique is usually finished by thickening with starch (勾芡)
- Liū (溜): This technique is commonly used for meat and fish. Pre-fried tofu is made expressly for this purpose.
- Deep frying (Zha, 炸) the ingredients until partially cooked
- Finishing the ingredients lightly braising (Shao, 燒) it to acquired a soft "skin"
- Mēn (燜):
- Stir-frying (爆, 炒) the ingredients until partially cooked
- Cover and simmer (Shao, 燒) with broth until broth is fully reduced and ingredients are fully cooked.
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