Best Chinese recipes you can try at home

Best Chinese recipes you can try at home 

When it comes to food, Chinese cuisine is one of the most delicious you can try. With their flavourful and aromatic dishes, you can never go wrong with this cuisine. What makes Chinese dishes even more exciting is that you can easily whip them in your kitchen without hassle. All you need to have is the right ingredients and right food preparation and you’re good to go. Are you curious to know more about Chinese food? Here are some of the dishes you can try at home: 

Pan-Fried Chinese Pancakes 

Prep: 30 mins

Cook: 40 mins

Total: 1 hr 10 mins

Servings: 8

Yield: 8 pancakes

When it comes to brunch food, pan-friend Chinese pancakes are one of the best dishes you can whip at home. Also known as cong you bing, jiu cai bing and scallion pancakes, this dish is something that you can prepare for breakfast, brunch or for your afternoon snack. When cooking this dish, it’s best to dissolve the salt properly in the warm water before you mix the dough or flour to make sure that you get the right consistency.

Ingredients

  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon vegetable oil (Optional)
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (Optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Asian (toasted) sesame oil, or as needed
  • ½ cup finely chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or as needed (Optional).

Pork dumplings 

Servings: 6

Prep time: 1 hr

Yield: 100 dumplings

When it comes to Chinese food, one of the most delicious dishes you can try is dumplings. It’s versatile because you can pair it with rice, veggies or even noodles. Additionally, you can tweak the recipe whichever you prefer or change the main ingredients into chicken, beef or even seafood. When cooking this dish, it’s important you don’t skimp on the soy because it’s the ingredient that gives it flavour along with garlic and onions. When cutting them, make sure you dice them into fine pieces so the texture of the dish won’t be coarse. 

Ingredients:

  • 100 (3.5 inch square) wonton wrappers
  • 1 ¾ pounds ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 5 cups finely shredded Chinese cabbage 

Chicken Sweet and Sour 

Prep: 30 mins

Cook: 20 mins

Additional: 10 mins

Total: 1 hr

Servings: 8

Yield: 8 servings 

Nothing gives flavour to your meal like a chicken sweet and sour. Cooked in delicious ingredients such as pineapple chunks and juice, this dish is something you can enjoy with rice or on its own. 

  • 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained (juice reserved)
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 ¾ cups water, divided
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup distilled white vinegar
  • 2 drops orange food colour
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 ¼ cups self-rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1-quart vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

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