Are you curious about what type of Chinese food other people are cooking at home? Here are the ten most popular Chinese recipes on the About.com Chinese Food website in 2008. Along with homemade versions of Chinese restaurant and take-out dishes, there is a quick and easy chicken stir-fry and a tangy dipping sauce.
Far and away my most popular recipe, this is a basic recipe for fried rice that you can add to as desired, depending on what ingredients you have on hand. For a bit of extra help, here are step by step instructions with photos showing how to make basic fried rice
A great way to use up leftover cooked chicken and rice.
A Cantonese creation, the combination of sweet and sour is often used with meat, particularly chicken or pork, and makes an excellent dipping sauce. Here is a quick and easy recipe.
While the chow mein served at Chinese take-outs is designed to appeal to western tastes, it is based on an authentic Chinese dish that is thought to have originated in northern China. Unlike Lo Mein, in Chow Mein dishes the noodles are cooked separately from the other ingredients.
One of China’s most recognizable dishes, it’s uncertain whether this popular soup originated in north China or western Szechuan province. Like Mu Shu Pork, another popular restaurant dish, Hot and Sour Soup is made with dried lily buds and cloud ears.
This recipe calls for the thicker egg roll wrappers. The egg roll is filled with barbecued pork, vegetables, and an oyster sauce-based gravy. If you need a bit of extra help, see my tips on cooking egg rolls
Here is my version of the classic restaurant dish. The secret to this recipe is cooking the beef in one cup of oil to seal in the juices, and cooking the broccoli in water to make it crisp and tender before adding it to the stir-fry.
A simple stir-fry for busy weeknights, this recipe consists of marinated chicken breasts that are stir-fried and then finished with a sauce made with orange juice, honey, brown sugar, and a bit of chili paste.
The name won ton means swallowing a cloud, and the wonton floating in this popular soup are thought to resemble clouds.
This sweet and sour pork is prepared American-style with more batter and deep-fried twice for extra crispiness.