Chinese Food: Most Popular Articles
Fried rice - A basic recipe for fried rice that you can enjoy as is or load up with meat and vegetables.
How to make fried rice - The classic Chinese restaurant dish, fried rice is a great way to use up leftovers. Here are simple step by step instructions, with photos, for making basic fried rice.
Lo Mein Chow Mein - a definition of lo mein and chow mein and the similarities and differences between them, with recipes for each.
Sweet and Sour Sauce - A Quick and Easy recipe made with ketchup and brown sugar
Egg drop soup - A recipe for Chinese egg drop soup (also known as egg flower), a popular dish in which beaten eggs are poured into the soup in a steady stream.
Beef with Broccoli - The secret to this recipe is to cook the beef in 1 cup of oil to seal in the juices and to steam the broccoli so that it's crisp and tender.
Chicken fried rice - a quick and easy recipe for chicken fried rice made with oyster sauce.
General Tsos Chicken - named after General Tso himself, General Tsos Chicken is based on an authentic Hunan recipe.
Sweet and Sour Pork - This sweet and sour pork recipe is deep-fried twice for extra crispiness.
Chow mein recipe - This recipe for Chicken Chow Mein includes instructions for making soft or crispy noodles
Jasmine Rice - This fragrant rice is popular in Asian cooking.
Potstickers Chinese dumplings - a recipe for chinese dumplings with pork that are also known as potstickers.
Can’t find rice wine at your local supermarket? Here are a number of alternatives.
Chinese Food Recipes Chinese food recipes hand-picked from a variety of sources, indexed by type of food,
Chinese Egg Roll Recipe - An easy to make recipe for this perennial party favorite. Includes tips on cooking and freezing egg rolls.
congee recipe - a basic congee recipe made with long grain rice. Add your favorite garnishes and seasonings as desired.
Help identifying the different items on a chinese restaurant take out menu.
Steamed bun dough - the basic recipe for making the steamed bun dough used in Char Siu Bao
Peanut Sauce - an easy peanut sauce recipe with only 5 ingredients
Chinese Dumplings - Jiaozi are very popular during the Chinese New Year season.
Information and resources pertaining to the health benefits of green tea. How the polyphenols and catechins in green tea can improve your health.
A recipe for stir-fry baby bok choy, a popular ingredient in chinese cooking
Char Siu Bao - a recipe for Chinese steamed buns filled with barbequed pork.
Garlic sauce - Chinese Garlic sauce is a great way to add extra flavor to stir-fry recipes, particularly seafood dishes.
Won ton soup - The name won ton means swallowing a cloud, and the wonton floating in this popular soup are thought to resemble clouds.
Chinese Chicken Recipes The Chinese believe in using all parts of a chicken, including the feet. Here
Mapo Tofu or Dofu is a spicy Szechuan dish made with marinated pork, mashed black beans and bean curd
Vegetable fried rice - Yummy cashews add a load of health benefits to this simple recipe for vegetable fried rice.
Cooking with Bok Choy - cooking tips, seasoning suggestions and recipes.
Hot and Sour Soup - the classic Szechuan recipe for hot and sour soup, made with tofu, pork and dried mushrooms.
Crab Rangoon is a perennial party favorite. Learn more about the origins of this popular Asian appetizer, get tips on how to make it, and try some recipes.
Can't find wonton wrappers at your local store - why not make your own? Here is an easy recipe showing how to make wonton wrappers.
Chinese recipes - Find out the top forty most popular dishes from the Chinese recipes file.
Kung Pao Chicken - In this healthier version of the traditional Szechuan Kung Pao Chicken recipe, the chicken is stir-fried instead of deep-fried, reducing the fat content.
Researchers now think black tea may be as good for you as green tea
Stir fry Recipes - The ten most popular stir fry recipes on the Chinese Cuisine site at About.com
How to Toast Sesame Seeds - Quick and easy instructions on how to toast sesame seeds on the stovetop or in the oven.
Cashew Chicken - A recipe for Cashew Chicken, an easy stir-fry dish with a sweet and spicy hoisin sauce .
Bok Choy - Learn more about this popular Chinese vegetable, from history to types and how to use it in cooking.
Not sure what size what size wok to buy or what material it should be made of? Here's what you should know before you buy a wok.
Asian seasonings such as oyster sauce and toasted sesame oil add the final touches to this healthy steamed fish recipe from Farina Kingsley.
Chow Mein Noodles - Here is a classic way of cooking pan-fried noodles served with Chinese chow mein dishes.
Chinese Dumplings - Siu Mai are a very popular Chinese dumpling served open-faced as part of a dim sum brunch
Spring roll wrappers - a recipe for the flour and water wrappers used to make Chinese spring rolls.
Chinese Brown Sauce - This easy to make sauce frequently accompanies popular dishes like Beef with Broccoli.
Mango pudding recipe - Try Stephen Wong's recipe for mango pudding, a popular dessert at dim sum.
Stir-fry bean sprouts recipe - Light soy sauce adds flavor to this quick and easy stir-fry dish, made with mung bean sprouts.
A chicken stir-fry is a great choice for busy weeknights. Here are several quick and easy chicken stir-fry recipes, including Kung Pao Chicken, Moo Goo Gai Pan and an easy version of Oyster Sauce Chicken.
This easy recipe shows how to make five-spice powder, a popular Chinese seasoning with Szechuan peppercorn and star anise.
Broccoli Chicken - chicken breasts are velveted and then combined with broccoli in an oyster sauce.
What is white tea? Find out, and learn why white tea is the latest hot food trend.
Choosing a Stir-fry oil - Which oil is best for stir-frying?
Chicken Recipes - A recipe for oyster sauce chicken, a cantonese stir-fry dish.
Chinese garlic chicken - Stir-fried Chicken breasts seasoned with garlic and chili paste.
Cantonese roast duck - this is the duck with the shining skin frequently seen hanging in the windows of Cantonese restaurants.
Sesame Seed Balls are an especially popular treat during Chinese New Years, but you can find this delicious treat year around at most Asian bakeries
Chinese Soup Recipes – Learn how to make popular Chinese soups such as Wonton and Hot and Sour Soup at home
A recipe for barbecued pork, an excellent filling for chinese steamed buns
Gyoza recipe - a recipe for these popular dumplings also known as Japanese potstickers, made with round wonton wrappers that are called gyoza wrappers.
Bourbon chicken - Southern US and Chinese cuisine come together in this recipe, which combines good bourbon whiskey with Asian soy sauce.
Pineapple fried rice - a quick and easy version of the popular restaurant dish, using cooked shrimp and canned pineapple rings.
How to cook rice - Easy step by step instructions with photos make it easy to cook rice that is light and fluffy.
Chicken in Black Bean Sauce - You'll find this recipe made with various types of chicken meat - here I've used flavorful chicken thighs.
Steaming Rice - Here are simple instructions for steaming rice, with pictures of each step.
Pork Chop Suey - The Chinese-American classic may get its inspiration from Chinese farmers who used to eat a dish of stir-fried vegetables after a long day working in the fields. The recipe includes a nutritional breakdown.
Chop Suey and Chow Mein - Find out about the two dishes that symbolize Chinese cooking, chop suey and chow mein, and try recipes for Pork Chop Suey, Vegetarian Chop Suey, Baked Chicken Chow Mein, and more.
Chinese Dessert Recipes - cookies, tarts, custard and of course, Nian Gao (Chinese New Year Cake). Includes Asian inspired recipes such as hot bananas in coconut milk.
Shrimp Fried Rice - a Chinese dish seasoned with oyster sauce
Stir-frying tips - - Twenty tips to take the mystery out of stir-frying, a popular Chinese cooking technique. Written by Rhonda Parkinson.
Sweet and Sour Fish Recipe - with deep-fried fish fillets and a sweet and sour sauce made with tomato paste and vinegar.
Szechuan green bean recipe - dry-frying green beans makes them tender and less crunchy.
Egg Fried Rice – bean sprouts and green onion add flavor to this easy egg fried rice recipe.
Kung Pao Chicken - a spicy Szechuan dish made with diced chicken, chili peppers and peanuts.
Moo Goo Gai Pan - A recipe for Moo Goo Gai Pan, a Chinese dish made with chicken and fresh mushrooms.
Instructions on how to season a carbon steel wok.
Chinese Noodle Recipes – Go into any Asian supermarket and you'll find an amazing variety of noodles. From Dan Dan Mien to Longevity Noodles, here is a variety of favorite Chinese noodle recipes.
Recipes: A lamb recipe from northern China
Dim Sum - Learn about the history of this Chinese custom, see pictures of dim sum food and try recipes.
Peking duck - northern China's most famous dish
Velveting Chicken This simple Chinese cooking technique helps keep chicken breasts from overcooking.
Deep-frying makes this restaurant style version of egg fu yung light as a souffle
Wonton recipe - a basic recipe for wonton with a pork and shrimp filling. Deep-fry or use in soup as desired.
Dim sum recipes – delicious dim sum dishes you can make at home. Learn how to make your own Chinese dumplings, spring rolls, steamed buns and more.
Bok choy is extremely versatile - it can be stir-fried, steamed or added to soup. Better still, it’s loaded with nutrients. Here are my most popular Bok Choy Recipes.
Bubble Tea - this recipe includes information on how to boil the pearl balls and make sugar syrup.
Asian Noodles- A basic recipe for making panfried noodles.
Authentic dim sum from shu mai to char siu bao, and appetizers like crab rangoon
Stir-fried beef in black bean sauce - Stir-frying is a great way to make a little red meat stretch a long way.
Try this Seafood Recipe for Stir fry Fish Fillets, a Chinese recipe made with ginger, sesame oil, and oyster sauce
Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce - Oyster sauce nicely complements the bitter-sweet taste of Chinese broccoli (gai lan).
Szechuan Beef Recipe - in this recipe beef is dry-fried until it is chewy crispy, and then stir-fried with spicy seasonings.
Never mind its strong taste – bitter melon has plenty of fans, thanks partly to its rumored health benefits. Here are several bitter melon recipes for you to try, including Chinese pork with bitter melon and an Indian sweet and sour dish.
Curry Chicken - this one pot dish is easy to make - chicken breasts, onions and carrots are quickly stir-fried with curry paste and then simmered, allowing the flavors to blend.
Beef chow fun - this quick and easy beef chow fun recipe uses chewy fresh rice noodles and baby corn
The pros and cons of using monosodium glutamate or MSG when cooking Chinese food.
How to make chili oil step by step instructions with photos make it easy to make chili oil.
Chinese Dumplings - a description of different types of chinese dumplings, from har gow to potstickers, with links to pictures and recipes
Learn tips for making Egg Foo Yung and try recipes including pan-fried egg foo yung and a restaurant style version that is deep-fried. Page 2.
Lettuce Wraps Recipe - Meals that you assemble yourself just taste better! These delicious lettuce wraps with chicken have been reviewed at 5/5 stars.
Chicken lo mein makes a great lunch, supper or late night snack.
Beef Fried Rice - tender strips of marinated beef lend flavor to the heating rice in this quick stir-fry dish.
Fried rice - information, cooking tips and fried rice recipes
Potstickers dipping sauce - Serve this flavorful dipping sauce with potstickers or other Chinese dumplings.
Chinese Cooking - Ingredient Substitutions It can be so frustrating. You're all set to impress friends
Shanghai noodles, chicken, and cabbage are flavored with a sweet and spicy hoisin sauce.
Chinese dipping sauces provide the perfect complement for appetizers and main dishes
Asian Noodles - Types and Cooking Times A handy chart to help you prepare different types of Asian Noodles
Chinese Vegetables come in a variety of intriguing shapes, sizes and textures. Here are pictures of various types of Chinese vegetables, from Bok Choy to Winter Melon.
Egg roll wrappers recipe - An easy to make recipe that uses flour and ice water. Includes a standard egg roll recipe.
Chinese Food - Sweet and Sour Sauce Sweet and sour - it's a combination indelibly linked to Chinese cuisine.
Chinese rice vinegar provides a milder, sweeter alternative to regular vinegar in both Asian and western dishes.
Tired of cornflakes and milk? Learn more about what the Chinese eat for breakfast, and try recipes for congee and deep-fried crullers.
Garlic Broccoli - the pungent flavor of fresh garlic is featured in this easy to make stir-fry with hardy broccoli.
Chinese green beans – a recipe for Chinese green beans, a spicy Szechuan dish in which the beans are fried twice.
How to prepare bean thread noodles - Do you need to soak bean thread noodles before cooking?
Water chestnuts - where would Chinese food be without them? Here is information about water chestnuts including storage and cooking tips, season availibility, health benefits, substitutions and recipes.
Snow Peas Stir-fry - a simple recipe to stir-fry snow peas
Fortune cookie recipe - learn how to make your own fortune cookies
Cocktail buns - a dim sum recipe for cocktail buns, also called coconut buns
Cantonese Steamed chicken - Chinese dried black mushrooms add an earthy flavor to this easy to make Cantonese steamed chicken dish. A good choice for family meals.
Tofu Marinade - Asian seasonings lend flavor to this tofu marinade that does double duty as a marinade and stir-fry sauce.
Star anise – information about this popular Chinese spice, and recipes using star anise.
Deep fried tofu - In this tofu recipe, deep frying gives the tofu a golden color and crisp texture that goes great with peanut or soy sauce dips.
Szechuan chicken - a spicy recipe using cayenne pepper and dried chilies
Stir-fry Spinach – spinach is more than able to hold its own against strong garlic in this simple Chinese stir-fry. Better still, dark green vegetables like spinach are nutrient dense, meaning they supply the most nutrients for the number of calories they contain. This spinach stir-fry recipe goes nicely with beef or pork.
How to Make Rice For Fried Rice – Turning out homemade fried rice that tastes as good as a restaurant all begins with the rice. Find out the best type of rice to use when making fried rice, along with cooking and preparation tips.
Beef stir-fry - Using a package of pre-cut stir-fry vegetables and storebought stir-fry sauce takes most of the work out of this easy to make, basic beef stir-fry recipe.
Does your beef start foaming and stewing as soon as it comes into contact with a hot wok? These simple steps take the mystery out of how to stir-fry beef.
Bird's Nest Soup Authentic bird's nest soup is made using the nests of the swiftlet, a tiny bird found
How to make ginger juice - easy tips for making ginger juice, a common marinade ingredient.
Yangchow fried rice - a specialty from eastern China
Egg Foo Yung - Whether you spell it egg foo yung or egg fu yung, the Chinese-American version of an omelette tastes delicious. Includes a sauce recipe.
Beef with Tomatoes - Learn how to make this Cantonese homecooked dish.
Singapore Noodles - made with shrimp, curry powder and thin rice noodles.
Chinese pork recipes - A recipe for Mu Shu pork, a famous dish from northern China
Chinese sponge cake - Steaming makes the Chinese version of sponge cake very moist.
Soy Sauce Substitute - a recipe using reduced salt beef broth, molasses and vinegar.
Stir-fry Salt and Pepper Shrimp - stir-frying lowers the fat and calories in this variation on the popular Chinese recipe. Includes a link to deep-fried salt and pepper shrimp.
Bang bang chicken - Also known as Bon Bon Chicken, this popular Szechuan dish is made with sesame paste and rice vinegar.
Dumpling dippin sauce - a quick and easy Chinese dumpling dipping sauce recipe with rice vinegar and sesame oil
Szechuan Peppercorn – Learn more about one of the two key ingredients in Szechuan cooking.
Try this recipe for Har Gow, those wonderful translucent shrimp dumplings served at dim sum.
Oyster Sauce Chicken - chicken thighs are cooked in the frying pan with a savory sauce in this easy recipe
Sesame chicken - A spicy Chinese dish made with chili paste and topped with toasted sesame seeds
Oyster sauce enhances the natural flavor of beef in this quick and easy beef stir-fry recipe.
Here are simple tips for preparing bitter melon to use in stir-fries and other Chinese dishes.
Freezing Tofu - freezing tofu is a great idea if you don't want to use it immediately or want to remove as much moisture as possible so it will soak up a marinade and/or sauce. Here are simple tips showing how to freeze tofu.
Red bean soup - this is a popular Chinese sweet dessert soup, made with red azuki beans
Asian coleslaw recipe - this chinese recipe for coleslaw made with chinese vegetables and a rice vinegar dressing
A recipe for ginger beef, the classic take-out dish