A collection of popular recipes featuring some of the best Chinese dishes that are not only delicious but also easy to make at home. Give them a try!
Eager to try Chinese recipes but haven’t decided where to start? Have a look at this curation of dishes that are most-loved by readers of Red House Spice.
From street food to regional classics, these recipes truly reflect what authentic Chinese food is like. They provide easy, approachable instructions and are home kitchen friendly. Hope you’ll find them inspiring!
12. Chinese Crepe (Jian Bing, 煎饼)
One of the most popular breakfasts sold at street stalls, Chinese Crepe wins its nation-wide popularity for its freshness, complex flavour and multi-layer texture.
Other Popular Breakfast Recipes
11. Eggplant with Garlic Sauce (鱼香茄子)
One of my favourites from Sichuan cuisine, Eggplant with Garlic Sauce is simply irresistible! My recipe doesn’t involve deep-frying and substitute ideas are included.
Other Popular Sichuan Recipes
10. Beef Chow Fun (干炒牛河)
If you’re a fan of Chinese takeout (takeaway) dishes, you must try making Beef Chow Fun (Beef Ho Fun) at home. Succulent beef stir-fried with springy rice noodles then seasoned with soy sauce, it’s delicious yet very easy to cook.
Other Popular Takeout Recipes:
9. Pumpkin Mochi with Red Bean Paste (红豆南瓜饼)
Soft, gooey, sweet & nutty, Pumpkin Mochi with Red Bean Paste offers pleasure for both the eyes and the palate. My recipe includes make-from-scratch instructions and short-cut options.
Other Popular Sweet Treat Recipes
8. Salt & Pepper Shrimp (椒盐虾)
Fried to a crispy texture and served with an aromatic seasoning, Salt and Pepper Shrimp is delectable and very easy to cook. The homemade salt and pepper seasoning can be used to cook chicken, squid, pork ribs, tofu, etc.
Other Popular Seafood & Fish Recipes
7. Hot & Sour Napa Cabbage (酸辣白菜)
Pungent, flavourful and crunchy, Hot & Sour Napa Cabbage is one of the best ways to cook this versatile vegetable. Although it’s a simple stir-fry, my recipe offers many tips and tricks to help you cook it to a restaurant standard.
Other Popular Vegetarian Recipes:
6. Sichuan Boiled Beef (水煮牛肉)
The name Sichuan Boiled Beef may sound boring, but this classic Sichuan dish has nothing but bold flavours. Succulent beef slices are cooked in a well-seasoned broth along with crispy vegetables, then topped with generous amounts of spices. It’s irresistible!
Other Popular Beef Recipes
5. Char Siu Bao (BBQ Pork Buns, 叉烧包)
One of the most popular dim sum dishes, Char Siu Bao is famous for its fluffy, cotton-like wrapper and saucy Char Siu pork filling. My tried-and-tested recipe includes many cooking tips and a tutorial video.
Other Popular Bao & Bread Recipes
4. Soy Sauce Chicken (豉油鸡)
Flavourful, appetizing & comforting, Soy Sauce Chicken (See Yao Gai) is a classic delicacy that can be enjoyed in many delicious ways. My recipe introduces an approachable, less labour-intensive method to cook it at home.
Other Popular Chicken & Duck Recipes
3. Easy Hand-Pulled Noodles (拉面)
All-purpose flour, water and a pinch of salt, that’s all that you need for Hand-Pulled Noodles. Following my foolproof recipe, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to make them! I also have other noodle recipes showing you classic ways to serve them, such as Biang Biang Noodles, Zha Jiang Noodles, Lanzhou Beef Noodle Soup, etc.
Other Popular Noodles Recipes
2. Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork, 叉烧)
Aromatic, smoky, savoury & a little sweet, Cantonese cuisine classic dish Char Siu (Chinese BBQ pork) is one of the tastiest ways to cook pork. My easy version of this delicacy tastes just as good as what you get from a restaurant!
Other Popular Pork Dishes
1. Homemade Dumplings (饺子)
Dumpling making is a fun culinary art that every home cook should try. Agree? Ultimate Dumpling Guide is the all-time favourite on the blog. The following posts guide you to master the process of making dumplings from scratch.
Leslie Sharp says
I have been trying to find a website with authentic Chinese cooking! Finally! I cannot wait to start cooking your recipes!!! Thank you so much for sharing them!
Wei Guo says
Welcome to Red House Spice community! Wish you a fun time cooking Chinese food!
Oulala!!!!! This is one of the most exciting food blogs I’ve ever seen!!! Thanks!!!
Wei Guo says
My pleasure to share Sylvie. Happy cooking!
I am writing to tell you I am doing a cook book on the top ten cuisines of the world and I
Came across your site and love everything you have done!
What inspiration can you give that would float me through my adventure more productively?
Wei Guo says
A cookbook of top ten cuisines? What a wonderful idea! You should be able to find many classic Chinese recipes on mine and similar blogs. Also, there are many excellent cookbooks focusing on Chinese cooking, e.g. cookbooks by Fuchsia Dunlop. Good luck!
I just came across your website as I’m British Chinese and can’t cook asian food very well and wanted authentic recipes. I’m so happy to have found this. Great, tasty recipes and lots of thought and tips given in regards to if it could be frozen, made quicker, good for kids on busy days. I’m inspired and looking forward to trying out some recipes! Thanks for sharing :))
Wei @ Red House Spice says
Great to have you here Lisan! Enjoy your time in the kitchen!
Please keep the traditional recipes coming. I’m LOVING, WATCHING, ADMIRING, and trying as many as possible. Thanks so much for sharing, may GOD continue to Bless You to share with others your great gifts in authentic cultural cooking. You Rock😍
Wei @ Red House Spice says
My great pleasure to share Rockie! I will continue posting for sure.