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. Hope you find them inspiring!
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
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:
- Mapo Tofu, the Authentic Way (麻婆豆腐)
- Sichuan Spicy Wonton in Chilli Oil (红油抄手)
- Dry Fried Green Beans (干煸四季豆)
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:
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
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:
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:
- Cucumber Salad, Three Ways (凉拌黄瓜)
- King Oyster Mushroom with Garlic Sauce (鱼香杏鲍菇)
- Spicy Lotus Root Stir-fry (辣炒莲藕)
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 addictive!
Other Popular Beef Recipes:
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 Bun Recipes
- Steamed Bao Buns, a Complete Guide (Baozi, 蒸包子)
- Baked Lamb Bao Buns (羊肉烤包子)
- Gua Bao (Pork Belly Buns, 刈包)
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 Recipes:
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 a few 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:
Aromatic, smoky, savoury & a little sweet, Cantonese 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
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.
Other Dumpling Recipes
- Chicken Potstickers with a Crispy Skirt
- Soup Dumpling (Xiao Long Bao)
- Steamed Dumplings, Two Ways
- Har Gow Crystal Dumplings
- Colourful Dumplings
- Pan Fried Vegetarian Dumplings
- Vegan Dumplings
- Six Dumpling Sauces