10 Beginner-Friendly Chinese Recipes You Can Make

10 Beginner-Friendly Chinese Recipes You Can Make At Home

1. Kung Pao Chicken

Why you should make it: Kung Pao Chicken- a mouth-watering Chinese chicken dish with Sichuan peppercorns and dried red chilies to turn up the heat.

Get the recipe: Kung Pao Chicken

2. Dumplings

Why you should make it: Dumplings can be filled with pork, chicken, beef, lamb and/or veggies such as carrots and cabbage. It takes a little bit of practice, but after a while you will become a dumpling expert!

Get the recipe: Dumplings

3. Red Braised Pork Belly

Why you should make it: Shanghai-Style Braised Pork Belly, also known as Hong Shao Rou, is a mouth-watering pork belly dish, coated with a delicious caramelised rock sugar.

Get the recipe: Red Braised Pork Belly

4. Egg & Tomato

Why you should make it: Quick, easy and nutritious, this simple, stir-fried recipe is often served as a comfort food in China. Perfect for making when you are busy!

Get the recipe: Egg & Tomato 

5. Sweet & Sour Chicken

Why you should make it: A delicious crispy chicken dish covered in your favourite sweet and sour sauce. This recipe is home-friendly by being baked instead of fried.

Get the recipe: Sweet & Sour Chicken

6. Egg-Fried Rice

Why you should make it: Egg-Fried Rice is a delicious, no-fuss meal. You will never need to order this from your takeaway once you master this recipe.

Get the recipe: Egg-Fried Rice

7. Tofu Stir-Fry

Why you should make it: An easy-to-make tofu-veggie stir fry made tasty with a simple technique that gives the tofu perfect texture and flavour. Serve over rice or on its own for a healthy and delicious meal.

Get the recipe: Tofu Stir-Fry

8. Beef & Black Bean Stir-Fry

Why you should make it: Beef & Black Bean Stir-Fry takes 10 minutes to make, packed full of flavour and best of all is healthy!

Get the recipe: Beef & Black Bean Stir-Fry

9. Salt & Pepper Squid

Why you should make it: A favourite in Chinese takeaways, Salt & Pepper Squid is squid tossed in a mixture of crunchy stir-fried garlic, ginger, and hot green peppers.

Get the recipe: Salt & Pepper Squid

10. Chinese Chicken Wings

Why you should make it: Delicious Chicken Wings tossed in a savoury, sweet, garlicky Asian marinade, then baked in the oven and basted until deeply golden.

Get the recipe: Chinese Chicken Wings