Get Ready for a Culinary Adventure with These 10 Classic Chinese Dishes!


From popular takeout dishes to traditional Chinese homecooked dishes, here is a list of classic delicious easy Chinese recipes that you can make at home today!

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)

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Chinese BBQ pork is used in many rice and noodle dishes, but it's actually not that intimidating or difficult to make at home as well! It's actually quite easy to make at home both in the oven and over the grill, the key is to get the char at the very end which thickens the sauce makes it super sweet and sticky.

Get the Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork) recipe here.

Beef Chow Fun

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Another classic and delicious Chinese takeout favorite with tender thinly sliced marinated beef, stir-fried with thick and chewy rice noodles. Traditionally, it's made with fresh ho fun (rice noodles) but I will show you how to use both fresh or dried rice noodles and what to look for when you are shopping for fresh ones!

Get the Beef Chow Fun recipe here.

Sweet and Sour Pork

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A classic Chinese takeout dish made by deep frying juicy pieces of pork shoulder pieces coated in corn or potato starch to give it that extra crispy coating and then tossed in a perfectly balanced Chinese sweet and sour sauce right before serving to maintain the crispiness of the batter without making it soggy!

Get the Sweet and Sour Pork recipe here.

Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

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An easy Chinese eggplant recipe made with perfectly cooked Asian eggplant without frying or using a steamer and cooked in a delicious garlic sauce made with ground pork.

Get the Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce here.

Chicken Congee

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An easy classic congee recipe made with Japanese medium grain rice (calrose rice) which creates a thick, silky and creamy congee. It's cooked with thinly sliced marinated chicken and is the ultimate comfort food - especially when you have fun with garnishing it with the plethora of congee toppings!

Get the Chicken Congee recipe here.

Chinese Stir-Fried Ketchup Shrimp

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If you like sweet and sour pork, you'll love ketchup shrimp. There's no deep frying involved so its quick to make and the sweet and sour sauce is super easy to put together. To make the shrimp even tastier, you can use pre-peeled frozen shrimp so each piece of shrimp is coated with that delicious sauce!

Get the Chinese Ketchup Shrimp recipe here.

Chinese Tomato Egg Stir Fry

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Similar to tomato sauce, this traditional Chinese recipe makes use of fresh tomatoes, but doesn't fully cook them down so you get delicious burst of tomatoes in every bite. The sauciness along with the bits of scrambled eggs is delicious when served with a side of rice.

You can get the Chinese Tomato Egg Stir Fry recipe here.

Crispy Cantonese Chow Mein

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This Chinese takeout dish is all about the texture. The combination of the crispy egg noodles with a savory sauce on top make this soft and crispy noodle dish an classic favorite. This can be made with thin slices of chicken or beef which is cooked in a thick gravy with peppers and onions. This dish is a lot easier to make than you think, so definitely give this a try!

Get the Cantonese Chow Mein recipe here.

Singapore Noodles

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Although it is called Singapore noodles, these stir-fried curry noodles are actually originate from Hong Kong and is a traditional Chinese dish! This easy to make vermicelli noodle stir fry is cooked with a easy to make curry sauce and is loaded with flavor, definitely give this a try at home!

Get the Singapore Noodles recipe here.

Steamed Spare Ribs with Black Bean Sauce

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This simple traditional Chinese steamed spare ribs recipe is absolutely delicious and loaded with garlic and umami from the black bean sauce. The best part is it takes less than 15 minutes in the steamer to cook so you can have this on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Get the Chinese Steamed Spare Ribs with Black Bean Sauce recipe here.

This article originally appeared on Pups with Chopsticks.

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