If you're craving Chinese takeout, look no further! Here are 14 Chinese takeout recipes you can make in the comfort of your home in your PJs!
Sweet and Sour Pork
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!
You can get the Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork recipe here.
Beef Chow Fun
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 Sticky Crispy Beef
This popular Hakka crispy beef takeout dish is made with thin strips of steak, marinated with garlic and ginger and deep fried to give it a super crispy crunch. It's then tossed in a very stickyb sweet and savory sauce and garnished with toasted sesame seeds. Definitely a favorite, and still tastes great the next day as cold takeout.
Get the Crispy Beef recipe here
Chinese Sweet and Sour Sauce
If you're looking to just re-create the flavors of sweet and sour sauce for drizzling on noodles or for dipping, here is a classic Chinese sweet and sour sauce made without ketchup or pineapple juice. It has a well rounded umami flavor with a great balance of sweet and sour.
Get this Sweet and Sour Sauce recipe here.
This is a Hakka Chinese takeout favorite, made by deep frying aromatic chicken pieces that have been marinated in ginger, garlic and onions and tossed in a spicy chili sauce. If you're looking for something with a bit more spice and flavor, then this would be it.
Get the Chilli Chicken recipe here.
Crispy Cantonese Beef Chow Mein
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 this Crispy Cantonese Beef Chow Mein recipe here.
Wonton Noodle Soup
Making wonton dumplings can be a labor of love, but they are easier to make than you think and you can make a big batch and freeze them so you can make them easily anytime you need a quick wonton noodle soup! Alternatively, you can also buy pre-made wonton dumplings to keep things simpler, and I can show you how to put together this warm and cozy wonton soup in minutes for a delicious meal.
You can get the Wonton Noodle Soup recipe here.
Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce
Traditionally, Chinese eggplant is always deep fried before its cooked in a garlicky sauce whenever it is made at a restaurant, because it keeps the eggplant a beautiful purple and softens the eggplant to its sweet buttery texture. I will show you how to re-create the same eggplant texture and color without deep frying it, which is then cooked in a delicious sweet and savory garlic sauce with minced pork.
You can get the Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce recipe here.
Sweet and Sour Chicken
If you're a fan of sweet and sour pork, then you should definitely try sweet and sour chicken. If you're wondering what the difference is, the batter is lighter with less aromatics so it is a lighter version which brings out the flavor of the sweet and sour sauce more.
Get the Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe here.
Easy Corn Egg Drop Soup
Egg drop soup is a classic favorite Chinese takeout soup, this version also has sweet bits of corn in it as well! Super easy to make, and very satisfying to slurp.
Get the recipe for Corn Egg Drop Soup recipe here.
Crispy Fried Wonton Chips
You can't have Chinese takeout without these delicious crispy fried wonton chips. I show you the difference between using dumpling and wonton wrappers, as well as egg roll and spring roll wrappers (all are delicious), and how to easily fold them to get the maximum crispy surface area! These delicious wonton chips pairs wonderfully with Chinese sweet and sour sauce. Make extra to snack on later!
You can get the Fried Wonton Strips recipe here.
This simple, iconic stir-fried Chinese noodle dish is made by stir-frying thin vermicelli rice noodles, with shrimp, Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork), veggies and tossed with a delicious, savory curry sauce. An easy one pot meal that's great for any day of the week!
Get this Singapore Noodle recipe here.
Saucy Beef Chow Fun with Gravy
Similar to the classic beef chow fun which is dry fried noodle dish, this saucy beef ho fun noodle dish is made with slices of beef, and vegetables which are cooked in a delicious savory thick sauce that is poured on top of stir-fried chewy ho fun noodles.
Get the Saucy Beef Ho Fun (with Gravy) recipe here.
Another delicious Hakka takeout favorite, this chicken Manchurian dish is similar to chilli chicken and is made with crispy boneless fried chicken tossed in a spicy, savory, and sweet sticky sauce.
Get the Chicken Manchurian recipe here.
This article originally appeared on Pups with Chopsticks.
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