If you think Cantonese food is all about dim sum, think again. There are plenty of delicious dishes that you won't find in restaurants. To help you discover the many flavors of Cantonese Chinese food, we've put together a list of Chinese Cantonese dishes that you can easily make at home. Some of these are traditional home-cooked Cantonese recipes that Chinese families love, but there are also a lot of delicious takeout dishes as well!
Sweet and Sour Chicken (Hong Kong Style)
If you're a fan of sweet and sour pork, then you should definitely try this Cantonese style 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. The Hong Kong version is also less on the sweet side and has more of a balanced tart and sweet flavor.
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Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)
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.
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This easy Chinese lemon chicken recipe has an incredibly flavorful crispy batter and is tossed with a perfectly balanced sweet and tangy, sticky lemon sauce. A classic Asian takeout dish you can easily make at home!
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Beef Chow Fun
This beef chow fun recipe is a classic Chinese takeout dish and is absolutely delicious. It's made with thinly sliced beef, stir-fried with thick and chewy rice noodles.
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Crispy Cantonese Beef Chow Mein
This Cantonese 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 Cantonese dish 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!
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You're probably wondering how something called Singapore noodles has anything to do with Cantonese food right? That's because Singapore noodles actually originates from Hong Kong and is a very popular takeout dish there! 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!
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Scrambled Eggs with Shrimp
This classic Chinese scrambled eggs with shrimp recipe literally takes 15 minutes to put together and consist of fluffy scrambled eggs with shrimp! It's simple, and delicious and perfect for busy weekday nights.
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Steamed Spare Ribs with Black Bean Sauce
This simple traditional Cantonese 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.
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Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce
This Chinese eggplant dish is different than the Sichuan version, and has more of a sweet and savory gravy sauce without much spice or heat and doesn't use Sichuan chili bean paste. It's milder (but still very flavorful) and is a lovely comfort food, especially if it's served with white rice which you can drown with this delicious sauce.
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This classic and traditional Cantonese shrimp recipe is a must try if you love sweet and tangy flavors. Stir-fried shrimp is pan fried with garlic and onions and tossed in a perfectly balanced sweet and tangy ketchup sauce.
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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.
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Saucy Beef Chow Ho Fun with Gravy
This Cantonese recipe is a rice noodle dish made with thinly sliced beef and veggies cooked in a delicious savory gravy and poured over thick and chewy rice noodles. This noodle dish is similar to Beef Chow Fun, but it's much more saucier, easier to make and a lot more comforting
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