RECIPES - Chinese

From delicate Cantonese classics to traditional dumplings, from stir-fried vegetables to simple Chinese noodles, Chinese cuisine is as vast and varied as the country itself. Chinese food includes style, culture and etiquette originating from every region of China. So, it is bound to trump all others when it comes to an exotic evening of culinary enjoyment. Whip up authentic and speedy soupy noodles or try your hand at traditional braised beef. Prepare a hearty hotpot, create elegant Xiao Long Baos or put together a sumptuous Sichuan banquet for friends and family with these Chinese recipes from Asian Inspirations. We have both quick and easy recipes and also more challenging ones for the more adventurous.
Zhajiangmian (Minced Pork Noodles)

Zhajiangmian (Minced Pork Noodles)

A mere mention of zhajiangmian takes anyone back to Beijing. A simple dish consisting of thick wheat noodles topped with minced pork with zhajiang sauce, this deeply flavourful bowl of comfort is so popular that it is found across the country and way beyond.

Sichuan Red Oil Wontons

Sichuan Red Oil Wontons

These simple-to-make wontons are a staple at any Sichuan restaurants in China. Served in iconic red oil dressing, the oil is not meant to be drunk, but it lends complexity and depth of flavour to the finished dish.

Ants Climbing on a Tree

Ants Climbing on a Tree

A poetic take on the dish, it is said that when the noodles are help up on chopsticks, the minced meat clinging onto the noodles resembled ‘ants climbing on a tree’ ˗ thus the name. Unmistakably Sichuan, this delicious dish is spicy and mouth-numbing.

Dan Dan Noodles

Dan Dan Noodles

Dan Dan Noodles were originally sold by street vendors who carried the pole (dan dan) over the shoulder with two baskets containing the ingredients and stove at either end. Sellers would ladle over each ingredient in the sauce separately. The local people gradually came to call them Dan Dan Noodles ­– literally translates as “noodles carried on a pole” or better translated as “peddler’s noodles” as they were really affordable.

Sichuan Boiled Fish

Sichuan Boiled Fish

Originated from Chongqing, the “Shui Zhu Yu” which literally means fish boiled in water, is one of the most popular dishes in Sichuan cuisine. Numbingly hot, the tender fish fillets are cooked in chilli oil, Sichuan peppercorns and dried chillies.

Chinese Scallion Pancakes

Chinese Scallion Pancakes

These light and wonderful Chinese Scallion Pancakes are perfect as a light snack, or as a great accompaniment to your main meal - try it today!

San Choy Bow with Rice Vermicelli

San Choy Bow with Rice Vermicelli

This traditional Chinese 'finger food' is often served at New Year, but it makes a perfect entrée at any time of year.

Fried Crabs with Marmite Sauce

Fried Crabs with Marmite Sauce

Fried and cooked in marmite sauce this crab delicacy is for all you marmite lovers out there. sprinkle it with fresh spring onion for a zesty flavour.

Stir Fry Crabs with XO Sauce and Egg Noodle

Stir Fry Crabs with XO Sauce and Egg Noodle

Delicious crab and noodles stir-fried with XO sauce makes this dish a hot favourite for chilly nights.

Stir Fry Crabs with Ginger and Spring Onions (Hong Kong style)

Stir Fry Crabs with Ginger and Spring Onions (Hong Kong styl ...

The soft and succulent crab with ginger and spring onions make this stir-fry a perfect choice for weeknight dinner.

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