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.
Lotus Paste Jelly Mooncake

Lotus Paste Jelly Mooncake

A modern take to the traditional baked mooncakes, this lotus paste jelly mooncake is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. You can make them in attractive colours, yet retain the authentic bits of a mooncake with the lotus paste filling and the pseudo-salted egg yolk center. These jelly mooncakes are fun to make and an absolute a delight to serve.

Basic Congee

Basic Congee

Congee or rice porridge is considered by many Chinese people as a classic breakfast dish, and the ultimate comfort food. There are no rules to what ingredients you can add to this basic congee, but there are classic favourites such as the . (link to minced pork with century egg and salted eff congee)

Minced Pork with Century Egg and Salted Egg Congee

Minced Pork with Century Egg and Salted Egg Congee

Delicious, warm and comforting, this dish is a classic combination of minced pork, century egg and salted egg in a bowl of creamy congee - the ultimate comfort food to pick you up when you're feeling under the weather, or when you're craving for a simple, easy-to-digest meal.

Suan La Tang (Hot and Sour Soup)

Suan La Tang (Hot and Sour Soup)

Are you looking for something to warm yourself up on a cold night? None will do the job quite like a steaming hot bowl of Suan La Tang, or Sichuan Hot & Sour Soup. Get a thick heart-warming soup, which is guaranteed to fire-up your senses with its rich flavours and satisfy your soul, with this recipe.

Sichuan Green Beans

Sichuan Green Beans

Add a little ‘fire’ to your green beans with this Sichuan recipe! Traditionally, the green beans are dry-fried from 20 mins to 2 hours until it’s completely withered before adding the spices. This restaurant-style recipe deep-fries the green beans to make them crispier and retain the vegetable’s colour better.

Black Pepper Beef Stir-fry

Black Pepper Beef Stir-fry

Some things are just made for each other; like sugar and spice, sweet and sour, and of course – black pepper and beef! This simple and delicious dish is a combination of succulent beef and vegetables in savoury and peppery sauce.

Oven-baked Char Siu

Oven-baked Char Siu

Heart-stopping juicy, tender, and fatty BBQ pork dripping in a sweet, savoury, sticky sauce. A good char siew when executed to perfection is to die for. Try this oven-baked version of the most popular Cantonese (Chinese) pork dish loved by all.

Chongqing Lazi Ji (Chongqing Chicken)

Chongqing Lazi Ji (Chongqing Chicken)

Considered as the sophisticated version of Kung Pao Chicken, the smokier and spicier Chogqing Chicken is a dish of crispy chicken smothered in dried chillis, Sichuan peppercorns, and loaded with aromatics. Enjoy this succulent tongue-tingling dish with steamed rice.

Kou Shui Ji (Sichuan Chicken in Chilli Oil)

Kou Shui Ji (Sichuan Chicken in Chilli Oil)

Kou Shui Ji, or Mouth-watering Chicken is a signature dish in the Sichuan cuisine. The red chilli oil is the essential part of this dish that gives it the balance of savouriness and numbing spiciness. Follow the full recipe to make it a main dish, or halve it to serve as an appetiser.

Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken

Drizzled with a sweet and tangy lemon sauce that is irresistibly delicious, this Lemon Chicken recipe is so easy to make and much better than takeouts.

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