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30-Minute Chinese Recipes For Midweek Family Dinners

Don’t get stuck in a midweek cooking rut. Create tasty meals you and your kids will love with our 30-minute Chinese recipes for midweek family dinners. Not only are these dishes mild in flavour, they’re also packed with healthy vegetables and fruits, so you can sneak some extra nutrients into your family meals.

Honey soy chicken stir-fry

Everyone will love the sweet-savoury flavour of this honey soy chicken stir-fry – if you’re cooking it for young kids or fussy folk, simply hold fire on the chilli.

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Sticky hoisin prawns with noodles

Hoisin sauce adds fruity sweetness to this kid-friendly recipe for stir-fried prawns with ramen noodles, packed with Asian greens for added goodness.

Hoi Sin Stir-Fry Prawns with Ramen Noodles and Chinese Broccoli

San choy bow

We all know youngsters like eating with their hands, so why not join in the fun with this speedy san choy bow recipe, brimming with hidden vegetables.

Lettuce Cup (San Choy Bao) Recipe

Cantonese soy & garlic beef

Give your midweek steak a Chinese accent with this quick-smart recipe for Cantonese soy & garlic beef. We’ve paired this recipe with a healthy wild rice, but noodles or jasmine rice will also work a treat.

Garlic beef

Golden fish with pineapple plum sauce

If your kids don’t fancy fish, why not introduce them to this golden fish with pineapple plum sauce – the fruity sauce helps to mask any ‘fishiness’. Try mild white, boneless fish fillets such as ling or flake.

Fish Recipes for CNY

For more Malaysian cooking inspiration, try these Malaysian family favourites for easy midweek dinners.

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