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8 Cantonese Recipes the Family Will Love

Thanks to its sweeter, milder flavours and simple cooking methods,Cantonese is the most accessible of the Chinese cuisines, so it’s no surprise that Cantonese recipes have become firm family favourites here in Australia. Take your pick of Cantonese classics such as beef with oyster sauce and char sui pork, plus other Cantonese dishes you may not have tried.

Beef with oyster sauce and Chinese broccoli

Choose a juicy rump steak for this traditional Cantonese dish, slathered in premium oyster sauce and packed with wholesome greens. Take a peek at our authentic beef with oyster sauce here.

Beef & Chinese Broccoli with Rice Noodles & Oyster Sauce

Cantonese soy garlic pork with forest mushrooms

For a more exotic take on Cantonese cuisine, buy some mixed mushrooms, such as shiitake and shimeji to toss with tender pork fillet and springy egg noodles. Find the recipe here.


Char siu pork belly strips

The aromas of this char siu pork will take you back to the bustling streets of Hong Kong, where sweet and sticky barbecued pork is a staple. For the true taste of Cantonese cuisine, create your own traditional char siu pork at home.

Char Siu Pork Belly Strips Recipe

Cantonese stir-fry chicken

Five ingredients are all it takes to prepare this kid-friendly stir-fry – it’s the ideal way to introduce younger palates to Chinese cuisine. Save this stir-fry recipe for later.

Cantonese Stir-Fry Chicken

Cantonese soy garlic beef

Lean beef and crunchy green vegetables get the Cantonese treatment in this easy stir-fry, flavoured with soy and garlic. Try this quick Cantonese recipe tonight.

Garlic beef

Cantonese wonton noodle soup

No trip to Hong Kong is complete without a bowl of the legendary wonton noodle soup, but did you know it’s a breeze to recreate it at home? Make your own wontons for the authentic Cantonese experience.

Cantonese wonton noodle soup recipe

Steamed egg with XO sauce

The most indulgent ingredient in the Cantonese pantry is XO sauce, a spicy seafood sauce invented in Hong Kong. Try it in this simple steamed egg dish, studded with prawns.

Steamed Egg with XO Sauce

Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce

No Cantonese meal is complete without a side of gai lan, or Chinese broccoli in oyster sauce. Simple and satisfying, this 5-minute dish is rich in iron and folate.

Chinese broccoli (gai lan) with oyster sauce

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