Kitchen Tips

Better Than Takeaway: Fast Chinese Favourites

If our tips on topping instant noodles have you craving more Asian dinners that are ready in minutes, try these fast Chinese favourites that are better than takeaway.

Honey sesame chicken

An old-fashioned favourite on Chinese menus across Australia, honey sesame chicken appeals to all ages, thanks to its crunchy battered coating and sticky sweet sauce. Whip up a batch from scratch tonight – your family won’t believe you made it yourself!


Salt and pepper squid

What could be better than tender pieces of squid coated in a lip-smacking spice mixture? Homemade salt and pepper squid, that’s what! You’ll be amazed at the results from this authentic recipe.


Fried rice deluxe

When you order Chinese takeaway, there’s always one dish that’s a must-have: fried rice. Make your own fried rice deluxe for the full restaurant experience at home.

Fried Rice Deluxe

Sweet and sour beef

Another Chinese crowd-pleaser is sweet and sour. But there’s no need to dial your local takeaway when you can have this recipe for sweet and sour beef on the table in under 30 minutes.

Sweet and Sour Beef

Sichuan wontons in chilli oil

Don’t put dumplings in the too-hard basket. These simple-to-make Sichuan wontons in chilli oil are ready in under 30 minutes.

Red Oil Wonton

For more midweek dinner ideas, try 5 easy stir-fries or 7 quick curry recipes.

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