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Easy Chinese recipes
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This speedy chow mein dish from Hetty McKinnon’s book, To Asia, With Love, requires only a handful of ingredients but makes for a satisfying midweek dinner.
This Chinese-inspired recipe comes from Zijun Meng and Ana Gonçalves of London's TĀ TĀ Eatery. There, they cook the pork for eight hours at a very low temperature, but this recipe has been adapted for home ovens.
This super-simple chow mein can be on the table in 40 minutes. You'll need soy sauce and shaoxing rice wine to help achieve the rich flavours that we all love this classic Chinese takeaway dish for.
These pillowy pork and chive dumplings are ready in just 45 minutes, and best dunked in plenty of soy, vinegar and chilli.
Tangy peach sauce makes a great, simple twist to classic crispy duck pancakes. It's so much more satisfying than calling a takeaway.
This traditional pork noodle soup recipes comes from Kei Lum Chan and Diora Fong Chan's cookbook China: The Cookbook. It might take a little while to make but this Chinese pork noodle broth, but the layers of flavours are worth the wait. Freeze any leftover broth to use later.
Try our soup dumplings recipe. A pork filling is encased in a thin, chewy dough – crisp on the bottom, beautifully pleated at the top – and the first bite unleashes a torrent of heady, fragrant stock. The dumplings are served with chilli oil and black vinegar.
This fancy cabbage side dish showcases the Sichuan love of dried chillies. It's great served alongside mapo tofu, cold sesame noodles, or dumplings in hot and sour broth.
Check out this punchy, easy, crispy pork belly with Chinese five-spice. This flavoursome pork recipe is great with rice, noodles or bao buns.
Using caramel in savoury cooking adds a smoky, sweet depth to marinades and braises, and brings an extra dimension to this Chinese classic.
A great vegetarian option. The sesame seeds and red chilli liven up this tofu dish.
Small, delicious parcels of succulent meat and fish with a kick of chilli and ginger, pork and prawn dumplings are a dim sum favourite. Learn how to make them with step-by-step help from our test kitchen.
Ready in just 30 minutes, our Shanghai-style fried beef noodles make a great, straightforward meal, with plenty of punchy flavour.
This tender Chinese-style duck serves four and would make for a great centrepiece for a casual dinner party. Get everyone involved and carve this one on the table before you serve it up with basmati rice and pak choi.
By ‘smacking’ the cucumbers in this Sichuan side dish you create more rough surfaces – all the better for soaking up the zingy pickle.
Jazz up chicken breasts in this healthy version of a Cantonese classic recipe, sweet and sour chicken.
These sticky Chinese-style pork ribs are really easy to make for a summer banquet. Serve with some rice and tuck in.
The Sichuan peppercorns and chilli flakes add some spice to the prawns while the cashew nuts add a crunchy texture to this stir-fry.
This delicious twice-cooked Chinese-style pork belly is really tender and packed with great flavours. Serve with green vegetables and steamed rice.
This Chinese-style purple sprouting broccoli with tofu recipe is easy, vegan and under 500 calories.
This Chinese-inspired chicken dish is quick, easy and perfect for a midweek meal. It's called red-braised because of the colour that is infused by the spices.