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Chinese Recipes


Chinese meals are generally based around two main elements: firstly, a starchy "main food" (Mandarin Chinese: Zhushi) dish such as noodles, rice or steamed buns ("mantou"), and secondly, accompanying meat, seafood or vegetables (Mandarin Chinese: Ci).

Chinese meals

It would wrong however to think of China as simply being home to a single cuisine. Each region of the country has developed its uniquely culinary style, and additionally overseas Chinese communities around the world have both adapted traditional Chinese dishes, and developed entirely new dishes.

Some popular Chinese dishes include:
  • Baozi (xiaolongbao) - Steamed buns usually containing meat soup (sometimes seafood or vegetables may be used instead). The buns are initially prepared using a meat gelatin filling, but when the bun is steamed, this melts and becomes soup.

  • Congee - A porridge, usually made from rice, although sometimes barley, cornmeal, millet or sorghum may be used instead.

    Baozi

  • Guotie - Fried dumplings containing ground (minced) meat and/or vegetables.

  • Jiaozi - Steamed dumplings containing ground (minced) meat and/or vegetables.

  • Shuijiao - Boiled dumplings containing ground (minced) meat and/or vegetables.

  • General Tso's chicken - Deep-fried chicken in a sweet-spicy sauce. This dish is very popular in Canada and the US, but is virtually unknown in China.

  • Kung Po chicken - Chicken cooked with Sichuan peppercorns, Shaoxing wine, and nuts (peanuts or cashew nuts). In Western countries, the dish has been adapted to local tastes and ingredients (for example, by using bell peppers), and additionally other meats, or seafood, may be used instead of chicken.

    Kung Po chicken (Westernized version)

  • Mantou - A steamed bun. One of the staple dishes of North China.

  • Peking duck - Originally from Beijing (which used to be known as "Peking"), Peking duck is one of the most famous Chinese dishes. A duck is glazed with a syrup and roasted, it is then carved in front of diners, and eaten by wrapping the duck meat, with scallions or cucumber, and plum sauce, into small steamed pancakes (Mandarin Chinese: pinyin). In the UK, the duck is generally prepared using more spices, fried instead of roasted, and known as "cripsy aromatic duck".

  • Soy egg - A hard-boiled egg in soy sauce, sugar and water, flavored with herbs and spices.

  • Tea egg - A hard-boiled egg, soaked or stewed in tea.

  • Zhajiang mian - Thick wehat noodles with ground pork, stired-fried with fermented soybean paste.


  • Zongzi - Bamboo leaves filled with glutinous rice and other fillings. Zongzi are boiled or steam before eating.
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A Very Chinese Cookbook: 100 Recipes from China and Not China (But Still Really Chinese)

By Kevin Pang & America's Test Kitchen

GOODMI
Released: October 24th, 2023
Multicolor Hardcover (384 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1954210477
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  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Authors: Kevin Pang, Jeffrey Pang, America's Test Kitchen
  • Publication Date: October 24th, 2023
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Kung Food: Chinese American Recipes from a Third-Culture Kitchen: A Cookbook

By Jon Kung

Clarkson Potter
Released: October 31st, 2023
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  • ISBN: 0593578171
  • EAN: 9780593578179
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  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Author: Jon Kung
  • Publication Date: October 31st, 2023
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  • Weight: 2.7006627095 Pounds
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The Vegan Chinese Kitchen: Recipes and Modern Stories from a Thousand-Year-Old Tradition: A Cookbook

By Hannah Che

Clarkson Potter
Released: September 13th, 2022
Black Hardcover (320 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Clarkson Potter
  • ISBN: 0593139704
  • EAN: 9780593139707
  • PartNumber: 9780593139707
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  • Hardcover
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Author: Hannah Che
  • Publication Date: September 13th, 2022
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  • Size: 10.26 inches by 7.73 inches by 1.14 inches
  • Weight: 2.75 pounds
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The Woks of Life: Recipes to Know and Love from a Chinese American Family: A Cookbook

By Bill Leung & Judy Leung

Clarkson Potter
Released: November 1st, 2022
Red Hardcover (320 pages)

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  • ISBN: 0593233891
  • EAN: 9780593233894
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  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Authors: Bill Leung, Kaitlin Leung, Judy Leung, Sarah Leung
  • Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
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  • Size: 10.28 inches by 8.25 inches by 1.09 inches
  • Weight: 2.63011478566 pounds
  • Color: Red
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Easy Chinese Cookbook: Restaurant Favorites Made Simple

By Chris Toy

Rockridge Press
Released: May 5th, 2020
Paperback (158 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1646115872
  • EAN: 9781646115877
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  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 158
  • Author: Chris Toy
  • Publication Date: May 5th, 2020
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  • Weight: 1.05 pounds
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The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook: Fresh Recipes to Sizzle, Steam, and Stir-Fry Restaurant Favorites at Home

By Charmaine Ferrara

Rockridge Press
Released: May 23rd, 2017
Paperback (192 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1623158982
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  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Author: Charmaine Ferrara
  • Publication Date: May 23rd, 2017
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The Five Elements Cookbook: A Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine with Recipes for Everyday Healing

By Zoey Xinyi Gong

Harvest
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  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Author: Zoey Xinyi Gong
  • Publication Date: February 14th, 2023
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Easy Chinese Cookbook: Amazing & Delicious Chinese Food Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Users

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The Essential Wok Cookbook: A Simple Chinese Cookbook for Stir-Fry, Dim Sum, and Other Restaurant Favorites

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  • Number of Pages: 150
  • Author: Naomi Imatome-Yun
  • Publication Date: September 7th, 2021
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  • Weight: 1.19931470528 pounds
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The Ultimate Chinese Cookbook for Beginners: Unlock the Hidden Gems of Chinese Culinary Traditions and Immerse Yourself in a World of Exquisite Flavors and Endless Inspiration

By Chu Hua

Independently published
Released: April 29th, 2024
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