20 Chinese Recipes You Need to Try out in 2016

20 Chinese Recipes You Need to Try out in 2016 | omnivorescookbook.com

I shared 20 healthy Chinese recipes to try out in 2015 at the beginning of this year, and it went on to become one of the most popular posts on this blog. So now, I’ve decided to continue the series by sharing this delicious round-up of some of my favorite recipes – recipes I believe you will enjoy, too. When creating this list, I chose some unfamiliar recipes on purpose, as there are so many undiscovered treasures in Chinese cuisine. I hope this list will introduce some new ideas and flavors to you, so you can experience the real Chinese food that we cook and eat every day in China.20 Chinese Recipes You Need to Try out in 2016

Chicken

Sichuan Chicken with Spicy Sesame Sauce (怪味鸡)

This cold Sichuan chicken dish is served with a numbing, spicy, nutty sauce that is addictively tasty. It may look plain, but it will blow your mind with a single bite.

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Sichuan Chicken with Spicy Sesame Sauce (怪味鸡) - It is served with a numbing, spicy, nutty sauce that is addictively tasty. It may look plain, but it will blow your mind with a single bite. | omnivorescookbook.com

The Best Cantonese Roast Chicken (广式烧鸡)

This Cantonese roast chicken tastes even better than one at a good restaurant. The skin is truly crispy and the meat so moist and tender. Want to to cook a perfect Asian style chicken in the oven? Look no further!

This Cantonese roast chicken tastes even better than one at a good restaurant. The skin is truly crispy and the meat so moist and tender. Want to to cook a perfect Asian style chicken in the oven? Look no further!| omnivorescookbook.com

Stir Fried Chicken with Black Bean Sauce (豉汁干葱爆鸡球)

A simple and rich black bean sauce with tons of herbs to bring out the best flavor of the chicken.

Stir Fried Chicken with Black Bean Sauce (豉汁干葱爆鸡球) - A simple and rich black bean sauce with tons of herbs to bring out the best flavor of the chicken | omnivorescookbook.com

Baked Three Cup Chicken

This recipe lets you cook the best chicken with minimal effort. Use this method to create the most flavorful, tender, and moist chicken with crispy skin.

Baked Three Cup Chicken (三杯鸡) - Cook the best chicken with minimal effort | omnivorescookbook.com

The Best Clay Pot Chicken Rice (鸡肉煲仔饭)

An addictive dish! Beyond the greatness of the tender and moist chicken, the rice absorbs all the extract from the mushrooms and chicken grease, and is then seasoned with oyster sauce.

The Best Clay Pot Chicken Rice - the recipe teaches you the easiest way to create a super flavorful one-dish meal without a clay pot or rice cooker | omnivorescookbook.com

Beef & Pork

Authentic Szechuan Poached Beef (水煮牛肉)

The beef is melt-in-your-mouth tender. The numbing spiciness is so addictively good that you cannot stop eating, even if it makes your stomach burn.

Authentic Szechuan Poached Beef (水煮牛肉) - The beef is melt-in-your-mouth tender. The numbing spiciness is so addictively good that you cannot stop eating, even if it makes your stomach burn. | omnivorescookbook.com

Chinese Beef Meat Pie (牛肉馅饼)

A classic northern Chinese pastry. It has a moist savory filling and a crispy crust. It’s a large version of the potsticker and tastes even better!

Beef Meat Pie (牛肉馅饼) - A classic northern Chinese pastry. It has a moist savory filling and a crispy crust. It’s a large version of the potsticker and tastes even better! | omnivorescookbook.com

Beef Rice Bowl

Beef rice bowl is a delicious and comforting one-dish meal that is easy to cook. Learn the secret sauce and cook the best braised beef – it’s even better than takeout!

Beef Rice Bowl - Yoshinoya Copycat (肥牛饭) - A delicious and comforting one-dish meal that is easy to cook. Learn the secret sauce and cook the best braised beef - it’s even better than takeout! | omnivorescookbook.com

Chinese Lion’s Head Pork Meatballs

Make flavorful, tender and moist meatballs in a healthier way.

Chinese Lion’s Head Pork Meatballs (狮子头) - Enjoy a healthier version of the tender and moist meatballs | omnivorescookbook.com

Seafood

Suan Cai Yu (酸菜鱼, Sichuan Fish with Pickled Mustard Greens)

The fish is thinly sliced and poached in a rich broth made from chicken stock, fish stock, and Sichuan pickles. The fish has a velvety and silky texture, with a piquant and zesty taste.

Suan Cai Yu (酸菜鱼, Sichuan Fish with Pickled Mustard Greens) - The fish is sliced thinly and poached in a rich broth made from chicken stock, fish stock, and Sichuan pickles. | omnivorescookbook.com

Braised Crispy Tofu with Shrimp

Learn the single trick to creating the most flavorful tofu ever!

Braised Crispy Tofu with Shrimp - Learn the single trick to creating the most flavorful tofu ever! | omnivorescookbook.com

Seafood Congee

This recipe reveals the secret to using dried scallop to create a super flavorful broth, totally effortlessly.

Seafood Congee - the ultimate comfort food | omnivoerscookbook.com

Crispy Salmon with Ginger Soy Sauce

The recipe combines the delicate flavor of Chinese steamed fish with the crispy skin of grilled salmon in one dish. You don’t need to marinate the fish, and you can achieve it on the stovetop in 10 minutes. Isn’t it perfect?

Crispy Salmon with Ginger Soy Sauce - This recipe combines the delicate flavor of Chinese steamed fish with the crispy skin of grilled salmon in one dish. Isn’t it perfect? | omnivorescookbook.com

Vegetables

Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

One of the most popular posts on my blog! A very satisfying vegan dish that features crispy eggplant and sticky sauce.

Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce (vegan) - Cook crispy and flavorful eggplant with the minimum oil and effort | omnivorescookbook.com

Moo Shu Vegetables

A quick and delicious dish that you can serve as a side or enjoy as a main. Learn how to use wood ear mushrooms and lily flowers to add flavor and texture to your veggie dish like a real Chinese chef.

Moo Shu Vegetables - A quick and delicious dish that you can serve as a side or enjoy as a main | omnivorescookbook.com

Cantonese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce

A plate of poached veggies served with Cantonese style oyster sauce is the quickest way to enjoy the freshness of the ingredients. Find out how real Cantonese restaurants serve this simple dish.

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Rice & Noodles

15-Minute Fried Noodles

This recipe introduces an optimized workflow and numerous tips for creating a great noodle dish with minimal effort.

15-Minute Fried Noodles - A perfect way to create a hearty, quick, and healthy one-dish meal. This recipe introduces an optimized workflow and numerous tips for creating a great noodle dish with minimal effort | omnivorescookbook.com

Soy Sauce Fried Rice (酱油炒饭)

A true Chinese classic. It’s slightly indulgent, bursting with flavor, takes just ten minutes to prep and cook, and is robust enough to serve as a main.

Soy Sauce Fried Rice (酱油炒饭) - A true Chinese classic. Slightly indulgent, bursting with flavor, and good enough to serve as a main, it takes just ten minutes to prep and cook | omnivorescookbook.com

Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup (黄焖鸡面)

A one-dish meal with super rich broth and juicy chicken.

These spicy chicken noodles feature a super rich broth with juicy chicken. Learn to use the steam braising skill to cook a very flavorful chicken in much less time! | omnivorescookbook.com

Biang Biang Noodles (Chinese Hot Sauce Noodles)

The wide and thick handmade noodles are covered with a rich, savory hot sauce. It is a very simple dish yet brings you the greatest satisfaction.

Biang Biang Noodles - With a spoonful of savory seasoned soy sauce and fresh, nutty hot sauce, the thick and meaty handmade noodles will bring you to foodgasm! | omnivorescookbook.com

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Hi I'm Maggie Zhu! Welcome to my site about modern Chinese cooking - including street food, family recipes, and restaurant dishes. I take a less labor-intensive approach while maintaining the taste and look of the dish. I am originally from Beijing, and now cook from my Austin, Texas kitchen.

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8 thoughts on “20 Chinese Recipes You Need to Try out in 2016

  1. Robyn @ Simply Fresh Dinners

    Oh my, Maggie – this collection is simply stunning and my favorite dish of Chinese Hot Sauce Noodles is on there, too. We were all talking about Chinese food on Christmas Eve because it’s a tradition to order in and we were all saying that next year it’s time we each made a dish and I told everyone we had the best teacher ever available to us on your site. I’ll be sharing this with everyone. So beautiful!
    Happy Holidays, friend. Can’t wait till the new year!

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    1. Maggie Post author

      Thanks for sharing Robyn! Thomas’s family has the same tradition as well – ordering Chinese food on Christmas eve. It is a GREAT idea to ask everyone to bring a dish to the party. When can we have our own cooking party?? Can’t wait!
      You too, Happy New Year and have a wonderful holiday! 🙂

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  2. Soulful Dr.

    An amazing stir-fry doesn’t need meat to be substantial. When you need a healthy, low-calorie dinner on a dime, this Chinese cabbage stir fry should be a go-to. It’s great to serve with fried rice, which has eggs for protein.

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