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A blue and white plate filled with moo goo gai pan

Moo Goo Gai Pan

A slightly upscale version of the “moo goo gai pan” you know as the safe Chinese takeout menu option.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 2
Person holding a plate of fried pork dumplings, with a bowl of black pepper scallion dipping sauce

Fried Pork Dumplings

Call them fried pork dumplings, Chinese dumplings, or even potstickers. Whatever you do, don’t call them difficult to make. So much easier to make than you’d ever imagine.

  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 6
Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup

This is, quite frankly, the loveliest hot and sour soup we’ve ever had, with none of the usual gloppiness of takeout Chinese. And it’s on the table in just 20 minutes.

  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 46
Bowl of cashew chicken with chunks of stir-fried chicken, carrots, sugar snap peas, celery, cashews

Cashew Chicken

Cashew chicken is one of the most beloved Chinese recipes in America. Dark meat, snap peas, carrots, and cashews are seared then tossed in a silky sauce.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 5
A bowl of sesame-peanut noodles coated in peanut sauce, topped with sesame seeds, chopsticks on the side

Sesame-Peanut Noodles

These gooey, slurpy, peanut butter-y wonders are the true test of a Chinese restaurant’s worthiness. Although now you don’t have to leave it to chance. You can simply make them at home.

  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 4
Cutting board with char siu pork--a pork tenderloin slathered with char siu sauce--and more sauce and the side

Char Siu Pork

A modern riff on a Cantonese classic. This leaner version relies on pork tenderloin rather than more indulgent cuts but tastes every bit as authentic as the real deal and is redolent of five spice powder, garlic, and ginger.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
Black plate with slices of crispy Chinese roast pork, scallions on the side

Chinese Roast Pork

Crisp, crackling BBQ pork belly just like what you find in Chinatown. Like most Chinese barbecue, It’s impossibly tender, slightly sweet, and surprisingly easy to make at home.

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  • 25 M
  • 5 H, 20 M
  • 0
A bowl with three spare ribs glossed with a sweet-sour sauce, on top lime zest

Chinese Sweet and Sour Spareribs

Tender baby back pork ribs are marinated in a spicy, spunky, spirited brew of rice wine and soy sauce and then braised, low and slow, until tender. Um, yum.

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  • 25 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
A white bowl piled with spicy shrimp and a red bowl of white rice

Hunan Hot-and-Spicy Shrimp

Shrimp are tossed in a peppery mix then seared in a reach-for-the-fire-extinguisher-hot sauce of chiles, ginger, garlic, and shallots.

  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 5
Bowl of stir-fried clams with chopped shallots, garlic, ginger, and chili flakes on bamboo

Stir-Fried Clams

Spicy, salty, and sweet. That’s what you get from a handful of simple Asian ingredients, less than 25 minutes, and this recipe. You’re welcome.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
A bowl filled with greens, chicken, cilantro, and mandarin orange segments with chopsticks on the side

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese chicken salad is just like those salads you get at the restaurants with the oranges and cashews and the lovely balance of crunchy and tender and sweet and savory.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 0
Pork Dumplings

Pork Dumplings

Pork dumplings with a filling that’s ethereally light and fluffy. You’ll never guess the secret ingredient.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 6
Stir-Fried Lettuce

Stir Fried Lettuce

Stir fried lettuce. Not what you were expecting to do with that head of romaine languishing in the fridge? Perhaps you ought to think again.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2