An oval ceramic platter topped with Sichuan pepper prawns and bamboo sticks crossed over the top of them.

Sichuan Peppercorn Prawns

“A flavor bomb.” That’s what we’re heaing about these dry-fried Sichuan peppercorn prawns that are packed with flavor, crazy quick to get on the table, and impossible to forget.

Hoisin-glazed duck shanks on a wire rack and one on a plate with a jar of honey beside it.

Hoisin-Glazed Duck Shanks

Our testers are smitten with these hoisin-glazed duck shanks—yes, duck shanks—that are gonna astonish you at just how sophisticated they taste yet how simple they are to make.

The components for Peking mushroom pancakes in individual dishes on a table.

Peking Mushroom Pancakes

Usually considered restaurant fare, these vegetarian Peking Mushroom Pancakes are a cinch to make at home. Without any reservations.

Pieces of Chinese roast pork in a black dish with chopped scallions beside it.

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.

A wok filled with kung pao chicken with two chopsticks on the edge

Kung Pao Chicken With Peanuts

The origins of Kung Pao (aka Gong Bao) chicken are murky, but the raves we’re hearing about this stir-fry of chicken, peanuts, and red chiles are unequivocally and resoundingly clear.

A white oval plate filled with pot stickers, a pair of chopsticks, and dipping sauce.

Pot Stickers ~ Guotie

What’s that you ask? When’s an appropriate time to serve pot stickers? We honestly can’t think of a time that’s not appropriate.

A ceramic bowl filled with 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.

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

Cashew Chicken

One of the most beloved—and most commonly ordered—Chinese dishes in America, this quick stir-fry makes simple seem superlative.