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Easy Chicken Egg Rolls on a plate.

Making Chicken Egg RollsThese easy to make, delicious egg rolls are baked rather than fried. They are a great accompaniment to stir fry or any other dish. This page contains a recipe and instructions for making chicken egg rolls.


Spicy Potatoes in a bowl

Chinese Crispy Spicy PotatoesThese crispy potatoes are flavored with Chinese spices, like garlic, ginger and cumin. They are perfect as a side or even as a snack.


A plate of potstickers.

Potsticker RecipesOriginally created in China, these delicious filled dumplings have local versions in many Asian countries and are popular worldwide. Savory fillings are wrapped inside thin dough wrappings. This appetizer is generally pan fried then steamed and served with a flavorful dipping sauce.


A plate of Chinese boneless spareribs

Chinese Boneless SpareribsThese savory boneless pork ribs can be served as an appetizer with Chinese hot mustard, ketchup and sesame seeds. Or serve with rice and veggies for a hearty meal.


formed Glutinous Rice Balls

Making Sticky Rice BallsMaking sticky rice balls can be fun and tasty. A treat made with steamed glutinous rice batter and often shared around the Chinese new year.


A plate of deep fried egg rolls.

Making Egg RollsMaking your own eggs rolls at home is easy and relatively fast. It also allows you to personally determine the types of fillings you prefer. Choose from the recipes on this page. Provide a dipping sauce if desired and enjoy.


cooking chicken

Easy Sesame Chicken RecipeChopping the chicken can take most of the time to recreate this Chinese food favorite at home. This is a recipe for some easy sesame chicken.


Top view of a bowl of chicken congee.

Congee RecipesThere is a breakfast in China as popular as our bacon and eggs. It consists of cooked down rice and any veggies or meat that you have on hand. This page has congee recipes.


Sweet and Sour Pork on a serving dish.

Sweet-and-Sour Pork RecipesTender pork with a sweet and sour glaze or sauce is a restaurant and homemade favorite. Have some tonight. This page contains sweet-and-sour pork recipes.


A bowl of stir fry chicken and vegetables with sesame seeds.

Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry RecipesYou don't have to go out to eat to enjoy yummy sesame chicken stir-fry. Here are a few recipes to try. This page contains a sesame chicken stir-fry recipes.


Pork Yakisoba on plate

Pork Yakisoba RecipeYakisoba noodles are quick and easy to make. Add your favorite meat, like pork, and you have a delicious quick meal. This page contains a pork yakisoba recipe.


Chicken with Chinese brown sauce in serving dish with green beans.

Chicken with Chinese Brown SauceThis is a page about chicken with Chinese brown sauce. This recipe is not only delicious it is easy to prepare and can be varied somewhat by you choice of vegetables added.



Corny Dumplings

Making Deep Fried Pot StickersThis is a page about making deep fried pot stickers. These tasty Asian treats can be customized to please any palate.


Chinese pepper steak

Pepper Steak RecipesBeef strips seasoned with peppers, onions and other vegetables will make a delicious oriental flavored main dish at home. This page contains pepper steak recipes.


eggrolls on plate with sauce on the side

Chinese Egg Roll RecipesThis page contains Chinese egg roll recipes. A delicious side dish or appetizer can be created in won ton wrappers with meat and vegetables.


A plate of egg rolls.

Recipes Using Egg Roll WrappersMany different, delicious ingredients can be used to fill an egg roll wrapper for a quick meal. This page contains recipes using egg roll wrappers.


Egg Drop or Egg Flower Soup

Egg Drop Soup RecipesEgg flower soup is a wonderful first course for a Chinese style meal. This page contains egg drop soup recipes.


Chop Suey Recipes

Chop Suey RecipesChop Suey is a delicious, quick, and easy dish to prepare. This page contains recipes for Chop Suey.


Chow Mein

Recipes Using Chow MeinThese stir fried noodles are delicious served with many combinations of ingredients. This page contains recipes using chow mein.


Chow Mein

Chow Mein RecipesChow mein is delicious blend of stir fried vegetables, with or without meat, served over a bed of noodles. This page contains chow mein recipes.


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Chinese Beef Casserole RecipesThis page contains Chinese beef casserole recipes. Flavorful beef and vegetables blend to make a delicious Chinese style meal.


Chinese Casserole

Chinese Casserole RecipesThis page contains Chinese casserole recipes. Enjoy the flavor of many of your favorite Chinese dishes by recreating them as fast easy to prepare casseroles.


Sweet and Sour Chicken on White Plate

Sweet and Sour Chicken RecipesThis page contains sweet and sour chicken recipes. A favorite Chinese American dish is sweet and sour chicken. Make this delicious meal yourself for dinner tonight.


Green Pepper Wonton Poppers

Recipes Using WontonsThis page contains recipes using wontons. These Chinese dumplings can be filled with a variety of delicious ingredients.


Pork Stir Fry

Pork Stir Fry RecipesMake stir fry for a quick, easy, nutritious meal with lots of vegetables and a variety of meats, if you choose. This page contains pork stir fry recipes.


beef stir fry

Beef Stir Fry RecipesTry adding thinly sliced beef to your favorite stir fry vegetables for a tasty meal. This page contains beef stir fry recipes.


Fried Rice with ham

Fried Rice RecipesFried rice is a staple quick dinner choice. Not only is it fast and easy, but it is also a good way to use up extra meats and vegetables. This page contains recipes for fried rice.



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Recipe for Chinese Long Beans?I would like to know if anyone has the recipe for the long green beans that they make in Chinese restaurants? They are crunchier. I hope someone can help me.


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Chinese Style Pork (or Beef)Combine broth (chicken, beef of pork), broth from vegetables, vinegar, brown sugar and soy sauce. Stir in the cornstarch that has been mixed with a little of the vegetable broth to liquify.


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Recipes Using Chinese Five Spice?What kind of recipes is Chinese five spice powder used in?


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Chinese Ching-A-LingOur family members all love Chinese foods, but there have been many times when it wasn't in our budget to go the whole 9 yards to get it. We came up with this recipe which seemed to satisfy our appetites for the great taste of "Chinese" until we could do better.


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Chinese ChickenSaute onions and celery in butter. Add chicken, mushroom soup and chicken broth. Add soy and Tabasco. Simmer for a few minutes.


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Chinese Chicken Skillet DinnerStir together soy sauce, water, ginger and garlic. Remove skin from chicken and cut into bite size pieces. Marinate chicken in soy sauce mixture while cutting other ingredients.


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Peking PorkUsing a sharp knife, cut the tenderloin crosswise into very thin slices. Put them into a bowl with the 2 Tbsp. water, 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, chili powder and sugar. Marinate in refrigerator for 3-4 hours.


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Sweet-and-Sour PorkCombine pineapple juice, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and ketchup. Stir over medium heat to simmer. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup pineapple juice.


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Egg RollsMarinate meat in 1 Tbsp. soy sauce, salt & cornstarch. After 15 minutes, brown meat and drain. Boil coleslaw mix for 2 minutes. Drain and cover with cool water for 15 minutes. Stir-fry coleslaw and bamboo shoots for about 5 minutes.


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Easy Good Chow MeinBrown meat in Dutch Oven, add cut up celery and onions and water to cover by about 1 inch. Bring to boil and lower heat to simmer. Simmer about 1 hour, covered until onions and celery are tender. add soy sauce (about 1/4 cup or more to taste).


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Oriental ChickenRecipes for Oriental Chicken


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Chow MeinStir-fry celery and onion in oil in large skillet for 3 minutes. Add next 4 ingredients. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Add tomato and consomme. Stir in remaining seasonings. Thicken with cornstarch if desired.


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Stir-Fry Beef with BroccoliCombine 1 tablespoon oil, cornstarch and soy sauce in bowl. Add steak slices, mixing well. Brown onions in 2 tablespoons oil in skillet. Add steak, cooking until brown. Add remaining oil and broccoli. Stir-fry for 3-5 minutes.


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Sweet 'N Sour Pork (Microwave)Set power select at medium high. In small glass bowl, combine reserved syrup, vinegar, and cornstarch; heat 3/4 to 1 minute or until thickened, stirring once. Set aside.


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PotstickersTake chopped cabbage and add salt. let stand 15 minutes; drain and squeeze. do same thing with chopped zucchini and tofu. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.



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Chinese ZucchiniIn small mixing bowl stir together cornstarch, sugar and soy sauce; gradually stir in water, keeping smooth; set aside. Scrub zucchini in cold water; cut off ends and discard; do not pare.


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Zucchini Egg Foo YungGrate zucchini coarsely. Mix in next 5 ingredients. Fry by tablespoons full in hot oiled skillet, turning once when golden brown. Arrange on platter and top with the sauce.


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Mu Shu PorkIn medium bowl, combine pork, sherry, sugar, and soy sauce. Mix well. Refrigerate from 1/2 hour to 6 hours. In small bowl, combine water, cornstarch and bouillon (set aside).


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Chinese Potatoes?Chinese Potatoes. I had a great side dish at a new chinese place here in town and would like a recipe for chinese potatoes. Does anyone know of one?


Veggie Egg Roll pieces on plate

Veggie Egg RollsI love making egg rolls at home because I can be quite picky about what's put in the middles when I order them at restaurants. Plus it costs so much less! Try these crispy rolls as an appetizer, or as a main dish. I love using soy, vinegar and chili paste as a dipping sauce. Yum!


Easy Chicken Egg Rolls on a plate.

Easy Chicken Egg RollsAn easy alternative to takeout Chinese food that is waistline friendly!


Bowl of hot and sour soup.

Chinese Hot and Sour SoupI had no idea making Chinese hot and sour soup was so easy until my mother showed me how.


Chicken Wonton Rolls (Freezer Meal)When you need something that looks like it took a lot of effort to make but you don't have the time, these Chicken Wonton Rolls are just the thing! Try serving with chicken gravy to make a complete meal!


Chinese Shrimp and Vegetables

Chinese Shrimp and VegetablesThis is a great delicious healthy dish filled with aroma and flavor of wonderful shrimp and fresh vegetables! It is a very easy and quick dinner to make!


Fried Rice with ham

Ham Stir Fried RiceThis is a delicious fried rice variation. I used a lot of vegetables compared to amount of rice, for a colorful dish.



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Easy Chow Mein Recipes ?Does anyone have a easy recipe for homemade chicken or beef chow mein? I remember 35 years ago, I would make this for my husband. I have lost it now.Thank you for any answers.


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Egg Foo Young Gravy Recipe?I love the gravy that is served in Chinese restaurants when I order egg foo young. Would anyone have the recipe? Thank you.


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Chinese Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe?I am looking for a recipe for Chinese Chicken. It's a casserole type dish with rice (not noodles), water chestnuts, lemon juice, mayonnaise, and of course chicken which is cooked and cut up and I think it also contains cream of chicken soup.


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Chinese Food Recipes?Has anyone had any success making Chinese food that tastes like what they make at restaurants? I have tried some recipes but it is never quite the same.


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Chicken Stir-Fry?I would love recipes for all kinds of stir fries, especially chicken. Thank you and God Bless.


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Canned Bean Sprout Recipe?Growing up, my mother used to make this meal using Chun King bean sprouts. It contained hamburger, celery, and bean sprouts. I can't remember anything else, but I remember the celery took on the flavor of the meat and I loved it.


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