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Chinese chicken dumplings and pork dumplings being turned into potstickers in a cast iron skillet (with all different colored dumpling wrappers)

Naturally Colored Dumpling Wrappers (For Chinese New Year (春节)

Dumpling wrappers are incredibly easy and inexpensive to make at home And there’s no better time than Spring Festival (春节 Chinese New Year) to make dumplings and potstickers that are a little bit extra special. To celebrate my Sichuan family this year, I’ve made purple, pink, orange, and green dumpling […]

A stack of crispy golden shrimp spring rolls with the tails sticking out at the end.

Firecracker Shrimp Spring Rolls With Chili Oil (With Video)

This might be our all-time favorite Asian appetizer and spring roll recipe ever. Crispy, crunchy shrimp spring rolls are crazy delicious and probably the easiest appetizer you’ll ever make. If you’re a fan of chili oil, shrimp, or spring rolls you’ll love making these restaurant-quality these at home without the […]

wonton chip in a shallow dip ramekin with Spicy Sichuan Party Dip drizzled with Sichuan chili oil

Spicy Chili Oil Cream Cheese Dip (w/Homemade Wonton Chips)

This spicy Sichuan party dip has everything we love about our favorite Chengdunese wontons in chili oil except in a totally unexpected creamy, spicy, crunchy dip that’s perfect for scooping up with homemade crispy-fried wonton chips (or any chips!) or crudité. I like to call this stuff Sichuan gold because […]

Har Gow dumplings drizzled with homemade sichuan crispy chili oil.

Har Gow Shrimp Dumplings 虾饺 (The Ultimate Guide with Video)

This har gow recipe with its juicy shrimp filling and translucent dumpling wrappers is the queen of all dumplings and it’s easier than ever to make! Crystal shrimp dumplings can be found at dim sum parlors around the world from Maxim’s Palace in Hong Kong (so delicious!) or Nom Wah […]

zigzagged square wonton wrappers cut out and ready to be filled

Easy Homemade Wonton Wrappers (Using Bread Flour)

This easy 3-Ingredient wonton wrapper recipe is my favorite one on the site. I use it to make all kinds of wontons (including Spicy Sichuan wontons), or sometimes potstickers — they’re especially delicious when fried to make crispy wonton strips for homemade egg drop soup. Plus, you can fill them […]

Classic Sichuan Long Wonton Soup in a bowl with homemade chicken broth glistening with bits of oil and fresh cilantro leaves and crispy fried homemade wonton strips

Easy Authentic Sichuan Wonton Soup (Long Chāo Shǒu 龙抄手)

Ready in just 30 minutes (if you use store-bought wrappers), this easy Sichuan wonton soup recipe is one of the most famous of all the Chengdu snacks and it’s one of the easiest things to make at home. Based on my Chengdunese friend, Vivian’s recipe, if you’re already familiar with […]

Chinese baozi pork and chicken bun after breaking it open (green and grey tie dyed bun dough wrapped around a pork and chicken filling)

BBQ Chicken & Pork Bao Buns (Bāozi 包子 Chinese Steamed Pork Buns)

This steamed chicken and pork buns recipe uses a featherlight tangzhong bao bun dough filled with a slightly sweet and savory Chinese BBQ pork and chicken thigh filling. Homemade Chinese pork buns are truly like the ones you’ll find being sold steaming hot from street trolleys in Chengdu, Chinatown, NYC, […]

Top down view of chili oil in a glass Mason jar with a spoon in it and toasted sesame seeds floating on the top.

Chef Liu’s Sichuan Chili Oil Recipe (Xiangla Hongyou 香辣红油)

This chili oil recipe was taught to me by Sichuan Chef Liu when I was living in Chengdu, China running a cooking school. And we think this is the best chili oil recipe you’ll ever make! Also known as Xiangla Hongyou or 香辣红油, we served this chili oil with Sichuan […]

An oval serving platter with Yangzhou House special fried rice filled with shrimp, chicken, ham, egg, and vegetables.

Easy Chinese Special Fried Rice 扬州炒饭 (Yangzhou Fried Rice)

This easy house fried rice recipe is what you’ll find at your favorite Chinese restaurant also known as, “Cantonese Fried Rice”, “Special Fried Rice”, “Chicken Fried Rice”, or even “Pork Fried Rice” — and you can make it at home in just 30 minutes. Leftover rice crisped to golden brown […]

A Japanese Pork Bun BLT on a vintage Italian plate with gold trim.

The Best BLT Bao Buns (Japanese-Style BLTs on Homemade Buns)

If you love BLTs and Japanese pork buns as much as we do, I think you’ll love this ultimate and very delicious BLT. One part American classic and two parts Asian deliciousness makes one of the best BLTs ever. Super-soft homemade bao buns, slathered with a quick sesame-soy spicy mayo, […]

a tray with four pork buns each with two pieces of braised pork belly, quick salt and sugar pickled cumbers, sesame-soy-mayo, hoisin sauce, and scallions topped with a little shredded lettuce

The Fluffiest Homemade Pork Buns (Tangzhong Pork Buns)

This Momofuku & Ippudo-style pork bun recipe includes the best, most tender soft homemade bao buns (Gua Bao or Baozi) with slow-braised pork belly. The brined pork is basically a set-it-and-forget-it pork belly with otherworldly deliciousness. As for the bao (the buns), I use a special ingredient combined with the tangzhong […]

two long pieces of golden brown braised pork belly in a white ceramic casserole dish

Easy Japanese Braised Pork Belly (Momofuku & Ippudo Style)

This easy braised pork belly recipe is perfect for making Japanese-style pork buns, but you can also use it as a topping for homemade tonkotsu ramen, or as a delicious side to your eggs for brunch. Brined overnight and slow-braised until super tender, you’ll never need another pork belly recipe. […]