Chinese + Chinese-Inspired

an aluminum foil-covered sheet pan with baking soda spread out evenly over the entire top

Easy Baked Baking Soda (for Ramen, Alkaline Noodles & Pretzels)

You might be wondering what is baked baking soda and what’s it used for?  For starters, when you heat baking soda in the oven for a long period of time, it chemically alters it from being bicarbonate of soda into sodium carbonate which is an even stronger alkaline salt. This […]

an oval platter of Singapore Mei Fun noodles with shrimp, carrots, cabbage, scallions

20-Minute Singapore Mei Fun Noodles (Shrimp Mei Fun)

A takeout favorite you’ll find on just about every Chinese-American restaurant menu, Singapore noodles couldn’t be easier to make at home. These delicious rice noodles get their bright yellow color (and flavor) from curry powder and are filled with shrimp, eggs, carrots, Napa cabbage, onions, and scallions. Plus, it’s a […]

Perfectly pleated chicken dumplings on a sheet tray ready to be steamed.

Best Chinese Chicken Dumplings (Chicken Jiaozi With Video)

These Chinese chicken and zucchini dumplings are super tender, juicy, and full of flavor. Chicken thigh meat, chives, sautéed zucchini (but you can sub cabbage), with a blend of our favorite dumpling seasoning and spices, make this one of our absolute favorite dim sum recipes to make. Feel free to […]

3 super golden brown crispy spring rolls on a pink and peach tray decorated with Chinese fans

Easy Pork and Chive Spring Rolls w/Glass Noodles and Vegetables

Crispy pork and chive spring rolls couldn’t be easier to make and they’re just as good as your local takeout (try them for yourself because the proof is always in the final taste). These feather-light spring rolls are filled with a mixture of seasoned pork, chive, cabbage, carrots, and seasoned […]

a layer of stacked golden brown and glossy pork and chive potstickers plated on top of sauteed cabbage with crispy spring rolls in the background

Best Pork and Chive Potstickers w/Sautéed Napa Cabbage & Carrots

These crispy, chewy pork and chive potstickers are delicious and have been a total lifesaver when we’ve been too busy (or too lazy on the weekends) to cook. Not only is this one of the best make-ahead dinners, but these little potstickers also fill every kind of takeout craving you […]

just steamed homemade money bag dumplings or beggar's purses in a bamboo steamer sitting on top of nappa cabbage leaves

Steamed Pork & Chive Money Bag Dumplings (Beggar’s Purse Dumplings)

Chinese money bag dumplings (sometimes called beggar’s purses) are as delicious as they are cute. Little bites of juicy deliciousness, these dumplings are traditional Lunar New Year food typically enjoyed throughout the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) as a way to represent and bring good luck and fortune in the […]

chicken and vegetable stir fry in a white ceramic bowl

Easy Chinese Takeout Chicken & Vegetable Stir-Fry w/Glass Noodles

This is one of our favorite Chinese take-out chicken and vegetable stir-fry recipes because it tastes just like delivery (minus the MSG) and it cooks up in just 5 minutes flat once you have all the ingredients assembled. From start to finish, this chicken stir-fry recipe is ready in 30 […]

a wok filled with beautifully brown glass fettuccine noodles, tender slivers of pork and garden fresh green beans

Takeout Style Pork and Green Bean Stir-Fry w/Glass Noodles

This quick and delicious pork stir-fry recipe uses basic ingredients and is especially great for those nights when you need to make a grocery run but just don’t have it in you. As with most stir-fry recipes, you can substitute just about any type of pork (ground, shoulder, loin, or […]

Easy Shrimp & Vegetable Stir Fry (w/Cantonese Style White Sauce)

If you love Chinese food as much as we do, we think you’ll love this restaurant-style Argentinian Shrimp and Vegetable Stir-fry recipe. This easy shrimp and veggie stir fry is coated in a traditional Cantonese-style white sauce that’s light and silky and tastes like a cross between Moo Goo Gai […]

golden brown Chinese potstickers in a cast iron ckillet

Easy & Delicious Pork Potsticker Recipe (Cantonese Style Jiaozi)

What’s better than a delicious dough-filled Chinese dumpling? Its crispier cousin, the fried golden-brown chewy potsticker (or Jiaozi).  This porky potsticker recipe is easy and it’s one of our favorite dinners to make when we’re craving takeout. Filled with house-ground fatty pork belly and pork shoulder, chives, wood ear mushrooms, […]

a single stack of cornstarch dusted square homemade wonton wrappers

Thin & Chewy Homemade Wonton Wrappers (Using All-Purpose Flour)

If you love paper-thin chewy wontons, potstickers, or even those delicious crispy fried wonton strips in your favorite egg drop soup, you’ll want to make this homemade wonton wrapper recipe. Not only is this recipe easy, but it’s made using just flour, egg, salt, and water. When you see just […]

a stack of dumpling wrappers with chopsticks in the background

Easy 2-Ingredient Dumpling Wrappers (Chinese Dumpling Dough)

Making dumplings at home has never been easier with this easy and reliable dumpling wrapper recipe I learned while living in China. It’s chewy, tender, and holds any kind of dumpling fillings including homemade soup dumplings we can’t get enough of. All you need is flour and water and you’ll […]

my hand holding a cherry fried pie wonton with a bite taken out and it's gloriously cherry red filling exposed inside

Lucky Lunar New Year Fried Cherry Pie “Wontons”

Happy Lunar New Year to my family and friends in China, NYC, and Australia! I love and miss you all ♡. This dessert is dedicated to you. May it bring you luck, prosperity, good health, and a whole lot of love. Start the Year off right and surprise your loved […]

a small bowl of egg drop soup with crispy fried homemade wonton strips, green peas, corn, and sliced scallions

Easy Egg Drop Soup with Crispy Fried Wonton Strips (Danhuatang 蛋花湯)

A super delicious homemade version of your favorite takeout Egg Drop Soup. Also known as “egg flower soup”, it’s served piping hot in just about every Chinese-American restaurant from NYC to LA, but it’s also actually eaten in most homes in mainland China (and even Hong Kong too). Thin, silky […]