Chinese + Chinese-Inspired

A view of an ancient building inside the Forbidden City in Beijing
I think it’s safe to say, we all appreciate delicious Chinese food. From our favorite take-out noodles to Shanghai soup dumplings and fried rice, this food has captured our hearts (and our stomachs).

Living in China allowed me to see a sliver of how much more there is to this ancient cuisine beyond our favorite Cantonese-style dim sum (which we love) and other westernized favorites like General Tso’s Chicken. You may come for the essentials like dumplings, wonton wrappers, or egg drop soup, but I hope you stay (and keep coming back) for some of the regional culinary treasures you’ve never heard of and can’t wait to try. And along the way, we’ll be collaborating with friends and family living in China to bring you authentic and super delicious food straight from the mainland, plus a few of my own Chinese-inspired dishes that we love to eat.

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 […]

Just steamed homemade dumplings on a pink marble rectangular serving tray glistening and looking delicious and ready to eat

Best Ever Chicken Dumplings Recipe (Plump & Juicy Jiaozi)

These Chinese chicken and zucchini dumplings are super tender, and juicy, and full of flavor. Tender 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 […]

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 […]

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 and 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 and 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 and 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 Homemade 2-Ingredient Chinese Dumpling Dough

If you love eating dumplings as much as we do, this is a really easy and reliable dumpling wrapper recipe to have on hand. It’s chewy, tender, and works for all kinds of fillings including those delicious little soup dumplings we can’t get enough of. And this dough couldn’t be […]