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We'd all like to think we know authentic Chinese recipes yet Chinese cuisine is a vast and complex topic to accurately describe. With a long entrenched history in both the country and across the world we all have our own spin on Chinese food that we personally know and love.
Whilst Chinese food might be a large and complex topic hailing from one of the largest countries in the world, Chinese ingredients conversely can be minimal and simple and the cooking techniques fast. Deep frying, flash frying and steaming are three simple cooking techniques championed by Chinese cuisine. Many Chinese dishes have speed on their sides being ready in less than half an hour.
We have lined up ten tried and tested favourites that we all love to keep you covered on a night in. From crunchy spring rolls and soft wontons to classic egg fried rice, and stir fry’s for both meat eaters and vegetarians. We can vouch for their deliciousness and we’ll leave their authenticity for the experts to decide.
Crispy spring rolls served piping hot from the oil are sure to beat any cold tired spring roll that's done the rounds making it to your house.
Soft parcels of tasty steamed pork and prawn dim sums are a delicous way to open your Chinese meal.
Pork wontons cooked inside a chicken broth make for a comforting dish.
Sweet and sour pork is a classic favourite, master it for yourself and you'll have this crowd pleaser up your sleeve.
Stir fried lemon chicken with onions is a lighter way to enjoy a chinese stiry fry.
Chinese beef stiry fry ready in less than half an hour.
Less than 15 minutes to prepare this is healthy and satisfying stir fry.
When you feel like something spicy with a peanut crunch this is the stiry fry for you.
Zesty chicken organge served on rice noodles.
Egg fried rice is a known and loved Chinese classic and great flavoursome side dish.
If you are going to succumb to a takeaway learn how to eat takeout like a boss with this comedy video from Foodbeast.
For more mid week dinner ideas head to our recipes page.