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Asia is the largest continent on the planet. It has approximately 45 million square kilometers. In addition, it contains 48 countries, among which are two of the nations that have the largest territorial extension worldwide.

China is one of these countries. This logically leads to a large population. Due to its high population and large territory, naturally great diversity of traditions and culture are reflected in China’s cuisine.

Do you want to learn more about delicious Chinese dishes? In this article we cover some of the best Chinese dishes recipes, including noodle dishes, rice dishes, New Year celebration dishes, dishes with egg, and more!

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Chinese noodle dishes

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Many traditional Chinese dishes, in addition to those known internationally, are made up of noodles including soups, meat dishes, fried noodles, chicken noodles, and even some seafood noodles.

Lo Mein

Lo Mein is a derivation of other name cantons that means “scrambled noodles”. This explains in a very brief way what Lo Mein is as such. This dish of noodles sautéed in sauce originated in Canton over 1800 years ago.

He Lo Mein can be served with pieces of chicken meat or pieces of beef. Regardless of this, they will be soaked in soy sauce with a touch of vinegar and sugar. Then this chicken will be sealed in a wok with abundant soy sauce and its own broth, so that finally the cooked noodles are altered with the meat.

Dan Dan noodles

This Dan Dan noodles best Chinese dishes for fans of strong and spicy flavors. This egg noodle broth with al dente cooking incorporates pork or veal meat, with pasta sesame seeds sauce, soy sauce and hot pepper oil, peanut chunks and rice wine. In addition to this, a touch of vinegar and chopped onion is added.

Its preparation consists of sautéing pork or veal with chopped onions, rice wine, soy sauce, ginger and a touch of salt. Finally, the noodles are mixed with the meat and served with a little of the previously prepared sauce.

Wonton Mein

Canton produces one of the tastiest dishes in China. In this case it is the soup, Wonton Mein. This moist dish highlights noodles, but also contains small shrimp and few portions of chopped pork. Soy sauce and dried fish, make this dish acquire a soft brown color that characterizes it.

This soup also has a peculiarity; this is that its noodles should be kept a little hard while being in the soup. This is so that tasters will enjoy crispy ingredients. White rice wine, pork, and shrimp make this dish one of the most popular in Chinese cuisine.

ZhaJian Mian

Based on older recipes from soldier families, the ZhaJianMian is one of the best Chinese dishes: a plate of fried noodles. These were consolidated in the city of Beijing during the period of the Qing dynasty. These noodles contain pieces of pork or shrimp, in addition to a powerful sauce made from fermented soy sauce, yellow soy sauce and hoisin sweet sauce.

The onion, carrot, potato and zucchini pieces are sautéed with little oil, pork julienne and the main sauce of this dish, that is, ZhaJian sauce. After the meat is sealed, the cooked noodles are added to this mixture, so that they acquire a dark color and are ready to serve.

Chow Mein

This dish, although originated in China, has transcended borders, reaching several nations and cultures. This Chinese noodle dish is one of the most popular worldwide.

Chow Mein is made by a ginger marinated chicken, soft soy sauce and soft pepper. Then this meat is chopped and sautéed with dark soy sauce, rice wine, and red peppers. Finally, cooked and cooled noodles are added to this mixture, so that sesame oil is added to complete the Chow Mein.

Ban Mian

Fujian Province is the region that gives rise to this Chinese noodle soup. In addition, this meal is very popular in the province of Canton and in the country of Singapore. This soup, whose translated name is named “on-board” noodles, contains beef.

In addition, handmade noodles are an essential ingredient in this best Chinese dish to order. These, after being cooked the noodles are sautéed with beef, soy sauce, roasted peanuts, rice wine, Sichuan pepper, and salt.

Shahe Fen

Based on rice, Shahe Fen is a noodle dish that originated in the city of Xingtai. Trout is one of the main and w most flavorful ingredients in this dish. This fish should be marinated for one hour with soy sauce, sesame oil, and a little salt.

Then the cooked noodles, as usually prepared, are sautéed with onions, peppers, carrots in julienne, mushrooms, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Then the fish is baked in abundant soy sauce is placed on the top of this dish.

Chinese side dishes

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When the phrase side dish is heard, you usually think of spring rolls. This is because they are the best known worldwide, however, we’ll review some other delicious Chinese side dishes.


Jiaozi is a type of Chinese dumpling. A dumpling is a bag of wheat flour dough, which is cooked in a boiled manner. The Jiaozi originated in China, during the Han dynasty, about 25 years after Christ. These bags can be stuffed with chicken, pork or beef. There are even some versions that include seafood in this stuffing.

Pork is mixed with grated ginger, light soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil, and chopped onions. After this mixture cools it is added to the already stretched mass of the Jiaozi. Finally, a single dumpling is made, enclosed, and put to boil.

Dim Sum

Originating in the Canton region of China, one of the best Chinese dishes are dim sum. These buns are the perfect companions to a cup of tea. Dim Sum is ideal for a light breakfast or a morning snack since it is not large. These buns can be cooked fried, boiled, or baked and filled with sweet or savory fillings.

There are several types of Dim Sum, one of them is Cha Siu So. Its dough is similar to that of multi-layer puff pastry, they are also stuffed with pork or veal. Its contrast of flavor between the semi-sweet of its dough and pork makes this companion a unique dish.

Xiao Long Bao

These Xiao Long Bao buns are a type or derivation of a Dim Sum. Its dough is made from wheat flour and yeast; its filling is usually pork. This meat is seasoned with salt, rice wine, soy sauce, and grated ginger. Its cooking is boiled using a classic bamboo vaporizer.

Pork is combined with ginger, soy sauce, and rice wine to create these Chinese side dishes. It should be noted that this mixture is not cooked before incorporating it into the Xia Long Bao bun. As the last step, they are shaped like a sack and steamed.

Spring rolls

Originated in China before the Tang dynasty was consolidated, the Chinese people made a more rustic version of this dish.

The spring rolls used to be consumed during celebrations of great importance like the spring holidays, logically in this way its name originated. These are made from corn starch that forms a very thin layer that has the ability to roll and fill with pork or chicken marinated with wine, salt, and pepper. In addition, the meat is accompanied by Chinese cabbage, bamboo shoots co-fed with salt and white pepper.


This side dish of Chinese culture consists of traditional buns that are made from round rice, then rolled with bamboo leaves and boiled. Although this process sounds like a quick preparation, it is not. The fastest processing time is 48 hours.

This extensive process is due to the soaking of bamboo leaves, which should distill their bitterness. On the other hand, the crushed round rice mixture is stuffed with beef, soy sauce, sesame oil, and red peppers.

Cha SiuBao

These pork buns are from traditional Cantonese cuisine. These buns are stuffed with a mixture of soy sauce, chopped meat, and some vegetables. They can be steamed or even baked.

Its dough is similar to a puff pastry, with the slight difference that this incorporates the egg and sesame oil. The pork is soaked in soy sauce, soy sauce, rice wine, and white pepper. These buns are filled with this mixture, then they are varnished with egg yolk and decorated with sesame seeds.

Wu Gok

Wu gok is a one of the best Chinese dishes only known in some parts of Asia and in China, it is a kind of Dim Sum well received and appreciated. These dumplings are made with purple occumo and are cooked fried then stuffed with pork.

These fried dumplings acquire an elastic consistency thanks to cassava starch and purple occumo. Then they are stuffed with a simple sautéed pork, onions, grated ginger, and soy sauce, then fried until golden brown.

Chinese chicken dishes

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Flavors of the best dishes are the most diverse, strong and authentic in the world. Through these flavors, the cuisine of this country helps a raw material such as chicken, can be transformed into sweet and sour foods, soups and sautéed with noodles. Below are the best dishes of Chinese cuisine with chicken.

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken is presumed that this Chinese chicken dish originated in the Qing dynasty period, in the Sichuan province of China. This dish contains a sauce that is based on soy sauce, red pepper oil, peanut oil, and the same chicken broth.

The chicken carries a marinade with soy sauce, sugar, salt, and rice wine. Then this is cut into julienne, so that it can be sautéed more easily, with chilies, chopped garlic, grated ginger, chives, and Sichuan pepper. Finally, the previously prepared sauce is incorporated and it would be ready to serve.

Chicken with mushrooms and soy sauce

This dish comes from the Jiangsu cuisine of China. Logically, as the name implies, its main ingredients are chicken breast, chopped onions, chopped carrots, soy sauce, and black pepper.

Chicken breast is sautéed with carrots, sliced mushrooms, soy sauce, chopped onions and all in its own fat. Then add a little more soy sauce and a touch of honey, to flavor this Chinese cuisine plasma.

Beggar Chicken

This chicken dish famous in China comes from a legend that tells a man of very scarce resources who was dying. Because of this, his acquaintances brought him a small piece of chicken for the man to eat.

However, they did not possess any type of seasoning so they added mud to cook it. Surprisingly, the result obtained was much better than expected, becoming one of the most traditional dishes in China today.

Man Tan Xian

The origin of some of the best types of Chinese food is linked legends. Man Tan Xian was developed during the Tan dynasty. At this time, a celebration of great magnitude was happening and the aromas that this dish released caused a monk who was in his temple to jump the wall of it.

From here comes its most updated name, “Buddha jumps the wall”. Mainly the dish consists of shark fins, chicken breast, chicken gizzards, pork knuckle, and clams. Its preparation is quite extensive; this is because the ingredients present there to go through different cooking processes before forming the substantial broth as such.

Szechwan chicken

Szechwan chicken is a sautéed dish, quite traditional in the cuisine of China. This preparation contains a sauce based on soy sauce, hot pepper paste, chicken consommé, and some cornstarch. This sauce will be the liquid element of the sautéed, next to a beaten egg, chicken breasts and some vegetables such as green pepper and onions, the Szechwan chicken is served in the best possible way.

Chinese vegetable dishes

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China is populated by many Buddhist practitioners who do not eat meat. Naturally this has given rise to several recipes and dishes that are vegetarian.


Also known as Hot Pot, it is a dish that has a lot of ingredients, all gathered in the same saucepan. The versatile thing about this dish is that it can be created with a variety of desired ingredients. While meat may predominate, there are versions where vegetables are the most essential of the dish.

Mainly, red pepper, green pepper, tomatoes, carrots, grated ginger, onions, and chives are some vegetables that can be included in the preparation. In addition, to additional ones such as peanut oil, sesame oil, and soy sauce.


The preparation of this vegetable dish consists of a steamed bread stuffed with any type of vegetables or meat. Originated in China, this bun has been spreading throughout different parts of Asia.

These small loaves in the shape of a semi-open sack are filled with a vegetable stew. This Baozi stew is made with zucchini, carrots, tomato paste, onions, garlic, grated ginger, and white pepper.

Yunnan Omelet

This Chinese vegetarian dish is derived from an improvised homemade dish. It consists of a simple grated omelet with ground ginger, Sichuan pepper, sesame oil, and salt. This is fried or grilled with little oil and can be accompanied by a bittersweet sauce.

Shitake and sautéed vegetables

Shitake is a Chinese mushroom widely used in its cuisine. The dish is made with Shitake mushrooms, carrots, onions, green pepper, and grated ginger. In addition, it is sprinkled with soy sauce and sautéed with white pepper and sesame oil.

Pak choi fried

This Pak Choi Fried salad is a fairly common Chinese meals. It is achieved by sautéing Choi pack (a type of Chinese chard) with garlic, chopped tomatoes, soy sauce, ginger, white pepper, onions and salt in sunflower oil.

Chinese pork dishes

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In addition to veal and chicken, one of the main meats used in the best dishes is pork. Chinese cuisine covers a wide range of recipes with this type of food.  

Tang Cu Li Ji

Being one of China’s most popular dishes, sweet and sour pork has several types of recipes.

Sweet and sour sauce and pork are the most delicious combination of Chinese cuisine. It is made by a marinade with light soy sauce, rice wine, and sesame oil. Finally, it can be cooked by either sautéing or in a faster way, making the pork meat and frying them.

Siew Yhok

The Cantonese cuisine of China is one of the most extensive in this country, contributing a large number of dishes and recipes to the national cuisine of the Asian country. In this case, Canton offers a pork dish called SiewYhok.

This oriental roast is made with pork loin and is accompanied bychaufa rice. This meat is marinated with a traditional sweet and sour Chinese sauce, called Hoisin. This sauce is made with honey, soy sauce, cornstarch, garlic, and hot pepper oil. The marinated pork loin is baked next to its marinade with the sauce, honey, sugar, white wine, and soy sauce.

Char Siu

This pork dish is a type of barbecue, nicknamed “The Chinese grill.” Very popular nationwide, this preparation for charcoal lovers contains as the main ingredient, pork. In addition, it has the peculiarity that it can be served with a hot or cold temperature, accompanied by noodles or white rice.

Pork is seasoned with soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, and white pepper. After short rest, it is placed on the flames of a good barbecue previously heated. Finally, it is soaked with soy sauce and hoisin sauce and chopped into julienne, to be accompanied by rice or noodles.

Jing jiàngròusi

This meal (one of the best Chinese dishes) consists of a sautéed pork julienne in a slightly sweet sauce. This has a particularity; the sauce not only has soy sauce but also comes from a mixture of some beans.

Jing Jiang Rou Si is served on a large number of small tortillas made with soy as the main ingredient. Between the tortilla and tortilla spaces, there are pieces of green leeks and finally, the sautéed and fried pork loin with soybean paste is positioned on top of all the other ingredients.


The Sichuan gastronomy is the one that supplies this preparation to all palates who have the possibility to try it. Its translation refers to “Fishy flavor”, this is because it is fishy pork. Although it sounds strange, it is one of the dishes that Sichuan tasters like best.

Over the years it was perfected, reaching only contain, pork soaked in white wine, carrots, peppers, and leek in julienne. In addition, it has a sauce made with soy sauce, fish broth, sugar, vinegar, and ultra-fine wheat flour. Finally, the sautéed pork is accompanied by white rice and decorated with grated ginger and chopped garlic.

Chinese New Year celebration dishes

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The celebration of the new year for all Asian nation is the most important celebration of all. The spring festivities in China consist of 16 days of different rituals, traditions and festive food.

These dishes are made specifically for this unique occasion during the year. In this category, the most important and typical of this Chinese festival are presented.


One of the most authentic Chinese dishes of the spring festival is the sweet soup. That is, the Tangyuan is a sweet Chinese broth that is prepared in celebration of the Chinese New Year. This soup is made with ginger, brown sugar and a touch of salt. In addition, it contains some buns made with rice flour and almond fillings.

Its preparation is quite simple, ginger, brown sugar and a touch of the salt boil for a few minutes. Then the buns made with rice flour, water and sugar are added, and then they are filled with rolled almonds sautéed in oil.

Changshou mian

This best Chinese dish is also known as longevity noodles because according to what this preparation symbolizes, people who consume them as well as those who cook them will be favored by filling a full and pleasant life.

These egg noodles contain chopped carrots, julienne peppers, peas, grated ginger, oyster sauce, large pieces of chicken and a little garlic. This dish is served next to the broth that was flavored with chicken pieces, vegetables, and oyster sauce.

Yu fish

This is one of the most special dishes of the Chinese New Year because the Yu fish symbolizes hope. This hope is manifested through the heads of the fish that point to those who will eat the dish. As a gesture of acceptance of hope for the new year, the heads and tails of the fish should be left on the plate.

Catfish is used to make this dish, through slow cooking. It can be cooked with green peppers, carrots, ground ginger, and garlic. It is served with sweet and sour orange sauce, vinegar and soy sauce.


JauGok is a kind of intermediate between the savory dish and the final dessert. These little bags stuffed with roasted peanut pieces, black sesame seeds, and grated coconut are the perfect treats for the Chinese New Year. JauGok symbolizes the sweetness of the coming new year.

The dough of these small empanadas is wheat flour, butter, and beaten eggs. Its filling is made by crushing roasted peanuts, sesame seeds and grated coconut in a food processor with brown sugar. Finally, they are cooked gently in the oven for a short time to produce one of the most savory dessert dishes of the Chinese New Year.

Nian Gao

Finally, you cannot miss one of the best dishes in the form of dessert in this special Chinese holiday. NianGao is a cake or cake that can be baked or boiled. This cake is made from glutinous rice, milk, some tea, sesame seeds, and brown sugar. On the other hand, this dessert symbolizes that year after year greater prosperity will be achieved in the business world.

Rice flour is added boiling water and brown sugar, milk and a few tablespoons of water so that this mixture results in a dough. It is finally cooked in the steam pot.

Duck Dishes

The duck is one of the two main birds of Chinese cuisine. The best and most typical elaborations with duck are found below.

Lacquered Peking Duck

As the demonym in the title indicates, this duck comes from the city of Beijing. With more than 500 years old, the duck with which this preparation is cooked is strictly selected; it must be  a yellow-billed duck with all white feathers. In addition, the duck must be 3 months old and have eaten a special diet.

To create this unique Chinese duck dish, marinated the duck with soy sauce, some cognac and honey for a few hours. After seasoning it by this time, the duck is put in the oven, with onions, tomatoes, carrots and hoisin sauce. Finally, it is accompanied by wheat flour tortillas and sesame seeds.

Peking duck soup

This duck broth is a derivation of the lacquered Peking duck, but it is made in a broth and with different ingredients. Logically, its main meat is that of the duck and it is also accompanied by parsley, sesame seeds, light soy sauce, rice wine, and chicken broth.

The lean part of the duck is cut into small cubes and added to chicken broth, rice wine, cabbage, soy sauce and a touch of white pepper over low heat.

Zhangcha duck

This duck dish comes from southern China from Sichuan cuisine. It is reserved for large feasts or banquets of important celebrations since it requires a somewhat long period of time for your marinade. That is why its cooking is slightly delayed.

This process of sounding the duck is a full day and requires black pepper, soy sauce, Sichuan pepper, rice wine, peanut oil, garlic, and grated ginger. Then it is baked for a long time at a low temperature so that it is finally smoked with black tea.

Duck with oyster sauce

This best Chinese dishes breast sautéed quite popular in China. It is prepared in a wok, oyster sauce, soy sauce, rice wine, sunflower oil, green pepper, chopped carrot, and grated ginger.

First, the duck breast is sealed with sunflower oil, garlic, green peppers, and chopped carrots. Then add the oyster sauce, rice wine, grated ginger and soy sauce. Once reduced, it is served with white rice.

Hack TjinTjin Nah Hu

To end the category traditional Chinese food menu with duck, we present hack tjintjin nah hu. Although it seems unusual, this preparation is based on a fried duck. As expected, the meat of this bird is properly seasoned with black pepper, soy sauce, and even ginger juice.

As usual in the cuisine of this Asian country, the duck is marinated for hours in the refrigerator with black pepper, Shao Hsing wine, juice, and zest of ginger and soy sauce. It is then sealed with sunflower oil and sautéed over fire.

Beef dishes

Although its use is less common than chicken, pork and duck meat, beef has a special place in Chinese cuisine. Even with fewer recipes for this meat, the cuisine of this country always manages to give it its unique and authentic touch to make beef an insurmountable ingredient.

Chow fun

Chow fun originated in Cantonese cuisine. Although this dish is not as mentioned as chop suey, which is a dish that was not created properly in China, chow fun is a meal typical in the province of Canton.

Chow fun contains veal that is sliced into julienne. Then it is seasoned with Sichuan pepper, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Then this is sautéed with hoisin sauce, more soy sauce, rice wine, carrot pieces, green peppers, and white pepper. Finally, rice noodles are added to complete the dish.

Biang Biang Mian

Despite being a Chinese noodle dish, Biang Biang Mian, the meat is the flavor that stands out in this preparation. The meal was invented in the province of Shaanxi and its name is given by the sound emitted by the noodle dough when it is beaten.

Veal loin is sautéed with onions, scallions, and garlic chopped in sesame oil. Then the cooked noodles are added to the pan with a little of the water in which it was prepared and soy sauce in a larger amount.

Yang Rou Pao Mo

Shaanxi province is the home of another of the dishes of this category. This time the Yang Rou Pao Mo uses lamb meat and not veal. In addition, it is a beef dish that includes pieces of bread in the broth or stew of this type of meat.

Lamb meat is made with purple occumo, spicy chili, parsley, a touch of orange, soy sauce and tomato juice. This tasty stew is served on small pieces of bread in a deep bowl so that it absorbs the liquid from the broth.


Despite being a rather spicy dish, hutlatang is one of the best Chinese dishes with beef and a very common breakfast among the inhabitants of China. Created in Henan Province, this soup with a strong and spicy flavor contains pieces of beef so that it absorbs this unique essence of Hutlatang.

The meat can be added to this powerful broth in the form of meatballs or if it is fillet in small and short strips. When cooked, one must julienne carrots and chopped zucchini, then combine these ingredients with soy sauce, salt, rice wine, chili oil, white pepper, and Sichuan pepper. Finally, it is sewn with water until it is reduced.

Fu Qi Fei Pian

Being an underrated dish outside China, this meal is one of the tastiest in Sichuan cuisine. Its main ingredient is beef; you can also use the lung of the beef.

The veal or beef lung is cooked in a thick chili sauce, creating a tasty new stew. With tomatoes, chives, red peppers, chili oil and garlic, the meat cut is cooked in a saucepan over low heat for a long time.

Tofu Dishes

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Like vegetables, the Chinese have a great appreciation for tofu. This versatile food has been scaled up in recipes worldwide and China is not far behind, being the country that gave rise to this product.

Hong Shao Kao Fu

Hong Shao Kao Fu is a totally vegetarian Chinese barbeque dish. This dish from Shanghai cuisine has a type of Chinese cereal derived from wheat called Shao Kao. Shao Kao and tofu are the stars of this meal.

The presentation of this preparation is in skewers, with pieces of Shao Kao, tofu, mushrooms such as mushrooms, carrots, corn and even dumplings stuffed with vegetables.


Mapodoufu is a kind of broth with a concentrated sauce. In this substantial stew are pieces of tofu, which are the most outstanding in view of what the dish has. In addition, the sauce in which it is immersed is chili, sesame oil, tomato paste, cornstarch, soy sauce, and vegetable broth.

Creating this authentic Chinese dish is very basic including sautéed carrot, garlic, onions, green peppers, black pepper, hot pepper oil, firm tofu, and red peppers. Then, add the sauce mixture and cook until it thickens.

Sweet and Sour Tofu

Sweet and sour tofu is a vegan substitute for any of the best dishes with these characteristics, which uses meat. On the contrary, fresh tofu acquires the bittersweet taste and gives a different touch to this dish.

Tofu is sautéed with carrots, onions, and garlic. Then a bittersweet sauce made with apple cider vinegar, orange, soy sauce, tomato, and cornstarch, cover all the firm tofu dice.

Tofu Dumpling

This vegan version of dumplings with tofu is recent creativity in some restaurants in China. The tofu inside the dumplings bag is accompanied by tomato, ginger, soy sauce, salt, white pepper, and carrots.

A small stew is made with tofu, tomato, garlic, onions, and tomato. Then the dumpling is filled and steamed. Pair this tofu Chinese dish with white rice for a scrumptious meal!

Tofu Kung Pao

This preparation is a dish adapted to the Kung Pao chicken mentioned above. It originated thanks to the vegan movement in China some time ago. Even this vegan dish of Sichuan cuisine is becoming a traditional signature of Chinese gastronomy.

Tofu is marinated for a few hours with soy sauce, cornstarch, and dark vinegar. Then it is sautéed with hoisin sauce, sesame oil, green and red peppers, chilis, garlic, and ginger. Finally, it is aesthetically completed with roasted peanuts.

Chinese dishes with egg

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Eggs, as in several parts of the world, are a very special ingredient in the daily diet of the Chinese. Eggs are a big part of Chinese breakfasts and companions of some lunches.

Foo Yung

This dish made with eggs comes from traditional Chinese cuisine. The egg gives consistency to the preparation, accompanied by the powerful flavor of shrimp and condiments such as grated ginger, soy sauce, black pepper, and salt.

Foo Yung eggs are beaten with chopped shrimp, green peppers, onions, garlic, salt, black pepper, soy sauce, and grated ginger. Then they are cooked in an assortment with little oil so that the end result is scrambled eggs.

Xihongshi Chao Jidan

This meal is very similar to classic scrambled eggs. However, other ingredients are added that make them somewhat different. In addition to eggs, the Xihongshi Chao Jidan contains tomatoes, grated ginger, Sichuan pepper, a touch of sugar, soy sauce, onions, chives, red peppers, and garlic.

Logically, tomatoes, onions, chives, peppers, and garlic are sautéed. Then the eggs mixed with salt, Sichuan pepper, soy sauce and the touch of sugar are added. Finally, they are sewn to the point of preference.


Jiucaihezi is a type of dumpling is one of the best Chinese dishes, and quite traditional in northern China. This baked or fried sack is filled with a small mixture of scrambled eggs, noodles, and prawns.

In addition to this, you can have pieces of tomatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic. With small notes of soy sauce and rice wine.

Fu Yung

This popular dish among China’s quick breakfasts is an egg omelet with an Asian twist. In addition to owning eggs and onions, you can also bring pork, beef, garlic, red peppers, Sichuan pepper, and sesame oil.

Logically, the eggs are beaten first and all ingredients are added except onions and meat. These will be sautéed before the tortilla enters the pan. Finally, eggs, vegetables, and condiments are added to the pan without stirring, then turned so that both sides are cooked.

Centenary eggs

Centenary eggs are one of the best Chinese dishes that were discovered by accident. This happened through a farmer, who had forgotten to collect a couple of duck eggs. He arrived to collect the eggs, and realized that thanks to the mud, they had been preserved and could still be consumed.

The appearance, smell, and taste of these eggs are very controversial since in China they are considered a true delight and for other diners they are not a dish they would eat.

It is important to mention that the fermentation time of the eggs is a couple of months not years as indicated by their title. These eggs should not be consumed whole or alone, but rather they should be chopped and placed in rice or noodles.

Rice Dishes

One of the grains that are mostly grown in China is rice. This is why it is not surprising that Chinese have many good dishes with this grain.


This Chinese dish recipe has spread to parts of Asia, such as India and Pakistan, however, the origin of this recipe resides in China. This preparation includes pork loin, onions, carrots, green peppers, oyster sauces, soy sauce, and Sichuan pepper.

This rice is sautéed with abundant soy sauce, oyster sauce, and vegetables, resulting in semi-fried rice with sesame oil. In addition to this, chopped egg tortillas are added.

Congee rice

Congee Rica is a very thick soup made with rice, carrots, celery, garlic, grated ginger, soy sauce, rice wine, and black pepper.

Celery and carrots are boiled and then rice is added. This is cooked until the rice grain is inflated. Finally, sautéed onions and garlic in soy sauce and rice wine are added to make this delicious rice dish.

Ku-Bak Rice

This is a bowl of rice similar to Chaofan since it is also sautéed with soy sauce and pork and beef. However, it also includes beef skewers seasoned with soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice wine, and black pepper.

Chicken Satay with rice

Chicken satay is a rice meal from Chinathat was initially created for speed and versatility and has now become a very tasty dish that can be found in various areas of China. It consists of chicken kebabs in julienne marinated with honey, soy sauce, grated ginger, and black pepper.

This dish is always accompanied by sautéed rice with hoisin sauce and rice wine.

Sweet and sour pork with rice

Pork with sweet and sour sauce originated in Chinese cuisine, and although the city of origin is unknown, it is one of the most influential dishes in this country. Pork is sautéed with soy sauce and vegetables before being dipped in sweet and sour orange tomato sauce, soy sauce, and apple cider vinegar.

Logically this dish is accompanied by a bowl of rice sautéed with vegetables such as carrots, peppers, and onions.

Dishes with Seafood

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Sea food and Chinese cuisine are a perfect match. The cuisine of this eastern country knows how hold its own when cooking seafood.

Dumplings stuffed with shrimp

These dumplings are made from rice flour. They can be steamed or baked. These are stuffed with shrimp sautéed with white wine, ginger, garlic, onions, orange and black pepper. In addition, it includes some soy sauce and tomato paste.

Beijing-style squid

Originated in the city of the title, this unique squid meal is one of the best Chinese dishes. They are sautéed for a short time with orange, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Then they are breaded in rice flour and fried until golden brown. They can be accompanied by white rice or noodles

Clams in hot sauce

These clams are first cleaned with lemon. They are then added to a tomato base, red pepper oil, green peppers, soy sauce, rice wine, ginger, and Sichuan pepper. It is recommended to eat them mixed with white rice.

Side Dishes

To end this extensive search for the best dishes of gastronomy from one of the largest countries in the world, we meet tasty and easy to prepareside dishes again.


This side dish is made with wheat flour and a fairly round shape. They are fried until crispy and golden on the outside. Additionally, they are stuffed with vegetables or veal.

Pei guen

Peiguen is a kind of dim sum made with tofu, one of the best Chinese dishes to order. These types of bag-shaped dumplings are fried. In addition to this, they are filled with chicken meat or prawns


DaanTaat are made with puff pastry. They are filled with a thick cream created from eggs, milk, sugar, and orange. These delicious dessert side dishes are cooked in the oven.


The mass of this type of dumpling is very fragile, but one of the best dishes. That is why the difficulty of its preparation increases slightly when preparing them. They are steamed and stuffed with pork, bamboo shoots, and carrots.

Cha Siusou

Made with puff pastry, these savory pastries are delicately baked and over medium heat allowing your filling to be preserved in an ideal way. This stuffing is usually chicken or pork.

Lo bak go

This Lo Bak Go Chinese side dish is rectangular dough that is steamed. The detail is that it is made with radishes previously sautéed before cooking.


Finally, Gaimeibao is a type of small bread filled with delicious cream of coconut and lemon. Its dough is made on the basis of butter and wheat flour and is baked over low heat.

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