During a busy weeknight, the easiest thing to do when it comes to dinner is go in your takeout menu draw and order some Chinese. Kung pao chicken, beef and broccoli, and white rice are among the specialties that you might normally order. While your traditional take out spread is satisfying and delicious, you can make those same dishes right at home.
Chinese spareribs, chive turnovers, and crackling garlic sauce that you can put over fish or chicken are among the amazing Chinese dishes that are perfect for a home-cooked dinner. Put your takeout menu down and make these dishes instead.
Best Chinese Spare Ribs
Chinese spare ribs, also known as Cantonese BBQ or char siu, are spare ribs that are marinated in hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and spices, and are then barbecued or roasted. This recipe is easily one of our best spare ribs recipes due to its ability to deliver the taste and texture of ribs you can typically only find at your local Chinatown. It doesn’t require you buy esoteric ingredients for the marinade or pork. Both Kansas City-style and St. Louis-style spare ribs can be used. — Soni Satpathy
Chinese Chive and Pressed Tofu Turnovers
These chewy-crisp pockets of goodness are fun to make and even better to eat. They are a popular Chinese snack filled with the slight garlicky bite of Chinese chives and the savory depth of seasoned pressed tofu. Clear cellophane noodles add body and egg binds the ingredients together. — Andrea Nguyen
Chinese Crackling Scallion and Garlic Sauce
It’s just hot oil infused with garlic and chiles and loaded with sliced scallions. It’s served crackling hot, poured straight from a wok onto whole fish, grilled steaks, roasted potatoes, or even bowls of plain rice. — Susan Volland