7 Chinese Dishes You Have To Try

There are so many wonderful Chinese dishes to choose from with such an array of great cooking in this vast country. Chinese cuisine varies from region to region; the main regional cuisines in China are Anhui, Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Szechuan, and Zhejiang. Each region has its own distinctive flavours, from the sweet and mellow Cantonese dishes to Hunan, the ‘land of fish and rice’.

We’ve rounded up some of the tastiest Chinese recipes that you can make at home. You might not be able to travel there right now but you can take your taste buds on a journey. If you plan on taking a vacation there – or want to remind yourself of a previous trip – these are the perfect dishes to make.

These recipes aren’t just any recipes either, as they have been created by the world’s top food bloggers. The best of the best. Make sure to check out the other great dishes on their sites too!

Time to pop on the apron and start cooking some of these amazing Chinese dishes…

The Best Chinese Dishes

1. Spicy Chongqing Noodles

Fiercely spicy, mouth-numbing and super aromatic, these are a real treat. Chongqing noodles are one of the most popular street foods of China.

Recipe created by Wei.

2. Wonton Soup

Delicious and comforting wonton soup (雲吞湯) is a classic Cantonese food. This homemade authentic easy wonton soup recipe is super simple and tasty. Let’s learn how to make classic Cantonese wonton soup in 30 minutes!

Recipe created by Tracy.

3. Chinese Salad with Cabbage And Ramen

Nourishing and delicious cabbage salad made with ramen and is super quick to put together. Ideal to make in advance for friends.

Recipe created by Julia.

4. Chinese Braised Pork In Brown Sauce

Braised pork in brown sauce has just the right amount of bold flavour. Of course, you can tweak the level of spice to your liking. It is rich and delicious – you will be quickly hooked.

Recipe created by Cindy.

5. Niurou Lamian (Chinese Beef Noodle Soup)

Although it may seem like a lot of work, making this soup is actually fairly easy.  Roast the bones, transfer to a stockpot, add water and spice and let it bubble away all day long.

Recipe created by Natasha.

6. Chinatown Ribs

An appetiser that is a “must have” in any Chinese restaurant is their mouth watering ribs. This recipe uses baby back ribs which are super tender and tasty when cooked correctly.

Recipe created by Jurga.

7. Traditional Mooncakes

Making traditional Chinese or Cantonese mooncakes is really simple (once you have the right equipment). You will instantly fall in love with the taste.

Recipe created by Mei Kitchen.

Planning a trip here in the future? Check out 7 Top Tips For First Time Travellers To China.

Big 7 Travel Team