60 Best Chinese Appetizer Recipes. Whether you are looking for a quick and easy recipe to cook for dinner or you are looking for something to serve at a dinner party, these Chinese appetizer recipes have got you covered.
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60 Best Chinese Appetizer Recipes
Spiced Chinese Boiled Peanuts Recipe
This wonderful and popular Chinese snack is easily made: just by boiling peanuts in water with warm spices, they get super tender and naturally sweet – without any sugar added!
Chinese Scallion Pancakes
A Chinese Scallion Pancake will often make an appearance on dim sum menus and are served as street food in China, they are also sold frozen in Asian supermarkets. These scallion pancakes are savory, chewy, crispy from the outside, and flaky from the inside.
Slow Cooker Chinese Spare Ribs
Chinese spare ribs are melt-in-your-mouth tender with deep flavors of honey, hoisin, and five-spice powder. Chinese spare ribs are made in the slow cooker and come out so tender and delicious, better than any take-out restaurant. Smothered in a flavorful sauce that becomes a sticky, finger-licking sticky glaze!
Crispy Salt And Chilli Chicken Recipe
Deliciously crispy salt and chilli chicken! Tender chicken breast lightly battered, fried till crispy and tossed with chillies and a tasty Chinese spice mix
Paper Wrapped Chicken
These Paper Wrapped Chicken are delicious morsels of marinated chicken wrapped in parchment paper envelopes. Makes the perfect bite sized appetizer!
Chinese Xinjiang Lamb Skewers
These Chinese Xinjiang Lamb Skewers get their name from the Xinjiang region of China where they originate. These skewers, typically a street food and served in the far north western reaches of the country
Char Siu Sou (Chinese Roast Pork Pastry Puffs)
A beloved dim sum staple, baked Chinese roast pork pastry puffs (char siu sou) are extremely flaky on the outside with flavorful pork filling inside. Making the pastry from scratch yields a much more authentic flavor and texture than using shortcuts with store-bought puff pastry. The dough is much easier to work with than one would think, and the results are out of this world!
Mini Chinese Pork Buns in the Cake Pop Maker
Chinese pork buns or “baozi” are a staple of takeout for many across the country. That chewy outside combined with that savory pork filling is a flavor sensation you just can’t beat. Whether you prefer them baked, steamed, or any other preparation method you might know about, it all comes back to a delicious portion of dim sum.
Easy Schezwan Maggi
This easy Schezwan Maggi recipe will let you enjoy the flavour of Schezwan sauce in Maggi any time of day.
Chinese Salad Recipes
Chinese Cucumber Salad
This Chinese Cucumber Salad is super refreshing and perfect when it’s warm out! We make this Chinese appetizer as a side dish often, and the garlicky goodness and spicy kick to it is so delicious!
Crunchy Asian Cucumber Salad
This Asian cucumber salad is healthy, crunchy, and refreshing! Tossed in a simple dressing of rice vinegar, sugar, garlic, and chili oil. A Din Tai Fung cucumber salad copycat recipe.
Din Tai Fung Inspired Cucumber Salad
A refreshing and crunchy Asian cucumber salad with just the right amount of spice – inspired by the Michelin-rated Din Tai Fung restaurant. Made with garlic, rice vinegar, Persian cucumbers, fresno chile, sesame oil and drizzled with chili oil. A perfectly light salad for an appetizer or low-carb snack!
Vegan Sesame Tofu 'Prawn' Toast
Vegan Sesame Tofu 'Prawn' Toast
This Vegan Sesame Tofu ‘Prawn’ Toast recipe is an update of a recipe I made waaaay back in September 2017! It’s so utterly glorious, I thought it would be good to give it a bit of extra love and attention. I mean, who doesn’t love little morsels of fried bread topped with savoury things!
Easy Baked Chinese Shrimp Toast with Sesame Seeds
This shrimp toast recipe is the perfect appetizer to serve your guests! Packed with tons of flavor and a crunchy texture, your guests will want multiples of this popular Chinese appetizer!
Chinese Soup Recipes
Vegetarian Chinese Hot and Sour Soup
Vegetarian Chinese Hot and Sour Soup is a delicious, meat-free alternative to a takeout favorite. Shiitake mushrooms, tofu and vegetables are bathed in a delicious vegetable broth flavored with soy sauce, rice vinegar and chili sauce for perfectly balanced flavors.
Egg Drop Soup
Egg Drop Soup is very easy to make and comes together in just 20 minutes or less. The recipe here serves 8 people in small bowls, but you can cut it back to make less, or store extras in the refrigerator.
Egg Drop Soup - Easy and Authentic!
This restaurant style egg drop soup is easy, authentic, and ready in 15 minutes! Made with fresh eggs, chicken stock, and corn. An authentic Chinese appetizer restaurant style egg drop soup!
Chinese Chicken and Sweetcorn Soup
Chinese chicken and sweetcorn soup is a definite winter warmer. It is not the traditional chicken soup or chicken broth as we are accustomed to eating in Europe and the US. In comparison, this chicken soup recipe has tons of Asian flavour running through it.
Chinese Hot and Sour Soup
Chinese hot and sour soup is easy to make and ready in 15 minutes. Made with spicy chili garlic sauce, soy sauce, and vinegar, and loaded with tofu and mushrooms! Vegetarian option included!
Chinese Napa Cabbage Soup
Soul-soothing and comforting, this Chinese napa cabbage soup makes a great easy weeknight dinner! Ready in 30 minutes and only a handful of ingredients needed.
Chinese Egg Rolls And Spring Rolls Recipes
Easy Pork Spring Rolls
Once you’ve tried these homemade pork spring rolls, you’ll be hooked for life. These are way better than the average frozen one’s that you buy at the supermarkets. Made with a few simple ingredients, this recipe for spring rolls is easy to make. What you get is a roll that is crispy on the outside and moist and full of flavour on the inside.
Homemade Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls
These homemade pork and vegetable egg rolls are absolutely delicious! The filling is bright and flavorful and features Chinese roast pork and a medley of colorful veggies. A super easy homemade sweet and sour sauce is the perfect finish for these crispy morsels.
Easy Vegetable Spring Rolls Recipe
You don’t have to wait for the spring season to enjoy these Easy Vegetable Spring Rolls Recipe, add this to your meal preparation planning to save time and budget in the kitchen.
Homemade Egg Rolls
Making egg rolls may seem intimidating at first – the filling, the rolling, the stir frying – but it’s actually quite easy. And homemade egg rolls are incredibly delicious and easy to customize to your personal preferences.
Spring Rolls - Veg Spring Rolls
These Spring rolls are a popular Chinese snack of crispy rolls filled with a savory mixed vegetable stuffing. Hot handheld pockets of spiced veggies are wrapped and deep fried for an endlessly adaptable and delightfully dippable snack. This yummy recipe for crispy vegan Veg Spring Rolls can be made with whatever veggies you have on hand.
Easy Homemade Egg Rolls Recipe
Homemade Egg Rolls are simple to make and you guys, they are scrumptious! The filling has texture and warm, savory notes from the pork, onion, garlic and soy sauce. Ginger and garlic provide the warm, lightly spiced nuances. And a subtle smokiness comes through from that toasted sesame oil.
Crispy Rice Paper Spring Rolls
These cute rice paper rolls have a colorful, pre-cooked veggie filling (with carrots, purple cabbage, spring onion, and bean sprouts) and are baked in the oven until crispy. If you add the shredded hoisin tofu as well, you have some truly yummy vegan spring rolls in your hands.
Rainbow Spring Rolls with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce
Rainbow Spring Rolls with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce. These rainbow spring rolls are beautiful, delicious, and easy to make! Packed with fresh vegetables and dunked into the sweet and spicy dipping sauce, these spring rolls are a perfect snack, appetizer, or compliment to your dinner entrée.
Chinese Dumplings (Potstickers)
Homemade Chinese Pork Dumplings With Chili Oil
Planning on having a Chinese food night? These homemade Chinese appetizer pork dumplings with chili oil are divine!
Chinese Pork Dumplings Recipe
These Chinese appetizer pork dumplings ar pretty customizable – so if you decide you want to use ground beef or ground chicken instead, go ahead. If you want to sub the veggie you can too!
This potstickers recipe is ground pork with mushrooms, cabbage and seasonings, all wrapped in tender dough and cooked until golden brown. A simple and easy way to make this Chinese appetizer food classic in the comfort of your own home.
These authentic Potsticker Dumplings or Chinese Wortip are made with ground pork, Chinese cabbage, green onions and ginger,a quick, homemade dough then pan fried and steamed with a homemade potsticker sauce!
Potstickers (Chinese Pan Fried Dumplings)
Potstickers are a type of Chinese dumpling cooked with a combination of frying and steaming. It is said that they were invented by mistake when a chef left his pan unattended too long and the dumplings “stuck” to the pan. Turns out that fried dough makes the dumpling mighty tasty! Typically potstickers are filled with a combination of meat and vegetables and are served with a dipping sauce.
Vegetable Dumplings (Vegetarian Potstickers)
These from-scratch Vegetable Dumplings are out of this world delicious! The colorful vegan filling packs a flavor punch, while the homemade dough yields an amazing crispy and chewy texture when pan-fried. Using homemade dumpling wrappers makes a world of difference.
Chinese Chilli Oil Dumplings
These delicious morsels are the perfect Chinese appetizer dish! Soft, dumplings of pork and shrimp are bathed in a spicy, fragrant chilli oil sauce. It’s an intoxicating, addictive combination of flavour and texture.
Har Gow (Crystal Shrimp Dumplings 蝦餃)
A beloved dim sum staple, har gow are crystal shrimp dumplings that are seemingly simple yet packed with flavor. Pleated to perfection and steamed in bamboo baskets, these succulent dim sum favorites are so delicious, that you won’t even need dipping sauce (though you can certainly dip them if you’d like).
Lettuce Wraps Recipes
PF Chang’s Inspired Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Easy PF Chang’s inspired chicken lettuce wraps made with ground chicken & an Asian blend of hoisin & soy sauce. An easy recipe for Asian chicken lettuce wraps ready in 20 minutes!
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
These chicken lettuce wraps contain ground chicken and veggies cooked in a savory sauce and served in cool lettuce leaves. A PF Chang’s copycat recipe that’s super easy to make and tastes just as good as the restaurant version!
Mushroom San Choy Bow
Enjoy the vibrant flavours of my Mushroom San Choy Bow. This is a great vegetarian version of a Chinese classic dish. It will be enjoyed by vegetarians and carnivores alike. Serve it as a starter, as part of a share meal or as a healthy, stand-alone, meat-free meal. Just make sure to chill your Iceberg lettuce cups to ensure they are very crisp.
Chinese Wontons Recipes
Fried Pork and Shrimp Wontons
These fried pork and shrimp wontons are savory, crunchy, and so good. A savory filling combines pork and shrimp with classic Chinese seasonings. Filled, shaped, and quickly deep fried, they are irresistible.
Crunchy Fried Chicken Wonton Recipe
Check out this scrumptious Fried Wonton Recipe filled with ground meat, seasonings, and jalapenos. These fried wontons have a golden brown, crispy texture. It is perfection!
Fried Wonton Recipe
This fried wonton recipe is tender wrappers stuffed with ground pork, mushrooms, and seasonings, then deep fried to crispy golden brown perfection. An authentic restaurant style appetizer that’s sure to earn you rave reviews!
Crispy Pork Wontons
These Crispy Pork Wontons with Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce are the perfect start to your Chinese meal or as a party appetizer!
Chinese Chicken Wings Recipes
Spicy Chicken Wings
These spicy chicken wings with honey are very easy to make and finger-licking good. Oven-baked chicken wings are much easier, healthier, and less messy than the fried versions. It is also very quick to prepare so, it makes an ideal dinner for a busy weekday.
Air Fryer Chinese Chicken Wings
Air Fryer Chinese Chicken Wings are loaded with delicious Chinese chicken seasoning and a sticky Chinese marinade. The air fryer Chinese chicken wings are prepped in a minute and then cooked until crispy and sticky in the air fryer.
Air Fryer Chinese Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings
With only a few ingredients, these Air Fryer Chinese Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings are big on flavor, like you get from an expensive Chinese restaurant!
Chinese Sheet Pan Chicken Wings
Simple, delicious and pain-free dinners. Just pop on a sheet pan and bake. These tasty chicken wings are packed with fragrance and flavour. They’re as simple as they are addictive
Chinese Meat & Prawn Balls Recipes
Prawn Balls Recipe With Sweet And Sour Sauce
Delicious, tender and oh so tasty! These irresistible prawn balls are accompanied with a homemade sweet and sour sauce. The ultimate Chinese takeaway classic you can make from scratch at home.
Gluten Free Asian Meatballs wit Hoisin Sauce Recipe
A gluten free hoisin meatball recipe. Makes a delicious Asian meatballs appetizer recipe or an easy Asian meatballs dinner recipe
Asian Style Gluten Free Meatballs Recipe
These Asian style gluten free meatballs are perfect for entertaining, especially when you’re tired of serving the usual party appetizers. This gluten free meatball recipe is super easy and fun to make
Whole30 Sweet And Sour Asian Pork Balls
Flavorful Asian pork balls with ginger and garlic make a great appetizer or entree. Serve them with the sugar-free Sweet and Sour Sauce. Makes 48 cocktail sized pork balls or 6-8 patties.
Sweet And Sour Chicken Balls Recipe
Chinese chicken balls served with a homemade sweet and sour sauce; the perfect fakeaway recipe that is so easy to make at home. Perfect for gatherings, as a side dish and to impress family and friends.
Asian Glazed Meatballs
Asian glazed meatballs are incredibly juicy, tender, and flavorful + tossed with a killer sauce. They are easy to make in just about 30 minutes.
Air Fryer Chinese Take Out Sweet ‘N Sour Pork
Chinese Rangoon Recipes
Cream Cheese Rangoons
Ulta crispy cream cheese rangoons that are better than what you’d get at a restaurant! Filled with soft and flavorful cream cheese, a perfect Chinese appetizer and they’re so easy to make at home!
Dairy-Free Crab Rangoons
Traditional Crab Rangoons with creamy crab filling and light, crispy shells are the most popular appetizer at any dinner party and waaaaay better than take-out!!
This crab rangoon recipe is real crab meat mixed with cream cheese and seasonings, then folded into wontons and cooked to golden brown perfection. You can either bake or fry your crab rangoon for a restaurant quality result!
Chinese Sauce And Dips Recipes
Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe - 5 Minutes, 5 Ingredients
Sweet Chili Sauce is the perfect balance of sour, sweet and spicy. You control the heat by choosing one of three different spice levels. So, you can customize it to your own family’s tastes. The soy sauce adds a bit of that savory umami that keeps bringing us back for more of this delicious condiment.
Asian Shrimp Dip
Tender cocktail shrimp are the star in this delicious cold dip, bursting with Asian flavours. A wonderful appetizer for any special occasion, or a great addition to any charcuterie board
Sweet and Sour Asian Dip with Wonton Chips
Sweet and Sour Asian dip makes a quick, easy, creamy, and delicious dip to snack on. It is full of sweet and sour flavors with hints of spice and the right amount of crunch from the veggies. Serve this with some homemade Wonton Chips and you have the perfect appetizer or snack ready to munch!!
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