Do you like Chinese food? Have you ever wondered why that Chinese takeaway food always seems to taste so great? Well I have some good news for you then: here is how to make your Chinese takeaway favorites at home from now on!
You have had a super busy day at work and you just don’t feel like cooking a proper dinner yourself once you get home. And I get that.
Been there, done that.
So then takeaways are a blessing at that moment.
Is Chinese takeaway healthy?
Once in a while, and then we don’t count Chinese takeaway calories. Why not!
What type of takeaways do you find around where you live?
Since I live in a mainly British expat neighbourhood, I can find quite a nice selection of takeaways here. There is a Chinese takeaway near me but also Indian, Thai, pizza, burgers. Even fish and chips!
And from what I have heard it is delicious.
I love fish and chips.
But I have to be quite honest here with you.
I have never really ordered a Chinese takeaway box over the phone or online. Not even a pizza. I always keep 2 frozen Oetker pizzas in my freezer at all times, just in case.
They really come in handy at times, believe me!
Have you ever had a Chinese takeaway delivery at home?
Classic Stir Fry
As tired as I sometimes was at times after a hard and long day’s work, somehow I would still seem to find the courage to cook something up. Even a simple fried egg and beans on toast if necessary.
So what was my favorite 10-minute dinner back then when I still worked at the office?
A good old and quick stir fry!
With the usual noodles, fresh vegetables and lots of oyster sauce of course. Just because I always have those ingredients in my fridge and pantry. So I would still put a wok on the stove, heat up a little oil.
Chop up some veg ninja style, add some noodles and oyster sauce.
Chinese Takeaway Food
And that is exactly what I want to show you.
That a couple of Chinese takeaway recipes are so easy to make in your very own kitchen. Sure, some need a little more time of course. The Chinese takeaway recipes I have selected below are absolutely delicious, and very easy to make.
So why not give my Chinese takeaway copycat recipes a try!
Click on the pictures or links below and you will immediately be redirected to the right page!
Spicy Szechuan Chili Wonton Soup
Here we go again: which one of these Chinese takeaway recipes is my favorite?
I do have to admit that I’m a sucker for sweet and sour chicken.
So because of that I would say #19, the szechuan chili wonton soup!
And I do like the fried stuff also: wontons, prawn balls or spring rolls. Bring me a little cup of sweet and spicy chili sauce and you won’t hear me again for half an hour – apart from the constant crunchy munching of course.
All there is left for me to say is: dig into these awesome Chinese takeaway menu recipes and enjoy the ride!
20 Chinese Takeaway Cookbook Recipes
Do you like Chinese food?
Have you ever wondered why that Chinese takeaway food always seems to taste so great? Well I have some good news for you then…
Here is how to make your Chinese takeaway favorites at home from now on!
Click on the pictures or links below and you will immediately be redirected to the right page!
1) Crockpot Chinese Sesame Chicken (Carlsbad Cravings)
This crockpot chinese sesame chicken on a bed of rice from Carlsbad Cravings looks absolutely to die for!
Here is what the lovely Jen says about her recipe: “Crockpot sesame chicken is a healthier version of your favorite Chinese takeaway that is so juicy, tender and braised in the most addictive sweet sesame sauce. And all you have to do is add the ingredients to your slow cooker and dinner is served! This recipe is customizable: add your favorite veg to your crockpot. Or serve it with veggies, rice or noodles on the side. This chicken is kid friendly, is perfect to freeze and makes an excellent meal prep chicken recipe.”
Thank you so much Jen for this lovely idea!
2) Chinese Char Siu Pork Skewers (Taste.com)
You just know that these Chinese char siu pork skewers from Taste.com make a beautiful meal!
Grilled pork skewers and rice? This one is bound to become a family favorite here!
Thank you so much for this wonderful idea!
3) Chinese Hakka Noodles (Honest Cooking)
Who can say no to these Chinese takeaway hakka noodles by Honest Cooking… Credits for this recipe go to Nandita Nataraj.
Here is what she says about these Hakka noodles: “It is one of the most popular Indo-Chinese creations. A nutritious and wholesome street food that was created by the Hakka immigrants in Kolkata. These noodles can be cooked either with a variety of veggies, or bean sprouts or tofu or meat. This is a colorful and exciting dish, perfect for kids who don’t like vegetables.”
Thank you so much Nandita!
4) Egg Fried Rice (Lost in Food)
Oh, let’s not forget this delicious classic egg fried rice by Lost in Food of course! I love fried rice, even for breakfast. I have followed Leslie and Michelle behind Lost in Food for a while now on Twitter.
And here is what they say about this egg fried rice recipe: “Our easy egg fried rice is quick and simple to prepare. It makes a tasty change to a bowl of plain boiled or steamed rice. However, despite its simplicity, it is a Chinese takeaway dish that often doesn’t quite make the mark! Which was we creating this recipe, this is by far my best version of this quick and easy rice classic.”
Thank you so much Leslie and Michelle!
5) Chinese Roasted Soy Sauce Chicken (Seasalt with Food)
I love the deep red color on this Chinese roasted soy sauce chicken by Seasalt with Food! Talented chef and food blogger Angie Tee is the one behind this smashing recipe.
Here is what Angie says about her roasted soy sauce chicken: “My kids just love this Chinese takeaway chicken With ginger and scallion sauce. They enjoy this simple and tasty roast chicken with steamed rice, a couple of cucumber slices, and a vegetable stir fry. By the way, the adults at home also love this simple meal too.”
Thank you so much Angie!
6) Tofu with Black Bean Sauce (The Woks of Life)
This tofu with black bean sauce by The Woks of Life makes a lovely vegetarian dinner! I have a weakness for black pepper sauce, you?
A family of four is behind this lovely culinary website. Bill and Judy, and their daughters Sarah & Kaitlin. So et’s see what they say about this black bean tofu dish: “This black bean sauce tofu or “see tzup dou fu” in Cantonese is one of our go-to dishes that I cook for my vegetarian and vegan guests – or on a meatless Monday. I do believe that if all vegan dishes tasted as savory and delicious as this black bean sauce tofu, I could probably go meatless. Shocking, but it is true!”
Thank you so much!
7) Indo Chinese Chicken Manchurian (I Knead To Eat)
Another lovely bowlful of Indo Chinese takeaway chicken manchurian by I Knead To Eat… So what do you think about this lovely dish by Wajeeha!
Doesn’t this one look amazing?! Here is what Wajeeha says: “This chicken Manchurian recipe is a delicious and very popular Indo Chinese recipe that contains chicken (and sometimes vegetables such as cauliflower). Learn here how to make this chicken Manchurian recipe, what you need to make this delicious sauce and lots of other handy tips and tricks to make this popular Indo Chinese recipe at home.”
Thank you so much Wajeeha!
8) Szechuan Shrimp with Broccoli and Peppers (Craving Tasty)
Lovely spicy Szechuan shrimp with broccoli and peppers by Craving Tasty, yum!
Such a quick and easy stir fry to make at home. Credits go to Victor!
And this is what he says about this beautiful shrimp recipe: “Boldly flavored, pungent and spicy Szechuan shrimp is one of my top 5 Asian dishes that I like to take out as a Chinese takeaway or making at home. Believe me, you can easily prepare this delicious shrimp dish at home in 25 minutes flat from start to finish. You can also adjust the level of spiciness to suit your taste.”
Thank you so much Victor!
9) Crispy Fried Wontons (Noob Cook)
These crispy fried wontons over at Noob Cook sound like a delicious appetizer or starter.
Crunchy deep fried wontons, you really can’t go wrong with these. Everyone loves them!
Thank you so much for this lovely idea!
10) Chicken Chop Suey Stir Fry (Pickled Plum)
Here is yet another Chinese takeaway classic…
A chicken chop suey stir fry by Pickled Plum. Another family favorite here at home! Yes, I have known Caroline for a while know. I first saw here lovely recipes on Twitter. And we bump into each other weekly now!
Here is what Caroline says about her recipe: “Easy chicken chop suey cooked in a delicate savory sauce. This simple recipe is perfect if you are busy but still want to enjoy a homemade Chinese dinner! Believe me, this dish is ready in less than 20 minutes.”
Thank you so much Caroline!
11) Lo Mein (Pinch of Yum)
Just look at the lovely colors in this 15 Minute Lo Mein over at Pinch of Yum!
I have been a fan of Lindsay and Bjork for many years now. Why? I loved their recipes from the get go. Good and simple honest home cooking with fresh ingredients. Nothing artificial. An amazing collection of home cooked straight forward dinners. And that is exactly what we love!
And prove of that is their 15 minute Lo Mein recipe here: “Made with just soy sauce, sesame oil, a pinch of sugar, ramen or spaghetti noodles, and any veggies or protein that you like to add. Yum!”
Thank you so much for your inspirational recipes, Lindsay and Bjork!
12) Chinese Takeaway Veggie Egg Noodles in Oyster Sauce
Quick and easy Chinese takeaway veggie egg noodles in oyster sauce by… myself!
I love oyster sauce, how about you? Are you suddenly craving a quick and easy Asian dish for dinner tonight? Well here is a 10-minute stir fried Chinese egg noodles with vegetables in oyster sauce!
This is one of my all time favorite Chinese takeaway recipes ever!
13) Chinese Spring Rolls (Fine Dining Lovers)
Another delicious appetizer or starter that is always a winner: these crunchy crisp Chinese spring rolls by Fine Dining Lovers.
These are so easy to make actually, believe me.
Thank you so much for this lovely recipe idea!
14) Sweet and Sour Pork (Foodelicacy)
Here is one of my husband’s all time favorite Chinese takeaway classic: a yummy sweet and sour pork by Foodelicacy. And it is Celia who I have to thank for this recipe!
Celia says this about her creation: “The best home cooked crispy sour and sweet pork ever! Yes, you can cook a restaurant quality sweet and sour pork if you use this double dredge and double fry technique. And don’t miss out on the best ever recipe for a perfectly flavored sweet and sour sticky sauce.”
Thank you so much Celia!
15) Hot and Sour Soup (Gimme Some Oven)
How about a delicious soup? Give this hot and sour soup over at Gimme Some Oven with mushrooms and tofu a try!
Ali is the very talented food blogger behind this yummy website: “This traditional hot and sour soup is so easy to make at home. The bonus of making it yourself from scratch is that it is incredibly easy to adjust to your own taste as well. Do you like it extra spicy? Add more chili garlic sauce to it. Do you want it extra sour? Add in extra rice wine vinegar. Do you want to keep it vegetarian? Make it with tofu. Are you looking for a meat version? Just add some pork.”
Thank you so much Ali!
16) Beef Szechuan Noodles (Macheesmo)
Another spicy classic, beef Szechuan noodles by Macheesmo. I love the recipes on this culinary website, kudos to Nick who comes up with the most amazing dishes!
I will let him do the introduction to this colorful date night meal: “I have a soft spot for cheap Chinese takeaway food. I want it to be spicy and plentiful. When I am feeling more ambitious, these Szechuan beef noodles is the kind of Chinese takeaway dish that I like to make. Make it as spicy or mild as you like and load it up with fresh veggies. I think this recipe is great for date night and makes 2 very generous servings.”
Thank you so much Nick!
17) Prawn Balls (BBC Food)
I love the sound of these crunchy crisp prawn balls that I found on the BBC Food website! They look super crunchy and easy to make. Great with a sweet chili sauce as a dip!
Credits for this recipe go to Pippa Middlehurst: “This is a homemade take on a Chinese takeaway classic. Serve these crunchy prawn balls with soy sauce or a sweet chilli dipping sauce. For this recipe you will need a deep fat fryer.”
Thank you so much Pippa!
19) Hot and Sour Wonton Soup (China Sichuan Food)
And here is my favorite… A bowl of hot and sour wonton soup by China Sichuan Food. Look at that lovely broth, I can almost smell it! Thank you Elaine for this lovely recipe!
Here is what she says: “Wonton are very popular in China. Chinese wonton is stuffed with pork mince. In my hometown Sichuan, beef wonton is usually added to a hot and spicy broth. Wontons can differ in size and filling from one area to another with different names and serving methods. They are tiny and small in South China and quite big in Shanghai.”
Thank you so much Elaine!
20) Chinese Potstickers (Culinary Immigration)
And let’s end this Chinese takeaway roundup with a blast: how about a couple of these crunchy Chinese potstickers by Victoria Balas who is behind Culinary Immigration!
Have you ever made potstickers before?
Then here is your chance to try it out! I love making dumplings at home, looking forward to trying these out.
Thank you so much Victoria!