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Whip Up the Best Asian Takeout Dishes Right at Home

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These recipes will give you that takeout flavor and feel, but they’re made at home. Most are made in less than thirty minutes, so they are perfect for busy weeknights. From fried rice to flavorful lo mein and sesame chicken, these recipes will be your new go-to when craving take-out. No wok is required to make these delicious recipes.

Imagine Chinese food for a fraction of the cost and less hassle than going out to pick up the delivery. They are all one-pot meals, too, so cleanup is a breeze, too.

Pork Fried Rice

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This recipe is for you if you want that classic takeout taste without leaving the house. Pork fried rice is a takeout favorite, and this recipe lets you make it yourself! You’ll find all the familiar flavors you love, such as soy sauce, peas, eggs, carrots, and more. Plus, it’s surprisingly easy to prepare. Get the Recipe: Pork Fried Rice (Chinese Takeout Style).

Chicken Lo Mein

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Lo Mein is a Cantonese dish that means “tossed noodles,” it typically consists of wheat flour lo mein noodles that are boiled and then mixed with vegetables, meat, or seafood and a sauce. It is quick and easy and packed with colorful vegetables. Get the Recipe: Chicken Lo Mein.

Shrimp Pad Thai

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Shrimp Pad Thai is a classic dish from Thailand, known for its vibrant flavors and textures. Pad Thai is one of Thailand’s national dishes and has gained immense popularity worldwide. The stir-fried noodle dish combines rice noodles with various ingredients, including eggs, bean sprouts, and often a protein like shrimp. The key to Pad Thai is its unique sauce, which typically includes tamarind paste, fish sauce, sugar, and sometimes vinegar, creating a balance of sweet, sour, salty, and umami flavors. Get the Recipe: Shrimp Pad Thai.

Sesame Chicken

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Sesame Chicken is a popular dish found in Chinese-American cuisine rather than originating directly from China. It consists of chunks of chicken (usually breast meat) that are battered and fried until golden and crispy, then coated in a sweet and savory sauce rich with sesame flavor. The sauce typically includes ingredients like soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, vinegar, and sometimes garlic and ginger. The dish is garnished with sesame seeds and often served with broccoli. Get the Recipe: Sesame Chicken.

Cashew Pork Stir-fry

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While the exact origin within China is not as explicitly documented as some other traditional dishes, Cashew Pork reflects the Chinese cooking principle of balancing textures and flavors. Cashews add a crunchy texture and a nutty taste that contrasts nicely with the sauce’s savory elements and the tender pork. Get the Recipe: Cashew Pork.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Another staple of Chinese-American take-out restaurants is Sweet and Sour Chicken. It features battered chicken pieces, pineapples, and red bell pepper with a tanginess coming from rice wine vinegar. Get the Recipe: Sweet and Sour Chicken.

Venison Teriyaki Stir-fry

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Teriyaki is a cooking technique and sauce that originates from Japan. The term “teriyaki” combines two Japanese words: “teri,” which means luster, referring to the shine given by the sugar content in the sauce, and “yaki,” which means grilled or broiled. The traditional teriyaki sauce is made with a mixture of soy sauce, sake (or mirin, a sweeter rice wine), and sugar. This mixture is boiled and reduced to a thicker consistency, then used to marinate and glaze fish, meats, and vegetables before they are cooked over a grill or broiler. Get the Recipe: Venison Teriyaki.

Chicken Ramen

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Ramen is a Japanese noodle dish that is loaded with vegetables. Some common ingredients are soft-boiled eggs, bean sprouts, bok choy, mushrooms, and green onions. Ramen’s popularity has soared globally, with ramen shops and instant ramen variations available worldwide. Making your own is incredibly easy and so much better! Get the Recipe: Chicken Ramen.

Kung Pao Chicken

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Kung Pao Chicken is a classic Chinese dish originating from the Sichuan province. Sichuan food is characteristically spicy, and this dish is no exception. When you make it at home, you can control the heat level. Get the Recipe: Kung Pao Chicken.

Wonton Soup

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It is thought that the wontons, the dumplings that are the centerpiece of the soup, originated during the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) in Northern China. This soup is a staple in Chinese restaurants in the US and worldwide. Get the Recipe: Wonton Soup.

Chinese BBQ Pork Egg Roll

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The origins of the egg roll are somewhat murky. Still, it is generally agreed that they were developed in the United States by Chinese immigrants as a variation on traditional Chinese spring rolls. Egg rolls are a distinctly American Chinese creation, designed to cater to American tastes and ingredients available in the U.S. They differ significantly from anything found in traditional Chinese cuisine, representing the adaptability and innovation of Chinese immigrants in America. Get the Recipe: Egg Rolls.

Shrimp Fried Rice

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This shrimp fried rice is easy and delicious. It’s made in less than 30 minutes to satisfy your Asian takeout craving at any time. Get the Recipe: Shrimp Fried Rice.


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Bibimbap is a traditional Korean dish whose name literally means “mixed rice.” It’s a versatile and colorful meal consisting of a bowl of warm white rice topped with sautéed and seasoned vegetables (such as spinach, zucchini, mushrooms, and bean sprouts), gochujang (Korean chili paste), soy sauce, a raw or fried egg, and sliced meat, usually beef. Get the Recipe: Dolsot Bibimbap.

General Tso’s Chicken

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General Tso’s Chicken gained popularity in New York City in the 1970s and quickly became a staple of Chinese-American restaurants across the United States. While it is not typically found in China, the dish represents a fascinating example of culinary adaptation and blending cultures, embodying the creativity and innovation of Chinese immigrants adapting their culinary heritage to new environments.

Udon Noodle Soup

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Udon noodle soup is appreciated for its versatility, serving as a comforting meal that can be enjoyed in different ways depending on the season and personal preferences. It is a staple dish in Japanese cuisine, found in udon specialty shops and casual dining restaurants, and is also commonly prepared at home. Get the Recipe: Udon Noodle Soup.

Citrus and 30 Ways to Use Them

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Citrus are very versatile fruits. Due to their flavor, with some being tart and others sweet, their use varies from savory dinners to desserts. Not only because of their excellent taste but also their high content of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, throughout history, cultures have incorporated citrus in their traditional cuisines worldwide.  Get the Recipes: Citrus Recipes.

20 Friday Fish Fry Recipes

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Dive into a sea of flavors with our tempting fish recipe collection! Whether you’re observing Fish Friday or just a seafood enthusiast, we have something for you. From easy freshwater fish recipes to succulent grouper, these recipes will satisfy every palate. Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that’ll have you hooked from the first bite. Cast your worries aside, and let’s reel in some tastiness together! Get the Recipe: Friday Fish.

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Beth Neels is an entrepreneur, blogger, photographer, author, and recipe developer. She founded Binky’s Culinary Carnival in 2014, focusing on “Crafting delicious recipes with sustainable ingredients.” She has been featured in multiple online publications, including MSN, Reader’s Digest, Associated Press, and Parade.

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