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Pepper Steak Chinese Stir-fry Recipe

Pepper Steak Chinese Stir-fry Recipe

Chicken appears in many Chinese recipes, and so do steak. Make a specialized steak recipe is super easy, such as stir-fry pepper steak.

For this recipe, you can use any kind of colored bell pepper. You can also use sirloin, rump, fillet, or any other type of steak you want.

Chinese Stir-fry Pepper Steak

Course: Lunch, DinnerCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Beginner


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The beef and black pepper are a perfect match, and it is delicious to stir-fry. You don’t have to worry about anything if you are in a diet, and the recipe is quite easy to make.


  • 500g beefsteak

  • 4 green bell peppers

  • 1 onion

  • Marinating
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

  • 1 tbsp cooking wine

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • Sauces and Seasonings
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp black pepper sauce


  • Cut the beefsteak against the texture into pieces. Slice the green peppers and onion.
  • Marinate the beef with ingredients above for 20 minutes.
  • Heat the pan with oil and fry the beefsteak for 1 minute and remove them.Pepper Steak Chinese Stir-fry Recipe step 1,2,3
  • Fry onion slices until fragrant, then add beef steak and green peppers and stir-frying well.
  • Add sauces and seasonings listed above and mix well.Pepper Steak Chinese Stir-fry Recipe steps 4 & 5


  • Add starch when marinating to make the meat smooth and tender. Any kind of starch would work.
  • If you don’t have starch, you could use egg white instead.
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Slow Cooker Braised Chicken Thighs Recipe

Oyster Sauce Chicken

Slow cooker braised chicken thighs recipe is a good start for learning to cook Chinese dishes. As you explore Chinese recipes, you will notice that soy sauce is a general ingredient. You can find it at almost any local market that dedicates to Asian foods.

Slow Cooker Braised Chicken Thighs

Course: Lunch, DinnerCuisine: Chinese


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This easy, savory dish is perfect for busy weeknights.


  • 2 chicken thighs

  • 1 green pepper

  • 1 red pepper

  • 1 serrano pepper

  • Sauces and Seasonings
  • 2 dried chillies

  • 2 ginger

  • 2 star anise

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp cooking wine

  • 1 tbsp rock sugar

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • Chop chicken thighs, cut the green and red peppers, and slice the gingers.
  • Boil water in the pot and put the chicken thighs in for 30 seconds, then remove them.Braised Chicken Thighs step 1 & 2
  • Heat oil in the pan. Put ginger slices and dry chilies in, stir-fry until fragrant. Pour chicken thighs in, add soy sauce, dark soy sauce, cooking wine, rock sugar, and star anise with 3 cups of water. Simmer for 20 minutes after water boiling.
  • Add the red and green peppers, serrano peppers, and stir-fry with salt and black peppers. Continue simmering for another 10 minutes. The delicious homemade braised chicken thighs are ready to serve.


  • You could try to replace the 3 cups of water with beer to simmer.
  • Don’t add too much dark soy sauce, or it will look terrible.
  • Dark soy sauce can be replaced with oyster sauce.
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Traditional Chinese Tomato Fish Soup

Traditional Chinese Tomato Fish Soup 1

Tomato is a very healthy ingredient for food, and it is yummy for those who like the sour taste.
With this tomato fish soup recipe, you could easily make it successful, even if you are new to the kitchen.

Tomato Fish Soup

Course: DinnerCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Beginner


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This tomato fish soup is refreshing, non-greasy, delicious, low-fat. Nutritious and suitable for all ages.


  • 2 codfish

  • 2 tomatoes

  • 4 gingers

  • 1 spring onion

  • Seasoning
  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 10 ml chinese rice wine/shaoxing rice wine

  • 2 tbsp starch

  • 15 ml ketchup

  • 2 tbsp sugar


  • Crosscut on top of each tomato. Boil water in the casserole and put the tomatoes in for 1 minute, then cut them into small cubes.
  • Boned fish and slice it into small cubes. Marinate them with liquor, ground black pepper, and shredded ginger.
  • Put the fish cubes in and boil it to medium well and get them out.
  • Boil tomato cubes and ketchup with the casserole and cold water, then put the fish cubes in after boiling.
  • Mix starch with a proper amount of cold water in a bowl and pour it in after the ingredients in the casserole is cooked.
  • Adjust the flavor with salt, sugar, and appropriate amount of olive oil and mix well.
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Introduction of Eight Major Chinese Regional Cuisines

Eight Major Chinese Regional Cuisines

If you ever have the chance to travel through China, you will likely experience one or more of its significant cuisines. There are eight different major Chinese regional cuisines. Forming their unique attributes are by a combination of geographical differences, cultural shifts, and availability of products and resources throughout the various regions. As a general rule of thumb, rice is the leading staple food in southern China, as the warmer and wetter south makes it more ideal for its growth. On the other hand, the consumption of dumplings and noodles are more common in the drier, colder north.

Many of these cuisines may be unfamiliar with the Western palate. Today, we describe each of the cooking in detail, so you can see which ones you have already checked off your list, and which ones you still want to try.

Short Summary of Eight Chinese Cuisines

  • Sichuan and Hunan cuisines: hot spice
  • Anhui and Fujian cuisines: inclusion of wild foods from their mountains
  • Guangdong (Cantonese), Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangsu: great seafood, and generally sweet and light flavors
  • Shandong Cuisine: fresh and salty with a lot of seafood dishes

Introduction of Eight Chinese Cuisines



The most widely-adopted Chinese regional cuisine into Western society Sichuan cuisine is known for big, bold flavors and an undeniable spicy taste. Typical flavor enhancers include peppers, garlic, ginger, and peanuts. Sichuan cuisine is unique in its abundant use of peppercorns, which cause a tingly and numbing sensation in the mouth. You might want to keep cold water handy to rinse away the fire.

Representative dish: MaPo Tofu, Hot pot, Kung Pao Chicken

SHANDONG CUISINE – Sweet and Sour Carp


Salty and flavorful, Shandong Cuisine favors slow braising as a technique and adds in a ton of shallots, scallions, and garlic. Shandong cuisine has the most lasting history of all the eight cuisine types and was once the favored cuisine of the royal court. Due to Shandong’s proximity to the ocean, many of its most famous dishes have seafood as the central ingredient.

Representative dish: Sweet and Sour Carp

JIANGSU CUISINE – Red-braised meatballs


Originating from the temperature zone in China from cities such as Suzhou, Nanjing, and Yang Zhou, Jiangsu cuisine features a balanced approach to flavor. Its tastes are sweet and salty, mild, and soothing to the stomach. The term “red braised” is a cooking method that is dominant in this region. It results in a sweet and salty, caramelized flavor.

Representative dish: Red-braised meatballs



Zhejiang cuisine’s uniqueness is the use of rich flavors such as prepared food, stir-fry, stew, and smoke. The region produces freshwater fish and shrimps, which are usually crispy yet tender after cooking.

Representative dish: West lake vinegar fish



Developed in the Huangshan Mountains, Anhui cuisine makes use of plenty of wild plants and animals. Adding ham to dishes is often as a flavor enhancer, and rock candy added for additional sweetness. Anhui cuisine is typically lighter in flavor compared to some of the other cuisine types.

Representative dish: Steamed Frog and Mushroom, Crispy Rice



Have you ever had a dim sum that originated from Guangdong cuisine? Most commonly known as Cantonese cuisine, Guangdong chefs focus on using the freshest ingredients to create a light, clean dish that showcases natural flavors. Guangdong cuisine tends to be sweeter, favoring techniques such as braising and stewing.

Representative dish: Dim Sum

FUJIAN CUISINE – Buddha Jumping Over the Wall


Thanks to its proximity to the sea, Fujian Cuisine became known for its fresh seafood and seafood-based soups. Fujianese chefs tend to use wine in their cooking, leading to a “pickled” taste for many dishes. A famous Fujianese dish is Buddha Jumping Over the Wall, which includes abalone, shark fin, sea cucumber, scallops, bamboo shoots, and Shaoxing wine. However, with the controversy in shark-finning, more chefs are choosing to omit that particular ingredient.

Representative dish: Buddha Jumping Over the Wall

HUNAN CUISINE – General Tso’s Chicken


Similar to Sichuan cuisine, Hunan cuisine is hot, hot, hot. Dried chilies provide much of the spicy flavor, and often lead to bright red colored dishes. Many American favorites such as Orange Beef and Crispy Duck all originate from Hunan.

Representative dish: General Tso’s Chicken

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The 10 Most Delicious Beijing Recipes You Should Try

The 10 Most Delicious Beijing Recipes You Should Try

China is rich in tourist attractions. Delicious foods are an attraction indispensable on an enjoyable tour. With a long history, unique features, numerous recipes, and exquisite cooking, Chinese cuisine is one important constituent part of Chinese culture.

Cold winters and dry summers make for a short growing season in the northern part of China. Wheat is the staple grain, and root vegetables such as garlic, green onion, and potatoes frequently appeared in north Chinese dishes. Beijing, the capital city of China, as well as the ancient seat of the Imperial Court – has a long history of incorporating the best of regional cuisines throughout China into the dishes. Here are the ten most popular recipes representing Beijing cuisine:

Mu Shu Pork Recipe

Mu Shu Pork

One of the most popular stir-fry recipes in northern China, Mu Shu Pork, is thought to resemble a wooded forest scene. With earthy vegetables such as green onions, and scrambled egg representing yellow flowers, all rolled into small, thin pancakes instead of being served over rice.

Peking Duck Recipe

Peking Duck

Peking duck is an iconic Beijing dish consisting of thin pieces of tender, roasted duck meat and crispy skin, wrapping in a thin crepe, along with sliced spring onions, cucumbers. Then mixed hoisin sauce or sweet bean sauce inside, each piece contains an equal portion of skin and fat.

Mandarin Pancakes (Spring Roll Wrappers) Recipe

Spring Roll Wrappers

Mandarin pancakes are sides for Chinese dishes, such as Peking duck and moo shu pork. They can be made at home with a hot water dough, but are also available in the frozen section of Asian markets.

Mongolian Lamb Recipe

Mongolian Lamb

This image shows one of the most famous lamb dishes inside China. However, Mongolian beef is much famous outside China. We do not eat lamb too much expect in cold winter days. The extreme winter weather conditions in Mongolia mean that anyone living there needs a diet high in animal fat to keep warm. Mongolian cuisine is very high in protein. The delicate flavor of rice vinegar brings out the sweetness of lamb.

Chinese Dumplings (Gyozas) Recipe


Preparing gyozas is a Chinese New Year tradition in many northern Chinese homes. Chinese dumplings can be boiled or pan-fried. The gyozas in this recipe are made with a savory pork filling, seasoned with Asian sesame oil and white pepper.

Hua Juan (Flower Rolls) Recipe

Flower Rolls

Hua Juan, or Flower Rolls, is a prevalent variation on steamed buns in the more northern regions of China. These rolls spread out during steaming to resemble a flower shape and filling with green onion and sesame oil

Spring Onion Pancakes Recipe

Spring Onion Pancakes

In Northern China, spring onion pancakes (aka scallion pancakes) are a trendy staple food. You can find them both at humble street stalls and in high-end restaurants. This recipe for Chinese Scallion (Green Onion) Pancakes is both vegetarian and vegan.

Mongolian Lamb Hot Pot Recipe

Mongolian Lamb Hot Pot

The Asian version of fondue, hot pot, consists of cooking food by dipping it in the simmering broth. According to legend, the original hot pot was created by Mongolian conquerors who used their helmets as a vessel to cook the food. Traditionally, Mongolian Hot Pot is made with mutton. However, you can substitute chicken if desired. This recipe for Mongolian Hot Pot With Lamb includes suggestions for dipping sauces.

Douhua (Tofu Pudding) Recipe

Douhua is a popular northern Chinese treat made with soft tofu eaten with a light, sweet syrup infused with ginger or pandan. Sometimes brown sugar is used in place of clear syrup. Usually eaten warm, it is also quite delicious chilled.

Zhejiang Noodles (Minced Pork Noodles) Recipe

Minced Pork Noodles

The highlight of this noodle lay in the minced pork sauce or pork gravy. And this pork gravy changes from northern China to Southern China with the most two essential sauces stay the same: sweet bean sauce and soybean paste.

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10 Quick and Easy Chinese Recipes for Beginners

10 easy chinese receipes

Most of the Chinese recipes are quick and easy to cook. You can find the main ingredients in local markets, while others may need to visit an Asian market. You don’t have to be worry if an item is not available because they are versatile.

Why are Chinese recipes easy to make? It takes only minutes to make a stir-fry recipe. The rest, like soups and stews, would take a longer time. However, they just include a few simple steps, which gives you a relaxing time while the food is simmering.

No matter you’re a beginner having some interest in Chinese recipes or just want to save time in the kitchen, you will find some good ideas.

Egg Fried Rice


One of the first Chinese recipes that anyone wants to learn should be egg fried rice. It is the foundation for many dishes and would give you a clue of quick cooking in the frying pan.

Fried rice is straightforward, and it takes only a few minutes if you have cooked rice. This recipe requires eggs, green onions, salt and pepper, and soy or oyster sauce. If you like, you can add meat and other vegetables and turn this side dish into a quick meal.

Braised Chicken Thighs

Oyster Sauce Chicken

As you explore Chinese recipes, you will notice that soy sauce is a general sauce. You can find it at almost any Asian grocery store.

Slow cooker braised chicken thighs recipe is an excellent introduction to the soy sauce. It’s a quick recipe that cooks chicken and vegetables in a wok. Simmering these ingredients in several sauces, then serve over rice. It takes just about 30 minutes cooking, so it’s perfect for a busy night.

Stir-fry Pepper Steak

Pepper Steak Chinese Stir-fry Recipe

Chicken appears in many Chinese recipes, and so do steak. Make a specialized steak recipe is super easy, such as stir-fry pepper steak.

For this dish, you will cook the meat for about 10 minutes before adding onions and bell peppers. It’s incredible and impressive, and you only need to put little effort into it.

Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

Stir-fry Spicy Beef Recipe Featured Image

Stir-fry is a fundamental skill used in many Chinese recipes. It’s easy virtually to fry food quickly in oil. There are, of course, a few stir-fry tips you should know, but it would soon become your common sense.

Before you worry about doing a beef stir-fry recipe with many ingredients, you might want to try an incredibly easy one. If you start with a stir-fry sauce like soy sauce and a frozen vegetable mix, you just need to do half of the work. It let you concentrate on skill rather than ingredients. The food just as tasty, and the process would be a little faster.​

Orange Pork Chop Stir-Fry

You can swap the meat out in almost any Chinese stir-fry recipe, and it works well. If you don’t have chicken prepared for a dish like the Orange Chicken Stir-Fry, feel free to use beef, pork, shrimp, or even tofu.

When it comes to pork, chops are a significant cut to use. They are easily cut into bite-sized cubes, and they taste great in an orange sauce. For this orange pork stir-fry recipe, you need to marinade the pork and make a soy and orange juice sauce. Add a few vegetables and a little oil and starch, and you’re ready to create a fantastic stir-fry dish.

Kung Pao Chicken

You might have probably ordered Kung Pao Chicken for times from the Chinese take-away restaurant, which is a delicious dish with a spicy flavor. Did you know that it is also easy to make at home?

If you have a few essential ingredients found in many Chinese recipes stock in your kitchen, you will save time and money by avoiding take-out. The key to a quick meal is to prep all your ingredients before turning on the wok.

The other pro to this particular Kung Pao recipe is that the chicken is not profoundly fried. Instead, it is stir-fried, which makes the food a little bit healthier.

Cantonese Steamed Chicken

Steam is another popular method for cooking Chinese food, which creates a healthy and clean dish. Steam is where those round bamboo steamers can come in handy. If you don’t have one yet, this recipe is a

brilliant reason to add one to your kitchen.

This flavorful, Cantonese Steamed Chicken recipe is easy to make. You will simply marinate the chicken in a mix of soy, wine, and sesame oil, then place it on the steamer tray with mushrooms. Add a little ginger and green onion and let it steam for about 18 minutes.

Vegetable Chow Mein

It is quite easy to change Chinese dishes into a vegetarian’s joy. You simply ignore the meat, add more vegetables, or even toss in some tofu (stir-fry’s one of the best ways to prepare it).

When you’re ready to try a veggie noodle dish using your new stir-fry technique, this Vegetable Chow Mein is a delight. It uses bell pepper, onion, zucchini, shiitake mushrooms, ginger, and garlic with a sauce of oyster and soy sauces, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. It fries up fast, and the taste will impress everyone.

Beef Chow Fun

“Ho fun” is a broad rice noodle which is popular in Cantonese food, and you might see it before from take-out menus. It adds a depth to the dish that thinner noodles or rice just can’t bring.

This basic Beef Chow Fun recipe may not be as reliable as others, but all the flavors are there, and it is a perfect introduction to the cooking direction, which includes mung bean sprouts.

Mongolian Chicken

Mongolian chicken and beef recipes are like other recipes, but the main difference is adding the ingredients of hoisin sauce. This sauce is also called Chinese barbecue sauce, which tastes completely different from the American one. Hoisin is a spiced sauce of soybean paste, and it can be used for both dipping and stir-fry.

This Mongolian Chicken recipe is a fast stir-fry food that includes hoisin sauce, soy, and red wine vinegar with chicken stock. It’s just simple as other Chinese recipes, with only a little difference and a pleasure to make. You’ll find it is terrific when served with soy-fried noodles.

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