Chinese food, there is nothing like it. I have always wondered how they eat the amounts they serve and stay so tiny.
Chinese foods are savory, filled with vegetables, for the most part and actually very easy to make. Pork is actually considered the default meat of Chinese foods. Obviously Chicken is the number one meat, however, Pork is highly popular and has some really wonderful recipes that are super easy and great tasting.
Oftentimes, you may find that the pork prices are quite close to what Chicken prices are in the supermarket.
There are also different cuts that you can choose from. Pork loin would be the favorite for use in Chinese cooking.
1. Hoisin Ginger Pulled Pork Bao Buns
A steamed bun filled with a delightful blend of shredded pork, hoisin sauce, a blend of Chinese and other spices combined with vinegar and wine.
These small handy buns are filled with the shredded pork blend and topped with a variety of vegetables such as cucumber and cabbage, carrots and mixed with mayonnaise and maple syrup.
This is an odd sounding combination, but once you taste this pulled pork sandwiches will never be the same again. Besides, the Bao bun makes it handy to grab and go.
2. Pork and Chinese Cabbage Dim Sum
When you are looking for a quick and easy, but totally delicious recipe to serve to family and friends, these dim sum are a true crowd pleaser.
Little bundles of Chinese cabbage meatballs loaded with Chinese spices, minced pork, chestnuts, onions, and a variety of other good tasting ingredients rolled into a meatball and placed in a wonton.
These are then steamed to make the most delicious cabbage meatballs.
3. Potsticker Pork with Chinese Cabbage Dumplings
I have tasted many dumplings in my time, however, these have got to be the most delicious Chinese dumplings to date.
A classic dish of ground pork blended with a variety of spice and flavors. Mixed with cabbage and placed in a wonton and steamed.
It is hard to believe that there are so many recipes using basically the same ingredients, yet, they all taste different.
4. Chinese Pork Potstickers
Obviously, Potstickers are the most common type of Chinese Dumpling. Again, there are many recipes, and they are all different.
The method in which this recipe is blended together can give any restaurant a run. This recipe will feed a crowd, which makes it perfect for parties or very hungry kids.
Loaded with Chinese cabbage and pork, this one includes homemade dumpling dough that the meat is placed in.
5. Chinese Style Sticky Pork Ribs
These delicious Pork Ribs are grilled and given a terrific Chinese savory treatment.
Using Chinese 5 Spice, a blend of Soy Sauce, ketchup and honey, along with Vinegar and ginger, these pork ribs are finger licking good!
Oh, and let’s not forget they have a hint of spice and a tiny kick to them, this keeps your family running back for more.
6. Pork Fried Rice
A classic, but mostly a favorite of millions. Tender and juicy pork combined with a myriad of colorful vegetables, spiced perfectly with Oyster Sauce, Garlic, ginger, Soy Sauce and green onions thrown in the mix, this is a meal in itself.
No one is leaving your table hungry when this is served. The best part is that you can use leftover pork to make a signature dish!
Scramble a couple of eggs, salt and pepper and you are done.
7. Sweet and Sour Pork
This recipe is one we have been waiting for. This is a healthier version of Sweet and Sour. Tender cubes of pork, red onions, pineapple bits and a green bell pepper, this dish is one to keep tabs on, make a double batch because it will go fast!
This is a healthier version because the meat is baked, not fried in oil. There is also a super simple sweet and sour sauce that goes with this that you make yourself.
No more trying to find the right taste uptown, it is all in your kitchen.
8. Chinese Braised Pork Belly
Tender, juicy pork bites, nestled in a sweet and savory sauce that is thick, sticky and perfect.
What kid does not like the stickiness of a good sauce? I serve this up with steamed vegetables and rice at least one night a week. The whole family goes crazy for it.
The perfect combination of flavors, yet it reminds you that it is still Chinese Cuisine.
9. Oven Baked Chinese Pork Belly with Rice
This dish needs a short 5 minute prep to obtain pork belly that was cooked in the oven and is sweet, flavor packed and tucked in a umami blend of marinade.
Add in some crunchy green pepper, chinese spices and a brown onion to come to the table with a dish that can’t be beat.
Load this over a scoop of steamed rice and I will be there for dinner.
10. Smoked Chinese BBQ Pork Recipe
This dish is easy to make and there are so many things that you could do with it.
You could use it to make appetizers, you can have a main course. When this is served with a side of Hot mustard and a bowl of rice, my tummy is happy.
All it takes is ketchup, honey, Soy Sauce, and brown sugar, plus a variety of simple spices and you can make this yourself at home.
11. Egg Foo Young
Also known as a Chinese Pork Omelette, there is nothing that matches this dish, anywhere.
This dish seems to have so much going for it. There are bean sprouts, green cabbage, onion, ground pork, mushrooms and spices, with Soy Sauce, Hoisin Sauce and sesame oil to bring it all together in one delicious omelet.
What seems to be one of the most difficult dishes to make will surprise you immensely.
12. Chinese 5 Spice Roast Pork
What do you get when you combine a pork roast, with Chinese 5 spice, Chinese Cabbage and a few select other ingredients? You will have a meal that your family brags about.
It is warm, delicious, tastes like Chinese takeout food but it is made from scratch! Delicious flavors combined together with Star anise and orange zest, this Pork Roast will be the star of the show.
13. Easy Chinese Crispy Pork Belly
That crispy crackling of Pork Belly, a memory for many kids and adults alike. This dish brings it all back plus adds to it.
This meat is so affordable it makes the little extra effort worth the time you spend. You will only need a few simple spices to get this dish in the oven and ready for dinner. Chinese 5 Spice, garlic, cloves and sea salt and of course a Pork Belly.
The extra effort? Simply roasting the pork belly twice to get the crispy crunch.
14. Chinese Pork and Egg-plant Stir fry with Egg Noodles
Ground Pork combines with Egg Plant to create an amazing dish with an Asian flair. This dish is somewhat spicy, a touch savory and 100% delicious.
This is an ideal combination of Chinese eggplant, green beans, chili peppers and ground pork.
When this dish is done, it is spooned over thin egg noodles for not only a delicious dinner, but a perfect one to bring the family together.
15. Moo Shoo Pork
Moo Shoo Pork is simply thinly sliced pork, combined with stir-fried vegetables and egg. It sits in a savory sauce and is the best version I have had compared to takeout food.
This dish allows you to get extra vegetables into the family when they complain about eating them. There is green cabbage, purple cabbage, mushrooms, pork and green beans.
Savory Chinese 5 Spice adds to the meal and gives it that Asian taste.
16. Chinese Pork Noodles
This recipe is a take on Sichuan Chinese cuisine. Actually a dish called dan dan noodles.
This is a relatively simple dish to make that combines the taste of peanuts in with ground pork, spices and cabbage, broccoli, onion and bell pepper. When all tossed together this dish is truly amazing and so filled with flavor.
When compared to actual Sichuan foods, this dish does not have the amount of the original. The flavor almost tastes double however.
17. Authentic Chinese Pork LoMein
This is likely as close to the original recipe as I will ever get. This comes directly from one of the most wonderful Chinese women I know.
She has been cooking for almost 80 years, so if you can’t trust her recipes, nothing is authentic in my opinion.
The secret is to marinade your meat, and slowly saute the vegetables. A delightful combination of bell pepper, bamboo shoots and zucchini, will delight and please the senses when combined with the Soy Sauce, Oyster Sauce, ginger and garlic.
18. Chinese Salt and Pepper Pork Chops in the Air Fryer
A simple dish that has become highly popular and addictive in Cantonese cuisine. The great part is to use thin chops, as they will cook up perfectly in the Air Fryer.
The name says salt and pepper, however there are a few other ingredients to be mindful of that will make this dish a new favorite in your home.
A slightly spicy twist to Pork Chops that blend well with a mix of green and red bell pepper and red onion.
19. Chinese Pork Recipe
This is a recipe for tender and juicy pork in a flavorful sweet and sour sauce that is better than take out.
With pineapple, carrot and sweet orange peppers, this dish is flavored with Soy Sauce, ginger and sugar.
A very simple recipe that will leave you wondering if you made it correctly.
20. Baked Pork Cookie
You know there has to be one recipe that blows your mind, this one will do it each time. This is truly a sweet and savory Chinese cookie that you are going to love.
These cookies are extremely delicious and incredibly addictive. Again, how do they maintain their small size?
The cookies are filled with marinated pork, sesame seeds, peanuts and crushed nuts.
So packed with flavor and so savory, you won’t believe it is a cookie.