Many of us order these popular takeout dishes because not only are they satisfying and delicious, we’ve convinced ourselves that they’re impossible to make at home with the same mouth-watering outcome.
But the truth is, these popular Asian takeout dishes on this list are not only easy to make, but you’ll be amazed at just how good they taste. Next time you’re thinking of ordering your favorite Asian takeout, reference this list and head to the store and make it yourself.
We promise it’ll taste just as good–if not better! You won’t have to worry about tipping your delivery driver, and you’ll probably even get an honorary kiss for being a wonderful cook.
1. Chicken Teriyaki
- Japanese soy sauce. I like low sodium soy sauce for the sauce. It’s important you buy a good quality Japanese soy sauce
- Mirin or Japanese sweet rice wine
To make the sauce, mix all the ingredients together and simmer it on low heat until the sauce becomes slightly sticky, just like the picture above.
Click here for the full recipe of this popular Asian takeout dish.
2. Chow Mein
What is in Chow Mein exactly?
Chow Mein calls for the following ingredients:
- Protein – you can use pork, chicken, beef, shrimp and other seafood such as squid, scallop. You can also use a combination of the protein.
- Vegetables – bean sprouts, napa cabbage, cabbage, carrots and scallions. You want to have at least a couple of vegetables in the recipe.
- Sauce – a combination of oyster sauce, soy sauce, dark soy sauce and sugar.
For the full Chow Mein recipe, click here.
3. Crab Rangoon
4. Hot and Sour Soup
- Chicken or vegetable stock.
- There are two seasonings that bring out the iconic flavors of hot and sour soup: soy sauce and vinegar.
- If you like it spicy, you can add some dried chili flakes or chili oil into the soup.
For the full hot and sour soup recipe, click here.
5. Kung Pao Chicken
Chicken, peanuts, and pops of spicy chili peppers give this popular Asian takeout dish the flavors that make our tummies eager for a taste. This easy homemade recipe is healthy, low in calories and much better than takeout. So you’ll satisfy your spicy Asian craving while keeping your waistline in mind, everyone wins!
What is Kung Pao Chicken?
Kung Pao Chicken is from the Sichuan province in China. The Chinese name is 宫保鸡丁 (gong bao ji ding) but some restaurants spell it as Gong Bao Chicken or Kung Po Chicken.
For the full Kung Pao Chicken recipe, click here.