10 Popular Asian Takeout Dishes You Can Make At Home

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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

This delicious recipe is so easy to make that once you’ve mastered it, you’ll never order the takeout version again!
 
As far as the famous teriyaki sauce flavor that makes our mouths water, you can do some with only three simple ingredients:
  • 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
  • Sugar

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

These Chinese noodles are a staple in Chinese cuisine, and a favorite Asian dish of choice for many people. You too can make these at home, and they’ll turn out just as scrumptious as those ones from your local Chinese restaurant that you frequent.

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

I don’t think I can say this enough: i.love.crab.rangoon. This recipe we have for you is the best and easiest crab Rangoon recipe you’ll ever make, prepared with cream cheese, crab and wonton wrapper. These cream cheese wontons are fail-proof and proven to be much better than your ordinary Chinese takeout joints.
 
Link to full crab rangoon recipe here
 

4. Hot and Sour Soup

This satisfying traditional Chinese soup is a popular pick for many. We have a simple recipe that is literally the best you’ve ever tasted, and it only takes 15 minutes to make. You can’t beat that!
 
What exactly is in hot and sour soup? Well, I’ve wondered the same thing before, and is it turns out, it’s just the expert combination of a handful of tasty ingredients that give this famous soup the taste we all crave…
  • Chicken or vegetable stock.
  • Tofu.
  • Eggs.
  • mushrooms.
  • 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.

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Bee is a popular food blogger and best-selling cookbook author. She blogs at https://rasamalaysia.com and https://easyweeknight.com. Her specialties include Asian cuisine and easy weeknight dinners for the entire family.
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