Chinese Appetizers

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with appetizers from different regions of China. From crab rangoon to egg rolls to potstickers, these recipes for easy Chinese appetizers refine your tastes for Cantonese, Szechuan, and Mandarin cuisine.

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Asian Dumplings with Pickled Ginger Drizzle

Better Homes and Gardens

Instead of ordering Chinese takeout tonight, try making it yourself. These dumplings burst with flavor: cabbage, cilantro, sesame oil, soy sauce, green onion, and chile pepper. Bonus: They are better for you, too.

Mandarin Beef Buns

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve these Asian favorites as appetizers or as an accompaniment to a meal.

Wasabi Shrimp-Stuffed Buns

Better Homes and Gardens

Pork and Lobster Egg Rolls Florentine

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 45 mins

Shrimp and Crab Shu Mai

Better Homes and Gardens

Shu mai are wonton wrappers filled with shrimp, crab, and mushrooms. Serve with sweet and spicy red chili sauce.

Total: 45 mins

Veggie Spring Rolls with Chimichurri Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Vietnam meets Argentina in this eye-opening fusion recipe in which fresh, crisp veggies nestled in rolls of rice paper are accompanied by Chimichurri -- Argentina's famous parsley and garlic sauce -- for dipping. Making the wraps may seem awkward at first, but keep trying. You'll be a pro in no time at all.

Curry Chicken Potstickers

Better Homes and Gardens

These bundles are a top pick for dim sum, the appetizer course served in Asian restaurants. Just like egg rolls, potstickers encase a flavorful filling (ground chicken, broccoli, soy, and curry) inside a paper-thin dough.

Four-Color Dumplings

Better Homes and Gardens

Carrots, egg, mushrooms, and shrimp distinctively top these tiny dumplings. Serve this recipe as an appetizer or a first course with an Asian-style meal.

Total: 40 mins

Family-Style Chili and Corn Bread Dumplings

Better Homes and Gardens

Hearty and flavorful, this chili will warm you on even the most blustery of winter evenings. What really sets this dish apart, however, is the brilliant addition of cheesy cornbread dumplings. When buying sweet peppers for the chili, choose those that are firm, heavy for their size, and have shiny, vibrantly-colored skin.

Shrimp Dumplings with Miso Dipping Sauce

Family Circle

Serve these quick-cooking Shrimp Dumplings as an appetizer before your favorite Asian entree.

Teriyaki Chicken Rumaki

Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken And Peach Wontons

Better Homes and Gardens

Ground ginger and crushed red pepper add a spicy zing to these make-ahead appetizers.

Chinese Coca-Cola Wings

Better Homes and Gardens

Asian Spring Rolls

Fitness

Light enough to be perfect as appetizers, these fresh spring rolls are also great for lunch or dinner because they include shrimp.

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Better Homes and Gardens

Crispy, tart, and aromatic, these little wrapped salads are filled with texture and flavor.

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