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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Chicken-and-Shrimp Egg Rolls

Martha Stewart

Serve these egg rolls at your next party or as an appetizer before your next Chinese dinner.

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.

Crab and Pork Wontons

Ladies' Home Journal

Serve these little fried appetizer wontons on a buffet at a party.

Total: 1 hr 20 mins

Spinach-and-Pork Wontons

Food & Wine

For a taste of: Asia Try this book: Asian Dumplings In her pan-Asian cookbook, food writer Andrea Nguyen recommends homemade wonton wrappers but says store-bought are fine: "Just look for ones labeled 'thin' or 'Hong Kong-style.' "

Total: 1 hr

Wasabi Shrimp-Stuffed Buns

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Pork and Lobster Egg Rolls Florentine

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 45 mins

Fried Ham and Rice Balls


A great appetizer made with items from your pantry!

Total: 30 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

Italian Sausage Pot Stickers

Johnsonville Italian Sausage

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.

Vegetable Summer Rolls with Chile-Lime Dipping Sauce

Food & Wine

Wendy Leon says these rolls, filled with bell pepper and slivers of avocado, are an effective way to get her grandchildren to eat vegetables.

Total: 45 mins
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