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.
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.
Serve these Asian favorites as appetizers or as an accompaniment to a meal.
Shu mai are wonton wrappers filled with shrimp, crab, and mushrooms. Serve with sweet and spicy red chili sauce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Serve these quick-cooking Shrimp Dumplings as an appetizer before your favorite Asian entree.
Light enough to be perfect as appetizers, these fresh spring rolls are also great for lunch or dinner because they include shrimp.
Ground ginger and crushed red pepper add a spicy zing to these make-ahead appetizers.
For a festive party finish, top the Chinese dim sum-style buns with black and white sesame seeds.