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.See Popular Chinese Appetizers Recipes
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.
Serve these little fried appetizer wontons on a buffet at a party.
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.' "
Shu mai are wonton wrappers filled with shrimp, crab, and mushrooms. Serve with sweet and spicy red chili sauce.
A great appetizer made with items from your pantry!
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.
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.
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.
Wendy Leon says these rolls, filled with bell pepper and slivers of avocado, are an effective way to get her grandchildren to eat vegetables.