Chinese Appetizer Recipes

Looking for Chinese appetizer recipes? Allrecipes has more than 30 trusted Chinese appetizer recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Chef John's Shrimp Toast

Rating: 4.43 stars
21
While virtually unknown compared to most other popular fried party snacks, these shrimp toasts are easy to make and every bit as delicious, and addictive, as those Buffalo wings or jalapeño poppers.

Authentic Chinese Egg Rolls (from a Chinese person)

Rating: 4.64 stars
234
My mom is the best cook ever and I am a picky eater. If I like this, then you will. This is very authentic because my family is Chinese and I am too. This recipe is at least 300 years old in the Ling family.

Pork Dumplings

Rating: 4.62 stars
368
These tasty treats make a perfect appetizer or you can serve them as a main dish. For a main dish count on about 15 dumplings per person. Serve with hoisin sauce, hot Chinese-style mustard and toasted sesame seeds.

Mom's Wonton

Rating: 4.33 stars
9
I recently learned to make homemade won tons from my mother. They can be deep fried as an appetizer, but I prefer them in a rich, homemade chicken broth with baby bok choy or other leafy greens. Extras will freeze well for later enjoyment.

Taiwanese Dumplings

Rating: 4.8 stars
5
A potsticker recipe direct from a Taiwanese friend.

Pot Stickers Traditional

Rating: 4.37 stars
296
This traditional recipe is from the area of Northern China. Wonton wrappers are stuffed with finely chopped vegetables and pork, then fried and served with a spicy dipping sauce.

Hot and Sweet Dipping Sauce

Rating: 4.53 stars
76
This is the best I've made. It tastes like the ones I have tried at Chinese restaurants.

Crab Rangoon

Rating: 3.97 stars
223
This is said to be the closest to the rangoon served at a certain Asian food chain. The rangoon can also be deep-fried instead of baked.

Perfect Pot Stickers

Rating: 4.67 stars
97
Homemade pot stickers are so versatile--you can fill them with anything you want and as full as you want. And the play between the crispy, crusty bottom, and the tender parts, makes for a truly unique dumpling. These are filled with ground pork, green onions, ginger, and cabbage.

Chinese Chicken Wings

Rating: 4.49 stars
81
My late mother's recipe for chicken wings for potlucks. Now I am asked to bring this dish to parties.

Chinese Tea Leaf Eggs

Rating: 4.14 stars
35
One of my favorite dishes when I head back home; it combines hard-boiled eggs with the subtle flavor of anise and the deep brown hues of black tea and soy. The cracked patterns from the broken shells make these quite attractive! I eat these sliced in quarters and chilled as a side dish, appetizer, or snack. Recipe courtesy of Mom.

Green Onion Cakes

Rating: 4.19 stars
84
An excellent and simple recipe, these will make some delicious green onion cakes that are addictive and are just as good, if not better, than the store bought ones.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Pan-Fried Chinese Pancakes
Rating: Unrated
26
"This particular recipe was passed down through my mother's family, and brings back many good, yummy memories! Serve with your favorite Chinese sauce." – Jade
Cindi's Egg Rolls
Rating: Unrated
105
"Fantastic. I made half with the ground pork and the other half vegan with tofu. I also added a handful of fresh bean sprouts. They came out so fresh-tasting!" – Prius4ever

Perfect Pot Stickers

Rating: 4.67 stars
97

Homemade pot stickers are so versatile--you can fill them with anything you want and as full as you want. And the play between the crispy, crusty bottom, and the tender parts, makes for a truly unique dumpling. These are filled with ground pork, green onions, ginger, and cabbage.