Dubai is a paradise for food enthusiasts. Especially if you are craving Chinese food, it’s one of the most popular cuisines served in some of the top restaurants here. The spicy flavors, the mouth-watering recipes, and the hot sauces make Chinese food a favorite all across the world. Read on to find the 7 most popular Chinese dishes that you should definitely try when you are in Dubai.
Did you know that Dumplings have been an essential part of the reunion dinner on Chinese New Year’s Eve for ages? Nowadays, you get dumplings with many types of fillings – vegetables, chicken, minced pork, mutton, or beef. Then, it is wrapped into a thin dumpling skin and shaped like an ear. To celebrate the Chinese New Year, dumplings are also wrapped with brown sugar, dates, or peanuts as it carries a good omen. Usually preferred as a snack before dinner, dumplings are a very popular and healthy option if you’re looking for Chinese cuisine in Dubai.
Spring rolls have got their name from a famous Spring Festival that happens in China. Another common appetizer enjoyed across the world, this dish is made out of the thin dough with fillings made up of vegetables or meat, rolled in, and then deep-fried. These delicious crispy rolls are then cut before serving with tangy sauces.
If you want something healthy and low on calories, then try a piping bowl of hot and sour soup. Enjoyed the most in winters or as an appetizer, this soup is a perfect option if you’re looking for Chinese cuisine in Dubai. Made up of spicy and sour broth, this soup is loaded with the goodness of veggies such as cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, peppers, and vinegar. You can also enjoy this soup when you’re feeling under the weather and want to eat something light.
This tangy dish ranks as one of the most popular 10 Chinese dishes. Its unique flavor of sweet and sour with a bit of spice is also well-loved abroad. The main ingredient of this Chicken dish is the diced chicken. After stir-frying the chicken along with peanuts makes it taste fresh and crispy. The dried chili makes it a bit spicy but not burning hot.
Rice is known as a staple in Chinese cuisine and fried rice is a meal in itself. The combination of various ingredients like vegetables, chicken, egg, pork, shrimp makes this dish crunchy and wholesome. What’s more? It is a really simple and quick recipe to make at home and in Chinese homes, it is said that the best fried rice comes out from leftover rice.
Another popular Chinese dish, Chicken Manchurian is loved by people of all ages and tastes. Mostly served with fried rice, Hakka noodles, or pan-fried noodles, Chicken Manchurian is made with finely diced, and marinated chicken cubes cooked in special Manchurian sauce.
Chowmein is basically the Cantonese pronunciation of stir-fried noodles. It is one of the best and most popular Chinese dishes, made of noodles, green onion, green pepper and sliced meat. The noodles are first boiled until almost done. After cooling down, the noodles are stir-fried with other ingredients until the color is golden yellow. Chowmein can be enjoyed with Chicken Manchurian or any gravy dish.
So, if you want to try out Chinese cuisine in Dubai, do keep these top dishes in mind.