If there’s anything no one can say “no” to at a house party, it's Chinese food. The Chinese cuisine is around 1000 years old and has evolved greatly with time. Chinese food has travelled the world and different countries have altered the ingredients, techniques and flavour pairings according to their preferences. Chinese food primarily has two things- a starch or carbohydrate-rich element with a flavourful and pungent side dish. A celebration of flavour, aroma and appearance, Chinese food has something or the other for everyone. With vibrant colour, Chinese food usually involves spicy and pungent sauces and condiments. Chinese food was introduced in India by a Chinese community that migrated to Kolkata and Indians haven’t stopped making their versions of Chinese food yet. Desi-Chinese is something that is loved by everyone in all parts of the country. However, very few of us have tried authentic Chinese dishes yet. Want to try some of them at home? We’ve got you covered with recipes of some authentic Chinese dishes that you can make at home and serve to your guests as starters in your next house party. Try them out!
Try these Chinese Bread Pockets and blow your guests with the delicious play of flavours and textures. Serve them with an umami-rich sauce to enhance the taste.
A classic Chinese dish, this soup is wholesome and flavourful as well. Check out this recipe to make hot and sour soup in less than 15 minutes.
Crispy on the outside with a soft and fluffy interior, crullers are fried dough sticks served with either porridge or a sauce. Make these at home and serve them as an appetizer with spicy Chinese chilli garlic sauce.
What’s a starter menu without a salad? Serve this moreish, pungent Chinese chicken salad that’ll prepare their palates for the main course.