These mouthwatering Chinese Takeout recipes are quick and easy to prepare. Even if you are short on time, you can have your takeout favorites for dinner without dialling a number.
Life with a toddler is never boring. Never! In case you don’t know from first hand experience, allow me to let you in on the events of my morning.
I hadn’t taken good care of myself for a couple of weeks. And unfortunately, that also makes my husband and daughter suffer. To change that I left for an early morning yoga class.
It’s only 5 minutes walking distance from our place. I love the outdoor setting that overlooks a lush tropical garden in Chiang Mai. The not too hot morning sun tickles my face in the best possible way. There are birds singing in the trees. Quite tranquil, if you ignore the garbage truck that also makes its rounds early in the morning.
For the first time since I started practicing yoga, I am going to actual classes. I love it for the challenge and sense of community it provides. Without fail, I leave every session relaxed, fully stretched, calm and focused!
That is probably the reason I didn’t freak out when I returned home to an apartment that was filled with the most putrid fish odor.
The culprit: Olivia! My infinitely curious 15-month-old has had a fascination with the condiments in our fridge door for a while. Now she just figured out how to open the fridge herself. Sriracha and FISH SAUCE are her favorites. Sriracha has a twist top that she hasn’t figured out yet. The flip top of the fish sauce is literally child’s play to open.
As a result our kitchen floor got a generous dousing with the fermented cooking liquid. Don’t get me wrong. I love using fish sauce in recipes, but you have to admit that straight from the bottle the smell is quite revolting.
Cleaning all the spills didn’t help one bit with odor that had now spread through the entire apartment. Opening all windows + doors and a strategically placed fan however, cleared the air eventually.
Just a few days ago, I am sure this situation would have only added to the general sense of overwhelm I was in. Today, after a mind-calming yoga session, I was laughing at the entire scene and all throughout cleanup.
If you are in a similar overwhelmed state and just the thought of cooking dinner would contribute to that, please allow yourself to just get actual takeout from your favorite Chinese restaurant.
For everyone else, I put together this list of mouthwatering recipes from talented food bloggers for all your takeout favorites. Soups, stir fries, noodles and finger food – they are all here. For most of these, preparation will probably not take any longer than waiting for delivery. Plus, homemade is usually tastier and healthier!
To get to the recipes, simply click through from the images or titles below. Also, please don’t forget to pin the title image up top, so you can refer back to these takeout recipes when the cravings hit.