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The easy Chinese dinner that’s MILES better than takeout

Three dishes and a heap of tricks that make homemade better than soggy food deliveries, every time.

Easy Chinese Dinner Better Than Takeout

Food deliveries and restaurant takeout: I get it. When life gets hectic and busy and you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, it’s simple to pull out the phone and place your order, then sit back and let someone else do the work. But have you ever been left feeling a bit disappointed with the quality of your Chinese takeaway and wish you hadn’t bothered? How the meat’s a bit grey, the vegetables have gone soggy and everything seems… a bit sad? These easy Chinese recipes will rival – and beat, hands down! – your food delivery any day of the week. Grab your wok (ahem, have you seen my new MAKO Wok by any chance?) and arm yourself with my top tips for the better-than-takeout dinner you’ve been waiting for…  

Such a classic Chinese takeaway dish, yet it can be SO bad. Tough beef, soggy vegetables, insipid sauce that doesn’t taste like anything… you catch my drift. This recipe for Chinese black pepper beef is the exact opposite: silky, sumptuous and a true standout for your homemade banquet.

Zingy, zesty sauce and crunchy bites of juicy chicken… it’s totally possible, my friends. One bite of this lemon chicken and you’ll never order in again from the Chinese restaurant. Why? Because it’s crispy fried chicken that doesn’t go soggy and meh once drenched in sauce. Trust.

You can’t have a Chinese banquet without a great fried rice. Enter this recipe. Expect perfectly cooked and separate grains of rice, a simple but delicious sauce, and pops of egg scattered throughout. Kids love this one too, so it’s a great family recipe to try at home! Better yet, it comes together in just 10 minutes. How’s that for an easy Chinese dish!

And the best wok to cook it all in...

The perfect wok didn’t exist, so we made one! Meet MAKO: it’s everything all the other woks aren’t. It’s the solution to every existing problem with woks. 


The MAKO High Performance Wok is designed to heat and cool quickly so you can stir-fry, saute and sear like a pro. It’s pre-seasoned so it’s ready to go straight out of the box AND it’s going to get better with time (bonus!). It’s also made for all stovetops – yes, that includes all you induction users! Find out more about MAKO.

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