Chinese food

Want to try out some great authentic Chinese dishes?

Maybe you’ve been walking past that Chinese restaurant forever wanting to go and try out some great dishes but don’t know what to order. 

To make it easier for you, here are some of the most popular Chinese dishes you can order. Loved by people all across the world, these dishes might just wow your taste buds as well!

5 Most popular Chinese dishes to order

China is specially known for its rich cuisine with beautiful colours, aroma and taste. With so many options to choose from, here are the most recommended Chinese dishes for you to try.


Even if you know nothing about the Chinese cuisine, you’ve probably still heard of dumplings. 

But did you know that the dumplings were invented over 1,800 years ago as a cure to frostbitten ears?
Originally invented as a cure, dumplings sure have come a long way and become world famous, relished by everyone. 

The modern day dumplings are prepared by stuffing a mixture of chopped vegetables and minced meat into a thin piece of dumpling skin. These can be cooked by boiling, steaming or frying. However you like your dumplings to be cooked, they are sure to please your taste buds.

 Chow Mein

Chow Mein basically means Stir-fried noodles in Cantonese. This particular dish is made of noodles, onions, green pepper with the addition of sliced meat of your choice. The noodles are first boiled and then stir fried with the other ingredients till everything is fired to get a golden yellow colour. 

This fairly simple dish has a lesser preparation time. This makes it perfect for late night cravings or when you don’t want to wait too long for your food to arrive. 

Spring rolls

Spring rolls are somewhat similar to dumplings. They also have a filling of minced meat and chopped veggies which is rolled into a dough and folded to make cylindrical shapes. But unlike dumplings, you don’t have the option to have them cooked however you like. Spring rolls are served hot after deep frying them till they’re golden brown in colour.

Sweet and Sour Pork 

The name says it all. This is a pork dish with sweet and sour flavours. It is usually bright orange or red in colour. It can be served as fillet which is made by coating the pork with starch and stirring it in boiling ketchup. This last step explains where the sweet and sour pork gets its flavour from.

Ma Po Tofu

Ma Po Tofu is hot and spicy. This Chuan Cuisine with a history of more than 100 years is loved by people all across the world. To make the Ma Po Tofu, the tofu is sprinkled with ground beef and diced green onion, cooked in red and hot broth.

Peking Roasted Duck

This famous Chinese dish from Beijing is considered as one of China’s national dishes. Peking Roasted duck is known for its crispy thin skin. This dish is beautifully paired with pancakes, soy with mashed garlic or sweet bean sauce. 

Enjoy the mouth-watering authentic Chinese dishes at one of the best Chinese restaurants in Melbourne. Eat at Happy Lamb today!