InspirationPosted on 19.01.2014

Britain’s favourite Chinese dishes

Raise a chopstick to one of the UK’s favourite takeaway, delicious and delightful Chinese. To honour a true classic, let’s have a look at the top 5 most popular dishes on the menu. See if your favourite pops up…

Chow Mein

This dish takes inspiration from all over the world. Legend has it that it was originally made from a load of leftovers. However it started, in the last century it has certainly risen up the food ranks to become one of the most requested Chinese takeaway treats on both sides of the Atlantic.

Stir fried and packed with fresh spring onions plus soy, it will typically contain chicken, beef, prawns or sweet and succulent char sui roast pork. Whether it’s served as a side dish or as a main course, it will be sure to do the trick at dinner.

Crispy Aromatic Duck

This one’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Usually, if a restaurant asked you to assemble your own meal, you’d be confused. However, this is exactly what happens when a delicious duck get delivered to your door. Derived from Peking duck, this dish represents the fusion between British tastes and Chinese cuisine. Deep-fried to delicious perfection with mouth watering marinade makes this one of the most ordered dishes in the UK.

Served with soft pancakes, onions, cucumber and smoky hoisin, crispy duck is the perfect choice for a night in.

Egg Fried Rice

If noodles are not your thing, perhaps you prefer a nice rice dish? Fresh egg fried rice is the perfect side dish to accompany so many Chinese courses. It’s delicious alongside anything from sweet and sour chicken, to succulent beef in black bean sauce. It’s great plain, but once it’s been stir fried to perfection with added egg it goes to another level.

Sweet and Sour

This tasty, tangy, takeaway treat works with pretty much anything. Whether that’s chicken, pork or king prawn, all it needs is to be beautifully battered, fried and then this iconic sauce is lovingly poured on top. The result? A fresh, filling and totally satisfying meal or side dish.

To step it up even further, tomatoes, peppers and pineapple chunks can be generously added to the mix. Best served of a bed of fried rice.

Spring Rolls

Finally, who can forget these? Surely no Chinese takeaway order can be complete without the addition of some spring rolls. Just don’t forget the dipping sauce!

Whatever your Chinese choices, look no further than Just Eat to get a delicious dinner to your door!

Tuck into your favourite