What Are Northern Chinese Food Recipes?

Of all the Chinese cuisines, food from the North of China is very popular even in the western world. Northern Chinese food is considered rich and bold in flavor and saltier than most cuisines. The foods are also high in calories; this is because the North is normally colder especially during winter. As such the high-calorie salty foods are believed to help in keeping people warm and healthy.

You must be wondering how you can also enjoy the delicacies of Northern Chinese food. In this post, we will share with you some of the delicious Northern Chinese cooking recipes that you can try at home and enjoy.

Northern Chinese Food Recipes.

Deep-Fried Steak.

For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 pound of thinly sliced flank steak
  • 4-6 shredded scallions
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger minced
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • Oil for deep frying

To begin, first, beat the slice of stake until they are very this before marinating them in a mixture of soy sauce and ginger. Let that sit for 30 minutes, but occasionally keep turning the slices to ensure they marinate fully. In the meantime, beat the corn starch and egg whites lightly until they form a smooth batter as you heat the oil. When the oil is hot enough, dip the steaks in the batter and place them in the oil. Remove once they’ve turned golden brown and serve while hot and garnished with scallions. You can have a side of dip either soy sauce or ketchup.

Shrimp with Fresh Asparagus.

For this recipe the required ingredients are:

  • 1.5 pounds of shelled and deveined shrimp, raw.
  • 0.75 pounds of 1-inch cut pieces of fresh asparagus
  • 6 tablespoons of oil
  • 4 tablespoons of water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of dry sherry
  • ½ teaspoon of sugar

First, boil the asparagus in salty water until tender but crisp. In the meantime mix cherry, cornstarch, and half of the salt, before mixing in the shrimp. Then in a pan, heat the oil, add the shrimp, and stir until pink. At this point, add the remaining salt, sugar, asparagus, and water and keep stirring until it all thickens. Serve it while still hot.

Spinach Salad.

To make this dish you will need:

  • 1.5 pounds of Spinach
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • Salt

Start by trimming the spinach and thoroughly washing them in cold water before boiling them in salty water until tender but crunchy. They rinse them again under cold rushing water and squeeze out all the water. Cut the leaves into 3-4 pieces and chill them. In the meantime, mix the vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil in a bowl. Pour over the spinach and serve chilled.


If you’re a lover of Chinese food, now you can enjoy the delicacies of northern Chinese cuisine. Just follow the three simple recipes that you can make from the comfort of your home.

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