Find the best Chinese food in your area and get expert tips from Chowhounds on hard-to-find ingredients, replicating Chinese dishes at home, and general advice about Chinese cuisine.

Homemade Chinese Food Is Easy with These Essential Cooking Tools

If you want to cook Chinese food at home, having the right tools can be a big help. Sure, you'll want a wok, but here are a few more essential Chinese cooking tools. Chinese takeout is as ubiquitous...

How will you mark Year of the Tiger?

by gutreactions 1 day ago

Another food-centric celebration heading our way. Chinese Lunar New Year, Year of the Tiger, starts Feb. 1st. Do you join in the feasting? What are your favorite dishes and dining venues? Do you pu...

The best Chinese almond cookie in San Francisco?

by poot 1 year ago

I see loads of walnut cookies in the classic mode, New May Wah has great big tins and plastic hatboxes full of nasty-looking things, but nowhere the almond cookies of my youth. Where in San Fran...

Zen Noodle Bar | San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

A few months ago, I stopped for lunch at Zen Noodle Bar in San Mateo. It offers a limited menu of Shanghainese specialties. Remember Sunny Shanghai in San Bruno, a board favorite for XLB that close...

Yuet Lee in San Francisco Chinatown is open for take-out

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Passing through San Francisco last Friday night, I called Yuet Lee to see if it might be open for take-out. Yes, it is, and taking orders by phone for take-out or via Postmates or DoorDash for deli...

TeaEver in Millbrae

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 29 days ago

Headed south in October to escape the atmospheric river that hit the North Bay hard, I stopped in Millbrae to pick up Chinese take-out and some groceries to shelter in place for up to a week. Since...

Chinese dim sum (soy milk, Chinese donut)

by learntocookchinese 1 month ago

Where can I get good breakfast like soy milk, Chinese donut, etc. My go-to place was Happy Cafe in San Mateo (RIP). I tried China Stix, but it was too greasy. Most of the things we ordered were ...

"Very Good Congee & Noodles," Markham. Pt 2 - Upgraded from Very Good to EXCELLENT

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 month ago

Craving for a good hearty bowl of Pig's Liver Rice Congee and some savoury, crunchy Crullers, I decided to pay Very Good Congee & Noodle a returned visit, this time with Rosy. Wow! Wow! and more W...

Rockville favorites

by Ziv 1 month ago

I am looking for a good cafe, preferably Chinese but not necessarily so, in Rockville, MD. I have seen good reports on Jin River, A&J, Shanghai Taste (which seems to be carry out only this month), ...

" YU_GARDEN " (Midland & McNicoll, Scarborough) - Shanghainese food transformation from forgettable mediocrity to memorable excellence!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 month ago

Although Shanghainese food is categorized as a major Chinese cooking style. Here in the GTA, popularity of this cuisine amongst the Chinese population is less than stellar....the majority of Mainla...

Best Bay Area Baked BBQ Pork Buns at Blue Sky Restaurant

by Chandavkl 14 years ago

For perhaps the past decade my favorite baked cha shu bao has been the one at You's Dim Sum on Broadway, followed by the monster version served at King Eggroll in San Jose. However in my opinion t...

Hing Lung (disguised as Ichi Ramen) in San Bruno

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Following up the latest rumors of Hing Lung's rebirth, earlier this month I dropped by Ichi Ramen in San Bruno for a late solo dinner.

Lotus Garden in Vienna - Report

by Steve 2 months ago

Four Chowhounds tried out this spot known for their hand pulled noodles. Although it's been around forever, I've never heard much good about it, so it's taken me this long to try it. We started...

Food in Toronto

by prima 10 months ago

Where do you enjoy food in Toronto? I like the Roman pizza al taglio at Eataly and the Vietnamese banh mi at Rustle & Still. The pork souvlaki at Megas is pretty tasty. I also recommend t...

"Providential 9," Woodbine & Hwy7, Markham - Finally, a chance to give this top-notch, fine dining, Chinese restaurant a long overdue review.

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 month ago

First off! Yes! You are all seeing correctly!** 'Providential 9' **indeed is the queer and mysterious meaning English name adopted by this Cantonese restaurant.....even though the western translati...

Clement Street advice

by Ace 16 years ago

Hi all, We're heading to Clement St. around 9th Ave. this weekend. I'm looking for some good dim sum (also open to other Chinese food), and would be particularly interested in any restaurant that...

Where to buy hand-pulled noodles?

by learntocookchinese 2 months ago

Asian grocery stores have freshly made noodles, but they're machine-made as opposed to hand-pulled or hand torn. Is there a place to buy hand-pulled noodles? I'm thinking noodles from A&J beef n...

Deep Fried Chicken Nuggets for Sweet & Sour?

by zackly 2 months ago

I've never been able to duplicate the battered chicken (or pork) pieces like the ones I get (or used to get) at good Chinese restaurants. Besides being shatteringly crispy they have a layer that's ...

East Ocean Seafood in Alameda, state of play?

by anothernotch 7 years ago

While a student at Cal I quite enjoyed East Ocean Seafood both for dim sum and dinner service. I will be up in the East Bay with my family and was considering returning for a meal, likely an early...

Chef Change at Hakka Restaurant - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

The founder, Master Chef Jin Hua Li, who made this one of my favorite restaurants retired and sold the place to his sous chef in the latter part of last year. One of my culinary friends assured me ...