Chinese Homestyle Cooking Review

Chinese Homestyle Cooking: 90 Plant-Based Recipes for Homemade Sauces, Favorite Takeout and Dim Sum, and Everyday Meals

By Maggie Zhu

I received a free copy of Chinese Homestyle Cooking from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

Enjoy the bold flavors of Chinese food without the guilt with over 90 easy vegan recipes adapted for the Western cook and kitchen. No wok required! 

Everyone loves Chinese food, but takeout can often be unhealthy. In Chinese Homestyle Cooking, Maggie Zhu, the creator of the popular Chinese cooking blog Omnivore’s Cookbook (, shares authentic, healthy recipes—with a focus on Szechuan and Northern Chinese cooking—that allow you to make quick, delicious meals any night of the week, including:
Favorite takeout
Dim sum
Cold dishes
Seasonal produce
Sauces and condiments
With recipes adapted to accommodate our busy lifestyles and including helpful information for stocking your Chinese pantryChinese Homestyle Cooking will soon have you throwing out those delivery menus and experiencing this exciting cuisine in a whole new way.

Summary from Goodreads.

Chinese food is slowly starting to become a regular meal choice, whether it be takeaway or making it at home. Chinese Homestyle Cooking aims to make it easier for the home cook to give some of their favourite Chinese food at home.

9 seperate chapters focusing on recipes: Homemade Sauces & Condiments; Appetisers & Salads; Favourite Takeout; Dim Sum; Noodles & Soups; Tofu, Seitan & Tempeh; Hearty Seasonal Mains; Easy Seasonal Sides; and Sweet Treats. Some of my favourite recipes included are: Soy Sauce Noodles, Char Siu Chow Mein, Sesame Noodles, Char Siu Bao, and Scallion Pancakes. Also before the recipes, 3 chapters focus on the Chinese Pantry, Cooking Equipment & Tools, and how to prep Aromatics & Vegetables. These additional chapters are particularly helpful if you have never done any styles of asian cooking, but for someone who regularly cooks asian food they do start to get very receptive and you do start to skim or skip these useful tips.

A very good Chinese cookbook that I would recommend to anyone interested in Chinese food.


Have you read Chinese Homestyle Cooking? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

Check it out on Goodreads here.

Purchase it on Amazon here.


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