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What's your favourite Chinese takeaway dish?

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Growingboys Sat 16-Dec-17 20:03:37

We've just had a Chinese from the local (expensive - there's one revolting looking one and one quite expensive one) restaurant. We have Chinese approx twice a year and I feel I never quite order the right thing.

Tonight I had crispy noodles with chicken and black bean sauce and DH had sweet and sour pork. He loved his. Mine was fine but not worth the cost. We also shared a seaweed and prawn toast, both great.

What do you order? I need to find the love for Chinese food!

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stardust18 Sat 16-Dec-17 20:06:33

We've got a great Chinese restaurant in the city centre, we always have crispy duck with pancakes to start then soft shell crab, spicy prawns and spicy beef then I get noodles or egg fried rice and I love prawn crackers

IloveblinkingIdo Sat 16-Dec-17 20:08:57

Singapore spicy noodles, lemon chicken & duck fried rice. Hmmm....

CroakingCrocus Sat 16-Dec-17 20:10:34

Ma Po Tofu is my favourite. Excellent mix of tofu and beef.

Titsywoo Sat 16-Dec-17 20:13:42

Chow mein (special is the best)
Special fried rice
Beef in black bean sauce
Duck pancakes
Sweet and sour prawn balls
Salt and Pepper Squid

The problem is you just need to try stuff - every restaurant/takeaway does things differently and as much as I love the above dishes from my local if I go elsewhere sometimes they are horrible and other dishes are nice. Go somewhere with a buffet or share a big set meal with friends and you can try new things.

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Sat 16-Dec-17 20:17:03

Our local restaurant is brilliant - they don't use MSG and it's all cooked as healthily as possible.

Starters - I love satay chicken skewers, chicken or pork dumplings (steamed or fried, not fussy!) and seaweed.

Mains, cashew chicken, honey chicken, crispy chilli chicken, sweet and sour chicken. Ours also does some Thai and some Korean dishes, so a prawn pad thai, nasi goreng or a red curry are other options.

Xmasbaby11 Sat 16-Dec-17 20:18:02

Kung p.o. chicken
Fried rice
Beef in black bean sauce
Various prawn starters

I find places really vary and often it's just too gloopy and oily. I'm often disappointed, but then I have lived in China and have high expectations!

FabulouslyGlamorousFerret Sat 16-Dec-17 20:27:03

Mmmm King prawn and mushroom or Salt and Pepper king prawns 🍤

DiscoDeviant Sat 16-Dec-17 20:30:05

Crispy Duck with pancakes. My local Chinese also does Crispy Lamb which is lovely. I like really spicy dishes, love cashews as well. Spicy chilli aubergine is a favourite.

Salene Sat 16-Dec-17 20:33:23

MIXed vegetable foo Yung

Growingboys Sat 16-Dec-17 22:07:49

Thanks all. I shall come back to this thread next time and copy some of these suggestions.

Good point about just keep trying different stuff. Thanks!

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Mum2OneTeen Sat 16-Dec-17 22:17:53

Vegetarian fried rice. Love, love, love Chinese fried rice, must be the combination of slightly wok charred rice and MSG!

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