Chinese Food Menu for Homemade Feast

Chinese food menu for homemade feast

In holidays, festivals, or at weekend, it can be fun and relaxing to serve your guests with your own homemade dishes. However, to make each occasion a success, a good planning is indispensable.

First, you must have in mind how many to serve and how much to cook. Basically, the number of dishes should match the number of guests.I.E.,eight people with eight dishes, excluding soup, snacks, ( or main food). Always be generous to your food,and you don't want to starve your guests.

Second, decide upon the Chinese food menu.

Usually, a set Chinese food menu should include cold dishes (kind of appetizer in western food), hot dishes, meat&sea food, soup,snacks, and main food (rice or cooked wheaten food, sometimes replaced by snacks).

From view of health, food prepared should be compatible. The nutrition contained should be  complementary but avoid conflict match. And seasonal food is fresh.

The method of cooking. Guang Zhou Style is light. Shanghai Style is sweet. Beijing Style is heavy flavor. Seafood and meat are steamed or braised. For people with a "spicy" tooth, dishes that are baked, stewed, stir-fried,sauted or deep-fried are preferable.

It is definitely a good idea to add in some appetizing dishes or a light salad among heavy and rich dishes. In case there are children and elderly people among your guests, milder food cooked tender is more appropriate.

Third, plan your cooking and arrange your time with care. Prepare dishes that can be cooked ahead of time such as meat, cold dishes (Chinese salad), and choose recipes that are easy to assemble. Not only will you find work a lot easier, you can also spare time socializing with your guests in and out of the kitchen.

A homemade feast may involve a lot of work, but when you and your guests enjoy the food and those special moments spent together in your house, you will find that all your efforts are just worth it.

Guangzhou Style Chinese Food Menu--- serve 8 people


1. Baked Assorted Vegetables with Portuguese Sauce

  •    160g fresh straw mushroom
  •    160g button mushroom
  •    300g each of brocolli and heart of mustard green

2. Stir-fried Oyster Mushroom with Green Vegetables

  • 1 canned oyster mushroom
  • 160g lettuce
  • 300g cole


3. Sredded Vermicelli Sheets with Pork Slices

  • 300g lean pork
  • 6 vermicelli sheets

4. Stir-fried Chicken Cubes with Cashews

  • 160g each of chicken meat breast and cashews
  • 140g each of carrot, celery and green peas

5. Raw Beef Casserole - Vietnamese Style

  • 480g beef
  • 120g vermicelli

Fish & seafood

6. Steamed Snakehead Fish

  • 1 snakehead fish,about 600g
  • 2 each of lemon grass and spring onion
  • 1 sprig of parsley
  • 2 slices of ginger
  • 40g celery
  • 80g each of Chinese long cabbage and pork fillet
  • 2 red chilli pepper

7. Stir-fried Squid with Pickled Vegetables and Black Bean Sauce

  • 300g squid
  • 120g preserved mustard
  • 1 each of red and green pepper
  • 1 spring onion
  • 2 slices of ginger
  • 1 tbsp black beans

8. Stir-fried Prawns with Brocolli

  • 480g fresh prawns
  • 160g brocolli
  • 1/2 tsp each of ginger rice and minced garlic


9. Seafood and Beancurd Soup

  • 2 wrapped beancurd
  • 40g each of crab meat, scallop,shrimp, garoupa, straw mushroom, mushroom, carrot and seasonal vegetables.

Main Food/Snacks

10. Candied Walnuts

  • 600g walnuts, blanched
  • 160g sugar
  • 3 tbsp malt candy

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Shanghai Style Chinese Food Menu

Traditional Shanghai food feature: much oil, heavy color soy sauce, and lots of white sugar.

Shanghai "Hai Pai"* food absorbs many other cities' food features, even including western food style. As a whole, Shanghai dish choose material in preciseness, make in delicacy, taste thick not greasy, fresh not thin, insipidity and simple but elegant, mellow and strongly fragrant.

*note: Hai Pai means Sea absorbing hundreds of rivers. It's one of Shanghai culture feature. Shanghai culture absorbs many other cities, even western country feature.

Since Shanghai is colder than Guang Zhou, in a feast it stresses the order serve of dish courses. Usually, cold dish(salad) comes first,which like appetizer in western food. Then hot dish (meat and fish first, vegetable followed), soup (if have),snack,and fruit last.

Chinese Food Menu Recipes- Shanghai Style: Salad (Cold Dish)

A.Roast Chicken

  • A fresh tender chicken, about 500g
  • Salt 15g
  • 10g white wine
  • 1 tsp chinese red pepper (or pepper powder)
  • 10g shallot, minced
  • 10g ginger,chopped
  • 10g maltose
  • 10g sesame oil
  • 10g caraway
  • A small dish of tomato sauce
  • A small dish of red pepper oil
  • A small dish of mustard
  • A small dish of vinegar

B. Five-spice Flavored Duck

  • A whole cleaned duck
  • 10g shallot
  • 10g ginger (block)
  • 2 pieces of fennel
  • 1 piece of cassia
  • 2 tsp white wine
  • 5 tsp soy sauce
  • 2/3 tsp sugar
  • 100g olive oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1000g water

C. Air-dried Soy Sauce Pork

  • 2.5kg boneless pork ham( with skin on)
  • 4 pieces of lettuce
  • 1kg soy sauce
  • 100g sugar
  • 3 tsp white wine
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 25g Chinese red pepper
  • 1 piece of cinnamon
  • 2 grains of fennel seed
  • 1 tsp liquorice
  • 2 tsp five spices powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder

D. Marinaded Drunken fresh Shrimp

  • 500g live fresh water shrimps
  • 300g white wine (Shao Xing Hua Diao wine is best)
  • 175g salt
  • 10g Chinese red pepper

Chinese Food Menu Recipes- Shanghai Style: Hot Dish

A. Chicken with Ginkgo nut

  • 300g boneless chicken breast meat
  • 50g Ginkgo nut
  • 50g winter bamboo shoots
  • 25g carrot
  • 1 and 2/3 tbsp white wine
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 5g ginger powder
  • 2 tbsp chicken stock
  • 25g egg white
  • 1 tbsp dry cornstarch
  • 2/3 tbsp cornstarch mixed with water
  • 70g olive oil

B.Tender Fried Fish Slices with Tomato Sauce

  • 300g eel
  • 50g cooked bamboo shoots
  • 2 tbsp green peas
  • 1 and 1/2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp dry cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch with water
  • 400g Olive oil (will use 75g)

C. Shrimps and Pork with Chinese Cabbage

  • 75g shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 100g boneless pork,
  • 500g Chinese cabbage
  • 1/2 tbsp rice wine
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 50g stock
  • 2 and 1/2 cornstarch with water
  • 100g olive oil

D. Fish Bladder with Asparagus

  • 200g fish bladder,
  • 50g chicken breast meat
  • 50 Asparagus (in tin)
  • 25g cooked ham
  • 5 pieces pea seedling
  • 3 tbsp rice wine
  • 750 chicken soup
  • 5g shallot,chopped
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 25g olive oil

Chinese Food Menu Recipes- Shanghai Style:Main dishes

A. Crisp Grapy Fish

  • 1 piece of herring fish,
  • 2 piece of lettuce leaves
  • 3 tbsp grape wine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 100g sugar
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 75g dry cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch with water
  • 500g olive oil (will use 150g)

B.  Braise Fresh Ham in Casserole

  • 1000g fresh,uncured ham, boneless
  • 20 pieces green Chinese cabbage
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 500g olive oil (will use 2tbsp)

Chinese Food Menu Recipes- Shanghai Style: Snack

Dumpling with Radish and Meat Filling

  • 500g scented rice powder
  • 500g white radish
  • 100g pork strips(tinier,better)
  • 25g dry small shrimp
  • 1 tbsp shallot,chopped
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp  broad bean sauce,chopped
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 5 tsp olive oil
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