5 Fun Chinese Recipes To Make With Kids

5 Fun Chinese Recipes To Make With Kids

5 Fun Chinese Recipes To Make With Kids

Date: March 5, 2024

Estimated reading time: 3 min


Table of Contents:

  1. Chicken Fried Rice
  2. Wonton Soup
  3. Sichuan Boiled Beef
  4. Chinese Spring Rolls
  5. Pumpkin Pancakes



Ever heard your children say, ‘’I don’t want to do my geography homework’’ or ‘’I don’t like geography, it’s boring’’?


Well, if that’s the case, know that you’re not alone!


Often perceived as boring by children, the reality is that geography and culture are essential subjects, especially in an increasingly connected world. However, textbook teaching can be boring, and it can be hard to get your children excited by learning about a country like China through academic books.


But what if you took your children on a culinary journey through China instead? You could pique their curiosity about Chinese cuisine and culture and get them excited about learning more about the country! 


And to help you create unforgettable memories while doing so, we’ve listed below five easy and fun Chinese recipes to make with kids.


Chicken Fried Rice


Chicken fried rice is one of China's most popular comfort foods. The rice is usually made using day-old leftover rice and stirred with chicken and vegetables. Quick and easy to make, this typical Chinese meal is both healthy and tasty, making it a favorite for families. Here’s a great recipe from Savory Nothing

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Wonton Soup


Wonton soup is a typical Chinese dish made with seasoned chicken broth also containing wontons (the Asian equivalent of ravioli) and filled with juicy pork or shrimp, vegetables, sesame oil, and soy sauce. The dish is believed to date back as far as the Qing Dynasty (1644) and used to be enjoyed by upper-class families before becoming widespread after 1945. These yummy treats are easy to make, and your kids will have fun filling the wontons and wrapping them. You’ll find a step-by-step recipe on Recipetineats.

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Sichuan Boiled Beef


Called Shui Zhu Niu Rou in Chinese (literally translating to water-boiled beef), this succulent beef-based Chinese dish will be sure to delight the whole family. Originating from the Sichuan province and invented by famous chef Fan Jian, it consists of boiled beef marinated in spices and seasoned with crispy vegetables. Here’s a delicious recipe from Red House Spice.

Chinese Spring Rolls


Spring rolls are popular across the majority of Chinese regions. Now, while spring rolls have become a popular dish in many Asian countries, they were likely invented in China during the Eastern Jin Dynasty, which spanned from 265 AD to 420 AD. These deep-fried treats are typically filled with beans, vegetables, and meat and are always a crowd-pleaser! And there again, your kids will have a lot of fun filling and folding the spring roll wrappers into cylinders. Here’s an authentic recipe from Red House Spice


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Pumpkin Pancakes


Pumpkin pancakes are one of the sweetest foods you’ll find in China. These yummy delicacies are typically enjoyed in winter and mainly consist of pumpkin, sugar, and flour. They originate from Sichuan but can be found in most Sichuan-style restaurants across the country. You’ll find a super easy recipe on Mommy Reviews.

Looking For Other Fun Ways To Help Your Kids Learn Geography?

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