5 Delicious Chinese Cooking Recipes for that Wok Cooking Pot You Bought

5 Delicious Chinese Cooking Recipes for that Wok Cooking Pot You Bought

Posted on February 2nd, 2024

Finally Dusting Off That Wok: Let's Stir-Fry!

So, you bought a wok cooking pot, maybe inspired by a cooking show or a sudden urge to try Chinese cooking recipes. And where is it now? Hanging as an ornamental piece in your kitchen or tucked away in a cupboard, perhaps?

Well, it's time to bring that wok into action! Chinese, Mandarin, and Cantonese cuisines offer a wealth of recipes perfect for wok cooking, and today, we're going to explore five of them. And hey, let's not limit ourselves – blending these cuisines is where the real magic happens, just like what we do here at Chef Blackanese!

1. Classic Kung Pao Chicken – A Sichuanese Staple for Two


  • 1/2 lb diced chicken breasts
  • 4-5 dried chilies, chopped
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 1 tsp Sichuan peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp Chef Blackanese’s Spicy Orange Sauce (optional)

Cooking Steps

Begin by heating your wok until it's smoking slightly – this is key to achieving the "wok hei" flavor. Add a little oil, then the chopped dried chilies and Sichuan peppercorns, frying them briefly to unleash their fragrant oils. Toss in diced chicken breasts, stir-frying until they turn golden and are cooked through. The high sides of the wok make it easy to flip and cook the chicken evenly. Add in the peanuts for a crunchy contrast.

Make it even better with Chef Blackanese’s Spicy Orange Sauce!

2. Stir-Fried Mandarin Beef – Bold Flavors for a Romantic Dinner


  • 1/2 lb thinly sliced beef
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 3 tbsp Chef Blackanese’s Garlic Sesame Sauce (optional)

Cooking Steps

Start by searing thinly sliced beef in the wok. The wok's curved sides provide ample space to sear the meat quickly at high heat without overcrowding, ensuring each piece is perfectly browned. Set the beef aside, then add sliced bell peppers and onions into the wok. The vegetables cook swiftly in the residual heat, retaining their crunch. Reintroduce the beef to the wok, and stir everything together, allowing the flavors to meld.

Complete the dish with Chef Blackanese’s Garlic Sesame Sauce!

3. Cantonese Shrimp with Lobster Sauce – A Delicate Seafood Treat


  • 1/2 lb shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp fermented black beans
  • 1/4 lb ground pork
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp Chef Blackanese’s Sweet and Sour Sauce (optional)

Cooking Steps

Cook ground pork in the wok first, breaking it into small pieces as it browns. The pork renders fat, which is essential for flavoring the rest of the dish. Stir in fermented black beans, then add shrimps, cooking until they turn a beautiful pink. The wok's shape lets you move the shrimp through the hot and cooler zones, cooking them evenly. Swirl in beaten eggs, creating ribbons of creamy texture through the dish.

Add Chef Blackanese’s Sweet and Sour Sauce for a unique flavor twist!

4. Vegetable Lo Mein – A Veggie Lover’s Delight in a Wok


  • 8 oz Lo Mein noodles, cooked
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 bok choy leaves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 3 tbsp Chef Blackanese’s Original BBQ Sauce (optional)

Cooking Steps

Heat your wok and add a splash of oil. Toss in a mix of julienned carrots, sliced bell peppers, and chopped bok choy. The wok's shape allows the vegetables to cook quickly and evenly, retaining their vibrant color and crisp texture. Add cooked Lo Mein noodles, tossing them with the vegetables – the wok's wide base makes this mixing effortless. Season with soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. For a unique touch, stir in Chef Blackanese’s Original BBQ Sauce, lending a smoky, sweet flavor to this noodle dish.

Stir in Chef Blackanese’s Original BBQ Sauce for a smoky flavor!

5. Sweet and Sour Cantonese Fish – A Tangy and Fresh Main Course


  • 1/2 lb white fish fillets, cut into pieces
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp Chef Blackanese’s Sweet and Sour Sauce (optional)

Cooking Steps

Lightly fry pieces of white fish in the wok, then set them aside. The wok's curved base ensures the fish cooks evenly without sticking. Next, stir-fry sliced bell peppers and pineapple chunks, their flavors intensifying in the wok's high heat. Reintroduce the fish, combining it gently with the vegetables. The wok allows for gentle tossing, keeping the fish intact.

Finish the dish with Chef Blackanese’s Sweet and Sour Sauce!

Discover More with Chef Blackanese

Now that your wok is officially a cooking staple, why stop here? For more exciting recipes, check out the Chef Blackanese Cookbook. It’s packed with Mandarin and Cantonese recipes, perfect for those looking to blend traditional flavors with a modern twist. Grab your copy and let the culinary adventure continue!

Get your Chef Blackanese Cookbook here!

Your Wok, Your Rules

As you've embarked on this culinary journey with your wok cooking pot, remember – in your kitchen, it's your rules. The versatility of the wok isn't just in the range of dishes it can create but also in the endless possibilities it offers for culinary experimentation and fusion. With the help of Chef Blackanese's unique sauces, each meal becomes an opportunity to explore and blend a spectrum of flavors, bringing the diverse and rich heritage of Chinese, Mandarin, and Cantonese cuisines right to your table.

Imagine combining the spicy kick of the Kung Pao Chicken with the savory depth of the Stir-Fried Mandarin Beef, or perhaps adding a twist to your Vegetable Lo Mein with a hint of the Sweet and Sour Sauce used in the Cantonese Fish. The beauty of these recipes lies in their adaptability – you can mix and match ingredients, play with sauces, and create your own signature dishes that reflect your personal taste and culinary flair.

Chef Blackanese’s philosophy is all about embracing and celebrating the fusion of cultures, much like society itself – blended, diverse, and enriched by its myriad of influences. Your wok is not just a cooking utensil; it's a canvas for creativity, a tool for cultural exploration, and a medium for culinary artistry. As you mix and match these dishes, you're not just cooking – you're curating a dining experience that transcends the ordinary, one that reflects the blended beauty of our world.

So, go ahead and experiment with these recipes. Mix a bit of Mandarin with Cantonese, throw in a dash of Chef Blackanese's sauce, and create something uniquely yours. With your wok and a bit of imagination, the possibilities are limitless. Each meal is an adventure, each flavor a discovery, and each dish a celebration of the culinary diversity that defines us.

Remember, with Chef Blackanese and your trusty wok cooking pot, you're not just making food; you're crafting experiences, creating memories, and most importantly, you're making magic in the kitchen. Keep exploring, keep blending, and keep savoring the joy of cooking with Chef Blackanese!

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Thank you for considering us for your Asian cuisine needs. We look forward to hearing from you soon!