17 Chinese Takeout Recipes to Make at Home for Jewish Christmas

Christmas and Chinese takeout: they go together like Bert and Ernie. Like matzah balls and chicken soup.

Christmas and Chinese takeout: they go together like Bert and Ernie. Like matzah balls and chicken soup. Like your mother and kvetching.

But this year Christmas and Shabbat coincide, which is a great excuse to make some Chinese food at home for a change. (Or not – we’re not judging.)

Here’s a slew of Chinese and Asian-inspired recipes you can make from home, everything from scallion pancake challah to vegetarian kung pao tofu. You can find something for everyone. And if not, get those takeout menus ready.scallion pancake challah

Starters

Scallion pancake challah from Molly Yeh

Egg drop soup from The Kitchn

Pastrami Egg Rolls

Vegetarian hot and sour soup from Everyday Maven

Lox and schmear rangoon

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Main dishes

Baked sweet and sour chicken

Chicken teriyaki skewers from baked by Rachel

General Tso’s chicken from Kosher in the Kitch

Easy chicken lo mein from Life Made Sweeter

Asian stir-fry with spicy ginger sauce from Noshing with the Nolands

Easy kung pao chicken from Flavor Mosaic

Slow cooker Asian braised beef from The Little Epicurean

PF-Chang’s copycat Mongolian beef from Tea & Biscuits

Chicken and broccoli stir-fry from The Lemon Bowl

Kung pao tofu from The View from Great Island

 

Sweet endings

Pomegranate fortune cookies from What Jew Wanna Eat

Fortune cookie cupcakes from Kveller.com

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