Are you looking for the top 10 Chinese appetizers and starters to serve before the main meal?

Here’s a list of 10 easy recipes for popular Chinese appetizers.


Craving some delicious Chinese food?

These ten appetizers are so easy to make, you’ll be able to whip them up in no time! From classics like dumplings and egg rolls to modern favorites like creamy crab rangoon and dumplings.

There’s something for everyone here. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking!


Top 10 Chinese Appetizers 

Who needs takeout when you can make your favorite popular Chinese appetizers right at home? You may think that they are difficult and time-consuming to make but these 10 easy Chinese appetizers will prove you wrong!


1. Crab Rangoon
Craving something that will transport you straight to your favorite Chinese restaurant?
Look no further than this recipe for delicious Crab Rangoon!
These light bites of real crab meat mixed with cream cheese and seasonings, then folded into cream cheese wontons and cooked to golden brown perfection, are the perfect appetizer for any occasion! You can opt to either bake or fry the crab rangoon for a restaurant-quality result!


Recipe: Dinner At The Zoo


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2. Egg Rolls

This classic Chinese starter of homemade egg rolls is made with pork and vegetables and then deep-fried to golden & crispy perfection. 

You can choose to either use the egg roll wrappers to make this great appetizer or make them with wonton wrappers instead for smaller treats that take half the time to cook.


Recipe: Pinch and Swirl



3. Egg Drop Soup

Soup is often served as an appetizer in Chinese cuisine.  This egg drop soup is easy to make and ready in just 15 minutes. The soup is made with fresh eggs, chicken stock, toasted sesame oil, and corn. It’s the perfect way to start your meal!


Recipe: Drive Me Hungry


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4. Scallion Pancakes

Flaky scallion pancakes are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside and have a mouthwatering fresh scallion flavor in every single bite.

It uses the most common ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry so go ahead, and give it a try today!


Recipe: Spoons Of Flavor


5. Chinese Pork Dumplings

There’s nothing better than some homemade pork dumplings with tasty pork, cabbage, and vegetable filling.

These Chinse pork dumplings are made even more delicious by pan-frying them so they become potstickers.

Serve with chili oil, garlic chili sauce, XO sauce, or with a homemade sweet and sour sauce.


Recipe: Oh My Food Recipes


6. Chinese Chicken Wings

Salt and pepper chicken wings are the perfect Chinese delicacies for any party or a great alternative to buying restaurant takeout. They’re crispy, crunchy, and ridiculously moreish.

The perfect blend of salt and pepper gives these wings a delicious kick, while the cornflour coating ensures they’re nice and crispy. And the best part is, they’re really easy to make! So grab some chicken wings and get frying!


Recipe: Chili To Choc


7. Shrimp Toast

Shrimp toast is the perfect appetizer for your next Chinese dinner night. It’s light, tasty, and easy to make. It uses shrimp as the main ingredient as well as wheat bread and various spices and sesame seeds.


Recipe: Healthy Recipes 101


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8. Cucumber Salad

Do you only have a few minutes and not many ingredients to throw together a tasty appetizer? This easy cucumber salad will save you time and money and doesn’t require any cooking.

All you need is 4 simple ingredients including cucumbers, chilli oil, soy sauce, and black vinegar & green onions to make this great side dish or a starter.


Recipe: Greedy Girl Gourmet


9. Chicken Lettuce Wraps (PF Chang’s Copycat Lettuce Wraps)

These light and flavorful chicken wraps are a copycat of the super popular PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps.

This healthy recipe made with ground chicken is the perfect starter before a heavy main course.

4 - Copycat PF Changs Lettuce Wraps

Recipe: The Food Hussy


10. Crispy Wontons

Perfectly crispy pork wontons made with fresh ingredients including ground pork, onion, carrots, garlic, and soy sauce. These tasty treats are the best Chinese starters when you’re cooking for a crowd as they are quick and easy to make in a large batch!


Recipe: Cooking With Curls



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Yield: 20

Top 10 Chinese Appetizers With Easy Recipes


Craving some delicious Chinese food? These top 10 Chinese appetizers are so easy to make, you'll be able to whip them up in no time!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • Crab Rangoon
  • Egg Rolls
  • Egg Drop Soup
  • Scallion Pancakes
  • Chinese Pork Dumplings
  • Chinese Chicken Wings
  • Shrimp Toast
  • Cucumber Salad
  • Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  • Wontons


  1. Select your favorite easy Chinese appetizer recipe.
  2. Click on the link to get the full recipe.
  3. Cook and enjoy the delicious starters!

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 73Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 3g

The nutritional information is based on the Crab Rangoon (#1 recipe on the list)


And there you have it!

10 best Chinese starters for you to try.

Do you know some best Chinese appetizer recipes that I didn’t include?

Let me know in the comments down below.