If you love Chinese food, you’ll appreciate that Chicago has a wealth of fantastic restaurants to satisfy your cravings.

The 8 Best Chinese Food Dishes in Chicago

Beijing Roasted Duck.

Peking duck, or Beijing Roasted Duck, is one of the most famous dishes in all of China and certainly one of the must-try dishes during a trip to Beijing.


Kung Pao Chicken.

Kung Pao Chicken is a stir-fried dish that is usually mildly spicy but can be made even more flavorful by adding roasted peanuts.


Sweet and Sour Pork.

Sweet and sour pork is the classic Chinese stir-fry dish with crispy pan-fried pork tenderloin, bell peppers, onions, and pineapple. It's a family favorite!


Cantonese Dim Sum.

A popular Windy City staple, Cantonese dim sum originated in southern China and has made its way to the United States.



Dumplings are the ultimate bite-sized treat, a fusion of savory and sweet flavors wrapped in a delicate dough.


Ma Po Tofu.

Mapo tofu is a super popular Sichuan dish that's traditionally made with ground pork. However, I've found a way to make this dish vegan without missing the meaty flavors.


Cantonese Char Siu.

Char siu (also known as char siew or Chinese barbecue pork) is a beloved Cantonese dish that has become a staple worldwide.


Hot Pot.

Hot Pot is a Chinese way of cooking raw ingredients in a simmering broth. It’s popular across Asia in various forms,