Spice up your dinner with these easy and delicious Lao Gan Ma Recipes! Explore a variety of dishes, from spicy noodles to refreshing salads and savory stir-fries.
What is Lao Gan Ma?
Lao Gan Ma (or Old Godmother) is a Chinese brand of chili sauce. The product is available in China and over 30 other countries.
They're commonly used in stir-fries, soups, stews, sauces, and as a topping on various dishes like noodles and buns.
You'll love this instant rice noodle recipe tossed in a spicy sauce infused with chili crisps. This recipe is simple and ready in under 25 minutes, perfect for busy weeknights!
The tanginess from the pickled mustard stems and Chinese black vinegar balances perfectly with the soy sauce and chili crisps.
Peanuts and sesame seeds add a delicious, crunchy texture!
Serve with freshly chopped cilantro and leafy greens for freshness and color.
This braised dish is a tasty, savory main dish that goes well with steamed rice for dinner.
It has a rich and flavorful sauce with Lao Gan Ma and various aromatics.
First, the fish is seared and then simmered in broth until tender. You'll love the savory, salty, and sweet flavors from the soy sauce, Chinkiang vinegar, and sugar that drenches every piece of the fish.
Try serving this fish with Chinese greens for a healthy and balanced meal.
This recipe is a twist on traditional Szechuan Noodles, but it's made with zucchini noodles instead of wheat noodles!
Zucchini noodles are made by thinly slicing zucchini using a peeler or mandolin.
The zucchini noodles are gently stir-fried in oil to make them softer and more pliable, then they're tossed in a homemade Lao Gan Ma dressing.
It's a flavorful and simple dish ready in under 30 minutes! Vegan-friendly as well.
This is one of my favorite Lao Gan Ma recipes!
In this recipe, chicken is stir-fried in a super hot wok until charred, then tossed with green beans, sweet onions, and a delicious chili sauce.
It's a highly versatile stir-fry; you can add or substitute the veggies with whatever you have. Feel free to use celery, bell peppers, carrots, or any other veggies you prefer.
The entire recipe only takes about 15 minutes. Serve with a steaming bowl of rice for a winning combination!
Chinese cucumber salad is one of China’s most well-known side dishes. It has a savory, sour, salty, and spicy flavor profile, with the secret lying in Lao Gan Ma chili crisps.
In this recipe, fresh cucumbers are tossed with a generous amount of garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and toasted sesame oil.
It's a simple dish that turns bland cucumber into a flavor explosion. The whole family will love this recipe!
In just 10 minutes, you can have these spicy garlic chili oil noodles on your table!
The delectable sauce is made with garlic, chili crisps, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, vinegar, toasted sesame oil, and scallion whites.
The star of this recipe is the use of homemade scissor-cut noodles. They have a fuller and chewier texture than regular noodles.
They're served with a generous dollop of Lao Gan Ma.
It takes less than 45 minutes to make this delicious meal for all your friends and family!
This recipe features meaty, slurpable noodles coated in Laoganma chili crisp oil and topped with pickled diced apple, cucumber, and shallots.
It's the perfect dish to savor fresh autumn apples!
First, assemble the apple, cucumber, and shallot pickles. Then, stir-fry the pork, vegetables, and spices in a hot wok. Finally, toss everything with the noodles to soak up all the flavor!
Serve the noodles with fresh celery leaves to boost earthiness and freshness, and top with the apple cucumber pickles.
This vegan salad has bold, spicy Asian flavors that will get your taste buds moving.
Its delicious texture features tofu skin noodles, cucumber, and cauliflower, all tossed in a spicy, sweet, and sharp Chinese chili oil and black vinegar dressing.
It's super quick and easy to make, taking only 30 minutes! Just prep the vegetables and the salad dressing, then mix together.
Serve with freshly chopped cilantro, and it'll become one of our favorite Lao Gan Ma recipes!
This steamed Chinese eggplant features vibrant purple eggplant in spicy and sour sauce. It can be enjoyed hot or refrigerated as a cold appetizer!
The recipe is quick and easy to make. First, eggplant is soaked in vinegar and then steamed for 8-10 minutes. Next, it's combined with a hot and sour sauce and topped with minced garlic and ginger.
Finally, hot oil is poured over the ginger and garlic to enhance their flavors.
It makes a fantastic side dish for any Chinese meal. You can also make it a day in advance and serve it as a cold appetizer!
Lao Gan Ma adds so much spicy and savory depth to fried rice! This dish is filled with the taste of chili crisps and smokiness from the hot wok.
It's a great way to use up leftover produce!
This is one of the most delicious ways to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Shred your turkey meat and drench it in chili crisps and black vinegar.
Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro, Thai basil, and crunchy peanuts for a tasty and textured main course.
Ready in less than 30 minutes!
These chili crisp noodles come together in no time. It's much faster than regular chili oil noodles because they use instant ramen!
This dish is ideal for those hectic weeknights when you don't have the time or energy to prepare a meal.
You'll love this dish's spicy, creamy, and sour flavor, which features Chinese sesame paste, Laoganma, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, and garlic.
This dish is so tasty that it will become a regular in your weekly cooking rotation!
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