These Chinese Recipes with Oyster Sauce are authentic and simple to make! Learn how to use this fermented condiment in stir-fries, noodles, and braised dishes.
Oyster sauce could be the missing ingredient in your Chinese cooking!
What is Oyster Sauce?
It's a thick, brown condiment made from oyster extract, salt, and sugar.
It has a rich, sweet-savory flavor and is essential for Cantonese dishes.
Occasionally, caramel and flour are added for flavor and thickening.
What does it taste like?
Despite its name, it tastes nothing like oysters. It has a deeply complex, salty, savory, and slightly sweet flavor. It has a bit of a briny, ocean-like flavor with hints of caramel.
Where to buy?
It's available at most Asian grocery stores and typically comes in glass bottles. I recommend the Lee Kum Kee brand; you can spot it by the label with a woman and a boy in a small boat.
This chicken dish is rich in umami, thanks to the oyster sauce and the Chinese trifecta: scallions, ginger, and garlic!
The sauce is sticky and coats the chicken perfectly. It's made with Shaoxing wine, another of my favorite Chinese condiments.
Serve this on a bed of white rice with your favorite stir-fried veggies!
Make this easy Oyster Beef with Chinese Broccoli in just 20 minutes!
This stir-fry features sliced beef marinated in a mix of oyster sauce, cooking wine, and more.
First, boil the Chinese broccoli, then mix it with the marinated beef and stir-fry sauce, cooking everything together in a hot wok with ginger.
Serve it with rice or noodles for a tasty and filling meal.
These Baked Chicken Wings are super easy to make with just seven ingredients!
Marinate the wings for at least an hour or overnight to ensure they're well-seasoned, and then bake them to crispy perfection.
I like to toss one tablespoon of tapioca starch after marinating to get them extra crispy!
Serve these wings for an easy dinner, or bring them to a game-day party!
This Prawn Stir Fry is ready in just 15 minutes and has all the deliciousness of Chinese takeout!
It features plump and juicy prawns cooked with a flavorful ginger sesame sauce, snow peas, and broccolini.
The stir-fry sauce is packed with flavor, perfect for mixing with rice!
Travel to Shanghai with this classic Shanghainese noodle dish. It's one of our favorite dinner recipes with oyster sauce!
This quick dish has a bit of everything - meat, veggies, and carbs - making it a well-balanced meal!
This Braised Chicken Wings and Mushrooms recipe will become a family favorite! The wings are seared for flavor and then simmered in a mushroom broth until tender.
It's simple and delicious.
You can add some chopped russet potatoes before simmering to add a carb boost and let them soak up the tasty sauce!
The key to this recipe is allowing the sauces to caramelize under the meat. To achieve this, you must ensure the meat is fully cooked before adding the sauces.
Listen for a sizzle; it's a good sign that most moisture has evaporated and the temperature is high enough for caramelization.
In just 10 minutes, you can make these hot oyster garlic noodles! It's effortless, and if you're in a hurry, you can even use packaged ramen.
All you need to do is cook the noodles, create the sauce by drizzling hot oil over the flavorings and seasonings, and then mix everything up.
For an extra crunch, toss in some sesame seeds and peanuts. Now, dig in and savor your meal!
This all-purpose stir-fry sauce is perfect for any meat or vegetable stir-fry!
You can keep it in the fridge for several weeks, making it great for saving time and using it whenever needed.
This easy yu choy recipe is delicious and ready in just a few minutes. It's stir-fried with garlic and Chinese condiments to create an addicting, aromatic side dish!
Prepare the sauce by mixing dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, salt, and white pepper. Quickly blanch the yu choy for 45 seconds, stir-fry it with garlic, and finally, toss it with the sauce mixture and a touch of toasted sesame oil in a hot wok.
Serve it with rice and a meaty main course.
Most people don't consider stir-frying lettuce, but it's surprisingly tasty. The lettuce gets a smoky flavor from the wok and soaks up the sauce's delicious flavors!
This recipe takes only 10 minutes to make.
Serve it as a light but savory side dish to a larger Chinese meal.
This lotus root stir-fry is a tasty veggie dish ready in around 30 minutes! It features red bell peppers and wood ear mushrooms.
The sauce is simple and has just enough seasoning to flavor the dish and still allow the vegetables' flavor to come through. I like to include a pinch of MSG, but the choice is yours.
Enjoy this dish as a side with rice or other main courses!
This recipe has incredibly tender and juicy beef stir-fried with crisp asparagus and combined with a delicious brown sauce.
The sauce is made from dark soy sauce and oyster sauce, a combination we've seen often in this collection of oyster sauce recipes.
Serve it with steamed white rice for a quick weekday dinner!
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