​10 Authentic Chinese Dishes That You Must Order

We all have that friend that feels intimidated and overwhelmed when ordering from an authentic Chinese restaurant. If you feel the same, we are here to help you. It is easier to overcome your fears once you are knowledgeable on the subject. In this instance, a Chinese menu can be much less intimidating once you know what ingredients go in your dishes. We have made this one step easier for you and have created a list of 10 Authentic Chinese Dishes That You Must Order:

1. Deep Fried Taro Dumplings

Deep Fried Taro Dumplings are one of our favorite dim sum selections. It has a thick layer of taro that has been boiled, mashed and then mixed with a seasoned pork filling. The dumpling is then shaped and deep fried to give it its crispy exterior. We love this crispy appetizer and this savory dish is a must eat item!

2. Youtiao or Chinese Donut

Youtiao or Chinese donut is a golden, deep fried and lightly salted piece of dough. It goes well by itself or can be served with congee (or rice soup). If you wander into your local Chinatown, you can usually find these Chinese donuts at the Chinese butcher shops. We love these crunchy bread pieces. They remind us of happy times in our childhood when our grandma would delight us with a frozen bag of Youtiao. One more reason to love this bread dish.