My cousin came back from his trip to Havana last week, and he brought me dozens of Chinese sausages because he knows they are my husband’s favorites. He visited Chinatown from there and came with a lot of candies, stories, and sausages. He also told us that Havana’s Chinatown is Latin America’s oldest Chinatown. At one point, it was even the largest in Latin America. Can you believe that? Anyway, I found myself with a huge desire to travel and a bag full of Chinese sausage that I didn’t know how to cook.
Chinese sausage is a generic term referring to the many different types of sausages originating in China. This type of sausage is generally made from fresh pork, pork fat, livers, and, sometimes, chicken, and tends to be as sweet as it is savory, with a rich, dense, emulsified texture. Also, these sausages are usually produced by local butchers and sold at markets or made at home.
1. Steamed Glutinous Rice with Chicken
Lo Mai Gai (the original name of this dish) is a popular and tasty dim sum dish of steamed glutinous rice topped with Chinese sausage and dark soy sauce, chicken, and mushrooms. When it comes to the ingredient list, glutinous rice, also known as sweet or sticky rice, can be easily purchased at any Asian grocery store; everything else you can find at the nearest local store.
2. Clay Pot Pork And Rice
As you probably already know, a lot of Chinese traditional foods are served over a rice bowl. This round-up is not an exception. You’ll see a lot of dishes that are served over rice. This clay pork pot is a great example. Yes, the clay pork sausage is amazingly delicious, but the addition of the rice is just mandatory!
3. Chinese Chicken and Mushroom Clay Pot Rice
This recipe is very similar to the previous one, however, chicken meat is the star here. Also, they add some mushrooms for a little more heartiness and nutrients. Not to mention, the Chinese sausage is a great addition to this dish, too. It adds a specific flavor!
4. Chinese Sausage Fried Rice
This is a recipe that I cooked before, and most probably you did too. Even though you didn’t use Chinese sausage when you did, the recipe follows the same basic steps; just replace the meat you added with sausage, and that’s it! Simple as that!
5. Chinese Sausage Rice Cooker Rice
One simple way to cook rice – just use your slow cooker and add some sausage for extra flavor. I would also add some soy sauce as I find this recipe a little too flat for my taste. However, I know that many of you prefer a light bowl of rice, so just follow your own preferences!
6. Chinese Chicken Patties
These are perfect for morning sandwiches and kids’ lunches at school. Even though chicken is the main meat type, Chinese sausage is a great addition to the patties mixture, for extra flavor and protein. I’d also try serving these with some buttery mashed potatoes and gravy. It’s not traditional at all, but I think they’d taste delicious!
7. Stir-fried Gai Lan with Fish Cake and Lap Cheong
Now, this sounds truly difficult! Half of the name of this recipe I can’t even spell right! It scares me, a little! However, after reading the step-by-step recipe, and maybe even watching a video tutorial, I’m sure it’d become more doable. It’s important not to judge a recipe after the first impression! Many of them tend to be a lot easier than we first think!
8. Chinese Sticky Rice
Oh no, not rice again! This recipe at least includes some sauce that makes the rice less faded. I’m not a fan of a traditional Chinese rice bowl, as you probably already noticed. So, when I read “sticky rice”, I spotted a glimpse of hope.
9. Stir-Fried Green Garlic and Chinese Sausage
I love stir-fry recipes, mainly, because I just adore sauteed vegetables. In addition, the crispiness of a stir-fried sausage transforms it into a snack that you must appreciate! Just imagine the flavor bouquet of green garlic paired with the smoked sausage…Truly mouth-watering!
10. Milk Bar’s Chinese Sausage Focaccia
This last Chinese traditional recipe with sausage is perfect for road trips or lunch boxes. The cheese and sausage comb is nicely folded into a fluffy focaccia. Super easy to serve anywhere and also full of protein to keep you dynamic enough the whole day.
What’s Your Favorite Chinese Sausage Recipe?
Finally, there you have it: a round-up of 10 of my favorite Chinese sausage recipes I’ve ever served or cooked myself! What do you think about them? Did you find them as simple as I did? Also, do you generally enjoy the taste of Chinese sausage? Tell me everything in the comment section below.
However, now it’s time for you to share your experience with these 10 Chinese sausage recipe ideas. Tell me in the comment section below what’s your favorite one and why. In addition, don’t hesitate to add any new recipe with this sausage you find interesting enough. I’m super excited to find out how you prefer to cook it! Furthermore, don’t forget that your input on everything I write about is extremely valuable. It really helps me know what you think and how you would improve my recipes, ideas, and advice. So, keep on asking any questions in the comments section. I will make sure to respond as soon as possible!