Chinese Barbecue Sauce – P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Recipe

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The Best Barbecue Sauce

This Chinese Barbecue Sauce is based on P.F. Chang’s recipe which is used in several different menu items, including: Spare Ribs, Pork Medallion and their Barbecue Chicken Salad.  I’ve taken the exact Restaurant size recipe and dumbed it down to a house hold portion.  And when I said this recipe is “based” on the Corporate recipe, I mean, it’s more or less the exact same one, only I cut the sugar in half.

The Barbecue Sauce Breakdown

Chang’s makes 5 gallons of this sauce at a time and 2 1/2 gallons of it is sugar.  That’s just ridiculous.  Half of their recommended sugar amount still gets you a fantastic BBQ sauce.  So rest assured, knowing now, that you have everything you need to know about the China Bistro’s Barbecue Sauce Recipe!

I’ve also got their Spare Rib Recipe and their Northern Style Short Ribs Ribs recipe already filmed and posted below.  And if you’re interested in my Oven Baked Ribs, those are listed here as well.

CLICK HERE for Barbecue Spare Ribs
CLICK HERE for Northern Style Short Ribs

CLICK HERE for Oven Baked Ribs

Chinese Barbecue Sauce Ingredients:

1 qt Ketchup
1 cup Hoisin Sauce
1 cup Plum Sauce
2 cup Sugar
1/4 tsp Five Spice Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda

This recipe makes 2 quarts of Chinese Barbecue Sauce.

Red Sauce Wontons

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The Best Wontons Recipe

If you like Chinese Wontons, you’re going to love this Red Sauce Wontons recipe.  It’s generally sweet and spicy but you can control exactly how much you want of each, easily.  It’s true that this recipe was once on P.F. Chang’s menu.  I’m not quite sure if it is anymore but I’ve broken down a restaurant size recipe and created this family size equivalent with medium heat.  So feel free to adjust the Chili Oil, Chili Paste and sugar to your desired preference.

Recipes made with Wontons

If you’re looking for more of a traditional Wonton Soup recipe, CLICK HERE.  Also, I make the best Pot Stickers and my Shrimp dumplings recipe is amazing so you need to check those out too.  Pot Stickers are also know as Gyoza, which is seasoned and flavor ground pork that is steamed inside of a wonton wrapper that is folded into a crescent moon shape and pan fried.  Shrimp Dumplings are very similar, only they are stuffed with seasoned and ground shrimp, instead, then steamed and pan fried. Oh, and did I mention the Dipping Sauce?  Mmm, mm, mm!

Red Sauce Wontons Ingredients:

1/2 lbs Ground Pork
1/4 tsp Powdered Ginger
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1 pkg Wonton Wrappers

Red Sauce
1 cup Soy Sauce
3 tbsp White Vinegar
1 tbsp Chili Oil
1 tbsp Chili Paste
1 tbsp Sesame Oil
1/4 cup Sugar
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1 tbsp Canola Oil

Serve 5 Wontons with 2 oz of Sauce and Garnish with Green Onion and Cilantro.

Garlic Noodles

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The Best Asian Garlic Noodles

These Garlic Noodles are amazing and this is, by far, one of my favorite recipes.  They’re pan fried egg noodle prepared with a simple oriental sauce. It has a fantastic garlic taste with a perfect balance of sweet and sour, cilantro and a splash of chili flakes for a little kick.  This dish is popular on the menu at P.F. Chang’s and it only takes 10 minutes to make.  So if you’re a garlic fan and you love Noodles, you should definitely give this recipe a try.

Garlic Noodles High Temperature

On a side note, most Chinese recipes, like these Garlic Noodles, are cooked with very high temperatures and heat that exceeds the standard house hold Teflon pans.  That’s why Professional cooks and those rare few individuals at home use Woks.

Now it’s nice to have a non stick pan in the kitchen but we’re starting to learn about how bad that stuff is for our bodies, if consumed, and we all know it scratches easy.  So I’m featuring “The Rock” by Starfrit, in this cooking video ,for obvious reasons. So far, I am really happy with this pan and I’m not getting paid to say it either.  CLICK HERE if you’re interested in looking into them for your self.

CLICK HERE for my Dan Dan Noodle recipe
CLICK HERE for my Chicken Chow Mein recipe

Garlic Noodles Ingredients:

4 oz Flour Stick Noodles, dehydrated
1 Garlic Clove, chopped
1 tbsp Fresh Cilantro, chopped

1 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Vinegar
1 tbsp Cooking Wine
1 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Chili Flakes

Be sure to watch the short video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make the most amazing Garlic Noodles.