Recipes and dishes that can be used as appetizers.

Hot and sour soup

The hot and sour soup represents a balance of contrasting flavors, where the vinegar's sourness is balanced with the chili's heat, similar to the balance of yin and yang.

The soup is customarily consumed during the winter months due to its warming properties.  It's also particularly popular during Chinese New Year celebrations due to the belief that sour foods cleanse the body and help usher in a fresh start.

Coconut shrimp

Crispy coconut shrimp is a delicious and popular appetizer or main dish featuring succulent shrimp coated in a flavorful coconut crust and deep-fried, or baked, to golden perfection.