Chinese Restaurant Donut Recipe

Chinese Restaurant Donut Recipe

Sweet, flaky, and delicious Chinese Doughnut Recipe

I love those little sugary donuts that you get at Chinese restaurants! They melt in your mouth with their warm, sweet, taste!  So, is it donut or doughnuts??  This seems to be a pretty split decision….half the people I ask say donut while the other half say doughnut.  I guess it’s like the whole potato potato thing….except you can’t really hear the inflection in written form.

Well, the hubs and I are trying to eat out less and one of my new year’s resolutions was to try at least 2 new recipes a week- so of course, I had to make these! And let me just say…they taste exactly like the yummy goodness we get at the Chinese restaurant!!!
To make things even better- they are ridiculously easy to make!  Once I found out this secret I was floored and now we enjoy this Chinese restaurant donut recipe all the time!
  • Get a cheap can of biscuits. I used the .50 Kroger brand biscuits.
  • Pinch the biscuits in half.
  • Heat  about 2 cups of vegetable oil in a pan(enough to come half way up the biscuits). It’s ready when you put a drop of water in the oil and it sizzles.
  • Carefully drop your biscuit pieces in the oil and cook till golden brown (about 2 minutes on each side).
  • Remove from oil and place on paper towel to drain extra oil.
  • Coat with regular granulated sugar.
  • Serve warm!

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  2. Niki says

    My oil got a little too hot so they turned out a bit browner than I would have liked but still tasted yummy! My daughter wanted some sprinkles so I drizzed a bit of honey on them which helped the sprinkles stick! She loved them 🙂

  3. Jeanine says

    I have been making these for years. If you take any flavor of pudding you like, I prefer vanilla and place it in a plastic squeeze container. Pipe the pudding into the hot doughnut and put in paper bag with the cinnamon and sugar. Now you have a Hawaiian Malasada, Yummm!

  4. Janice Allen says

    My mother made these a lot when we were growing up. She always made them like regular donuts with the holes in them and then we also had donut holes. To her it was an American recipe. But they were delicious. I will have to make them again for my family.

  5. says

    Seriously??? It is that easy to get those chinese donuts? I love this more than you know:-) Thank you so much for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!

  6. AmieAnn says

    These look sooo kiddies would love these! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party! Can’t wait to see what you share next!

  7. Alison @ Oopsey Daisy says

    Oooo yum. I had totally forgotten about those Chinese donuts I’ve tried at Chinese buffets. My mouth is watering at the thought! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  8. Carrie says

    These look delicious! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you will share with us again this week!

  9. says

    These look sinfully delicious and east to make! I may have to try these on a ‘cheat day’. Glad to have found your blog – I am now following and look forward to your future posts.

  10. Christina at I Gotta Create! says

    Looks waaayyy too yummy 😉 Thanks for linking up and sharing <3
    “Kiss Me I’m Irish” linky party now open

  11. Smallgood says

    Those look identical to the restaurant goodness. I’m smiling at how easy this sounds because I’m addicted to those donut yummies. Thank you so much.

  12. Pamela R says

    These look delicious! I don’t typically make a habit of buying store bought biscuits but I may have to make an exception for these!

  13. bj says

    I’ve been making these for years…and had no idea they were Chinese Donuts.:))
    We have called them SUGAR BISCUITS….I LOVE learning new things. :)) Thanks so much.
    Come see me when you can….and I am linking up to follow…:)

  14. Amy says

    Why doesn’t my Chinese restaurant serve these?! No fair!! Thanks for the how-to! They look easy and deLICious! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  15. Jenny Melrose says

    These look so good! I have to tell you that I’m really glad you shared your post about bloglovin’ because I love it! I wish more people would add it on to their blogs. It makes it so much easier to get from their feed to their sites. Any suggestions on how to do this? Shall we take blogland by storm? Lol!

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