Chinese BBQ:
Dancing Buddha Chinese Bistro


A Chinese BBQ party taps into one of the most recognizable flavor profiles. Imagine the same great Chinese flavors you love combined with backyard cooking techniques. Not only does a Chinese BBQ party taste great... but it is unique and surprising to your friends and family.


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How To Use “Flavor Profiles”
To Create The Perfect Cookout Or Barbecue

Here at Superstar Cookout Menus, we believe the key to a fantastic cookout or barbecue is to have food choices that go well together and flavors that compliment each other. And what better way to ensure your cookout is a success than to use well-known, time-tested flavor profiles.

For our purposes, a “flavor profile” is the immediately identifiable combination of flavors that define a specific cuisine. It is how different regional ingredients are put together to create a unique and memorable dining experience.

For example, the idea of “Mexican food” conjures different food images and produces the anticipation of different flavors than if I say “Asian food” or “Cajun food”.

Ideally, creating the perfect cookout menu should be as simple as possible. To simplify the process, we create fictitious restaurants with flavor profiles famous the world over. As a result, each restaurant has a collection of recipes and food choices that makes creating the perfect cookout menu a snap.

Just put together a menu from the same flavor profile “restaurant”, and you are sure to have a memorable cookout or backyard BBQ that keeps your friends and family talking for weeks to come.

Chinese BBQ Flavor Profile:
Dancing Buddha Chinese Bistro


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When you want to throw a Chinese BBQ, simply head to the Dancing Buddha Chinese Bistro flavor profile. There you will find a collection of recipes chosen to bring the great flavors of your favorite Chinese take-out right to your backyard.

Flavor Profile: Soy sauce, garlic, ginger, red chili flakes, 5 spice seasoning, sesame oil, sesame seeds, green onion, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce and vinegar.

Inspiration: Classic Chinese take-out dishes. Americanized Chinese food is known for its combination of sweet, sour and spicy flavors. One of the most recognizable flavor profiles is about to hit your next cookout.

Think of your favorite Chinese take-out flavors applied to the grill. Same great flavors, but without all the chopping and no wok needed.

My take: Chinese spiced and grilled beef, pork and chicken with Chinese inspired sauces, condiments and sides.

Chinese BBQ Inspiration

Maybe you need some inspiration to get the creative juices flowing for your Chinese BBQ party.

When you think of Chinese food, you probably don’t think about grilled food. But just like every country in the world, the Chinese grill. Check out this video of some Chinese grilled street food.



OK, now that you are inspired, let’s talk about creating Chinese BBQ menu that is guaranteed to impress your guests.

Chinese BBQ Food Choices

We all have our favorite cuts of meat, pork and chicken. And we believe everyone should be free to pick their favorites when throwing a backyard cookout for friends and family. Therefore, we provide cooking instructions for a wide variety of meats… perfect for the grill. (*Indoor cooking instructions also provided*)


Beef: Rib Eye Steak, N.Y. Strip Steak, Hanger Steak, Flat Iron Steak, Flank Steak & Skirt Steak Pork: Pork Tenderloin, Pork Chops & Pork Ribs (Baby Back Ribs and Spare Ribs) Chicken: Chicken Breast & Chicken Pieces (Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks)


When you take your favorite cuts of beef, pork and chicken and add the flavors associated with Chinese food… you are prepared for one of the most unique cookout experiences.

Chinese BBQ Menu Example

Let's take a look at ONE Chinese BBQ inspired menu you can put together using Lou M. Penn’s Recipes and the Dancing Buddha Chinese Bistro flavor profile.


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The main event...

Asian Marinated Rib Eye Steaks
served with Spinach & Peanut Asian Pesto

Hoisin Barbecued Baby Back Pork Ribs served with Quick Crunchy Chili Oil

General Tso Glazed Chicken Breasts

And on the side, your choice of…

Lemon Garlic Ginger Cilantro Rice, Vegetable Fried Rice Salad, Sesame Noodle Salad and Chinese Coleslaw


Don't forget, by using the recipes found in the Dancing Buddha Chinese Bistro flavor profile, you can create this Chinese BBQ menu AND MANY MANY MORE.

Chinese BBQ Recipes

Included in the Dancing Buddha Chinese Bistro flavor profile you get all the recipes you need to create the perfect Chinese BBQ party…

  • 3 Chinese inspired spice mix recipes
  • 3 Chinese inspired flavored butters
  • 4 Chinese inspired brine and marinade recipes
  • 7 Chinese inspired BBQ sauce & glaze recipes
  • 6 Chinese inspired condiment recipes
  • 4 Chinese inspired side dish recipes

Variety is the spice of life...

Varying the cuts of beef, pork and chicken and changing the combination of spice mixes, marinades, sauces and sides, you can create an endless amount of Chinese BBQ menus that are sure to please.

Easiest Way To Plan A Chinese BBQ Party

Here at Superstar Cookout Menus, we believe planning and preparation go a long way to throwing a backyard cookout that is both delicious and seemingly effortless to prepare.

This is why we have developed a step-by-step plan that leaves nothing to chance. To clarify, go through this slideshow to see how to plan the perfect Chinese BBQ party.


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We give you everything you need to plan your party, plan your menu and finalize your cookout plan. As a result, your backyard cookout is both crowd-pleasing and comes off without a hitch.

Just follow the step-by-step plan for a Chinese BBQ:

        1. Choose the Dancing Buddha Chinese Bistro flavor profile
        2. Print and fill in the Cookout Party Planner
        3. Go over Sample Menus to get inspired
        4. Check out the recipes & print and fill in Menu Planners
        5. Use the Blank Recipe Template to add any family favorites with the same flavor profile
        6. Print and fill in the Menu Brainstormer with all the recipes you’ll need
        7. Create your Recipe Binder to put the recipes at your fingertips
        8. Print and fill in the Grocery List
        9. Print and fill in the Cookout Schedule so you know what to do and when to do it
        10. ENJOY your cookout and impress your friends and family


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