Modern and Traditional Chinese Breakfast Dishes

It may seem like a given to us that breakfast foods include things like eggs, bacon, pancakes, and cereal. That isn’t a universal truth, though, because what people consider breakfast food changes from country to country and from culture to culture.

Chinese breakfast, steamed buns and porridge

Do you wonder what people in China eat for breakfast? You’re in for a treat if you’ve never thought about it before.

We’re going to explore 15 popular Chinese breakfast foods to eat.

I’ll cover modern and traditional dishes, so you get the best of both worlds. Get ready to eat!

Final Thoughts

Try some of these Chinese breakfast dishes to start your day, and check out other classic Chinese dishes while you’re here!

Modern and Traditional Chinese Breakfast Dishes

Chinese breakfast, steamed buns and porridge

Do you ever wonder what Chinese people eat for breakfast? Check out Chinese breakfast foods, including traditional breakfast dishes and modern ones.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


    1. Choose your favorite recipe.
    2. Gather the necessary ingredients.
    3. Prep and cook your recipe.
    4. Enjoy!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.