Air Fry These 12 Asian Takeout Faves That Are Even Better Than Delivery

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Wave goodbye to those delivery fees and lukewarm meals that arrive at your doorstep! Introduce your air fryer to the vibrant flavors of Asia with my roundup of 12 must-try recipes that’ll have you mastering the art of takeout right in your own kitchen.

Closeup of crispy beef in a bowl with green onions and sesame seeds.
Air Fryer Mongolian Beef. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

These air-fried wonders are not just quick and easy, they’re also crispy, juicy, flavor-packed. From the crunch of perfectly golden egg rolls to the sticky sweetness of honey garlic chicken, get ready to air fry your way to delicious Asian-inspired cuisine.

Air Fryer Mongolian Beef

Who needs P.F. Chang’s when you can whip up Mongolian beef in the air fryer with all that crispy glory and none of the wait? In just 20 minutes, you’re in for a sweet and salty flavor bomb that’ll have the kids begging for seconds.
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Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken

Honey garlic chicken with green onions on a blue and white plate.
Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Sticky, crispy, and ready in a snap, this honey garlic chicken is the air fryer dish that’ll make you ditch the takeout menu. Tender, juicy chicken with a honey garlic glaze, done in 20 minutes flat. Weeknight dinners just got a sweet and garlicky upgrade.
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Air Fryer Crab Rangoon

Crab rangoon in the air fryer basket.
Air Fryer Crab Rangoon. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Make perfect crab rangoon, with creamy crab and cheese tucked into a crispy shell in your air fryer with ease. These little pockets of joy will have you questioning why you ever ordered out. Plus, they’re surprisingly simple to make, so go ahead, impress your family!
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Air Fryer General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso's Chicken on a plate with broccoli and rice.
Air Fryer General Tso’s Chicken. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

General Tso’s Chicken just got an air fryer makeover, and let me tell you, it’s crispy chicken magic coated in that irresistible tangy sauce. You’ll have this sweet and salty classic ready in 20 minutes without breaking a sweat.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer General Tso’s Chicken

Shrimp Egg Rolls

Egg rolls on a plate with dipping sauce.
Shrimp Egg Rolls. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Roll up some fun with shrimp egg rolls that come out of the air fryer so crispy, you’ll hear the crunch from the other room. Packed with shrimp and veggies, they’re the perfect appetizer to get any party started. And you can say you made them yourself, because, well, you did!
Get the Recipe: Shrimp Egg Rolls

Air Fryer Tofu

Fried tofu on a plate with one bitten into and a bowl of dipping sauce.
Air Fryer Tofu. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

These air fryer tofu nuggets are about to become your new veggie-loving bestie, crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. Seasoned and air-fried, they’re the plant-based snack you will love. Who knew tofu could be this good?
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Air Fryer Orange Chicken

Orange chicken in chopsticks with chicken, rice and orange slices in the background.
Air Fryer Orange Chicken. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Your air fryer is about to turn that craving for orange chicken into a crispy, tangy reality. Toss those chicken bites in a sweet orange sauce, and you’ve just hacked your favorite Chinese-American dish.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Orange Chicken

Air Fryer Spring Rolls

dipping an air fryer spring roll in chili garlic sauce
Air Fryer Spring Rolls. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Spring rolls in the air fryer are the crispy, golden appetizers of your dreams, ready to dip into whatever sauce you fancy. They’re so easy to make, you’ll find any excuse to whip them up.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Spring Rolls

Air Fryer Chicken Katsu

Air fryer chicken katsu topped with katsu sauce on a plate with rice and cucumbers.
Air Fryer Chicken Katsu. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Thin, crispy, and oh-so-satisfying, this chicken katsu is the air-fried ticket to a Japanese reastaurant right in your kitchen. With homemade Katsu sauce on the side, you’re all set for a crunchy chicken dinner.
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Air Fryer Egg Rolls

Egg roll cut in half and dipped into sweet chili sauce.
Air Fryer Egg Rolls. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Get ready to roll out some seriously crispy egg rolls filled with tasty pork and cabbage, all in the comfort of your air fryer. These takeout faves are about to become your home-cooked hits. It’s all the crunch with no guilt.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Egg Rolls

Air Fryer Sweet and Sour Chicken

Eating sweet and sour chicken with chopsticks.
Air Fryer Sweet and Sour Chicken. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Sweet and sour chicken in the air fryer is like a mini celebration of all things crispy and juicy with a pineapple twist. This homemade hit is ready almost before you can set the table. So go on, give your local spot a break and fire up that air fryer.
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Sweet and Sour Chicken Egg Rolls

Chinese chicken egg rolls on a cutting board.
Sweet and Sour Chicken Egg Rolls. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Enjoy egg rolls that’ll make you forget all about your local takeout spot. Sweet and sour chicken all wrapped up and air-fried to perfection, these egg rolls are the snack you didn’t know you needed. It’s the classic flavor you love.
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