With its distinct sweet and savory profile and a chewy texture, Chinese sausage has become a beloved staple in many people. In this article, I will instruct you how to cook Chinese sausage in various ways.

1. Is Chinese Sausage Already Cooked?

Yes, Chinese sausage is typically already cooked or partially cooked during the curing process. Chinese sausages, also known as lap cheong or lap chong, are made from cured and dried pork or sometimes chicken. They have a sweet and savory flavor and a firm, chewy texture.

Because Chinese sausages are already cooked or partially cooked, they can be eaten straight out of the package without further cooking. However, I recommend cooking them further to enhance their flavor, add crispiness, or incorporate them into various dishes.

2. How To Cook Chinese Sausage on Stove


  • 4 chinese sausages
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Green onions, chopped (for garnish)


Slice the Chinese sausages diagonally into thin pieces.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Then add the Chinese sausages and cook until they start to brown and release their fat.

Add the sliced onion, bell pepper, and minced garlic to the skillet. Stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce and sugar. Pour this mixture into the skillet and stir-fry for an additional minute.

Garnish with chopped green onions and serve hot with steamed rice.

3. How To Cook Chinese Sausage in Rice Cooker


  • 2 chinese sausages
  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 3 cups water


Rinse the jasmine rice under cold water then drain well.

Next, slice the Chinese sausages diagonally into thin pieces.

Place the rinsed rice and water in the rice cooker. Then add the sliced Chinese sausages on top of the rice.

Close the rice cooker and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Once cooked, let it sit for a few minutes before fluffing the rice and mixing it with the sausages.

Serve hot as a complete meal with other side dishes.


4. How To Cook Chinese Sausage in Air Fryer


  • 4 chinese sausages


Preheat the air fryer to around 350°F (175°C).

Place the Chinese sausages in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are spaced apart to allow proper air circulation.

Air fry chinese sausages for 6 – 8 minutes, flipping them halfway through for even cooking.

Check for doneness by slicing into one of the sausages. They should be browned and cooked through.

Once cooked, remove from the air fryer and let them cool slightly before serving.

Enjoy them on their own or as an ingredient in other dishes such as fried rice.

5. How To Cook Chinese Sausage in Microwave


  • 2 chinese sausages
  • Microwave-safe plate


Place the Chinese sausages on a microwave-safe plate, ensuring they are evenly spaced.

Microwave on high power for 2-3 minutes. Then remove the plate from the microwave and carefully turn the sausages over.

Microwave for an additional 2-3 minutes on high power or until the sausages are fully cooked and slightly crispy.

Let them cool slightly before serving. You can serve as a snack or incorporate them into other dishes as desired.

The versatility of Chinese sausage allows it to effortlessly elevate a range of dishes, from stir-fries to fried rice and beyond. So, I hope that after reading this article, you know how to cook Chinese sausage proprely at home.

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Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

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