How to Reheat Chinese Takeaway

by Christina Schnell

Chinese leftovers make a sinfully tasty addition to almost any meal, at any time of day or night. Reheat Chinese takeout only once and within two days of placing it in the refrigerator.

Empty the desired portion of food into a microwavable plastic container. Use a wide container so your food spreads flat and heats evenly.

Microwave your container of Chinese food for 1 minute without a lid. Stir the contents after 1 minute and turn over any large pieces of meat or dumplings.

Return the container to the microwave and heat the food for another minute. Check the temperature in the center of the food; when it reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit, it's ready. Continue heating the food in 10 second increments if needed.


  • Add a little water to the food before heating it if it appears dry.

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About the Author

Christina Bednarz Schnell began writing full-time in 2010. Her areas of expertise include child development and behavior, medical conditions and pet health. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in international relations.