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    Updated on Feb 14, 2020. Posted on Mar 18, 2016

    15 DIY Recipes That Are Even Better Than Takeout

    No cartons allowed.

    1. Panda Express-Style Orange Chicken

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    Your guilty pleasure? Mine too. Get the recipe.

    2. Spring Rolls

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    Roll with it. Get the recipe.

    3. Fried Rice

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    How do you make your fried rice better? Just add kimchi. Get the recipe.

    4. Gong Bao Chicken

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    Translation: really good chicken with peanut sauce. Get the recipe.

    5. Lo Mein

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    Lo mein = yo main. Get the recipe.

    6. Shrimp Pad Thai

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    So long pasta and red sauce. This is your new weeknight go-to. Get the recipe.

    7. Falafel

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    Yes, you can make falafel. And it's actually easy! Win-win. Get the recipe.

    8. Spicy, Peanutty Udon

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    This favorite takes less time to cook than delivery. Get the recipe.

    9. Egg Rolls

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    Add this to your snack rotation. Get the recipe.

    10. Chicken Curry

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    The total cost for this creamy chicken curry is roughly $ 10.00 to serve 4. Off to the grocery store you go. Get the recipe.

    11. Miso Soup

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    Give mi(so) a shot. Get the recipe.

    12. Caramelized Pork Bánh Mì

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    Caramelized pork is always a good idea. Get the recipe.

    13. Egg Drop Soup

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    Serve hot. Get the recipe.

    14. Thai Coconut Soup

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    You're five steps away from homemade soup. Get the recipe.

    15. Chinese Broccoli Salad

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    Add some greens to your takeout night. Get the recipe.