By Ratha Tep
September 28, 2009

The new Maya Lin-designed home of the Museum of Chinese in America just opened its doors, fittingly, on the edge of New York City’s Chinatown. Here, 15 fantastic Chinese dishes to commemorate the museum’s grand new space, like a spicy Sichuan peppercorn-coated shrimp stir-fry (pictured), garlicky sautéed clams with pork and Top Chef Season 3 winner Hung Huynh’s earthy mushroom-and-bacon-studded clay pot rice.

More Asian Dishes: 10 excellent Japanese dishes like hearty miso soup packed with shrimp and tofu and a mirin- and soy sauce-flavored pot roast; 15 superb Thai dishes like steamed mussels tossed in a creamy, spicy coconut-ginger sauce and bold, fiery Massaman curry with potatoes and peanuts