Chinese Buffet Style Donuts

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 5 mins

We have all enjoyed these simple to make donuts. Now you can make them at home. From (

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (10 count) can refrigerated biscuits
  • 13 cup sugar
  • oil, to deep fry in


  1. Use either a deep fryer, or a large deep skillet.
  2. Be sure to add enough of oil to line the bottom of the pan a couple of inches deep.
  3. Heat oil to 350 degrees.
  4. Remove biscuits from can and fry a few at a time in the fryer.
  5. When browned on one side, turn over.
  6. When golden brown on both sides remove from oil, and drain on paper towels.
  7. Pour sugar into a small container, and once the doughnuts have cooled slightly toss the doughnut into the sugar, and coat on both sides.
  8. Be sure to fry only a couple at a time.
Most Helpful

Like so many others I loved these as a kid but nowadays I try to cut out the fat added by frying. Instead, roll the biscuits in sugar (with or without cinnamon), place in a lightly oiled pan, and bake them as directed on the biscuit tube. Yummy, yummy, yummy!!

pacified turtle September 14, 2010

OH MY GOD! These were so good. These doughnuts are my favorite part of a chinese buffet, I often get a few each time I go up to the buffet. Now I can have them in the comfort of my own home and they take about 10 minutes. It doesn't get any better.

"Pink Eyed" Jim Cortina January 02, 2004

Just made these for work. I used our buttermilk biscuit mix which we almost NEVER use except for VERY special occasions. I added some cinnamon and vanilla extract to give it a less "Just fried dough" taste. I also followed the frosting recipe listed on several other donut recipes (essentially one part milk to eight parts sugar... I added nutmeg, vanilla extract, and honey to this as well). Everyone thought I was a nut until they tried them.

A_on_mic November 07, 2010