These 75 Asian recipes offer meal inspiration when your food ideas are running dry.
Sure, we could go through the day eating burgers, fries, and pizza, but where’s the fun?
We all want something new, something different, something exciting—and that’s what these 75 Asian recipes are here to provide.
When it comes to Asian recipes, there’s no such thing as too many.
But what if there was a way to get more of your favorite Asian flavors without even leaving the kitchen?
I’m talking about making your own Asian food at home!
And I have a big list of recipes to show you how it’s done.
You’ll find everything from simple Pork Rolls to more complex dishes like Pad Thai or Laksa.
And if you’re up for some spicy challenge, you can try out a recipe for something like Kimchi or Mapo Tofu; you might be surprised at how easy it is!
Then there’s #74.
It’s the classic dish everyone knows, and it’s got that savory taste and crispy texture on the outside—it’s hard to pass up!
And lucky you, you can cook it at home, too!
So, what are you waiting for?
Let’s get started!
Table Of Contents
- 1. Wonton Soup
- 2. Egg Drop Soup
- 3. Gado Gado (Sweet Potato Salad)
- 4. Serabi Kuah (Indonesian Pancakes)
- 5. Japanese Milk Bread
- 6. Sweet & Sour Asian Pickled Cucumbers
- 7. Kimchi
- 8. Larb Som Moo (Laos Sour Pork Sausage Salad)
- 9. Kani Salad
- 10. Ssamjang
- 11. Tempeh Mendoan
- 12. Bok Choy Stir Fry
- 13. Thai Papaya Salad
- 14. Uzbek Manti Dumpling
- 15. Poh Pia Tod (Pork Rolls)
- 16. Chatamari (Nepali Pizza)
- 17. Chinese Broccoli With Oyster Sauce
- 18. Singaporean Laksa Noodle Soup
- 19. Pad Thai
- 20. Thai Green Curry
- 21. Korean Beef Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)
- 22. Nasi Goreng Recipe (Indonesian Fried Rice)
- 23. Mango Kulfi
- 24. Sweet Mochi
- 25. Ube Halaya (Filipino Purple Yam)
- 26. Samosa
- 27. Brinjal Moju (Sticky Sri Lankan Eggplant)
- 28. Xiao Long Bao (Shanghai Steamed Soup Dumplings)
- 29. Cantonese Siu Mai
- 30. Mooncakes
- 31. Pandan Coconut Ice Cream
- 32. Homemade Naan
- 33. Nasi Uduk Betawi (Indonesian Fragrant Coconut Rice)
- 34. Tteokbokki (Spicy Rice Cakes)
- 35. Okonomiyaki
- 36. Homemade Sushi Roll
- 37. Tuna Nigiri
- 38. Gua Bao (Taiwanese Pork Steamed Bun)
- 39. Banh Mi Sandwich (Vietnamese Sandwich)
- 40. Vietnamese Pho
- 41. Mapo Tofu
- 42. Goi Cuon (Vietnamese Spring Rolls)
- 43. Tom Yum Soup
- 44. Shrimp Tempura
- 45. Pork Katsudon
- 46. Veggie Lo Mein
- 47. Shio Ramen (Salt Flavored Ramen)
- 48. Spicy Miso Chicken Katsu Ramen
- 49. Japchae (Korean Stir-Fried Starch Noodles)
- 50. Shan Khao Swé (Burmese Rice Noodles)
- 51. Aloo Gobi
- 52. Spicy Szechuan Noodles With Garlic Chili Oil
- 53. Indian Red Lentil Dal
- 54. Filipino Pork Menudo
- 55. Halo-Halo (Filipino Shaved Ice Sundae)
- 56. Mango Sticky Rice
- 57. Mongolian Beef
- 58. Chicken Teriyaki
- 59. Pork Vindaloo
- 60. Bibimbap (Korean Rice Ground Beef & Rice Bowl)
- 61. Kung Pao Chicken
- 62. Chicken Adobo
- 63. Escabeche (Filipino Sweet & Sour Fish)
- 64. Korean Fried Chicken
- 65. Thai Basil Chicken
- 66. Beef Rendang (Malaysian/Indonesian Beef Stew)
- 67. Amok (Cambodian Fish Custard)
- 68. Beef Caldereta
- 69. Hainanese Chicken Rice
- 70. Bun Cha (Vietnamese Grilled Pork Meatballs With Noodles)
- 71. Singapore Chili Crab
- 72. Chicken Tikka Masala
- 73. Indian Butter Chicken
- 74. Peking Duck
- 75. Pakistani Chicken Biryani
- The bottom line
- Homemade Takeout: Pan Asian Cuisine
1. Wonton Soup
Wonton Soup is like a big hug in a bowl.
It’s the perfect thing to eat, especially when you’re feeling under the weather, because it’s warm, filling, and comforting.
The broth is clear and flavorful, with a hint of ginger, soy, sesame, and garlic.
And then you also have the wontons themselves: seasoned pork that swims in that broth.
How great is that?
Egg Drop Soup is one of earth’s most simple and wonderful dishes.
The broth is full of chicken flavor but has the perfect saltiness to make it tasty without being too salty.
And the egg just floats there as a little hint of goodness at the bottom of each bite.
Even though it’s simple, it has just the right depth to keep you coming back for more.
Gado Gado is an Indonesian dish served as an appetizer or snack, but it’s so good that you’ll want to make it for dinner too!
However, this version has a few twists.
It uses sweet potato instead of carrots, swaps red cabbage for extra green beans, and includes an optional egg.
Then it’s drizzled with sweet, savory, and spicy peanut sauce.
Quick tip: if you want it less spicy, just use less chili paste or add more peanut butter.
Classic pancakes are pretty tasty on their own, but have you tried Serabi kuah?
Serabi kuah are Indonesian pancakes that are fluffy, tasty, and drizzled with wholly luscious sauce.
But the trick to making them even better is to use coconut milk instead of cow’s milk and palm sugar instead of regular granulated sugar.
The result is a pancake that’s light, sweet, and subtle—but still filling enough to make a meal.
Have you ever craved a soft and squishy white bread loaf?
Well, you won’t have to with this Japanese Milk Bread Loaf.
It’s so soft and delicious that you’ll want to eat it all at once.
And it contains milk to add a bit of sweetness and richness to the dough.
It also tastes and feels like French brioche, but it uses fewer eggs and butter.
However, it’s a little more firm—perfect for making sandwiches or dipping in soup.
Kimchi is a Korean dish that’s a little hard to describe.
It’s got the crunchy, crisp texture of pickled cabbage, but it’s also got the sour, spicy, and umami taste of fermented vegetables.
It’s not too salty even though it uses a lot of salt
And it has a vibrant color and refreshing aftertaste that makes it perfect for picnics or barbecues.
Larb Som Moo is the meat salad that will change your life.
This dish is also a perfect blend of two of Laos’ favorite dishes: Larb and Som Moo.
Larb can be described as a flavorful, delicious minced meat salad that is normally made with pork, chicken, or beef.
And Som Moo is a tangy pork sausage that is cooked by letting it ferment on its own.
Combining these two dishes makes for a fantastic, delectable meat salad that you won’t soon forget!
9. Kani Salad
You know how you love a salad.
You know how you love kani sticks.
And you know how you love crunchy, fresh vegetables and savory crab meat.
Well, kani salad is all of those things in one delicious package!
So, if you’re looking for a nice, light appetizer that will satisfy your taste buds, this is it!
Ssamjang is a savory zingy dipping sauce that you’ll want to use with everything.
It’s a spicy, salty mixture of gochujang (Korean fermented red pepper paste) and fermented soybean paste.
Together, they make a flavor bomb that screams umami.
You can use ssamjang as a dipping sauce for grilled meats and vegetables or as a marinade for meat or tofu before grilling it.
But you can also mix it into rice to create an extra-flavorful side dish or stir fry.
The possibilities are endless!
11. Tempeh Mendoan
Tempeh Mendoan is a spicy-salty deep-fried dish that originated in Banyumas, a city in central Java.
It’s traditionally made using a mixture of all-purpose flour and rice flour for frying.
That’s because rice flour absorbs less oil compared to all-purpose flour, which results in crispier and less greasy food.
The best part about this recipe?
You eat it as a starter or side dish with just about anything!
If you’re looking for something light, refreshing, and easy to make, this Thai Green Papaya Salad is the way to go!
You can taste everything in this dish at once: sweet, tart, spicy, and salty.
And it’s packed with all kinds of good-for-you stuff like shredded green unripe papaya and tons of veggies.
Plus, you can top it off with some chicken or shrimp to make a full meal.
If you’ve never heard of Uzbek Manti Dumplings, you’re in for a treat!
This soft dough filled with juicy chicken and potato filling is one of the most popular foods in Uzbek cuisine.
And they’re versatile—you can use any meat, pork, beef, lamb, or chicken in them.
Coriander and cumin are popular spices used in Uzbek Manti Dumplings, but you can use your choice of herbs and spices as well!
Poh Pia Tod is a tasty salty Thai dish that is often served as an appetizer or snack.
It’s made with ground pork, egg, carrots, onions, oyster sauce, and soy sauce.
But it’s the crispy texture of the thin-pancake wrapper after deep frying that will keep you coming back for more!
Serve these goodies with sweet and sour sauce for an extra burst of flavor.
Chathamari is traditional Nepalese street food.
And with chatamari, the topping choices are endless.
But what makes it so special is that it’s made with rice crepe as the base instead of pizza dough.
The crepe itself is thin and crispy, giving it an almost crunchy texture that contrasts well with soft vegetables like onions or chickpeas.
And because the crepe is thin, it’s easy to fold up into a pocket so you can eat it like a sandwich and bring it with you anywhere you go.
Chinese Broccoli With Oyster Sauce is such a great match!
You’ll get the broccoli’s vibrant green hue, the oyster sauce’s subtle sweetness, and the savory garlic-ginger flavor all combined for one tasty and irresistible dish.
Feel free to put it over rice or noodles if you want to go all out.
Singaporean Laksa Noodle Soup is unlike any other noodle soup dish you’ve ever tried before—and it will blow your mind!
Once you try it, you will love how each bite has different layers of flavor: spice from the chilies and laksa paste; fragrance from the cilantro leaves and lemongrass; creaminess from the coconut milk; and umami-richness from the laksa paste.
And the texture is just so lovely; not too hard or soft but just right for slurping up with chopsticks.
19. Pad Thai
Pad Thai is a delightful dish that is popular in Thailand and around the world.
It’s a simple meal to prepare, and it’s a great way to make sure you don’t get bored with your food.
The dish is made up of noodles, usually rice noodles, and is served with bean sprouts and crushed peanuts on top.
It also has fish sauce, which gives it its unique flavor.
20. Thai Green Curry
Thai green curry chicken is a dish made with chicken and Thai green curry paste.
The difference between this dish and other curries is that it doesn’t use dry spices as many Indian curries do—instead, it relies on fresh herbs and vegetables for flavor.
This means it won’t have that “curry aroma” you associate with dishes made with curry powder.
Plus, it’s much lighter and brothier, more similar to a soup than a thick stew.
Korean Beef Bulgogi is a great way to add some flavorful, juicy, tender meat to your weeknight dinner routine.
It is made with thin slices of meat that are marinated in a mixture of sweet, salty, and a bit zingy sauce.
And it’s pretty much guaranteed to become one of your go-to meals—it’s so easy, and it’s SO good!
Are you a fan of fried rice?
If you are, then you’ll love this dish!
Nasi goreng is the traditional Indonesian version of fried rice.
It’s sweet and salty and is made by stir-frying rice with sweet soy sauce, chilies, and more.
It’s also commonly served with an egg on top as a full meal.
And while it may not be your traditional take on fried rice, I guarantee once you try nasi goreng, it will become one of your new go-to dishes!
23. Mango Kulfi
Mago Kulfi is the perfect blend of creamy and smooth, with a hint of sweetness and the right crunchiness from the nuts.
It’s like ice cream’s Indian cousin, which doesn’t need to be made with eggs or ice cream makers—just milk, sugar, cardamom powder, and nuts!
If you’ve never tried it before, you’re seriously missing out.
24. Sweet Mochi
If you’re familiar with mochi, then you’ll know it’s a sweet treat.
But did you know that mochi can be used in a myriad of ways?
This recipe uses mochiko (sweet rice flour) and sugar; then, it is steamed until it becomes pliable.
And although this version uses a different ingredient, the texture is as chewy and springy as the traditional one.
Ube Halaya is a purple yam pudding made by boiling ube (purple yam) with evaporated milk and condensed milk.
It’s creamy, thick, slightly sweet, and has a somewhat earthy and woodsy taste from the purple yam.
But what I love most about Ube Halaya is that it’s a great way to get your fill of this hearty root crop without having to sit down for a meal.
Besides, you can enjoy it any time of day—breakfast, snack time, or even as an afternoon pick-me-up!
Samosas are crispy, flaky, and deep-fried pastry stuffed with a spiced filling made with potatoes, spices, and herbs.
They serve as a great example of how Indian cuisine can be both spicy and savory at the same time.
If that doesn’t convince you, try them with green chutney for an extra flavor that will make you salivate just thinking about it.
Brinjal moju, or the Sri Lankan eggplant relish, is a little bit like chunky guacamole, but it’s way more than that.
It’s a spicy, tangy, and savory dip that’s perfect as an appetizer or side dish.
However, the unique taste comes from the combination of ingredients: different spices, white vinegar, sugar, and more.
Whether you like Chinese food or are just a fan of good food in general, it’s hard to deny the appeal of soup dumplings.
These little bundles of deliciousness are the perfect snack or meal when you’re on the go and want something that’s both filling and satisfying.
They also have a soft and delicate dough exterior, which contains a flavorful filling inside a thin layer of broth that leaks out when you bite into them.
But be careful!
If you eat too many all at once, it can get messy!
It’s hard to believe that siu mai is often overlooked in the world of dumplings.
That’s because these little guys are packed with flavor, and they’re also easy to make!
Also, the filling for shumai is made up of dried scallops, shrimp, water chestnuts, lean ground pork, carrots, and seasonings.
It’s kind of like a mini-meal of savoriness in one bite.
And the most common way to serve them is steamed (or deep fried, if you want something with crunch).
Mooncakes are a beautiful and delicious Chinese treat.
And they’re a staple of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, which celebrates the harvest of the full moon, which happens every 15th day of the lunar month.
Mooncakes are also traditionally baked pastries made with a thin skin and filled with red bean paste, lotus paste, or any filling of your choice.
The result is a combination of sweet, fragrant, slightly salty, and delectable flavors.
Pandan Ice Cream is a lovely treat.
It’s got a wonderful herbaceous pandan flavor and an amazing natural green color, which makes it look as good as it tastes.
Besides, this recipe uses natural pandan leaves, which are called the “Asian vanilla essence” because of their sweet, creamy flavor.
And for an even more refreshing flavor, it includes castor sugar, which makes it a great choice for cooling off on warm days!
32. Homemade Naan
If you’ve ever eaten Indian food, you know that naan is a flatbread that doesn’t mess around.
It’s soft and pillowy, full of lovely bubbles, and can be used as a companion to any meal—whether it’s spicy or mild, sweet or savory.
In fact, naan can be served with hummus and curries, used as a base for pizzas, or wrapped around meat or vegetables.
It’s also a little more tender and fluffier than pita bread, and it’s got just enough softness to fold into a wrap without breaking, but not so much that it gets soggy in your mouth.
Nasi Uduk Betawi is a classic Indonesian rice dish made from jasmine rice that has been cooked in coconut milk and a multitude of spices.
It’s super fragrant and flavorful.
And you can eat it as breakfast with a simple rolled fried egg on top or as lunch or dinner with fried chicken, tempeh, or tofu.
Tteokbokki is a Korean dish that’s salty, spicy, a bit sweet, and umami-rich.
The recipe includes rice cake and fish cakes, which are soft and squishy on the inside but slightly firm on the outside.
And they’re served in this delicious red sauce with just the right amount of spice to numb your mouth but not so much that it burns your tongue off.
Okonomiyaki is the Japanese savory pancake you need to try right now.
It is a tasty combination of meat, cabbage, and scallions.
Then, it’s topped with a drizzle of sweet and salty okonomiyaki sauce, Japanese mayo, and bonito flakes that add a bit of a fishy taste.
Basically, it’s like a Japanese pizza and a really delicious one.
Sushi is the perfect food for a date.
It’s light, fresh, and flavorful—but not overpowering
The rice is slightly sweet and tangy but too heavy.
And it still leaves you feeling satisfied.
Plus, it has enough variety to keep the conversation going: you can talk about your favorite sushi or what you like to do with avocado or cream cheese strips (or both).
37. Tuna Nigiri
Tuna Nigiri s like the lovechild of sushi and sashimi. It’s a little bit of both, but it’s also totally its own thing.
It’s made of sashimi-grade tuna and rice seasoned with rice vinegar, with a dab of wasabi sandwiched in between.
You might also think raw tuna tastes bland but has a strong flavor.
It’s like a thunderstorm in your mouth, with all that savory, umami flavor coming at you at once.
Gua Bao is a pork belly filled between steamed buns and fresh vegetables and herbs.
It’s a bit like a sandwich but with fluffy buns instead of bread.
Chinese spices like star anise (or cloves) make it taste nice and fragrant, but Shaoxing wine also contributes to this dish’s taste.
However, the best part about gua bao is that it’s not just tasty but also very filling!
They are usually served as street food in Taiwan, but now you can make some at home too.
Banh Mi is a Vietnamese sandwich that’s so much more than the sum of its
It’s got the crunch of fresh vegetables, the savory flavor of grilled meat, and a French baguette that’s been toasted just right.
But more than anything, it’s got, soul. It’s got personality. It’s got attitude!
Because when you pop a bite into your mouth, you’re going to find yourself transported to a vibrant new world of flavors that makes you feel like you’ve just discovered something special for the first time.
40. Vietnamese Pho
Pho is one of the best noodle soups out there.
The broth is savory and rich.
The noodles are chewy and filling.
And the meat is tender and flavorful—then it’s all served piping hot in a bowl that makes your whole body feel like it’s been wrapped up in a cozy blanket with a mug of hot cocoa.
41. Mapo Tofu
It’s a chilly night, and you’re craving that spicy, savory dish that’ll warm your bones.
So, what do you make?
It’s one of those dishes with a kind of mystique, and for a good reason.
The pieces of tofu are braised in a rich, hot, and lip-smacking sauce with fresh garlic, scallions, and a small amount of ground pork to boost the flavor.
It’s just so appetizing and goes along with steamed rice like crazy.
Goi Cuon is one of the most iconic Vietnamese dishes, and they’re also one of the tastiest.
Goi Cuon literally means salad rolls, which is fitting because that’s what they are!
The name comes from their distinct appearance: fresh and light herby salad mixture wrapped up in rice paper that’s been rolled into a cigar shape.
And then there’s that peanut sauce. It is made with peanut butter and hoisin sauce, so it has this deep flavor that pairs perfectly with all those crunchy veggies.
43. Tom Yum Soup
Tom Yum Soup is a fiery hot bowl of lemongrass-infused broth overflowing with juicy shrimp and mushrooms.
It’s the most popular soup in Thailand, and you’ll see why.
It’s bold yet light, salty, and citrusy, overflowing with layer upon layer of intoxicating flavor from aromatic herbs and spices, lime juice, and fish sauce.
Tom Yum Soup is the kind of Asian soup you want to eat on a chill night—or any time at all!
44. Shrimp Tempura
If you’re unfamiliar with Japanese food, tempura might sound odd.
But it’s a lot like fast food in the United States.
It is crispy and crunchy (like french fries), but it also has a soft interior that makes it easy to bite into (like chicken nuggets).
And like most fast food, it’s served alongside a savory dipping sauce.
45. Pork Katsudon
Katsudon is a Japanese dish made with fried pork cutlet, egg, onions, and sweet soy sauce on top of rice.
It’s tasty, filling, and pretty simple to make at home.
You will also love its combination of flavors—the crunchy panko coating on the meat (it’s like a fried tempura batter but made with more flour, so it gets crispy when cooked), the softness of the fried egg and onion, and the sweetness of the soy sauce.
It’s so satisfying!
46. Veggie Lo Mein
When you think of lo mein, what do you think of?
Maybe a big bowl of slurpy noodle-y goodness?
Or maybe it’s a stir-fried noodle dish that hails from the street food scene in China.
Either way, you’re correct!
It’s made with long, soft noodles tossed with a savory and sweet sauce and a ton of veggies (but you can use beef, chicken, or any type of meat you prefer).
Plus, it’s kind of like Chinese spaghetti but with deeper flavors!
If you like your ramen clear, I’ve got the broth for you.
Shio ramen, which translates literally as salt ramen, is a classic Japanese dish that’s as light and simple as it is delectable.
The broth tastes salty and savory and is clear and light.
And it’s usually prepared with a mix of dried seafood, kelp, salt, garlic, and ginger.
Basically, this dish is all about finding the right balance!
This ramen has the flavors of miso and chili paste, and it’s creamy, spicy, and full of ramen noodles.
Plus, the broth is so good you’ll want to drink it all up by itself.
But remember, you still have that crispy sesame Katsu chicken!
It’s one of my favorite parts of this dish, mainly because the outside is so crispy and crunchy, and the inside is so juicy.
Each bite is just so good that I know you’ll love it too!
If you’re looking for a dish that’s easy to make, entirely appetizing, and is a hit with everyone, Japchae is the answer!
This stir-fried noodle dish is made with bouncy sweet potato starch noodles that are chewy and springy.
It’s perfect for chomping down while you’re standing around the kitchen!
It also has thin strips of beef (or pork) and various vegetables in a slightly sweet and savory sauce.
Shan Khao Swé is a popular Burmese dish made with chicken or pork cooked in tomatoes and served over rice noodles and sometimes with broth.
It has an enticing flavor that combines the sweet and savory aspects of the tomatoes and onions with the pungent heat of chili powder and garlic.
Adding peanuts and cilantro also gives it a nice crunchy texture that makes it perfect for dipping or scooping up with your chopsticks.
51. Aloo Gobi
If you want to cook potatoes and cauliflower in a different way, this is the perfect recipe for you.
Aloo Gobi is an Indian dish that’s packed with flavors, super comforting, and totally vegan.
And while the veggies are cooked tender, they are far from being soggy or mushy like some other Asian recipes you’ve tried.
I think that makes this dish even more appealing than its counterparts!
It’s no secret that I love Szechuan food. I mean, who doesn’t love Szechuan food?
The bold flavors, the bolder seasonings, the boldest spiciness—it’s all so good!
But when you’re craving something spicy, and you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, this recipe is just what you need.
It’s a quick and easy meal that simply packs a punch of flavor and Asian spices.
Try it, and you’ll be glad you did.
The Indian Red Lentil Dal is a wonderful plant-based meal that you can make in your kitchen.
It comes together quickly, and the fragrant spices and garlic give the dish a rich, flavorful taste.
But what truly makes this dish so special is the tempered oil, aromatics, and lemon juice that are added at the end.
They also help the flavor to stay bright and fresh.
And though it’s traditionally served with rice or naan, the Indian red lentil dal is also enjoyable on its own.
Pork menudo is the Filipino version of the Mexican menudo.
It’s a tomato-based stew of pork meat and liver flavored with different spices.
It’s scrumptious, filling, and very economical.
In fact, you can make quite a large serving without breaking your budget as the ingredients used are very simple.
You can put in any type of pork meat, like loin, belly, or shoulder, but make sure it’s fatty because that’s what gives the dish its rich, savory flavor.
Also, I recommend using liver if you have it on hand because it adds a lot of depth to the dish.
Halo-Halo is a Filipino iced shaved dessert that can be translated to “mix-mix.”
It’s a layered concoction of sweetened beans, fruits, shaved ice drizzled with evaporated milk, and ice cream.
And it’s a delicious treat that is creamy, sweet, fruity, and nutty.
It’s a tasty Asian dessert!
This dessert is a classic Thai treat that has become increasingly popular around the world.
The glutinous rice is cooked in a special way that makes it sticky enough to hold together when eaten.
And the soft and juicy mangoes are sliced into thin slices.
Combine these two together, and you’ll get a sweet, creamy, and tart dessert you’ll want to eat every day.
57. Mongolian Beef
It’s hard to deny.
Mongolian beef looks amazing!
But its flavor is much better than its aesthetic appeal.
Yes, it’s true.
It’s the perfect mix of sweet and salty, with a bit of spice thrown in for good measure.
And it’s cooked to perfection—the meat is super tender and falls apart when you try to pick it up with chopsticks.
Then it’s coated with an incredibly luscious sauce loaded with savory goodness!
58. Chicken Teriyaki
Have you heard of Chicken Teriyaki?
It’s a Japanese dish that’s all the rage in Japan, and it’s gaining popularity all over the world.
Chicken Teriyaki is a marinated chicken breast that has been grilled, baked, or stir-fried until perfectly cooked.
The outcome is a juicy chicken dish with a thick sauce that has all the sweetness of a teriyaki glaze and all the saltiness of soy sauce.
What’s more, it’s savory enough that you don’t need any additional seasoning besides garlic or ginger.
59. Pork Vindaloo
Pork Vindaloo is a Goan curry that’s tangy, spicy, and very bursting with flavors.
It also calls for vinegar, which adds a tangy flavor to the stew.
The best part?
It’s an incredibly satisfying dish with breathtaking flavor and texture—fork-tender meat with just enough bite from the vinegar.
I highly suggest using pork shoulder for this recipe because it makes tender and juicy meat.
Just be careful to cut off any extra fat before cooking!
You may have heard of bibimbap, the super-popular Korean dish.
Bibim means “mixed,” and bap means “cooked rice,” so bibimbap means exactly “mixed rice.”
Still, it’s so much more than just a bowl of rice.
It also has sautéed vegetables that have been seasoned, a bit of hot pepper paste, and usually a bit of raw and spiced beef.
And before eating it, you’re supposed to mix everything all together to make sure everything is evenly distributed throughout each bite.
61. Kung Pao Chicken
If you’ve ever visited a Chinese restaurant, you’ve probably heard the name “Kung Pao Chicken.”
If not, you’re about to get acquainted with one of the most popular Chinese dishes in the world!
Kung pao chicken is a spicy stir-fry that comes from Sichuan and has become very popular in the United States.
There are many versions of it, but this one takes it up a notch by swapping in cashews for peanuts—a substitution that gives the dish extra crunch and nuttiness.
It’s also best to add veggies to make it more balanced and filling.
62. Chicken Adobo
Chicken Adobo is the national dish of the Philippines.
It’s a quick stovetop chicken recipe that’s easy and tasty.
The chicken is seared to perfection and then braised until it’s so tender that it falls off the bone.
As a bonus, it’s marinated in a scrumptious mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, and black peppercorns.
The result is sweet, sticky, and tangy chicken that’s so good you’ll want to lick your plate.
If you’re craving a sweet and sour dish that’s not too sour but not too sweet, then you’ve come to the right place!
This Filipino dish is made up of whole dried fish in thick sweet and sour sauce.
The key ingredient is pineapple juice, which gives it a nice balance between sweet and tart.
To get it right, just use garlic, ginger, bell pepper, and onion for spices.
And you’ll have a delicious dish that will go well with steamed rice!
Korean Fried Chicken is the best kind of fried chicken.
It’s crispy and savory. But it’s also a little bit spicy, and I mean that in the best way possible.
The sauce is umami-rich, flavorful, and complex that you’ll want to eat it by itself.
It’s also smoky-sweet and slightly spicy., just like a lovely gochujang recipe!
Thai Basil Chicken is the perfect recipe for a relaxing evening.
It’s made with chicken stir-fried in a savory and spicy sauce and mixed with lots of fragrant Thai sweet basil.
And it’s usually served with rice and topped with a fried egg, but you can serve this dish however you like!
Take a bite of this savory, tender coconut beef stew, and you’ll be transported to a tropical island.
What’s more, this dish is an explosion of flavor: the richness of the coconut milk cuts through the spiciness of the chilies and turmeric, while the aromatics (lemongrass, galangal) add depth and complexity to each bite.
It’s a simple dish that takes time to prepare, but it will reward you with a taste experience unlike any other!
If you’re looking for an exotic, delicious, and totally unique dining experience, I’ve got just the thing: Cambodian Fish Custard.
It’s not just your average fish dish—it’s a delicacy!
It is made with thin slices of fresh fish fillets that have been marinated in Kroeung, sweet chili powder, and coconut cream.
The fish is then baked to perfection in a banana leaf bowl, which is topped with coconut cream, fragrant fresh kaffir lime leaves, and red Fresno chili.
But why does this dish stands out from the crowd?
Because of the way the flavors blend: The chili powder slashes through the richness of the coconut cream.
68. Beef Caldereta
Beef Caldereta is an iconic Filipino dish that’s perfect for cold nights
It’s rich and flavorful, with tender beef and hearty vegetables in a tomato sauce.
The recipe also calls for low and slow cooking, searing meat and vegetables to build a ton of flavor for the stew.
And it features liver spread, which makes the sauce creamy and more luscious.
We all know that the best food is always the stuff that reminds you of home.
And that’s what Hainanese Chicken Rice is—your favorite childhood meal brought to life in a new way.
You’ve got your juicy, moist, and succulent chicken, which is rounded off by a fiery chili dipping sauce and a gingery-garlic sauce.
Then there’s the fluffy Hainanese rice, which is so flavorful it almost doesn’t need any other accompaniments.
The Vietnamese Grilled Pork Meatballs in this recipe are juicy and flavorful, and the vermicelli noodles add a nice touch of authenticity.
But what’s so great about this dish?
The refreshing herbs and the sauce!
The dipping sauce usually contains thinly sliced carrots and green papaya to provide more crunch—which is perfect for adding texture and making sure every bite has that perfect mixture of crispy, chewy, soft, and spicy flavors.
You’ll want to try this one before it disappears on your plate.
When you’re deciding between Singapore Chili Crab and your favorite boiled seafood, you should definitely choose Singapore chili crab.
Because it tastes good and has the same texture and freshness as a fresh crab.
And it has the flavor of a sauce-covered crab that’s been cooked in a sweet, savory, and spicy tomato sauce with lots of aromatics like garlic, lemongrass, ginger, red chili, and more.
It’s so easy to love Chicken Tikka Masala.
That’s because it has tender chicken that has been marinated in yogurt and cooked in a fragrant curry gravy made with many spices, tomatoes, and cream.
And it’s served with a big bowl of freshly steamed basmati rice.
The dish is so rich and flavorful that you’ll want to make this your go-to comfort food when you’re feeling exhausted or just need a break from life’s busy schedule.
It’s Indian butter chicken!
It’s buttery and creamy.
It’s slightly sweet, spicy, and savory.
And it’s just a little addicting.
But what is it?
Indian Butter Chicken is cooked in a gravy made of butter, tomatoes, and a variety of spices, herbs, and seasonings that give it a unique flavor.
Plus, it’s eaten with basmati rice, roti, or naan (a flatbread) to soak up all of the rich sauce—and believe me when I say it’s worth every bite!
74. Peking Duck
Peking Duck is one of the most famous dishes in Chinese cuisine and has been named after the city where it was initially created several hundred years ago.
If you’ve never heard of Peking Duck, it’s a famous dish made of thin slices of roasted duck with crispy skin and tender, juicy meat.
And it’s served with thin pancakes, sweet-savory bean sauce, julienned scallions, and cucumber.
If you love experimenting with Asian recipes, then this is the recipe for you!
Pakistani food is some of the most popular dishes in the world.
It’s got a unique blend of spices, flavors, and textures that will really surprise you.
And that includes chicken biryani.
This chicken biryani recipe has a spicy marinade made from biryani masala and many other herbs and spices.
The chicken is cooked with the marinade first, then mixed with the onions until the onions caramelize.
And then, they are tossed with fragrant basmati rice to create a spicy, savory, mouthwatering, traditional Pakistani flavor.
Serve alongside cucumber raita or yogurt chutney if you want to make this dish even more delicious.
It’s easy to overlook Asian cuisine when you’re cooking at home.
But that is probably a mistake.
True, these dishes can be complex and intricate to make, but the results are often well worth the effort.
And there is no need to spend all day in the kitchen either to achieve great tasting results.
With a little help from this roundup of 75 simple Asian recipes, you’ll be able to change that without much trouble at all.
- Wonton Soup
- Egg Drop Soup
- Gado Gado (Sweet Potato Salad)
- Serabi Kuah (Indonesian Pancakes)
- Japanese Milk Bread
- Sweet & Sour Asian Pickled Cucumbers
- Larb Som Moo (Laos Sour Pork Sausage Salad)
- Kani Salad
- Tempeh Mendoan
- Bok Choy Stir Fry
- Thai Papaya Salad
- Uzbek Manti Dumpling
- Poh Pia Tod (Pork Rolls)
- Chatamari (Nepali Pizza)
- Chinese Broccoli With Oyster Sauce
- Singaporean Laksa Noodle Soup
- Pad Thai
- Thai Green Curry
- Korean Beef Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)
- Nasi Goreng Recipe (Indonesian Fried Rice)
- Mango Kulfi
- Sweet Mochi
- Ube Halaya (Filipino Purple Yam)
- Brinjal Moju (Sticky Sri Lankan Eggplant)
- Xiao Long Bao (Shanghai Steamed Soup Dumplings)
- Cantonese Siu Mai
- Pandan Coconut Ice Cream
- Homemade Naan
- Nasi Uduk Betawi (Indonesian Fragrant Coconut Rice)
- Tteokbokki (Spicy Rice Cakes)
- Homemade Sushi Roll
- Tuna Nigiri
- Gua Bao (Taiwanese Pork Steamed Bun)
- Banh Mi Sandwich (Vietnamese Sandwich)
- Vietnamese Pho
- Mapo Tofu
- Goi Cuon (Vietnamese Spring Rolls)
- Tom Yum Soup
- Shrimp Tempura
- Pork Katsudon
- Veggie Lo Mein
- Shio Ramen (Salt Flavored Ramen)
- Spicy Miso Chicken Katsu Ramen
- Japchae (Korean Stir-Fried Starch Noodles)
- Shan Khao Swé (Burmese Rice Noodles)
- Aloo Gobi
- Spicy Szechuan Noodles With Garlic Chili Oil
- Indian Red Lentil Dal
- Filipino Pork Menudo
- Halo-Halo (Filipino Shaved Ice Sundae)
- Mango Sticky Rice
- Mongolian Beef
- Chicken Teriyaki
- Pork Vindaloo
- Bibimbap (Korean Rice Mixed With Beef & Vegetables)
- Kung Pao Chicken
- Chicken Adobo
- Escabeche (Filipino Sweet & Sour Fish)
- Korean Fried Chicken
- Thai Basil Chicken
- Beef Rendang (Malaysian/Indonesian Beef Stew)
- Amok (Cambodian Fish Custard)
- Beef Caldereta
- Hainanese Chicken Rice
- Bun Cha (Vietnamese Grilled Pork Meatballs With Noodles)
- Singapore Chili Crab
- Chicken Tikka Masala
- Indian Butter Chicken
- Peking Duck
- Pakistani Chicken Biryani
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