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10 Asian Cuisines You Should Explore

Asian cuisines are made up of simple ingredients such as rice, noodles, fruits, and veggies transformed into phenomenal dishes with unique herbs and seasonings.

From Japanese noodles to Chinese stir-fry to Indian naan, you will never run out of choices for your Asian-themed dinner.

Typical Asian cuisines are is easy to make and tasty in the mouth. If you are looking forward to trying your hands on new recipes, below are Asian cuisines you should explore.

1. Asian slaw

Asian slaw

Crisp, colourful, and crazy delicious, that’s the best way to describe Asian slaw. This meal is packed with bright vegetables coated in an irresistible sauce, Asian slaw trumps any other slaw.

Asian slaw consists of shredded cabbage, carrots, edamame, bell peppers, and peanuts flavoured with scallions and cilantro. It’s dressed with a thick, sweet, savoury, and spicy sauce.

2. Gado Gado

Gado Gado

This is a traditional Asian cuisine from Indonesian salad that comprises carrots, red cabbage, eggs, rice, and a thick, nutty sauce.

You can give this recipe a fun twist by using sweet potato instead of carrots, and green beans for red cabbage. Because this salad is rice-based, it’s very hearty and can be considered a full meal on its own.

Done in just 30 minutes, it’s a super quick way to satisfy that Asian craving.

3. Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce

Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce

Don’t let the simplicity of this steamed Chinese broccoli with a garlic ginger oyster sauce fool you. It may seem simple, but it’s loaded with flavour.

What makes this dish outrageously delicious is the sauce. It’s not just your typical oyster sauce.

Rather, it’s a medley of oyster sauce, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, Mirin, sesame oil, and sugar.

4. Thai noodle salad

10 Asian Cuisines You Should Explore
Thai noodle salad

Thai noodle salad is a combination of rice noodles, crisp veggies, and an insanely delicious peanut sauce.

You’ve probably had noodles with cabbage, carrots, and bell peppers before, so you might be wondering what’s so special about this one?

Well, the answer lies in the sauce. This peanut sauce is a game-changer. The sauce is thick, perfectly sweet, spicy, and so wonderfully nutty. This meal is really is a must-try.

5. Lo Mein

10 Asian Cuisines You Should Explore
Lo Mein

This Asian cuisine is a Chinese dish that features fat noodles, a medley of veggies, and an irresistible sauce. The combination of soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, ginger, and sriracha creates this thick, incredibly balanced sauce.

Another great thing about this recipe is that you can add whatever veggies you want to the dish.

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6.Thai green curry paste

10 Asian Cuisines You Should Explore
Thai green curry paste

This curry paste is a combination of green chillies, shrimp paste, cumin, garlic, lemon, and peppercorns.

This simple sauce is super easy to make. Just toss all the ingredients in a food processor and blend away.

7. Peanut dipping sauce

10 Asian Cuisines You Should Explore
Peanut dipping sauce

Looking for a new dip for your veggies or a dressing for your salad? try this rich and creamy peanut sauce.

Made with creamy peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, ginger, garlic, and coconut milk, this dipping sauce is ultra-thick and savoury.

8. Sesame noodles

10 Asian Cuisines You Should Explore
Sesame noodles

This meal only takes 20 minutes to make and it’s dressed with the most flavourful peanut sauce.

The sauce is a combo of sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, peanut butter, ginger, garlic, and sriracha. That list alone will tell you just how delicious it is.

9. Royal milk tea

10 Asian Cuisines You Should Explore
Royal milk tea

Milk tea, or boba, is a super popular Asian drink made from a combination of milk and tea. Served with ice, it’s a wonderfully refreshing drink.

Royal milk tea originated in Japan and is made from a blend of milk and Lipton royal tea. It may seem so simple, but the flavour combination is spot on.

10. Cashew chicken

10 Asian Cuisines You Should Explore
A bowl of cashew chicken

Cashew chicken is a simple, 20-minute dish that will make your heart shout for joy.

Tender chicken, crisp veggies, and crunchy cashews are three components that already taste amazing as they are.

But this recipe makes up the flavour even more by coating them in a super savoury garlic sauce. Together, they make one unbelievably tasty dish.

 

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