Whether you’re resolved to expand your culinary horizons or you just want to try homemade versions of takeout favourites, we’ve got the recipe inspiration you need. Read on for nine of our favorite Asian inspired recipes, from crave-worthy wings to comforting desserts.
Spicy, sweet and utterly delicious, these Korean BBQ-inspired wings are a must-try. They get their delicious flavour from Gochujang, a red chili paste made from fermented soybeans that’s a staple in Korean cuisines. Honey, garlic and soy sauce add sweet and savory notes to the wings, while sesame seeds add pleasant crunch.
Crisp, refreshing and delicious, these chicken lettuce wraps work well as a crowd-pleasing appetizer or a light meal. Each wrap contains tender Hoisin- and ginger-seasoned chicken, which tastes intensely savoury, while the lettuce wrap adds freshness and texture. Amp up the flavour by adding extra fillings, like julienned veggies, or turn up the heat with a drizzle of sriracha or chili oil.
Can’t stop craving wraps? These delicious pork-stuffed crepes are an Asian-inspired take on burritos. The wraps are delicious in themselves, with sesame oil for deep nutty notes, while crispy, sweet and savoury pork make each bite burst with flavour. This Asian inspired recipe is adaptable, too. Make a batch of crepes to stuff with your favourite fillings for a tasty meal anytime.
Bulgogi, a thinly-sliced beef dish, is a signature meal in Korean cuisine, which makes it the perfect entry point for Korean-inspired cooking. Our recipe uses lean ground beef to save you some time slicing, and adds flavour with an array of aromatics, including soy sauce, beef stock and ground ginger. Serve this on a bed of steamed rice, topped with julienned veggies for added crunch.
Pad Thai is our favourite Thai takeout staple — and you can also make it easily at home. Our recipe keeps it simple by using Original Pad Thai Sauce, saving you the time of making homemade sauce from scratch. It also features all your fave mix-ins — crunchy peanuts, crisp bean sprouts and tender chicken — for a craveable meal you’ll love.
Hot pot is a staple in Chinese cuisine, and it’s easy to see why: With flavourful broth and unlimited combinations of mix-ins, it’s the ideal way to feed a crowd. Our recipe puts a Thai-inspired twist on a classic, leaning on Red Curry Paste, garlic, ginger and beef broth for complex flavour. Simmer the flank steak in the hot pot, then start adding mix-ins like baby bok choy, mushrooms, noodles or steamed rice cakes for a complete meal.
Noodles are a favourite in several cuisines across Asia, and they’re the ideal comfort food to make at home. Our noodle bowl recipe gets garlicky heat from Sriracha Seasoning, along with soy sauce and tomato paste for umami flavour.
Bibimbap — a Korean staple that translates to “mixed rice” — and it’s the perfect comfort meal for a cozy night in. It’s easy to make: Simply stir-fry your favourite veggies in an easy soy-ginger sauce, and serve over rice topped with a fried egg.
It’s not dinner without dessert, and this Chinese-inspired cake is the perfect way to finish your meal. While it may remind you of a Swiss roll, it’s decidedly less sweet. By keeping the sugar subtle, the creamy vanilla and warming Pumpkin Pie Spice take center stage. Serve this when you want a dessert that’s not too rich, or as a snack alongside your favourite afternoon tea.