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    The 50 BEST Asian Recipes

    How many of you crave Asian flavors every now and then? Do you reach for that take out menu? Maybe not anymore. All of the following Asian recipes take so little time to make in your own kitchen and they definitely taste so much better than a take out restaurant.

    Asia is a huge continent, and the flavors are huge and far ranging. This list features ALL from Chinese to Thai, Filipino to Korean, Vietnamese to Japanese to Indian and some more…

    Try some of your classic favorites and some new Asian flavors. Salty, sweet, tangy, umami… This amazing list of Asian recipes is going to be one of your favorite places to return again and again. From appetizers to noodles, soups to mains & sides, deserts to some of the bases of this great cuisine. It’s all yours to explore. Have fun…

    50 BEST Asian Recipes.

    Asian Appetizers

    1. Nikuman (Steamed Pork Buns)

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - nikuman.

    Nikuman are Japanese steamed buns, usually steamed inside a bamboo steamer. They are filled with delicious pork, shiitake mushrooms, cabbage and scallions. The savory buns are at their best when you enjoy them fresh, hot and fluffy.. .and you just can’t stop at one.

     Get the Recipe @ justonecookbook

    2. Homemade Egg Rolls

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - egg rolls.

    Egg rolls may be the first thing that come to mind when you think Asian snack or appetizer. These homemade egg rolls are filled with pork and vegetables, all wrapped up and fried to crispy perfection. 

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    3. Sushi Rice and California Rolls Recipe

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - sushi rolls.

    These California rolls are the way to go if you are thinking of making your own sushi at home. This is a great tutorial on how to make that perfect sushi roll.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    4. Chicken Chapli Kababs

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - chapli kebabs.

    These chicken kababs are perfectly spiced with plenty of herbs. They are juicy and tender. Make a batch and serve them over over a bowlful of salad or with naan or pita pockets.

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    Asian Stir Fries

    5. The BEST Mongolian Beef

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - Mongolian beef.

    This Mongolian Beef is melt in your mouth tender strips of beef stir fried in a silky velvety sauce. You can cook this up in less time than a trip to the takeout place! And it tastes so much better!

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    6. Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - Thai basil chicken.

    Are you looking for a really fast meal that’s really tasty? Not only is this Thai Basil Chicken (or Pad Krapow Gai) bursting with flavor, you can whip it up in 15 minutes or less. This might be your easiest recipe yet! Coming from streets of Bangkok to your kitchen.

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    7. Hunan Shrimp

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - Hunan shrimp.

    These fiery Hunan shrimp are super quick and super tasty. Don’t worry, you can always adjust the heat level if you’re not into too much spice. Its overall flavors are lipsmacking.

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    8. Korean Ground Beef Bowl

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes -  Korean ground beef bowl.

    This Korean Ground Beef Bowl has just the right combination of sweet, salty, umami and just a touch of spicy. Try it when you crave some Asian flavors, or just need something super quick!

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    9. Kung Pao Chicken

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - kung pao chicken.

    Kung Pao Chicken – it’s savory, it’s sweet, it’s tangy, and those dried chilis give it just a bit of kick! Another restaurant copycat… just a tad bid better. Perfect week-night meal!

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    10. Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - chicken lettuce wraps.

    Make these quick and easy lettuce wraps next time you have an Asian themed get together or are just looking for quick meal. Inspired by P.F Chang, it’s the ultimate in Asian flavors.

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    11. Pepper Steak

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - pepper steak.

    Everybody’s favorite Pepper Steak. It’s so much healthier and tastier when you make it in your kitchen. This one has tender beef along with perfectly cooked bell peppers in a delicious stir fry sauce. Like many Asian recipes, this one whips up in a flash.

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    12. Pineapple Shrimp Stir Fry

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - pineapple shrimp stir fry.

    This stir fry is a sweet, delicious, and healthy dinner recipe that’s always a hit. An easy to make stir fry sauce coats the tender shrimp, sweet pineapple chunks, and our favorite veggies. It’s quick to make and again so much better than takeout!

    Get the Recipe @ theendlessmeal

    13. Sweet & Sour Chicken

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - sweet and sour chicken.

    This classic Asian recipe can be done in 25-minutes with pineapple, bell pepper, and the most delicious sweet and tangy sauce. Serve it alongside hot white rice or noodles or in lettuce wraps.

    Get the Recipe @ bowlofdelicious

    14. Sesame Chicken

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - sesame chicken.

    The sesame chicken coated in delicious sauce happens with only a few ingredients. Pair it with bowl of jasmine rice and you all set for the night.

    Get the Recipe @ marionskitchen

    Asian Mains

    15. Japanese Teriyaki Chicken Bowl

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - teriyaki bowl.

    This Teriyaki Chicken Bowl is absolutely Irresist-A-Bowl! Tender juicy chicken, glistening in tasty sauce, alongside Asian coleslaw and creamy avocado. All atop a bed of hot rice. Yum!

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    16. Filipino Pork Menudo

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - pork menudo.

    Make a big pot of the most delicious, melt in your mouth pork stew. This Filipino Pork Menudo is bursting with soul-satisfying flavors with tons of veggies!

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    17. Filipino Chicken Asado (Kapampangan Style)

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - chicken asado.

    This is a great, yet very simple, chicken dish in Filipino cuisine. There are so many flavors going on at the same time. It’s a brilliant combination of tangy, sweet, sour and savory.

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    18. Dal Tadka (Yellow Indian Lentils)

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - dal tadka.

    If you are looking for a meatless, yet protein packed meal, give these Indian lentils a try. They’re jam packed with flavors and you will never go back to your old ways of cooking lentils.

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    19. Pork Vindaloo (or any meat of your choice)

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - pork vindaloo.

    Pork Vindaloo is one of the easiest Indian meals you can cook in your kitchen. The pork is marinated first in vibrant and tangy hot vindaloo paste and later slow cooked along with caramelized onions for hours. Result? Melt in you mouth deliciousness.

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    20. Chicken Caldereta

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - chicken caldereta.

    This Filipino Chicken Stew is coconut based. It has tons of veggies and Asian staples. Umami Bomb!!

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    21. Chicken Adobo

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - chicken adobo.

    Sweet, sticky and tangy chicken marinated in a marinade that requires a handful of ingredients, seared to perfection then braised until fall-off-the-bone tender. This national dish of the Philippines is sure to become a family favorite!

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    22. Bun Cha (Vietnamese Meatballs!)

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - bun cha.

    Bun Cha are famous caramelized pork meatballs from the streets of Hanoi. This is an easy Vietnamese recipe that anyone can make that’s fresh and full of flavor. Load it up with your vegetables of choice!

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    23. Beef Rendang

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - beef rendang.

    Beef Rendang is a spicy, rich and creamy Malaysian/Indonesian beef stew made with beef, spices and coconut milk. Who wouldn’t want to dive straight into that bowl?

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia

    24. Teriyaki Salmon

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - teriyaki salmon.

    This teriyaki salmon is buttery tender, juicy, succulent and absolutely delicious, thanks to the sensational sweet, sticky, salty, savory homemade teriyaki sauce. This is going to be your favorite Asian recipe in no time.

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    25. Thai Red Curry with Chicken

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - Thai red curry.

    Thai Curry… Probably the first choice to order in any Thai restaurant. Learn to make this easy and quick curry right in your kitchen. It comes out beautifully fragrant with Big, Bold flavors that you crave for.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    26. Slow Cooker Korean Short Ribs

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - Korean short ribs.

    These slow cooker Korean short ribs are incredibly easy and packed with tons of flavor. The meat is tender and falls right off the bone.

    Get the Recipe @ browneyedbaker

    27. Singaporean Chili Crab

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - chili crab.

    Chili Crabs straight out of Singapore. It’s one of their most popular and beloved delicacies. It’s rich, spicy, tangy and absolutely delicious. Pretty straight forward and easy recipe too.

    Get the Recipe @ internationalcuisine

    28. Japanese Beef Curry (or any meat of your choice)

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - Japanese curry.

    Curry… It’s more “Japanese” than you think. Yes, curry is so popular in Japan that it’s regarded as one of the top two national dishes, along with ramen. This Japanese Beef Curry has a milder and sweeter flavor than the curries of India and the Caribbean, but it’s equally packed with flavor.

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    29. Chinese Lemon Fish

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - lemon fish.

    Look at this huge bowl of Chinese Lemon fish. Chunky marinated fish fried and then drizzled all over with one amazing tasty lemon sauce. All you need in the end is some sesame seeds and scallion sprinklings.

    Get the Recipe @ marionskitchen

    Asian Soups

    30. Korean Style Ground Pork Soup

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - Korean ground pork soup.

    This Korean inspired soup is a new favorite. Perfectly seasoned ground pork, twirly noodles, bok choy and soft boiled eggs in a delectable coconut based broth. Slurp!

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    31. Vietnamese Pho

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - pho.

    Pho – the famous soup comes from Vietnam. A good pho all comes down to good broth, something which is light yet full of flavor. 

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    32. Malaysian Curry Laksa (Laksa Lemak)

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - laksa.

    Laksa – the iconic Malaysian spicy coconut noodle soup! An incredibly rich, fragrant, complex flavored broth loaded with all the essential classic Laksa toppings.

    Get the Recipe @ marionskitchen

    33. Comfy Cozy Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - Taiwanese beef noodle soup.

    Cozy Taiwanese beef noodle soup has been slow simmered with tons of aromatics to let all those flavors really develop. Put a large pot on this weekend and enjoy the comfiest soup for dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ littlespicejar

    34. Wonton Soup

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - wonton soup.

    Classic Chinese restaurant style wonton soup features pork and shrimp wontons served in a hearty chicken broth. Even though making wontons from scratch seems intimidating, it’s surprisingly pretty easy once you try it out.

    Get the Recipe @ omnivorescookbook

    35. Tom Yum Soup

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - Tom yum soup.

    Tom Yum Soup is the most popular soup in Thailand – for a reason.  It’s bold yet light, tart, salty and citrusy, bursting with layer upon layer of flavor from the lemongrass, garlic, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice, and fish sauce along with tender juicy shrimp and mushrooms. 

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    36. 30 Minute Spicy Miso Chicken Katsu Ramen

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - ramen.

    This quick and easy 30 Minute Spicy Miso Chicken Katsu Ramen is for those nights when you’re craving your favorite bowl of Ramen, but need it fast and made at home. All cooked in one pot, using healthy, pantry staple ingredients.

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    Asian Noodles

    37. Dan Dan Noodles (Spicy Sichuan Noodles)

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - dan dan noodles.

    A Dan Dan Noodles recipe that’s tried, true, and authentic. With this recipe, you can try out this spicy, numbing Sichuan classic at home!

    Get the Recipe @ redhousespice

    38. Quick Asian Beef Ramen Noodles

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - beef ramen noodles.

    Caramelized beef, a tangle of noodles, and a sweet savory 4 ingredient sauce, these Asian Beef Ramen Noodles are totally slurp-worthy! Get your chopsticks ready…

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    39. Hoisin Chicken Udon Noodles

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - chicken udon noodles.

    Hoisin Chicken Udon Noodles – a delicious sweet yet, a bit spicy, plate of steaming hot noodles with chicken and mushrooms. All in under 30 minutes. Who will try this one ?

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    40. Chinese Chili Chicken Stir Fry

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - chili chicken stir fry.

    This Chili Chicken stir fry is easy to prepare and bursting with flavor. It’s perfect for busy weeknight dinners!

    Get the Recipe @ nospoonnecessary

    Asian Sides

    41. Mayak Eggs (Korean Marinated Eggs)

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - mayak eggs.

    These Mayak Eggs are a big hit in Korea. Now you can discover these amazingly addictive little morsels! All it takes is a night of marination in seasoned soy sauce.

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    42. Chinese Inspired Smashed Cucumber Salad

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - smashed cucumber salad.

    Smashed Cucumber Salad – a classic Asian salad recipe. It has little bruised chunks of crisp cucumber and a savory toasted sesame dressing, this salad is flavorful, refreshing and so simple to throw together.

    Get the Recipe @ zestfulkitchen

    43. Tomato Cucumber Raita

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - tomato cucumber raita.

    This traditional Indian dip will cool your palette when you are eating those spicy tikkas and curries. Then again, you just might like it so much that you make it your go-to summer cool-down dish.

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    44. Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - Thai slaw.

    This Asian Slaw recipe is packed with crisp veggies and fresh cilantro and is tossed in a creamy Thai peanut dressing. This is the perfect side dish for grilled chicken or shrimp, and it’s so easy to make! 

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    45. Easy Lo Mein

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - lo mein.

    This Lo Mein is loaded with veggies and can happen in only 15 minutes. It’s so much quicker, tastier and healthier than take-out!

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    Asian Desserts

    46. Banana Fritters

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - banana fritters.

    Fried bananas are a popular dessert and snack food in Thailand and throughout Southeast Asia. They are served along with coconut or vanilla ice cream… Sounds delicious!

    Get the Recipe @ marionskitchen

    47. Mango Kulfi

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - mango kulfi.

    A quick and easy no-cook Mango Kulfi recipe to satisfy all your mango and ice cream cravings. Perfectly creamy and delicious!!

    Get the Recipe @ shwetainthekitchen

    Asian Sauces & Pastes

    48. Homemade Schezwan Sauce (Szechuan)

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - Szechuan sauce.

    This one is HOT. Homemade Schezwan sauce (Szechuan) is an extremely spicy but extremely tasty sauce that you should be making at home right away. Gives the zing to spring rolls and soups.

    Get the Recipe @ currytrail

    49. Quick Homemade Gochujang (Korean Chili Paste)

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - gochujang.

    Korea’s favorite chili paste that goes in everything and anything. Learn how to make your own gochujang at home in less than 10 minutes. No fermentation needed!

    Get the Recipe @ pickledplum

    50. Easy Thai Green Curry Paste

    A delicious easy Thai green curry paste that takes just 10 minutes to make, perfect for batch making and freezing into portions! This is your base for unlimited delicious Thai green curries. So worth making it if you don’t have access to store brand curry pastes.

    The 5 BEST Asian Recipes - Thai green curry paste.

    Get the Recipe @ alphafoodie

    When it comes to Asian recipes, there are so many to choose from and these are just the tip of the iceberg. Maybe in future we will have a second edition of these wonderful flavors. Until then, keep on trying all the above mentioned dishes whenever you crave Asian in your home. Pin or bookmark this post so all these wonderful recipes are just click away. Have fun woking…

    50 BEST Asian Recipes.

    The 50 BEST Asian Foods (Better than Takeout)

    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes

    This collection of quick and easy Asian Recipes will have you skipping the take out and reaching for your wok! Who knew making such exotic flavors was so simple? Try this easy stir fry sauce to get the flavors started!


    • 1/2 cup soy sauce
    • 1/2 cup chicken broth
    • 1 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon ginger, finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
    • 1/2 tsp sesame oil


    1. Whisk together all ingredients in a small pan.
    2. Heat sauce on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened.


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