Here at the end of the Asian part of our Foodie’s Wanderlust Adventure, we wanted to make a quick pause to highlight our favourite Asian inspired dishes. They are all either easy to make, super delicious or both. These are the recipes that will definitely be cooked many times in our kitchen, explored further to see how they taste with different ingredients and shared constantly with friends.
So excited to be already here. Only 14 more countries to eat-xplore. It’s been a fabulous journey, full of deliciousness, burned food, incredible recipes, smoke, explosions, good and bad photographs, lots of boiling and lots of troubles. And we’ve enjoyed every single bit of it, the good, the bad and the better. So here’s a list of the betters of Asia. Hope you enjoy and be inspired by them.
1. Agedashi Tofu and how can simple be bold
The essence of Japanese Cuisine compressed into a single small dish. Simple but dauntingly appetizing Agedashi Tofu. So easy to make, and so delicious!
2. Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai
Part of the “Touching with the Heart” (Dim Sum) extensive selections. Pork and shrimp Siu mai, a cup (or many cups) of green tea, at a table surrounded by friends… Soft, juicy, savoury and terribly exquisite.
3. Thai Shrimp Green Curry
Now this is beauty on a dish. Thai Shrimp Green Curry, succulently intense and spicy hot, with a creamy coconut sauce and a silky texture. Yum yum!
4. Som Tam is So Yum!
Som Tam is summery, fresh, tart and juicy green papaya salad. Probably the most famous salad of Thailand, taste it and you’ll see why.
5. Outstandingly Refreshing Tom Kha Gai
With it’s refreshing velvety texture and a complex coconut, ginger and lime flavor; few meals are better than Tom Kha Gai to beat this Summer’s heat.
6. Happy go Lucky Pani Puri
Behold Pani Puri, a typical Indian street food. Simple semolina fritters and an outstanding tangy, spicy and sweet sauce that is to die for.
7. Butter Chicken… I can’t even.
Butter Chicken is just like the name implies, buttery, creamy, succulent, and rich. Soaked in a spicy tomato and cream sauce. OMG!
8. Afghan Naan… Be warned, it’s addictive!
Soft, spongy, delicious Naan. Enhanced with garlic kneaded into the dough, brushed with ghee and sprinkled with black cumin seeds. Addictive!
9. Gulab Jamun or Spectacular Milk Balls in Scented Syrup
One of India’s favourite desserts, Gulab Jamun. Soft Milk Curdle Balls soaked in a fragrant orange blossom, cardamom and pistachio syrup.
Jalebi is one of those simple pleasures of life. These cutely shaped, saffron coloured sweets are loved by many, from Nepal to the Middle East.
11. Tamagoyaki, Japan’s favorite egg dish
12. Mee Goreng. Easy Indonesian Fried Noodles
Super easy, bold in flavor Indonesian Shrimp and Chicken Mee Goreng. Made with instant Ramen noodles (flavoring package tossed) to further simplify this delicious Indonesian classic.
13. Lumpia Cravings, Lumpia Love
Super moist, savoury and sweet inside. Perfectly crackly outer shell. A tasty treat perfect for the center table of any party. Lumpia, the most loved Filipino appetizer.
14. Bok Choy in Simple Garlic Sauce
A true Chinese meal is never complete without a sizeable amount of fresh veggies. This Bok Choy in a ridiculously simple Garlic Sauce will do the trick.