Asian-Inspired Dinners

Bring the bright flavors of China, Korea, India, and Vietnam to your table with these easy recipes.

See the RecipeChristopher Hirsheimer

Chinese Steamed Fish with Scallions

Chunyi Zhou, a cooking-school instructor in Beijing (see Cultural Evolution) shared this recipe with SAVEUR editor Georgia Freedman during her recent trip to China. See the recipe for Chinese Steamed Fish with Scallions »Josh Wand
See the RecipeAriana Lindquist
Kimchi Pancakes

Kimchi Pancakes

These savory pancakes are flavored with ground pork and chopped kimchi. This recipe makes about 25 small pancakes; you can also cook large ones that fit the bottom of the skillet and slice them into wedges.André Baranowski
Shrimp Ravioli with Spinach and Ginger

Shrimp Ravioli with Spinach and Ginger

Store-bought wonton wrappers are perfect for making filled pastas like these light, shrimp-filled ravioli. Get the recipe for Shrimp Ravioli with Spinach and Ginger »Andre Baranowski
Noodles with Fried Scallions Crunchy, flash-fried scallions top this Taiwanese dish, an excellent version of which is served at Liang's Kitchen in San Gabriel, California. See this RecipeAndre Baranowski
Korean Fried Chicken

Korean Fried Chicken

Double-frying chicken wings gives them a delicate, crackly crust that is the hallmark of this popular Korean specialty, made famous in this country at the Los Angeles restaurant Kyochon.André Baranowski
Crispy Duck with Udon Noodles

Crispy Duck with Udon Noodles

Browning the duck, braising it, and then re-frying the pieces makes for super crispy skin and tender meat, perfectly complemented by a flavorful chile, ginger, and sugar-spiked sauce. Get the recipe for Crispy Duck with Udon Noodles »Landon Nordeman
Pakistani Lamb Biryani

Pakistani Lamb Biryani

A variety of spices flavor this traditional Pakistani rice dish.Todd Coleman
Garlic Chives with Pork (Cang Ying Tou)

Garlic Chives with Pork (Cang Ying Tou)

For this quick, boldly flavored dish, known as "fly's head", look for garlic chives whose buds are still intact.André Baranowski
See the RecipeChristie Johnston
Steamed Fish with Ginger and Scallions (Ging Zheng Yu)

Steamed Fish with Ginger and Scallions (Ging Zheng Yu)

You can use a bamboo steamer instead of a wok or skillet to steam the fish for this simple Taiwanese favorite. For a Chinese New Year tradition, save some of the fish for the next day to represent an abundant year.Christie Johnston

Everyday Fried Noodles (Tian Tian Chao Mian)

The silken noodles in this northern Chinese stir-fry are a perfect foil for crunchy fresh vegetables; a little ground pork gives the dish a savory depth.Todd Coleman

Momofuku Ginger Scallion Noodles

In Japan, China, and many other Asian countries, tradition calls for eating long noodles, which signify longevity, on New Year's Day. This ginger scallion sauce from NYC restaurant Momofuku is the perfect bright and spicy condiment for a bowl of lucky noodles. See the recipe for Momofuku Ginger Scallion Noodles »Gabriele Stabile
Spicy Yuba Stir-Fry with Edamame

Spicy Yuba Stir-Fry with Edamame

Stir-frying yuba crisps its edges, intensifying its flavor and texture.Todd Coleman

Jiyou Jun Chao Ji

CHINA The chicken in this stir-fry is coated in a mixture of egg white and cornstarch before cooking--a technique called velveting (see Smooth Move)--to preserve its succulence. See the recipe for Jiyou Jun Chao Ji »Todd Coleman

Zhurou Chao Mogu

This recipe combines tender pork with crisp peppers and succulent shiitake mushrooms in a satisfying stir-fry. See the recipe for Zhurou Chao Mogu» Back to Season of Plenty: Yunnan's Foraged Mushrooms »Ariana Lindquist

Char Kuey Teow (Stir-Fried Rice Noodles)

Shrimp, Chinese sausage, chiles, and chives bring intense flavor to these wok-fried noodles, a popular Malay street food. See the recipe for Char Kuey Teow (Stir-Fried Rice Noodles) »Todd Coleman
Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir Fry (Mugua Ji)

Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir Fry (Mugua Ji)

Traditionally, this saucy stir-fry gets its sweet-tart flavor from mugua, or flowering quince. Green papaya is a good substitute.Ariana Lindquist
Homestyle Tomato Beef Stir-fry

Homestyle Tomato Beef Stir-fry

Fresh basil garnishes this classic Shanghainese stir-fry with flank steak, soy sauce, and plum tomatoes.Todd Coleman
Korean Noodles with Beef and Vegetables (Chap Chae)

Korean Noodles with Beef and Vegetables (Chap Chae)

Slippery sweet potato noodles turned golden from the cooking juices and soy sauce, crunchy vegetables, and tender beef make for a satisfying dish.Penny De Los Santos

Sesame Noodles

Sesame Noodles
A garnish of chopped peanuts and slivered cucumber and carrot add crunch to the silky, savory Chinese-American noodle dish.Maxime Iattoni
Sichuan Pork Wontons (Chao Shou)

Sichuan Pork Wontons (Chao Shou)

The recipe for these tasty pork wontons is from noodle shop owner Ma Yingjun.Ariana Lindquist
Sichuan Noodle and Pork Shoulder Soup (Yu Xiang Pai Gu Mian)

Sichuan Noodle and Pork Shoulder Soup (Yu Xiang Pai Gu Mian)

Chengdu noodle shop owner Ma Yingjun shared his recipe for this dish of stewed pork over noodles. See Matt Gross's article Flavors of Sichuan for information on hard-to-find ingredients.Ariana Lindquist
Triple-Cooked Spareribs with Chiles (Lu Rou)

Triple-Cooked Spareribs with Chiles (Lu Rou)

These lavishly spiced ribs have some serious heat and require an overnight marinade, so be sure to plan accordingly.Ariana Lindquist

Sichuan Tofu and Ground Beef in Red Chile Sauce (Mapo Tofu)

Sichuan Tofu and Ground Beef in Red Chile Sauce (Mapo Tofu)
This spicy braise, garnished with mouth-numbing Sichuan peppercorns, is one of the region's most well-known dishes.Ariana Lindquist
Sichuan Noodle and Pork Shoulder Soup (Yu Xiang Pai Gu Mian)

Sichuan Noodle and Pork Shoulder Soup (Yu Xiang Pai Gu Mian)

Chengdu noodle shop owner Ma Yingjun shared his recipe for this dish of stewed pork over noodles. See Matt Gross's article Flavors of Sichuan for information on hard-to-find ingredients.Ariana Lindquist