A garnish of chopped peanuts and slivered cucumber and carrot add crunch to the silky, savory Chinese-American noodle dish. Get the recipe for Sesame Noodles ». Maxime Iattoni
You don’t have to fly hundreds of miles for the flavors of the far East; we’ve compiled over 20 of our favorite Asian dishes that you can prepare from the comfort of your own kitchen. From Vietnamese crepes to Malaysian fried fish, these inspiring meals will transport you from your backyard this summer—without the expensive plane fare.
This refreshing Vietnamese salad shows off the unique flavor of rau ram, an herb sometimes referred to as Vietnamese coriander or mint. You can make this salad just as easily substituting a combination of fresh cilantro and mint for the rau ram. See the recipe for Spicy Cabbage and Chicken Salad »
When making these crunchy, savory crepes, be sure to use rice flour milled from long-grain rice, as opposed to glutinous (sticky) rice flour. In Vietnam, these crepes are usually served with Nuoc Cham, a dipping sauce made with fish sauce and lime juice, and a garnish of fresh herbs.
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.