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 »
Sizzling Rice Crepes
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.
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 Recipe Andre Baranowski
Chile Fried Fish (Ikan Sumbat)
In Malaysia, this pan-fried fish dish is typically made with stingray filets, but any six to ten-inch whole fish will do.
Marinated with the traditional Guam-style sauce finadene, a blend of cane vinegar, soy sauce, and aromatics, this succulent grilled chicken is served with annatto-tinged red rice at the cart PDX 671.
Thai Minced Pork Salad (Laab)
In northeast Thailand and Laos, laab is made of minced meat lightly poached in broth, then dressed with chiles, fresh herbs, and roasted rice powder.