Asian Cuisine and Recipes

Asian cuisine styles can be broken down into several tiny regional styles that have rooted the peoples and cultures of those regions. The major types can be roughly defined as East Asian with its origins in Imperial China and now encompassing modern Japan and the Korean peninsula; Southeast Asian which encompasses Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Viet Nam, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines; South Asian states that are made up of India, Burma, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan as well as several other countries in this region of the continent; Central Asian and Middle Eastern.

Aam Ka Achar – Mango Pickle

Learn how to make Aam ka Achaar using our easy to make homemade mango pickle recipe. Aam ka Achaar tastes great with both rice as well as Parathas, and there are countless versions of mango pickle in India with each region having its own host of recipes. This one is from the Northern state of Uttar Pradesh and is often eaten with stuffed parathas (Indian bread) and yoghurt.

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Aam Papad – Mango Fruit Leather

Aam Papad is a fruit leather made out of mango pulp mixed with concentrated sugar solution and sun dried. It is a part of the South Indian and North Indian cuisine and is available is numerous varieties all over North India.

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Aburi Maguro – Japanese Seared Tuna Salad

This delicious Japanese tuna salad is so fresh, healthy and clean-tasting. The recipe makes more dressing than you need but it can be stored in the refrigerator for use later.

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Acar – Acar Awak – Spicy Mixed Vegetable Pickle

Acar is a type of pickling made in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. It is made from different vegetables such as yardlong beans, carrots and cabbage which are pickled in vinegar and dried chillies. The vegetables are then tossed in ground peanuts.

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Akuri – Parsi Style Seasoned Scrambled Eggs

Akuri is a spicy scrambled egg dish eaten in Parsi cuisine of India. Akuri is cooked until almost runny; the eggs are never overcooked. The main flavouring is fried onions and the spices used are ginger, coriander, chopped chillies, and black pepper. Akuri is traditionally eaten with pav or double roti (types of Indian bread).

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Almond Cakes – Macau style

Almond cake is a type of Chinese pastry. In Macau, the snack has been one of the most popular specialty products. The biscuit is one of the most standard pastries in Canton, and can also be found in some Chinatown bakery shops overseas.

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Aloo Dum – Potato Curry

This is an exotic delicious main dish or it can be used as a side dish. Just the smell of Aloo Dum can make you hungry! To make this dish, potatoes are fried and then soaked in the spicy aromatic gravy. This is a perfect dish for any dinner party.

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Aloo Gobi – Potato and Cauliflower

Aloo gobi is a dry Indian, Nepali and Pakistani cuisine dish made with potatoes (aloo), cauliflower (gob(h)i) and Indian spices. It is yellowish in colour, due to the use of turmeric, and occasionally contains kalonji and curry leaves. Other common ingredients include garlic, ginger, onion, coriander stalks, tomato, peas, and cumin. A number of variations and similar dishes exist, but the name remains the same.

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Aloo Gosht – Beef and Potato Stew

This is classic winter comfort food – it’s easy to throw together and will make the house smell wonderful as it simmers, and the warm spices make it a welcome alternative to an everyday beef stew. It’s not exactly a weeknight dish since it has to simmer for a bit, but a pot is great on Friday and it’s even better over the next couple days of the weekend. Feel free to throw in some extra veggies like carrots or chopped spinach!

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Aloo Gosht – Lamb and Potato Stew

Aloo gosht (Urdu: آلو گوشت‎) is a meat curry in Pakistani and North Indian cuisine. It consists of potatoes (aloo) cooked with meat (gosht), usually lamb or mutton, in a stew-like shorba gravy. The dish can be served and eaten with plain rice or with bread such as roti, paratha or naan.

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Aloo Paratha – Potato Stuffed Paratha

Parathas are whole-wheat Indian flatbread. Parathas can be made plain or stuffed with many different fillings. This recipe uses the most popular filling – Potatoes. Aloo Parathas are perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.

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Aloo Posto – Bengali Potatoes with Poppy Seeds

Potatoes sauteed in a thick coating of poppy seeds is a signature dish from Bengali cuisine.

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Aloo Tikki – Potato Cutlet

Aloo Tikki is a common snack in northern parts of India. When being served with chana masala, it’s a complete meal in itself where as with tomato sauce,it can be a delicious snack! Aloo tikki is spiced potato mash, fried and then served hot. So, to prepare the spice mix, which invariably decides the flavour and taste of tikki, you may have to personalise it to your taste.

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Amanattō – Japanese Candied Beans

Amanattō is a Japanese traditional confectionery that is made of azuki or other beans, covered with refined sugar after simmering with sugar syrup and drying.

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Amok Trei – Coconut Fish Curry Parcels

The mousseline fish curry steamed in a banana leaf container is one of the few Cambodian foods that consistently strikes a chord with foreigners from everywhere.

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Amrakhand – Mango Shrikhand

A popular variation of shrikhand is Amrakhand which is shrikhand blended with mango pulp. This exotic dessert is very simple to prepare.

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Anmitsu

Anmitsu is a Japanese dessert that has been popular for many decades. It is made of small cubes of agar jelly, a white translucent jelly made from red algae or seaweed. The agar is dissolved with water (or fruit juice such as apple juice) to make the jelly. It is served in a bowl with sweet azuki bean paste or anko (the an part of anmitsu), boiled peas, often gyūhi and a variety of fruits such as peach slices, mikan, pieces of pineapples, and cherries.

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Anpan – Japanese Sweet Roll

Anpan (あんパン ) is a Japanese sweet roll most commonly filled with red bean paste. Anpan can also be prepared with other fillings, including white beans (shiro-an), sesame (goma-an) and chestnut (kuri-an).

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Apam Balik – Malaysian Peanut Pancakes

Apam balik is a type of pancake from Malaysia. Apam Balik is usually sold at specialist roadside stalls throughout Malaysia. This version is for the original recipe which is quite a thick batter. Make your own adjustments to the recipe ingredients, including the fillings as you go.

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Asian Soups

Asian soups are soups traditionally prepared and consumed in the cultures of Asia. Such soups are usually based solely on broths and lacking in dairy products such as milk or cream. Thickening for the soups usually consists of refined starches from corn or sweet potatoes.

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