Asian Cuisine and Recipes

Lao Cuisine and Recipes

Lao Cuisine

Lao cuisine is the cuisine of Laos, which is distinct from other Southeast Asian cuisines. The Lao originally came from the north in a region that became China, but moved southward and brought with them their Lao traditions. Read More
Yam Som-O – Spicy Pomelo Salad

Yam Som-O – Spicy Pomelo Salad

Thai Pomelo Salad is a mélange of very traditional ingredients with innovative and clean flavours. It is typically served during the warm months. If you have a very well stocked Thai pantry, you can easily whip up this dish at a moment's notice.Read More
Peranakan Cuisine

Peranakan Cuisine

Nonya cooking is the result of blending Chinese ingredients and wok cooking techniques with spices used by the Malay/Indonesian community. The food is tangy, aromatic, spicy and herbal.Read More
Sri Lankan Cuisine

Sri Lankan Cuisine

Sri Lankan cuisine is one of the most complex cuisines of South Asia. Due to its proximity to South India, the cuisine of Sri Lanka shows some influence, yet is in many ways quite distinct. As a major trade hub, it draws influence from colonial powers that were involved in Sri Lanka and by foreign traders. Read More
Sri Lankan Lunu Miris

Chilli Sambal – Sri Lankan Lunu Miris

The name "lunu miris" can be literally translated as "salt chilli", and as the name indicates, dried red chilli is the main ingredient for this sambol. In addition to that onions, crumbled Maldive fish, salt, and lime juice are grounded together to get the spicy and exotic flavour. This traditional dish is taken with many kinds of food from rice to home-made bread.Read More
Cambodian Cuisine

Cambodian Cuisine

Cambodian cuisine draws from the great civilisations of China and India and is also influenced by neighbouring Vietnam and Thailand. There are also traces of French inspiration from the time when Cambodia was part of French Indochina. Baguette or the long French bread, for instance, has come to be Cambodia’s national bread and it is common to find sandwiches made from baguette in Cambodia.Read More
East Asian Cuisine

East Asian Cuisine

The countries of eastern Asia have a culinary tradition that stretches back over thousands of years. Rice was first cultivated in China in Neolithic times and still forms the foundation of most East Asian cuisines. Rice and wheat noodles are also popular. Read More
Indonesian Cuisine

Indonesian Cuisine

Some popular dishes that originated in Indonesia are now common across much of Southeast Asia. Indonesian dishes such as satay, beef rendang, and sambal are also favoured in Malaysia and Singapore. Soy-based dishes, such as variations of tofu (tahu) and tempe, are also very popular. Read More
Thai Curries

Thai Curries

Thai curry refers to dishes in Thai cuisine that are made with various types of curry paste; the term can also refer to the pastes themselves. A Thai curry dish is made from curry paste, coconut milk or water, meat, seafood, vegetables or fruit, and herbs. Curries in Thailand mainly differ from the curries in Indian cuisine and other South Asian cuisines in their use of fresh ingredients such as herbs and aromatic leaves over a mix of spices.Read More
About Asian Soups

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.Read More