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Do you like Asian Cuisine? Here Are Four Amazing Asian Recipes You Must Try!

Mariam Youssef - Nov 2021

Asian food isn’t only limited to sushi and sweet and sour chicken; there is a lot more to discover. Asian cuisine has a countless variety of options that can please everyone. Have you ever wondered how the food in the Japanese anime or Korean series tastes like? Here’s a glimpse of what Asian food is like, so read on for finger-licking good recipes.

Spicy Orange Chicken (Chinese)


1 cup orange juice

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup rice vinegar

2 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp light soy sauce

1 tbsp grated ginger

1 tsp crushed hot pepper flakes

1 kilo boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into cubes

A handful of green onions (separate white and green parts)

1 jalapeno pepper cut into rings

1 red bell pepper

½ cup of peas

4 minced garlic cloves

2 tbsp of orange zest

A handful of fresh cilantro for garnish


-In a large bowl, combine orange juice, rice vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, fish sauce, and crushed red pepper flakes and whisk.

-Put the chicken into the bowl and mix well to coat evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit in the refrigerator for an hour.

-Drain the chicken and reserve the marinade for later.

-In a large skillet, cook the chicken on high heat without oil and remove excess liquid. Cook for 6-7 minutes until chicken caramelizes.

-Add the white green onions, garlic, and orange zest to the chicken and stir for 2-3 minutes.

-Pour half of the marinade in the skillet and let it simmer for 4 minutes until thickened.

-Add the jalapeno, peas, and bell pepper and cook for two minutes.

-Add the rest of the green onion and stir for one minute.

-Remove from heat and add cilantro leaves. Enjoy!

Cream Cheese and Crab Sushi Rolls (Japanese)


1 cup of white rice

2 cups of water

2 tbsp rice vinegar

1 tsp salt

2 nori seaweed sheets

1 cucumber, peeled and sliced lengthwise

2 crab sticks

85g cream cheese (half package)

1 tsp sliced ginger


-Boil the rice for 20-25 minutes then add rice vinegar and salt and let it cool.

-On a seaweed sheet, spread the rice with damp fingers leaving a 2-centimeter gap. Add two cucumber slices, 1 crab stick, and cream cheese in a straight line. Roll the sushi carefully towards the gap and secure it with a touch of water.

-Use a sharp wet knife to cut the roll into 5-6 pieces. Serve with ginger slices.

Korean Bulgogi Bowl


½ kilo lean ground beef

1 tbsp sesame oil

¼ brown sugar

¼ cup light soy sauce

¼ cup water

½ grated pear

5-6 minced garlic cloves

1 ginger slice, diced

1 tsp red pepper flakes

½ tsp black pepper

1 cup cooked rice

1 small chopped lettuce head

1 diced cucumber

1 red bell pepper and sesame seeds to taste (optional)


-Cook the beef in a heated skillet over medium-high heat. Wait until it’s brown then drain the excess grease.

-Blend the brown sugar, water, soy sauce, pear, ginger, garlic, black pepper, and red pepper flakes in a food mixer. The mixture should be chunky. Pour into the skillet and stir it with the beef for 7-9 minutes over medium heat.

-Place the cooked rice in a bowl and add the beef mixture on top. Add lettuce, cucumber, sesame seeds, and bell pepper for an extra yummy flavor.

Gulab Jamun (Indian Dessert)


2 cups water

2 cups white sugar

½ tsp ground cardamom

2 drops of rose water

1 pinch saffron (optional)

½ cup milk powder

2 tbsp all-purpose flour

¼ tsp baking soda

1 tbsp unsalted butter

2 tbsp plain yogurt

2 cups vegetable oil


-In a saucepan, add water, sugar, rose water, cardamom, and saffron and bring the mixture to a boil. Simmer on low heat until a syrup is formed for 5 to 10 minutes.

-In a bowl, mix milk powder, flour, and baking soda. Add the butter and yogurt slowly until the dough is formed. Let Gulab dough sit for 5 minutes. Shape into small balls.

-In a large saucepan, heat oil to 175 degrees C. Drop a small piece of dough to test the oil. Know that the oil is ready when the dough sits at the bottom of the pan for 1 minute before coming to the surface.

-Fry Gulab balls and stir carefully until dark golden brown on all sides for about 2 minutes. place on a paper towel on a plate.

-Heat the syrup again and drop in fried Gulab. Turn off the heat, cover, and let them soak in the syrup for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

These dishes are game-changers that will make you fall in love with Asian cuisine. All the ingredients can be found in big supermarkets, so have fun shopping.

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