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29 Asian and Asian-Fusion Recipes to Try


Growing up in the fantastically diverse U.S. as a first-generation child to parents who immigrated from Taiwan and China, my diet was essentially—without exaggeration—100 percent Asian food. It’s what my parents knew, what they loved, and what mentally brought them home, despite being physically more than 6,500 miles overseas. And when my siblings and I weren’t feasting on homemade egg rolls, dumplings, and the like at our abode (all made from scratch by the masterful hand of our parents), we mostly ventured to restaurants serving up other types of Asian food (so, not far from my parents’ culinary comfort zone).

Fast forward years later and, without a doubt, I’ve had more than my fair share of Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Singaporean, Japanese, Korean, Indian, and Thai food, plus many more dishes from throughout Asia. And as much as I adore a good hamburger, slice of pizza, order of eggs benedict, or heaping bowl of pasta (and I mean love), there’s nothing that quite satisfies me the way Asian cuisine does. It just tastes like home.

The following are 29 recipes of my favorite traditional and fusion-style Asian dishes I crave, order, cook, and eat time and time again. No matter your ethnicity, once one of these recipes makes a regular appearance in your own kitchen, perhaps it will start to taste like home, too.

1. Dan Dan Noodles

Source: The Woks of Life

2. Singaporean Crab Legs

Source: Saveur

3. Garlic Bok Choy

Source: The Wheatless Kitchen

4. Pork Banh Mi Sandwich

Source: Rasa Malaysia

5. Shrimp and Pork Shumai

Source: Kevin Is Cooking

6. Pineapple Cashew Rice

Source: Carlsbad Cravings

7. Healthy Lettuce Wraps

Source: Apple of My Eye

8. Shoyu Cabbage Soup

Source: Bon Appetit

9. Indian Vegetable Curry

Source: Layers of Happiness

10. Honey Garlic Spare Ribs

Source: Naked Cuisine

11. Steamed BBQ Pork Buns

Source: Curious Nut

12. Hainanese Chicken

Source: Nom Recipes

13. Vietnamese Vermicelli Noodles

Source: Sprig and Flours

14. Chinese Beef Rolls

Source: Goodies a Volonte

15. Kimchi Soondubu Jjigae

Source: See and Savour

16. Spam and Egg Onigirazu

Source: I Am a Food Blog

17. Tonkatsu Pork

Source: Kitchen Sanctuary

18. Wonton Soup

Source: Damn Delicious

19. Cucumber Salad

Source: Will Cook for Friends

20. Hot and Sour Soup

Source: Closet Cooking

21. Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings

Source: Jo Cooks

22. Spicy Pork Belly Hand Rolls

Source: Spoon Fork Bacon

23. Fried Whole Snapper

Source: Ang Sarap

24. Spicy Tofu Ramen

Source: Pinch of Yum

25. Beef Pho

Source: Minced Blog

26. Vegan Samosa Potato Cakes

Source: Minimalist Baker

27. Chicken and Coconut Thai Soup

Source: Foodie Crush

28. Sticky Red Bean Rice Cake

Source: Omnivores Cookbook

29. Chinese Egg Tarts

Source: The Woks of Life

Do you enjoy Asian-style cuisine, whether at restaurants or at home? What are your go-to dishes? Let us know in the comments!