Tour of Asia

No need to grab the passports, pack the suitcases, or stand in long airport lines to savor the flavors of Asia. Simple recipes, great ingredients, and a bit of confidence are all that's needed to create traditional Asian dishes in your kitchen.

  • Fried Rice

    Fried Rice

    Transform leftover rice, vegetables, and meat into a top-rated rice entreé in less than 20 minutes. For a fun twist and ultimate kid-appeal, serve the rice in authentic take-out boxes. You can buy them at local craft stores, or ask your neighborhood restaurant for a few extra the next time you're there. Recipe: Fried Rice
  • Shanghai Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce

    Shanghai Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce

    Crispy party rolls don't keep you slaving away in the kitchen while guests have all the fun. Make rolls before guests arrive, and keep them warm in the oven until it's time to serve. Make the sweet 'n' spicy sauce the night before, and be sure to have extra–readers claim it's gobbled up in a flash. Recipe: Shanghai Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Hand-Hacked Pot Stickers

    Hand-Hacked Pot Stickers

    Shallow-fried dumplings are popular during the Chinese New Year, but these festive dinner pockets are great for main dishes or fun sides all year long.The rich filling of pork, shrimp, vegetables, ginger, and soy sauce sealed in thin dough-wrappers is light and healthy. Recipe: Hand-Hacked Pot Stickers
  • Hot and Sour Soup

    Hot and Sour Soup

    Vegetable-filled, flavor-packed vegetarian soup provides warmth on a cool night. The heat from the black pepper, cilantro and chili oil is delicately balanced with ginger, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Serve with a side of wonton crackers. Recipe: Hot and Sour Soup
  • Sichuan-Style Stir-Fried Chicken with Peanuts

    Sichuan-Style Stir-Fried Chicken with Peanuts

    Move over take-out menu, this homemade version of a traditional Chinese dish tantalizes taste buds with a burst of sweet, salty, sour, and hot flavors in every bite. Recipe: Sichuan-Style Stir-Fried Chicken with Peanuts
  • Shang Kimchi (Summer, or Raw, Kimchi)

    Shang Kimchi (Summer, or Raw, Kimchi)

    Pickled-cabbage graces Korean dinner tables at almost every meal. The pungent fermented flavor gets a kick of spice from Thai chili paste. Not only is the side dish packed with nutrients, but it also boasts a mere 19 calories per serving. Serve as an accompaniment to rice, soup, or lean meat. Recipe: Shang Kimchi (Summer, or Raw, Kimchi)
  • Vietnamese Beef-Noodle Bowl Recipe

    Vietnamese Beef-Noodle Bowl Recipe

    Pho, a popular Vietnamese beef-flavored noodle soup, combines star anise, ginger, rice noodles, beef, ginger, cilantro, and basil to produce a sweet, sour, salty, and hot dish. Serve fresh lime, chili sauce, hoison sauce, basil, and bean sprouts on the side so your guests can customize the flavor of their bowls. Recipe: Vietnamese Beef-Noodle Bowl Recipe
  • Sushi-Rice Salad

    Sushi-Rice Salad

    No need to roll-up your sleeves or pull out the rolling mat to have a sushi night. The recipe outlines details to create a flavor-packed salad, but gives you freedom to add your favorite fish. We recommend adding seared ahi tuna, miso-glazed salmon, or teriyaki shrimp. Recipe: Sushi-Rice Salad
  • Chinese Almond Cookies

    Chinese Almond Cookies

    With a buttery shortbread-like texture, these almond-flavored cookies are guaranteed to be family favorites. Let kids help by "painting" glaze on the dough and putting almond "eyes" in the cookie's center. Recipe: Chinese Almond Cookies
  • Green Tea Ice-Cream

    Green Tea Ice-Cream

    Historically, Asians have coveted the healing powers of green tea for centuries. Researches link this antioxidant-rich tea to longer lives and healthier hearts. Green Tea Ice-Cream may sound like a stretch, but even non-tea-drinking-readers raved about the dessert's sweet taste and soft texture. Recipe: Green Tea Ice-Cream

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