Explore our "5 to Try" series to expand your recipe repetoire and sample the world's favorite flavors, from French to Korean.
March 12, 2010
1 of 9Randy Mayor
Chinese Chinese takeout is probably the ultimate ethnic comfort food, but ordering in can cost you big bucks and unnecessary calories. From sweet and sour shrimp to egg rolls, we've hand-picked the best of the best when it comes to preparing Chinese food in the comfort of your own kitchen.
2 of 9Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
Thai Don't let cooking Thai cuisine intimidate you. You can whip up your favorite dishes yourself, from classic pad thai to coconut soup.
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Italian Savor traditional Italian flavors like piping hot marinara sauce, melted mozzarella cheese, and loads of garlic in these tried-and-true dinnertime favorites.
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Mexican Gorditas, chilaquiles, tostadas, and more–Mexican night doesn't have to be limited to just tacos and quesadillas. Expand your south-of-the-border horizons with these five fresh Mexican dishes.
5 of 9James Carrier
Indian Not all Indian cuisine is hot and spicy. Flavors vary from region to region, so it's easy to find something for everyone. We've featured five must-try dishes, including tandoori kebabs, saag paneer, and raita.
6 of 9Photo: Jim Franco
French French cooking is characterized by rich flavors and elegant presentation. From a quick-and-easy version of coq au vin to a fruity galette dessert, these five French favorites will leave you saying "ooh la la!"
7 of 9Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Korean Bulgogi, bibimbop, shang kimchi–Korean food is almost as fun to talk about as it is to eat! Stretch your culinary skills by learning to prepare these classic Korean dishes at home.
8 of 9Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
Vietnamese Vietnamese restaurant menus traditionally feature noodle bowls, hearty soups, and summer rolls. Serve up your own version of these five favorite recipes at home for a true flavor explosion.
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Irish Traditional Irish foods like corned beef and cabbage and potato soup are incredibly popular around St. Patrick's Day, but these humble comfort foods are delicious any day of the year.
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