6 dishes and snacks that capture the Flavors of Asia
Do you want to explore the range and diversity of Asian cuisine in the comfort of your own home but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of some of the most popular Asian dishes and snacks you can start with!
1. Pad Thai
Pad thai, or phad thai, is the go-to Thai food for a lot of people. Did you know that this stir-fried rice noodle dish uses fresh ingredients and is easy to make? Watch this video to learn how to make Pad Thai (and Yaki Udon)!
2. Vietnamese Rice-Noodle Salad
Asian food doesn’t have to be hot. If you’re looking for a dish that’s perfect for a summer day, try making some Vietnamese Rice-Noodle Salad. The mix of rice noodles, crunchy vegetables, condiments and chicken makes for a light and refreshing meal. Check out a recipe here.
3. Chinese Beef or Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce
Black pepper sauce is a staple in Hong Kong households. It is used on beef, chicken, and even vegetables. There are lots of recipes online for you to try and it only takes 30 minutes to create a black pepper dish! Here’s one recipe that uses chicken and another that uses beef. due to the different kinds of dishes you can make with black pepper sauce, it’s a perfect addition for a big family dinner!
4. Tom Yum Soup
This hot and sour Thai soup has a number of ingredients, including lemongrass, fish sauce, and lots of chili! It’s distinctive taste, a mix of spicy, sour and salty, is what makes it so popular around the world.
5. Japanese snacks
Japan is the King of the Snack World with all its interesting and tasty treats! Check out Metro Supermarket’s wide selection of Japanese snacks, from everyone’s favorite Pocky sticks to Pejoy chocolate biscuits!
6. Fried Rice
Many Asian countries have their version of this staple: Japanese chahan, Korean bokkeum-bap, Hokkien fried rice, and nasi goreng, to name some. Historically though, we can trace this dish back to the Sui Dynasty in China. Whatever version you choose to make, you can add your favorite ingredients to make for a personalized lunch or dinner offering! You can even save your leftovers in storage boxes in the ref for some weekend comfort food.
Look for Metro Supermarket’s Flavors of Asia its best offering of Asian food. You can also check out The Metro Stores Cookware Sale from April 22 - May 15 to get items for as low as 50% off!
What are you waiting for? Start cooking up an Asian-flavored storm!