Don't overlook these delicious side dishes when planning a meal! You might be surprised to find that some of the most underrated Asian side dish recipes are the ones that pack a flavorful punch and could easily steal the show from the main course.
Japchae (Korean Glass Noodle Stir Fry)
Korean glass noodle stir fry (Japchae) is known for its deliciously chewy noodles which is tossed with veggies and a sesame sweet and savory soy sauce. Make a big batch because it will disappears fast!
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Kani Salad (Japanese Crab Salad)
A quick and easy 10-minute Japanese kani salad recipe made with shredded crab sticks, cucumbers, and a creamy sesame mayonnaise dressing.
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Pan Fried Honey Soy Brussels Sprouts
Quick and easy pan-fried brussel sprouts tossed in a sweet honey soy sauce glaze made on a stovetop! No need for ovens or a roasting pan for this one!
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If you love garlic, you should try this garlic noodle recipe which is made by stir-frying spaghettini with a garlic and black garlic sauce.
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Cumin Beef Fried Rice
A quick and easy beef fried rice recipe made with ground beef, eggs, leftover rice and seasoned with cumin that can be made as a side or a meal
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Korean Cucumber Salad (Oi Muchim)
This easy Korean cucumber salad (oi muchim) is great as a side dish especially when you want something quick, sweet, tangy, and refreshing.
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Thai Basil Turkey Fried Rice
This quick and easy aromatic, Thai Basil Turkey Fried Rice recipe is a mashup on the traditional Thai Basil Beef combined with Fried Rice! Perfect for an easy weeknight dinner and ready in just 30 minutes!
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Chinese Stir-Fried Cabbage with Ginger Soy
A simple quick and easy Chinese stir-fried cabbage side dish made by caramelizing cabbage on high heat to give it a bit of char but still retains a crisp texture and then tossed with a sweet ginger soy sauce.
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Yum Woon Sen (Thai Glass Noodle Salad)
A delicious and easy yum woon sen recipe (Thai glass noodle salad) made with glass noodles, garlic shrimp, fresh vegetables and tossed in a simple garlicky fish sauce dressing with perfectly balanced sweet, savory, and tart flavors.
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A quick & easy roasted okra recipe, charred on a grill or hot skillet and brushed with an umami glaze & sprinkled with a Xinjiang spice mix. This recipe can be made with a BBQ or a very hot cast iron skillet pan.
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Spicy Black Garlic Miso Couscous
This garlicky, sweet and nutty pearl couscous with a hint of spiciness is simple to make can be made in less than 15 minutes. Fantastic as a side to any meat dishes, on top of salads or on its own!
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Honey Miso Garlic Roasted Potatoes
A crispy garlic roasted potatoes recipe with a light honey miso garlic drizzle caramelized at the end to give it a layer of umami ness! Great as a side dish or snack!
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Crispy Garlic Couscous
An deliciously nutty and flavorful Israeli couscous recipe with a bit of a chew, generously topped with crispy garlic anchovy bread crumbs. Works great as a quick and easy side dish or a one bowl meal!
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Lemon Garlic Edamame
Easy and quick to make charred garlic edamame recipe loaded with natural umami and tossed with garlicky lemon butter. A healthy edamame snack that only takes 15 minutes to make!
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This rice dish made with vermicelli pasta (which you can substitute with angel hair pasta broken into small pieces) that is toasted in butter and added to white rice before it is steamed together. A buttery, salty and a fantastic way to switch up your usual plain white rice!
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Spicy Korean Carrots Salad
Crunchy and Spicy Korean Carrots Salad will win people over at potlucks, picnics, and as a unique side dish in any home. Made with fresh carrots, coriander, garlic, and oil, these Korean-style marinated carrots are easy, quick and always delicious! Ready in 20 minutes.
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Asian Broccoli Salad
A deliciously filling salad you can enjoy as a meal or a side dish!
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Korean Style Beet Salad
A roasted beet salad is prepared by cooking the beets and then marinating them in a few flavorful ingredients. This simple beet recipe is incredibly delicious, healthy, and perfect for any time of the year.
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The Best Chinese Coleslaw
This healthy twist on Chinese coleslaw will be your new favorite side dish. The tangy yet sweet dressing mixed with the crispy texture will make it disappear fast at any gathering.
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Shredded Potato Stir Fry
Shredded potato stir fry is a simple yet satisfying side dish that pairs well with lots of meals. The potatoes are cooked until crispy, then mixed with spicy chili peppers, powerful black vinegar, and a touch of sugar. Try out this recipe to enjoy potatoes in a new way!
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