If you're excited to explore the world of Asian cuisine but feel a little unsure where to start, fear not, I got you covered! These easy beginner-friendly Asian recipes are flavorful, simple, easy, and have step-by-step instructions that will have you cooking up a storm in no time. Happy eats!
Teriyaki Chicken Yaki Udon (Stir-Fried Udon Noodles)
A quick and easy stir-fried teriyaki chicken yaki udon stir fry recipe, made with leftover chicken (you can use store-bought rotisserie chicken), vegetables, chewy udon noodles, and tossed with a sweet and sticky teriyaki sauce. Great for using up leftovers, or when you want a simple meal in less than 30 minutes!
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Honey Sriracha Chicken
A super easy, 6-ingredient, sweet and spicy honey sriracha chicken recipe that's sweetened with a sticky honey sriracha sauce! Grilling and oven-roasted instructions are included!
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Japanese Curry Udon
This cozy Curry Udon recipe is the perfect comfort food, featuring thick chewy udon noodles in a deliciously fragrant Japanese curry. It’s a quick and easy one-pot dish that’s perfect for busy weeknights when you’re craving something satisfying!
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Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry
This shrimp and broccoli stir fry recipe is a quick, healthy, and delicious alternative to your usual Chinese takeout. With its perfect blend of tender shrimp, crisp broccoli, and a savory sauce, it's a meal that's guaranteed to impress in under 30 minutes!
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Beef Yaki Udon Stir Fry
This beef yaki udon recipe features thick and chewy udon noodles, stir-fried with beef and veggies and then tossed in a sweet and savory curry sauce. It’s the perfect quick and easy noodle dish for busy weeknights and to use up leftovers!
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Easy Chinese Steamed Chicken
This Chinese Steamed Chicken recipe is a go-to for my family's weeknight dinners. From start to finish, it takes 30 minutes and it's a delicious, healthy, and easy meal option. The chicken is marinated with a delicious oyster sauce-based sauce and steamed with Chinese sausage (lap cheong) and shiitake mushrooms, making it a dish you'll want to enjoy with a big bowl of rice.
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Shrimp Fried Rice
Try this game-changing Shrimp Fried Rice recipe, that's loaded with tender garlicky shrimp, fluffy rice, and veggies, it's a better alternative to takeout and can be ready in 30 minutes.
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This rabokki recipe features instant ramen noodles and chewy rice cakes, all coated in the most delicious sweet and spicy sauce. It’s packed with flavor in each bite and is very easy to make at home.
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Garlic Chili Oil Noodles (10-Minute Recipe)
These Garlic Chili Oil Noodles are my go-to noodle dish when I’m craving something quick and easy! They’re the perfect comfort food and can be made in just 10 minutes! The classic flavors of garlic, soy sauce, and chili flakes combined with the chewy noodles is to die for!
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Chicken Fried Rice
This chicken fried rice recipe is a game-changer, combining tender chicken, peas and carrots, and leftover rice into a Chinese takeout dish that's bursting with flavor. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, this Chinese classic is a recipe you'll come back to time and again.
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Thai Peanut Noodles
These quick and easy Thai peanut noodles are incredibly creamy and flavorful and only take 10 minutes to make! They’re versatile enough to customize which makes them something you'll always want to make!
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Easy Egg Fried Rice (5 Ingredients)
This quick and easy Chinese egg fried rice features fluffy scrambled eggs that perfectly coat each grain of rice for the tastiest fried rice you’ve ever had! This recipe takes 15 minutes and only uses 5 ingredients, and the best part is if you want to make it a meal, you can just add ground beef, chicken or pork to it!
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Korean Glass Noodle Stir Fry (Japchae)
An easy authentic japchae noodle recipe (Korean glass noodles stir fry) made with perfectly chewy glass noodles, seasoned lightly with sweet and savory japchae sauce, toasted sesame oil, and a variety of vegetables, and made without boiling the noodles.
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Spam Fried Rice
This flavorful, easy spam fried rice recipe is incredibly delicious and simple to put together. It makes a wonderful quick one bowl cozy dinner when you're short on time.
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Beef and Onion Stir Fry
Beef and onion stir fry features incredibly tender strips of beef stir fried with onions in a delicious savory sauce that takes everything to the next level! It’s incredibly quick and easy, and my go-to recipe on weeknights. (pssst. Don't be intimidated by the long list of tips, it's actually an incredibly easy recipe!)
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Asian Chili Garlic Prawns with Snow Peas
A quick and easy 15-minute spicy garlic shrimp recipe made with shrimp, garlic, snow peas, and a sweet and spicy hoisin sauce.
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Grilled Thai Coconut Chicken Skewers
Don't be intimidated by this simple and delicious Thai chicken skewers recipe, it's easier than you think! It's marinated in ginger, garlic, coconut cream, and soy sauce, and grilled over the BBQ for a few minutes. If you don't have a BBQ, you can also make this in the oven or the stovetop!
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Looking for a delicious, quick and easy, restaurant-quality Hakka noodle recipe, just like takeout? Look no further! This flavorful Indo-Chinese dish is the perfect addition to any meal!
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Beef Noodle Stir Fry
This quick 15-minute beef noodle stir fry recipe is in our rotation at home because it's easy to make but still super flavorful. It's made with sliced beef, onions, spaghettini, and soy sauce.
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Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Kra Pao)
A delicious, simple, quick, and easy, spicy Thai Basil Chicken recipe (Pad Krapow Gai) made with diced or ground chicken, yardlong beans (or green beans), and fresh Thai basil tossed in a savory umami sauce made with fish sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar.
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Pad Woon Sen (Thai Glass Noodle Stir Fry)
This delicious, quick, and easy-to-make Thai noodle recipe is called Pad Woon Sen (Thai glass noodles stir fry). It uses a handful of vegetables that you can switch up, glass noodles, eggs, and fish sauce (which you can substitute for soy sauce), and the best part is it can be made in 30 minutes or less!
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Korean Tuna Rice Bowl (Tuna Mayo Deopbap)
A quick and easy, 15-minute Korean tuna mayo rice bowl recipe (deopbap) is made with cooked rice, canned tuna, garlic, butter, and vegetables and drizzled with mayo & sweet soy sauce.
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Kimchi Fried Rice with Spam
A delicious and easy, 30-minute kimchi fried rice recipe (Kimchi Bokkeumbap) made with kimchi, spam (or bacon), and cold leftover rice and served with a fried egg on top
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Yeung Chow Fried Rice
This Yeung Chow Fried Rice recipe brings the authentic flavors of a classic Chinese restaurant right into your kitchen. It's the perfect way to use up leftovers, transforming them into a delicious, family-friendly meal that's quick and easy to prepare.
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10-Minute Spam Ramen
Turn a few simple pantry staples into a satisfyingly delicious Spam ramen meal in minutes. Hearty and filling, you won’t believe that a package of ramen noodles can become a gourmet experience!
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Sinigang Na Manok
Make comfort in a bowl in just 30 minutes! This Chicken Sinigang, or Sinigang Na Manok, is a classic Filipino dish that's heartwarming and unbelievably easy to put together.
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