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5 Most Popular Asian Recipes To Try: Tips And Calories

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Our full guide on the most popular Asian Recipes to try for you to decide which is your favorite one.

Asian cuisine is diverse, rich in flavors, and offers a wide range of dishes. Here are some of the most popular Asian recipes, complete with cooking instructions, tips, and approximate calorie counts.

Most Popular Asian Recipes

1. Pad Thai

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Ingredients:

8 ounces rice noodles
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound shrimp or chicken
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup bean sprouts
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
2 green onions, chopped
1 lime, cut into wedges

Sauce:

3 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons tamarind paste
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Instructions:

Soak the rice noodles in warm water for about 20 minutes or until softened. Drain and set aside. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add shrimp or chicken and cook until done. Remove and set aside. Add garlic to the skillet and cook for about 30 seconds. Push to the side and scramble the eggs until set.

Add the soaked noodles, cooked shrimp or chicken, and sauce ingredients to the skillet. Toss everything together until well combined and heated through. Add bean sprouts and green onions. Serve with chopped peanuts and lime wedges.

Adjust the sauce ingredients to taste. Add more sugar if you prefer a sweeter Pad Thai. For a vegetarian version, substitute tofu for the shrimp or chicken and use soy sauce instead of fish sauce.

Calories: Approximately 400-450 per serving.

Read here how to make Pad Thai

2. Sushi Rolls (Maki)

5 Most Popular Asian Recipes To Try: Tips And Calories

Ingredients:

2 cups sushi rice
2 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Nori (seaweed sheets)
Filling options: cucumber, avocado, crab sticks, smoked salmon

Instructions:

Rinse the sushi rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Combine rice and water in a pot, bring to a boil, then simmer until the water is absorbed. Let it rest for 10 minutes.

Mix rice vinegar, sugar, and salt. Gently fold the mixture into the rice. Slice the fillings into thin strips. Place a nori sheet on a bamboo mat. Spread a thin layer of rice over the nori, leaving a 1-inch border.

Arrange fillings along the center of the rice. Roll the mat tightly to form a cylinder. Cut and Serve: Slice the roll into 6-8 pieces. Serve with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger.

Use a sharp knife dipped in water to cut the rolls cleanly. Be creative with the fillings and try different combinations.

Calories: Approximately 200-250 per roll (6-8 pieces).

Read here how to make Sushi

3. Chicken Tikka Masala

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Ingredients:

1 pound chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup heavy cream

Instructions:

Combine yogurt, lemon juice, cumin, cinnamon, paprika, turmeric, ginger, and garlic. Add chicken pieces and marinate for at least 1 hour.

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned. Remove from skillet. In the same skillet, cook the chopped onion until soft. Add tomato sauce and heavy cream. Simmer for about 10 minutes.

Return the chicken to the skillet and simmer for another 10 minutes. Serve with rice or naan.

For a spicier dish, add cayenne pepper or chili powder to the marinade. Use coconut milk instead of heavy cream for a lighter version.

Calories: Approximately 400-450 per serving.

Read here how to make Chicken Tikka Masala

4. Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

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Ingredients:

1 pound flank steak, sliced thin
1 head broccoli, cut into florets
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup water
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ginger, minced

Instructions:

Toss the beef slices with 1 tablespoon soy sauce and cornstarch. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok. Cook the beef slices until browned. Remove from skillet.

In the same skillet, add garlic and ginger, and cook for about 30 seconds. Add broccoli and stir-fry until tender-crisp, about 3-4 minutes.

Return beef to the skillet. Add remaining soy sauce, oyster sauce, and water. Stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes until everything is well coated and heated through. Serve over rice.

Slice the beef thinly against the grain for tenderness. Blanch the broccoli before stir-frying to retain its bright color and crunch.

Calories: Approximately 350-400 per serving.

Read here how to make Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

5. Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)

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Ingredients:

8 cups beef broth
1 onion, halved
3-inch piece of ginger, sliced
2 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
1 pound beef sirloin, thinly sliced
8 ounces rice noodles
1/4 cup fish sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
Bean sprouts, fresh herbs (cilantro, basil), lime wedges, and sliced jalapeños for serving

Instructions:

In a large pot, toast the onion, ginger, star anise, and cinnamon stick until fragrant. Add beef broth, fish sauce, and sugar. Simmer for at least 30 minutes.

Prepare rice noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside. Place cooked noodles in bowls. Top with raw beef slices.

Pour hot broth over the beef and noodles. Serve with bean sprouts, fresh herbs, lime wedges, and jalapeños.

Simmer the broth longer for a deeper flavor. Freeze the beef slightly before slicing for thinner, more even pieces.

Calories: Approximately 350-400 per serving.

Read here how to make Pho

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