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In these trying times of pandemic-related violence, the Asian community is drawing its strength from its rich and vibrant culture, especially its culinary tradition. From cooking signature foods like Korean barbecue and Chinese hot pot, both of which have origins that date back for centuries, to watching Asian chefs compete on Top Chef, to seeing successful Asian restaurateurs expand their reach, Asian people have found pride in their food for ages and will continue to do so.
Asian cuisine, both traditional and fusion, is so diverse and all so yummy. Many people frequent Asian restaurants for their takeout of choice (and we encourage you to continue to do so!) , but cooking your favorite Asian foods at home is easy and can be a fun experience for you and the whole family. Asian cuisine uses simple cooking methods and familiar ingredients like chicken, pork, ground turkey and rice. There are also healthy tofu recipes that vegetarians can enjoy. Best of all, these simple Asian recipes can even take as little as 30 minutes or less to make.
Because Asian food is endlessly rich and diverse, consider this a beginner’s guide that will ease you into cooking authentic Asian cuisine. A note about the Asian ingredients you’ll see in these recipes: You can find them at your local Asian grocery store or in the Asian aisle of your usual food shopping location. You can also easily buy ingredients online and have them shipped to you. With these cooking tips, you can try easy Asian recipes that include cuisines from Korea, China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, India and more. These recipes will show you that Asian food is much more than just rice, noodles and stir-fry. Come and celebrate Asian culture with culinary appreciation.