30+ Easy Asian Recipes: Make Takeout at Home

You will never want to eat takeout again after making these delicious Asian dishes! It’s just so simple to make your favorite Asian food recipes at home.

Chinese food has become very popular in the last several decades, and the unfortunate result of that is that several different Asian cuisines are now referred to as Chinese food. The fact is, there are several different popular Asian cuisine that all have their own unique characteristics and unique offerings

Asian food is vibrant and full of flavor, and I’m going to prove that you don’t have to order take out to get good Asian food.

Asian food served on black stone, top view.

Asian cuisine encompasses a diverse range of flavors, textures, and cooking techniques that have captivated food lovers around the globe. With rich historical and cultural influences from various countries, Asian recipes offer an intriguing and delicious journey of culinary exploration. From light and simple dishes, such as sushi or salads, to rich and satisfying curries and stews, there is an array of delightful options to suit every palate.

Understanding Asian cuisine includes not only familiarizing yourself with the key ingredients and flavors that are central to these dishes, but also grasping the unique cooking techniques that bring out the best in the ingredients used. Embracing a balance of flavors, variety of ingredients, and an appreciation for fresh, wholesome produce, Asian recipes are often focused on sustaining both the body and the spirit.

Key Takeaways

  • Asian cuisine offers a diverse and rich array of dishes with unique techniques and flavors.
  • Key ingredients play a crucial role in creating a balance of taste and textures in Asian recipes.
  • Understanding the core cooking methods and regional specialties can elevate your culinary experience.

Every nation is proud of its diverse culinary choices, which are all delicious. Asian food is no different, and I’m excited to explore all the different food it has to offer.

Simple basics like traditional rice, fruits, meats, and vegetables are turned into spectacular meals using various herbs and spices in Asian cuisine.

You’ll never exhaust options for your Asian-themed meal, from tasty noodles to quick and easy Indian breads to easy Asian salads.

All of these meals are simple enough to prepare any day of the week.

If you are sick-and-tired of the same old dinners, with these beautiful dishes, you’ll add an Asian touch to your meals.

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1. Chow Mein

Chow mein, a near cousin to lo mein, is another classic Chinese cuisine. There is one difference between the two is the way the noodles are prepared.

Chow mein noodles are fried which produces a crisp texture. That’s the only thing that makes these two dishes different.

This recipe for chow mein is delicious and very simple to prepare! You’ll just need 15 minutes of time and a single pot.

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2. Fortune Cookies

How about this for a unique way to share some news with a friend?

You may not know this, but you can make your own fortune cookies with only a few pantry staples.

Flour, butter, egg whites, a splash of vanilla extract, sugar, almond extract are all you’ll need! Oh, and don’t forget the personal message to go inside.

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3. Easy Gado Gado Salad

This Indonesian salad is made out of red cabbage, fresh eggs, sliced carrots, fragrant rice and is finished with a sauce rich with nuts.

Add a creative touch to the salad by substituting sweet potato for carrots and green beans for red cabbage.

This super easy salad takes only 30 minutes to prepare and is a great way to fulfill an Asian desire and because it is rice-based, it is substantial enough to serve as a dinner on its own.

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4. Naan Bread

Do you have a craving for Indian cuisine? Make some homemade naan bread to scratch that itch.

Naan is a pillowy, buttery flatbread that goes well with curries, heavy stews, and dips. It will need some work to create, but it is well worth it.

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5. Chicken Wings Chinese Style

These chicken wings are coated in a sweet garlic sauce. It produces both a crisp and delicate wing. Please give me a dozen!

If you are fed up with buffalo wings, you have to try this Chinese version. They will not disappoint you!

They taste amazing and are perfect for game day! Your taste senses will be blown away by the sauce.

Don’t worry, they’re baked rather than fried which makes them a healthier version. So, you’ll feel less guilty as you reach for another wing.

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6. Broccoli And Beef

This broccoli and beef dish will make you think twice before ordering from Panda Express.

This Chinese classic is made with delicious, juicy beef and crisp broccoli! Oh, and it comes with this drool-worthy sauce.

They create a fantastic meal when combined. It’s so delicious you won’t believe it’s healthy for you!

What’s the greatest part? It’s a piece of cake to create. It’s that easy, you’ll only need one skillet.

The ingredients are also widely accessible in most stores!

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7. Stir-Fry. Ramen Noodle Style.

If you are looking for a cheap and easy, yet tasty meal, I have just the recipe for you.

All you need are a couple of instant packets of ramen and some ground beef. Grab whatever Asian spices you have in the pantry and within minutes you will have a stir-fry worthy of any restaurant.

The mix of noodles, perfectly cooked meat and tasty sauce will take your breath away!

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8. Royal Milk Tea

Milk tea, or boba as we like to call it, is a famous Asian beverage made from – surprise! – milk and tea.

When served over ice, it’s a delightfully refreshing drink that’s ideal for fighting the summer heat!

Royal milk tea is a Japanese beverage prepared with milk and Lipton royal tea. It may seem basic, but the taste combination is perfect!

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9. Lo Mein

Lo mein is a Chinese meal made out of thick noodles, a variety of vegetables, and an enticing sauce.

This rich, well-balanced sauce is made from soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, ginger, and sriracha. It’s the finest lo mein noodle coating!

Another wonderful feature of this meal is that you may use any vegetables you like in it. Toss in any leftovers you have in the fridge!

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10. Thai Noodle Salad

Thai noodle salad is made out of rice noodles, crisp vegetables, and an incredibly tasty peanut sauce. You’re in for a treat if you’ve never tried it before!

You’ve undoubtedly eaten noodles with cabbage, carrots, and bell peppers before, so you may be wondering what makes this one so unique.

The solution, of course, is in the sauce. This peanut sauce is a game changer, you guys!

It’s rich, delightfully sweet, spicy, and oh-so-nutty. It is really a must-try.

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11. Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce

Don’t be tricked by the ease and simplicity of this steamed Chinese broccoli with garlic ginger oyster sauce. It may seem basic, but it is packed with flavor.

The sauce is what makes this meal so wonderful. It’s not your average oyster sauce.

It’s really a concoction of fresh ginger, crushed garlic and oyster sauce. Add in some light sesame oil, Mirin some sugar and don’t forget the soy sauce. Isn’t it amazing?

And don’t panic if there is no Chinese broccoli in the supermarket. You can substitute with broccolini stems instead.

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12. Asian Slaw

Asian slaw is best described as crisp, vibrant, and insanely tasty.

Asian slaw is superior to any other slaw because it is packed with vibrant veggies that are covered in an enticing sauce.

Asian slaw is made out of shredded carrots and cabbage, edamame beans, juicy peppers, and the favorite nut of all Asian dishes – peanuts.

It’s topped sweet sauce that’s thick, rich, flavorful, and spicy.

Just imagine all of those flavors in a single dish? It’s makes an ideal combination of tastes and textures!

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13. Chinese Vegetable Stir-Fry

For good reason, Chinese vegetable stir-fry is a popular meal in the United States.

Can you refuse this dish filled with bright vegetables and a delicious sauce? You can’t, you just can’t!

Why would you settle for anything less than the best-tasting stir fry ever! And it is so much healthier and tastier than takeout that you’ll never go back!

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14. General Tso’s Chicken

Do you like some crispy battered chicken in a sweet and spicy sauce? There’s no need to get General Tso’s chicken from your neighborhood takeout joint. Simply create it yourself!

This copycat recipe makes a delicious, restaurant-quality chicken that you’ll fall in love with in just one taste.

It’s crisp on the exterior, juicy on the inside, and delicious on the inside and out. The sweet and spicy sauce elevates it to new heights!

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15. Red Lentil With Indian Spices

Are you preparing a vegan meal? This is a straightforward red lentil dahl recipe. Make this and wow your vegan friends.

This vegan meal is vibrant and creamy. It also smells fantastic, owing to the garlic, ginger, and other spices.

It’s ideal for last-minute gatherings since it takes just under 30 minutes to prepare from scratch!

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16. Scallion Pancake

The Chinese equivalent of the traditional American breakfast is a scallion pancake. This pancake is crisp on the exterior, fluffy on the interior, and deliciously flavorful inside and out.

This is the recipe for you if you want to try something different with your usual pancakes.

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17. Chicken With Cashews

This tasty chicken and cashews is a quick and easy 20-minute meal. You’ll be dancing and singing around the kitchen when you make it.

Take some tender chicken, a selection of vegetables, and tasty cashews. Three ingredients that are delicious even on their own.

On the other hand, this recipe raises the taste levels after you have coated the ingredients in a very flavorful garlic sauce. They combine to create one really delicious meal.

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18. Jasmine Rice

Rice is an often-used ingredient in the cuisine of Asian nations. It’s the most popular side dish, served alongside stir fry, stews, and other meals.

A large pot of properly cooked rice is a necessity if you’re throwing an Asian party. You may be worried about how it will turn out, but it is really very simple.

This recipe includes all the steps you have to follow to get it right the first time.

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19. Thai Green Curry Paste

Looking for a flavorful marinade for chicken, pig, and other meats? Why not give this Thai green curry paste a try? It’s delicious, slightly spicy, and full of flavor!

Garlic, freshly squeezed lemon, green chilies, peppercorns, garlic and finally, shrimp paste combine to make a tasty curry paste.

This basic sauce is straightforward to prepare. All you have to do is put all the ingredients into the food processor and away you go. Once it’s smooth, the sauce is ready.

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20. Sesame Noodles

Sesame noodles that take just 15 minutes to prepare? Say goodbye to takeout and welcome to this fast and straightforward meal.

These sesame noodles are the bomb, topped with the most delicious peanut sauce!

Sriracha, a dash of sesame oil, some rice vinegar, crushed garlic and smooth peanut butter make a fabulous sauce. That list of tasty ingredients must surely convince you of its delectability.

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21. Noodle Soup – Chinese-style

This delicious soup is a bowl of chewy noodles floating in a steaming flavorful broth, topped with meats and vegetables. It’s really a piece of art!

Can you think of a more satisfactory way to spend a rainy evening than cuddling up in front of the fireplace with a bowl or two of chicken noodle soup?

It’s Asian-style comfort cuisine at its finest.

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22. Crispy Noodle Salad

Have you ever made a salad of crispy noodles, cabbage with some almonds thrown in? The combo may seem odd, yet somehow it tastes incredible.

It’s a really crunchy salad! The dressing, packed full of sesame seeds, elevates the flavor even more.

Its flavor and tastes combine perfectly to complement the salad’s crisp components.

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23. Benihana Fried Rice

Move over, Benihana: this recipe for homemade rice is just as tasty but costs a lot less.

If you’re a frequent reader of my blog, you’ve undoubtedly realized that I’m a sucker for copycat recipes. This meal perfectly exemplifies why.

I can have my beloved Benihana fried rice without leaving the home thanks to this recipe.

Don’t get me wrong: I adore how the chef makes your food right in front of your eyes! What an incredible experience. But, thanks to this simple recipe, I can have a plethora of fried rice for a fraction of the cost, whenever I choose!

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24. Dan Dan Noodles

Another famous Chinese dish is dan dan noodles. The spiciness in the sauce comes from scallions, chile oil, and Sichuan pepper. It’s these ingredients that set this meal apart.

This meal has four distinct components – beef, pickled vegetables, chili oil, and sauce, making it very simple to prepare.

These noodles really are so delicious that every second spent cooking them is time well spent.

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25. Bok Choy

Do you know the best method for cooking bok choy? The secret is in the seasoning. This simple recipe explains it all.

Bok choy is magically transformed into a delicious side dish with only a few sesame seeds, ginger, and crushed garlic.

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26. Peanut Dipping Sauce

Are you looking for a fresh dip for your vegetables or a salad dressing? Try this nutty, creamy peanut sauce. I think you’ll love it so much.

This dipping sauce is ultra-thick and flavorful. Make it with peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, ginger, garlic, and tasty coconut milk.

You’ll get sweet, salty, creamy, and spicy flavors all in one sauce, which I think is lovely.

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27. Vietnamese Coffee

If you like coffee, you should try Vietnamese coffee. It may not be as well-known as macchiato or cappuccino, but it merits equal attention.

Vietnamese coffee has a rich, robust taste with a hint of hazelnut.

It’s also served with sweetened condensed milk, which adds to its uniqueness. Together, they provide the most delicious taste combination!

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28. Ice Cream With Red Beans

Red beans, also called azuki, are a favorite ingredient found in many Japanese desserts.

Although the paste of red beans is often used to fill Japanese pastries, it is good for flavoring ice cream.

Make easy Japanese ice cream with whole milk, sugar, and delicious red bean paste.

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29. Sesame Salad Dressing

Do you want to test a new salad dressing? This sesame salad dressing has all the ingredients you’ll need.

Sesame salad dressing, often known as “Goma,” is a popular condiment in Japan.

The combination of ground sesame seeds and mayonnaise is terrific! It’s flavorful, rich, and creamy.

This dish, on the other hand, is a healthier alternative to the calorie-laden dressing.

It’s packed full of sesame seeds, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, and sesame oil, but is far healthier.

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30. Wonton Soup

A hot soup filled with succulent and juicy wantons is guaranteed to lift your spirits.

If you’ve not tried wantons before they are a kind of dumpling in China. They’re prepared with ground beef and then the beef is spooned into the middle of a dumpling wrapper. The beef is then wrapped up and placed in a steamer until the dumpling is soft and delicious.

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31. Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are such a joy to eat. They are also surprisingly easy to make at home.

You can fill them with veggies, meat, or shrimp. The trick is to make sure the ingredients are very finely sliced and don’t overstuff the rolls. You will also need some spring roll wrappers, which you can easily pick up from a Chinese supermarket.

Once you discover how easy they are to make, you will never buy in again!

30+ Easy Asian Recipes (+Royal Milk Tea)

These recipes are sure to please. So, gather your family and friends and enjoy. Let us know your thoughts!
5 from 6 votes
Total Time 33 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Calories 323 kcal


  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons black tea leaves
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • Honey or sugar for sweetening


  • Put water into a saucepan and bring to a soft boil.
  • Add the tea and simmer for up to two minutes.
  • Add the whole milk and stir.
  • Sweeten as desired and serve.


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Calories: 323kcal
Keyword Asian recipes, Royal Milk Tea
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