5 Popular Asian Summer Recipes
Summer calls for summer recipes! Whether you’re trying to cool down or fit in a healthy dinner in your busy schedule, you’ve come to the right place.
Popular foods in the summer tend to help you cool down or take advantage of produce that’s in season. We’ve come up with a list of delicious recipes that does just that!
Many fruits, such as strawberries, raspberries and melons are in season during the summer. As for vegetables, you’ll usually find asparagus and green beans at their freshest during this season.
In traditional Chinese medicine, eating according to the season is one of the core beliefs. You can read more about how eating with the season can benefit your body in the article here.
Get ready for 5 popular Asian summer recipes to try this summer!
Asian Recipes for Summer
1. Asparagus with Shrimp Stir-Fry
Asparagus is in season from February to June, April being the best time to enjoy it. Turn it into a recipe for the summer by adding shrimp! Asparagus with Shrimp Stir-Fry is an easy, healthy and quick recipe to whip up on any busy summer night. Its name gives it away. This dish is simply asparagus and shrimp making it a simple and delicious recipe!.
2. Winter Melon Soup
Following the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine, Winter Melon Soup is best enjoyed during the hot summer months. It might seem like it goes against common sense to drink hot soup during a hot day. But winter melon is actually quite famous for its cooling properties that cool you down from the inside out.
3. Bang Bang Chicken
Bang Bang Chicken is a dish that can be eaten hot or cold which is what makes it such a great recipe for the summer. So what is bang bang chicken? It’s shredded chicken with a special spicy Sichuan sauce. It gets its name from the sound the stick or hammer makes when tenderizing the meat. It’s also the perfect dish to pack on a picnic alongside a salad or turn it into a main dish by adding noodles to it.
4. Grilled Chicken Skewers
What is summer without firing up the barbecue? If chicken wings and sausages are getting a bit boring, try out this Grilled Chicken Skewers recipe. Called “negima yakitori” in Japanese, this dish is popular year-round and can be found in night market food stalls. Having the chicken on skewers makes it easier to grill but it also makes sharing and eating easier too!
5. Pandan Jelly Dessert
Dessert is always saved for last! Cool off with a Thai Pandan Jelly Dessert. The traditional name for this recipe is called ‘lod chong”. Pandan leaves have a unique and sweet aroma which is what makes it so popular as a flavour for desserts and drinks as well as savoury dishes. The dessert is made up of pandan flavoured jelly served over crushed ice
So which recipe do you want to try first? There are many other Asian summer recipes to try. Let us know what we missed on this list on our social media pages!