Asian Recipes

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Asian cuisine, like Asia itself, is most often broken down into several regional styles which are rooted to the peoples and cultures of those regions.

East Asian cuisine encompasses the cooking styles of China, Japan, and the Koreas; Southeast Asian cuisine includes Cambodian, Laotian, Thai, Vietnamese, Bruneian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Filipino, and Singaporean styles of cooking; South Asian cuisine includes the foods of India, Burma, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan; Central Asian styles are also practiced throughout Asia, as are Middle Eastern styles of cooking.

Many Asian cultures share the tradition of gathering with their families to socialize over big meals. We encourage you to take this tradition to heart and use these recipes as a delicious excuse to get together with loved ones.

Below, browse the latest recipes from our SOS families in Asia!

  • Coconut Laddu

    Coconut Laddu

    Coconut laddu is a delicious Indian sweet that is perfect for any celebration - including your upcoming Diwali parties! Get the recipe...
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    Roti Canai

    This Indonesian flatbread is filling and easy to prepare, making it the perfect dish for breakfast or as a side with dinner! Click here to learn how to make our Roti Canai...
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    Fried Rice with Mushrooms and Shrimp

    Fried rice is one of the most recognizable Chinese dishes, and for good reason. Easy to make and easy to serve, fried rice with mushrooms and shrimp is the perfect weeknight meal for busy families. Click here to try our delicious fried rice...
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    Beef Stir Fry

    Stir frying is an easy way to make a one dish meal! Try our traditional Chinese version with beef, vegetables, and ginger. Click here to see our beef stir fry...
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    Dolma is a savory dish of grape leaves rolled around a filling of rice, nuts, and spices. It makes a great appetizer, and is a light and refreshing compliment to any meal! Click here for our dolma recipe...
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    Fish Curry

    Our fish curry, courtesy of SOS Mothers in India, is a healthy and flavorful way to incorporate protein-packed fish into any diet. Click here for our fish curry recipe...
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    Spicy Baked Chickpeas

    Inspired by the flavors of Lebanon, these chickpeas are a healthy, delicious snack for any time of year. Great as an after school treat for children or as a snack for guests, these chickpeas are sure to please! Click here for our baked chickpeas...
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    Curried Pumpkin and Mushroom Soup

    This mushroom and pumpkin soup is hearty and delicious, and gets a delightful kick from the addition of curry powder. It’s easy to make for large groups, so it’s perfect for entertaining at parties, dinners, and luncheons! Click here for our pumpkin soup...
  • Chicken Satay

    Chicken Satay

    Originally served in Java, satay is a delicious dish of seasoned, skewered meat [in this case chicken, although beef and pork are also traditional]. Click here for chicken satay...
  • Baklava


    Baklava is a sweet pastry made with several layers of filo pastry filled with chopped walnuts, honey, and sweetened rosewater. Beloved by many different countries, baklava is a delicious treat that is well worth the time and effort it takes to make it! Click here for our baklava recipe...