Getting Into Asian Cooking At Home

Long Life Noodle Recipe

There are many fantastic qualities in Asian food that a lot of people enjoy. Just about anyone can find something that appeals to them since Asian  cuisine encompasses a broad array of different cultures across the Asian continent. This means a great deal of variety when it comes to flavors, textures, ingredients and even cooking styles. Making Asian food at home is also easier than people often assume, especially once you have learned some of the basics and realize that most of the work with Asian food happens during the prep rather than the actual cooking process. If you're not currently cooking much Asian cuisine, but you would like to learn, here are some basics that you might want to focus on. 

Stock Your Pantry With Basic Ingredients
There are some essential ingredients that you are pretty much always going to need to have in the kitchen if you are looking to produce quality Asian food so it’s going to be important to ensure you stock your pantry efficiently. Basic must have ingredients include soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and fish and oyster sauces. There are others but that will depend on the type of cuisine you might want to focus on. You should also stock up on noodles and rice, two of the real staples of all Asian food. Once you have these in the home, you have a foundation to easily throw together Asian meals in no time at all.

Make It Easier With Frozen Food
A lot of people use frozen foods to make their Asian cooking a little easier and this is certainly something that you might consider doing yourself. Frozen foods are a perfectly acceptable shortcut for labor intensive foods like dumplings. You’ll be amazed at how you can create some incredible meals this way, and all by simply incorporating come frozen components into your meals. Even just the use of tai pei frozen food can work wonders on a dish. so it’s something you should ensure you have plenty of to  make your life easier while helping you to create more flavorful meals. 

Treat Yourself To A Good Wok
You might not be surprised just how important the wok is in Asian cooking. So if you're serious about Asian cooking, you should acquire one as soon as possible since it is a key tool that will make it easier for you to create delicious Asian meals. You just need one good quality wok. It will make your life so much easier. Look at it as an investment that will pay you back in food if you need to justify your purchase. You will be able to use a good wok for a long time. Look after it well and it will do the same in return.

Take Classes
If you feel like you need more guidance or want to move beyond the basics, there are plenty of good Asian cooking classes out there that you could consider taking. Doing this could be one of the best ways to really get into the depths of how to produce this type of food and level up your cooking skills. Take a look in your area, or online, and see if you can find classes that interest you. 

If you're looking for some tasty new recipes, be sure to check out my Long Life Noodles (pictured above), Crispy Tofu, Broccoli and Pepper Stir Fry and Sesame Noodles. I promise they are all simple to make and vegetarian friendly!

This is a contributed post.

1 comment

Ivana Split said...

These are great tips. I need to buy a wok.