Top 10 easy Asian snacks to make at home

Hey there! Are you looking for some culinary inspiration for your next party or just for a nice evening at home? In our blog post “Top 10 easy Asian snacks to make at home” we share tasty and simple recipes with which you can bring a touch of Asia to the table. Be surprised and discover how easy it is to prepare delicious Asian snacks in your own kitchen. Have fun cooking!

What are Spring Rolls?

Spring rolls are a popular dish in Asian cuisine. They are light and crispy snacks filled with a combination of vegetables, rice vermicelli and sometimes meat or shrimp. These dishes are healthy, fresh and ideal as a side dish or light meal.

Ingredients for Spring Rolls

To make your own spring rolls you need:

  • Branded rice sheets Lidl or Conimex
  • Vegetables such as carrots, cucumber, lettuce, and avocado
  • Rice vermicelli from Oriental Foods
  • Optional: shrimp or grilled chicken

Step by Step Instructions

Follow these simple steps to roll your own spring rolls:

  1. Soak a rice sheet in lukewarm water until it is soft.
  2. Place the rice sheet on a damp tea towel.
  3. Place vegetables, rice vermicelli and any meat on the rice sheet.
  4. Fold the bottom over the filling and roll up tightly.
  5. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Dipping Sauce Recipe

A delicious dipping sauce completes spring rolls. Try this recipe for a spicy peanut sauce:

  • Calvé peanut butter or Jumbo Peanut Butter
  • Soy sauce from Kikkoman
  • Sriracha sauce for a spicy kick
  • Lime juice and honey for balance

Benefits of Homemade Spring Rolls

  • Healthy and fresh ingredients
  • Easy to adapt to personal preferences
  • Ideal as a light meal or snack
  • Fun to make together with friends or family

Now that you know the basics, get started and enjoy these delicious homemade spring rolls with dipping sauce!

Gyoza Dumplings: A delicious savory treat

Dough parcels with a filling of your choice

Gyoza dumplings are popular Asian delicacies that can be filled with either meat or vegetables. These savory dough parcels are then steamed or fried, giving them a crispy texture on the outside and juiciness on the inside.

Step-by-step instructions

To make these tasty snacks yourself, follow these simple steps:

  1. Start by preparing the dough. For example, use Nihon Flour Mills Gyoza Wrapper Mix, which is specially formulated for making perfect dumplings.
  2. Finely chop the ingredients for the filling. For example, choose JBS ground beef or Quorn vegetarian minced meat for a delicious filling.
  3. Fill the dough sheets with the meat or vegetable mix and fold them closed in a traditional folded pattern.
  4. Fry the dumplings in a pan with oil until golden brown and crispy, or steam them for a healthier option.

Serving suggestions and dipping sauces

Gyoza dumplings taste best when served warm. Make a simple dipping sauce by mixing soy sauce with rice vinegar, ginger and garlic. For a spicy kick, add some sriracha. Serve the dumplings sprinkled with sesame seeds and spring onions for an extra dimension of flavor.

Enjoy an Eastern delicacy

With these simple steps and quality ingredients, you can enjoy authentic gyoza dumplings at home. Experiment with different fillings and dips to create your own unique flavor combinations. Treat yourself and your guests with this delicious Eastern delicacy and enjoy the flavors of Asian cuisine!

Sushi rolls: Easy to make yourself

Do you want to enjoy delicious sushi rolls without having to visit a restaurant? With the right ingredients and some practice, you can make your own sushi at home. In this blog post we discuss simple sushi rolls that you can easily prepare. From making perfect sushi rice to choosing fillings that suit you, we will help you on your way!

Step 1: Prepare the sushi rice

To start making sushi rolls it is important to prepare the perfect sushi rice. For example, use the Kokuho Rose sushi rice for an authentic taste and texture. Follow the instructions on the package for best results.

Step 2: Choose your favorite fillings

The possibilities are endless when it comes to choosing fillings for your sushi rolls. Here are some popular options:

  • Fresh salmon from the local fishmonger
  • Organic quality cucumber
  • Perfectly cut avocado from the AvoKing brand
  • Crab meat from the Delhaize supermarket

Combine these ingredients to your own taste for unique sushi creations.

Step 3: Roll up your sushi

Now comes the fun part: rolling your sushi! Use a bamboo sushi mat and nori sheets from the Clearspring brand for the best results. Place a thin layer of sushi rice over the nori sheet, add your chosen fillings and carefully roll up tightly.

Step 4: Cut and serve

Cut your rolled sushi into equal pieces with a sharp Global sushi knife for a professional look. Serve your sushi rolls with soy sauce, wasabi and ginger for a complete sushi experience.

4. Bapao buns

Bapao buns are delicious steamed buns filled with flavorful ingredients such as pork or vegetarian options. In this article you will learn how to make soft and airy bapao dough yourself and how to fill it with your favorite ingredients.

Step 1: Making the bapao dough

To start making bapao rolls, you first need to prepare the dough. Here is a simple recipe to make soft and fluffy dough:

Ingredients:

  • 500g flour
  • 7g dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 250 ml of warm water

Preparation method:

  1. Mix the flour, dry yeast, sugar and salt in a bowl.
  2. Slowly add the warm water while kneading the dough until it is smooth and elastic.
  3. Let the dough rise under a damp tea towel for about 1 hour, or until it doubles in size.

Step 2: Filling the bapao rolls

Now that the dough has risen, it's time to fill the rolls with your favorite ingredients. Here are some suggestions:

  • Pork (for example: fresh pork from butcher De Vleesmeesters)
  • Vegetarian options (such as tofu from Tofu Dreams)

Choose the filling that tickles your taste buds and fill the bapao rolls generously.

Step 3: Steaming the bapao buns

After the bapao buns are filled, it's time to steam them. Use a steamer such as the Philips Viva Collection Steamer and steam the buns for 15-20 minutes, or until done.

Enjoy your homemade bapao rolls!

With this simple recipe and these useful tips you can make delicious bapao rolls yourself. Experiment with different fillings and enjoy these steamed treats. Enjoy your meal!

Enjoy simply and tastefully!

Hopefully you enjoyed this roundup of easy Asian snacks to make at home. With recipes ranging from spring rolls to gyoza dumplings, there is something for everyone. What are you waiting for? Dive into the kitchen and let the flavors of Asia come to life in your dishes! Enjoy your meal!

Frequently asked questions about Asian snacks

How do you prepare an easy edamame snack?

To prepare an easy edamame snack, follow these steps:

  1. Cook the edamame in boiling water for about 5 minutes.
  2. Let the edamame drain and cool.
  3. Add some sea salt and mix well.
  4. You can serve the edamame both hot and cold as a healthy and tasty snack! Enjoy it!
How to make a simple Asian cucumber salad?

To make a simple Asian cucumber salad, start by peeling and thinly slicing a cucumber. Then mix the cucumber slices with rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, finely chopped garlic and red pepper flakes to taste. Let the salad cool in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. Garnish with some sesame seeds and chopped spring onion if desired. Enjoy!

What is a typical Asian ingredient often used in dumplings?

A typical Asian ingredient often used in dumplings is ginger. Ginger adds a characteristic flavor and aroma to dumplings and is often used together with minced pork, scallions and soy sauce to create a delicious filling. Ginger is known for its spicy and refreshing taste, which goes perfectly with the other ingredients in dumplings. It provides a rich and distinctive taste experience that is characteristic of many Asian dishes.

What is the difference between Vietnamese summer rolls and spring rolls?

Vietnamese summer rolls and spring rolls are both popular dishes from Vietnamese cuisine, but they are different from each other. Vietnamese summer rolls are made with rice paper and are usually filled with fresh vegetables, herbs, rice noodles and often shrimp or pork. They are often served with a peanut sauce or some kind of dipping sauce.

Spring rolls, on the other hand, are made from a thin sheet of dough and can be fried or baked. The filling of spring rolls usually consists of vegetables, meat (such as pork, chicken or shrimp) and sometimes glass noodles. The end result is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

So, the main difference between the two is the texture of the outside (rice paper vs. dough sheet) and the cooking method (raw vs. fried/baked). Both are delicious in their own way!

What sauce is traditionally served with Korean pajeon pancakes?

Korean pajeon pancakes are traditionally served with a tasty dipping sauce called Cho-gochujang. This is a mix of soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, sesame oil and gochujang (fermented red pepper paste). It makes for a delicious addition to the pancakes. Have fun cooking and enjoying your pajeon!

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