8 Asian Side Dish Recipes To Make Right Now

If you’re looking for delicious and easy Asian side dishes or appetizers to compliment your meal, you’ve come to the right place.  We put together some of our most popular side dishes and appetizers here so you can start enjoying them in your own kitchen.

Whether you’re looking for a refreshing cucumber salad or Japanese style tebasaki chicken wings, we have a recipe for all palates.

All recipes use simple ingredients and have easy to follow instructions making it a breeze to cook delicious side dishes and appetizers in the comfort of your own kitchen.

To keep it healthy, all recipes are sugar-free and low carb friendly while still having that genuine Asian flavor and taste you all know and love.

What are typical Asian side dishes?

Typical Asian side dishes include:

Rice – rice is the staple of all Asian meals.  Here at LCA, we try to remain low carb and sugar free so you can also use cauliflower rice as a healthy alternative.

Soups – Asian soups are usually very light and brothy such as miso soup or egg drop soup.

Stir Fried Vegetables – these can be any type of vegetables such as baby bok choy, cabbage, green beans, bean sprouts, onions, spinach and kale.

Fermented Vegetables – kimchi, cucumber, nad radish are some of the fermented vegetables common in Asian side dishes.

Do I need any special ingredients to make these recipes?

Most of these recipes use common ingredients which you may already have if you’re familiar with Asian cooking.  If not, you can purchase them at most Asian supermarket.

White Wine Garlic Manila Clams

Manila calms steamed in a white wine butter garlic sauce served in a white bowl topped with chopped green onions.

Fresh Manila clams steamed in a white wine garlic butter broth and garnished with green onions and red pepper flakes. This recipe is so easy to make and full of briny umami flavor. Perfect to compliment any meal. > Take Me to the Recipe

Soy Glazed Asparagus Beef Roll Ups

Asparagus wrapped in a beef roll topped with a soy glaze sauce.

This Soy Glazed Asparagus Beef Roll Up recipe is the perfect low carb appetizers! Both filling and easy to make, you will definitely impress the crowd with this one!  Tender sliced beef rolled in perfectly cooked asparagus then pan-fried in a simple soy glaze similar to a light teriyaki sauce. > Take Me to the Recipe

Garlic Butter Enoki Mushrooms

Enoki mushroom baked in a garlic butter sauce topped with chopped green onions and black pepper served on a white plate.

Garlic and butter make everything taste better and enoki mushrooms are no exception. This enoki mushroom recipe is absolutely the best way to cook and enjoy these delicious mushrooms! > Take Me to the Recipe

Japanese Sunomono Cucumber Salad

Traditional Japanese style cucumber salad served in a white bowl topped with toasted sesame seeds and seaweed.

A crispy cucumber salad recipe tossed in an addicting sweet and sour Japanese style vinegar marinade. This super simple crunchy Japanese cucumber salad recipe is one you don’t want to miss. One bite and you won’t be able to stop! > Take Me to the Recipe

Japanese Shishito Pepper Stir Fry

Japanese izakaya style shishito pepper stir fry served on a white plate.

Japanese shishito pepper stir fried with bacon in a garlicky yakitori flavored sauce. This dish is a perfect side dish and a popular Japanese. > Take Me to the Recipe

Hot Japanese Tofu Yudofu

Japanese style boiled tofu topped with bonito flakes, green onions and chopped ume.

Silky smooth and a great source of protein, this Hot Japanese Tofu recipe, also known as Yudofu, is full of umami flavor and makes a perfect appetizer or side to any Japanese meal. > Take Me to the Recipe

Japanese Tebasaki Salted Chicken Wing

Japanese style salted tebasaki chicken wings served in a white bowl with a wedge of lemon.

A deliciously tender, baked Japanese Tebasaki Salted Chicken Wings recipe. If you are a wing lover, you need to try these perfectly seasoned chicken wings that are healthy and so easy to make! > Take Me to the Recipe

Garlic Sesame Green Bean Stir Fry

Stir fry garlic green beans served in a cast iron fry pan.

A sautéed bacon green beans recipe that’s full of garlicky flavor and makes for a perfect side dish to any meal. You can easily cook this delicious vegetable dish up in less than 10 minutes! > Take Me to the Recipe

Hope you enjoy of these 8 Asian Side Dish Recipes To Make Right Now!

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