Did you know you can actually make fresh Furikake at home? It’s the authentic umami topping for Japanese dishes! Come check out our recipe!
First cultivated by native South Americans around 2500BC, and introduced to the rest of the world via Spanish sailors and European traders in the late 1500s, potatoes have long since become the most commonly enjoyed tuber vegetable around the globe; with countless yummy dishes among all cultures.
In Asia, potatoes are popular for their versatility and ability to absorb all kinds of flavour combinations; adding rich textures, tastes and nutrition to stir-fries, curries, snacks, soups, braised dishes and many more. Yummy and filling. Suitable for families and children of all ages.
So, never mind the usual mash, chips or fries. Here are 10 awesome Asian potato delights you simply must try!
Mini Potato Korokke
Want a cute tasty snack or an appetizing entrée? This Japanese Korokke special is sure to please and surprise. Seasoned mashed potatoes rolled into bite-size balls, dipped in eggs, flour and panko breadcrumbs batter, deep-fried to golden brown yumminess; and topped with mayonnaise and Tobiko fish roe. Easy to make and fun to taste!
Pork & Potato Stir-Fry
A simple Japanese meal dish, best served with rice. Thin pork and potato strips seasoned and stir-fried with soy sauce, sake, salt, ginger, and sesame oil. Tender chewy textures accentuated with deep umami flavours. Filling and savoury.
Go wholesome with this easy umami salad of potatoes, boiled eggs, cooked ham, cucumber, carrot and onion. Flavoured with dashi, sushi vinegar, Japanese mayo and white sesame seed. Great for quick breakfast or lunch.
Milky Salmon Hot Pot
Indulge yourself with this succulent and creamy Japanese hot pot wonder. Seasoned salmon steaks, potatoes and cabbage, cooked in velvety milk, miso paste and butter. Splendid to taste and superbly fulfilling.
Luscious tender chicken with potato, carrot and onion, simmered in a rich, tasty gravy. Balanced umami flavour with an alluring aroma. Japanese curry is always a treat for everyone in the family, even your kids.
All potatoes, no flour. This savoury Korean pancake blends cooked potatoes with onion and sea salt into a fragrant batter, pan-fried to tender perfection. An awesome breakfast or lunch-box dish that’s sure to satisfy your taste-buds.
Gamja Sujebi Soup
Korean version of ‘hand-torn’ Pan Mee. Tender, chewy dough flakes in anchovies-stock soup with potato, zucchini and egg. Flavoured with a sauce-mix of Korean chilli powder, sesame oil, soy sauce and toasted sesame seed. Warm, piquant and umami.
Braised Chicken with Veggies
Dakjjim is a Korean household traditional favourite. Sumptuous braised chicken with potatoes, onion, shiitake mushrooms and Korean glass noodles; cooked in a delicious sauce-mix of brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, mirin, oyster sauce, sesame oil and black pepper. A luscious, mouth-watering wonder pot, perfect for family meals.
A pancake so scrumptiously filled, it’s basically a thick flat meat-pie. Murtabak is a Malaysian Indian darling, enjoyed as a meal dish, any time of the day. Packed with chewy minced meat, eggs and potatoes, made flavoursome with garlic, dried tamarind, curry powder and garam masala. Absolutely delicious.
Malaysian Chicken Curry
Excite your taste-buds with this spicy and savoury Malaysian household favourite. Chicken marinated in aromatic herbs and spices, cooked with potatoes in creamy coconut milk gravy. A thrilling, mouth-watering delight; best enjoyed with rice or roti.