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Truth is, Asians generally love large dinner gatherings with an array of shared dishes, and so rarely dined with wine – there’s simply too much eating to do! But why let that hinder your love for both? In fact, a good combination of wine and Asian flavours can elevate any simple meal to a whole new dimension of savoury indulgence. Here are your favourite Thai and Chinese dishes paired with their best wine counterparts, courtesy of our tasteful friends at Wine Selectors.
Ah, the rich, spicy zing of magnificent Tom Yum soup. Best savoured with slow sips for the glorious layers of tastes. Balance this fragrant, piquant delight with a light aromatic white that has crisp acidity and copious fruity flavours - like Gewürztraminer, off-dry Riesling, or Rosé.
Green Curry Chicken
The amazing spicy darling that excites your taste buds with its zesty, appetizing gravy, and tender chicken meat. Temper the fiery flavour with a fresh citrusy medium or textural white: Off-dry Riesling, Verdelho or Chardonnay.
Thai Beef Salad
Gorgeous grilled beef and vegetables dressed with basil and garlic stir-fry paste, lime juice, fish sauce and sugar. A refreshing salad with exquisite authentic flavours. Ideal with a dry and crisp Rosé or aromatic whites: Sauvignon Blanc or Grüner Veltliner.
Vegetarian Spring Rolls
Yup, meat-free treats can be awesome with wine too, perfect for a night-cap snack. Pair this crunchy, tantalizing veggie delight with a zippy sparkling wine or dry white, like a Pinot Grigio or young dry Riesling.
The classic sweet-sour Thai stir-fry noodles are always yummy and versatile with any combination of eggs, veggies, seafood or chicken. Even better when accompanied with a zesty white full of yellow fruit depth and no oak influence: slightly aged Riesling or Arneis Fiano.