The best Asian lunchbox tricks to keep your child happy and healthy.
Rice and noodles are essential staples in Asian cuisines and a major source of carbohydrates for many populations; enjoyed plain with a table of yummy dishes, or savoured in a great variety of delicious snacks, tasty treats and full-meal delights. So ubiquitous that just saying ‘Asian food’ would probably invoke images of steamy white rice, soupy noodles or stir-fried favourites. There are also myriad types of rice and noodles to choose from; plus, they’re great for storage up to several months.
Do you have some of these stocked up, and feel like clearing your pantry space a little? Then have a flavourful blast with these authentic Asian recipes!
Salmon Avocado Sushi
‘Sushi-fy’ your short-grain rice with salmon, avocado and seaweed in this simple and delicious recipe. Perfect for quick simple lunches or afternoon treats!
Vegan Tempura Sushi Burger
Get extra yummy and creative with your white or brown rice, in this vegan tempura sushi burger! Packed with nutritious veggies, flavoured with wasabi, Obento sushi seasoning, vegetarian oyster sauce, brown sugar, ginger and more. Healthy, tummy-filling and very umami.
Easy to cook and yummy to savour, fried rice never gets old. Try the Indonesian style with chicken, prawns and cabbage; seasoned with hot chilli sauce, sweet soy sauce, sambal and belachan. Spicy and superbly fragrant.
Salmon Poke Bowl
Popular as far as Hawaii, and born from a myriad of Japanese and Asian influences, what sets the poke (pronounced poh-kay) apart from regular salads are the chunks of succulent sashimi-grade salmon, aromatic sesame soy dressing, and cooked white or brown rice. A bowl of tender salmon and crunchy vegetable goodness.
Hong Kong Satay Beef with Instant Noodles
Stir-fried Beef Noodles
Chewy succulent beef stir-fried with wholesome veggies and tender noodles for a quick and easy meal. Tip: You can also replace the Hokkien noodles with spaghetti.
Vietnamese Grilled Pork Salad with Vermicelli Noodles
Packed with aromatic herbs, yummy pork and crunchy veggies, and served with rich Vietnamese dipping sauce, this vermicelli noodle special is both wholesome and delicious!
Ever tasted a Ramen Burger? Yes, you read that right - richly flavoured beef patty sandwiched between ramen noodle-buns fried to yummy golden brown with sesame oil. The patty may take a little effort to prep, but the amazing textures, mouth-feel and flavours are sure to mesmerize your taste-buds.