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They’re quick, they’re easy, they’re usually healthy and they look great. One-bowl meals are the perfect cure for mid-week madness and a tasty way to eat quickly.
But there’s plenty more on offer out there than Buddha and poke bowls, and if you haven’t tried what some of Asia’s best cuisines have to offer, then you haven’t lived. Ok, so you’ve obviously lived, but you haven’t “lived”! Coz, you know, the bowls are really tasty.
Anyway, on the off chance, you haven’t lived yet and really want to, or you just want a quick refresher, here are some of our favourite one-bowl wonders from across Asia just begging to be eaten.
From the Far East to the South, where rice is a staple food, you’re bound to find congee, too. White rice cooked with extra water into a soupy-like thick broth and flavoured with absolutely anything you want. More commonly called rice porridge in Asia, this one-bowl wonder is arguably even more tastefully versatile than rice. Absorbing the richness of any ingredient to combine with the fragrant flavour of rice, in a warm creamy texture that soothes and satisfies. Add cooked meats, fish and veggies to a plain bowl of hot congee, and you’ve got a classic Chinese Teochew meal. Or cook the meat or fish with the rice and let the flavours blend into the congee. A common breakfast bowl in Asia. The perfect comfort food for when you’re feeling under weather, for a warm fulfilling meal after a long day’s work.