Kitchen Tips

5 Mid-week Meals for Summer

When the weather heats up, no one wants to be stuck in a hot kitchen. Here are five great mid-week summer meals that will fill you up while cooling you down.

Soba Noodle Salad – Korean

Perfect for summer dining, this refreshing cold Soba Noodle Salad is well-balanced with a medley of nutritious vegetables and organic soba noodles, topped with delicious sesame dressing. It’s super easy to make and is such a healthy family mid-week meal.


Som Tum Gai Yang (Green Papaya Salad with Grilled Chicken) – Thai

Fire up the BBQ and take dinner outside with this crowd-pleasing Som Tum Gai Yang recipe. Simply add some sticky rice to the fantastic combination of papaya salad and grilled chicken, for one of the world’s most satisfying meals.


Vietnamese Rice Vermicelli Salad – Vietnamese

Filled with vegetables, prawns, and rice vermicelli, this authentic Vietnamese Rice Vermicelli Salad recipe makes a perfect light lunch or dinner in the hot weather. For some variety, change it up by replacing the prawns with pre-cooked chilled beef, pork or chicken.

Vietnamese Rice Vermicelli Salad

Thai Beef Salad – Thai

Using common Asian ingredients including delicious fresh herbs, Thai Beef Salad is quick and easy to prepare with very little effort required. Use thinly sliced good quality beef, loads of gorgeous herbs, and toss it with a good Thai-style dressing before serving it up with refreshing vegetables.

Thai beef salad

Pineapple Fried Rice – Thai, Malaysian

Savour the delicious smell and flavour of summer-ripe pineapple with a sweet and spicy Pineapple Fried Rice. Quick to prepare with leftover rice, herbs, fruit and vegetables, it’s an easy and healthy mid-week dinner.

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

You May Also Like

Curry History

Curry History

Custom Curry

Custom Curry


Kate Brodhurst

Rosalin Kristiani

Glenda Mc Donnell

Michael J Sabo

Melinda Savage

Lisa-Jane Fudge

Lillie Giang

Justine Withers

Julia Brodska

Josephine Chan

Sally-Ann Haw

Store Locator

Find your nearest Asian Store


Our Newsletter

Sign up for an authentic Asian experience. From exotic cuisines to fascinating destinations to cooking competitions and monthly giveaways - Discover the Authentic