Kitchen Tips

Family-friendly Dinners With a Twist

Are you getting tired of your cooking repertoire or creating multiple meals to feed your family? Whip up one of these kid-friendly recipes from Asian Inspirations for a dinner the whole tribe will love.

Tempura Soba

With its crunchy fried vegetables and slurp-able noodles, this simple Japanese soba noodle soup will be a hit with kids and adults alike.

Tempura Soba - Buckwheat Noodle Soup

Bakmie Goreng with Chicken

This quick-smart Indonesian stir-fry is ready in less than 30 minutes, so it’s ideal for midweek meals. Just tone down the curry paste slightly if you’re cooking for younger palates. Get the recipe here.


Thai omelet

Packed with proteins, these omelets make a healthy choice for growing families. Don’t just save them for weekend breakfasts though – this Thai omelet works just as well as simple dinner.


Chinese honey roasted chicken

No one will be able to resist the sticky, sweet glaze on this Chinese honey roasted chicken. Serve it for a Sunday lunch with a difference. Chinese Honey Roasted Chicken

Pan fried mandu

Think Korean food is too spicy for your smalls? Think again. These pan-fried mandu dumplings are mild enough for toddlers to enjoy (and adults will love dunking them in the piquant dressing).

pan fried mandu

Lettuce cups

Children will love filling crunchy iceberg lettuce cups with the savoury pork and vegetable mix – almost as much as they’ll love eating these san choy bow with their hands! Lettuce Cup (San Choy Bao) Recipe

Japanese salmon burgers

Hold fire on the wasabi if you’re making these salmon burgers for younger kids, but all ages will adore the golden crumbed patties. Make extras to send for school lunches. Japanese salmon burgers Recipe - Dish

Hainanese chicken rice

For a Malaysian take on comfort food, try this simple yet satisfying Hainanese chicken rice. Hainanese Chicken Rice Recipe

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