Kitchen Tips

Five Show-stopping Main Courses to Impress Your Guests

To help you entertain like a pro this summer, we’ve taken a culinary trip around Asia to bring you five show-stopping main courses that will impress your guests.

Show off your kitchen skills with these high-tech recipes – and don’t forget to share your creations with us by tagging on Instagram.

Singapore black pepper crab

Show your guests you mean business by serving them a platter piled high with Singapore black pepper crabs. Have napkins, finger bowls and crab crackers at the ready. And be warned: things are going to get messy!

singapore black pepper crab

Cantonese roasted pork belly

With its crunchy golden skin and meltingly tender meat, this roasted pork belly is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Master the art of the perfect crackling, then sit back and wait for the praise to roll in.

Roasted Pork Belly Recipe

Thai green curry barramundi

This is Thai green curry, but not as you know it. What sets this Thai green curry with barramundi apart is its contemporary, restaurant-style plating, including a pool of flavour-packed curry sauce and a shard of crisped fish skin. Wow your guests with this modern makeover of a Thai classic.


Japanese temaki zushi

Buy the best-quality sashimi-grade salmon, tuna and kingfish you can find from your local fishmonger, slice it into thin tiles, then serve with a bowl of still-warm sushi rice, wasabi, pickled ginger and soy sauce. Let your friends make their own temaki zushi hand rolls for an authentic Japanese meal they won’t forget.

Temaki zushi

Chinese braised duck

Don’t let the lengthy ingredients list scare you off – a quick trip to your local Asian grocer is all that stands between you and culinary glory. Bursting with Chinese treasures, such as red jujubes and lily buds, this delectable braised duck dish is sure to impress your guests.


For more summer entertaining ideas, whip up our Chinese dinner party menu, or find out why beer and Malaysian snacks are a match made in heaven.

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