Now that the sun is shining, we’re taking our Asian feasts outdoors. Picnics are all about portability, so pack your hamper with robust Vietnamese sandwiches, easy-to-eat rolls, and Asian salads that will toss themselves on the way to the park.
Pick up a roast chicken from your local supermarket, then shred the meat and pile it into crusty baguettes, along with pickled carrot, cucumber, coriander, sliced chilli and Kewpie mayonnaise for a crowd-pleasing take on these ma ling rolls.
We love the fact that Vietnamese rice paper rolls pack your carbs, protein and vegetables into one hand-held package! Make a batch of this pan-fried pork patty rolls for your next sojourn in the sun.
This zesty nasi ulam rice salad is a breeze to make – and you don’t even have to toss it before you leave home. Simply place all the ingredients in a lidded plastic container, then toss just before serving.
Equally delicious hot or cold, Korean japchae is another surefire winner for summer barbecues, packed with colourful vegetables and a sesame dressing.
For more ways to keep your cool this summer, read our guide to the top 10 ingredients with cooling properties or try our favourite cool noodle dishes.
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