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Hands-on: Asian Finger Food and Canapes

Get creative with the catering at your next party with six inventive ideas for Asian finger foods and canapes, including Japanese finger food, Korean canapes and easy Chinese recipes.

Sushi rolls

A light and healthy party favourite, homemade Japanese sushi rolls are sure to be a hit at your next event. Fill them with fresh prawns, smoked salmon, teriyaki chicken or cooked tuna, along with cucumber, avocado and carrot. Serve on a platter with soy sauce and pickled ginger.

Nori maki (sushi rolls)

Kimchi dumplings

Filled with a blend of chicken, tofu and mild chilli, these Korean dumplings are ideal as a hot canapé. Serve on ceramic soup spoons for added finesse.

Korean Kimchi dumplings Recipe

Wasabi croquettes

Make golf-ball-sized versions of these golden wasabi croquettes, and serve with Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise for dipping.

Japanese Wasabi Croquette Recipe

Seared scallops with fried nori

For an impressive dinner-party starter or canape, gently sear 24 scallops, then garnish them with matchsticks of fried nori seaweed for added umami flavour and texture. Serve the seared scallops on cleaned scallop shells or soup spoons.

Seared Scallops with Fried Nori & Pickled Ginger

Char siu chicken rolls

Make a big batch of these char siu chicken rolls in advance, then reheat in the oven just before serving. Serve with a dipping sauce of yoghurt, mint, garlic and paprika.

chicken and charsiu rolls recipe

Korean chicken skewers

A popular Korean street food, these dakkochi gui, or chicken skewers, are drizzled with a sweet and slightly spicy sauce. They’re great for outdoor events.

Dakkochi Gui (Chicken Skewers) Recipe

For more summer entertaining ideas, try our Thai canapes with matched wines.

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