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Hands-on: Asian Finger Foods and Street-food Snacks

Get hands-on this week with our favourite Asian finger foods and street-food snacks. Your family will love tearing into steamed buns, curry puffs and sushi rolls… No cutlery required.

Chinese steamed buns

Sure, you could tackle these with chopsticks, but we won’t judge if you tear into these fluffy Chinese char siu pork buns with your fingers.

Chinese Steamed Buns with Char Siu Pork Filling (Char Siu Bao)

Malaysian curry puffs

A Malaysian breakfast favourite, these ultra-portable curry puffs are designed to eat with your hands. Think of them as a Malaysian pie or pasty, with flaky golden pastry encasing a mild chicken curry.

Malaysian Curry Puff Karipap

Wasabi croquettes

For an indulgent Japanese finger food, make golf-ball-sized versions of these golden wasabi croquettes, served with mayonnaise for dipping.

Japanese Wasabi Croquette Recipe

Korean chicken skewers

A popular Korean street food, these dakkochi gui or chicken skewers are drizzled with a sweet and spicy sauce.

Dakkochi Gui (Chicken Skewers) Recipe

Thai fish cakes

As a tasty snack, serve these bite-sized Thai fish cakes with sweet chilli sauce for dipping, or wrap them in pita bread or lettuce cups for a light meal.

Mini Fish Cakes

California rolls

A light and healthy favourite for work and school lunches, homemade Japanese California rolls are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. And the best part: you can alter the fillings depending on your family’s preferences.

Japanese california rolls

Vietnamese summer rolls

Let everyone get hands-on with the preparation of these Vietnamese summer rolls. Lay out all of the ingredients on the table, then have your guests wrap their own creations.

Vietnamese Summer Rolls Recipe

Yakitori chicken

Skewered foods are ideal for snacking on the run, such as these Japanese yakitori chicken skewers with spring onion and a sweet soy glaze.

japanese yakitori chicken recipe

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