Taste of the Far East: Asian Cuisine
Feeling adventurous? Browse the International Aisle at Giant Eagle® for a stunning array of seasonings, sides and savory add-ons for Thai, Chinese, Japanese and other Asian cuisines; then try some of these recipes.
- Bok choy, a Chinese cabbage that looks like celery and has a mild flavor, serves as the background for Spicy Beef with Shrimp and Bok Choy.
- Hot pot is a stew-like dish eaten in China, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. This Vegetarian Hot Pot recipe features a ginger-garlic broth and hot pot staples like Chinese noodles, bok choy and shiitake mushrooms.
- Lo mein is a Cantonese phrase meaning "stirred noodles." Julienned celery, bean sprouts and snow peas star in this Yan Can Lo Mein recipe.
- Edamame are young soy beans with a mild, nutty flavor. Edamame Lo Mein takes just minutes to prepare. You can substitute eight ounces of Chinese noodles for the whole-wheat pasta in this recipe.
- Salt and Pepper Prawns uses reduced-sodium soy sauce, which brings out the flavor of the seafood. Use deveined prawns or shrimp.
- Fried rice, traditionally made with egg, is an excellent source of fiber and protein. This recipe features scallions, asparagus and red bell peppers.
- Cooking tip: Freshly cooked rice can clump together, and good fried rice features distinct, individual grains. For best results, use rice that is at least one day old, or follow the "cooling" step in this recipe carefully.
- Cooking tip: Always cook eggs until they're just "set" — you don't want them to be firm, but you don't want any liquid to remain in the pan.
- Sweet and sour chicken is a Westernized dish. This Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe is a heart-healthy take on takeout — it skips the heavy batter.
- Try this Pork Stir-Fry recipe over white or brown rice — and make good use of your leftovers!
- Cooking tip: Replace pork with one pound sliced, cooked or raw chicken; one pound cooked, peeled shrimp; or one pound sliced steak.
- Cooking tip: To emphasize the flavor of the vegetables, decrease meat in the recipe to half a pound. Meat cooking times may vary from those in the original recipe.
- Cooking tip: To add flavor, serve over Chinese noodles instead of rice or spaghetti.
- Cooking tip: To prepare a vegetarian version of the dish, prepare the tofu as directed in the recipe and substitute it for the pork, or try this Tofu Stir-Fry with pineapple.
More Asian Recipes
Shop Giant Eagle for the ingredients to these exotic dishes, then prepare them at home — and enjoy a taste of the Orient.
Source: Asian Cuisine & Foods