Top 20 Asian Side Dishes


Are you confused about what to cook as a side dish that will go perfectly with the main course dishes that you prepared? You can serve it with recipes that take considerably less time to get ready so that it compensates the time you took to prepare the main course. There are a lot of varieties as to what to serve with the main course. It may be appetizers, pickles, sauces, dips, salads, soups, or rolls. Here’s a list of the top 20 Asian dishes for you to try out at home.

1.Wonton Soup

For preparing this recipe, you need to prepare the wonton first. Wontons are deep-fried or baked crispy dumplings to which you can add the filling of your choice. It can be chicken, fish, or any other meat or vegetable. Then prepare the soup, add veggies to your soup, add salt and pepper, and add the wonton to the soup.

Wonton Soup

2.Tan Tan Noodles

Tan Tan noodles is a Chinese dish, which is also known as Tantanmen. It is prepared using minced beef or pork, and the noodles are tossed in unique Sichuan pickles, which gives a kind of typicality to the dish. Sprinkle vinegar and season with pepper once the dish is ready.

Tan Tan Noodles

3.Bok Choy With Garlic And Oyster Sauce

Bok Choy is meant to be white vegetables, and the taste of this recipe comes primarily from adding garlic and oyster sauce. It is a quick recipe that takes only 15 minutes to be prepared. Sprinkle soy sauce and season with chili flakes once the dish is ready.

Bok Choy with Garlic and Oyster Sauce

4.Vietnamese Chicken Wings

This is a delicious mouth-watering appetizer that has originated in Vietnam. The typicality of this recipe is it is cooked with fish sauce, cilantro, and garlic, which is added in considerably more amounts.

Vietnamese Chicken Wings

5.Kimchi Tofu Mandu

This is a Korean dumpling recipe in which the dumplings are baked or grilled until it becomes smoky and crispy. Kimchi is a form of pickle that can be used for the recipe topping. Add salt and pepper as per your taste. Season with scallions once it is done.

Kimchi Tofu Mandu

6.Crispy Sushi Bites

This is probably one of the tastiest appetizers that you might come across. After preparing the crispy sushi bites, you can season it with spicy tuna prepared separately as a topping. Garnish it with bell peppers and green salad.

Crispy Sushi Bites

7.Dry Fried Green Beans

This is not only tasty but also a healthy recipe that is very easy to try at home. It takes 10 minutes to prepare the dish, and the ingredients used to prepare it are readily available in the market. The ingredients used are green beans, vegetable broth, sesame oil, garlic, soy sauce, cornstarch, and vegetable oil.

Dry Fried Green Beans


This dish is similar to noodles, but the difference is that the strips of this dish are finer than that of noodles. The recipes that can be prepared using Chowmein are similar to that of noodles. You can make Hakka Chowmein and serve it with schwan sauce.



It is a dish prepared using green leafy vegetables, mainly spinach and sesame but you can cook them with other vegetables also. It can be served with the main course or as a salad. Sprinkle freshly roasted and ground sesame seeds on top of the dish.


10.Miso Soup

This soup is a quick and delicious recipe you can prepare at home and earn all praise of your guests. You can add softened miso paste to the soup, but if you do, you have to prepare the miso paste first. Add water and boil the paste to turn it into soup.

Miso Soup

11.Chinese Spring Rolls

These are fantastic appetizers that can be served as the main course as well. You can adjust the diameter of the tortilla (that is stuffed with the filling) as per your choice. Season it with honey garlic sauce and chopped pieces of spring onions once the dish is ready.

Chinese Spring Rolls


It is a form of Japanese pickle in which the main ingredient used is cabbage and spinach leaves. The pickle is fermented for days until the ultimate taste comes. You can regulate the spiciness of the pickles by adding chili flakes.


13.Scallion Pancakes

This is a Korean recipe in which the main ingredients are whole wheat flour, water, sesame oil, salt, black pepper, and ghee. You can also use edible oil instead of ghee. When preparing this recipe, making a perfect dough is very important. Add the scallions inside the pancakes and roll them. Bake it and get perfect pancakes.

Scallion Pancakes

14.Kani Salad

It is a form of crab salad in which you can add chopped pieces of veggies, steamed chicken, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and bread crumbs. If you want to increase the tanginess, add grated sour mangoes to the salad.

Kani Salad


These are also known as Asian rice balls wrapped in a flat seaweed wrapper, called nori. You can prepare fillings of salmon fish or tuna separately and stuff them inside the sushi rice balls. You can bake it until it becomes crispier or serve the soft steamed rice balls.


16.Asian Slaw

The ingredients used in preparing the slaw are green cabbage, red cabbage, green onions, carrots, coriander leaves, bean sprouts, mint leaves, and fried shallots. You can use shredded cooked chicken in preparing the slaw along with Vinegar, Soy sauce, and fish sauce.

Asian Slaw


It is a form of grilled egg recipe that has originated in Japan. An omelet is prepared using the egg in a particular way which is rolled, and it is sweet to taste because of the addition of sweetened or mirin. You can use this dish as a filling for the sushi as well.


18.Edamame With Spicy Garlic Sauce

This is a gluten-free recipe that takes 15 minutes to get prepared. All you need is fresh edamame, avocado oil, minced garlic, minced ginger, soy sauce, maple syrup, sesame oil, and Sambal Oelek.

Edamame with Spicy Garlic Sauce


Pandesal is a form of bread roll that is native to the Philippines and is prepared using flour, yeast, sugar, oil, and salt. It can be served as a sandwich with butter, cheese, or jam, or you can stuff filling inside the bread roll by tearing it apart.


20.Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

The primary taste of this recipe lies in the sauce in which the Brussels sprouts are tossed. To prepare the sauce, you will need sesame oil, garlic cloves, sugar, ginger, Vinegar, chili flakes, soy sauce, Hoisin sauce, ground peppercorn, and cornstarch. Garnish with peanuts and scallions.

Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts