A Realtime Community Cookbook Created by Chefs and Artists of the Asian Diaspora
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Palestinian Bulgur & Beans
This recipe can be made with a variety of grains and beans—whatever you have on hand. Accompany with tahini, yogurt, and anything pickled!
FISH CUTLETS & DILL SAMBOL
Sri Lankan Croquettes
Fish croquettes–or “cutlets,” as we say in Sri Lanka–are a beloved tea-time or evening drink snack and usually made from tinned fish—perfect for quarantine. The filling is spicy with green chillies, turmeric and black pepper.
These vegetarian mandu have a soft tofu filling with bites of shiitake and mung bean noodles. The buchu packs a garlicky punch and pairs perfectly with black vinegar.
Pan-fried dumplings with golden crispy edges and a soft, juicy filling of gingery pork, cabbage, and scallions. My favorite way to eat this Japanese snack or side dish is dipped in a homemade ponzu sauce.
BHINDI & ROTI
Pakistani Okra with Flatbread
This dish works even if you’re missing some ingredients. You can even substitute the main ingredient, okra, with squash or eggplant!
Uzbek Potato Salad
The unusual combination of cooked potato and raw cucumber pairs nicely in this refreshing salad that is eaten all year round!
Vietnamese Rice Cakes
These little steamed rice cakes can be a blank canvas for however you choose to adapt them with whatever toppings you already have. Tangy, savory, soft and crunchy, bánh bèo are a well-loved Vietnamese street food classic.
AYAM GORENG KREMES
Indonesian Fried Chicken
Unlike the western style of breading fried chicken, the Indonesian version is marinated by simmering the chicken in spices, then fried until golden brown. Serve hot with white rice, cucumber salad, and sambal!
Growing up, my favorite foods were char siu baos, and any pillowy-soft pocket-shaped snack. These handpies have a savory filling encased in a vaguely sweet, starchy blanket that embody total comfort for me. They remind me of home.
Vietnamese Savory Sticky Rice
Xôi Mặn is a street food that contains fillings like caramelized shallots, mushrooms, and pork. While not traditionally steamed in banana leaf, doing so adds a sweet earthiness—
and it’s fun to unwrap!