If you are not an Asian, you probably don’t know what Asian food tastes like. Asian cuisine which is known for its pleasant savory taste includes a plethora of dishes. While rice and curry are common in most parts, other Asian regions are famous for their meat dishes. No matter whether you are a vegan or prefer meat, the largest continent has everything to treat your taste buds with. Given below are some Asian breakfast ideas you can try at home.
Slow Cooker Pork Roast
Pork roast is a meat staple that tastes amazing when cooked in a slow cooker. Prepare this delicious dish by taking boneless pork roast and coating it with a mixture of Chinese five-spice blend, salt, red pepper, sugar, black pepper, and ground garlic. Place the roast in the slow cooker that’s filled with a cup of water. Cook on low flame for about 7-8 hours. In the last 15 minutes of the cooking time, prepare a glaze with water, soy sauce, sugar, apple cider vinegar, and red pepper. Dissolve some cornstarch with water and add to the glaze. The last step is to brush the roast with this glaze and serve.
Creamy Wheat Berry Porridge
If you are a vegan, wheat berry porridge is one of the best Asian breakfast ideas for you. Make porridge with wheat berries and let it sit for a few hours. Stir in the canola oil, milk, and chia seeds in it. Prepare a topping with blueberries, water, ground ginger, and maple syrup, and salt. At last, drizzle the sauce over the porridge and serve. You can also add a fresh piece of ginger in the sauce for a unique flavor.
Chinese Lotus Seed Buns
Lotus seed buns are popular in China. Try them at home by first soaking the lotus seeds overnight and removing the sprout from the center. Take these seeds in a pan containing water and bring to boil. Transfer the seeds in a blender along with a tablespoon of lotus seed water and blend to form a fine paste. Now cook this paste with oil and sugar before placing it in the center of the dough to create buns. For the dough, you need to use flour, yeast, heavy cream, sugar, and baking powder. At last, brush the buns with some food coloring and steam them.
Thai Pineapple Fried Rice
Looking for Thailand-inspired Asian breakfast? Try pineapple fried rice prepared with basmati rice and healthy veggies. This colorful and light rice dish can be made gluten-free by using brown rice and tamari rather than white rice and soy sauce. Make the rice by sautéing garlic, bell peppers, onion, and carrots. Cook frozen peas and add it along with cooked rice in the veggie mixture. Drizzle tamari/soy sauce, curry powder, and salt. At last, add green onions, cilantro, cashews, and black pepper. Finally, stir in the pineapple chunks, mix well, and serve.
Vermicelli Noodle Bowl
You might have cooked vermicelli with milk or sugar. How about making a vegetable noodle bowl with vermicelli? Create this flavorful dish by sautéing your favorite vegetables in oil and then mixing them with vermicelli noodles. Add soy sauce, salt, pepper, ground red chili, and other seasonings of choice. Pour water and cook the vermicelli noodles on simmer. Top with roasted peanuts, coriander, and lemon juice.
Chicken Lettuce Cups
If you don’t have much time and yet want to enjoy a unique Asian breakfast, make chicken lettuce cups. Make the dish by combining shredded ginger and garlic with honey, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. Stir in scallions, nuts, and carrots. Arrange cooked chicken on the lettuce leaves and top with soy-veggie mixture.