20 Asian Meals On The Table in 15 Minutes (2024)



If you didn’t make a batch of freezer friendly meals for this coming week, then here’s a solution for you: 20 Quick Asian Meals you can make in 15 minutes FROM SCRATCH with EVERYDAY INGREDIENTS! Asian food is great for fast, fresh meals because they are typically cooked very quickly over high heat.

20 Asian Meals On The Table in 15 Minutes (1) All these recipes are on the table in 15 minutes, made from scratch. The great thing is that there are so many common ingredients, once you geta fewAsian pantry essentials, all of which you can get from supermarkets, you’ll have the base for all of these recipes. Note: The assumption I’ve made by classifying these all as “15 minute meals”arethat: a) All your ingredients are on the counter, washed and ready to cut/prepare. I can’t factor in if it takes you 5 minutes to find the vegetables you need in the dark corners of your fridge! b) You have reasonable chopping skills with a half decent set of knives. If it takes you about 5 minutes to dice an onion, then add 5 minutes to the preparation time of each recipe. They’re still quick fix meals though! Or choose recipes with minimal chopping 🙂

Thai Stir Fried Noodles (Pad See Ew)– one of the most popular recipes on RecipeTin Eats, a classic Thai takeout you can make at home in 15 minutes – that’s faster than ordering in!!

Thai Chilli Basil Chicken Stir Fry– another popular Thai takeout dish! It’s amazing how quickly you can make this. Don’t worry if you can’t find Thai Basil, ordinary basil is a perfectly good substitute!

Chinese Chicken and Corn Soup– a Chinese restaurant classic. Amaze yourself how fast and easy it is to make at home!

Spicy Thai Noodles (Pad Kee Mao) (Drunken Noodles)– one of my personal favourites. I love the strong salty, spicy flavours of this classic Thai street food!

10 Classic Chinese Stir Fries Using Homemade Real Chinese All Purpose Stir Fry Sauce. The stir fry sauce will take you a mere 2 minutes to make and you can store it in the fridge to have one hand for quick stir fries. It’s areal authentic Chinese stir fry sauce and it keeps for weeks! It’s fabulously versatile to use as a base to make a huge range of classic Chinese stir fries,includingCashew Chicken, Beef withBroccoli and Chow Mein. 10 recipes in one handy place!

Build Your Own Stir Fried Noodles– a basic “formula” so you will never need a recipe again to make stir fried noodles!

Mapo Tofu–the Japanese version of this famous Sichuan spicy dish (Mapo Tofu/Mapo Doufu) is made with readily available ingredients and it is a lot less oily but is still an incredible flavour explosion in a bowl. It’s so delicious that I want the sauce on tap!

Crunchy Asian Chicken Salad– this is like an Asian ‘slaw. So healthy, so fresh, with fabulous crunch and an awesome dressing that you’ll use time and time again.

Soba with Green Beans and Beef– one of my personal favourites. The dressing is so smooth and matches perfectly with the juicy beef. By slicing the beef, a little but goes a long way, making this a great cost effective elegant meal for mid week.

Stir Fried Green Beans with Pork or Beef Mince (Ground Pork / Beef)– this recipe is straight from my mother, a dish she was taught by her mother. A classic Japanese homemade meal with an intense flavour that is so easy and fast to make from scratch!

Packet Ramen Makeover– this is how you make packet ramen into a nutritious meal. The reality is, normal people can’t make a decent ramen soup stock at home – I’ve tried, and it’s just not possible for ordinary people. So use a packet ramen, but add a saucy stir fry topping tomake it into a complete meal.

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I hope you enjoyed this round up! If you enjoyed this, you might enjoy my other 15 Minute Meals – you can see the whole collection of 15 minute Dinnershere.

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  1. 20 Asian Meals On The Table in 15 Minutes (14)sophia harvey says

    I was searching about Chinese food and this article really help me to find some good Chinese food and one thing that I love to see your crunchy Asian salad that is really amazing for me keep up the good work.


  2. 20 Asian Meals On The Table in 15 Minutes (16)Tracy says

    I made the caramelised pork dish. I added shiitake mushrooms for extra vegetables. It was so easy and absolutely delicious


  3. 20 Asian Meals On The Table in 15 Minutes (17)Bill says

    I enjoy Asian food but must watch the sodium/salt content & also don’t eat red meat so it’s foul & fish. So will check out those that work for me & where I can make substitutes. Thank you


  4. 20 Asian Meals On The Table in 15 Minutes (18)Margaux says

    I’ve now made the poached chicken with dipping sauces several times (now known in my house as “dippin chicken”!) and my husband and young kids go crazy for it. Even cooking more chicken in a bigger pot, the timing is still consistent. Super easy to do during weekly meal prep. Thanks!


  5. 20 Asian Meals On The Table in 15 Minutes (24)Dorothy Herring says

    Hi just tried your “all purpose stir fry sauce “ and it was real good. I am allergic to shell fish and the oyster sauce has oyster and their crushed shells it. Is there a substitute for that. My husband wanted me to use it so I did and let’s hope we don’t have to make a trip to the hospital. Lol. We cook Chinese and Asian dishes often. We also make our own chicken egg rolls, we make up large batches and freeze them for later meals. One recipe that we can never find in all the Chinese cook books that we have is a “ hunan chicken recipe”. We both love it and always order it when we go out to eat. Do you have a recipe for it? And will you share with us, please. Thank you!

    • 20 Asian Meals On The Table in 15 Minutes (25)Wynn says

      There is a mock vegetarian oyster sauce made from mushrooms that a lot of vegans use and like. I don’t know the brand names of those, but Amazon.com might be a quick reference for those, with a search for vegetarian oyster sauce. Hope you hadn’t needed to resort to an epi-pen!


  6. 20 Asian Meals On The Table in 15 Minutes (29)Darryl Anne McClellan says

    Hi Nagi. I’ve been on your website so many times, I feel you are living in my home.
    I’d like to buy the 2 books: “10 classic Chinese Meals” and “20 Asian meals you can made in 15 min”
    How do I order???


    • 20 Asian Meals On The Table in 15 Minutes (30)Nagi says

      Hi Darryl! I’m so pleased you enjoy my site, thank you for reading! Those are free recipes, you don’t need to buy them! Just click on the links for each recipe then you can download or print them 🙂 N x


  7. 20 Asian Meals On The Table in 15 Minutes (32)Terry Spooner says

    I am 73 yr. old type 2 diabetic and have changed my eating habits, focusing on vegetables and noodles. This has been a big help in the control of my sugar levels and helped me develop a love for this type of food. Your site is so helpful, thanks so much.


    • 20 Asian Meals On The Table in 15 Minutes (33)Nagi says

      Hi Terry, I’m so glad that you’re finding some recipes you enjoy! Hats off to you for having such a great attitude 🙂 N x


  8. 20 Asian Meals On The Table in 15 Minutes (37)Lysi locklear says

    I am looking for a Japanese spicy beef noodle soup. I had a bowl of it at Las Vages, NV. If you have one and like to share. I like to try to make it at home.


  9. 20 Asian Meals On The Table in 15 Minutes (39)Maitong says

    thanks for sharing the recipes; can you please upload some appetizers? ? thanks in advance!


    • 20 Asian Meals On The Table in 15 Minutes (40)Nagi | RecipeTin says

      Hi Maitong! I have an appetisers section on my blog (Recipes > Courses > Appetisers). Nothing there of interest? ;( N x


  10. 20 Asian Meals On The Table in 15 Minutes (41)Liro says

    i am European, live in California and i am very passionate about Asian kitchen. I am also crazy about PHO, could you please post some recipes? Thank you in advance. Love your blog! You will see me oft here.


    • 20 Asian Meals On The Table in 15 Minutes (42)Nagi | RecipeTin says

      Hi Liro, I’m so glad you enjoy my blog! I haven’t shared a Pho recipe because actually, it requires some fairly specialised ingredients that are quite hard to source, even from me! The stock is the secret 🙂 I will jot it down though and keep it in mind! I do love homemade Pho. It’s so delicious!


  11. 20 Asian Meals On The Table in 15 Minutes (43)lyubomira says

    These spicy thai noodles are my favorite! But every single one of these recipes seems perfect for a quick lunch /dinner. Great way to use up those vegetables in the fridge and still have something different every day. I love your blog!!!


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