Lisa-Kristin Erdt

Editorial Assistant at Kitchen Stories

When it comes to ordering takeout, Asian food often comes up head-to-head with pizza. I mean it’s understandable—whether it’s rice, dumplings, vegetables, or noodles—there’s something for everyone, which makes ordering for a crowd that bit easier.

But, I’m going to state the obvious here—you don’t even need to pick up the phone, leave the house, or swipe through an app to enjoy your favorite Asian takeout. We’ve put together 13 of our regular orders so you can try recreating them for yourself:

Pho (Vietnamese beef noodle soup)

Pho (Vietnamese beef noodle soup)

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Hearty, spicy and so delicious—nothing beats a steaming bowl of hot pho. The traditional Vietnamese soup is based on a clear broth which is enriched with rice noodles, beef, vegetables and a variety of spices. You have to be a little patient and let the broth simmer for several hours to allow the intense aroma to develop. But trust me, it’s worth it!

Easy chicken ramen

Easy chicken ramen

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Ramen are is more than noodles: it’s a whole food culture in an of itself. You can dream up all kinds of variations with different kinds of meat, fish, vegetables and noodles but to start easy, look No further than this recipe:

Thai red curry

Thai red curry

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When I go out for Asian food, I think I almost always choose a good curry dish, but just because you see it on menus everywhere, doesn’t mean it’s not worth making! I’m just going to point you in the direction of this recipe Thai red curry with chicken, crunchy vegetables and delicious cashew nuts:

Pad see ew (Thai stir-fried noodles)

Pad see ew (Thai stir-fried noodles)

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Pad See Ew knows that good things come in three—from its name to the mere 30 minutes it takes for this deliciously easy Thai noodle dish to come together!

Avocado maki and salmon nigiri

Avocado maki and salmon nigiri

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You don’t need to be a master to make sushi at home. Using our recipe and one or two fresh ingredients, with a little skill and dexterity you can have the most popular Japanese sushi types on the table in no time.

Chinese fried rice

Chinese fried rice

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Looking for an excuse to get a serving of fried rice from your local Asian restaurant? This recipe takes less time than waiting for the delivery. On your mark, get set, go!

Mapo tofu

Mapo tofu

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This is a dish where tofu plays the starring role, rather than support—in a fragrant sauce with Sichuan pepper and minced pork. It’s also a great excuse to buy a block of light-as-air silken tofu.

Bok choy bao buns

Bok choy bao buns

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If you have a bamboo steamer at home, we salute you! Now, you can use it to prepare our Chinese steamed buns—bao— which not only look great but have a real wow factor for entertaining. Watch them disappear.

Rainbow summer rolls

Rainbow summer rolls

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Summer rolls not only taste like pure freshness, they turn every dinner into a true experience. For those of you who don’t like to prepare in advance, simply place all the ingredients on the table and let your guests roll them by themselves. In any case, we will show you the method in our recipe video.

Chinese-style fried noodles

Chinese-style fried noodles

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Prepare your wok, cause it’s time for fried noodles! In this recipe, the soft egg noodles are combined with crunchy vegetables and spicy soy sauce. The juice of a lime rounds it off with a little zing.

Chicken katsu with sesame cabbage salad

Chicken katsu with sesame cabbage salad

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Crispy chicken katsu is a firm favorite. In this recipe it’s served with sesame cabbage salad and is as tasty as it is quick to prepare! There’s also the creamy mayonnaise sauce we always find ourselves coming back to...

Duck pancakes with cucumber, pomegranate, and hoisin sauce

Duck pancakes with cucumber, pomegranate, and hoisin sauce

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This recipe doesn’t pretend to be traditional, but we can promise the taste will convince you. Starting with the marinade to the duck pancakes to the filling itself, everything in this recipe is made from scratch!

Tuna tataki with cucumber-seaweed salad

Tuna tataki with cucumber-seaweed salad

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You almost couldn't serve tuna in a better way: The spicy tataki sauce amps up the tuna steak, with a cucumber-seaweed salad on the site to keep things fresh! If you want to really impress your guests, this recipe is just right for you.

What’s your favourite Asian takeout or do you prefer to cook at home? Let us know in the comments.

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