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South-East Asian dinner recipes

Explore the diverse flavours of these countries, one dish at a time.

Our South-East Asia holiday plans may be temporarily on hold but that doesn’t mean we can’t recreate the incredible flavours of the countries’ diverse cuisines at home.

With Indonesian-made ABC sauces, you can cook authentic South-East Asian recipes in your own kitchen. The brand’s beloved sweet soy sauce is made from quality yellow soy beans and naturally sweetened with sun-dried palm sugar, which gives it a distinct and intense combination of sweet, savoury and slightly smoky flavour that’s bursting with gurih (Indonesian for ‘fifth taste’). In other words, even the least confident of chefs can whip up a dinner that’s reminiscent of nights spent in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam or Singapore!

Below, we’ve rounded up 12 easy yet amazing South-East Asian recipes to help cure your wanderlust and inspire your dinner menu.

01

Thai vegetarian yellow curry

Thai vegetarian yellow curry

Lacking inspiration come Meat-Free Mondays? Loaded with vegie goodness (pumpkin and cauliflower) and plenty of Asian spice, this yellow curry will be perfect for lunch the next day too.

02

Indonesian crispy pork belly

Indonesian crispy pork belly

You’ve never had pork belly like this before! ABC’s Sweet Soy Sauce (also known as kecap manis) gives pork a malty, toffee-like flavouring.

03

Vietnamese lemongrass chicken bowl

Vietnamese lemongrass chicken bowl

Fragrant, flavoursome and so delicious! You can’t go wrong with this quick and easy Vietnamese lemongrass and chicken bowl for dinner tonight.

04

Pork and bean sprout Singapore noodles

Pork and bean sprout Singapore noodles

Visit Singapore with this mouthwatering pork and bean sprout noodle dish that’s full of fresh and wholesome ingredients.

05

Char Kway Teow spicy prawn noodles

Char Kway Teow spicy prawn noodles

If you like your dishes spicy, add this Malaysian favourite to your dinner repertoire. ABC’s Sweet Soy Sauce (also known as kecap manis) and Extra Hot Chilli Sauce bring big flavours to this Chinese sausage and vegie noodles dish.

06

Thai beef salad

Thai beef salad

Light, fresh and packed with tangy Thai flavours, this delicious beef salad is a classic Asian dish, perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner.

07

Filipino chicken adobo

Filipino chicken adobo

Sweet and savoury, with a tangy kick – it’s hard to believe this flavour-packed Filipino dish is easy to make! The secret to juicy, tender chicken lies in this recipe’s marinade which uses ABC’s thick Sweet Soy Sauce (also known as kecap manis) and Original Chilli Sauce.

08

Slow cooker beef rendang

Slow cooker beef rendang

Succulent, slow-cooked beef rendang develops deep, complex spice flavours as it simmers away.

09

Indonesian braised lamb shoulder

Indonesian braised lamb shoulder

Up your roast game with this Indonesian recipe that’s brimming with the fragrant flavours of garlic, ginger and cinnamon.

10

Vietnamese coconut and turmeric pancakes

Vietnamese coconut and turmeric pancakes

Full of authentic Vietnamese ingredients, these fresh and crispy pancakes, also known as banh xeo, make a satisfying vegetarian meal.

11

Singapore chilli crab

Singapore chilli crab

Singapore chilli crab is this island nation’s unofficial national dish and, like Singapore itself, is an amalgam of the best of its Malaysian, Indian and Chinese past.

12

Coconut and prawn fritters with Asian salad

Coconut and prawn fritters with Asian salad

These delicious seafood fritters channel the flavours of an Asian street food market. Packed full of juicy prawns and fragrant coconut, they go brilliantly with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce and fresh salad.

Brought to you by ABC Sauces.

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