What fun my friends and my husband and I had this weekend with our eco-friendly Asian Dinner Party! And best of all, I had the opportunity to dress my table with a wonderful Eco-Friendly tablescape set, compliments of my friends at Smarty Had a A Party! This company was gracious enough to supply us with a wonderful leafware dinnerware set.
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Greet guests with a few warm chestnuts to nibble on as you finish preparing the main part of your meal. These crispy strips are fast and easy to make for an appetizer or to add a great crunch to a salad. In this elegant recipe, sea bass is cooked in parchment-paper boxes, a technique that allows the fish to gently steam in its own juices.
When entertaining, we are always trying to think of something different. That's why I love preparing an Asian menu: The "wow" factor is huge, the amount of effort needed is small, and because of the variety of natural flavors in Asian culture, the food is delicious and still healthy. Asian cuisine and decor is very simple and precise, and the smallest effort will make your evening that much more authentic. If you're in a major city, check out Chinatown or an Asian neighborhood; smaller towns may have Asian food markets instead.
From spring rolls to sushi and satay, Asia is full of finger-friendly snacks. Fried chicken wings are American finger food recipe staplesbut Asian versions like adobo wings or Japanese karaage are just as finger-lickin' good. The secret?
This Korean-inspired dish is great for people trying to cut down on carbohydrates, because the meat is wrapped in lettuce instead of served on bread. David Chang was inspired to make these playful rolls by a snack he had at Yunpilam, a temple in South Korea, where the nuns served him edamame mixed with walnuts and molasses. His rolls have an edamame-and-walnut filling; unlike other sushi rolls, they can be served warm.
Encompassing a diverse array of countries, cultures and cuisines, modern Asian is an unparalleled force in the contemporary foodscape. With an almost endless supply of cooking inspiration to draw from, there's no stopping this colourful and creative cuisine. For classic Asian recipes, see our collection here.
The duo behind the Opening Ceremony boutiques throw stupendous parties with great food. Their secret weapon: co-founder Humberto Leon's mom. That's an astonishing statement from the co-owner with Carol Lim of the ultrahip clothing store Opening Ceremony, which has outposts in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo. The Tokyo shop, for instance, has a restaurant named Potluck that serves coffee from cult roaster Blue Bottle Coffee Co.
Full of vibrant colours and fragrant flavours, Asian cuisine is the perfect choice for a show-stopping dinner party theme. Impress your guests with our stunning seared tuna tataki, try a Chinese classic with our pork and prawn dumplings or get stuck into our sticky Korean pork shoulder. Check out these pork burgers with punchy Thai flavours, topped with a cooling zesty coconut relish.
Do you need help with your next dinner party? Never fear, we've put together four of the best menus, full of some of our top rating recipes, for you to dazzle your guests. From modern Australian classics to South East Asian favourites, the best fancy French recipes to a complete Italian banquet, we've got a menu to suit every occasion. Relaxed dining at its best, this menu is all about easy, breezy classics that are probably already part of your repertoire.