Top 3 Must-Have Asian Sauces For Your Kitchen
Amp up your cooking with these three Asian sauces – Tried and tested by Team Mishry.
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If you are a fan of Oriental flavors and love recreating different recipes at home, you need to have all the ingredients in place.
Asian cooking can get a bit tedious. There aren’t a lot of sauces that do justice to the flavor they should be imparting. Some taste too artificial, while some don’t offer the correct balance of flavors. Moreover, one sauce is usually not enough. You need soy, some chilli, and a hoisin or oyster sauce.
If you are a fan of Oriental flavors and love recreating different recipes at home, we have a trio of sauces that will help sort your cooking woes. Here are Team Mishry’s chosen three – a brand that offers an all-in-one sauce, a schezwan sauce and a green chilli sauce.
Our Top 3 Asian Sauces for you to try out!
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Top 3 Asian Sauces To Simplify Cooking – Tried And Tested
Here is our list of Asian Sauces that should be a part of your pantry –
1. Schezwan Sauce
Schezwan sauce is one of the most popular Asian-inspired sauces in India. The main ingredients used in this sauce includes – dry red chillies, oil and garlic. It lends a hot and spicy flavor to the dish it is added to or eaten with. There are different recipes that can be prepared using this sauce including schezwan fried rice, noodles, a simple veggie or chicken stir fry.
We reviewed 4 different brands of schezwan stir-fry sauces and liked how flavorful the Veeba Schezwan Dip & Stir Fry Sauce turned out to be. It is a multipurpose sauce that works both as a dip as well as for cooking. We have a few recipe suggestions that you could experiment with.
Recipe Suggestions :
Just add a cup of veggies of your choice like capsicum, kale, broccoli, cabbages and carrots and add a spoonful of the Veeba Schezwan Sauce. Stir fry and top with some roasted sesame seeds. Add tofu, chicken or paneer as a form of protein.
Schezwan Fried Rice
Who does not love schezwan fried rice? It is one of the most popular dishes made using schezwan sauce. All you require is boiled rice, vegetables and schezwan sauce to get started with the recipe.
If you love having paneer, give it a twist by pan frying it and then coating it with schezwan sauce. You can serve it as a side dish with schezwan rice or noodles. Swap the paneer with chicken or tofu if that’s your protein of choice.
2. Green Chilli Sauce
A hot and spicy sauce that belongs to the Desi-Chinese culture. Green chilli sauce is popularly used as a cooking sauce for preparing different Chinese dishes such as fried rice, noodles, chilli paneer, and manchurian amongst other things.
Our love for green chilli sauces led us to the best tasting one through our review. While Naagin’s green chilli sauce proved to be the best for dipping, the one by Del Monte is the best to cook with. The intensity of spicy and sour flavors is the best on this one.
Recipe Suggestions :
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It is a popular recipe made by stir frying veggies, sauces and noodles.
Chinese Bhel is a popular variation of the Indian street style bhel puri. It is a mix of deep-fried noodles, cabbage, spring onions, and carrots. It is seasoned using schezwan sauce, green chili sauce, and ketchup.
3. MasterChow Sauces
MasterChow sauces offer five different flavors in their range of stir-fry sauces. We reviewed two – Kinky Korean and Delhi Belly. While Delhi Belly has a sweet and spicy flavor, Kinky Korean is for those with a low chilli tolerance. These sauces will ease your cooking process and cut down on the need to buy different sauces for a single dish. They are well seasoned and highly aromatic.
Recipe Suggestions :
You can make hakka noodles, fried rice and stir fries using the Masterchow Sauces.
Related Reading: Masterchow Stir Fry Sauces Review
Asian-inspired cooking can be a bit daunting if you don’t know how much to add and what all to add. The three sauces we tried and loved this year help enhance your dish substantially.
Which recipe will you prepare using these sauces? Let us know in the comments section below.