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    14 Simple Asian-Inspired Recipes To Add To Your Arsenal

    A mix-and-match smorgasbord.

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    1. Dollar Dumplings

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    Homemade dumplings: tasty, versatile, and even better than takeout.

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    2. Gado Gado Dip

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    This Indonesian salad reimagined as a dip goes with just about everything.

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    3. Mall Chicken

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    Serve this sticky-sweet chicken on toothpicks, food court-style.

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    4. Scallion Pancakes

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    A popular dim sum dish done right.

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    5. Slow Cooker Pho

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    'Tis the season for a bowl of soup, anyway.

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    6. Miso Claypot Chicken

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    Major life hack: cook cubed chicken in your rice cooker. If you’ve got a timer on your rice cooker, you could conceivably dump it all in there in the morning and come home to hot dinner right when you walk through the door. For extra flavor, add two sliced up Chinese sausages to this recipe.

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    7. Soy-Braised Short Ribs

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    These sweet-and-salty, uber-tender ribs are as convenient as they are delicious. Do the heavy lifting of the recipe up to three days in advance and finish them off before serving.

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    8. Pad See Ew

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    Pad see ew is a crowd-pleasing knockout that survives translation into a DIY-quick preparation like this one. Also a totally useful recipe to have on hand when you are feeling too #thrifty for take-out.

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    9. Carrot-Ginger Dressing

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    You might know this dressing from such places as Benihana or the vaguely Asian, mainly vegetarian restaurant everybody frequents in college. It makes any and all vegetables better, whether drenching a salad or as a dip for crudite.

    Get the recipe here.

    10. Roasted Squash with Red Glaze

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    Ditch the winter squash sides of yore in favor of a savory-sweet, perfectly caramelized version that will actually steal the spotlight from the meat this winter.

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    11. Pan-Fried Green Beans

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    You can have your grandma’s green beans, or you can have dry-fried awesome green beans. These will be heavy in your weeknight veggie rotation.

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    12. Corn Cheese

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    Corn, bacon, mayo, miso, cream cheese AND shredded mozzarella. Don't knock it 'til you try it.

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    13. Oranges

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    Hear me out: There's something to be said for not having to make dessert for your dinner party, and that something is "EAT FRUIT." It doesn't have to be oranges, either — Korean moms would tell you to sling melons, Thai friends would argue for mangoes, etc.

    14. Egg Custard Tarts

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    If you have your heart set on dessert, egg custard tarts are the way to go. Buy frozen puff pastry, put it in the cups of your muffin tin, and fill with egg custard for an easy dim sum-style dessert.

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