Want to know what are some of the best Asian Appetizers to make for Christmas?
Here are some of my favorite crowd-pleaser Asian appetizers that you need to know about.
Hosting Christmas can be highly stressful, and if you are anything like me, you want to plan out your menu way in advance to be prepared.
As a home cook, here are some of my favorite Asian Appetizers that are the ultimate crowd-pleasers!
You are going to learn about some of my favorite Asian appetizers in this blog post. There will be both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
This post is all about the best Asian Appetizers that are easy to make at home!
BEST ASIAN APPETIZERS
1. Vegetarian Spring Rolls (CRISPY!)
Crispy, addicting, and refreshing Vegetarian Spring Rolls are the perfect Asian Appetizers that EVERYONE will love.
Sharing my family’s FAMOUS Traditional Taiwanese Vegetarian Spring Rolls passed down from my great-grandmother.
Whenever I host a dinner party, I always make my famous super crispy Vegetarian Spring Rolls because it is the best crowd-pleaser and super easy to make at home.
You can customize your spring roll with your favorite vegetables, plus you can make them in bulk and freeze them for the perfect weeknight snack and Asian appetizer.
2. Shrimp Wontons (Two Different Methods!)
How do you like to enjoy your JUICY shrimp wontons? Fried till crispy and golden brown, or boiled and tossed in spicy garlic sauce?
These extra juicy Shrimp Wontons are packed with hand-chopped prawns and seasoned to perfection.
You will never believe how easy it is to make at home! Here are two different methods of enjoying Shrimp Wontons and the freezing method to make them in bulk. The perfect Asian Appetizer for Christmas!
3. Korean Spicy Garlic Bread (MUST TRY!!)
I am not exaggerating when I say this Korean Spicy Garlic Bread is the BEST garlic bread you will ever try!
You have to give it a try; it is spicy, garlicky, addicting, and super EASY to make at home.
Combining my three favorite things in the world, carbs, garlic, and gochujang, this garlic bread is the ultimate crowd-pleaser that everyone will love at your Christmas dinner.
4. Spicy Smashed Cucumber Salad (10 Minutes)
Super addicting and refreshing Spicy Smashed Cucumber Salad has been my go-to Asian appetizer for the past few weeks.
Ready in less than 10 minutes, this Spicy Smashed Cucumber Salad is the perfect dish that goes well with any meal.
Cucumber is crunchy, and the spicy garlic sauce goes well with EVERYTHING.
5. BIG Green Onion Pancake (5 Ingredients ONLY!)
Known as “Big Green Onion Pancake” in Taiwan, this is one of my favorite variations of green onion pancake.
Big Green Onion Pancake has layers of savory green onion; the pancake is crispy on the outside, doughy, and soft on the inside.
Not only is Big Green Onion Pancake delicious, but it is also the easiest and fail-proof version to make at home! Give this vegetarian-friendly Asian appetizer a try; I promise you, and your guests will love it!
6. Garlic Steak Bites
These tender, garlicky beef cubes are super addicting and the ultimate crowd pleaser!
If you love garlic and you love steak, these Garlic Steak Bites will blow your mind. Every single cube is the perfect bite; this dish is perfect for garlic lovers like me!
A healthy and protein-packed Asian appetizer that is keto-friendly!
7. Fried Tofu with Garlic Sauce (20 Minutes or Less!)
EXTRA CRISPY Fried Tofu with the MOST delicious savory garlic sauce, just like the ones you had at Taiwan night markets!
With only a few simple ingredients, you will have this delicious Asian appetizer in the comfort of your own home.
Who said vegetarian food couldn’t be good? I promise even meat lovers will fall in love with this dish and be craving it all the time!
8. Vietnamese Inspired Chicken Wings (Healthy & CRISPY)
Who says healthy food can’t taste good? My favorite restaurant in Vancouver is Phnom Penh, and their Vietnamese Inspired Chicken Wings is the best out there!
Here is my healthy version of air-fried CRISPY chicken wings tossed in a sour and savory garlic sauce.
You NEED to give these refreshing and crispy Vietnamese Inspired Chicken Wings a try; they are the perfect Asian appetizers for Christmas!
9. Spicy Korean Cucumber Salad (10 Minutes ONLY!)
This spicy and savory cucumber salad will be the ultimate hit at every summer picnic and gathering.
The best part is – Spicy Korean Cucumber Salad only takes 10 minutes to prepare.
Spicy Korean Cucumber Salad – Oi Muchim is super refreshing, and you can also prepare it ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days!
10. Japanese Potato Croquette – Korokke (Cheesy!)
CRISPY on the outside, soft and cheesy on the inside, this recipe is the ULTIMATE comfort food that you don’t want to miss out on.
Name something better than fluffy potato, stuffed with cheese, and deep-fried with panko, Cheesy Japanese Potato Croquette – Korokke is vegetarian friendly and super easy to make at home.
11. CREAMY Crab Rangoon Dip with Homemade Wonton Chips
Rich and CREAMY Crab Rangoon Dip with Homemade Wonton Chips is a must-have dish this Christmas dinner!
Fresh crab meat mixed with cream cheese and Japanese mayo topped with mozzarella cheese and baked till everything is melted and gooey, you will never believe how flavourful and addicting this dip is!
You can pre-make the Crab Rangoon Dip ahead of time, and if you have a shellfish allergy, swap it with shredded chicken, and it will be just as delicious!