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Sustained consumer demand for Asian flavors caused sales to grow by 4.3% last year at limited-service operations featuring Asian cuisines. Explore this recipe map of five popular foodservice dishes inspired by Asian flavors.
Tamari sauce is a smooth, fermented soy sauce originating from Japan. Unlike traditional soy sauce, tamari is thicker, less salty, and often gluten-free. Tamari is a fantastic substitute for soy sauce in recipes that demand more complex flavors. This simple noodle recipe combines Southeast Asian produce like bok choy and ginger with salmon for a wonderful fast-casual seafood dish.Get the recipe: Salmon Noodle Bowl
In the U.S., consumer demand for sake has grown by more than 150% since 2007. The Japanese rice wine adds desirable floral, fruity, and herbaceous flavor-notes to your dishes, which appeal to the growing consumer market. This easy and approachable recipe makes a delicious and crunchy snack.Get the recipe: Kung Pao Ahi
Hoisin is a rich, dark-colored dipping sauce commonly found in Chinese cuisine. Hoisin literally means “seafood,” despite the odd fact that it contains no seafood. The sauce is commonly made with starches like sweet potatoes, soybeans, or rice, and it’s pleasantly sweet and salty. This recipe pairs hoisin with fresh herbs, ginger, and tuna to create a light, healthy dish.Get the recipe: Tuna Rolls with Fresh Ginger
Sriracha sauce originated from the town of Si Racha, Thailand, some time in the early 1900s. Since reaching phenomenon-level status in the U.S., Sriracha sauce has been integrated into all sorts of popular (and adventurous) menu items. This delectable, Thai-inspired recipe combines ginger and Sriracha with healthy mushrooms and tuna to create a spicy, tangy, and protein-rich finger-food.Get the recipe: Spicy Tuna Stuffed Mushrooms
Known for its complex spice blends, Indian cuisine is increasingly sought out by American consumers. Consumer desire for the distinct combination of sweet, spicy, and tangy Indian flavors are driving menu growth in the fast-casual Indian food market. This recipe combines two perennial ingredients in Indian cuisine, mango and coconut, to create a uniquely flavorful dish.Get the recipe: Salmon Cakes with Mango Salsa