A glossary of common, and not-so-common, Asian ingredients and terms.

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Pork Belly

Pork belly is popular in so many cuisines across the globe that it feels impossible to give...
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Peanut Dipping Sauce

Also just called peanut sauce or satay sauce, this dipping sauce is a flavorful part of Southeast...
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While it’s less famous in the West than its cousin, roti, paratha is another unleavened flatbread originally...
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With seemingly endless regional variations and similarly endless names thereof, pilav, pilaf, plov, osh — whatever you...
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Pad krapow

Also spelled pad kra pao, pad gaprao, phat kaphrao, and other spellings, pad krapow is a Thai...
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Palm Sugar

Made from the sap of a palm tree, palm sugar is found throughout Southeast Asia where it’s...
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In season during the fall, persimmon, or kaki, are fruit that are native to Asia, and enjoyed...
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Poke (pronounced "po-keh") is a Hawaiian raw seafood salad that is commonly found at parties and luaus.
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Japanese bread crumbs
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Plum Sauce

Thick, tangy, and sweet, plum sauce is the perfect complement to lots of savory dishes.
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Citrus seasonsed sauce commonly used in Japanese cuisine.
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