Southeast Asian Food & Ingredients

Southeast Asian cookware & ingredients

Buy the same ingredient brands you’d find in a southeast Asian supermarket. Southeast Asian food covers a diverse range of cuisines. Vietnamese food, Thai food, Malaysian food, Indonesian food and Filipino food all have different characteristics, though there is some overlap.

Classic Thai ingredients include coconut milk, tamarind, kaffir lime, lemon grass – and of course chilli. Although all those ingredients are present in Malaysian cooking, Malaysian food can be richer, and more heavily spiced – think Chicken satay, curry laksa soup – taking influences from India and China. Black pepper is an important South Malaysian ingredient.

Indonesian ingredients such as sambal oelek have a similar chilli heat to Malaysian sambal sauce, and belachan – pressed shrimp paste – is a favourite salty base in both Malaysian and Indonesian food. Vietnamese food is about light clean flavours. Vietnamese ingredients such as fish sauce, palm sugar, and rice noodles are shared across the region, but French influences and an abundance of fresh herbs sets Vietnamese food apart. Start cooking your own southeast Asian food with our free recipes.

Articles & Recipes

  • Cambodian Breakfast: Kuy Teav Recipe - Beef Noodle Soup Recipe

    Cambodian Breakfast: Kuy Teav Recipe - Beef Noodle Soup Recipe

    • 4 hours 30

    • Intermediate

  • Steamed Glutinous Rice In A Lotus Leaf Recipe

    Steamed Glutinous Rice In A Lotus Leaf Recipe

    • Overnight with 40 minutes cooking

    • Intermediate

  • Our Perfect Pad Thai Recipe

    Our Perfect Pad Thai Recipe

    • 25 minutes

    • Easy

  • Coconut Milk: How To Use It And Recipe Ideas

    Coconut Milk: How To Use It And Recipe Ideas

    June 9th, 2020
  • BanhTet cake to celebrate Vietnamese Lunar New Year

    Everything you need to know about Tet, Vietnamese New Year: with Thuy Pham

    January 14th, 2020
  • Everything you need to know about Burmese food and ingredients

    Everything You Need To Know About Burmese Food, With MiMi Aye

    January 20th, 2020
  • Chicken Pho Recipe from Little Viet Kitchen chef Thuy Pham

    Chicken Pho Recipe – Phở Gà

    • Easy

  • Recipe for Miso & Maple Glazed Aubergine

    Niki Webster's Miso & Maple-Glazed Aubergine With Sticky Coconut Rice

    • Easy

  • Thingyan Burmese New Year Water Festival

    How to Celebrate Burmese New Year, Thingyan, With MiMi Aye

    January 20th, 2020
  • How To Use Chopsticks

    How To Use Chopsticks

    July 14th, 2019
  • White jasmine rice in a brown bowl and on brown clothe

    The Ultimate Guide to Jasmine Rice

    May 22nd, 2020
  • Black rock salt in a wooden spoon

    The Ultimate Guide To Black Salt

    June 1st, 2020
  • What To Have In Your Indonesian Kitchen by Lara Lee

    What To Have In Your Indonesian Kitchen by Lara Lee

    July 13th, 2020
  • Lamb Martabak (Martabak Daging) - lamb parcels being dipped in a red sauce

    Lara Lee's Lamb Martabak (Martabak Daging)

    • Intermediate