15 Asian-Inspired Dressings For Quick, Delicious Suppers
Ginger Mandarin Dressing, £3.85 | Briannas
Texan brand Briannas is now available to buy in the UK. Of its 22 dressings – which range from blush wine vinaigrette to poppy seed dressing – we love this Asian-inspired version. Offering just the right balance of ginger, soy sauce and mandarin, this blend works well in salads and as a dipping sauce, as well as a marinade for meat, vegetables and seafood.
Miso Tahini Dressing, £2.35 | Dr Will's
Far East meets Middle East with Dr Will’s fusion dressing. Featuring tahini and naturally sweet, fermented miso, it’s gluten free and vegan friendly and works particularly well as a salad dressing, drizzled over Asian greens and as a dip for Middle Eastern snacks such as falafel and sesame crackers.
Lime & Chilli Asian Dressing, £4.50 | Lucy's
This Great Taste award-winning dressing is ideal for those wanting to add extra flavour to Asian dishes. Use a couple of spoonfuls to marinate meat or tofu before cooking, or simply add it straight into a stir-fry, curry or rice salad for an extra kick.
Orange, Miso and Ginger Oriental Dressing, £2.75 | Potts’
Potts’ dressing combines a splash of orange juice blended with umami-laden miso paste and ginger for an extra kick. Try it accompanied by a simple salad, such as grated carrot, thinly sliced peppers and spinach, finished with a drizzle of dressing and a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
Chilli Vinegar, £7.50 | Poon’s
Poon’s Chilli Vinegar dressing is a twist on traditional Shanghainese ‘red oil’ wonton sauce. Housed in a fun bottle, it’s a well-blended mix of sour vinegar and spicy chilli. The signature sauce at Poon’s Wontoneria restaurant in Portobello, use it in noodle dishes, to season grilled fish and meat, or drizzled on steamed vegetables or salads.
Yuzu Salad Dressing, £6.93 | Nojo
Nojo means ‘farm’ in Japanese, and its Great Taste award-winning vegan sauces are all made using fresh, natural ingredients. The boldly designed range includes six flavours, and each one can be used as a dipping sauce, marinade, salad dressing and flavour enhancer. Made with naturally brewed tamari soy sauce, A-grade maple syrup, yuzu juice and ginger, this particular dressing will add a kick to salads or work well as a dip for sushi or gyoza dumplings.
Ginger & Sesame Dressing, £4 | Lucy's
This ginger and sesame dressing is ideal for marinating with or adding straight to a stir-fry. Designed with vegans in mind, it makes a great base for Asian-inspired soups or salads, as well as a next-level dip for carrots and other crunchy vegetables.
Soy & Ginger Dressing, £5.95 | Fortnum & Mason
A combination of soy and ginger create this spiced, salty dressing from Fortnum & Mason. Designed to be drizzled over salads, grains and noodles or added to fish, chicken and stir-fried vegetable dishes, this nicely presented bottle would also make an excellent gift.
Orange Poke Sauce, £4.95 | Nojo
Made using orange juice, naturally brewed tamari soy sauce, A-grade maple syrup and a touch of toasted sesame oil and ginger, this dressing gives Asian dishes a vibrant tang, freshness and sweetness. It also works as a pouring or dipping sauce, and a punchy salad dressing.
Soy, Chilli & Lime Dressing, £2.05 | M&S
This tangy dressing features soy, lime juice and fish sauce with warming back notes of chilli and wasabi. The result is a dressing that works excellently with fish dishes, such as a prawn and mango salad or salmon fillet with greens and tomatoes.
Organic Pad Thai & Honey Dressing, £4.99 | Daylesford
Inspired by Daylesford’s signature raw slaw dressing, this sweet, aromatic and tangy new dressing has a kick of fresh chilli and ginger. Ideal tossed through crisp shredded vegetables, chicken and seafood, this is a multi-functional sauce that also works well in stir-fries and marinades.
Miso & Garlic Dressing, £4 | Lucy’s
Another top bottle from Lucy’s, this miso and garlic dressing combines sweet and savoury notes to create a thick and golden dressing full of umami flavours. We recommend pouring it onto grilled aubergines and broccoli or adding a dash to stir-fries for an extra hit of flavour.
Oriental Sesame Dressing, £1.50 | Lee Kum Kee
This Oriental Sesame Dressing comprises a blend of light soy sauce, aged vinegar, garlic, chilli and sesame oil. A savoury dressing, it’s aromatic, mild and tangy – with just the right amount of spicy kick. It’s ideal for adding a twist to salads, as a dressing for noodles or as a dipping sauce for dim sum and dumplings.
Sesame Dressing, £5.99 | Mizkan Gomashabu
Mizkan’s gomashabu is a classic sesame dipping sauce for Japanese hot pots, but we also love using this rich dressing to toss through crunchy lettuce leaves. Otherwise, do as SousChef recommends and drizzle it over a rehydrated seaweed mix for a Japanese-style salad.
Sesame & Ginger Dressing, £6.99 | Stonewall Kitchen
Based on the East Coast of the US, Stonewall Kitchen makes excellent condiments and sauces (its Spicy Corn Relish is especially good). Now available in the UK, this delicious dressing combines ginger, orange, sesame and green onions to add full flavour to salads and noodle dishes. Made with light, rice wine vinegar, the dressing can also be used as a marinade or dipping sauce.