Whether you are entertaining guests and looking for an appetizer to serve, or just craving a snacky type of meal, here are 23 delicious recipes to inspire you to try something new!
Baked Mussels with Cheese and Garlic
These baked mussels with melted cheese and garlic is also known and Japanese Dynamite Mussels. They are cheesy, garlicky and delicious!
Get the Baked Mussels with Cheese and Garlic recipe here.
Cheesy Cheese Ramen
This thick and creamy cheese ramen is easy to make, comforting and made with a simple cheddar cheese sauce cooked with thick and chewy instant ramen noodles. Perfect if you're looking to make just one meal for yourself to snack on.
You can get the Creamy Cheesy Cheese Ramen recipe here.
Crab and Cheese Spring Rolls
If you love crab rangoon or cheese wontons then you'll love this spring roll which is filled with imitation crab meat and cheese! It's basically a crab rangoon in a bite-sized roll!
Get the Crab and Cheese Spring Rolls recipe here.
Crispy Bite-Sized Honey Garlic Ribs
These crispy bite-sized honey garlic ribs are drizzled with a sticky honey and sprinkled with loads of crispy fried garlic. Perfect balance of sweet and savory with a whole lotta garlic!
Get the Honey Garlic Ribs recipe here.
Baked Crispy Stuffed Jalapeno (Crab Rangoon Style)
This baked crab rangoon appetizer is stuffed into jalapenos and topped with crispy panko breadcrumbs with toasted sesame seeds. It's a unique twist on the traditional jalapeno poppers and it uses Chinese sausage in the mix, but it can also be substituted with bacon as well!
Get the Baked Jalapeno Poppers (Crab Rangoon Style) recipe here.
Thai Lemongrass Larb Meatballs
These easy-to-make delicious Thai larb meatballs are seasoned with pork, lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaves. They are flavorful and can be eaten on its own, with sweet and tangy dipping sauces like nuoc cham or in noodle bowls!
You can get the Thai Lemongrass Larb Meatballs recipe here.
Chinese BBQ Pork Gyoza Dumplings
If you have ever tried Chinese bbq pork, you'll know that you can have them in steamed or baked buns as well, but what about in a dumpling? These pan fried gyoza dumplings are basically bite-sized version of Chinese bbq pork buns without all the extra work.
Get the Chinese BBQ Pork Gyoza Dumplings recipe here.
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
This easy Thai street food is a must-try and is really easy to make at home! Chicken strips are marinated in coconut cream, curry powder, and spices, grilled over an open flame, and brushed with a light coconut cream glaze. It is served with a simple and easy satay peanut sauce and is always a hit at BBQs as a fun appetizer!
Get the Chicken Satay recipe here.
Bacon Cheeseburger Pot Stickers
These delicious and crispy and chewy pot stickers are stuffed with ground beef, bacon cheese and pickles and are absolutely addictive. These bite-sized cheeseburger dumplings don't have the bulk from the buns so you can eat more of it!
Get the Bacon Cheeseburger Pot Stickers recipe here.
Nem Nuong (Grilled Vietnamese Pork Sausages)
These delicious Vietnamese pork sausages are prized for its sweet and savory (and super garlicky) flavor, as well as its chewy texture. They are great as a snack or appetizer with a side of nuoc cham dipping sauce or great in sandwiches like banh mi with a bit of pickled daikon!
You can get the Nem Nuong (Grilled Vietnamese Pork Sausage) recipe here.
Korean Fried Popcorn Turkey Nuggets
These popcorn turkey nuggets are inspired by Korean fried chicken but are made with turkey! Deep fried into crispy nuggets and tossed in a spicy, sweet and savory sticky sauce, these saucy and crispy nuggets are too delicious to share.
You can get the Korean Fried Popcorn Turkey Nuggets recipe here.
Kani Salad (Japanese Crab Salad)
There's something absolutely delicious about imitation crab meat, especially when paired with a creamy mayo. This easy to make Japanese crab salad feels more like a snack and it makes a fantastic appetizer, especially when served with crackers.
You can get the Kani Salad (Japanese Crab Salad) recipe here.
Crispy Chicken Pakoras
These bite-sized, deep-fried nuggets of chicken are made with besan (chickpea flour) and are packed with spices that deliver a punch of flavors that takes fried chicken to another level!
Get the Crispy Chicken Pakoras recipe here.
Chewy Hawaiian Butter Mochi
Hawaiian butter mochi is known for its chewiness but if you're like me, you'll aim to find the crispy edge pieces for its delicious crunchiness as well. These butter mochis are made in muffin tins for that exact reason, to maximize the crunchy to chewiness ratio!
Get the Chewy Hawaiian Butter Mochi recipe here.
Crispy Candied Walnuts
Candied walnuts are always a favorite appetizer at Chinese restaurants and are different than your typical candied walnuts in baked goods. They are boiled first, to remove that bitterness and traditionally deep fried with sugar to get the crispy exterior - these ones are baked instead!
Get the Crispy Candied Walnuts recipe here.
Korean Corn Cheese
If you're planning to make a snack to share with some friends, try making this delicious Korean corn cheese recipe. It's sweet and creamy and loaded with cheese and can be served with chips or eaten with a spoon! This version also has a twist to it and has a bit of feta and lime to give it a bit of a kick!
Get the Korean Corn Cheese recipe here.
Crispy Fried Wonton Chips
Easy homemade crispy fried wonton strips made with wonton wrappers, just like the ones served with sweet and sour sauce at the Chinese takeout restaurants! Make extras, you'll need them.
Get the Crispy Fried Wonton Chips recipe here.
Charred Lemon Garlic Edamame
Easy and quick to make charred garlic edamame recipe loaded with natural umami and tossed with garlicky lemon butter. A healthy edamame snack that only takes 15 minutes to make and can be shared as an appetizer or snack.
Get the Lemon Garlic Edamame recipe here.
Buttery Scallion Pancakes
These easy-to-make Chinese scallion pancakes take a shortcut and uses store-bought puff pastry to create it's flaky layers and to give them a buttery flavor! Dip them in your favorite sauce or chili oil and dig in as a snack or share it with some friends!
Get the Buttery Scallion Pancakes recipe here.
Roasted Okra Skewers
If you hate slimy okra, then you definitely to grill them on a BBQ. These delicious (not slimy) okras are grilled over a hot BBQ or roasted on a very hot cast iron skillet over the stovetop and brushed with a savory glaze right before serving and sprinkled with a delicious spice mix!
Get the Grilled Okra Skewers recipe here.
Crispy Rice Noodle Rolls with Spicy Hoisin and Maple Sesame Sauce
If you're craving chewy noodles with a crispy texture then you should definitely try this rice noodle roll snack. They use store-bought rice noodle rolls, which are pan-fried and slathered with a sweet maple sesame sauce and a spicy hoisin sauce.
Get the Crispy Rice Noodle Rolls recipe here.
Sweet and Savory Salted Egg Taro Dumplings
These crispy dumplings are stuffed with a thick sweet and savory taro filling made with taro, salted duck eggs and sweetened condensed milk and pan fried until crispy and served with a side of coconut cream.
Get the Sweet and Savory Salted Egg Taro Dumpling recipe here.
Lotus Root Chips
These unique chips are made with thinly sliced lotus roots! Highly recommend deep frying them over baking them and they should be enjoyed fresh!
Get the Lotus Root Chips recipe here.
This article originally appeared on Pups with Chopsticks.