If you're as crazy about authentic, spicy, Asian food like I am then you'll love this post as it contains lots of beautiful Asian kitchenware items that every Asian-food-fanatic dreams of.
Whether you've eaten authentic street food in Thailand or the closest you've got is a eating ramen from an authentic Japanese ramen bowl at home you'll love these quirky items for your kitchen as they'll make you feel like you are right there in Asia!
Here are 11 of the top Asian kitchenware and gadgets available...
A Bamboo Steamer
A bamboo steamer is a beautiful and originally handcrafted device that allows you to cook rice, dumplings, vegetables and even meat like chicken (without microwaving it) through steam cooking without oil and whilst preserving nutrients.
You can choose to opt for the traditional bamboo made option or a modern metal equivalent depending on how authentic you want your Asian cooking to be.
And the great thing is you can cook multiple foods at the same time on the different levels of the steamer (typically there is 3) so you literally can cook your full meal of meat, rice (see the best rice pots) and veg.
These are very traditional in Asian households.
Here are some of the best Bamboo steamers...
- Time-tested method for creating restaurant-style dishes at home, including dumplings, veggies, and fish
- Two tiers to cook several dishes or servings at a time
- So simple to use: place in a pan of water and heat
- Made with traditional bamboo, which is also a renewable resource
- Dimensions: 10.00 in L x 10.00 in W x 6.00 in H
- Introducing the Prime Home Direct Bamboo Steamer Basket Set - Your Essential Cooking Companion! Crafted from 100% organic bamboo, our versatile veggie steamer basket set is perfect for cooking enthusiasts. It includes a 10" instant pot steamer basket, (2) sets of chopsticks, (1) ceramic dish, and (50) reusable liners. Whether you're using it as a rice cooker or a bamboo steamer for cooking, this set has you covered.
- Unlock Culinary Creativity: Our innovative 2-tier design surpasses traditional steamer baskets, allowing you to explore a wide range of cooking possibilities. With stackable layers fitting perfectly on top of each other, each level provides ample space for steamer cooking. Its 10" diameter and 3" depth ensure compatibility with most pots. Experience the convenience of using it as both a veggie steamer and a rice steamer simultaneously. This Chinese steamer basket saves you time & kitchen space!
- Efficient Steam Pot Mechanism: Our 10" bamboo food steamer for cooking features water-resistant walls and dome-shaped lids, effectively preventing condensation water from accumulating. This unique design ensures equal heat distribution, resulting in 100% evenly-cooked steamer food. Compared to other bulky steamer cookware, this lightweight dumpling steamer is the perfect choice.
- Embrace Healthier Cooking: Replace frying or grilling with our bamboo veggie steamer, a healthier alternative. Its dumpling maker steaming basket is designed to absorb excess moisture, preventing water from dripping onto your food. This process helps maintain the natural shape, flavor, and nutrient content of your dishes. It's the ideal steamer pot cooking method for a healthy diet, especially when making soup dumplings!
- Care Instructions: To protect your steamer, we include a bamboo steamer liner. Simply hand wash the bamboo basket with soap and warm water, and allow it to air dry completely. This product is not suitable for microwave, dishwasher, or oven use. To use the bamboo steamer, fill a frying pan or Chinese wok pan with 2-3 inches of water and let it simmer. Add your desired food to each tier, cover with the lid, and place the vegetable steamer basket on the pan until your food is cooked to perfection.
- YOUR FAVORITE ASIAN FOODS - Cook and serve Dim Sum, Dumplings, Rice, Fish, Vegetables and Meat the traditional way, with the Reishunger Bamboo Steamer
- A HEALTHIER TYPE OF COOKING - Using a bamboo steamer to cook your food is a lot better than frying or grilling. By steaming, rice and other delicacies are gently cooked by the rising steam alone. Delicious flavors and valuable nutrients are not lost through the cooking process
- STACKABLE 2-TIER DESIGN - The Bamboo Steamer features 2 tiers that allow you to cook multiple servings simultaneously. You can put fish or dumplings on one tier while cooking rice or vegetables on the other layer. The dome shaped lid is made with an extra tight weave to ensure the perfect cooking temperature, evenly throughout the baskets.
- SERVE YOUR FOOD IN STYLE - The Reishunger Bamboo Steamer is ideal for serving food, reducing the need to transfer to another container after cooking. The high-quality bamboo is an eye-catching focal point at mealtime
- EASY CLEANING - Simply rinse the bottom of the steamer with hot water and a drop of dish soap (if necessary). Dry with a kitchen towel, or air-dry in a place away from direct sunlight. NOT dishwasher safe.
- AUTHENTIC ASIAN COOKING: Create Healthy Chinese Cuisine at Home.
- MULTI-USE: Ideal for Steaming Vegetables, Rice, Fish, Dim Sum.
- NATURALLY WOVEN BAMBOO: Retain Moisture, Nutrients, Color, and Flavor.
- STACKABLE BASKETS: 2 Tiered Steamer Allows Multiple Items to be Steamed at One Time.
- CHOPSTICKS AND LINERS INCLUDED: Includes 2 Pairs of Bamboo Chopsticks and 50 Wax Steamer Liners.
Noodle Soup Bowls (Pho Bowls, Udon Bowls, Hot Pot Bowls and more)
I am literally addicted to eating Ramen and other noodle soups and I'm convinced I have more noodle bowls at home than are available in every household in the whole of Asia so for me it's important to have different types of noodle bowls for the specific noodle soup I'm having.
Pho Bowls, Pho Soup Bowls and Other Noodle Soup Bowls
Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup that is light and fragrant and served with thin rice noodles, leafy green vegetables, and meat and it's one of my favourite Asian dishes.
The Important of using a Large Pho Bowl
Vietnamese noodle soup is best served in a Large Pho bowl so there's no spillage over the side.
- Wide, Easy to Use: The bowl is 8 inches wide and 3 inches deep. The cone shape of the bowl makes it easy to hold and food won't spill out. The maximum capacity is 38 ounces, which can hold large portions of ramen, soup, cereal, pho and noodle.
- Elegant Blue and White Pattern Design: Painted with a motif made entirely of repeating blue marks on white, this bowl flaunts a repetitive pattern that creates an elegant design. The Japanese style bowl shows off your food beautifully, and is great for mixing and matching with other dinnerware and serving pieces.
- Scratch Resistant, Easy to Clean: The bowls feature a high gloss finish which makes it scratch-resistant, easy to clean and also a stylish look.
- Pro-grade Porcelain: The bowl is encased in a clear glaze entirely which is a type of premium Lead-free ceramic. Safe for long time use.
- Microwaveable, dishwasher Safe, freezer safe, and oven safe up to 350 degrees.
- HELLO KITTY BOWL: Adorable pink ramen bowl features a flower pattern with Hello Kitty icons and pink chopsticks.
- STEP UP YOUR RAMEN GAME: This 20 oz deep ceramic bowl comes with a pair of matching chopsticks. Enjoy ramen, rice, soups, and more in this playful dish.
- SAFE & SUSTAINABLE: Enjoy your favorite foods hot or cold in this durable bowl. It’s microwave safe, dishwasher friendly and made with BPA-free plastic.
- GREAT GIFT FOR HELLO KITTY FANS: This ready to use bowl makes a great Christmas, birthday or housewarming gift for Hello Kitty fans of all ages.
- OFFICIAL MERCH: Have confidence knowing you are purchasing officially licensed Sanrio Hello Kitty products from Silver Buffalo. Find more from your favorite movies, series and characters.
And of course every Asian soup bowl needs a specialist Asian soup spoon...
Chinese Soup Spoons
I love how dainty Chinese soup spoons are, they look like antiques or works of art and not just a cheap peace of metal that's fit for shovelling food into out mouths like we seem to use in the West.
Here are some beautiful Chinese soup spoons...
- Versatile and Durable: Asian soup spoons are designed especially for Japanese ramen, miso, Chinese wonton, dumplings, pho, and noodle soup. They are sleek and elegant ceramic soup spoons, with delicate pattern designs by using environmental-friendly glazing technology.
- Perfect Size and Design: 6.5"L, 1.97"W, 1.38"D; long and curved handles make them very easy to hold and prevent falling into bowls. With a special bottom design, soup spoons do not slip into bowls and sit neatly on the table.
- Environmentally and Health-friendly Ceramic: The manufacturing process is efficient, reducing the consumption of energy, water, and raw materials. Made from high-quality, environmental-friendly ceramic, these spoons are healthier than plastic, metal, and wooden spoons, free from harmful chemicals or toxins.
- Easy Clean & Stack: Easy to clean and stack thanks to the perfect high-density glaze coating and dishwasher safe; save your time and space in the kitchen.
- A Wonderful Gift Idea: This set of Asian soup spoons makes a great gift for friends, families, or anyone interested in Asian culture. Perfect for housewarming parties, holidays, and special occasions.
- FOOD-GRADE MATERIAL & DISHWASHER SAFE: Food-grade melamine materials have the texture and durability of ceramics, as well as the light weight and toughness of polymer. Smooth and shiny surface feels great to hold and easy to clean. Completely dishwasher safe in low temperature cycle.
- PERFECT SIZE: Measured 6.25"L by 1.75"W; 1 Oz capacity. The large and deep spoon bowl is convenient for you to taste soup and food at the same time. It can also be used during food preparation. Our spoon bowl can stand upright on the table when it is filled with liquid.
- PERFECT SHAPE: Ergonomic design of the handle secures comfortable grip and convenient daily use. Smooth edge, rounded spoon bowl shape; even children and the elderly can use it safely and securely.
- THE NOTCH AND HOOK DESIGN: The slot in the middle of the spoon can fasten the spoon on the edge of bowl.The hook at the end of the spoon is designed to prevent the spoon from sliding into the bowl.
- ESSENTIAL AND MULTIFUNTIONAL FOR DAILY USE: The wider spoon bowl is great for ramen, Chinese won ton, cereal, soba, pho/noodle soup, udon noodle and other soup food. The light weight and high quality also made it a good choice for banquets, family dinners, weddings, parties, buffets, etc.
- 【Nice Pattern Design]】Asian Soup spoons with 4 unique and lovely patterns,which is perfectly integrate the blue and white porcelain,elegant and beautiful.Under glaze technology,just feels better than using plastic,Stainless Steel
- 【Easy to Clean & Dishwasher Safe】Premium ceramic soup spoons is lead free and cadmium free.Easy to clean by hand and dishwasher safe,won't getting moldy,bend,rough,and greasy or oily after dry
- 【Long Handles for Convenient Use】Ramen spoon has a long and curved handle,ergonomic design make it easy to hold and comfortable in the hand.The hook of handle actually catch the spoon before the spoon falls in the bowl
- 【Versatile Spoons】Chinese soup spoon with perfect depth can be used in restaurants,home,weddings and parties ect.Those pretty and sturdy spoons are also ideal gifts for your families and friends to serve for pho,noodles,dumplings,broth,ramen,pasta,Asiandishes,stews,congee
- 【Smooth and Rust-Proof】Made of safe food-grade Ceramic,reusable, non-stick, non-toxic, lead-free,avoid unnecessary hazards from disposable plastic or stainless steel soup spoon
- Sturdy Porcelain: DOWAN ceramic soup spoons are healthier than plastic, stainless steel, and wooden spoons. No worry about getting worn and rough, bent, rust, bad smell, or distorted when In the heat. These porcelain spoons don't burn your lips as stainless steel does.
- Perfect Size:6.75"L, 2"W, these Asian soup spoons are big and deep enough to hold all different types of soups, wontons, ramens, pho, udon, noodles, stews, as well as used for serving condiments, jams
- Non-slip: The hook at end of the handle prevents the spoon from submerging into soups, while you answer the phone or whatever. And the ergonomic spoons with hook design are more comfortable in your hand
- Dishwasher Safe: DOWAN Asian ceramic eating spoons are easy to clean and store. Can be washed by hand or dishwasher, Unlike wooden spoons which need to wait to dry before they can be stored. Dishwasher/ microwave/ oven/ refrigerator safe
- Versatile Spoon: These ramen spoon sets are great for family dinners, weddings, restaurant service, and parties, these appetizer spoons will surprise and delight your loved ones and your guests, this quality and sturdy spoon is also ideal for fathers day gifts
And what would we do if we didn't have chopsticks to eat the noodles from our soup with...
I used to be in awe watching people eat with chopsticks and it blew my mind as a teenager watching someone eat noodles from their soup with chopsticks as it seemed like mission impossible for me at the time.
Now I'm a bit of a pro if you don't mind be bragging but that's only because I eat noodles about 27 times a week, lol!
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And no Asian dish would be complete without rice and for that you need a special bowl...
Asian Rice Bowls
It's funny how in the West we just eat everything from a standard plate or bowl and don't have specialist ones for specific dishes where as in Asia each dish or type of food has it's own plate or bowl.
And rice being such a huge staple in Asia requires its own bowl...
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Ever eaten Chinese or Korean hotpot?
If you haven't you're missing out...
Asian Traditional Hotpot Cookers
Asian hotpot cookers give you lovely steamed meat and vegetables with a delicious sauce or broth which you can add your own spices and condiments too, it's heaven.
Here's some of the best Asian hotpot cookers...
- Wear this shirt every time you go out for hotpot. Great gift for hot pot lovers, shabu shabu lovers and all Chinese food and Asian food lovers. This I Love Hotpot Shirt is perfect in Asian families for occasions such as Christmas gift or birthday gift.
- For all people who love hotpot, shabu shabu, or any asian food such as sushi and kbbq - whether it be dad, mom, son, daughter, sister or brother. Wear this the next time you have hotpot or go to a hotpot restaurant, and get compliments.
- Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
- Multifunction Hot Pot with Grill: Electric hot pot with indoor grill is perfect for cooking a variety of foods, from delicious hot pot dishes to grilled meats and vegetables, all in one convenient appliance. Ideal for feeding two to six people.
- Non-Stick Surface: The hotpot pot electric grill surfaces are made with a high-quality non-stick coating, making cooking and cleaning up a breeze.
- Adjustable Temperature Control: With 5 adjustable settings up to 450°F, you can easily adjust the heat to cook your food to perfection, whether you're boiling soup or grilling steaks.
- Large Capacity: 3-Quart Shabu-shabu pot with Divider; 12''x 8'' large non-stick grill plate; This indoor grill hot pot has a large capacity, making it perfect for entertaining or cooking for a large family. You can easily cook multiple dishes at the same time to satisfy everyone's tastes.
- Material: Nonstick aluminum | Hotpot Capacity: 3 quarts | Temperature Range: 212 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit | Grilling Dimensions: 12''x8'' | Weight: 10 pounds
Electric Hotpot Cooker
You can even find some great all in one electric hotpot cookers these days like the following that are perfect for small kitchens or single people...
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And you'll of course need a set of Asian knives to cut your meat and vegetables into tiny little slices just like they do in Asia..
Asian Knife Set
Asians are very particular about their knives with each country having different styles and sets of knives the most famous being Japanese knife sets and Chinese knife sets but each country has their own.
These are some of the best Asian knife sets available...
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And of course no Asian cooking is complete without spices and herbs...
Spice and Herb Kits
Whilst not ALL Asian food is incredibly hot or spicy they certainly on the whole enjoy food that is rich in spices and flavours compared to the West.
There's nothing better than the simple combination of chilli and Thai basil which makes up the main flavours of my favourite Thai dish "pad ka pow" (literally stir friend chilli and Thai basil with your meat of choice, sometimes thinly sliced vegetables, served over rice and with a fried egg on top which you can microwave and it's delicious!).
You need a nice spice kit...
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Ever had the joy of a Japanese bento box? Try one...
Japanese Bento Box
A Japanese bento box is a single portion meal with everything you need to feel happy and full, from meat, rice and pickled vegetables and they've become a trendy item in the West too which I love and they are a joy to eat and receive as a gift.
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And do you enjoy tea?
Japanese green tea served in the traditional way from a Japanese Cast Iron teapot and poured into a Japanese tea cup set is a great experience and the tea tastes fantastic.
Japanese Tea Cup Set
I love all flavours of tea but green tea in particularly always tastes so fresh and healthy to me and absolutely love the slow, traditional, ritual of making a cup of Japanese tea to the point I had to buy my own tea set.
Here's some of the best Japanese tea sets and other Japanese cookware sets available...
- Patented Distinctive Design: Officially licensed product. Tired of "just brewing and pouring" your lovely tea in the same way? Let's try this unique Chinese tea set and find out extra leisure from it. Unlike common teapot set in market, this rotatable teapot set defines a new look of kungfu tea, hold the handle and spin it, as a lazy tea set, you don't have to take the strainer out, enjoy a mixed spiritual sense of gongfu and tea and a special experience tea time with friends.
- Outstanding Exterior-Tao of Tea is a simple and insightful ceremony, as the special black edition, the minimalism design and ancient Chinese cup style is a greeting to Chinese Tea Tao. To reinforce the texture, we choose a frosted surface for better tactile. The wooden handle could avoid hot water spillage, and the hidden strainer in the teapot could effectively make tea leaves stay inside the pot.
- Multiple Use& Perfect Gift Cup Set - Suitable for brewing different kinds of tea, like black tea, Pu-er, Oolong, Green Tea, and even tea bag. Ideal gifts for tea cravers, household use, office, party, travel, hiking and restaurant use. A great choice for birthday, Valentine's Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Father's Day, Housewarming to gift your friends, family and loved one.
- Use Scene: Suitable for travel/outdoor activity/private party/business gift/family gift.Ideal choice for brewing green tea, black tea , Pu-er, Oolong,or even flower tea.
- CUSTORMER SERVICE: Risk-free to purchase, 30 days free return and free replacement. If you received the crack product, please contact LURRIER Official. Hope you enjoy your life!
- Teapot×1 ,Teacup×4,Saucer×1 ,Tea filter×1,Tea towel×1,Tea clip×1,Travel bag×1
- The teapot is designed for large capacity, use the handle to avoid hot hands.
- It is very suitable for travel or picnics.
- The outer packaging is small in size, and the inside can protect the tea set from damage.
- Because tea requires unique packaging and temperature to ensure quality, it is not recommended to use small tea tins.
- Cast Iron Teapot Set: Serve warm loose leaf tea to up to 2 people with this cast iron tea set comes with 1 cast iron tea pot, 1 trivet, and 2 cast iron tea cups
- Loose Leaf Tea Infuser: The stainless-steel reusable tea infuser of kettle helps separate tea leaves from the water while brewing; ideal for green tea, herbal tea, detox or medicinal tea
- Easy To Clean : Rinse the cast iron teapot with warm, clean water after use; do not clean the japanese tea pot with detergent or dish soap
- Reliable Quality: The loose leaf tea pot is made from heavy-duty cast iron that offers superior heat retention, ensuring your tea will stay hot for hours of enjoyment
- Capacity: The cast iron teapot has a capacity of 1200 milliliters (40 ounces); please note: this tea pot is not for stovetop use, we recommend to boil water in a separate vessel first
- 【Beautiful Japanese Countryside in Golden】This tea set is perfect for enjoying your tea time. Classic and exquisite. Each piece depicts a serene of traditional Japanese countryside, with dense tree surround the antient houses. Satisfy your yearning for pastoral life. Vivid, real and beautiful. Drinking tea with this tea set is just like holding the beauty of distant Japanese style in your hands. You will be happy sharing this feeling with your families or friends.
- 【Focus on Details for Your Better Feelings】The handle of the teapot adopts Traditional HEMP ROPE, retro and anti-hot, you will feel comfortable when gripping it. Built-in density stainless filter, helps tea separate well, you can drink conveniently. A smooth spout helps water flows smoothly. Comes with a detachable tea tray, You can clean the set in 2 minutes. The red string is used to bind the lid and the handle, so you don’t have to worry about the lid falling off when you make tea.
- 【Perfect Gift & Collection Value】This Japanese tea set is cute and quaint, features practical, appreciation and collection value, also can be used as a decorative piece in your kitchen or living room. Perfect for travel, or dates away from home. A sweet gift for tea lovers or your friends, who are fascinated by Japanese culture and art. A smile will show on their face when she/he receiving this tea set.
- 【What You Will Get】This tea set includes 1 teapot(27.7oz/820ml) with stainless steel filter, 6 teacups(6.1oz/180ml), and 1 detachable tea tray(12.2''/31cm*8.7''/22cm). The tea set is made of natural high grade ore kaolin, durable and high quality. It is cadmium-free and lead-free, and has passed SGS, MSDS test.You can use with assurence. CAUTION: Do not heat the teapot directly on the stove or in the oven.
- 【90 Days Money-Back Guarantee】Dujust is committed to providing our customers with high-quality exquisite tea sets. And we ensure your satisfaction. If you have any questions about the product, please contact us, we are always keeping active to solve your problem. If you are not delighted with it, we will give you a 100% refund with no question asked.
The Most Amazing and Authentic Asian Kitchenware and Gadgets
I really hope you've enjoyed my list of what I think are essential (and OK maybe I am obsessed and you don't need all of them) authentic Asian kitchenware items and gadgets from noodle bowls (get a Pho bowl if anything I would say) and soup spoons to Asian knife sets and chopsticks to bento sets and Japanese tea cup sets and beyond.
Whatever you buy and eat with it, please enjoy!
Hi all! I’m Cora Benson, and I’ve been blogging about food, recipes and things that happen in my kitchen since 2019.