Do you always have problem thinking of what to cook for your potluck session and how to impress the party guests with a quick and easy dish? You might be thinking that if it is even possible to cook a dish for large group that can requires minimum effort and preparation time. Here is 8 crowd pleaser recipes for your next gathering.
Sushi might seems complicated and time consuming, but it is actually easy to make and prepare in advance without worrying that the food might turn cold. You can prepare an assorted fillings for making the sushi rolls in advance and wrap them up just before going off for your party. You can also let your guests have a hands-on experience by customising their own sushi with the rice, fillings and ingredients which you have prepared.
2. Thai Omelette
Everyone loves egg dishes. This Thai omelette recipe only requires 4 ingredients and you can also add in prawns, minced meat or crabmeat to make the omelette more fanciful.
3. Asian -slaw Salad
All you need to do is to chop up some mixed cabbages and toss it with a zingy Asian sauce over the vegetables. You can also air fry a piece of instant noodle, crush into small pieces and sprinkle it over the salad for extra crunch and flavour.
4. HK-Style Baked Rice
Baked rice is extremely easy to make. All you need is a béchamel sauce, some toppings and cheese to go over your leftover rice. Just leave it to bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes for the cheese to be melted and Voila! For cheat version, you can use store-bought Alfredo sauce for your béchamel!
5. Oven-baked Korean Spicy Chicken
Not a fan of deep-frying as you didn’t want to make your kitchen greasy and oily? No worries, Korean chicken doesn’t need to be deep-fried. You can make an oven baked version for easy preparation and healthier option.
Just marinate chicken of your favourite parts with the sauce marinade overnight and broil in the oven for 30-40 minutes (depending on the cuts and quantity). This makes a prefect party snack! Besides no K-drama fan can resist Korean food!
6. Strawberry Lychee Jelly Hearts (Konjac jelly)
Strawberry and lychee is like match in heaven. The citrus flavour of the strawberry comes together perfectly with the sweetness of the lychee. The jelly hearts not only look presentable it is also a dessert that both adults and kids will love.
7. Instant Pot Char Siew
Many people are afraid to make char siew thinking it will be difficult to prefect the char on pork. Even if you managed to get the char on the pork, your whole kitchen even your house will be smokey and full of oil grease smell. You can actually make char siew out from instant pot. Simply marinade the pork butt with the home-made char siew sauce overnight and leave it in an instant pot to cook with the marinade until sauce evaporated and the surface of the pork is slightly charred.
8. Kueh Pie Tee
Same filling as popiah, it makes Kueh Pie Tee less messy to eat as the filling is contained in the tiny crispy cup. The stir-fried turnip filling and the condiments can be presented as it its as the fun part is for the guest to fill their own kueh pie tee cup with their desired toppings.