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Our Curated Asian-Inspired Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Our Curated Asian-Inspired Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Prepping great food is one of the best ways to express your gratitude to your loved ones. That's why when hosting Thanksgiving dinner, it has to be right.

Over the years, the selections for Thanksgiving dishes have grown to overwhelming proportions. Luckily, not only do we curate the best Asian food groceries online, we handpick the best Asian Thanksgiving recipes too!

Amidst hundreds of turkey recipes online, countless versions of cranberry sauces, and too many sides to choose from, we’ve curated a full course Asian-Inspired Thanksgiving menu from some of our favorite websites, so you don’t have to scour through the clutter for recipes and ingredients alike.

Asian-Inspired Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

1. Starters: Vegan Scallion Pancakes

Kickstart the festivities with a dish that will win everyone’s hearts, young and old, vegans and meat lovers alike—Vegan Scallion Pancakes! This recipe from Cilantro and Citronella uses sesame oil and a mix of ginger, soy, and rice vinegar dipping sauce in place of greasy butter that’s typically used in Chinese restaurants.

Just as the name says, making this is as easy as pancakes; you can even ask your family to help knead and roll the scallion-filled dough!

2. Stuffing: Gluten-Free Sticky Rice Stuffing

Skip the traditional bread stuffing for this year and try your hand at this super flavorful and textured Sticky Rice Stuffing. A Thanksgiving favorite from Woks of Life, this stuffing is made from sticky rice (soaked for at least 6 hours for that irresistible sticky and bouncy texture), Chinese sausages, and fresh shiitake mushrooms that are cooked in a skillet. Flavoring the protein are soy sauce, dark soy sauce, and chicken stock. It’s then popped into the oven and roasted until the top is crisped to perfection.


For those celebrating a vegetarian thanksgiving, switch the sausages with roasted chestnuts and replace your chicken stock with vegetable broth. Make it gluten-free by choosing the tamari option.

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3. The Highlight: Honey Glazed Cantonese Turkey

Skip the traditional bread stuffing for this year and try your hand at this super flavorful and textured Sticky Rice Stuffing. A Thanksgiving favorite from Woks of Life, this stuffing is made from sticky rice (soaked for at least 6 hours for that irresistible sticky and bouncy texture), Chinese sausages, and fresh shiitake mushrooms that are cooked in a skillet. Flavoring the protein are soy sauce, dark soy sauce, and chicken stock. It’s then popped into the oven and roasted until the top is crisped to perfection.

For those celebrating a vegetarian thanksgiving, switch the sausages with roasted chestnuts and replace your chicken stock with vegetable broth. Make it gluten-free by choosing the tamari option.

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4. The Vegan Thanksgiving Highlight: Tofurkey

Everyone’s welcome to celebrate and enjoy the food festivities during Thanksgiving—including vegans! In this Tofu Turkey or Tofurkey recipe from All Recipes, the secret is in the sauce. A winning combination of sesame oil, tamari, miso, orange juice, and mustard make up the marinade. Stuffed with an herby mix of onions, garlic, sage, thyme, tamari, and other aromatics, your tofu is instantly transformed into a Thanksgiving highlight.

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5. Sweet and Simple: Cranberry Sauce

A simple yet timeless Cranberry sauce recipe is what any cook needs amidst the hustle and bustle of a kitchen in the middle of Thanksgiving. Recipe Tin Eats adds a touch of lemon zest to the usual mix of cranberries, sugar, and water for that delicate balance of sweetness and tartness that goes well with your Asian-Style turkey. Perhaps the best part about this recipe is that it only takes around 20 minutes to make; easy-peasy among the other dishes on this list.


It’s amazing how simple ingredients can turn a classic recipe into something even more wonderful! Beyond Mere Sustenance adds some savory, spicy, and umami magic into the traditional mashed potato recipe by using a whole roasted garlic, wasabi, sesame oil, and soy sauce in the recipe. The mashed potato dish is topped with crunchy and slightly fishy furikake for added taste and texture.

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7. Soup Selection: Red Curry Squash Soup with Tofu Croutons


Here’s another vegan option to keep your Thanksgiving feasts more inclusive and enjoyable. Butternut squash soup has been a mainstay in many Thanksgiving tables. Turn things around by trying Real Simple’s Red Curry Squash Soup With Tofu Croutons. In just 30 minutes and simple ingredients like butternut squash, red curry paste, coconut milk, tofu, and veggie stock, you’ve got yourself a rich and smooth-tasting soup that’ll warm you up throughout the cool Thanksgiving dinner.

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8. Veggies: Miso Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts often take a backseat in the grand scheme of Thanksgiving feasts but the Foodie Physician seeks to make a case for these underrated veggies! The recipe involves tossing your admittedly boring Brussels sprouts in a sweet, salty, and spicy dressing made with miso paste, maple syrup, vinegar, tamari soy sauce, and sriracha. Then they are roasted until caramelized and tender and come out of the oven as umami bombs! The kids will be thanking you extra for this must-try Thanksgiving dish.

BONUS: Easy Thanksgiving Dessert: Instant Boba Milk Tea

As the family wraps up dessert and gratitude has been passed around the table, all that’s left is to kick back and enjoy the company of the people we love. Make it a sweet and memorable affair by serving ready-to-drink boba tea for dessert. The Ocean Bomb Bubble Milk Tea has the classic black sugar flavor and signature tapioca pearls, all in one can. It comes in a canned packaging so you don’t have to fuss over several more hours in the kitchen making another dish. You deserve a break!

Preparing a Thanksgiving feast on your own is not an easy feat. But it’s about the heart you give into each recipe that resonates with the special people in our lives. The end result may not always be perfect, but we hope to make things memorable by offering a new take on traditional Thanksgiving recipes. For all your Thanksgiving grocery needs and Asian food essentials, shop at Karman Foods.

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