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Delicious Asian Pork Side Dish Recipes to Complement Your Meal

If you’re looking for some great side dishes to serve with Asian Pork, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite sides that pair perfectly with this flavorful and versatile dish.

From simple green salads to more complex fried rice, we’ve got something for everyone.

So, if you’re looking to add a little something extra to your next Asian pork meal, check out these delicious side dishes!.

1. Cabbage

I love cabbage! It’s such a versatile vegetable.

You can use it in so many dishes.

It’s also very healthy for you.

I try to incorporate it into my diet as often as possible.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy cabbage is in a stir-fry.

I like to cut it into thin slices and stir-fry it with some pork, mushrooms, and vegetables.

It’s a simple, yet delicious dish.

Another way I like to enjoy cabbage is in a slaw.

I like to shred it and mix it with mayonnaise, vinegar, and some spices.

It makes for a delicious, crunchy side dish.

I also like to enjoy cabbage in a salad.

I’ll often shred it and mix it with lettuce, tomatoes, and a simple vinaigrette.

It adds a nice, crunchy texture to the salad.

No matter how you choose to enjoy it, cabbage is a delicious and healthy vegetable that is sure to please.

2. Broccoli

Broccoli is one of the most commonly eaten vegetables around the world.

It can be eaten raw, but it is typically eaten cooked.

And when it is cooked, it is usually boiled or steamed.

But did you know that it is also possible to stir-fry broccoli? This cooking method retains most of the nutrients in the vegetable.

Not only that, stir-frying makes it possible for you to enjoy a dish that is both healthy and full of flavor.

For a simple stir-fry dish, you will need broccoli, of course, as well as garlic and your choice of oil.

You can also add other vegetables such as carrots and mushrooms, and you can also add protein such as tofu or chicken.

To start, heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat.

Add the garlic and cook for a few minutes.

Then add the vegetables and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until they are tender.

3. Bok Choy

Bok Choy sometimes also called Chinese Cabbage is a type of Chinese cabbage with a white stem and dark green leaves.

It originated in China thousands of years ago.

Bok Choy tastes similar to regular cabbage but is not as heavy.

It can be eaten raw but is typically eaten cooked.

It can be steamed, boiled, stir-fried, or braised.

It is commonly used in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese cuisine.

In Chinese, the name literally means “white vegetable”.

Bok Choy is packed with vitamins A, B, and C, as well as calcium and potassium.

It also contains folate and fiber.

It is low in calories and has a high water content.

When selecting Bok Choy, look for a firm, compact head with a bright green color.

The leaves should be crisp and the stalks should be crunchy.

Avoid any that are limp or have brown spots.

4. Mushrooms

Enoki mushrooms, beech mushrooms, straw mushrooms, and shiitake mushrooms—we love them all.

So when creating a vegetable side to serve with our Asian Pork Tenderloin, we reached for mushrooms.

The earthy, umami-rich mushrooms play well with the salty-sweet hoisin-based glaze of the pork.

We like to use a mix of different mushrooms in this recipe—it’s a great way to introduce children and other mushroom skeptics to this ingredient.

We recommend using enoki mushrooms in this recipe.

While they are small and mild in flavor, they add to the textural component of the dish.

You can find them in the produce section of most large grocery stores.

However, if you prefer, you can substitute straw mushrooms and omit the enoki mushrooms.

To ensure that the mushrooms brown and cook through properly, it’s important to cook them in batches.

5. Asparagus

Asparagus is one of those vegetables that most people either love or hate.

Though, if you’re not a fan, we’re willing to bet that you just haven’t had it prepared in the right way.

This quick and easy side is a great way to introduce asparagus to your kids or anyone who claims not to like it.

The sesame oil adds a nutty flavor that pairs well with the salty soy sauce.

Try this simple recipe and we bet you just might become a fan.

In a large skillet, heat the oil, soy sauce, sesame oil, and garlic until the garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add the asparagus and cook, stirring occasionally, until the asparagus is bright green and tender-crisp, 4 to 6 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for some tasty and easy side dishes to serve with your Asian pork recipes, look no further! We’ve rounded up five of our favourite veggie sides that complement pork perfectly.

From cabbage to broccoli, bok choy to mushrooms, asparagus to cauliflower, there’s something for everyone.

So, if you’re looking to add a little something extra to your next Asian pork dish, these five vegetable sides are sure to do the trick!.

Emily W.

Emily Wong is an Asian-American food writer the founder of With nearly 8 years of experience, she has a passion for making cooking accessible to everyone and sharing her personal experiences with food. Emily's vision for is to create a community of food lovers who are passionate about cooking, eating, and sharing their experiences with others. Read my story
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