Preparing your own Asian cuisine for a date

A sure-fire way to impress your date is by preparing a home-cooked Asian meal. Ensure your Asian dating experience is unforgettable by locating the freshest and best ingredients to fit your authentic Asian recipes.
 

Asian food shops in London

Burlington Road, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4NT. New Malden is a Korean hub located in South West London. Here, you’ll find the perfect Korean ingredients to set you up for Asian dating, including spicy pickles, chadol baki and bulgogi. Visit Kimchi Mal (Kimchi Village), also on Burlington Road, for further Korean cuisine inspiration. Just watch out for gochujang – a seriously hot pepper paste made with fiery red chillis!

Taj Stores, 112-114a Brick Lane, E1 6RL. Authentic Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi ingredients are in plentiful supply in London. Even regular high street shops and supermarkets usually sell a decent range of Asian herbs and spices, including curry classics turmeric, garam masala and cumin. But you should look no further than Taj Stores on Brick Lane to ensure you lay on a memorable Asian dating experience. Opened in 1936, this Bangladeshi Brick Lane institution stocks a big range of fresh subcontinental foods, including samosas, thalis, pittas, naans, herbs and spices – in short, everything you need to prepare a memorable meal for your Asian date.

Talad Thai, 326 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 6TL. Talad Thai is both a restaurant and Oriental supermarket located on Upper Richmond Road. Browse this supermarket’s small but perfectly formed aisles and snap up the very best ingredients shipped from Thailand and other Asian countries. The store’s friendly and helpful staff are also on hand to help you find exactly what you’re looking for, so concocting mouth-watering Thai food for your date doesn’t have to be difficult.

 

Asian food shops in the rest of the UK

Seoul Kimchi, 275 Upper Brook Street, Manchester, M13 0HR. Situated in South Manchester’s university district, Seoul Kimchi is a charming and friendly family-run Korean supermarket and takeaway. This tiny store has a powerful and sweet aroma of authentic Korean flavours that hits you the second you walk through the door. Narrow aisles are crammed with some of the most interesting Korean ingredients, all of which enable you to whip up a delicious meal for a superb Asian dating experience.

Pat’s Chung Ying, 199 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 8NX. Pat’s Chung Ying is a one-stop shop for all things Asian if you’re dating in Edinburgh. Here, you’ll find any and every ingredient you will ever need to lay on a pan-Asian feast, with foods from all across the continent. The supermarket also offers its patrons authentic Chinese and Asian recipes, which will ensure your Asian dating experience is a real winner.

Pak Supermarket, 325 Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham, B8 2XJ. The Pak Supermarket on Washwood Heath Road offers everything you need to piece together an entire Indian meal. Not only does this store include every herb and spice you can think of, you can also choose from a comprehensive range of breads, rice, pastes, sauces and even Indian beers and wines.