Skip to Content

27 Simple and Authentic Asian Potato Recipes

These Asian potato recipes are more than just your regular French fries.

From a comforting Japanese Potato Croquette to spicy Indian Potato Curry, these 27 recipes will bring the vibrant flavors of Asia to your dinner table.

Asian Sesame Smashed Potatoes

With simple and easy-to-follow instructions, these recipes are sure to satisfy everyone’s cravings for an authentic Asian meal.

1. Asian Honey Garlic Potatoes

Asian Honey Garlic Potatoes is a delicious and flavorful side dish that is great for any occasion.

Not only are they incredibly easy to make, but they also have the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

The potatoes are cooked until soft and fluffy on the inside and then coated with a sticky honey garlic glaze.

The garlic adds a nice kick while the sesame seeds provide a nice crunch.

Pro Tip: For the best results, use baby potatoes and cut them into halves.

This will help them cook faster while also giving you more flavor. Also, use low-sodium soy sauce to ensure the flavor isn’t too salty.

2. Honey Butter Smashed Potatoes

Simple, flavorful, and delicious, Honey Butter Smashed Potatoes are the perfect side dish for any special occasion.

Baby Yukon gold potatoes are boiled until tender before being smashed and coated with honey butter, giving them a golden crunchy exterior and a fluffy, creamy interior.

Fresh herbs add a layer of flavor and a festive touch.

Pro Tip: To get the perfect golden crunchy exterior, cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 10-15 minutes and then bake them in the oven for an additional 5 minutes.

Finish off with a generous layer of honey butter and an extra sprinkle of your favorite herb.

3. Crispy Asian Potatoes

When you want something crispy and flavorful, these Asian Potatoes are just the thing!

Roasted in the oven or air fryer, the master stock adds an amazing depth of flavor that you won’t find in any other potato recipe.

The potatoes come out golden and crispy on the outside, and soft and fluffy on the inside.

Pro Tip: To make sure your potatoes come out extra crispy and golden, use oil or butter when cooking them in the oven or air fryer.

This will help to give them that perfect crunch.

You can also add some extra Kicap Manis, Shaoxing Wine, or Char Sui Sauce to the master stock if you want a more intense flavor.

4. Asian-Inspired Potato Latkes

Why not bring the flavors of Asia to your dinner table?

These Asian-inspired potato latkes are sure to be a hit with everyone!

Crispy and golden brown on the outside with the perfect blend of Asian flavors, these latkes are the perfect side dish.

The special sauce and the addition of sesame seeds make these latkes unique and delicious.

Pro Tip: To help the latkes crisp up, use a box grater to shred the potatoes and make sure to squeeze out the excess moisture.

This will ensure the latkes hold their shape and get that perfect golden-brown crisp.

5. Korean Sweet Soy-Glazed Potatoes (Gamja Bokkeum)

Not too sweet and not too salty, this Korean Sweet Soy-Glazed Potatoes (Gamja Bokkeum) is the perfect balance of flavor and texture.

Yukon gold potatoes are boiled until tender and then stir-fried with soy sauce, sugar, fish sauce, garlic, and vegetable oil.

Toasted sesame oil and sesame seeds are added to the mix to give it a nutty, fragrant flavor.

Serve this delicious dish as a side that everyone will love.

Pro Tip: For the best flavor, use a low-sodium soy sauce and adjust the amount of sugar to your taste.

To save time, you can also use pre-boiled potatoes.

6. Gamja Jorim (Korean Braised Potatoes)

You’ll never look at potatoes the same way after trying this Korean Braised Potatoes (Gamja Jorim) recipe!

This dish is a great combination of sweet, salty, and savory flavors.

The potatoes are cooked in a mixture of honey, soy sauce, brown sugar, and rice wine, giving them a rich and flavorful taste that’s sure to tantalize your tastebuds.

The potatoes become soft and tender, while the sesame seeds add a nutty crunch.

Pro Tip: For an extra layer of flavor, you can toast the sesame oil and the sesame seeds before adding them to the dish.

This will give the potatoes an even richer taste and aroma.

7. Asian-Inspired Potato Pancakes

These Asian-Inspired Potato Latkes are a delicious, easy-to-make appetizer or light dinner.

Boiled potatoes, green onions, and garlic cloves are mixed with a few select spices to give them an Asian-inspired flavor.

The latkes are then fried to a crispy golden brown and served with a delicious Asian dipping sauce.

The combination of flavors and textures makes these latkes a unique and delicious treat that is sure to please.

Pro Tip: To get the perfect texture for the latkes, use a ricer to mash the potatoes until they are light and fluffy.

This will ensure that your latkes are not too dense or heavy.

For added flavor, try adding a few teaspoons of toasted sesame seeds to the mix before frying.

8. Amazing Chinese Spicy Potato Salad

This amazing Chinese Spicy Potato Salad is packed full of flavor and texture!

The potatoes are shredded and cooked until they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

The garlic and scallions add a wonderful savory flavor, while the chili oil and light soy sauce add a hint of spiciness.

The cumin powder and vinegar provide a nice balance of sweetness and tartness.

And the toasted sesame oil, sugar, and coriander bring in a lovely nutty flavor and freshness to the dish.

Pro Tip: For an even tastier potato salad, try adding some cooked bacon, roasted peanuts, and diced bell peppers.

This will add a crunchy texture and extra flavor to the dish.

Serve this potato salad warm with a side of steamed white rice – it’s a delicious and easy meal your whole family will love!

9. Sichuan Shredded Chinese Potatoes

Super unique, flavorful, and easy to make, Sichuan Shredded Potatoes are a great way to enjoy potatoes.

Seasoned with chili flakes, chili oil, chili paste, and white vinegar, this dish explodes with flavor.

The potatoes are shredded and cooked with canola oil and scallions, adding a nice texture to the mix.

The addition of salt and sugar helps to balance out the flavors and make it more enjoyable.

Pro Tip: If you want to make this dish extra spicy, add more chili flakes or chili oil.

You can also adjust the seasoning to your liking by adding more salt, sugar, or white vinegar.

This dish is sure to be a hit with your friends and family, so don’t forget to share!

10. Szechuan Potatoes with Vinegar and Chili

Szechuan potatoes with vinegar and chili are a delicious and unique dish that will excite your taste buds.

This dish combines the flavors of chili peppers, garlic, scallions, soy sauce, Chinkiang vinegar, or Japanese black vinegar to create a complex and flavorful dish.

The potatoes are shredded and lightly fried, adding a crunchy texture that pairs perfectly with the spicy and sour flavors.

Pro Tip: For an extra layer of flavor, add a teaspoon of sugar to the mix.

This will help to balance out the sourness of the vinegar, making it the perfect combination of sweet and sour! For the best results, use a wok or large skillet to fry the potatoes.

The high heat will ensure they get crispy while not losing any of their flavors.

11. Chinese Cumin Potatoes

Chinese Cumin Potatoes are the perfect way to enjoy the spicy flavors of Xi’an.

This vegan and vegetarian dish blends cumin, chili flakes, garlic, onion, and scallions to create a fragrant and flavorful dish that is sure to become a hit.

The potatoes are cooked until golden and tender, adding a delicious texture to the dish.

Pro Tip: To add more flavor to the dish, try adding a teaspoon of sesame oil and a tablespoon of light soy sauce while cooking the potatoes. This will add a delicious nutty flavor and a hint of saltiness that will take your dish to the next level.

12. Easy Roasted Bombay Potatoes

When I say easy, I mean it!

This recipe is a breeze to put together, and the results are always delicious.

Roasted Bombay Potatoes are a classic side dish that’s sure to please.

With the perfect blend of Indian spices, the potatoes have a unique flavor that’s sure to have everyone asking for seconds.

The potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, making them the perfect accompaniment to any Indian meal.

Pro Tip: To make sure the potatoes are cooked all the way through, after cutting them, toss them in a bowl with the oil, spices, and a generous amount of salt before putting them in the oven.

This will help them cook quicker and more evenly.

13. Asian-Style Mashed Potatoes

If you’re not against a little kick, Asian-Style Mashed Potatoes are the perfect side dish for your next Asian-inspired meal.

Roasted garlic, wasabi, and sesame oil give this delicious recipe its unique flavor and aroma.

The potatoes are mashed to a creamy consistency and topped with chives or scallions and a generous sprinkling of furikake for a delightful crunch.

Pro Tip: For the best flavor, roasting the garlic before adding it to the potatoes is key.

Go ahead and roast a whole bulb of garlic so you have extra to use throughout the week.

If you’re not a fan of wasabi, you can dial back the amount or replace it with an equal amount of horseradish.

14. Chinese Stir Fried Shredded Potatoes

Chinese stir-fried shredded potatoes are a delicious and satisfying dish.

The potatoes are lightly crisp and full of flavor from the Sichuan peppercorns and white pepper.

The garlic, green bell pepper, and ginger add depth to the dish, while the chili oil and red pepper flakes provide a subtle kick that elevates the flavor.

Pro Tip: When preparing this dish, be sure to slice the potatoes into thin shreds.

This will help the potatoes to become crisp and evenly cooked.

If you have extra time, you can also parboil the potatoes before shredding them as this will help them become even crispier.

15. Sweet Potato Latkes with Gochujang Mayonnaise

Sweet Potato Latkes with Gochujang Mayonnaise are a spicy, crispy, and delicious combo that is sure to make your taste buds dance!

The sweet potato latkes are the perfect mix of salty and sweet, and the gochujang mayonnaise adds an extra layer of flavor that ties it all together.

The creamy mayonnaise helps to balance out the spice of the gochujang while the crunchy latkes add texture.

Pro Tip: For extra crispy latkes, spread the shredded potato mixture on a rimmed sheet pan and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes before frying.

This will help create a golden, crunchy crust that will make your latkes irresistible!

16. Korokke Japanese Potato Croquettes (Vegetarian)

When you combine the crispy panko breadcrumbs with the soft potatoes, the result is a delightful vegan Korokke Japanese Potato Croquette.

The ketchup, stir fry sauce, and vegan Worcestershire sauce brings a tangy and savory flavor to the dish.

The garlic powder, black pepper, and curry powder add a hint of spice to the croquettes that pair perfectly with the sweetness of the granulated sugar.

Pro Tip: To make the croquettes crunchier, try adding a bit more panko breadcrumbs.

You can also reduce the amount of oil used if you prefer lighter croquettes. Enjoy your Korokke Japanese Potato Croquettes with a side of katsu sauce!

17. Indian Potatoes

When I make Indian potatoes, I love the dynamic combination of flavors and textures.

The potatoes are cooked until they are soft and creamy on the inside, while the outside is slightly crispy and has a delicious seasoning blend.

The grains of mustard provide a bit of crunch and the garam masala adds an aromatic and earthy flavor.

The subtle hint of lime adds a bright and tangy flavor that ties everything together.

Pro Tip: To bring out the best flavors, try toasting your spices in a dry pan before adding them to the potatoes.

This will help the spices release their aromas and enhance the flavor of the dish.

18. Spicy Chinese Potato Pancake (干煸洋芋丝)

This is an incredibly flavorful and delicious side dish that brings a tasty punch to any meal.

The combination of the pungent chili and the earthy Sichuan pepper or cumin creates a unique flavor experience, while the potatoes provide a crunchy texture that is sure to delight.

Pro Tip: If you don’t have Sichuan pepper or cumin, you can substitute it with a mix of ground coriander, black pepper, and fennel.

This will replicate the flavor and bring out the same deliciousness that the Sichuan pepper or cumin would have.

19. Aloo Masala (Spicy Potatoes)

If you’re the type of person who loves bold and flavorful dishes, then you’ll love Aloo Masala.

This Indian dish is made with potatoes, spices, and seasonings that combine to create a unique and delicious flavor.

The potatoes are cooked until they are tender, and the spices create a warm and vibrant flavor.

Serve this dish as a side for dinner or enjoy it as a light lunch!

Pro Tip: For a richer flavor, fry the potatoes in oil before adding the spices. This extra step will bring out the flavors of the spices and make the dish even more delicious.

20. Samosa Potato and Chickpea Patties with Cilantro Chutney

Samosa Potato and Chickpea Patties with Cilantro Chutney are a unique and delicious way to celebrate Earth Day.

The crispy potato skins and cilantro stems add a delightful crunch, while the chickpeas and peas provide a hearty texture.

The garam masala and cayenne add a nice kick of flavor, and the honey or sugar helps to balance out the spices.

This dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Pro Tip: Use spray oil when cooking the patties so that you don’t need to use too much olive oil. This will help make the dish healthier and reduce the amount of oil needed.

21. Easy Vegan Thai Red Curry with Sweet Potato

If you’re cooking for someone who loves Thai food, this vegan Thai red curry with sweet potato is a great option.

It’s bursting with flavor, combining the tangy, spicy flavor of the red curry paste and the subtle sweetness of the sweet potato.

The combination of garlic, ginger, and red chili creates a delicious aroma, while the coconut milk adds a creamy texture.

The addition of lime juice and soy sauce adds a zingy twist, and the sweet pepper adds a hint of smokiness.

Pro Tip: For an extra kick of flavor, try adding a few tablespoons of Thai fish sauce to the dish.

This will give the dish a salty, umami flavor that really brings out the complexity of the flavors.

22. Handmade Potato Noodles

Just imagine all of the flavors and textures that come together in this homemade potato noodle recipe.

The chewy noodles are made from potato starch and then combined with a delectable sauce that includes garlic, cumin powder, and other tasty ingredients.

The combination of the two creates a savory and satisfying dish that is perfect for hot pots, soups, stir-fries, and salads.

Pro Tip: Make sure to boil the potato noodles in hot water, as this helps to retain the chewy texture.

Then add the sauce ingredients and combine them, creating an irresistible flavor.

23. Japanese Potato Salad Gratin

Who can turn down a classic potato gratin?

This Japanese Potato Salad Gratin is an Asian-fusion version of the traditional gratin that combines creamy Japanese mayonnaise, rice wine vinegar, and garlic powder for a unique and delicious flavor.

Topped with cheddar and mozzarella cheese, it’s a tasty and easy side dish that will have your family and friends asking for seconds.

Pro Tip: Boil the potatoes for 10-15 minutes until fork-tender before adding to the gratin for the best results.

Then, make sure to season with salt and pepper before adding the cheese for extra flavor.

24. Eggplant Sweet Potato Curry (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

This dish reminds me of a trip to India with its delightful mix of flavors and textures.

The eggplant and sweet potatoes are cooked to perfection, while the combination of coconut milk, harissa sauce, and curry spices bring out the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

The long-grain rice adds texture and helps tie all the flavors together.

Pro Tip: To make the most of this dish, don’t skimp on the spices.

A generous pinch of cayenne, cumin, and turmeric will help bring out the most flavor.

To make the dish even more flavorful, add some fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley.

25. Nikujaga (Japanese Meat and Potato Stew)

Nikujaga is an iconic Japanese comfort food dish that’s easy to make at home.

The savory-sweet dashi broth is the perfect accompaniment to the tender chunks of beef, potato, and onion.

The snow peas and shirataki noodles add just the right amount of crunch, while the combination of mirin, soy sauce, sugar, and sake bring out the flavors of the broth.

Pro Tip: For the best flavor, allow the beef to marinate in a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, and sake before cooking. This will add an extra layer of flavor to the dish.

26. Spicy and Sour Shredded Potato

This is a classic Chinese stir-fry dish that combines a variety of flavors and textures.

The potatoes are cut into thin shreds, fried with garlic, chili peppers, and Sichuan peppercorns, and then seasoned with black vinegar and light soy sauce.

The combination of the ingredients creates a unique and delicious flavor that is both spicy and sour.

The crisp potatoes contrast nicely with the fragrant chili peppers and the potent Sichuan peppercorns to create a truly special dish.

Pro Tip: Make sure to cut the potatoes into shreds of similar sizes. Different sizes require different cooking times, so uniformity is key to ensuring they cook evenly. Garnish with spring onion and coriander to add a bright and vibrant touch to the dish.

27. Korean Pancakes (Pajeon)

Korean pancakes, or Pajeon, are the perfect combination of crunchy yet soft, savory, and slightly sweet.

They are the perfect clean out your fridge meal, as you can add whatever vegetables you have to the batter, creating a unique flavor every time.

Enjoy them with an Asian dipping sauce for an extra tangy punch.

Pro Tip: For a thicker pancake, add 3/4 cup of water to the batter rather than the usual 1/2 cup. This gives an extra soft texture without the risk of over-frying.


15 Insanely Delicious Asian Pork Shoulder Recipes

25 Delicious Asian Pork Tenderloin Recipes to Try Tonight

20 Must-Try Asian Pork Chop Recipes

19 Delicious Asian Prawn Recipes to Spice Up Your Meal

15 Must-Try Asian Omelette Recipes You’ll Love

27 Simple Asian Potato Recipe Collection

This article contains a collection of 27 simple Asian potato recipes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Whether you're looking for a hearty main dish or a flavorful side, these recipes are sure to please. From classic stir-fries to spicy curries, you'll find something to satisfy everyone's palate. So don't wait any longer, let's get cooking!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 520 kcal


  • Asian Honey Garlic Potatoes
  • Honey Butter Smashed Potatoes
  • Crispy Asian Potatoes
  • Asian-Inspired Potato Latkes
  • Korean Sweet Soy-Glazed Potatoes (Gamja Bokkeum)
  • Gamja Jorim (Korean Braised Potatoes)
  • Asian-Inspired Potato Pancakes
  • Amazing Chinese Spicy Potato Salad
  • Sichuan Shredded Chinese Potatoes
  • Szechuan Potatoes with Vinegar and Chili
  • Chinese Cumin Potatoes
  • Easy Roasted Bombay Potatoes
  • Asian-Style Mashed Potatoes
  • Chinese Stir Fried Shredded Potatoes
  • Sweet Potato Latkes with Gochujang Mayonnaise
  • Korokke Japanese Potato Croquettes (Vegetarian)
  • Indian Potatoes
  • Spicy Chinese Potato Pancake (干煸洋芋丝)
  • Aloo Masala (Spicy Potatoes)
  • Samosa Potato and Chickpea Patties with Cilantro Chutney
  • Easy Vegan Thai Red Curry with Sweet Potato
  • Handmade Potato Noodles
  • Japanese Potato Salad Gratin
  • Eggplant Sweet Potato Curry (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
  • Nikujaga (Japanese Meat and Potato Stew)
  • Spicy and Sour Shredded Potato
  • Korean Pancakes (Pajeon)


  • Pick your favorite recipe from this collection to serve for dinner tonight.
  • Prepare all of the required ingredients.
  • Cook your meal in 35 minutes or less on average.
CEO at Happy Muncher | | Website | + posts

Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.