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Asian Food Pairing

  • The only international wine competition to offer a full program of Asian food and wine pairing awards, including sake
  • Unique PR and exposure opportunities for winners throughout the year
  • Winners published in leading “foodie” guides in Asia

A unique opportunity to win medals and showcase your wines and sake to Asia’s thriving dining scene. A brief description of each dish are given below, along with some wine pairing “tips” – note these are just suggestions!

The judging of the Asian Food & Wine Pairing category (which inludes sake) follows the same format as the wine and spirit categories.

A) CHINESE

Stir-fried String Beans with Ground Pork

Stir-fried string beans and ground pork, with soy sauce, garlic and mild chili 

Chicken Lettuce Wrap

Stir-fried ground chicken with diced assorted vegetables, wrapped in fresh lettuce leaves and served with hoisin sauce 

 

 

B) JAPANESE

Grilled Minced Chicken Skewer (Yakitori Tsukune | 焼き鳥つくね)

Grilled chicken meatballs made with ground chicken, soft bones, green scallions, shisho leaves, white miso and sesame oil. Served with an egg yolk in a sake-based lightly sweetened, yet savory, yakitori sauce

Grilled Beef Tongue with Garlic (Kushiyaki | 牛タンガーリック)

 Grilled, skewered ox tongue, seasoned with salt and pepper, served with Japanese mustard 

C) Other Asian

Indian Lamb Seekh Kebab

A mixture of ground lamb, minced onion, mint, cilantro, ginger paste and chili paste, marinated with cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne and salt, barbecued on a skewer. Served with mixed salad and mint sauce.

 

Thai Pomelo Salad (Yum Som O)

Refreshing salad of pomelo, shredded coconut, peanuts, shrimps, shallots and fresh herbs tossed in a lime and savoury sauce. 

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