Asian Menu: is this ok? (I am in miami so its not too cold):

Apptz = vegetarian thai summer rolls with peanut sauce, Main=walnut miso noodles with asparagus and swiss chard, korean/asian flavored grilled flank steak, roasted cauliflower or butternut squash. question: what other apptz can I add & is there any red wines that fit this menu?

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pollygirl December 9, 2011
Thanks all - lovely ideas!
 
jaq A. December 8, 2011
Mm, sounds good! I agree with the wine recommendations, though if you wanted to try making an easy cocktail to start off the night that fits the bill, a lycheetini is very easy to make. 1oz plum wine, 1.5 oz sake, splash of lychee syrup (from canned lychee). Shake and serve up in a cocktail/martini glass. Garnish with lychee.
 
fiveandspice December 8, 2011
Red wines are challenging for Asian food. You could try a nice zinfandel or potentially syrah/shiraz with lots of berry and pepper flavors which would especially go well with the flank steak and roasted vegetables. More often people go with white wine for Asian food, like a dry Riesling, a Gewurztraminer (these tend to be on the very fruity off-dry side, so only choose it if you like a wine that's a bit sweet) or Viognier.
Also, I'd definitely recommend the okonomiyaki as an appetizer. They're delicious!
 
sexyLAMBCHOPx December 8, 2011
How about this, http://www.food52.com/recipes/10779_asian_guacamole_with_smoked_salmon or chicken satay, shrimp chips or edaname. Midge's http://www.food52.com/recipes/12352_okonomiyaki

Potsickers, honeyed walnuts ? So may tasty possibilities!
 
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