Drinks for Asian Dishes

In this week’s WEEKEND magazine, Olly pairs the drinks for authentic Asian dishes bursting with flavour from a tasty new book…

Prawn Pad Thai

Olly’s wine pairing: Porta 6 Sparkling Brut (12.5%) £9, Asda

As lively as a glitterball and with a hint of apple, this Portuguese fizz is splendidly scented and goes down a treat with this week’s tasty Prawn Pad Thai. Move over, Prosecco!

Chicken and Black Pepper Stir Fry

Olly’s wine pairing: Co-op Irresistible Macon-Villages Chardonnay 2022 (13%) £10.50

A brilliant Burgundy for a tenner, this has the peachy richness to work with the mildly spiced Chicken And Black Pepper Stir-Fry.

Five-Spice Duck with Chinese Broccoli

Olly’s wine pairing: Waitrose Loved & Found Lacrima 2021 (13%) £8.99

As soft as ripe black cherries and strawberries, this grape variety, loved by our reader Mr R Davies, is wreathed with enough floral finesse to partner the Five-Spice Duck.

Gado Gado Salad

Olly’s wine pairing: Days Alcohol Free Pale Ale (0%, 33cl) £1.80, Tesco

Vibrant and invigorating, this zero-booze beer’s big flavour contrasts with the Gado Gado Salad’s glossy peanut sauce while echoing its crunchy freshness.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine on Saturday 12th August 2023.

Read the full column and get all the lip smacking recipes HERE.

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