Keto Asian Food Recipes

If you have been browsing health and lifestyle publications, you might have come across the term “ketogenic diet” at some point.

The ketogenic diet, or keto diet for short, is extremely low in carbohydrates but high in fat. The aim of the diet is to burn more fat for energy by making the body enter a metabolic state called ketosis.

Embarking on a keto diet might be beneficial for individuals who are trying to lose weight, but there are various benefits of the ketogenic diet for one’s physical well-being and overall health. For one, keto diets are known to improve your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. In addition, keto diets might also support heart health and help you stay more alert during the day.

But if you thought switching to a keto diet meant eating only salads for the rest of your life, you thought wrong! Thanks to our extensive collection of Asian food recipes, you can enjoy your favourite Asian delights with a Keto twist. From main courses like keto braised pork belly to desserts like keto raspberry chocolate bread pudding, our recipes help you stick to your diet.

Is the Keto Diet Right for You?

While there are numerous advantages to the keto diet, this diet regime is not suitable for everyone. For instance, if you have low blood sugar, cutting out carbohydrates may not be suitable as it could lead to low energy levels and fatigue.

Furthermore, if you find that you no longer enjoy your food, perhaps the keto diet is not right for you. Food is meant to be enjoyed. So do not deprive yourself!

The best way to decide if you should embark on the keto diet is to speak to your doctor or dietician.

Healthy Eating

While the Keto diet isn’t for everyone, there are still tons of healthy Asian dishes you could try.


Keto Peanut Soup

Peanut Soup is probably the most iconic Chinese New Year dessert. It has always been a crowd-favourite, and now -ketogenic. Simply add sugar substitute Swerve for a sweeter taste, and xanthan gum to give it a lusciously thick and smooth texture. One bowl won’t be enough.

Keto Raspberry Chocolate Bread Pudding

A delightful, spongey keto bread pudding recipe you will love anytime, especially at Christmas. A sweet mix of brown sugar swervere places sugar, and is dusted into a spiced mix of cinnamon and nutmeg that’s all swirled with semi-sweet chocolate chip, raspberries and rich buttery cream.

Keto Braised Pork Belly

When a good Filipino friend of mine asked me to try adobo my first thought was it’s just a stew. Each country has their own version of traditional stew, so I decided to give it a try –and I was impressed. The complexity of the flavours in adobo was intriguing. It has a pleasant tinge of sour that is very distinct. I was sold.
Under 60 mins

Keto Cauliflower Porridge

Now if you’re on keto, you know how hard it is to avoid rice, especially at reunion dinners. Now, join in the family feast with a cool substitute –keto cauliflower “porridge”! That’s crumbed up cauliflower, boiled and thickened with xanthan gum to give adelicious porridge-like texture. It’s creamy, drizzled with fragrant sesame oil and we think, perfect for the Chinese New Year table and your daily Keto diet.
Under 60 mins

Keto Chicken Meatball Shirataki Noodles

Noodles are typically eaten to represent good fortune and prosperity during Chinese New Year. But that’s hard to do while you’re on Keto, so simply replace high-carb noodles with keto-friendly shirataki ones. Make your own meatballs too using friendly-fats in chicken thigh, and join in the meal with your noodle-loving family.

Keto Kong Pao Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

Zoodles, a surprisingly tasty alternative to noodles, is particularly useful if you’re on a keto diet. That’s zoodles, or zucchini sliced into noodles. Here, it’s paired with a devilishly spiced kong pao chicken recipe, or a Chinese-style chicken dish that’s stir-fried using Chinese vinegar, chilies, broth and brown sugar swerve for a hint of sweetness.

Keto Stir-Fried Dragon Chives & Beansprouts

If you’re on keto, leafy vegetables are the best for the diet. They’re low in carbs compared to stem and root vegetables, but still tastes delicious. For a Chinese New Year meal, you’ll want to make this, whether your family is on keto or not-it’s that yummy.

Gai Bing

Huge fan of Thailand's street food but do not have to luxury to fly over to enjoy it? Fret not, you can now prepare your own Gai Bing at home! With just four simple steps, you can then imagine yourself standing by the streets of Thailand eating Gai Bing. Trust us, it is that good! Also, you can always use pork, beef, or lamb instead of chicken, as listed in the recipe. Spice it up according to your preferences, make your own Gai Bing.

Laksa Shirataki Fried Noodles

It's still laksa alright. You slurp through a rich bowl of noodles endlessly coated in coconut-milk, sambal, and lingering onion, garlic and lemongrass flavours. And still more. Fresh scallops and shrimps fried to infuse its appetite-opening umami-ness into everything. For the keto-friendly ones, your life-saver is low-caloric shirataki noodles. The extra chewy konjac yam noodles replaces traditional wheat or rice noodles used in this street-food favourite of Malaysia and Singapore.

Savoury Bacon and Avocado Muffin

A kick-ass and keto-friendly bacon-butter-avocado muffin you'll want to eat all day. Combine a tasty mix of cream cheese, garlic and coconut milk with the magic juice of fried bacon and golden yellow butter. Sink your teeth through all that packed in a lightly sweetened muffin cup of coconut or almond flour.

Butterfly Pea Cauliflower Nasi Lemak

Ever heard of keto-friendly nasi lemak? Well, the unofficial Malaysian national dish is now that, in a brilliant blue. Crumbed cauliflower substitutes rice to give the dish a natural sweetness, infused with creamy coconut and aromatic pandan. Dig also into tender chicken sizzled in tumeric, tangy mustard and salt. And for a true-blue nasi lemak experience, add sambal, lots of it. You can also replace chicken with sambal squid.
Under 60 mins

Curry Beef Cheesy Tacos

A crispy, cheesy shell on the outside. And on the inside, soft beef with a spoon of savoury-sweet miso, all rolled into curry flavours of cumin, coriander, chilli, onion and garlic. Need we say more? Keto-friendly and accomodating, it's a recipe that's delicious and doesn't discriminate.

Keto Sesame Roast Beef with Cauliflower Mash

With the creaminess and seeping sweetness of potato, you might be forgiven if you mistook the side of mashed cauliflower for the usual mash. But it’s not the only star in the plate of warm beef steak-that also happens to be keto diet. The soft sinking bed of vegetables too, wraps tender beef slices in tomato-sour and onion-aromatic juices.

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