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Best wines for Asian food

Here are the best wines to pair with a variety of Asian dishes, from Chinese classics to Thai curries to Japanese noodle bowls

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Vietnamese Steak Noodle Salad
Iain Bagwell

Vietnamese Steak Noodle Salad

This dish requires some multitasking, but the benefits of creating something this delicious in only 30 minutes are well worth the hustle. If you're entertaining friends, take a more leisurely approach and make the dressing, cook the noodles, and clean the herbs ahead; then at serving time, just cook the steak and combine the ingredients.

Recipe: Vietnamese Steak Noodle Salad

Pair with: Merlot. Salad and red wine don’t usually share the table, but Merlot loves fresh herbs and has a gentle texture that works really well with noodles—and, of course, steak. Our bottle pick has enough tangy acidity to stand up to a lime-based dressing. Recommended bottle: Double R Ranch 2008 Merlot (Napa Valley).


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