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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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Five-Spice Chicken Noodle Salad
Annabelle Breakey

Five-Spice Chicken Noodle Salad

Like a cross between a noodle bowl and a salad, this dish is low in fat and has a kick­—thanks to the zesty salad dressing based on a Vietnamese dipping sauce.

Recipe: Five-Spice Chicken Noodle Salad

Pair with: Chenin Blanc. It sports some tropical flavors, exotic florals, and a tiny bit of residual sugar—all of which make it really good with spicy Asian dishes. Its beautiful acidity handles the zippy lime in the dressing here, while that exotic side is a good foil for the five-spice, mint, and peanuts. Recommended bottle: L’Ecole No 41 2012 Chenin Blanc (Columbia Valley).


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