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