10 ways to enjoy asparagus

Asparagus, a spring vegetable, is making its way into an increasing number of Chinese dishes.
Asparagus, a spring vegetable, is making its way into an increasing number of Chinese dishes.PHOTO: CHINA DAILY/ANN

BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ANN) Tender and crunchy, sweet and grassy, asparagus is a herald of the arrival of spring. Asparagus is not traditionally a Chinese ingredient, but is becoming popular in Chinese kitchens.

There are many ways to cook asparagus than just grilling it. Find asparagus and use it in a breakfast dish, appetiser, soup or even dessert to inspire your next cooking experiment.

Here are 10 asparagus dishes to inspire tastebuds:


Asparagus and green bean salad, with red onion and cherry tomato in extra-virgin olive oil PHOTO: SHERATON GRAND BEIJING DONGCHENG HOTEL / CHINA DAILY


Fried asparagus with Chinese bacon. PHOTO: VCG / CHINA DAILY


Cream of asparagus soup with whipping cream. PHOTO: SHERATON GRAND BEIJING DONGCHENG HOTEL / CHINA DAILY


Asparagus in broth. PHOTO: VCG / CHINA DAILY


Grilled green asparagus roll with beef roll, asparagus puree, baby carrots and red wine reduction. PHOTO: SHERATON GRAND BEIJING DONGCHENG HOTEL / CHINA DAILY


Stir-fried asparagus with mushroom, vegetables and meat. PHOTO: VCG / CHINA DAILY


Pan-fried sole with white asparagus risotto. PHOTO: SHERATON GRAND BEIJING DONGCHENG HOTEL / CHINA DAILY


Stir-fried asparagus with black fungus and red pepper. PHOTO:  VCG / CHINA DAILY


Asparagus parfait with lemon sorbet and raspberry. PHOTO: SHERATON GRAND BEIJING DONGCHENG HOTEL / CHINA DAILY


Grilled asparagus adds extra fun to any breakfast table. PHOTO: VCG / CHINA DAILY