Product Spotlight

Asian Cuisine

Our Roland® Asian cuisine products are plentiful and range from noodles and grains to sauces and oils. Learn more about our Asian cuisine line and how to incorporate them into your next meal.

Asian Cuisine - Ingredients and Flavors

Asian cuisine spans across multiple nations and cultures, creating many diverse and unique dishes. Authentic Asian cuisine features combinations of sweet, salty and spicy ingredients paired with a variety of textures and preparation methods. It is typical to cook with lots of seafood and meats, but vegetarian dishes that incorporate soy and tofu are also common.

The Types of Asian Products We Offer

Roland Foods offers a wide variety of authentic Asian products, including sauces, oils, condiments, vegetables and more. Authenticity is important to us, we source from many different Asian nations to ensure the highest product quality. We carry ingredients that are true to original Asian cuisine, and are used as the basis to many dishes.

Here we have put together a collection of our most popular items in the category. You can also explore our entire catalogue of Roland® Asian Products here.


Toasted Sesame Oil

Country of Origin: Taiwan

Toasted Sesame Oil is derived straight from toasted sesame seeds. Toasting the seeds before extracting the oil adds deeper layers of flavor to the oil. With a lower smoke point than regular sesame seed oil, this product is better used for finishing rather than cooking. Roland® Toasted Sesame Oil has a distinct nutty flavor that is perfect for added to marinades or used in an Asian inspired dressing.

Chef Tip: Do not overheat this oil, since it is made from toasted seeds, exposing it to high temperatures will turn the flavor burnt.


Hot Sesame Oil

Country of Origin: Taiwan

Hot Sesame Oil is also derived from toasted white sesame seeds, then chilies are added to bring a bit of heat. Like our Roland® Toasted Sesame Oil, this oil is best for finishing and flavoring. Our Hot Sesame Oil is a dark amber color and has a nutlike flavor with distinct hot "fiery" overtones.

Chef Tip: Drizzle over popcorn with salt in place of butter for a salty and spicy snack

Check out our recipe for Hot Sesame Chicken


Spicy Chili Onion Crisp

Country of Origin: China

Our Roland® Spicy Chili Onion Crisp combines key ingredients in asian cuisine to create the perfect condiment or dipping sauce. It offers a savory, mild heat with a sweet finish. Spicy Chili Onion Crisp can used as a sauce for dumplings, vegetables and proteins.

Check out the recipe for Veggie Gyoza with Spicy Chili Onion Crisp Dipping Sauce



Country of Origin: China, Malaysia

Sriracha is a popular hot sauce used in Asian cuisine, it is majorly comprised of chili peppers, sugar, garlic and vinegar. The sauce is relatively mild in heat and brings a tangy quality to the plate. This cuisine staple is widely used as a dipping sauce or topping on a variety of dishes.

Check out our recipe for Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings


Thai Style Sweet Chili Sauce

Country of Origin: Malaysia

With its sweet and piquant zesty kick of flavor, Roland® Thai Style Chili Sauce is a simple and delicious accompaniment to a wide variety of dishes. Sweet chili sauces originated in the same province of China as Hoisin Sauce, and its popularity quickly spread to other Asian nations, gaining major popularity in Thailand. This vividly colored sauce has visible chili pepper bits and garlic pieces, creating a rustic texture that is a vibrant addition to Asian and contemporary cuisine. Its sweet chili flavor is perfect for dunking grilled or fried seafood and chicken wings, dumplings, or spring rolls.

Check out our recipe for Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps using Thai Style Sweet Chili Sauce


Hoisin Sauce

Country of Origin: China

Hoisin sauce is a classic ingredient that has been heavily incorporated in Asian cuisine. Roland® Hoisin Sauce is a sweet-tasting, thick, reddish-brown sauce. It is sweet and sour with an intense spicy aftertaste. This product contains no MSG.

Chef Tip: Combine with red wine, tomato sauce, and beef broth to elevate a pot roast


Duck Sauce

Duck sauce is a sweet and sour tasting condiment, prevalent in Chinese cuisine. Roland® Duck Sauce is thick in consistency and orange in color. The tangy stick sauce is great for dipping or marinating!


Plum Sauce

Country of Origin: China

Plum sauce is a versatile sweet and sour condiment that is seen in many ethnic cuisines, however it originated in and is most known for its appearance in Chinese cooking. It is a simple sauce, comprised of few ingredients, fresh plums, sugar, vinegar, ginger and chilies. Its original purpose was a dipping sauce for egg rolls, but is now widely used as a condiment on many differently Asian dishes.

Chef Tip: Drizzle a little plum sauce over vanilla ice cream and create a twist on a classic dessert



Country of Origin: South Korea

Gochujang is similar to miso paste with a strong umami flavor and the addition of fiery chilies. Traditionally, Gochujang is used in marinades for Korean barbecue, added to dipping sauces, or used to kick up the spice in home-style stews or soups. We recommend using Gochujang to prepare Bibimbap chili sauce to coat grilled chicken wings, to top Korean beef tacos, or to add a tangy blast of heat to just about any food.

Check out the recipe for Kimchi Fried Rice with Gochujang


White Miso Paste

Country of Origin: Japan

White miso, one of the most common types of miso, has sweet overtones with a mild saltiness. Miso is an ancient ingredient first introduced in Japan, that has gained significant popularity in kitchens across the globe for its umami flavor and versatility. Use Roland® White Miso Paste as an ingredient in marinades, dressings, soups, stocks, and spreads.

Check out the recipe for Miso Roasted Carrots


Rice Wine Vinegar

Rice wine vinegar finds its origin in Japanese and Chinese cuisine and offers a mellower taste than vinegars typically used in Europe. In asian dishes, rice wine vinegar is typically used in sweet and sour recipes, but is also commonly used for making sushi rice. Roland® Rice Wine Vinegar has a bright, tart flavor and shines in any dish when combined with sesame seed oil or various citrus flavors.

Chef Tip: Rice Wine vinegar is great for pickling, try making Asian pickled cucumbers

Check out our recipe for Asian-Inspired Nashville Hot Chicken


Fish Sauce

Country of Origin: Thailand

Fish sauce is a staple ingredient in Thai dishes and many other Asian cuisines. It is readily incorporated in a variety of recipes, and also commonly used as a condiment. Roland® Thai Fish Sauce is produced from anchovies fermented with water and salt, a highly concentrated process that yields a thin sauce the color of pale sherry.

Did You Know: Restaurants in Thailand leave bottles of fish sauce on tables


Soy Sauce

Country of Origin: China

Soy sauce is the basis of many Asian cuisines, in particular Chinese cooking. It is versatile in its usage, the sauce can be used before, during and after the cooking process and is important in flavoring many well known recipes. Soy sauce is also said to aid in healthy digestion.

Chef Tip: Soy sauce can be used as a salt substitute in many recipes, it is naturally high in sodium and adds great flavor!



Country of Origin: Vietnam

Most commonly used in Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian and Malaysian cuisines, coconut milk brings an added creaminess to curries or desserts. Roland® Unsweetened Coconut Milk is a well emulsified, thick blend of coconut milk and water with a rich and full coconut flavor. It is a versatile ingredient that can be used in traditional, dairy-free, sweet, savory, or spicy dishes for a delicious taste and velvety texture.

Check out our recipe for Creamy Coconut Soba Noodle Salad



Country of Origin: China

Conveniently peeled, sliced, pre-cooked and preserved in a simple brine, Roland® Sliced Water Chestnuts are root vegetables that have a mild nutty flavor and maintain their firm, crisp texture even after cooking. Water chestnuts are most commonly seen in Chinese cuisine and can be enjoyed as sweet or savory depending on preparation. Roland® Sliced Water Chestnuts are a hearty addition to soups, salads, stir fries, and sautéed dishes.

Did You Know: Despite their name, water chestnuts are actually not nuts!



Country of Origin: China

Bamboo shots are common in Asian cuisine and can be consumed fresh, dried, or canned but never raw. Roland® Sliced Bamboo Shoots are cut from the heart of the bamboo plant. They have an ivory to light yellow color and a mild flavor. They add a pleasant crunchy texture to stir-fries and soups.



Country of Origin: Thailand

Hailing from Thailand, the Pad Thai Rice Stick Noodle is flat, thin, and rectangular, possessing a firm and chewy texture when cooked. Best known as the main starch in Pad Thai, this noodle easily takes on the savory and complex flavors of its namesake dish. Another plus about Pad Thai noodles? They are naturally gluten-free, making them the perfect addition to several diet-specific dishes.

To prepare the noodles, soak them in cold tap water for 30 minutes to soften. Once complete, place the noodles in boiling water and cook for five minutes. Drain and incorporate into soups, stir fries, or noodle dishes.

Check out our recipe for Pad Thai



Country of Origin: Taiwan

Hsinchu Rice Noodles are made from ground white rice. They are long and thread-like, taking on a firm, but not chewy texture when cooked. Translucent in color, this noodle is preferable for lighter fare. Hsinchu Rice Noodles are used by pan-Pacific restaurants in a variety of dishes.

To prepare, place in boiling water and cook briefly.



Country of Origin: China

Udon noodles are thick wheat noodles with a light-brown color and soft springy texture. Most commonly paired with Asian flavors, udon noodles have a mild taste and can be used in a variety of dishes and cuisines. Try Roland® Organic Udon Noodles in chicken noodle soup for a twist on a classic comfort dish.



Country of Origin: China

Soba noodles are thin brown noodles traditionally made with buckwheat or a blend of buckwheat and wheat flours. They have a soft, slippery texture and are perfect in stir-fries, soups or cold salads.



Country of Origin: China

Roland® Organic Lo Mein Noodles are traditional Chinese noodles made from organic wheat flour and sea salt. Their mild flavor makes them an ideal blank canvas for your culinary creations. Serve Roland® Organic Lo Mein Noodles alongside any stir-fried protein for a simple yet satisfying dish.



Calrose is a medium to short grain rice that is typically used in Asian Cuisine. Roland® Calrose Quality Sushi Rice develops a soft and sticky texture when cooked making it ideal for sushi!

Chef Tip: Always rinse your calrose rice before preparing to remove excess starch and achieve ideal consistency



Country of Origin: China

Nori is dried algae that overtime turns from red to dark green. The edible seaweed has always been a staple in Asian Cuisine, but its popularity has recently spread across the globe as a healthy and salty snack. Roland® Dried Nori Seaweed has a delicious briny, umami flavor and crunchy texture. Try it in sushi or hand rolls or used to garnish soups, salads and rice bowls.

Chef Tip: Crumble and toss with popcorn for an umami flavored snack