Chicken is the top ingredient in Asian bowl entrees, according to Technomic’s MenuMonitor database. This protein lends itself well to a variety of sauces and flavours, such as curry, soy sauce, teriyaki and sweet-and-sour. Chicken is also commonly known and enjoyed by consumers, making it a safe bet on menus.
Acting as the base for most Asian bowls, noodles appear next on the list. Popular varieties include egg noodles, vermicelli rice noodles and glass noodles. These Asian noodles are often fried in a pan and tossed in a sauce with the other Asian bowl ingredients.
Beyond the current top ingredients, we can also turn to the fastest-growing Asian bowl ingredients to see how this menu category is evolving. MenuMonitor lists that the fastest-growing ingredients in this category are red pepper, peanut sauce, chickpeas, spinach and wonton.