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Kids Books About Asian Food

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Reading is one of the best ways to open doorways to new and wondrous things. Use these beautiful kids books about food to help introduce Asian cuisine to your kids. A great way to help toddlers and preschoolers combat picky eating.

One of my favorite ways to help kids become more curious and interested in food is actually outside of the kitchen! Reading books around new foods is a great way to help kids be more comfortable with the idea of new foods and interested in trying them!

Here is a list of my favorite kids picture books that feature Asian cuisine.

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How to help your kids try new foods

Want to avoid picky eating? Its all about exposure and curiosity! The more fun and interesting you can get something to be, the more likely kids are to want to try it.

Getting your kids involved in helping you bake and cook is important, but helping your kids be curious about what they are trying outside the kitchen helps, too!

Food related activities like restaurant dramatic play, tv shows with food, and books are also so helpful in helping your kids be curious about food. And when they are curious, they are more likely to try it!

Make sure you also read my guide on how to teach kids to love international food.

Try these other great guides for helping to combat picky eating in your house:

Kids Books About Asian Food

Head to your local library or bookstore to find these awesome foodie books and start exploring today!

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Picture Books

Kimchee, Kimchee, Everyday by Erica Kim is a cute story with a rhyming tale to explore all the ways to enjoy kimchee!

Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park is a cute story with rhyming text where a child helps her mother make her favorite meal.

Dum Sum, Here we come! by Maple Lam is a story about children enjoying their weekly family dim sum gathering, and celebrating the customs of passing food from generation to generation.

Ramen for Everyone by Patricia Tanumihardja is a cute story of Hiro, who tries to make a bowl of ramen as delicious as his dads!

Asian Adventures: Delicious Asian Foods from A-Z: by Yobe Qui is a cute ABC book all about the best Asian foods!

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang is a cute story of Amy, who is determined to make the perfect bao bun!

Let’s Go Yum Cha: A Dim Sum Adventure by Alister Felix is a cute story about eating your way through the world of Dim Sum

Story Books

The Best Kind of Mooncake by Pearl AuYeung is a lovely story about a special day and a special treat.

Magic Ramen by Andrea Wang is the story of how Momofuku Ando invented instant ramen!

Ready to start enjoying more Asian food with your family? Make sure to read A Kids Guide to Asian Food, then head over to my Asian cuisine recipe section to find kid friendly Asian recipes!

Did you enjoy any of these books? Did I miss your favorite? Leave a comment below, I love hearing from you!

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