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No Cilantro Life couple wows the internet with their ultimate Asian-inspired charcuterie board

A couple has wowed the internet with their ultimate Asian-inspired charcuterie board – complete with salmon sashimi, dumplings, shrimp crackers and kimchi.

Yi, 23, and her boyfriend Eric, 24, from New York, created a mouthwatering twist on the classic charcuterie, filling the board with sweet and savoury ingredients.

The vibrant platter is laden with stacks of fish cakes, edamame, chicken satay, crab chips, mangoes, spring onion pancakes, kimchi, sushi rolls, dragon fruit and strawberry-coated biscuit sticks.

A couple has wowed the internet with their ultimate Asian-inspired charcuterie board – complete with salmon sashimi, dumplings, shrimp crackers and kimchi

‘We wanted to create something fun you can make for a BBQ or picnic. We were inspired by the beautifully decorated cheese platters on Instagram, and wanted to put an Asian twist on it,’ Ti told Daily Mail Australia.

‘We’re all about creating traditional Asian dishes we know and love, as well as using Asian-inspired ingredients to create new recipes. Plus, we thought it was unique to present Asian ingredients in this distinctive format.’

The pair – who document their food at No Cilantro Life – spent around $85 (AUD$121) on all the ingredients to perfectly arrange their spectacular board.

‘The most expensive ingredient was the fresh sashimi. However, we ended up plating only about $65 (AUD$93) worth of ingredients since we couldn’t assemble any more ingredients onto the board,’ she explained.

The platter is laden with stacks of fish cakes, edamame, chicken satay, crab chips, mangoes, spring onion pancakes, kimchi, sushi rolls, dragon fruit and strawberry-coated biscuit sticks

The platter is laden with stacks of fish cakes, edamame, chicken satay, crab chips, mangoes, spring onion pancakes, kimchi, sushi rolls, dragon fruit and strawberry-coated biscuit sticks

The pair - who document their food at No Cilantro Life - spent around $85 (AUD$121) on all the ingredients to perfectly arrange their spectacular board

The pair – who document their food at No Cilantro Life – spent around $85 (AUD$121) on all the ingredients to perfectly arrange their spectacular board

The couple said they wanted to incorporate snacks from their childhood, including White Rabbit candy, Pocky, shrimp crackers, and rice cakes

The couple said they wanted to incorporate snacks from their childhood, including White Rabbit candy, Pocky, shrimp crackers, and rice cakes

The couple said they wanted to incorporate snacks from their childhood, including White Rabbit candy, Pocky, shrimp crackers, and rice cakes.

‘Once we confirmed the concept of an “Asian charcuterie board,” we listed out all the foods and snacks that we grew up eating. This included snacks like White Rabbit, rice crackers, and pineapple cakes. The list was long,’ Yi said.

‘Although not all the ingredients are originally from Asia such as the dragon fruit, it’s something that we grew up eating so that’s why it made it to the board. 

‘The whole point of this board is essentially to represent our childhood and Asian heritage by putting all the things we love on one board.’

Yi, 23, and her boyfriend Eric, 24, (pictured together) from New York, created a mouthwatering twist on the classic charcuterie, filling the board with sweet and savoury ingredients

Yi, 23, and her boyfriend Eric, 24, (pictured together) from New York, created a mouthwatering twist on the classic charcuterie, filling the board with sweet and savoury ingredients

The pair said they wanted the board to be a ‘reflection’ of their culture and ‘individual personality’ because ‘food is personal’.

‘Our goal was to create something that everybody in the Asian community can relate to, and hopefully inspire others to have fun with their food in the same way,’ she said.

Their remarkable creation has left thousands of foodies drooling after pictures emerged in an Australian Facebook group with more than 1.8 million followers.

More than 12,000 people responded to the thread, with many saying they couldn’t wait to create their own Asian-inspired charcuterie boards at home.

‘Forget the cheeseboard, I need this,’ one said, while another added: ‘I’m going to cry, this is so beautiful.’

Others revealed they have officially added the board to their ‘bucket list’, while many said: ‘I must eat this before I die.’



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