Asian monkey bowls are small bowls with Eastern or oriental designs. They are used for serving small amounts of sauces, starter soups or dips for egg rolls, tempura, won tons or spring rolls. They can also be used to hold appetizers such as fried shrimp, edamame, salads or veggies. As you shop for Asian-style monkey bowls, keep in mind that you may want to choose a bowl that matches the rest of your dinnerware.
A variety of collections offer Asian monkey bowls including the Wei, Rose Dynasty, Garden Dynasty, Peacock and Blue Bamboo collections. Most of these collections are constructed out of durable melamine, which is an ideal plastic for making dishwasher-safe, nearly unbreakable bowls.