Asia is the worlds largest and most populated continent, and it has one of the largest varieties of cuisine. It can be broken down into a few major types of food, these are: East Asian (Chinese and Japanese), Southeast Asian (including foods from Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia amongst others), and South Asian (Indian and Sri Lankan).
From Chinese to Japanese, Indian and Vietnamese there are so many different foods within Asia. Whether you’re looking for something spicy, bland, sour or vegetarian there is something for everyone! Below are a few of the must try Asian dishes.
The Japanese Donburi is a very popular dish that can be cooked in a variety of ways. The basis is a bowl of plain cooked rice with added food on top of it. As a result of the variation within this dish the price range can also vary greatly and it can be quite a specialist dish as well as a common one.
Some of the most popular food added to the rice is stewed beef, raw seafood, tonkatsu, and tempura, all of which taste absolutely delicious. Some restaurants also add chicken and egg to complete this scrumptious meal.
South Asian Chapati
The chapatti is popular amongst all of the South Asian countries and is also known as ‘doday’. Chapatti is a form of bread and is the most common way in which wheat, one of South Asian’s staple ingredients, is consumed.
Chapatti’s can be eaten as an accompaniment to a main course, or you can add a topping, such as butter, and eat them by themselves. Chapatti’s taste fantastic, as they are an interesting variation of the bread most westerners are used too. Although this is quite a basic and plain food, it is one of South Asia’s most popular foods and is an engrained part of their culture.
Indian Tandoori Chicken
Tandoori chicken is a staple dish of India and consists of roasted chicken prepared with spices and yoghurt. The combination of the chicken being marinated in yoghurt and then seasoned with spices creates a unique and mouth watering dish.
Occasionally, tandoori chicken is eaten as a starter and it is available outside of India, although this is where it is most popular. This luscious meal is typical of the delightful Indian cuisine and is a must try Asian food because it is unbelievably tasty.
Considered as the unofficial national dish of the Philippines, the Filipino adobo is phenomenal cuisine. It consists of meat, usually pork or chicken, slowly cooked in vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, black peppercorns, and soy sauce. It is traditionally served with rice and, in modern times, usually cooked with a wok.
There are lots of variations of this fantastic Asian dish, but whatever version you come across, it is definitely a must try. The succulent meat marinated in the rich sauce offer a unique flavoring which tastes indescribably good.
Asian cuisine includes a whole variety of excellent dishes including those mentioned above, but there are also lots more. These are 4 of the top, hand picked, must-try Asian dishes; why not try something new and experience some top quality Asian food today.
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