This is part one of a three-part series.
Asia, by geographical and cultural scope, is insanely massive. The entire continent features a broad diversity of race, history, religion, language and traditions. It seems that no two countries, no matter how intertwined or nearby, will ever be exactly the same. One of the more prominent ways to know just how diverse Asian food is by doing a culinary tour. After all, Asia was previously known as the paradise not just for tropical beaches but also for exotic spices and herbs infused in the most ordinary of local dishes.
Embark on a gastronomic food crawl around the most prominent countries in Asia. You will see that much of the culture is intertwined in the act of cooking and meal preparation. Let your tastebuds guide you.
ASIAN FOOD CRAWL
You probably have heard of about this Asian country to the tune of “Oppa Gangnam style.” But did you know Korean food also deserves some recognition for its locally grown ingredients and multiple side dishes? South Korea’s national dish is kimchi, made from fermented cabbage coated with pepper flakes, garlic, chives, onion, and more. A frequently copied recipe is bibimbap, a rice meal mixed with meat, egg and vegetables topped with spicy sauce from gochujang (pepper paste). Bulgogi, on the other hand, is thinly sliced beef marinated in pear juice,
The Land of the Free features a unique blend of spices and herbs guaranteed to tickle your tastebuds. Pad Thai is a popular Thai-style fried
The racial diversity in the urban center of Singapore can be tasted from its food. Because of its Chinese, Malay and Indian population, its local cuisines are just as multi-sided. Hainanese Chicken Rice is steamed chicken served with rice cooked that is cooked in chicken stock and often dipped in sauce. Hokkien Prawn Mee is stir-fried thick and flat Hokkien noodles with prawns, chicken, pork, squid or fish cake. It is seasoned with soy sauce,
Chinese food rules the Hong Kong gastronomic scene. A famous street food is
The homogenous culture of Japan features dishes that you will never taste anywhere else. It is, after all, the birthplace of sushi, a street food with many variations but typically comprised
We finish the list with one of the healthiest places to eat for Asian food, Vietnam. Their use of vegetables in various dishes is astounding. For starters, pho is Vietnam’s national dish and staple food. It is noodle soup consist of flat rice noodles beef or chicken broth topped with ginger and coriander, spring onions and slivers of meat. Banh mi is a baguette sandwich stuffed with greens, ground
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