Asia is not only famous for its beautiful landscape but also rich cuisines from different cultures. Hence, Asian cuisines always give you the best experience. Not to mention that the authentic dishes come with historical stories to learn more about. For foodies, living in one of Asian countries could feel like heaven because there is such a wide selections of dish to choose. And here are some of the best dishes from Asia you must try:
Nasi Goreng is from Indonesia and there are many variations of it. This is actually a simple dish that many people can make at home. It is basically fried rice made with variety of spices. It tastes even better if is uses yesterday’s rice. The toppings are varied from sliced sausages, eggs, and fried onions. Also, it is best served with prawn crackers to complete the flavor. In Indonesia, there are so many delicious foods worth a try such as Babi Guling, Rendang, Bakso, Soto, and more.
Butter Garlic Crab
This dish is originated in Mumbai, India. Mumbai itself is surrounded by Arabian sea, making it rich with variety of seafood. This particular seafood dish tastes heavenly especially because the crab itself is taken fresh from the sea. To prepare butter garlic crab, the mud crabs are cooked in a mixture of sauteed onions, garlic, black pepper powder, and load of butter of course. The crab shell is prepared by cracking it and cooking it for about 10 minutes to let the meat imbued with buttery garlic-ish flavor.
This is more like eating tradition of the people in Hong Kong where they eat variety of dim sum dishes with Chinese tea. Yum Cha is communal meal where bamboo steamers are filled with a wide selection of fan-fried, steamed, and deep-fried dim sum dishes. The carts are used to pile up those dishes and take them from table to table. You can choose whatever dim sum you like once the cart reaches your table. The waiter will take note of the items you choose on a piece of paper.
This dish is from Vietnam and a sort of noodle dish soup. It is originally from Hue, in central Vietnam. Hence, the name is Bun Bo Hue. This particular dish is made with rice vermicelli, slices of beef, and lots of beef shanks. The process of making this dish can take hours especially during the process of simmering the pork and beef bones. The seasonings include sugar, annato, fermented shrimp paste, and chili oil. The dish is garnished with raw onion, chopped green onion, and cilantro before served.
Tom Yum Goong
Almost everyone around the world knows Tom Yum, an authentic dish from Thailand. This is a hot and sour soup made with variety of ingredients such as galangal, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, and crushed chili peppers. The proteins that often used to make the dish include chickens, fish, or prawns. This rich flavor comes from a stock of boiled shrimp heads.