In the cuisine of the world, it is undeniable the diversity and attraction of Asian cuisine. There are many dishes that have never been out of the list of the most delicious dishes in the world. If you have to tell all about the delicious dishes of Asia, probably a whole day is not enough. Here is the list of the 10 best Asian dishes that you should not miss!
Chicken rice or Hainanese chicken rice is known as a signature in Singaporean cuisine. This is a dish of poached chicken and seasoned rice, served with garlic-chili-ginger sauce and cucumber, veggies.
Hainanese chicken rice is adapted from early Chinese immigrants from Hainan province in Southern China. It is based on a well-known Hainanese dish called Wenchang chicken but also twisted into Singaporean style uniquely by creating a new recipe to stretch the flavor of chicken.
Pho is the most iconic noodle soup of the world whose original is from Vietnam. The soup is an elusive combination of different types of herbs, noodles, and meats dipped in a light flavour broth. The signature fragrance is usually from spices like star anise, cardamom, and cinnamon.
Nagi has once stated on recipetineats.com that “The Pho soup broth is everything. It’s light yet full of flavour, deceptively beefy, savoury, complex, has the tiniest hint of richness and is filled with beautiful spices like cinnamon.”
Apart from Tomyum and Somtam, Green Curry is also a prominent dish in Thai cuisine. The main ingredients of this dish are coconut milk, green curry sauce, eggplant, lime leaves and Thai basil leaves, the thickness of the broth depends on the amount of coconut milk added. The strong spicy taste of curry combined with the aroma of coconut milk is extremely stimulating to the taste, served with white rice or bread is best. Not only green curry, the remaining Thai curries are also very delicious, typically red curry.
Roasted suckling pig – Philippines
This is a traditional dish of the Philippines and is also one of the 10 most unique Asian dishes. The special thing is that the whole pig will be roasted with charcoal in a few hours, so the skin will be brittle while the meat inside is still fragrant and soft. Filipinos usually only enjoy this dish on special occasions of the year.
Penang assam laksa – Malaysia
One of the most famous Malaysian dishes that you should not miss when coming to this country is the laksa noodle dish cooked with sardines, tamarind, chilli, peppermint, lemongrass, onions, pineapple… served with spicy and sour fish broth. The spiciness is so strong that it can make your all face red before you finish enjoying a whole bowl of noodles, but its unique flavor can keep you in mind forever!
Rendang Beef – Indonesia
It may sound strange to most of you guys, but Rendang beef is one of the most unique dishes of Indonesian cuisine in particular and Asian cuisine in general. The beef will be stewed with coconut juice and a spice mix of lemongrass, garlic, turmeric, ginger and chili for a few hours until the meat is tender, flavored and well-cooked. Many people believe that enjoying the dish right after being cooked will keep it the most perfect flavor. But others prefer to spend one night waiting before eating.
Peking Duck – China
It’s no exaggeration to say anyone traveling to China should once enjoy Peking roasted duck here. With its glossy, crispy skin on the outside, the Peking roasted duck is very popular inside and also outside of the country. People are even more fascinated with the fragrant crispy skin than the meat inside. Roasted duck served with rice paper, onion, hoisin sauce or bean sauce. Come to China and don’t forget to try one of the best Asian dishes.
Bulgogi – South Korea
Bulgogi, also known as Korean beef, but can also be called for Korean barbecue. At Bulgogi restaurants, they use a variety of meat materials: beef, pork, chicken or seafood, so that it provides a relatively high amount of protein and vitamins. You will feel the delicious flavor is deeply marinated when the barbecue touches the tip of your tongue. Koreans often wrap meat with lettuce or sesame leaves and eat with national side dish—kimchi which makes bulgogi more harmonious.
Sushi – Japan
Not naturally, when mention Japan, people often refer to sushi, this dish is not only a highlight in Japanese cuisine but also one of the best in Asia. Not only diverse in types and fresh flavors, sushi is also considered by culinary experts as an ideal Asian food in terms of nutrition, healthy and easy to digest. Also, the way sushi is prepared is meticulous, so sushi chefs are often referred to as artists, and sushi is a real work of art.
Toast – Hong Kong
Just a simple toast but it is on the list of the best foods in Hong Kong and Asia, the reason is that the difference flavor of the toast is the perfect combination of French and Hongkong cuisine. The toast is rolled through beaten egg yolks, then fried with butter and served with lots of peanut butter, syrup jam spread over it. This toast is dubbed the best toast in Hong Kong and is suitable for an energetic breakfast. Therefore, when traveling to Hong Kong, do not forget to enjoy this special dish.
Above is a list of the 10 best dishes in Asian cuisine, with the unique flavors and characteristics that you should enjoy to better understand the land you travel to!