Last Updated on November 22, 2020 by Ed Joven
Top Foods in Asia
What do people love most about traveling? Admirable views, new people to meet, getting to know a new culture are all great. But did you know that according to statistics, tourists are most excited to try new food?
Food is the number one representative of a foreign culture. To get to know to a foreign culture, you must first get to know to its food.
Traveling to Asia is an amazing decision. You might’ve already tried adapted versions of Asian food, but nothing compares to the original. So listen up closely and mark the best cities that have the best food in Asia. List down every single place to visit to try something delicious. And of course, remember these top foods to taste when visiting Asia.
Pho: Vietnam’s National Noodle Dish
This list couldn’t start better. We decided to start with Pho, dish full of flavors that will melt your taste buds out of joy. Pho is a great meal for a chilly morning. You can try it for munchy dinner time, or go out and eat it after the sun sets down.
You can’t mistake Pho with any other food. A delicious and healthy broth is prepared from bones and meat. The broth boosts your immune system and acts as a source of protein for your meal. After the broth is ready, rice and noodles are added with some onions and meat (you can choose the meat). To finish up the process, the cooks add cilantro, onion, ginger and cinnamon seasonings.
You might’ve already tasted Pho in your home country. Due to globalization, nothing is left unknown. But do yourself a favor and try it prepared in an original way.
Chicken Inasal in Bacolod City, Philipines
Chicken inasal, commonly known simply as inasal, is a Filipino variant of roast chicken, marinated in a mixture of Calamansi – a Filipino citrus reminiscent of lemon, orange and lime, pepper, coconut vinegar and annato, then grilled over hot coals while basted with the marinade.
It is served with rice, calamansi, soy sauce, chicken oil and vinegar (often “sinamak” vinegar, a palm vinegar infused with garlic, chili peppers and langkawas, a kind of ginger). A common dish in the Visayas, especially the Negros, it is a popular specialty in the city of Bacolod, where an entire street market is dedicated to local dishes, particularly inasal. A sign in the heart of the market reads “Manokan Country” which is the Ilonggo word for chicken.
Chilli Crab Found in Singapore
The business card of Singapore. This city-state offers so many variations of delicious seafood, but Chilli crab is something heavenly. Chilli Crab is a recent invention in Singaporean cuisine. Chilli Crab is exactly what it sounds like. It comes with traditional sweetened buns to dip in the sauce. It’s a simple and humble dish, but you’ll definitely thank this article after you try it for yourself.
No written work can fit every single Singaporean dish. So if you are visiting the lion city, you’d better learn something from food blogs from Singapore.
Asian Pad Thai
It’s not a surprise that the most well-known Asian dish made it to this list. Pad Thai is a combination of Thailandese flavors. For less than a dollar, you can enjoy this delicious meal in every street of Thailand.
Recipes vary, but fried flat rice noodles, egg, meat or shrimp and spices are always there to deliver the most pleasure to your taste buds.
There are so many variations of baked or boiled dough with meat inside. Countries all over the world have their own recipes and traditions. One of the variations is presented in Shanghai.
You can enjoy bite-size dumplings (12) for just two US dollars. It’s a simple, easy to eat and remarkably delicious dish.
Pork Belly Korean BBQ
Pork is the inseparable part of practically every Asian recipe. If you are visiting South Korea, you might as well sit down in the restaurant or a street eatery and enjoy Pork belly Korean BBQ.
It would be unfair for salad lovers to end the list on pork. For those who are not trying to lose weight, this salad is nuts and vegetables covered in oil and taste much better than it sounds. It’s a golden dish in Burma.
While there are many more to count down in this list, that’s where we are going to stop. We already gave you an idea of what you are missing by not visiting Asia right now. Everything else is on you and your exploration skills.
Takoyaki is a ball-shaped Japanese snack made of a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a special molded pan. It is typically filled with minced or diced octopus (tako), tempura scraps (tenkasu), pickled ginger, and green onion.
Takoyaki are brushed with takoyaki sauce (similar to Worcestershire sauce) and mayonnaise, and then sprinkled with green laver (aonori) and shavings of dried bonito. There are many variations to the takoyaki recipe, for example, ponzu (soy sauce with dashi and citrus vinegar), goma-dare (sesame-and-vinegar sauce) or vinegared dashi.