Asia is considered to be the widest area enriched with so many different flavors, cultures, and influences. It is pretty difficult to make a choice picking out any typical Asian dish. There are a lot many Asian dishes that have gathered the taste of many in more than one country in Asia and also among Westerners alike.
In fact, there have been some of the dishes that are so popular in entire Asia that there appears to be a sort of wars between ‘foodies’, as to who has made an innovation on what dish. No matter what, the taste of these dishes is lip-smacking and with each experiment they are becoming richer, tastier and juiciest. In this article, we have enlisted few of the most popular and mouthwatering dishes of Asia and the reason behind them being delicious.
As hotdogs are for American, Fish Balls probably play the same role for Asians. These are basically crushed or squashed fish meat that is being eaten as a soup or on a stick. You will be easily able to locate for these at almost all the Asian hawker stalls or street vendors throughout the region. You can have them cooked, fried or steamed, in any way that you wish to.
Fish Balls are categorized to be among the most popular dishes in Asia. You can enjoy having these on their own, as they are marinated, dipped in a sauce. Or one can also have the same along with ‘kwayTeow’ noodles, tofu or even rice.
Vinegar, garlic, sweet soy sauce or spring onions are the crucial ingredients enhancing fragrance and taste of this amazing dish.
Laksa is the dish that has been invented by Singaporeans driven from Chinese/Malay culture. This is basically a spicy noodle soup. It is considered to be an explosion for your taste senses, as it is a mixture of sweet (coconut) as well as sour (lemongrass or citrus) influences with more standard fare (thick noodles, egg, tofu). Depending upon individual preferences, Laksa can be taken more watery like a soup, while some prefer to have it as thick as possible.
The main ingredients of this amazing dish include the thick noodles, coconut-based curry sauce/soup, tofu, fish sticks, shrimp and bean sprouts.
Hainanese Chicken Rice
One of the simple, plain and straight-forward dishes on this list is Hainanese chicken rice that appears to be very much popular mainly in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and China.
It is one such dish that is considered to be the most preferred one for the health conscious people. As it is boiled, plain-white chicken that is being served with white rice and condiments including cucumber, eggs or lettuce and hence is a lesser spicy Asian dish. However, those who would love to have this in a spicier manner, sometimes special dips are being accompanied along consisting of chopped chili, sweet soy or ginger to add taste.
Spring Rolls are among the most popular dishes in most of the Asian countries, with China, Vietnam Philippines, Taiwan, and Indonesia. These are basically fried rolled pastries that are being filled with all raw or cooked meats or vegetables, depending on one’s own preferences.
Few of the amazing and popular ingredients that make these a preferred one are minced pork, carrot, bean sprouts, fresh garlic chives, vermicelli noodles, shitake mushrooms. Soy sauce, peanut powder or fish sauce those are capable of enhancing your taste buds.
Almost all the Chinese dishes appear to be very much popular all over Asia and Dim Sum is one of them. There are mainly served with tea having a hearty, sweet or plain taste. These are available in wide variety, as they are being stuffed with variant stuffing.