Top Asian dishes you should try once in a lifetime
14. Som tam – Thailand
To make this famous Thai salad, you need crushed garlic, chili, peas, bean sprouts, green papaya, tamarind juice, fish sauce, peanuts, dried shrimp, tomatoes, cane sugar. This dish is often served with steamed sticky rice.
13. Hainanese chicken rice – Singapore
Considered a traditional dish of Singapore, the dish includes boiled chicken on rice cooked with additional cooking oil, served with cucumbers. Its accompanying sauce is premium black soy sauce, mixed with garlic, chili and grated ginger.
12. Hong Kong style French toast – Hong Kong
Hong Kong toast stands out with peanut butter and jam. It is soaked in beaten eggs, fried with butter and served with lots of syrup and butter.
11. Chili crab – Singapore
You cannot come to Singapore without trying this famous chili crab. The restaurants here have different ways to cook this dish, but its strong flavor is unforgettable everywhere.
10. Spring roll – Vietnam
Vietnamese spring roll includes boiled meat, herbs, vermicelli wrapped in thin rice paper. The special flavor of herbs makes this dish very special. It is often server with sweet and sour sauce and crushed roasted peanuts.
9. Ohmi-gyu steak – Japan
Dubbed the "Roll Royce" of beef, the best way to enjoy this dish is in sashimi style with a little lemon juice and matcha sea salt. The unique lines of fat on the beef create a special texture like melting in your mouth while still retaining the subtle flavor.
8. Pho – Vietnam
Pho includes broth, fresh noodles, and herbs, served with beef or chicken. This appetizing dish has a charming fragrance and very balanced taste.
7. Lechón – Philippine
To cook this traditional Filipino dish, they have to roast a whole milk pig on charcoal for several hours. This process makes the meat inside soft and the skin outside crispy. This dish is often prepared for special occasions of the year.
6. Rendang – Indonesia
This Indonesian dish consists of beef stewed with coconut water and a mixture of lemongrass, garlic, turmeric, ginger and chili in a few hours until the meat is tender, soaked in flavor and very delicious.
5. Tom yum goong – Thailand
This tasty Thai specialty includes many ingredients such as shrimp, mushrooms, tomatoes, lemongrass, lemon leaves, coconut water or fresh cream. The dish includes all the typical Thai flavors such as sour, spicy, sweet, strong… and its price is really affordable.
4. Penang assam laksa – Malaysia
One of Malaysia's most famous dishes is laksa noodles cooked with sardines, tamarind, chili, mint, lemongrass, onion, pineapple... accompanied by sour and spicy fish broth.
3. Peking duck – China
The sleek, crispy skin outside this roasted duck is very much loved that it is served even more than the meat inside. Chinese people often eat Peking duck with rice paper, onion, hoisin sauce or bean sauce.
2. Sushi – Japan
There is nothing much to say about Japanese sushi, because we all know and love it. Although this dish consists of only two main ingredients: raw fish and rice, the sophisticated and strict cooking method makes sushi one of the most popular dishes in the world.
1. Massaman curry – Thailand
Another dish from Thailand, this spicy curry has a very rich and fragrant taste with coconut milk. Massaman curry if often served with white rice, making its charm even more stimulating than ever.
By: Emma Chavez