Known as "the quintessence of a country", Asian cuisine is the cooking style of each country and convergence of specialties from different regions creates the unique cuisine and distinctive mark of that country in Asia.
Vietnam’s food is one of the most fascinating parts of the country’s culture. It is complex, dynamic and often surprising – but never boring. Here are some facts you probably didn’t know about Vietnamese cuisine.
Pho is Vietnam's unofficial national dish, exported with pride all over the world. The balanced tastes of sweet, salty, spicy, and citrus are so contagious that pho becomes an instant favorite for anyone visiting Vietnam.
Banh mi is one of Vietnam's greatest culinary exports, and no place does it better than its home town of Sai Gon. There are thousands of options in this city, from humble food carts to high-end restaurants for you to experience.
From the aromatic pho of Northern and Southern Vietnam to heady heat of bun bo Hue in the center of the country, and bun rieu sour broth with crab and pork, you’ll find the perfect Vietnamese soup to enjoy.
Situated in the country’s southwest, Jeonju is renowned for its gastronomy and food industry and has over the years developed into South Korea’s food capital.
These Korean soups will not only warm you up but also help you stay healthy. Some soups are packed with Vitamin C which is great for colds. Check out 6 best Korean soup to fill up your stomach.
Busan is truly a paradise for seafood lovers. From the Jalgachi Fish Market to the shores of Haeundae Beach to the neon-drenched downtown area, there are plenty of places to find the freshest seafood.
New Year is probably one of the biggest national holidays in Korea. Families and relatives get together and they pay respect to their ancestors. In addition, they also eat lots of food, play some traditional Korean games and give gifts to each other. Here are the best dishes that Koreans enjoy in the New Year.
Many Okinawan dishes have great influences from Chinese, Southeast Asian and American cuisine. They are distinct from typical Japanese cuisine due to the area’s tropical climate and a history of US military occupation. Read on to discover these simple-yet-delicious Okinawan dishes.
Nara was not only Japan’s political capital but also the center of Japanese food culture, and many of the traditional Japanese foods we know today originated during the Nara period.
The reputation of traditional Japanese cuisine as one of the healthiest world cuisines precedes it – and with good reason. Why does Japan have the lowest obesity rate in the developed world and why do its people live longer than everyone else? The secret is in the food and how it’s eaten.
As one of the closest cities to the Asian mainland, Fukuoka has developed unique and interesting food culture. With its warm weather, excellent public transportation system, and amazing food, it’s no wonder that Fukuoka appears every year on the top 10 most liveable cities in the world based on the quality of life. Read on to learn more about what to eat in Fukuoka on your next visit.
Thai desserts reflect Thai cuisine in the way certain ingredients are used notably rice, coconut, and fruits. Thai desserts are known as Khanom in Thai or sweet snacks. Eating Khanom is a great way to end a meal and smoothen the palate after eating spicy Thai dishes.
Pattaya is the fishing village of Thailand which is known for the pristine white sand beaches and bustling rush of the city. Along with this the city also attracts the crowd with its delicious Thai street food and a plethora of restaurants lined along the streets.
Thailand is world-famous for its mouthwatering cuisine. Thai food is known among the world over as being one of the most delicious and flavorful cuisines. With the utilization of Thai chilis, garlic, herbs, and many other aromatic ingredients, Thai food has its own unique taste.
Thai food has become so ubiquitous over the past few years that it's easy to feel like an expert eater, even if you've never been to Thailand. On the other hand, some Thai dishes are so strange that even Thai people find them to be acquired tastes. These are the strangest Thai foods you'll find even if you are a bonafide expert.
As a famous city surrounded by sea, seaport farmlands, mountains and fishing, Xiamen has a time-honored history of producing some of these special snacks, which also contain rich historical and Minnan cultural connotations. Xiamen has a variety of foods with unique flavors and unforgettable tastes, both snacks and dinner dishes.
The dishes served in Chongqing is spicy that travelers are recommended to acclimate themselves over the months before the trip. Chongqing is known as one of the most notable cities in China for spicy dishes. Chongqing dishes often include lots of peppers, garlic, and ginger. If you love spicy and hot dishes, don't forget to visit Chongqing.
Thanks to China’s sheer enormity, traveling through the country is as much a tastebud odyssey as it is a history lesson. And eating your way around the street food markets allows you to get a true taste of the diverse culinary scene here.
Fujian province is known for great seafood and soups and the precise use of scintillating but not tongue numbing spices. Fujian cuisine emphasizes colors, aroma, the blending of tastes and presentation, and special attention is paid to "aromas" and "blending of tastes." It is known to be light but flavorful, mellow and rich, meaty, aromatic and light, with emphasis on the versatility of broths and soups, carving out its own place in the world of Chinese cuisine and gastronomy.
Whether you’re eating with new Chinese friends or dining at a traditional Chinese restaurant, it is important to respect and be aware of simple etiquette rules when in the bustling city of Hong Kong. Read on to discover how to impress the locals with your polite manners.
Hong Kong is truly a heaven not just for dim sum and roast meat lovers, people who love sweets don't forget to try these amazing desserts when visiting Hong Kong.
One of the interesting features in the lifestyle of Hong Kong people is enjoying street foods. Have you ever tried those dishes? Here are some iconic street foods in Hong Kong.
Taichung has always had a reputation for incredible cuisine, with tourism to the city enjoying an incredible boost, Taichung is truly booming. With so many locally produced delicacies to choose from, even locals sometimes find it hard to decide what to eat. Here are seven of the best local dishes and delicacies to try on a trip to the west coast city.
Taiwanese cuisine itself is often associated with influences from mid to southern provinces of China, most notably from the south of Fujian (Hokkien) which often leads to it being classified or grouped with 'Southern Fujianese cuisine'. However, influences from all of mainland China can easily be found after the Kuomintang retreat to the island which brought along a large number of Chinese chefs from the mainland.
If there is one thing you cannot miss out on in Taiwan, it’s bubble tea. Hundreds – or even thousands – of bubble tea stalls line the metro with unique flavors and sometimes questionable concoctions. Whether or not you’re a fan of this milky delight, it’s definitely worth trying when you’re in Taiwan.
At the heart of this food trip is Jiufen Old Street, a twisty labyrinthine alley noted for its hanging red lanterns and array of shops selling souvenirs and street food. If you’re looking to spend the day eating your way through Jiufen, then here are ten delicious snacks that you need to look for.
A huge aspect of culturally diverse Mumbai is the culinary experience the city offers. Here are the top 10 street foodsin Mumbai to eat.
Traditional Indian gastronomy is predominantly a melange of spices and flavors. Similar to its cultural and linguistic diversity, culinary style in India varies from place to place. And every sub-cuisine has its own unique take on dishes. Some might be piquant, others less so, but they are all colorful and enticing.
With the country’s variety of influences throughout its rich history, its traditional cooking techniques, and the Filipinos’ knack for combining flavors and making the most of any and all ingredients at their disposal, what results is unpretentious, no-frills food that’s simply delicious.