Adobo - Philippines
Among the many comforting Filipino dishes like sizzling pig's face or sour sinigang soup, adobo still remains one of the most widely available and popular dishes.
Normally pork or chicken are cooked with a combination of soy sauce, oil, vinegar, garlic and ginger to create a rich salty and slightly sour sauce. A bowl of pork adobo goes extremely well with a hot plate of steamed rice.
Bi Bim Bap - South Korea
The archetypal Korean dish is perfect for lunch or a light dinner. Bi Bim Bap is best enjoyed in the traditional hot stone bowl. Rice, veg are added along with a variety of other ingredients which often include raw beef and egg that are cooked in the heat of the bowl. Try it with Kimchi and hot red pepper paste for the true authentic experience.
Char Siu - Hong Kong
Char Siu is a dish that is hard to miss in Hong Kong. You can often see this hanging in establishments that sell smoked or roasted meat, such as chicken, duck, and pork. In a nutshell, Char Siu is a specially prepared pork barbecue, but it really has this distinct taste that will keep you coming back for more. Char Siu is consumed as an independent lunch or early dinner dish, mainly as a rice topping or rice box meal.
Sushi - Japan
Sushi is perhaps one of the most popular national dishes in Asia. It is often mistaken for a similar dish, sashimi, but they are actually two very different types of food. Sushi is prepared with white or sometimes brown rice and raw seafood. It is often served with soy sauce, wasabi, or pickled ginger. Daikon is also a popular garnish that comes with each serving.
Pad Thai - Thailand
Also called Phat Thai, Pad Thai is a stir-fried rice noodle dish that is very visible in local eateries and is usually served as street food. It is flavored with tamarind pulp, shrimp, garlic, and palm sugar, and the rice noodles are stir-fried with tofu and eggs. Pad Thai has several versions, including one that has pork chop slices. However, many eateries maintain the original version of the dish (more seafood and no pork).
Pho - Vietnam
One of the national dishes of Vietnam is a bowl of rice noodles in a bowl of broth made from either chicken or beef. The noodles are normally lightly seasoned with a few herb sprigs and a scoop of chili paste. Pho is found all over the streets of Vietnam.
Mohinga – Burma
A noodle soup with a difference, Mohinga is a Burmese breakfast food which can be found all over the country. The main ingredients are white fish and rice noodles cooked in fish stock and flavoured with turmeric. Join the locals and get yours from one of the many carts that line the streets early in the morning for the best start to your Burmese day.