Khao soi (Chiang Mai - Thailand)
This smoky, coconut curry has a distinct taste when compared to other Thai curries and that is because it originally came from Burma. The use of herbs and spices gives it a flavor akin to Indian cuisine, especially the use of cardamom and turmeric. It can be made with different meats but is most often seen with chicken, owing to its Burmese Muslim roots.
Banh mi (Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam)
If you’re planning on traveling to Vietnam, the one sandwich you will hear about and will not want to miss is the Bánh Mì sandwich. This famous Vietnamese sandwich has been consistently ranked as one of the world’s best sandwich. A typical Vietnamese sandwich is a fusion of meats and vegetables from native Vietnamese cuisine such as chả lụa (pork sausage), coriander leaf, cucumber, and pickled carrots and daikon combined with condiments from French cuisine such as pâté, along with mayonnaise.
Bun cha (Hanoi - Vietnam)
Bun cha is a Vietnamese dish of grilled pork and noodle, which is thought to have originated from Hanoi, Vietnam. Bun cha is served with grilled fatty pork (cha) over a plate of white rice noodle (bun) and herbs with a side dish of dipping sauce.
Soup dumplings (Shanghai - China)
A Shanghai classic dish - these soup dumplings should be your first meal in Shanghai. Delicate thin-skinned dumplings, with pork or vegetable or shrimp or crab fillings inside with a delicious hot broth, each is an explosion of flavor in the mouth. Careful as these are served piping hot in those cute bamboo baskets so give each dumpling a few moments in the soy sauce and vinegar baths before plonking into your mouth.
Korean fried chicken (Seoul - South Korea)
Crispy and delicious, 2 words that need to describe the best dish from South Korea. The combination of juicy, sweet and spicy just can't be beaten. Korean fried chicken differs from typical American fried chicken because it is fried twice; the skin is, therefore, crunchier and less greasy.
Tonkatsu (Tokyo - Japan)
Japan is perhaps most famous for sushi but there is a dish that is also popular through Japan. Tonkatsu is a pork cutlet that is coated in panko bread crumbs and deep fried. The two main types are fillet and loin. It is often served with shredded cabbage.
Beef noodle (Taipei - Taiwan)
Beef noodle soup often referred to as beef noodles, is a Chinese and Taiwanese noodle soup made of stewed or red braised beef, beef broth, vegetables, and Chinese noodles. It exists in various forms throughout East Asia and Southeast Asia. The beef noodle soup was first created by the Hui people during the Tang Dynasty.