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The Most Delicious and Most Popular Dishes From Asia

Popular foods are probably delicious foods. In the first place, they will not be popular if they donÂ’t taste good. WhatÂ’s the most delicious dish you have ever tried?

In the Philippines, the three most popular dishes are adobo, sinigang and lechon. Adobo comes in many variant but the two most popular variants are pork adobo and chicken adobo. Lechon or roasted pig re always present during fiestas, wedding, baptismal and other special occasions. Lechon is one of the most popular foods in the world. Literally, almost all edible fish species and almost all type of meat can be cooked as sinigang.


Popular foods are probably delicious foods. In the first place, they will not be popular if they donÂ’t taste good. WhatÂ’s the most delicious dish you have ever tried?


Asia, the largest continent in the world, has so many delicious and popular foods to offer in the world. In fact, majority of the most delicious foods world are from Asia according to a survey.


1. Rendang – Indonesia


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The delicious foods of Indonesia are among the best reasons why millions of tourists visit the country every year aside from its numerous natural and manmade attractions. The most delicious food in the world is from Indonesia – the spicy Rendang. This spicy meat dish originated from the Minangkabau ethnic group in the archipelago and is now commonly served across Indonesia.  Ingredients include meat, coconut milk, ginger, garlic, shallot, chili, lemon grass, galangal and others. A dry Rendang if cooked properly could last for as long as 1-4 weeks.  Rendang is also popular in other Southeast Asian countries such as Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.


2. Nasi Goreng – Indonesia


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Another popular and delicious dish from Indonesia is Nasi Goreng, the national dish of Indonesia. It is both the favorite of the rich and the masses. This dish, which is fried pre-cooked rice commonly seasoned with sweet soy sauce, garlic, tamarind, shallot and chili is accompanied with chicken, egg and prawns.


3. Sushi – Japan


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There are numerous dishes from Japan that are popular. One of the most popular oriental dishes in the world is Sushi. It is only popular in Japan but in the whole world. This Japanese dish is consists of cooked vinegared rice called shari and combined with other ingredients or neta. Neta and forms of sushi presentation differ, but the ingredient which all sushi have in common is shari. The most common neta is seafood.


4. Tom Yum – Thailand


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Thailand is one of the most visited countries in the world receiving millions of tourist every year. One of Thailand best dishes is Tom Yum Goong. The basic broth is made of stock and fresh ingredients such as chili pepper, fish sauce, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, lemon grass, and lime juice. This spicy clear soup is also popular in Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.


5. Pad Thai – Thailand


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Another delicious and popular food from Thailand is the Pad Thai or Phat Thai. This Thai dish of stir-fried rice noodles with eggs, fish sauce, tamarind juice red chili pepper is combined with bean sprout, chicken, shrimp and tofu. It is garnished with crushed peanuts, coriander, and lime. Pad Thai is one of the national dishes of Thailand and has become a widespread staple food.


6. Som Tam – Thailand


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Still in Thailand, one of the worldÂ’s most delicious foods is the Som Tam.A Som Tam dish is made with shredded unripe papaya, beans, chili and lime. It is also known as Tam Bak Hung. It is a spicy salad which is well-known in Thailand.


7. Dim Sum – Hong Kong


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Dim Sum is a very popular dish usually eaten for breakfast. A typical dim sum breakfast is composed of har gau, jasmine tea, chicken and vegetable congee, steamed dumpling rice noodle roll and cha siu baau. Dim Sum is also well known for the unique way it is served in some restaurants.


8. Ramen – Japan


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Another popular and delicious dish from Japan is Ramen. This Japanese noodle dish is consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat- or fish-based broth, often flavored with miso or soy sauce. The dish is usually topped with sliced pork, dried seaweed, spring onions, kamaboko and corn. There are many variations of Ramen.


9. Peking Duck – China 


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Peking Duck is a famous duck dish from Beijing, the capital of China. It is ChinaÂ’s national dish. The dish is prized for the thin, crisp skin, with authentic versions of the dish serving mostly the skin and little meat, sliced in front of the diners by the cook. It is served and eaten with pancakes, spring onions and sweet bean sauce. It is also called Peking Roast Duck.


10. Kimchi – South Korea


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Kimchi is a delicious food from Korea. This traditional fermented Korean dish is made of vegetables with varied seasonings. There are hundreds of varieties of Kimchi made with a main vegetable ingredient such as cabbage, cucumber, napa, radish and spring onions. Kimchi is the most common side dish in Korean cuisine.


11. Satay – Indonesia

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Another Indonesian dish that is extremely popular in the world is Satay. It is one of the countryÂ’s national dish which is also popular in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and European countries such as the Netherlands. Satay is a dish of marinated, skewered and grilled meat, served with a sauce. There are plenty of variations of this Indonesian dish.


12. Pho – Vietnam


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Vietnamese dishes are among the most popular and delicious in the world such as the Pho, a noodle soup served with beef or chicken flavored with basil, mint leaves, lime and bean sprouts. There are many variations of this Vietnamese dish.


13. Bulgogi – South Korea

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Another popular and delicious Korean dish is Bulgogi. This Korean dish is commonly consists of marinated barbecued beef, chicken or pork. The beef is thinly sliced and marinated to enhance its flavor and tenderness with a mixture of garlic, pepper, sesame oil, soy sauce and sugar. Other ingredients that can be added include mushroom, onions and scallion.


14. Char Siu- China

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Aside from Peking Duck, another delicious food from China that is popular in the world is Char Siu. It is otherwise known as Barbecued Meat outside China. Long strips of seasoned boneless pork are skewered with long forks and placed in a covered oven or over a fire. This dish is traditionally cooked by roasting.


15. Chili Crab – Singapore


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Singapore is truly a home to the most delicious foods in the world. One of the most famous dishes from Singapore is Chilli Crab. This seafood dish was created in 1950. The main ingredient is the Mud Crab. The crabs are stir-fried in a semi-thick, sweet and savory tomato and chili based sauce. This dish is also popular in Malaysia.

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Comments (7)

You are making me hungry

You have made me hungry too, Norbert, now I have a choice of searching the Internet for the recipes so I can cook up these delicious dishes for myself or head out to a restaurant. I think I will search for the recipes first. A few of them, like the one for Peking Duck, I already have.

Very informative and interesting on Asian dishes. Thank you dear Nobert. Voted up.

Very well shared menu items.Thank you. Digg

Wow! 15 amazing Asian dishes. This is truly a feast for gastro tourists and couch potatoes alike.

Nice pick. I like all of them!

You make my mouth water. I especially like Bulgogi and Dim Sum. Wish I had some right this minute. Loved your article.