Asian cuisine is so varied and rich, it can be hard to know where to start.
Dining out in Asia is a sensory experience. There’s the sound of the chopsticks clinking together as you eat, the aroma of your food being prepared and then there’s the taste — which can be quite different from what you’re used to if you live in Western countries.
In this article, we’ll look at some of the most popular Asian dishes and what they taste like, so that when you come across them in restaurants or food stalls, you will know what to expect.
Asian dishes are a great choice for a healthy meal. Asian cuisine uses lots of fresh vegetables, grains and beans. It is also low in fat and high in fiber and antioxidants. The following is a list of some popular Asian dishes:
Vegetable Stir Fry
Stir fry is an easy way to make a healthy meal at home. You can use whatever vegetables you have on hand, add some protein such as tofu or chicken and serve it over rice or noodles.
Ramen noodles are another popular Asian dish that is easy to prepare at home. They are often served with meat or fish broth and contain various toppings such as eggs, veggies or meatballs. If you’re trying to eat more healthfully, try making your own ramen noodles at home using whole wheat pasta instead of white pasta which has been stripped of most nutrients during processing.
Hoisin sauce is made from soybean paste and chilies combined with spices like garlic, ginger, vinegar and sugar. It’s used as a dipping sauce for dumplings, spring rolls or other fried foods like chicken wings or shrimp tempura.
Asian Dishes for Beginners to Make at Home
Asian food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. It’s also one of the most diverse, with dishes from countries like China, Japan and Korea sharing only a few common ingredients. Here are some of our favorite Asian dishes that any beginner cook can tackle at home.
General Tso’s Chicken
This sweet and spicy chicken dish is considered a Chinese classic by many. It’s simple to make, too: just combine chicken breast with garlic, ginger and hot sauce before frying it up in oil until crisp on the outside and juicy in the middle. Serve it over rice for a balanced meal that will satisfy your hunger.
Chicken Fried Rice
Fried rice is a staple in many Asian countries, but it’s especially popular in China where it’s often served as breakfast or brunch along with other dishes like congee (rice porridge) or egg tarts. If you have leftover rice lying around, this dish couldn’t be easier to make: just cook up some chicken breast meat while chopping up scallions and garlic; then mix everything together with soy sauce, sesame oil and egg white before stirring-frying until cooked through.