Asian Food You Must Try
Here's an important list of Asian dishes that you need to try!
3 Aug 2021

To discover the authentic Asian culture, you have to dine locally. Each destination has its own specialty that keeps visitors coming back again and again. But how many dishes have you tried? Which are your favorites and which ones do you still need to tick off your list? Here's an important list of Asian dishes that you need to try!

China: Chinese style hotpot

Chinese Hotpot
Chinese Hotpot

Is there a more enjoyable dining experience than Chinese hotpot? Gather your friends and family around a simmering pot of rich, aromatic broth and cook whatever ingredients you want, from fresh seafood and premium meats to crunchy vegetables, and add noodles too. Hotpot is perfect for warming up on a cold winter's day, but be careful, as there is spicy hotpot too!

Chinese Hotpot: cook whatever ingredients you want!
Chinese Hotpot: cook whatever ingredients you want!

Japan: Yakitori

Yakitori is definitely the best comfort food. Fresh cutlets are marinated, put on bamboo skewers, and grilled over hot coals. Traditionally, visitors often buy their yakitori from roadside stalls and casual izakaya eateries. This simple dish has become so popular that it can now be found on the menus of Michelin starred Restaurants!

Various of japanese yakitori satay
Various of japanese yakitori satay
Various yakitori satay at Japanese department stores
Various yakitori satay at Japanese department stores

South Korea: Naengmyeon

Naengmyeon
Naengmyeon

In summer, what could be more refreshing than a bowl of naengmyeon – Korean cold noodle soup? Soba noodles soaked in beef broth or pickled radish (kimchi) soup, create a distinctive yet very satisfying taste sensation. Originating in North Korea, this dish has now become a summer favorite in South Korea.

Naengmyeon, cold noodles from North Korea, are now a favorite in the south.
Naengmyeon, cold noodles from North Korea, are now a favorite in the south.

Philippines: Halo Halo

Finally, for dessert, from the Philippines, a refreshing bowl of halo halo is ready to be enjoyed. Perfect for cooling off on a hot day, this dish consists of shaved ice and sweetened condensed milk, topped with exotic toppings such as sago, banana, and grilled rice. Each region of the Philippines has its own version of Halo Halo, based on local ingredients.

Halo Halo: Filipino mixed shaved ice
Halo Halo: Filipino mixed shaved ice
Mixed shaved ice halo halo, perfect for hot day
Mixed shaved ice halo halo, perfect for hot day