Travel With Your Taste Buds: Asia

Posted on May 15, 2014 by in Travel Deals

From China's Peking Duck to Korea's Kimchi, Asia has been truly oriental when it comes to their succulent variations in food. With specific herbs and spices that are regularly used, these dishes have lived up to their birthplaces and scream 'ASIA' compared to any other dishes on this continent.

1. Peking Duck (China)

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Coined as Beijing's most famous dish, there's no wonder that people from Beijing (and even those outside of Beijing) are dying to get their hands on a plate filled with it. Even though it has been around for quite some time, people still search for its incomparable crispiness.

2. Tom Yung Goong (Thailand)

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Most Thai families spend their rainy days at home with a bowl of a hearty and spicy Tom Yung Goong. This dish is considered as the most famous all the soup recipes in Thailand and we definitely agree! Locals stand as witnesses that this soup is magic, because of the warmth that it gives you, it instantly makes you feel better when you're having a cold or flu.

3. Chili Crab (Singapore)

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Chili crabs are often described as sweet, which is ironic, since 'spicy' is first thought of when hearing the dish's name. Discovered purely accidental, the chili crab still continues to have tourists and locals begging for more.

4. Tandoori Chicken (India)

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Often mistaken as barbecue, Tandoori chicken is far different from it's doppelganger. It is often prepared in a Tandoor, which is a cylindrical clay oven and is the reason why the dish got its name. This dish, in addition, is not only popular in India but in some parts of Pakistan as well. Definitely worth trying!

5. Adobo (Philippines)

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Known as the unofficial national dish of the Philippines, adobo has always been present on every family's table. Over time, Filipinos have been quite creative in cooking adobo: using chicken, pork, seafood and even banana blossoms!

6. Kimchi (Korea)

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Kimchi or Gimchi, has been considered by many researches as one of the world's healthiest foods. There's no doubt about that, since Kimchi is packed with Vitamins A, B and C along with the so-called healthy bacteria called 'lactobactilli' that helps in digestion. In fact, some studies show that kimchi helps in preventing the growth of cancer. I'm sure Hazel Grace Lancaster will be relieved.

7. Sushi (Japan)

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When you think about Japan and food, one thing comes to mind: Sushi. There are numerous types of sushi, but all of them are similar when it terms to preparing. Most of the Japanese (and even the tourists) prefer their Sushi dipped in soy and wasabi, Japan's own version of horseradish. If you happen to visit Japan, make sure to try one, two or even a whole platter of this succulent classic dish!