The Diversity of Asian Food
Food is one of our basic needs. Apart from that, most of us regarded food as a passion and perceive it with some degree of indulgence. And with the wide diversity of people and culture, there is such a wide variety of food and cuisine out there as well to cater to everyone’s taste buds. Now, since life provides boundless opportunities, there is no reason why you should miss to savor every food and cuisine that each region on Earth has to offer.
One of the most exotic food there is available is the Asian cuisine. Asian food, in all its hues and tastes, is becoming increasingly popular and well-liked by many Westerners. When compared to the food in American and European continent, the foods in Asia tends to stand out because of its diversity. The vast number of countries in Asia offer endless varieties of food, far different from each other. Indian food, for instance, has a wide array of cuisines to try out that it would take several lifetimes for even a food lover to taste and relish it all. On the other hand, Northern India has its own delectable examples of Asian food to offer you, while Southern India offers a whole lot more. Don’t underestimate the regions of North Eastern India as it is also abound with several examples of truly Asian food. In fact, they offer an amalgam of Burmese, Bhutanese and Bangladesh food. Moreover, Western India will never let herself fell behind from carving a name in the annals of Asian food.
Now, let’s go a little further into Asia. There is another Asian nation, the Singapore, which is known as the hub of authentic Asian food. A vast array of endless cuisines from various Asian regions can be found here. There is authentic Thai food, Chinese food, Nonya food or the cooking world’s last great secret. Also, there is the Peranakan food that is unique to the straits.
How about in the Far East? What is there to delight in? It is where the best example of Asian food is located – no other than the Japanese and Korean cuisine. As far as Asian food goes as a genre, Japanese and Korean cuisine has been re-defining the entire genre. How come? The Asian cuisine is supposed to be predominantly rice-oriented, right? But as you may have observed, a vast majority of Japanese, Korean and Chinese dishes use noodles in their dishes, instead of rice. Another thing, Asian food is supposed to be overcooked. However, what would you say about Sushi then? It is probably by far the best-known Asian food that is consumed raw.
Indeed, each country in the region of Asia has its own, unique cuisine, vastly different even from the cuisine of surrounding regions. Foods in Asia can therefore be considered as a classification of convenience, because these disparate cuisines are otherwise unclassifiable. There is no wonder why there has been a growing population of supporters and consumers of delicious, delectable Asian food.