Asian Cuisines and Their Basic Components

Dinner

Asian Cuisines Culinary experts all over the world know about the rich and varied foods available in various regions of Asia.  This has been made possible by the internet and the large scale migration of the Asian population all over the world.

The various components

Today restaurants specialising in cuisines from all over Asia such as China, Japan, Thailand, India, South Korea, etc. are found in many countries.  There are many such dedicated Asian restaurants in Brisbane and other cities in Australia.

The cuisine her
e is primarily rice based. But there are some very popular dishes which use noodles instead of rice.  People generally believe that this cuisine is overcooked. But then there is sushi from Japan, which is as raw as it can get. It is considered one of the best known foods that is not even cooked. So it is clear that there is an endless array of delectable and delicious food coming from this region.

The Chinese food portions lay emphasis on community, while the Japanese setting focuses on aesthetics. Koreans, however, are very liberal in their portion sizes and their table settings are an amalgamation of the traditional and the modern.

Chinese

This vast country has many regions that have their own special cuisine. But a typical meal will have rice or noodles, with a dish of meat, fish or vegetables in soy, sweet and sour sauce. Chicken and fish are the usual sources of meat. But fresh seafood is also very popular in some coastal parts of China. The food is served in small bites so that it is picked easily with chopsticks. In some regions fiery red pepper sauce is also used.

Japanese

Japan is surrounded by sea and preparing dishes with fish is normal here. In fact, the chefs here have made the preparation of raw fish or sushi a fine art. Their cuisine includes rice, soup, fish and vegetables. They also have eel, clams, octopus, and squid. The flavours here are subtle, although the spicy wasabi is an exception. The seasonings include sake and soy sauce, seaweeds, ginger, rice vinegar, mushrooms, etc.

Korean

Korean food has more spice in the form of onion, garlic, peppers, ginger, etc. They also eat more fermented food. Small dried cuttlefish and sardines are often found in many of their popular dishes.