Asia’s Most Popular Foods

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Here’s a list of some of the most popular Asian foods.

1. Qaboli Palao – Afghanistan


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Qaboli Palao is the national dish of Afghanistan. It is consists of meat & stock, topped with fried raisins, slivered

carrots and pistachios. It is a dish in which a grain, such as rice or cracked wheat, is browned in oil, and then

cooked in a seasoned broth.

2. Peking Duck – China


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One of the most famous dishes from China is Peking Duck or Peking Roast Duck. The dish is prized for the thin,

crispy skin. It is often eaten with pancakes, spring onions and hoisin sauce or sweet noodle sauce.

3. Rendang – Indonesia


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This delicious and popular food in Indonesia is made from beef slowly cooked in coconut oil and spices for several

hours until almost all the liquid is gone, allowing the meat to absorb the spicy condiments.

4. Larb – Laos


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Larb is a meat salad most often made with chicken, beef, duck, turkey, pork and fish, flavored with fish sauce and

lime. The meat can be either raw or cooked; it is minced and mixed with chili, mint and assorted vegetables.

5. Biryani – Bangladesh


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The tempting and spicy Biryani is a set of rice-based foods made with rice, spices and meat/chicken/vegetables.

The name is derived from the Persian word berya which means “fried” or “roasted”.

6. Mohinga – Myanmar


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This very popular Burmese food called Mohinga which is usually eaten as breakfast is rice vermicelli in fish soup.

It is considered by many to be the national dish of Myanmar. It is readily available in most parts of the country. In

major cities, street hawkers and roadside stalls sell dozens of dishes of mohinga.

7. Sizzling Sisig – Philippines


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This unique Philippine food is a boiled, grilled or deep-fried part of pig’s head and liver chopped in tiny pieces and

seasoned with onion, chili pepper, calamansi and mayonnaise and sometimes top with fresh egg.

8. Ema Datsi – Bhutan


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A visit to the “land of the Thunder Dragon” will give you a chance to have a taste of Ema Datsi, a dish made from

homemade cheese and hot peppers. Cheese is produced by several ethnic minority groups by either using goat’s

milk or cow’s milk.

9. Kibbeh – Lebanon


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This is not a nut or vegetable fruit it’s Kibbeh, a dish made of burghul and chopped meat. The best-known variety

is a torpedo-shaped fried croquette stuffed with minced beef or lamb. Other types of kibbeh may be shaped into

balls or patties, and baked or cooked in broth.

10. Kimchi Jjigae – South Korea


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Kimchi is a very popular food in Korea and it has many variations, one of which is Kimchi jjigae. It is a variety of

jjigae or stew-like dish made with kimchi and other ingredients which include scallions, pork, onions, diced tofu

and seafood.

11. Nihari – Pakistan


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One very popular dish eaten as breakfast in Pakistan is Nihari. It is a stew made from beef shank and spices.

Nihari is known for its spiciness and taste.

12. Mansaf – Jordan


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Mansaf is popular dish in Jordan. It is a dish made of lamb cooked in a sauce of fermented dried yogurt and

served with rice that originated in Arabia. Today it has been adopted as the national dish of Jordan.

13. Menemen – Turkey


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Menemen is a dish commonly eaten for breakfast with bread. It includes egg, onion, tomato and green peppers

(paprika) and spices (such as ground black pepper, ground red pepper, salt, oregano, and mint). Turkish

sausages such as Sucuk or Pastırma and Black or Green olives can also be included as ingredients.

14. Cahn Chua – Vietnam


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This recipe, which literally means “sour soup”, is similar to Philippines’ “Sinigang”. It is a sour soup typically made

with fish from the Mekong River, pineapple, and tomatoes. Okra and bean sprout are also added. It is flavored

with tamarind broth and garnished with the lemony-scented herb ngo om (Limnophila aromatica), caramelized

garlic, and chopped scallions, as well as other herbs.

15. Kabsa – Saudi Arabia


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Kabsa is a very popular in Saudi Arabia. It is family of rice dishes that are served not only in Saudi but also in

other Arab states of the Persian Gulf. It is made from a mixture of spices, rice, meat and vegetables. There are

many kinds of Kabsa and each kind has uniqueness about it.

Hope you enjoyed this. Thank you!

See also

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