A lot of popular stereotype has settled in our country believing a misguided fact that Chinese cuisines are predominantly known as the Asian Cuisine. The continent of Asia is a collection of many countries which variably gives way to a consortium of cuisines. Here are the different types of Asian cuisines that you might not know about
East Asian cuisine
Probably, the most popular Asian cuisines known around the world. The East Asian cuisine comprises of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, and Taiwanese. Though the South East Asian Cuisine can be hard to distinguish from its country of origin, they still have a different emotion to it. Consider Rice as an example. Japanese cuisine has Rice balls predominantly while the Chinese have our beloved fried Rice.
Southeast Asian cuisine
The South east Asian cuisine comprises of cuisines from countries like Burma, Cambodia , Malaysia, Singapore , Vietnam and Thailand. One can see mix of eggs, sea food, rice , noodles with spices added to flavor characterizing the earlier mentioned cuisines.
South Asian cuisine
South Asian cuisine is the cuisine of South Asia, comprising the traditional cuisines from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Foods from this popular cuisine are flavoured with various types of chilli, black pepper, cloves and predominant use of turmeric. Indian food is considered to be the spiciest by the westerners.
West Asian cuisine
West Asian cuisine is the cuisine of the Middle East, without Egypt. This would include UAE , Dubai , Iran ,Iraq etc. Though the countries form the Asian continent, it has been significantly popularized as Arabian cuisine which has overshadowed their participation as a Asian cuisine.
The other Asian cuisine include Central Asian and Northern Asian comprising of food dishes from Russia , Turkey , Magnolia and other countries associated therewith. These particular cuisines have relatively failed to penetrate the market as much as the other Asian cuisine – therefore leaving them undermined in the list.
Now that you have an idea about the Asian cuisines, it would be a good time to taste them out and you are in good luck if you are in Chennai. Come down to Orangewok at Velacherry or Thuraipakkam and taste some of the finest and authentic Asian dishes known to the world. Think Asian, Think OrangeWok!