If you love traveling, your adventure cannot be complete without trying authentic Asian cuisine. From Sushi perfection in Japan to the diverse flavors in Malaysia – you’ll be spoiled for choice. Here is a short guide on the top cities with the best cuisine that you should check out on your next trip to Asia.
Beijing cuisine is influenced by traditions all over China. This city has a diverse restaurant scene and fusion eateries that offer an alternative to the traditional Chinese foods. The food street scene is at its best during the summer when the locals and foreigners gather outside for delicious eats. One of the foods that have been in place since the 1300s is the Peking or roasted duck. This meal is an absolute must when you visit the city. You can also taste Noodles with Soybean Paste. It mainly consists of three ingredients; vegetable pieces, hand-pulled noodles, and pork. Other popular foods offered in the city restaurants include Shao Mai, beggar’s chicken, and
Mung Bean Milk.
Hong Kong offers some of the best foods in Asia. You can enjoy your food in traditional eateries or a fancy upscale restaurant. The menus are filled with everything from the delicious egg tarts to black sesame which is mandatory upon landing. Other specialties you should not miss include stuffed roasted pig, beef brisket, snake soup, and egg waffles. For most restaurants, the prices are moderate and are usually written on the menu. Hong Kong also plays host to exotic dishes like shark fin soup which is a popular delicacy. And once you’re done eating, you can visit a spa and enjoy Hong Kong massage.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This is the home to a number of restaurants. While most foods preparations are associated with Indian and Chinese cuisine, you should quickly dispense the historical concerns once you’re in Malaysia. They use a combination of aromatic ingredients like coriander and cumin to give a full-flavored taste. One of the top dishes in restaurants is Mee Goreng Mamak. It’s a combination of beef or chicken with veggies, eggs, soy sauce, shrimp and a bit of chili for an irresistible jolt. But if you want to thrill your taste buds, you should try foods like Apam Balik, Nasi Lemak, and Roti Kanai. This is just a sample of the insanely delicious foods, there is more to explore.
Tokyo is a city that offers everything from cheap eats to high-end gourmet. Most restaurants specialize in one type of cuisine and have a special Japanese garden setting. In almost every street corner, you’ll find Ramen (a popular wheat noodle soup). It’s mainly prepared from chicken broth but may also contain other meats like fish, pork, or beef. This majestic city is regarded as the world’s seafood market. Many eateries use fresh fish in local sushi dishes. You can spend your day trying different foods like squid, unique vegetables, horse meat and other foods with a Japanese flavor.
It’s no secret that one of the things you remember from your travel is the food you had. When you’re in Asia, you don’t have to leave without tasting the local meals or your trip will be a waste. If you’re unsure where to start, you can use the above list for an ultimate food adventure.