Asia is incredibly vast and so many regions have their distinctive styles of cooking. Each of them uses different ingredients in various ways using various techniques.

There are more than 45 countries that come under Asia so you can expect a wide range of cuisines. There are many diverse flavours, ingredients, and dishes you can try and experiment. Each of them will blow your mind.

Everything that comes under Asian cuisine is known as Pan Asian food. So, let’s explore the different types of Pan Asian food that you can try.

Japanese Cuisine

Okay, so if you have heard of sushi or have eaten it then you know something about Japanese cuisine. However, don’t be fooled by places that add sriracha as a spice in their Japanese food. That is not authentic because sriracha is Thai.

However, if the spicy flavour is added through Togarashi powder then that means you are indulging in authentic Japanese food. The many dishes included in Japanese cuisine are:

  • Ramen
  • Tempuras
  • Miso soup
  • Sushi
  • Unagi
  • Udon
  • Onigiri
  • Yakitori

Of course, there are many more however these dishes are indicators that you are having authentic Japanese food.

Thai Cuisine

This is one cuisine that is constantly mixed with other Pan Asian cuisines. It may be hard to figure out if what you are eating is Thai cuisine. Here are some good indicators of Thai food:

  • Curries such as red, yellow, green
  • Satay
  • Papaw salad
  • Tom yum soup
  • Pad thai
  • Fermented dried shrimp

Chinese Cuisine

This is the most famous cuisine out of all other Pan Asian cuisines. It has gained popularity all over the world and many places have their version of Chinese food. One of the most delicious cuisines out there that can easily be diversified to suit your taste buds.

Here are some favourite Chinese dishes that people love all over the world:

  • Dumplings
  • Chow meins
  • Dim sum
  • Wontons
  • Peking duck
  • Sweet and sour pork
  • Spring rolls

And of course, there are many more. The list of amazing Chinese cuisine is endless!

Korean Cuisine

Korean cuisine has recently gained a lot of popularity. All thanks to amazing renowned chefs who have turned around the perception of Korean cuisine. However, many people still confuse Korean food with Japanese food so it is important to know the distinction between the two.

Here are some dishes that come under Korean cuisine:

  • Galbi
  • Kimchi
  • Bibimbap
  • Hoeddeok
  • Bulgogi
  • Japchae

Kimchi is a dish that is constantly mistaken for Japanese food. However, it is Korean.

In Conclusion

These are the top four famous Pan Asian cuisines (Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Korean) although there are many more out there. Some of the flavours may intermingle however if you know your authentic cuisines then you can easily tell the difference between any of these Pan Asian cuisines.

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