Asian cuisine

Gastronomy of Asia corresponds to a set of gastronomies associated with the countries and ethnic groups of Asia. The term is almost always used, generalizing both East Asian and Southeast Asian gastronomies. Its main channel of influence (and communication between them) is both the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. The main gastronomies of this area are the cuisines of Southeast Asia, Chinese cuisine and Japanese and Indian cuisine. In some countries the name “Asian cuisine” as in the United Kingdom comes to indicate the cuisines from South Asia: Indian cuisine.

Asia presents one of the most varied gastronomies in the world, where products such as rice, fish, vegetables, and spices are essential in the cuisine of this continent. It is a gastronomy where exotic, oriental and Hindu cuisine must be highlighted, resulting in exquisite and curious dishes, full of aroma, flavor and color.

Each Asian country has its own cuisine, each region has a certain trend, from the Southeast Asia region to East Asia.



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  • 1 Afghan Cuisine
  • 2 Cuisine of Saudi Arabia
  • 3 Cuisine of Azerbaijan
  • 4 Bahraini cuisine
  • 5 English cuisine
  • 6 Burmese cuisine
  • 7 Brunei cuisine
  • 8 Bhutan cuisine
  • 9 Cambodian cuisine
  • 10 Chinese cuisine
  • 11 Korean cuisine
  • 12 Arab Emirates cuisine
  • 13 Philippine Cuisine
  • 14 Sources

Afghanistan cuisine

It stands out for products such as rice , wheat , corn , and fruits such as grapes, melons and peaches, apricots, blackberries, and the famous Kandahar pomegranates.

Typical dishes:

  • The pulao
  • Lamb Kababs
  • Boulanee lamb.

Saudi Arabian cuisine

It is worth noting the combination of spices widely used in its dishes, among which are cumin, coriander, turmeric, curry and cinnamon, among others. It is a kitchen where vegetables such as aubergines , onions, cucumbers, and more are widely used .

Typical dishes:

  • kebabs
  • Hummus
  • Pita
  • Tabulate
  • falafel
  • Shikamba
  • Hummus
  • Kofta


  • Saudi ghampagne

Azerbaijani cuisine

Where products such as yogurt, lamb, veal, poultry, vegetables, vegetables and spices, where the saffron widely used in the preparation of many of its dishes must be highlighted, offer a great variety of flavor and aroma in your kitchen.

Typical dishes:

  • Kebabs
  • Blimis
  • Dolma
  • Plov
  • Dovga

Bahrain cuisine

It has an Arab influence, its dishes are mainly made up of lamb and chicken, with an abundance of spices, in addition to fresh fish.

Typical dishes:

  • falafel
  • Shawarma
  • Ghouzi

English cuisine

It is influenced by Indian and Chinese cuisine, its basic ingredients are rice, curry and legumes such as lentils, dhal (legumes without skin), refined coconut milk and river fish; The meats that are most prepared are mutton and chicken.

Typical dishes:

  • Dhal Tempered
  • Chapatis

Burmese cuisine

It is influenced by Chinese, Indian and Thai cuisines, where ingredients such as rice, noodles, accompanied by meat, vegetables and fish predominate. Another important ingredient in Burma’s cuisine is curry, this is not too spicy and it is much more tasty than that of neighboring countries.

Typical dishes:

  • Ohn-No Nhakswe
  • nan-bya
  • The Paratha

Brunei cuisine

It is influenced by Malay, Indian and Chinese cuisines, its dishes are often very spicy, it is necessary to highlight products such as fish whether fried, grilled or with barbecue sauce, chicken and lamb curry, in addition to vegetarian food , all dishes are accompanied by rice.

Typical dishes:

  • Beriani
  • Kurma
  • Ambuvat
  • Satav

Bhutan cuisine

It stands out for its spicy flavor, thanks to the chili ingredient widely used in its dishes, which together with products such as legumes, rice, cereals, and dairy desserts, made mainly from yak butter, offer a cuisine with an intense and exotic flavor.


  • Kewa Phagsha
  • Tshoem
  • Ema
  • Phagshaphu
  • Gondomaru

Cambodian cuisine

It is influenced by Chinese and Indian cuisines, it is an exotic cuisine where ingredients such as rice, fish, fruits, vegetables and a wide variety of spices (star anise, ginger, pepper, coriander, etc.) predominate, offering dishes full of aroma and flavor intense.

Typical dishes:

  • Curry Sat Moan
  • Roasted Banana with Coconut Sauce
  • Grilled river fish
  • Tuk-trey

Chinese cuisine

It is one of the richest and most varied that exists and is very widely represented in the world.

Typical dishes:

  • Sweet and Sour Pork
  • Fried Noodles with Oysters
  • Chicken with vegetables
  • Chaw fan

Korean cuisine

It is varied, it is a spicy cuisine and rich in spices, which has certain inheritances from Chinese cuisine and Japanese cuisine, although with certain peculiarities.

Typical dishes

  • Kimchi
  • Galbi
  • Bibimbap
  • Namul
  • Sanjeok

Arab Emirates cuisine

it must be said that it is varied and somewhat spicy, it is a kitchen where gastronomic specialties such as falafel, fuul, hummus and swarma must be highlighted, in addition to warak dawali (stuffed grape leaves) yay mahshi (stuffed chicken) and katayef (sweet and stuffed dumplings).

Philippine cuisine

it is necessary to highlight the exotic of its dishes and the great variety of these, it is a cuisine that is influenced as much by the cuisines of Southeast Asia as by some European as the Spanish.

Typical dishes:

  • Kare kare
  • Pancit Malabon


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