The term “Asian” has various different meanings. Some people call Asian foods “traditional” or “pervasive.” Others call it a “relaxing” food. Asians are known all over the world for their cultural diversity, their great cuisine, and their friendly communities.
Asian cuisine has many major regional cuisines: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Malaysian, Indonesian, Thai, Philippines, and Vietnamese. Each region of Asia has at least three major Asian restaurant styles: Chines, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Traditional cuisine is a regional characteristic style of cooking, usually related to a certain country. Most reviewers agree on one thing about most Asian foods: they are very hot! In fact, many Asian dishes use chili peppers as a top ingredient and are considered hot.
Typically, Asian foods are vegetarian or vegan. Many Asian countries have some kind of Muslim culture, so you will find many dishes in which include meat. However, most of the dishes are served without any meat. Some Asian restaurants offer a variety of meatless dishes. Typically, these dishes are creamy and have vegetables as the main ingredients. You will also find vegetarian dishes, especially those that include chicken, turkey, or pork as the main ingredients.
One popular dish in an Asian restaurant is called lo mein, which means “leftovers.” Lo mein is prepared by mixing two sauces and a mild chicken stock (or sometimes coconut milk) in a mixing bowl. A crispy golden brown rice paper shell is formed, and a finger of fried shrimp or chicken, mixed in with the lo mein, forms the delicious center of the dish.
Another popular dish at an Asian restaurant is called sweet and sour tofu. This is typically served with white rice. It is made from steamed white rice, vinegar, onions, garlic, ginger, and scallions. A variety of sauces can be added to this dish as well as a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Some Asian restaurant reviews suggest the use of corn starch to make sticky rice. This dish is called “toscano” in Japan, Korea, and China. The dish is made by mixing together egg white, fish sauce, sugar, dried seafood, onion powder, sesame oil, and sesame seed.
Pad Thai is another dish that may be found at an Asian restaurant. Pad Thai is very similar to egg rolls. However, instead of having eggs in the mixture, eggs are first marinated in lime juice and then deep fried in a frying pan until they become translucent. Chicken or beef may be incorporated into this dish as well as sauces such as spicy mango sauce. Many critics note that a number of the dishes served in Bangkok have low calories since many of them are vegetarian or vegan.
Thai, Korean, and Indian food can also be found on restaurant menus as well as on nutrition labels. Many Thai dishes contain very low calories and have a low fat content. Some Korean dishes have been reported to be very healthy options as well. Indian and Chinese restaurants often have a variety of healthy Asian food choices as well as vegetarian foods.
The Japanese restaurant offers many dishes with low calories. Most of the ingredients in these dishes are available in most Asian markets and include vegetables, rice, noodles, meat, fish, and seafood. Many of the ingredients used are available from Chinese and Japanese markets. The waiter or bamboo steamer that is often used in Japanese dishes is also used in many Chinese and Japanese restaurants.
One reviewer notes that the king wong chicken at Korean restaurants is one of the tastiest dishes he has ever had. King wong chicken is boneless, skinless chicken that is cooked rare at the table. It can be prepared with different sauces and is typically accompanied by its own herb salad. It can also be prepared with vegetables and small pieces of beef or pork. One reviewer claims that the taste of the king wong chicken at this Chinese restaurant rivals that of the ones he has tasted at other restaurants.
The vegetarian restaurant offers a variety of colorful Chinese and Japanese dishes along with a traditional Chinese breakfast that includes egg drop soup and hot cakes. The noodles used are of the type commonly seen in Cantonese, and the tofu that is used is of the same type used in Japanese sushi. Noodle soup is served with a side of raw veggies. Some of the dishes served at this franchised location are as follows: peach and garlic crab, beef with broccoli and bean sprout, beef with bean sprout and broccoli, egg rolls with crispy onions, cabbage with beef, egg rolls with fluffy onions, shrimp with seafood, and beef with carrots and radishes. There are also some satisfying desserts including one that reviews mango cakes, which are highly recommended by one reviewer because it is not too sweet and the mango flavor is very subtle.
The Oriental Garden Wok is a popular choice for many Asian food lovers who enjoy a more authentic Asian restaurant experience. The wok is a cast iron pot that is usually made of cast aluminum. It is heated to reach a desired temperature, and once cooked, it is often left to cool down and then is peeled off. This pot is then placed on a bamboo mat to finish cooking. The noodles are typically springy and have a nice, sweet, chewy texture.