Top 5 Asian Dishes to Try Out

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Asian dishes are an explosion of culinary delight and tastes. When color marries deliciously palatable, it is hard to choose a favorite. Here, we have listed our top five Asian dishes that you must try at least once in your life!

Korma

Korma is an excellent Indian dish that is a meat stew with a rich, creamy consistency. The main ingredients constitute saffron, yogurt, and various spices such as coriander, ginger, cumin seeds, chiles, and turmeric. It is believed that it originated in Akbar’s royal kitchen during the mid-1500s as a fusion of Persian and Indian cuisine.

The dish was named after one of the tribes of the Rajputs, a warrior clan of western India. For the best fusion of taste, you can try it with traditional flatbreads like chapati, naan, kulcha, or paratha. Kormas have three main varieties: 

  • The North Indian korma, which has almonds, cashews, and yogurt.
  • Korma Kashmir, which is similar but has dried fruits added to it.
  • South Indian korma is made with coconut, coconut milk, almonds, cayenne peppers, and fennel seeds.

Kuymak

This is an authentic Turkish dish particularly famous in the Karadeniz or Black Sea region. It is a combination of coarsely-ground cornmeal and aged local cheeses such as Trabzon or kashar. The grated cheese is mixed into piping hot cornmeal until it turns stringy, and the dish is then typically enriched with butter or kayma, which is a Turkish clotted cream.

It is mainly preferred as a breakfast dish, and best served warm and fresh.

Sushi

Sushi is one of the most famous Japanese dishes that is prepared with vinegared rice, along with a bit of sugar and salt, accompanying a variety of ingredients. They are often made from Japanese-type rice and different seafood (fresh fish, prawns, seaweed), vegetables, and even seasonal fruits.

It is a very dynamic dish, and making it properly is considered an art in Japan. In fact, perfecting it takes years of practice. 

Cöp Sis

This dish originated from Turkey’s Aegean region and is a variety of kebab variety. You might find it amusing that cöp sis actually means trash shish or garbage shish. Irrespective of its weird name, it is a delicious dish made with roasted lamb scraps, fat, and meat left after trimming for shish kebabs.

Usually, the meat is flavored with garlic and tomatoes. It is then marinated in a combination of olive oil, oregano, and black pepper. 

Then it is placed on split wood skewers and is quickly roasted. This kebab variety is typically served as an appetizer before the main meal, preferably with spicy green peppers on the side.

Dim sum

Dim sum is a variety of Chinese snacks usually served with tea. It can range from savory dumplings, buns, and noodle rolls to dessert dishes like sweet puddings and tarts. 

The term dim sum translates to touch the heart, and according to legend, it was invented many centuries ago by cooks of the Royal Court to impress the rulers. 

Although it started as a simple snack, it is now an essential part of Chinese cuisine. It is often served in steamer baskets or on small plates, along with soups or sauces as a dip.

Final Words

These mouth-watering delicacies from Asia will surely leave you wanting for more. So, don’t forget to give them a try this year!

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