Favourite Asian Foods?

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I wanna know if my Western friends on the community love or hate Asian food in general. As a native mixed Tibetan, Mongolian. Han Chinese, Japanese and Korean, I regularly eat and make my own Asian food at home so yeah. I love cooking for myself personally. But my most favourite I think is Japanese sushi with tempura, soy sauce, raw marinated ginger and anything sweet and sour, stir-fry or Teriyaki. I love also Korean hotpot, Korean BBQ and Chinese dumplings with vinegar and Asian sweets and desserts like a red bean mochi or red bean popsicle or tart as a dessert after dinner or lunch with a nice fruity iced tea or coffee. I make my own drinks and food at home since the lockdown so yeah.
 

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I live in Australia, and most of the "Asian" food I come across has been westernized, so a lot of the options tend to be meat heavy. That's an issue because I'm a Vegan, so it's rare for me to be found at such venues.

But, tofu is still often an option, so if I'm out and there isn't a Subway (Sandwich place with vegan options) nearby, I might opt for rice and tofu with black bean sauce or something similar. Otherwise, it's Subway or a Vegetarian place ( minus the cheese and eggs ) if I can find one.
 

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Thai food is my favorite Asian food and I got hooked early on when I worked in Chicago and there was a place down the road that had the most amazing food. It was always packed inside too!

I think the Chinese food in America is too Americanized so I'm not even sure what it's really supposed to be like.

I've had Vietnamese food before and even had a 7 course meal at a wedding reception and there were some foods I liked but the fish with the eyeballs sitting on the plate in front of us was a big turn off.

Korean food is good but maybe some of it is too spicy for my stomach to handle.

I like Japanese soups but probably that's about it I think.

India is part of Asia and I've had a lot of Indian food although for me it's probably not my favorite for the most part.

I'm trying to remember if I have had anything from other Asian countries
 

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I've had Vietnamese food before and even had a 7 course meal at a wedding reception and there were some foods I liked but the fish with the eyeballs sitting on the plate in front of us was a big turn off.

You haven't received proper instinct lessons from natural omnivores like a bear or natural carnivores like a lion. :p
 

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Does anyone here like Thai food and can you handle Thai "hot"? I like hot spicy food, but I met my match when I tried Thai hot. I have to draw the line at "medium" at Thai restaurants. :giggle:
 

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I wanna know if my Western friends on the community love or hate Asian food in general. As a native mixed Tibetan, Mongolian. Han Chinese, Japanese and Korean, I regularly eat and make my own Asian food at home so yeah. I love cooking for myself personally. But my most favourite I think is Japanese sushi with tempura, soy sauce, raw marinated ginger and anything sweet and sour, stir-fry or Teriyaki. I love also Korean hotpot, Korean BBQ and Chinese dumplings with vinegar and Asian sweets and desserts like a red bean mochi or red bean popsicle or tart as a dessert after dinner or lunch with a nice fruity iced tea or coffee. I make my own drinks and food at home since the lockdown so yeah.

I like quite a lot of Asian/Oriental cuisine. Where I live it's hard to find decent quality Oriental food simply because we don't have a whole lot of ethnic diversity here so things are little more than a local's attempt to make it.

I like sushi and the marinated ginger. I never cared much for teriyaki flavor though. I once worked with a Japanese lady who subsequently quit to work at her husband's restaurant. She invited my team to have dinner at the restaurant, so one evening we took her up on the offer. My boss picked up the bill so I don't know if she had offered a special rate (I suspect she did). That was amazing - dish after dish after dish of authentic Japanese food, cooked by a Japanese chef.

Years ago I lived about 5 minutes walk from a Thai restaurant and grew very fond of tom yum and green curries. That was in a big city so it was easy enough for restaurants to find people who knew the cuisine well.

I enjoyed some Korean food - beef bulgogi and onigiri rolls in particular.

I'm not sure whether what I'd call Chinese food is anything that native Chinese people would recognise. We had Chinatown in my former home city but it wasn't a place I particularly frequented, largely because the location wasn't on my way to or from anywhere and I didn't know it well enough to have any idea of what was good and what was not.

To me the concept of Asian food would also include Indian and Sri Lankan dishes. I am something of a lover of curries but know many things sold as Indian food in the west are westernised versions and that you'd struggle to find anything like them in India. Back in the late 1990s I worked with a guy who was originally from Sri Lanka and I remember him bringing in something his wife had made for the team. I remember it was delicious, Ijust can't remember what it was.
 

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I like Chinese, That and curries, but as others have said, the ones we get here are probably heavily adapted for our western tastes.
 

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Does anyone here like Thai food and can you handle Thai "hot"? I like hot spicy food, but I met my match when I tried Thai hot. I have to draw the line at "medium" at Thai restaurants. :giggle:

Thai hot is awesome. I really like the really fiery Indian dishes too, even if they are heavily westernised. I love anything loaded with hot peppers - sometimes my wife will have cooked something that she finds intensely hot and spicy only for me to ask if she put spice in it. She cooks things to her taste and I add extra fire for my taste.

Before it closed down my favorite Indian restaurant always knew it was me when I ordered ahead because I asked for their hottest dish made extra hot.
 

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Thai hot is awesome. I really like the really fiery Indian dishes too, even if they are heavily westernised. I love anything loaded with hot peppers - sometimes my wife will have cooked something that she finds intensely hot and spicy only for me to ask if she put spice in it. She cooks things to her taste and I add extra fire for my taste.

Before it closed down my favorite Indian restaurant always knew it was me when I ordered ahead because I asked for their hottest dish made extra hot.

In the distant past when I was young it was macho to have a hot curry like vindaloo along with cold lager to cool your stomach down!

I couldn't take it now. :LOL:
 

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You haven't received proper instinct lessons from natural omnivores like a bear or natural carnivores like a lion. :p

I heard the eyeballs are the best part. I don't plan on testing that though LOL

Does anyone here like Thai food and can you handle Thai "hot"? I like hot spicy food, but I met my match when I tried Thai hot. I have to draw the line at "medium" at Thai restaurants. :giggle:

I love Thai food and used to love all kinds of spicy foods but since I had my tongue surgery to remove cancer my tongue can't handle it anymore.
 

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In the distant past when I was young it was macho to have a hot curry like vindaloo along with cold lager to cool your stomach down!

I couldn't take it now. :LOL:

In my younger days it was macho to eat the hottest curry on the menu. I couldn't handle them then. Now it's not macho any more (or at least I don't care about being macho) but I eat the hottest curries because I enjoy them. The first time I tried a vindaloo it felt like my head exploded, but now I ask for a vindaloo made with extra spice.
 

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I have traveled in Taiwan and prefer my Asian food while there versus the westernized versions we get here.
 
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