Despite their dark complexion, the Chinese and Japanese Asian cuisines are a lot lighter than you would expect. Why? This article will explore that question.
The Chinese and Japanese have a rich history of civilizing these two continents and their Asian cuisines are a result of that long and rich history. These Asian countries’ cuisines have been tried and tested by their peoples for thousands of years. This is why their cuisine is considered to be of high quality.
So, if you ask me, I would say that with all the history behind it will say how Asian cuisine tastes like. You get something that is unique, but not bland. No matter how many different ingredients there are in a typical dish, it will still be enjoyed by the entire family. This is a huge advantage because when you can share one dish with everyone, you feel like a family unit is being formed.
So, what makes Asian cuisine taste good to you? What ingredients do you enjoy the most? It might surprise you.
Chinese food has this kind of sweet-and-sour flavor that is very unique. A lot of Chinese dishes that have been discovered are sweet. When we are trying to understand the complex taste of Chinese food, what is the secret behind it?
Actually, we do not have to ask ourselves that question because I am sure that we know the answer. According to the study of Josef Parvus and Neil Keyes who studied food and culture in China, the sauce they recommend is the hot chili sauce. This hot sauce is made with the chili sauce and Sichuan peppercorns. This sauce is so hot that even the slightest touch of it is enough to ignite your tongue.
Japanese Asian Cuisines
One of the most common vegetables used in Japanese cuisine is seaweed. What is the secret behind this? There is none. However, you can taste its sweetness when you eat it.
This is also the case with many Asian cuisines. Soba noodles are also called sushi and is a great staple in Japanese cuisines. This kind of noodle is made from wheat flour and either soy or flour. The rice is cut in small pieces, which can be used to make soup, stir-fry, or other types of noodles.
These items, when paired with various foods, make a dish even more special. For example, if you are having sushi with katsu, a type of pork, it will taste extra delicious.
This is a type of fish, and spicy dishes go well with it. I personally have never tasted this before, but I believe it tastes great.
Tempura: Asian Cuisine
Tempura dishes are made of small pieces of rice or vegetables and are shaped in a way that they become round. Japanese people have the same idea and call it toro, which means round rice. Whenever you hear about tempura, I think of the white rice that is deep-fried and served with ketchup or with vinegar on top.
There are some ingredients I could never imagine that these two cultures would have on their menus. The taste and smell of the dried fish that you would get when you order a dish of a certain Asian cuisine. The foods and beverages of Asia have so much variety because all these are a part of their culture. I hope you can try some of these cuisines that you have never tried before.