Southern & Eastern Asia
I. SOUTH ASIA India Nepal Bhutan Bangladesh Sri Lanka Maldives
Staples of Indian cuisine: Basmati Rice Chilies Coconuts Wheat
Staples of Indian Cuisine Mangoes Legumes Almonds Pistachios Tamarinds
Indian cuisine spices
Indian cuisine is best known spices
Garam masala Ground Mortar pestle
whole seeds, pods & buds
a dish of vegetables or legumes in a hot, highly seasoned sauce Mung beans Pumpkin Lentils with plantain Seafood
Indian Cuisine ď‚ž Dal
is a mixture puree of legumes, onions, chiles & tomatoes.
Chutneys are traditional condiments in Indian cuisine that include mixtures of sugar, mangoes, raisins, nutmeg with pepper and vinegar.
Nan is a traditional flatbread of Northern India, usually leavened with yogurt.
A tandoor is a rounded, clay, charcoal-burning oven used for baking in Northern India.
World’s 3rd largest nation inventing tofu, the soy curds
Yin & Yang Sweet Salty Sour Bitter Umani (savory)
Chinese Staples long grain rice onions, scallions broccoli spinach cabbage eggplant peppers
green beans bean sprouts mushrooms carrots Diakon (an Asian radish)
Pork Chicken Beef Duck
Chinese Sauces Plum sauce Oyster sauce Hoisin sauce Mustard Sesame & peanut oils
The main cooking techniques in China are stirfrying and steaming.
Peking Duck ď‚ža
popular Chinese dish in North China
4 islands: Hokkaido Honshu Shikoku
mountainous only 15% fertile land
Soybeans are one of the most important and versatile foods in Japan.
The primary seasoning is soy sauce.
Rare beef served with condiments is called teriyaki.
uniformly thin slices of seasoned beef and vegetables that are quickly grilled
crisp, batterfried pieces of vegetables and fish
Sushi ď‚ž vinegary
rice, strips of raw or cooked fish, eggs or vegetables that are rolled up in seaweed
Japanese Livestock & Seafood kobe beef, cattle raised on a special diet tuna bass flounder cod mackeral carp squid
Japanese Seafood ayu (sweet fish) katsuo fugu (blowfish)
Ayu (sweet fish)
Katsuo used to make stock
North & South Korea Korea is situated on a peninsula, between China & Japan. ď‚ž Korea is renowned for its traditional dish called kimchee, which is fermented dish of cabbage, daikon radish & seasoned. ď‚ž
III. SOUTHEAST ASIA ď‚ž
The countries of Southeast Asia lie south of China & India.
The most important seasoning in Southeast Asia is fish sauce. ď‚ž Dishes made by wrapping ingredients in leaves are a specialty in the Southeast Asian countries of Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam. ď‚ž
Thailand offers spring rolls & a favorite dessert Kha Ya Khoo, green ice cream. Vietnam’s national dish is pho, beef & noodle soup.
Laos offers o-lam, a combination of cubed water buffalo meat with egg plant and wild mushrooms.
Indonesia The tropical countries of Indonesia which include Bali, Sumatra, and Borneo, are known as the “Spice Islands.” This tropical zone is rich in citrus & tropical fruits, including oranges, mandarins, grapefruits, mangoes, bananas, papayas, avocados & coconuts.
Philippines The most important foods in the cuisine of the Philippines are rice and seafood. ď‚ž Main vegetables are sweet potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage & eggplant. ď‚ž