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Asia is home to some of the most amazing travel locations and delicious food on the planet. And you might not be surprised to find out that there are also some very weird and unusual recipes to try from Asia too!

Japanese Ponzu Sauce Recipe

Ponzu sauce is a traditional Japanese dipping sauce prepared using soy sauce or tamari, citrus juice, mirin, katsuobushi (bonito flakes), kombu (kelp) and rice vinegar. The sauce is typically consumed as a condiment for sashimi, shabu shabu (hot pot), tataki (grilled meat), gyoza (dumplings), cold noodles and tempura. Ponzu sauce can also be used as …

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Japanese Unadon Recipe

Unadon is a typical Japanese dish consisting of grilled unagi (eel) fillets placed over steamed rice. The unagi is made kabayaki-style, like teriyaki. The fillets are coated with a sweetened soy-based sauce (also known as tare) and caramelized, generally over a charcoal fire. Traditionally, pulverized dried berries of sanshō (also known as Japanese pepper) are …

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Japanese Tanuki Soba Recipe

Tanuki soba is a traditional Japanese noodle dish prepared using buckwheat soba noodles. The dish is typically served in a dashi broth which is seasoned with soy sauce and then finished off with crumbled tempura batter. The tempura helps to provide the dish with a crunchy texture. Usually consumed hot, this Tanuki Soba is sometimes …

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Kyrgyz Food: 8 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is a mountainous, landlocked country located in Central Asia surrounded by Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China. The country is best known for being home to more than 85 different mountain ranges, which in all cover over 70% of the geographic territory. Kyrgyzstan is often referred as the “Switzerland of Central Asia”. The population of …

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Sesame Jellyfish Salad Recipe

Jellyfish are chiefly free-swimming marine animals consisting of umbrella-shaped bells and trailing tentacles. They are found throughout the world, from surface waters to the deep sea. There are several species of this animal that are considered to be suitable for human consumption and are also used as an ingredient in many dishes. Generally said to …

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Korean Tteokbokki (Spicy Rice Cake) Recipe

Tteokbokki, also known as simmered spicy rice cake, is a dish prepared using small-sized garae-tteok (also known as tteokmyeon, rice cake noodles or tteokbokki-tteok) which is popular in South Korea. The rice cake noodles are long, white and cylindrical in shape. Tteokbokki is often accompanied by eomuk (fish cakes), boiled eggs and scallions. Common seasonings …

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Japanese 7 Spice (Shichimi Togarashi) Recipe

Japanese 7 spice, also known as shichimi togarashi, is a Japanese spice mixture that translates to ‘seven-flavor chilli pepper’. It is usually prepared using seven ingredients, which include red chilli pepper, sansho pepper, hemp seeds and/or poppy seeds, white sesame seeds and/or black sesame seeds, ground ginger, yuzu or mandarin orange peel and nori. This …

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Vietnamese Goi Cuon (Spring Rolls) Recipe

Spring rolls, are a Vietnamese delicacy traditionally prepared using pork, prawn, vegetables, bún (rice vermicelli), herbs and several other ingredients. All these ingredients are then wrapped in Vietnamese bánh tráng (also known as rice paper or cold roll). The dish is considered to be a widely consumed appetizer in Vietnamese restaurants. Vietnamese spring rolls are …

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Thai Pink Milk Recipe (Nom Yen)

Pink Milk is a famous pink-coloured drink found on the streets of Thailand. Also known as Nom Yen, Pinky Milk, or Nom Chompoo, the drink resembles your regular strawberry milkshake. However, the ingredients are quite different. Pink milk is flavored with sala syrup and there are many other variations all over the world.  Pink milk …

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