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Asia Foods, Delicacies, Dishes & Recipes

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!

Penis Fish (Gaebul): South Korea’s Genital-Shaped Delicacy

Penis Fish phallic sea creature is typically eaten raw by South Koreans and served with a savoury sauce made of sesame oil, salt, or a spicier dip. Gaebul is the Korean word for an oddly looking fish in South Korea, which translates as ‘penis fish’. And while it may look like a somewhat unappetising male …

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Mongolian Bansh Recipe

Bansh is a popular Mongolian dumplings dish that is typically served during special occasions. Bansh is usually made of mutton or beef, which came from the five domestic animals of Mongolia. Origin and Cultural Significance Mongolian culture is based on livestock farming. Therefore, they always prepare dishes from their five domestic animals, namely cow, goat, …

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Thai Food: 12 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Thailand

Thailand is known for so many things, from stunning beaches to hectic, scooter-saturated cities. But of course, Thailand is most well-known around the world for its exquisite cuisine packed full of spice, rice and noodles. Thai food consists of various complex flavours and textures, and is eponymous of Southeast Asian cuisine in general. Typical Thai …

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Lahmacun Turkish Pizza Recipe (Or Armenian Pizza)

Lahmacun (Pronounced LA-ha-MA-chewn) is also known as ‘Turkish Pizza’ or ‘Armenian Pizza’. However, it’s actually significantly different from a traditional Italian pizza. There’s no cheese in there. The thin crust and the minced meat topping together in a Lachmacun make a great combination and is simply lip-smacking to eat. The gorgeous street food dish is …

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Traditional Lechon Recipe (Pork Belly)

Lechon is a pork dish, typically cooked using a whole pig on a spitroast, that is popular in the Philippines, Spain, Cuba, Dominican Republic and other former Spanish colonies. For pork lovers, Lechon is a dream come true because well, it’s basically all pork! After spinning slowly around a fire for hours, the meat of …

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Narutomaki: The Swirly White-Pink Japanese Fish Cake

Have you ever wondered what the white circle with a pink swirl is in Japanese dishes? Well, mystery solved. It’s a Japanese fish cake known as Narutomaki.  This article will dig deep into the history of Narutomaki, its origins, how it tastes, how to prepare it, and why it is so popular as a ramen …

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12 Traditional Foods of Indonesia You Must Try

Indonesia consists of sprawling islands, put together like a patchwork quilt. With over 300 ethnicities, it is easy to see why this beautiful archipelago has such a diverse range of flavors and tastes.  Signature flavors include hits of chili, subtly smooth notes of coconut, citrus zings, and hints of nutty goodness. Meals in Indonesia are …

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15 Traditional Chinese Foods You Must Try

Chinese foods are unique, wholesome, and wonderfully satisfying. Due to the vast landscape of China and its long and storied history of various small kingdoms and ethnic groups, regional food in China is very diverse. It’s an assortment of tastes and flavors unlike any other in Asia. That being said, the three basic staple ingredients …

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15 South Korean Foods You Absolutely Must Try

South Korean cuisine is often characterised as savory, hearty, nutritious, and spicy. But dig a little deeper and there is so much more to uncover in the vast, incredibly unique culinary landscape that Korean food has to offer. From mouth-watering stews to marinated meat grilled right on your table, there is a diversity even within …

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Shiokara: Japanese Fermented Squid Delicacy

Among the incredibly weird and wonderful dishes we have encountered on our travels is a strange Japanese dish called Shiokara (or ika no shiokara). Shiokara is essentially squid fermented in its own viscera (guts) and salt, popular in Japan served with rice. This dish was famous in 11th century for being a nutritious wholesome meal …

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15 Traditional Indian Foods You Must Try

Indian cuisine is one of the most popular diverse on the planet. Whilst the food and drink vary by region and state, the one thing you can be certain of is that it will be a flavor explosion, regardless of the geographical region.  Indian food is fairly popular, with a variety of takeout options regardless …

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Century Egg: Origin, Taste, Benefits & Preparation

Century egg (or hundred-year egg) is a Chinese delicacy of preserved duck, chicken or quail eggs. They become black in appearance with a dark green yolk after being processed for weeks or months in a clay, ash, quicklime mixture along with salt. There is a common misconception that century eggs are hundreds or thousands of …

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Mad Honey: The Bizarre Hallucinogenic Red Honey

It’s thick. It’s red-golden. It’s delightfully sweet. And it might just kill you if you consume more than one teaspoon. We’re talking about mad honey – a psychedelic liquid that will have you tripping with just one spoonful. It’s hard to believe something as harmless as honey could pack so much power within. Don’t fall …

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Chinese Bird’s Nest Soup Delicacy: Facts, Benefits, Price & Recipe

If you’ve ever come across any mention of the famed Chinese Delicacy Bird’s Nest Soup you’ve probably heard all kinds of good things about it. It’s good for infants, prevents you from falling sick, excellent for pregnant women, (is this the elixir to immortality?!)…..the list goes on! Bird’s Nest Soup is made out of the …

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