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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!

North Korean Food: 17 Traditional Dishes of North Korea

North Korea is known for being the most isolated country in the world, with a communist dictatorship that rarely allows its citizens to leave. Since the war between North and South Korea in the 1950s, the regime has been closed to the influences of other countries, with the occasional exception of China and Russia who …

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Teh Tarik Recipe (Pulled Milk Tea)

Teh tarik is a Malaysian hot milk tea beverage prepared using a strong brew of black tea blended with condensed milk. Other ingredients added for additional flavor include cardamom, cloves and ginger. Considered to be the national drink of Malaysia, one can find this Malaysian delicacy in many other Southeast Asian countries including, Indonesia, Singapore …

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Japanese Tekka Maki (Tuna Roll Sushi) Recipe

Tekka maki is a popular type of Japanese sushi roll made of raw tuna. Also known as Tuna roll, tekka maki is a typical hosomaki, covered with nori seaweed on the outside. The dish is prepared using just a few ingredients, which includes the whole slices of lean tuna, sushi rice, rice vinegar, salt, and …

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Armenian Khash Recipe

Khash is an Armenian soup prepared using boiled cow or sheep parts such as the head, feet, and stomach (tripe). Typically consumed early in the morning during the winter season (usually from September to April), it is served with garlic, radish, dried national bread lavash, and homemade vodka. There are many different variations of Khash …

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Singaporean Food: 12 Must-Try Dishes of Singapore

Singapore is a small country located on a small just off of a Southeas Asian peninsula predominantly occupied by Malaysia and Thailand. Singapore is a visionary city-state where different religions, traditions, cultures and types of cuisines coexist. Here, traditions unite with classic trends, unique natural corners with wonders of present-day architecture and roadside eateries share …

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Filipino Halo-Halo Recipe

Halo-halo is a famous Filipino cold dessert prepared using crushed ice, evaporated milk or condensed milk, and many other optional ingredients depending on taste. Common additional ingredients include: ube, sweetened beans, coconut strips, sago, gulaman (agar), pinipig rice, boiled taro or soft yams in cubes, slices or portions of fruit preserves and other root crop …

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Japanese Takoyaki (Octopus Dumplings) Recipe

Takoyaki, also known as octopus balls, is a Japanese dish consisting of minced octopus meat (tako), tempura scraps (tenkasu), pickled ginger (benishoga), and green onion (negi) in a wheat flour-based batter. It is then cooked in a unique molded pan in the shape of balls. The cooked balls are then coated with takoyaki sauce and …

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Vietnamese Coconut Worms (Duong Dua): How they are Eaten

In Vietnamese cuisine, Coconut worm is a type of snout beetle at its larvae stage. Also known as Duong Dua in Vietnamese, a coconut worm is light yellow in colour, generally sweet in taste, and about 3-5 cm long in size. Usually eaten live, a single coconut worm is sold at around 25,000 Vietnamese dong …

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Japanese Okonomiyaki Sauce Recipe

Okonomiyaki sauce is the sauce used on Okonomiyaki, which are like Japanese pancakes or frittatas made from eggs, flour, cabbage, slices of pork belly and scallions. However, it’s the sauce that brings it all together, a condiment that is typically brought in a bottle and added to the pancakes to give it a sweet, tangy, …

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Filipino Chicken Pancit Recipe

Pancit is a popular noodle dish in Filipino cuisine that consists of stir-fried noodles with meat or seafood (such as shrimp, fish, squid, crab, oysters, clams, and fish balls) and vegetables (like carrots, green beans, cabbage, bell peppers, chayote, bottle gourd, patola, oyster mushrooms, and cauliflower, and many others). The noodles that are used most …

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Durian Fruit: The Stinky Fruit from Southeast Asia

A durian, also known as the “king of fruits”, is an edible fruit from many tree species that belong to the genus Durio. This seasonal tropical fruit belongs to Southeast Asia and is grown in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia. Notably, the durian fruit has a very pungent odor that can be somewhat off-putting …

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Cháo Quẩy Recipe

Cháo quẩy, also known as Youtiao, is a long golden-brown deep-fried stripes of dough much like a straight donut. The dish originally belongs to Chinese cuisine but is also consumed in other East and Southeast Asian cuisines. In Vietnamese cuisine, this dish is called “Cháo quẩy”. Generally consumed during breakfast time, cháo quẩy is slightly …

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Korean Soondae Blood Sausage Recipe

Soondae or Blood Sausage is a popular Korean dish prepared by steaming cow or pig intestines filled with various ingredients such as dangmyeon (glass noodles), vegetables, rice and the cow or pig’s blood. Blood Sausage is one of the most popular street foods in both South and North Korea. Despite a sausage filled with blood …

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Kazakhstan Food: 11 Must-Try Traditional Kazakh Dishes

Kazakhstan is a country in Central Asia which is known for being the largest landlocked country in the world. It shares its borders with Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan in the south, China in the east, Russia in the north and a shoreline on the Caspian sea.  The country was historically inhabited by the nomadic tribes of …

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South Korean Beondegi Recipe

Beondegi (pronounced “bondegui”) is a Korean delicacy consisting of cooked silkworm pupae (silkworms that are going through the maturity transition process). It is a very popular snack that is usually sold at street food stalls, and it has a very strong and characteristic taste and smell. It is also one of the most unusual foods …

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Japanese Poisonous Fugu Fish Recipe

Fugu is a puffer fish delicacy eaten in Japan which, if prepared incorrectly, can be deadly to eat. This is because there are toxic parts of the poison tetrodotoxin in the fish’s organs which neat to be prepared properly in order to prevent it from contaminating the meat. There are always those who cannot resist …

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