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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!

South Korean Bungeoppang Recipe

Bungeoppang is a fish-shaped bread, popular in South Korea, traditionally filled with a sweetened red bean paste.  Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, bungeoppang may also be filled with cream, chocolate or cheese. The name ‘bungeoppang’ translates to carp bread due to the snack’s shape, but it does not actually contain any …

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Bhutanese Food: 7 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Bhutan

Bhutan is a landlocked country situated in South Asia, in the Eastern Himalayas between China and India. The country is also known as “Druk Yul” or “Land of the Thunder Dragon.” Bhutan is famous for its amazing textiles and for its cane and bamboo plantations. The population of Bhutan is primarily composed of two different …

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Armenian Food: 9 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Armenia

Armenia is a landlocked country located in Western Asia in a part of the Caucasus area, and is surrounded by the countries including, Turkey, Georgia, the Lachin corridor, Azerbaijan, Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan. Armenia is known for its amazing landscapes, cuisine, culture and history. Armenia is also known to be the first …

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Azerbaijani Food: 10 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is a country situated at the boundary of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. The Caspian Sea, Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, and Iran border the country, which is part of the South Caucasus region. The country is known for its incredible mountain ranges and the mulberry groves and vineyards that continue to enhance the beauty …

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Puchero Recipe

Puchero is a kind of Spanish-originating stew consisting of a wide range of vegetables, the exact ingredients of which vary by region. The dish is also very popular in Yucatán, Mexico, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, the Philippines, and the independent communities of Andalusia and the Canary Islands. Puchero is basically similar to the Spanish cocido but …

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Georgian Imeruli Khachapuri (Cheese Bread) Recipe

Imeruli Khachapuri is a traditional Georgian cheese-filled bread. The dough is generally prepared using flour, water, milk, salt and a leavening agent (either yeast or baking soda). Ingredients like eggs, yogurt, buttermilk and vinegar are often added too. Khachapuri simply means cheese bread and, along with the traditional Khachapuri recipe, there are many different variations. …

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Vietnamese Pandan Waffles Recipe

Pandan waffles, also called Banh Kep La Dua, is a Vietnamese snack prepared using coconut milk instead of normal milk and flavored with pandan leaves, which gives them a green color and strong, sweet aroma. Pandan leaves are also commonly known as the “Vanilla of the East”. The pandan flavouring provides the batter with a …

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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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