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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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Korean Mandu Recipe

Mandu are Korean dumplings, which are thin wrappers stuffed with a savory filling. They are usually filled with various vegetables, meat and/or fish, and can be cooked by boiling, steaming or frying.  Traditionally mandu wrappers were made from scratch, but today pre-made wrappers are easily available in local stores. They are usually served with a …

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Korean Dolsot Bibimbap Recipe

Dolsot Bibimbap is dish consisting of steamed rice and sides served in a hot stone bowl, popular in both North and South Korea. The sides are typically a variety of vegetables for example, carrots, mushrooms and spinach, meats, eggs and sauce. The difference between regular Bibimbap and Dolsot Bibimbap is the manner in which they …

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Maldivian Food: 11 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of The Maldives

The Republic of Maldives is a chain of over one thousand tiny islands located in the Indian Ocean. Less than half of those islands are inhabited or used for tourism. Nearby is the Island of Sri Lanka and mainland India. With a population of just over 550,000 people, the country’s landscape is mostly flat, with …

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Lao Khao Poon Traditional Recipe

Khao Poon is a traditional Laotian coconut curry soup with vermicelli noodles. The soup consists of chicken and chicken broth, vermicelli rice noodles, coconut milk and red curry paste which gives the soup a bright reddish orange color. It also contains several aromatic herbs including lemongrass, lime leaves and galanga. Once cooked, the soup is …

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South Korean Jjapaguri Recipe

Jjapaguri is a South Korean noodle dish made by combining two different types of instant noodles. The two noodles used are Chapagetti and the other is Neoguri. Chapagetti is a wheat noodle which is accompanied by black bean sauce. Neoguri is an udon noodle with a slightly spicy seafood flavor. To make Jjapaguri, the two …

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Japanese Dorayaki Recipe

Dorayaki is a Japanese dessert comprising of two small pancake-like patties that are prepared by first making a castella cake. The castella cake is made into patty shapes which are then stuffed with sweet azuki bean paste. Many variations also use custard cream, chestnuts, and cream (matcha cream, cream with fruits, etc.) as the filling. …

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Laotian Food: 13 Must Try Traditional Dishes of Laos

Laos is a country in Southeast Asia, bordered by China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Famous for its beautiful scenery, rich history and impressive temples, Laos is becoming a popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia. Most Popular Laotian Dishes Laotian cuisine takes inspiration from Indian and Thai food, often with strong flavors and combining sweet, salty, …

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Japanese Takuan Recipe (Pickled Yellow Radish)

Takuan, also known as takuan-zuke, is a pickled Japanese daikon radish. The pickle is yellow in colour, comes in thick strips and is frequently served along with other kinds of tsukemono (Japanese-style pickles) in typical Japanese cuisine. Japanese daikon radish is generally sweet and mild in taste and has a good crunch to it. Hence, …

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Lap Cheong (Chinese Sausage) Recipe

Lap Cheong is a Cantonese pork sausage with a savory, sweet and smoky flavor. Often eaten during the Chinese New Year, Lap Cheong can be eaten hot or cold by itself, or incorporated into rice or noodle dishes. The addition of MSG and Baijiu give Lap Cheong its distinctive taste.  Origin & Cultural Significance Lap …

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