Favorite Asian Dishes
- JungMann Apr 24, 2013 08:15 PM
I'm looking for your favorite 3 dishes for each of these cuisines:
Anything in those cuisines you wouldn't want to eat? Anything deserve special mention? The question goes out to non-natives mainly, but I'd be interested to see how these lists compares with native or Asian-Am responders.
Don't eat much Thai or Filipino.....
any kind of homemade clear soup
steamed or pan fried whole fish with ginger and scallion
roast suckling pig
Cantonese steamed rock cod with ginger and green onions
Stir fried scallops
Thai- Prik King (red curry with green beans and protein)
Chinese-won ton soup
Filipino- don't know the name but a noodle dish with cellophane noodles and ground pork, I believe.
Just 3 each? :-)
Gua Tiew (dry or wet, the best version of which I had on Kho Phi Phi)
pretty much any Sichuan dish (hot pot, mapo tofu, dry-fried green beans, chicken with hot peppers, etc. etc... the list is truly endless)
Cantonese roast pork
I've only had lumpias which I loved. Not familiar with any other dishes....
Hi JungMann -
For Thai, we love the curries, but I don't cook them much as my kids can't take the heat my husband & I love... My kids do love the sates though, and the Thai marinated steak. I also love pad Thai and green papaya salad.
Chinese, well, I grew up on NY Chinese American, and it is very hard to find out here in LA. I love the char Sui ribs, moo shu, Peking duck, egg rolls, lo mein and fried rice.
Filipino, I have not had much Filipino, but I go to a Filipino market sometimes to pick up fresh fish & veggies. The things I am familiar with are the fried stuff like lumpia. I would love to try some lechon. But I do make pork adobo, which we really like and I got the recipe from a Filipina FB friend.
As far as what I won't eat, I won't eat most of the super obscure regional Chinese that is prevalent in one area of my city; there are just too many things in it that would squeem me out.
And there is no way, even on a drunken dare, would I eat Balut. That shit is scary.....
PS - miss your drool-inducing posts on the WFD thread.... Hope all is well with you!
Chinese is a pretty wide field....
OK, for Chinese, I like Ma Pa Tofu, Char Siu Bao, dry-braised beans. I don't like gall bladder as an ingredient in tripe soup, which IMHO ruins an otherwise good dish.
Thai: Tom Yum, Duck Noodle Soup, Panang Curry
Filipino: not familiar enough with it. The half-grown duck eggs I don't think I'd like to try. Anecdote: I do nature programs for San Francisco primary school kids. Recently, I had a group of 4th grade boys; we came upon a pair of ducks, and one of them remarked that his grandparents ate balut, which of course led to a discussion of the grossest things people eat. I offered up milk, because, well, think about it....
- Pickled daikon
- Egg tarts
- Nam tok moo
- Khanom bua loi
- Som tam
- Halo halo
I love red curry chicken and any Thai soup.
I like so many Chinese dishes, both authentic and Americanized...but my favorite is spicy green beans, cooked they so they are wrinkled and dry looking.
The only Filipino food I have had is adobo, so chicken adobo it is!