Favorite Asian Dishes
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.
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....
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!
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....