A heaving pot of cultures and tradition, the myriad offerings of Asian cuisine have for years delighted people all over the world. Today, their distinct and complex flavours feature prominently across chic restaurant menus and their once foreign-sounding names are now on the tip of every well-travelled diner’s tongue. But most are oblivious to how, why, or even where these delicious dishes originated. Discover what makes Asian cuisine such a huge favourite the world over, and what it means to people in the region on CULINARY ASIA.
Step into Thailand and discover the importance of achieving a balance between the five fundamental flavours in each dish. Revel in haute cuisine from the royal kitchens of the Mughals in India and learn about the influence of religion and the British rule. In Japan, witness how the Japanese define their contemporary cuisine through ingenious recreations and reinventions, led by the principle of “Kodawari”. Feel the soul of high-tech haven Korea through a fiery and sassy gastronomic trip. Follow the transformation of Taiwan’s cuisine as we embark on a journey to trace the footprints of change. Savour the fusion of flavours that is Malaysia, an exotic hodge-podge of different races and cultures, influenced by migrants and colonial rule.
With its treasure trove of culture and tradition, Asia’s cuisine has much to offer. CULINARY ASIA reveals the innovations and inventions that Asian cities have adopted to bring its cuisine to greater heights.