Asia is popular amongst travellers because it is cheap and there is an abundance of activities that can be enjoyed by anyone. Whether you are into history or architecture, music or art, there is a destination that is perfect. Love food? Keep on reading and we’ll recommend five of the best destinations that should be included in your bucket list.
When thinking of the best foodie destinations in Asia, you should consider a visit to South Korea. The country may be known around the world for their popular fried chicken, but beyond such, there are many other culinary treasures that are worth discovering. Kimchi, which is fermented vegetable, is one food you must sample during your vacation. If you love rice, you will enjoy bibimbap. This is basically a bowl of rice that is mixed with sautéed vegetables, mushrooms, chilli pepper paste, beef, soy sauce, and topped with egg. You should also try japchae or stir-fried noodles.
Perhaps the most touristy country in Asia, Thailand has a rich culinary heritage. Especially in Bangkok, street foods are popular. They are not only cheap, but they have distinct taste that is sure to tickle your taste buds. One dish that you should not miss is Tom Yum Goong or Spicy Shrimp Soup. While walking along the streets, make sure to grab Moo Ping, a traditional Thai barbecue wherein the pork is marinated in milk. Pad Thai or Thai-style fried noodles will also be worth trying.
This grandiose city is known for its skyscrapers, malls, theme parks, and anything that is lavish. Often overshadowed is Dubai’s culinary scene. Treat your taste buds to a variety of Middle Eastern dishes. If you are on a budget, the street foods are your best bet. From chicken shawarma to falafels, your stomach will surely be in for a treat. There is also a huge selection of high-end restaurants, including those that are Michelin-starred. There is so much to see and do that it may be a good idea to go on a Dubai tour so that you don’t miss anything.
This county is popular around the world because of their delicious cuisine. One of the staples in the Japanese food scene is ramen, which is a wheat noodle soup. Okonomiyaki is also a must-try, which looks like their version of pizza, except that it is stuffed with veggies. Sushi and sashimi are also popular all over Japan, including high-end restaurants that use nothing but the freshest and premium ingredients. Tempura, vegetables or shrimp in light batter, is also sure to make you drool.
When you think about eating out in Asia, India is sure to be mentioned. The country is known for their spices, which add sharp flavour to their dishes. Among others, one that you should try is Vada Pav. It is made from mashed potato and onion, which is then deep-fried in chickpea flour. Gulab Jamun, a popular dessert, is a must-try for people with a sweet tooth. Biryani, their aromatic rice, is also a must-try. Of course, your visit will not be complete without trying chicken curry, which can have varying taste depending on the region where you are. If you are interested in visiting this incredible country, get in touch with Greaves Tours for help with planning your trip.