What is Pan-Asian Cuisine ?
Any cuisine from a culture originating
from the greater continent of Asia
including, but not limited to, Chinese,
Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, and
Asian cuisine divided
into 4 parts
West Asian Cuisine
Central Asian Cuisine
East Asian Cuisine
South Asian Cuisine
West Asian Cuisine (Middle East Cuisine)
They are divided into 2 groups: Gulf countries and AL-SHAM
countries according to the similarity of foods kinds.
In fact, All Arabic countries that are located in Asia share the
same types of foods
Appetizers and salads are served usually in all meals
Arabic unleavened bread is eaten with almost all meals.
Health Facts of Wheat Bread
Gulf countries people main dishes that are made by
(Arikah) and (marqoq) that are famous in KSA.
lunch time mainly rice with chicken or lamb.
Foods that are made mainly by Al-sham countries
(eg. kebab Halbi, shawarma, Vegetarian stuffed
Grape leaves and some sweets like Baqlawah)
Central Asian Cuisine
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan,
1ST people inhabit Central Asia is the Turks
Most Central Asian cuisine have similar cuisines
to each other as well as their neighbours, means
Western and Eastern Asia,
They have mainly rice variation with and lamb like
RICE + LAMB = PALOV
GRAIN + WHEAT OR BREAD + LAMB = KEBAB
Ancient and truly dish is - “SUMALAK”
Different dishes are pilov, shurpa, kuk-samsa,
Central Asia is also noted for being the birthplace of yogurt
East Asian Cuisine
East Asian cuisine
includes Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian,
and Taiwanese food.
This is the most populated region of the world, it has a lot of
regional cuisines (especially China). Examples of staple foods
include rice, noodles, mung beans, soy beans, seafood (Japan
has the highest per capita consumption of
seafood), mutton (Mongolia), bok choy (Chinese cabbage),
East Asian cuisine has evolved with a common usage of oils,
fats and sauces in the preparation of dishes .
3 main east Asian cuisine are
Traditional Chinesecuisines include Anhui, Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandon
g, Szechuan, and Zhejiang
Many Chinese traditional regional cuisines rely on basic methods of food
preservation such as drying, salting, pickling and fermentation
Onigiri – Has many fillings :
=> umeboshi,takana,shiokara,salt,yakiniku etc.
Sushi - Health Facts
2-Risk infection of parasites
So, it must be frozen at temperatures
below −20 °C not less than 24 hours
Types of sushi: nigiri,temaki,gunkan, norimaki,oshi,inari
-Consists of grilled marinated beef
-Cooks on its own juices (no fatty oils are used)
-also known as Neobiani (thinly spread meat)
-Korea's national dish
-Traditional fermented Korean dish
-Top five "World's Healthiest Foods
-Main ingredient for many Korean dishes
South Asian cuisine
South Asian cuisine, also known as Desi cuisine, includes
the cuisines from the Indian subcontinent. It has roots in
the Hindu beliefs, customs and practices practiced by the
large population found in the region
Foods in this area of the world are flavoured with various
types of chili, black pepper, cloves, and other strong herbs
and spices along with the flavoured butter ghee.
Ginger is an ingredient that can be used in both savoury
and sweet recipes in South Asian cuisine.
Chopped ginger is fried with meat and pickled
ginger is often an accompaniment to boiled rice.
Ginger juice and ginger boiled in syrup are used
to make desserts. Turmeric and cumin are often
used to make curries.
Common meats include lamb, goat, fish and
chicken. Beef is less common than
in Western cuisines
Pork is considered as a taboo (HARAM) food
item by all Muslims and is avoided by some
South Asia consists of 7 countries
Special snacks & drinks
India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives Island
Rasgulla : made up of cheese & dough that soaked into sugar syrup.
Lassi : a healthy drink from yogurt, milk, water and some spices
Mishti Doi : yogurt with charred sugar
Konda Kavum : traditional rice flour made up of rice flour, coconut and
Passion fruit juice : a remarkable drink in Sri Lanka as the country is one of
the biggest exporter of this fruit
Faluda : in English it is called as float and made up of fruit juice added with
jellies, cut fruits and also a scoop of ice cream on top of it.
Peshawari ice cream : Home made pistachio-flavored ice cream that is a must for the tourists to
- Sabz chai or green tea
- Kahwah is often served after every meals in some part of
- Kashmiri chai is a must in occasions and weddings
Ban’bukeylu Bon’dibaiy : a thick and delicious pudding made up of breadfruit, sugar, coconut
cream and coconut milk with grated coconut on top.
Momos : a type of dumpling, that is originally a traditional delicacy of Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal
but evolved and became a very famous snack among Bhutanese.
Suja : Butter tea, a tea added with some butter and salt.
Peda : made up of sugar and thickened milk added
with cardamom, pistachio and also saffron.
Tongba & Rakshi :
-Millet based alcoholic drinks
-With antiseptic qualities
-Tongba : favourite drink during winter season
-Rakshi : an important requirement during religious
rituals and social events