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FAVORITE ASIAN CUISINES
(Updated Tuesday, Apr 1, 2008, 04:20:09 PM to reflect the 100 most recent valid responses.)

Which type of Asian cuisine do you most frequently enjoy?
Japanese | 12%
Cantonese | 18%
Szechuan | 9%
Other Chinese | 9%
Thai | 9%
Corean | 14%
Vietnamese | 7%
Filipino | 3%
Other | 19%

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mongolian food is heavy on meat and when done correctly is the best. where are the mongolians in this website?
rathbone rathbone@email.com    Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 22:43:49 (PST)    [64.12.96.14]
During this time of year, I can't really enjoy eating without some Chinese "foh-woh", or what the Japanese say: "shabu-shabu" and what Americans term: "Mongolian hot pot." I know Koreans, Vietnamese and many other Asians eat this winter hearty meal too.

I don't know how Mongolian it is but I know that the way the Chinese make it is so hella hot and delicious. It is not fat at all. Only boiling hot water to dip your uncooked food into.

I might have it for Christmas tomorrow.
Sacha soup base    Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 22:15:51 (PST)    [64.130.235.33]
Pho dai is the best!
ew    Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 23:50:17 (PST)    [12.220.245.140]
An,

I like Vietnamese beef dishes. It is so much like the Mexican carne asada.
Bob    Sunday, December 08, 2002 at 17:04:32 (PST)    [64.130.235.33]
Hey,

Viet guy in Houston,

It all depends on the type of Vietnamese food you eat. My family is big on the noodle and bread dishes, which are more prevalent in Vietnamese than in Southern Chinese cuisine. Of my 8 uncles here, 4 of them are about 6 feet tall, so was my grandfather--they were born in Vietnam. My cousin who's 15 is already 6'1. Typically, my experience has been that Viets born in the US are pretty tall.

The reason native-born Viets are short isn't so much because of what kinds of food, it's mainly because in Vietnam they don't even have ENOUGH food. On top of that, it's not common to drink milk. Milk gives you a huge advantage because it covers most of your bases if the food you're eating is insufficient.
An    Sunday, December 01, 2002 at 13:26:36 (PST)    [68.5.212.12]
To Damon,

"I'm actually on this site looking for the word for the Korean raw fish dishes, which are closer to sushi than kimbap. No luck yet tho - can anyone else help?"

It's called hweh. Raw fish mixed with rice is hweh dup bap.
js    Friday, November 29, 2002 at 11:12:09 (PST)    [63.199.242.80]
The best marinade for beef? IMO it has to be the Bol Gul Gee, the Korean BBQ marianade sauce. I appologize for offending any Koreans out there for my spelling. If it's one thing that the Koreans know how to do, it's BBQ'ing! Man, that stuff is sooo good!!

Vietnamese is one of the healthiest but not heartiest. That's why I see alot but not all of native born Viets that are short/small in stature(borderline midget!). It's because of all the soups, vegetables, and fish we eat as a whole. They lack alot of complete proteins, Iron, and Calcium rich foods. I think the most heartiest diets come from Korea, Northern China, Somoa, and Hawaii. Just look at those people on average, they're big!!!

I got a question for native born Viets. Is it true that the restuarants in Vietnam use Formaldehyde as a preservative in their foods?

As for deer meat, I would have to agree with "Counter Puncher" in that it's quite gamey. It's more gamey than bison meat. I've had both b/c they serve bison hot dogs on campus.
Viet guy in Houston    Friday, November 29, 2002 at 10:02:39 (PST)    [66.25.51.190]
char siu sauce aka BBQ sauce is actually a by product of marinating pork meat preferably pork fillets as its nice and tender:
ingredients:
Hoi sin bbq sauce
salt+msg+sugar
aniseeds
cinnamon sticks
water
dash of vegetable oil
red colouring powder
garlic crushed
massage in all ingredients using hand on the pork, leave overnight (preferably but could be shorter)
then put in oven for 2_3 hrs turning frequently, the sauce left over is sieved and cornflour added to thicken it.
cantcookwontcook    Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 20:10:49 (PST)    [217.34.82.238]
I've tried horse meat in Italy. It's a delicacy in Northern Italy. It came with penne (type of pasta shape) in a spicy horse meat sauce.
Not bad....    Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 04:43:43 (PST)    [128.253.186.46]
Is "cha-shiu" sauce good for marinating beef to be grilled? I am thinking of trying it with honey and pineapple on my steak to be grilled this Thanksgiving. I wonder how it would taste?
no more turkeys for me    Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 19:39:50 (PST)    [64.130.235.33]
Any Asian-style recipes for turkey over the holidays?

I do like the way Chinese marinate with soy sauce and stuff it with glutinous rice.

I might try grilling and barbecue turkey this year.
the big bird    Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 21:18:52 (PST)    [64.130.235.33]
I grew up around Chinese food all my life.

I have tried other cultures' foods.

But, I always must come back to my own Chinese. You know what is the best by being able to try all of them.

I cannot imagine having a true banquet dinner without delicious and exquisite Chinese dishes served.
culinary taste    Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 22:26:53 (PST)    [64.130.235.33]
I just went to a Cantonese restaurant today that served deer meat on its menu. I dared not try it. But, I am still curious. How does it taste like? It is my first time knowing that Chinese people eat such an animal. I have only heard they ate it a lot during the Han Dynasty.
asian grill

What's the big deal about deer meat?
You never heard of venison? It's bit gamey but its good. I prefer bison meat myself, its yummy. But I don't like duck.
Counter Puncher    Tuesday, November 05, 2002 at 20:19:28 (PST)    [205.188.208.140]
k.le

hmmm i dont know about your statement ."vietnamese food is the healthiest" hmmm i dont know any good vietnamese restaurants... this place has a huge vietnamese populations #3 in the nations but all they ever serve are pho and deep fried spring rolls... hmmmm and trust me ... these two are not healthy one bit.... "MSG"
hokies#1    Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 16:29:36 (PST)    [128.173.43.252]
I just went to a Cantonese restaurant today that served deer meat on its menu. I dared not try it. But, I am still curious. How does it taste like? It is my first time knowing that Chinese people eat such an animal. I have only heard they ate it a lot during the Han Dynasty.
asian grill    Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 22:04:24 (PST)    [64.130.235.33]
Vietnamese food is the healthiest,
K. Le    Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 01:36:03 (PDT)    [64.156.157.250]
I think the hardest thing to get right is the sauces and the marinades. Especially the Asian sauces. One little gram or speck of spice off and the whole sauce tastes different. I think it is even more precise than those European or American sauces.

Does anyone know any good books or websites that explain how to make Resturant style sauces?

I don't mean those American Cookbooks where the white person tries to emulate Asian Spice but true Asian cooking.
Fact    Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 10:05:57 (PDT)    [199.174.226.140]
asian grill:
"Is Satay an Indonesian or Thai dish?"

Satay is a Malay dish. It is popular in Malaysia.
T'K Chang t_k_chang@znet.com    Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 08:49:03 (PDT)    [207.167.96.23]
Is Satay an Indonesian or Thai dish? It is so good.

But in Thailand they also skewer rat kabob for satay. So be careful.
asian grill    Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 17:52:45 (PDT)    [64.130.235.33]
I never had a thing for sushi or Japanese food. It was just too different from Chinese food. But, when I tried the salmon sashimi, it changed my thoughts.

Raw and smoked salmon is the bomb!!!

I bought the packaged raw salmon at the Asian markets, but it does not taste the same as the salmon sashimi and sushi I get at the restaurants???

Do you have to marinate it before eating?
any ingredients?    Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 01:13:59 (PDT)    [64.130.235.33]
Damon
I'm a "veggy" myself, and i was wondering what kind of things do u eat? I find it not as easy to find food in places like fast food or other restaurants without the meat. Also what race are you, just curious on that one, thanks!
NdNgirl    Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 16:06:38 (PDT)    [66.229.24.67]
Asian Taste
Kimbap is a roll of rice wrapped in a layer of seaweed. In the centre of the roll there can be a variety of things, sliced thin and long. Sausage is one option. I'm a veggy so I generally have cucumber, carrot, radish and so on.

Once the long roll is complete, it's sliced for consumption.

I'm actually on this site looking for the word for the Korean raw fish dishes, which are closer to sushi than kimbap. No luck yet tho - can anyone else help?
Damon    Monday, September 16, 2002 at 07:10:03 (PDT)    [213.78.158.158]
five spice? it is a common spice mix found in many asian grocers/supermarkets.

the ingredients are ginger, cinnamon, allspice, anise, and cloves

another recipe might substitue the ginger and allspice with fennel and szechwan pepper

you are better off checking out the chinesefood.about.com forum for a recipe for the vietnamese dish
lucky_dog    Monday, September 09, 2002 at 04:11:10 (PDT)    [216.194.7.214]
Yummy, Iron Chef Filipino,

Yes, Chinese people eat such delicacies.

It is not very healthy and can be quite carcinogenous due to extremely high sodium levels.

Don't buy the ones from China as I hear they also contain lead.

Chinese people, like to preserve their food (sausages, ducks, pork, fish) in salt as there weren't any refrigeration methods back then.

The Mongols also eat their foods in similar fashion and the Chinese may have picked up the method or vice versa.
not too much salt please    Sunday, September 08, 2002 at 19:25:56 (PDT)    [64.130.235.33]
Yummy

I think you are talking about a food called Balot. Yeah there's some people who eat things like that out there. BUT I'M NOT ONE OF THEM....HAHAHA!!! And I don't think I would recommend it to others. Trust me, I'm an Iron Chef!!! I think Vietnamese and Chinese people also eat the same thing. So I guess its more common with Asains than most people think
Iron Chef Filipino    Wednesday, September 04, 2002 at 23:35:10 (PDT)    [198.81.26.107]
Iron Chef filipino
Is "half incubated ducks egg" widely consumed in the Philippines? Forgot what it's called. You guys eat it right out of the egg right?
Yummy    Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 15:50:37 (PDT)
Speaking of BBQ, try filipino style BBQ. Its great!! Believe me. If you want to try another Filipino cuisine you could always try adobo (chicken or beef), beefstick tagalog, or pancit. But then again everyone always ends up eating lumpia.
Iron Chef Filipino    Monday, September 02, 2002 at 23:45:02 (PDT)
Does anyone know what goes into the Viet dish of Five Spice Beef or Lamb?

I got lemongrass, soysauce and that's it.

Does anyone know how it is marinated and how is it cooked?

I know you can put the sauce on any meat and then grill it and it becomes the best tasting BBQ out there, definatly better than the American style of cooking bland dry meat and then plop it down with tasteless sauce.
Grill Sauce    Monday, September 02, 2002 at 02:07:59 (PDT)
For those of you who live in L.A. and is familiar, Where can I get the most authentic Vietnamese food?

In Westminster or the Chinese populated areas (ie. San Gabriel Valley)?

I like Vietnamese char-broiled beef too, but they kinda charge a little too much for so few...
pho lover    Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 17:40:12 (PDT)
la k dude,

Thanks. I have not been to K-town that much. But, the last bulgogi/galbi place I went to was a buffet type restaurant (I forgot the name) between Western and Fountain (near the Taco Bell). It was pretty good. $11 per person.

I have also heard of "kimbap." How does that differ from the Japanese sushi? Some Coreans told me that they also put some type of sausage in it?
Asian taste    Monday, August 26, 2002 at 18:36:26 (PDT)

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