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7 Oriental Dishes You Need To Try Before You Die

Foods from the oriental countries are no less than heavenly. Each style makes a promise of offering the best tasting dishes that you can imagine. Presently, the oriental dishes are a craze and most of the people are finding bliss in getting emerged in these unique foods. Also, the rise of restaurants ensured easy accessibility. However, will the chef in you really be satisfied if you have to visit the restaurants every time you want to get an oriental taste?

That is why we bring you seven such heavenly items that will satisfy both the chef and foodie in you. Ready to explore?

7 Oriental Dishes You Need To Try Before You Die

7 Oriental Dishes You Need To Try Before You Die

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1. Sushi, Japan

Oriental Dishes You Need To Try

Things you need

  • Bamboo Mat
  • Sushi rice
  • Sushi vinegar  
  • Nori sheets
  • Tuna fish cut into thin strips
  • Spicy mayo sauce
  • Cucumber
  • Sesame seeds
  • Pickled ginger
  • Soy sauce
  • Sugar
  • Salt

How to prepare

  • Boil sushi vinegar. Also, mix salt and sugar
  • Wash the rice and soak overnight
  • Cook rice by mixing the vinegar
  • Mix tuna with mayo
  • Spread the rice on nori sheet and then put layer of tuna
  • Then put a layer of cucumber
  • Roll the sheet and cut into small pieces
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds
  • Serve with soy sauce and pickled ginger.

2. Laksa, Malaysia

Oriental Dishes You Need To Try

Things you need

  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 4 cloves
  • 7 dried Arbol chiles
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 500 grams chicken thighs
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • Chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon shrimp paste
  • Coconut milk
  • 2 steamed lemongrass stalks
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Rinsed 300 grams wide rice noodles
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 170 grams mung bean sprouts,
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
  • Chili paste

How to prepare

  • Grind peppercorns, coriander, turmeric, fennel, cumin, chilies, and cloves together
  • Mash the inner layer of the lemon grass
  • Add chicken, grinded paste, and shrimp paste in medium heat. Do not forget to stir continuously
  • After 2 minutes, add broth, salt, coconut milk, and sugar
  • Then add lemongrass and cinnamon. Cover and boil it for about 20 minutes
  • Separately boil the bean sprouts
  • Add noodles with the sprouts and cook until firm
  • Put the noodles in the separate bowls
  • Remove cinnamon and lemongrass from the previous mixture
  • Put it in the separate bowls.

3. Dim Sum, Taiwan

Oriental Dishes You Need To Try

Things you need

For Dough

  • 3⁄4cup hot water
  • 250 grams cups flour
  • Salt

For the filling

  • 250g ground chicken
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 drops sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped spring onions
  • 1 chopped onion
  • Salt
  • Pepper

For the coriander salsa

  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 chopped red chili pepper
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Salt
  • 4 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2  tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

How to prepare

  • With hot water make stiff dough and keep aside for an hour
  • Sautee ground chicken, oyster sauce, spring onions, onion, sesame oil in the oil
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper

Coriander Salsa making

  • Then boil and peel the tomatoes for making coriander salsa
  • Mix red chili, coriander leaves, garlic and cumin powder
  • Then add salt and lemon juice

Assembling the dim sum

  • Divide the dough and roll into thin circles
  • Place the filling of chicken right at the center
  • Then use your hands to shape the dim sum
  • Steam for 15 minutes
  • Serve with coriander paste.

4. Satay, Indonesia

Oriental Dishes You Need To Try

Things you need

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk      
  • 1 clove garlic, minced      
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder      
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt      
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar      
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce      
  • 3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 1 cup coconut milk      
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper       
  • 10 (6 inch) wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes      
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar      
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter      
  • 2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice      
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock      
  • Salt

How to prepare

  • Stir coconut milk, curry powder, brown sugar, garlic, pepper, and salt until the sugar gets completely dissolved
  • Marinate the chicken with the mixture and leave for 2 hours
  • Simmer coconut milk, peanut butter, chicken stock, curry powder, and brown sugar at medium heat for 5 minutes
  • Remove the thick mixture, then sprinkle soy sauce and lemon juice for taste
  • Grill the marinated chicken for 5 minutes on each side
  • Now, serve with the thick mixture.

5. Red Bean Soup, Korea

Oriental Dishes You Need To Try

Things you need

  • 1 cup dried azuki beans
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 cups rice flour
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Water

How to prepare

  • Boil the beans till they are soft
  • Mash them properly
  • Make rice cake balls with the flour
  • Put the beans inside the rice cake balls and boil
  • Boil water with some mashed beans, sugar, and salt
  • Put the balls inside
  • Serve hot and enjoy.

6. Green Tea Ice Cream, Japan

Oriental Dishes You Need To Try

Things you need

  • 240ml heavy cold cream
  • 80g sweetened condensed milk
  • 12g teaspoons green tea powder

How to prepare

  • Mix green tea powder in hot water
  • Set aside for cooling
  • Whip heavy cream still its stiff
  • Mix green tea with condensed milk
  • Add heavy cream the mixture
  • Mix everything by folding the layers
  • Transfer to a container
  • Freeze for more than 6 hours.

7. Osmanthus Cake, China

Oriental Dishes You Need To Try

Things you need

  • 90g of Rock Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Sweet Osmanthus
  • 300ml of Water
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 Teaspoon of Gelatin

How to prepare

  • Boil the rock sugar in water until completely melted
  • Put the Osmanthus and stir properly
  • Add gelatin and keep stirring
  • Let everything gets dissolved completely
  • Transfer to cookie mould
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours till the jelly is set.

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