List of Asian cuisines

See also: Asian cuisine
Location of Asia.

This is a list of Asian cuisines, by region. A cuisine is a characteristic style of cooking practices and traditions,[1] usually associated with a specific culture or region. Asia, being the largest and most populous continent, has many great cuisines.

Central Asian cuisine

Location of Central Asia. In some definitions, it also includes Afghanistan (south of area shown).

East Asian cuisine

Location of East Asia.
Due to Guangdong's location on the southern coast of China, fresh live seafood is a specialty in Cantonese cuisine.
Szechuan cuisine – A Chengdu-style, hot-pot stew

East Asian cuisine has evolved with a common usage of oils, fats and sauces in the preparation of dishes (with the notable exception of Japanese cuisine).

Different types of nigiri-sushi
Kaiseki is a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. The term also refers to the collection of skills and techniques used in the preparation of such meals, and are analogous to Western haute cuisine.[13]
Hanjeongsik, a full-course Korean meal with an array of banchan (side dishes)[19]

Southeast Asian cuisine

Location of Southeast Asia.
Personal serving of Nasi Bali, in Indonesia, rice surrounded by numbers of side dishes including sate lilit.
Thai Kaeng phet pet yang: roast duck in red curry.

Southeast Asian cuisine includes a strong emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with a strong aromatic component that features such flavors as citrus and herbs such as mint, cilantro (coriander) and basil. Ingredients in the region contrast with the ones in the Eastern Asian cuisines, substituting fish sauces for soy sauce and the inclusion of ingredients such as galangal, tamarind and lemon grass. Cooking methods include a balance of stir-frying, boiling and steaming.[22]

South Asian cuisine

Location of South Asia.
An assortment of spices and herbs. Spices are an indispensable food ingredient in much of India.
A typical serving of a plate of momo with sesame yellow and red garlic chilli sauce in Nepal
Dhindo Thali in a Thakali Restaurant of Nepal

West Asian cuisine

Location of Western Asia.

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