Favorite Asian Foods

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    Oct 06, 2013 10:45 PM GMT
    I propose we share our favorite Asian dishes here! Queens has some amazing Korean restaurants and NYC has some amazing Thai restaurants -- as a side note, NY in general has some great Italian restaurants too!

    The only thing I ask is can you PLEASE tell us if your favorite dish is:

    Real Asian Food
    OR
    Americanized Asian Food

    PLUS

    Where you think it comes from/origin?

    I love generals tso's chicken and general tso's tofu, and they deserve to be on the thread if you enjoy it. I think it would help myself and others to distinguish and learn more about Asian food.

    Example of a helpful RJ post (no need for a picture):

    Spicy kimchi that isn't fresh
    -Real Asian food
    -Korea


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    Oct 06, 2013 11:15 PM GMT
    ^^^^^^
    I love dumplings. When I allow myself to have them, I get the fried ones.

    Scallion Pancakes with soy sauce in the little plastic tub -- not the packets.

    -Americanized
    -Chinese
  • KepaArg

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    Oct 07, 2013 12:00 AM GMT
    Any Japanese food - sushi, sukiyaki, shabu shabu, korreke, musubi, tsukune, mochi, natto, dons (rice bowl with various toppings), tonkatsu, curry, tororo, somen, udon, ramen, yakisoba, okonomiyaki, goma-ae, oden, yakiniku, gyoza, etc. I can't think of anything I dislike from Japan except for whale.

    I like Thai food a lot and pretty much have enjoyed everything with green and yellow curry and pad kee mao amongst my favorites.

    Chinese isn't my favorite but like dim sum and green onion pancakes,

    Not a huge Korean food fan but occasionally enjoy Kalibi soup.

    Indian I like butter chicken, samosa

    And since isreal and turkey are located in Asia I love things like latkes, doner kebabs, tabuli, couscous, pita, hummus,

    Edit: totally forgot about pho, spring and summer rolls
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    Oct 07, 2013 12:14 AM GMT
    ^^^^^^
    Is green curry authentic Thai food? I love green curry!
  • zenny

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    Oct 07, 2013 12:51 AM GMT
    Stahhhp! I'm getting hungry.

    Pho, bun bo hue, Dim sum, sushi, udon. icon_razz.gif
  • deep388

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    Oct 07, 2013 1:30 AM GMT
    I love Vietnamese food!!

    My favourite (as a avegetarian being): Bun Chay

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    Oct 07, 2013 5:20 AM GMT
    fried panda bear testicles

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    Oct 07, 2013 6:15 AM GMT
    One of my favourite Asian dishes is pad thai from Thai cuisine. It is impossible to find a restaurant here in Canada that makes an authentic one though. Most of the Thai restaurants I've been to here add ketchup to their Pad Thai to make it sweeter *shudders*

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    Oct 07, 2013 6:20 AM GMT
    Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese.

    * Sushi, Tempura
    * Pho, Bun bo Hue, Spring Rolls
    * Peking duck, Dim Sum, Chinese delicacies
  • johndubuque

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    Oct 07, 2013 6:39 AM GMT
    Around ten years ago I had a Vietnamese boyfriend who made a delicious dish of bitter melon stuffed with ground pork.
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    Oct 07, 2013 6:47 AM GMT
    NOODLES!

    Real Japanese ramen..

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    Korean nengmyun..

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    Korean jajangmyun..

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    Oct 07, 2013 7:30 AM GMT
    Thai food is the best!
    Tomyam! Picture from a blog, this Tomyam is the best in town!
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    Oct 07, 2013 7:39 AM GMT
    jap - sushi, sashimi, bento, almost everything
    korean - bulgogi, k-bbq, bibimbap
    filipino - pancit, bulalo, sinigang, adobo
    chinese - beef broccoli, fried noddles with sauce
    thai - thai fried rice
  • Manarii2281

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    Oct 07, 2013 10:21 AM GMT
    Living in Honolulu, we are fortunate to get some really good Asian food, which is authentic and many times inexpensive.

    I particulary love asian stews and soups

    For Japanese, I love the many Udon, Ramen and Saimin houses (well Saimin is a Hawaii creation) that we have all over. Of particular note is the Tan Tan Ramen, which is a spicy sesame based broth with Ramen noodles and choices of meat.

    This is pretty much it. Just look at those big fat tender pieces of Char Siu floating on top!!

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    Korean must be my fave. I love a good SoonDooBoo (or Soodubu) it seems to be spelled a variety of ways. A veryy spicy concoction of Tofu in a stone pot and delivered bubbling to your table. Just love this stew, and the little banchan that accompanies it. It's always a treat to go to different restaurants and see what is served with it:

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    Vietnamese is a second fave. Absolutely love the variety of dishes found at good Vietnamese restaurants. I like Pho, but I've moved on from that years ago, and only get it when the mood strikes me, but I love ordering the Bun Rieu, which is a spicy crab soup (I always have to order no pig feet and no blood please!!).
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    and my all time fave is a noodle dish called Hu Tieu Nam Vang, Many vietnames restaurants don't serve it. If you find it, get the Soup on the side, so the dish comes to you dry, with the clear glass noodles and the pork, shrimp, vegetables, chilies etc all in the dish, and they serve it with the most delectable soy sauce/oyster sauce/vinaigrette/sauce. This pic shows the soup on the side with that sauce to pour over, oh and don't forget the little shrimp cracker on top! Heaven. I tell you.

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    Okay, what am I having for lunch tomorrow??
  • Manarii2281

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    Oct 07, 2013 10:24 AM GMT
    ok asdfghjklzxcv..., why not tell us what we are looking at? Could be helpful.
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    Oct 07, 2013 11:47 AM GMT
    Thai:
    Weeping tiger
    Tom Yum Gai

    Japanese:
    Tonkatsu
    Any bento box
    Gyoza
    Yakitori
    Teriyaki

    Korean:
    Kimchee

    Sorry no pics I am on the iPad right now...
  • Karl

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    Oct 07, 2013 12:46 PM GMT
    I'm Vietnamese and I love my own food icon_biggrin.gif
    I love Thai cuisine too.

    Most of my foreign friends love this :
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    Oct 07, 2013 12:50 PM GMT
    Way too many to list. Asian cuisine is my favorite and I can't narrow it down to just one dish.
  • LJay

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    Oct 07, 2013 1:58 PM GMT
    Vietnamese Yellow Pancake!
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    Oct 07, 2013 2:12 PM GMT
    Photos of my first Korean meal:

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    It was sooooo good. I loved wrapping the meat in lettuce and eating it with a clove of garlic. I already wrap my burgers in lettuce, instead of buns sometimes.
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    Oct 07, 2013 2:16 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidPork buns:

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    I'm sure pork buns are Americanized, but my Chinese place looks nothing like yours -- if that's what they look like. All they have is something that resembles a hamburger roll with pork inside.
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    Oct 07, 2013 6:39 PM GMT
    the kind with soft skin and tight little ass
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    Oct 07, 2013 6:53 PM GMT
    I absolutely love the spicy noodles I get from a Thai restaurant in San Diego.
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    Oct 07, 2013 7:21 PM GMT
    I love Vietnamese Vermicelli and I also love Vietnamese Pho. Now I'm craving both.
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    Oct 08, 2013 2:31 AM GMT
    woodsmen said"I'm sure pork buns are Americanized"

    It is not. I grew up eating them for breakfast.


    That's awesome. Are they something they'd buy or make like "oatmeal" for breakfast (maybe you'd make it the night before)?