Asia is the hometown of rice, so there are many delicious dishes made from rice in this continent. Vietnam broken rice, Thailand mixed rice, India chicken rice…are the famous and delicious rice dishes in Asia that tourists cannot miss.
Com Tam – Broken rice of Vietnam
Broken rice is a simple dish made from broken grains of rice. The broken rice dish must be dry; when it gets ripen, the grains must not stick together. The thing that makes this dish so special and delicious is the sauce with the sour and sweet taste. With only 18 thousand VND, visitors can enjoy a broken rice dish.
Biryani – Chicken rice of India
This food is also called Biryani or the fried rice. Beside Basmati rice, this dish also combines with onion, dill, cinnamon, peas, cashew, ginger… This is the healthy food for people who want to lose weight because of its low calorie content.
Hainan chicken rice – Chicken rice of Singapore
This food comes from the people from Hainan island of China, so it is also called Hainan chicken rice. A dish of chicken rice includes soft rice cooked from chicken broth, sliced chicken, a bowl of pepper lemon salt and a bowl of broth. Come to this beautiful island country, you can enjoy this dish in many street stalls.
Oyakodon – Chicken rice of Japan
In Japanese, this food is called Oyakodon, among them, “Oya” means “parents” (chicken), “ko” means “children” (chicken eggs), and “don” is the general name of the side dishes. The Japanese people believe that this food must be eaten when it is still hot, so we can enjoy fully its aroma and taste. The most attractive thing is the chicken, each piece of chicken is softly ripe but not easily breakable, they are also absorbed the sauce much, so its taste is very moreish and a little spicy.
Bibimbap – Mixed rice of Korea
Bibimbap is a very special food of Korea. It is processed from the familiar ingredients like: rice, carrot, bean sprouts, choy sum, chayote…along with beef or chicken eggs. When eating, you must mix the ingredients together, and add Korea chilli sauce.
Khao Lam sticky rice of Laos
Beside steamed glutinous rice, Khao Lam is also a dish made of sticky rice in Laos. Sticky rice is put into a bamboo pipe, then use the banana leaves to cover the head of the pipe and burn it on the charcoal. The bamboo pipe must be fresh, not too tender or too old, so when it gets ripe, the grains of rice will be tired with the sweet taste and aroma of the bamboo. Khao Lam is usually eaten with grilled chicken or boar or sesame and salt.
Baked chicken rice of Brunei
Come to the night market in Brunei, the visitors cannot miss the baked chicken rice in this place. The dish is quite simple with a part of baked chicken and some slices of cucumber, tomato.
Kao Klook Gapi – Mixed rice of Thailand
The name of this food means the varied rice mixed with shrimp. Beside rice and shrimp, this food also has fried eggs, boiled vegetable, beans, fried mackerel and green pepper.
Coconut rice of Malaysia
This food is eaten with some kinds of seafood, such as: lobster, squid, scallop which are deep-fried till they get crispy and yellow. Mix rice with the seafood and peas and then fry the mixture, you will get your delicious dish.
Nasi Kuning – Yellow rice of Indonesia
Nasi Kuning is a food made of a special yellow rice, the people in Bali usually use it in the festivals. As for them, the yellow color not only makes this dish attractive, but it is also one of four sacred colors in their traditional opinion. When enjoying this food, visitors will eat with eggs, meat, fish, sauce and many kinds of vegetable, etc.
It can be said that rice has played a vital role in Asia cuisine. You should not miss the chance to enjoy some of the foods above, they are really delicious and famous in each country.