What pulls travelers across the word towards Southeast Asia is not just the fascinating cultural experiences but also the food. Southeast Asian recipes are a culinary link between different countries and influences. One can see and taste the culinary influences of Spanish, Chinese, Indian and American cooking as well as Colonial French cuisine. Nowhere else can you taste such complex flavors derived from Indian herbs and Chinese spices. The food can salty, sweet, hot, tangy, sour and more.
For those planning a visit to South East Asia, must prepare beforehand and make the booking well in advance. It is a must to book a great lodging or hotel for your stay. There are plenty of hotels in Kota Damansara which one can browse for a comfortable stay. After all, a great stay only adds to the wonderful experience of holidaying in the SEA. Southeast Asia is a treat for the senses and food is one of them.
Compared to Western food and recipes, Southeast Asian food tends to be richer and more flavourful. Each of those dishes or food recipes is simply great, Made by local culinary masters using only fresh and local ingredients, those dishes are truly culinary works of art. Some of your most memorable moments in the SEA would be spent moments.
Nasi goreng in Indonesia
Nasi goreng is the state dish of Indonesia and is enjoyed by locals and travelers. It is a nice twist on fried rice and comes with many variations. Their only commonality is the firm rice cooked with egg, chives, shallots and shredded meat.
Mohinga in Myanmar
Mohinga breakfast is indeed a winner! Whether you’re at a local cheaper food corner or dining at a high-end restaurant, mohinga is always popular at breakfast. The rice noodle dish is made with a broth based on catfish stock and coriander, lime and lemongrass.
Pho in Vietnam
Pho is the famous noodle soup that can be had any time of the day or night. Prepared well in advance from meat and bones, Rice noodles are added later to the soup which is then seasoned with onion, ginger, cilantro ginger, and cinnamon.
Laap in Thailand & Laos
Laap is made of chopped meat which is then blended with sticky rice and fish sauce. A staple in Thailand and Laos, one will come across different varieties of laap. The dish can be made of fish, beef, pork, chicken, and duck. Fish sauce, chili, and mint add a zing to the recipe.
Laksa in Penang
The sour or creamy thick noodle soup has a large following in Malaysia and Singapore. Laksa is almost as commonplace as rice and default in Penang. The creamy, thick, and filling texture is offset by the lime juice. Lemongrass and other spices add more flavors to the soup.
Nasi Kandar in Malaysia
Nasi Kandar is full of flavors and showcases the new spices and cooking techniques. The delicious cuisine is served throughout Malaysia at eateries, and the simple dish is loved because of its simplicity. Topped with meat or vegetables, the recipe gets its name from street food.
Pad Thai in Thailand
Pad Thai is the most well-known of food not just in Thailand but the whole of the SEA. Enjoyed around the world, Pad Thai is actually flat rice noodles stir-fried with egg, meat, and spices. Tamarind paste and fish sauce are blended in for a slightly spicy flavor.
There are many more dishes that you could enjoy on your SEA trip. Ensure to have a great room booked when you venture out to explore the cities and the delectable cosines in South East Asia. Hotel Kota Damansara is a good option when it comes to hotels and lodging.