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Poll: East Asian Food (20 member(s) have cast votes)

What's your favorite East Asian food?

  1. Chinese (6 votes [30.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.00%

  2. Japanese (5 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  3. Korean (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Mongolian (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Taiwanese (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Bruneian (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Burmese (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Cambodian (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Malaysian (1 votes [5.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  10. Singaporean (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Vietnamese (3 votes [15.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.00%

  12. Indonesian (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. Laotian (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  14. Philippine (2 votes [10.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  15. Thai (3 votes [15.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.00%

  16. Other East Asian cuisine not mentioned (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Which of these have you tried?

  1. Chinese (18 votes [13.43%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.43%

  2. Japanese (16 votes [11.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.94%

  3. Korean (12 votes [8.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.96%

  4. Mongolian (9 votes [6.72%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.72%

  5. Taiwanese (5 votes [3.73%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.73%

  6. Bruneian (1 votes [0.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.75%

  7. Burmese (3 votes [2.24%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.24%

  8. Cambodian (5 votes [3.73%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.73%

  9. Malaysian (7 votes [5.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.22%

  10. Singaporean (6 votes [4.48%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.48%

  11. Vietnamese (17 votes [12.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.69%

  12. Indonesian (6 votes [4.48%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.48%

  13. Laotian (4 votes [2.99%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.99%

  14. Philippine (9 votes [6.72%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.72%

  15. Thai (16 votes [11.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.94%

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#1 JohnnyBlaze

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 12:14 AM

There's a lot of great and distinct East Asian food out there.

I'm biased as my parents are from the Philippines. So that gets my pick. A typical Blaze family Thanksgiving or Christmas has all the traditional North American dishes + Philippine dishes such as lechon (roast pork), lumpia (egg rolls), pancit (pan fried noodles mixed with meats, shrimp, & veggies), and a few others & some beef and or shrimp shish kabob for good measure!

Since I live in Japan, I've grown to love many of the dishes here. Sushi is good but it doesn't come close to being my favorite J-dish. That would probably be nikujaga: http://en.m.wikipedi...g/wiki/Nikujaga
(I just had some for lunch matter of fact.)

Then there's Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Thai food that I'll never turn down if someone asks me. Oh, and Mongolian barbecue?! I'll kill that too! :blaze:

So what do you TRF eaters have to say about East Asian food? :hail:

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 12:20 AM

Very difficult to choose, but the tie breaker is Pho

There are two places nearby that make it unbelievably good

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 01:08 AM

JB, do you like chicken adobo ??

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 01:18 AM

View PostLucas, on 05 February 2017 - 12:20 AM, said:

Very difficult to choose, but the tie breaker is Pho

There are two places nearby that make it unbelievably good

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Yeah, pho is hard to say no to too.

And I see you didn't check off Indonesian food Lucas. Here's some quality stuff in Bali:

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 01:20 AM

View PostLucas, on 05 February 2017 - 01:08 AM, said:

JB, do you like chicken adobo ??

Might as well ask if I like breathing. :P

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 01:20 AM

Thai and Vietnamese foods are great, but China has at least 8 distinct culinary styles as disparate as Norwegian and Italia, and I love 5 and a half of them.

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 01:26 AM

ugggh, it's almost 1:30am and I was considering sleep, but now all I can think about is FOOD

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 01:37 AM

View PostLucas, on 05 February 2017 - 01:26 AM, said:

ugggh, it's almost 1:30am and I was considering sleep, but now all I can think about is FOOD
Pho time! It's not too heavy and comforting & quality food!

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 01:39 AM

View PostLedRush, on 05 February 2017 - 01:20 AM, said:

Thai and Vietnamese foods are great, but China has at least 8 distinct culinary styles as disparate as Norwegian and Italia, and I love 5 and a half of them.
Considering how big, how old, and how populated China is, it doesn't surprise me how varied the food is from place to place.

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:03 AM

Spicy Pappaya salad and Pork and onion in Oyster sauce, washed down with a big bottle of Chang!, yum yum

Hey Johnny, lets not fall out please? sorry for my reaction

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:07 AM

Look Johnny I love SE Asia

I have been there before and it is a beautiful place with lovely people and I would love to spend the rest of my days there OK?

Lets just draw a line and move on OK?

Thanks

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 10:49 AM

Thai with Japanese at a close second.

I despise Chinese food,

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 11:13 AM

Drooling right now, thinking about all of this deliciousness!

There is something about Vietnamese pho that edges everything else out. It's great for b'fast, lunch or dinner, great for hangovers (much like a good bowl of Japanese miso ramen) and has so many variations, it would be hard to get sick of the stuff. I could eat it every day.

So for me, Vietnamese very closely followed by the wonderful variety of Indonesian (esp. Padang, although Balinese fish/squid is amazing) and Japanese foods (kaiten sushi, ramen, octopus balls on sticks...had non-deadly fugu once and it was unbelievably fresh and light and totally delicious.)

Also would like to say that fruit in SEA is plentiful and astoundingly flavourful. Dragon fruit, mangoes, different types of bananas, mangosteen, jackfruit... :drool: :drool: :drool:

Why did I look this thread up? Good thing I'm munching some mango right now or I'd be totally depressed!

What of SEA booze?
Mekhong Whisky (or Sangthip, or Sang Som or Hong Thong)
Lao-lao "white spirits"
Indonesian arak, tuak, brem
sake of all kinds
soju
baiju

Dear god, I've made it worse!

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 01:35 PM

To be honest I've not had most of them and so my answer has to be Chinese, I've had a lot of that and it's good!

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:59 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 05 February 2017 - 01:35 PM, said:

To be honest I've not had most of them and so my answer has to be Chinese, I've had a lot of that and it's good!

Well get on it duck!!! There's a lot of East Asian food I know you'd like. :yes:

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 05:00 PM

View Postvaportrailer, on 05 February 2017 - 11:13 AM, said:

Drooling right now, thinking about all of this deliciousness!

There is something about Vietnamese pho that edges everything else out. It's great for b'fast, lunch or dinner, great for hangovers (much like a good bowl of Japanese miso ramen) and has so many variations, it would be hard to get sick of the stuff. I could eat it every day.

So for me, Vietnamese very closely followed by the wonderful variety of Indonesian (esp. Padang, although Balinese fish/squid is amazing) and Japanese foods (kaiten sushi, ramen, octopus balls on sticks...had non-deadly fugu once and it was unbelievably fresh and light and totally delicious.)

Also would like to say that fruit in SEA is plentiful and astoundingly flavourful. Dragon fruit, mangoes, different types of bananas, mangosteen, jackfruit... :drool: :drool: :drool:

Why did I look this thread up? Good thing I'm munching some mango right now or I'd be totally depressed!

What of SEA booze?
Mekhong Whisky (or Sangthip, or Sang Som or Hong Thong)
Lao-lao "white spirits"
Indonesian arak, tuak, brem
sake of all kinds
soju
baiju

Dear god, I've made it worse!

A lot of good and great stuff in there vt. I will say though that I dislike soju. I gave that a few tries and nope, not a drink I care for

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 05:01 PM

View Postvaportrailer, on 05 February 2017 - 11:13 AM, said:

Drooling right now, thinking about all of this deliciousness!

There is something about Vietnamese pho that edges everything else out. It's great for b'fast, lunch or dinner, great for hangovers (much like a good bowl of Japanese miso ramen) and has so many variations, it would be hard to get sick of the stuff. I could eat it every day.

So for me, Vietnamese very closely followed by the wonderful variety of Indonesian (esp. Padang, although Balinese fish/squid is amazing) and Japanese foods (kaiten sushi, ramen, octopus balls on sticks...had non-deadly fugu once and it was unbelievably fresh and light and totally delicious.)

Also would like to say that fruit in SEA is plentiful and astoundingly flavourful. Dragon fruit, mangoes, different types of bananas, mangosteen, jackfruit... :drool: :drool: :drool:

Why did I look this thread up? Good thing I'm munching some mango right now or I'd be totally depressed!

What of SEA booze?
Mekhong Whisky (or Sangthip, or Sang Som or Hong Thong)
Lao-lao "white spirits"
Indonesian arak, tuak, brem
sake of all kinds
soju
baiju

Dear god, I've made it worse!

A lot of good and great stuff in there vt. I will say though that I dislike soju. I gave that a few tries and nope, not a drink I care for

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 09:31 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 05 February 2017 - 05:00 PM, said:

View Postvaportrailer, on 05 February 2017 - 11:13 AM, said:

Drooling right now, thinking about all of this deliciousness!

There is something about Vietnamese pho that edges everything else out. It's great for b'fast, lunch or dinner, great for hangovers (much like a good bowl of Japanese miso ramen) and has so many variations, it would be hard to get sick of the stuff. I could eat it every day.

So for me, Vietnamese very closely followed by the wonderful variety of Indonesian (esp. Padang, although Balinese fish/squid is amazing) and Japanese foods (kaiten sushi, ramen, octopus balls on sticks...had non-deadly fugu once and it was unbelievably fresh and light and totally delicious.)

Also would like to say that fruit in SEA is plentiful and astoundingly flavourful. Dragon fruit, mangoes, different types of bananas, mangosteen, jackfruit... :drool: :drool: :drool:

Why did I look this thread up? Good thing I'm munching some mango right now or I'd be totally depressed!

What of SEA booze?
Mekhong Whisky (or Sangthip, or Sang Som or Hong Thong)
Lao-lao "white spirits"
Indonesian arak, tuak, brem
sake of all kinds
soju
baiju

Dear god, I've made it worse!

A lot of good and great stuff in there vt. I will say though that I dislike soju. I gave that a few tries and nope, not a drink I care for

I had soju for the first time at a truck stop somewhere between Nikko and Mito, believe it or not. It was mixed with iced-tea and called an "Oolong Hi". Pretty tasty that way!
I'm not a fan of baiju. It tastes like ass that has been filtered through more ass. I have a friend who has several different kinds, and some of them are pretty rough...and Indonesian tuak tastes like Spam. Not particularly refreshing!

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 09:32 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 05 February 2017 - 05:01 PM, said:

View Postvaportrailer, on 05 February 2017 - 11:13 AM, said:

Drooling right now, thinking about all of this deliciousness!

There is something about Vietnamese pho that edges everything else out. It's great for b'fast, lunch or dinner, great for hangovers (much like a good bowl of Japanese miso ramen) and has so many variations, it would be hard to get sick of the stuff. I could eat it every day.

So for me, Vietnamese very closely followed by the wonderful variety of Indonesian (esp. Padang, although Balinese fish/squid is amazing) and Japanese foods (kaiten sushi, ramen, octopus balls on sticks...had non-deadly fugu once and it was unbelievably fresh and light and totally delicious.)

Also would like to say that fruit in SEA is plentiful and astoundingly flavourful. Dragon fruit, mangoes, different types of bananas, mangosteen, jackfruit... :drool: :drool: :drool:

Why did I look this thread up? Good thing I'm munching some mango right now or I'd be totally depressed!

What of SEA booze?
Mekhong Whisky (or Sangthip, or Sang Som or Hong Thong)
Lao-lao "white spirits"
Indonesian arak, tuak, brem
sake of all kinds
soju
baiju

Dear god, I've made it worse!

A lot of good and great stuff in there vt. I will say though that I dislike soju. I gave that a few tries and nope, not a drink I care for

I SAID...oh, I see what happened here. Carry on.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 01:58 AM

Delicious thread :drool:

Whats your take on western Chinese food as opposed to authentic Chinese, from China? Only ask as many have said it differs greatly sometimes, from dish to dish.

Used to visit China town to get ingredients to rustle up some Thai. Though it felt like bumbling in the dark, being a novice. Still mighty tasty food, get the feeling there would be very few Asian dishes, I would turn down.




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