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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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#41 JohnnyBlaze

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:49 AM

View Postvaportrailer, on 10 February 2017 - 07:15 AM, said:

Damn, this thread is killing me.
Love Southeast Asian food! LOVE!
wah! I want some right now! RIGHT NOW!!!!   WAAAAAH!

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Baby doesn't wanna eat western food!

Guess I'll be getting into a bottle of sake after work. That might will help.
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I love beer and I like wine but I don't always have either in the house.
However, there's always sake and umeshu in Chateau Blaze no matter what. In fact, Mrs. B was talking about getting more last Wednesday. She goes, "Oh no Johnny, we only have two bottles of sake and one and a half a bottles of umeshu left. We have to get more this weekend!" I don't like to argue with her soooo....  :hail:

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 02:02 PM

I grew up eating this:

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:07 PM

View Postgoose, on 10 February 2017 - 02:02 PM, said:

I grew up eating this:

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This explains so much...

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 08:55 PM

View Postgoose, on 10 February 2017 - 02:02 PM, said:

I grew up eating this:

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I threw up eating this:

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 08:56 PM

View Postgoose, on 10 February 2017 - 02:02 PM, said:

I grew up eating this:

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jezus, look at the size of those cans! Those are nice!

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 09:07 PM

Indonesian:

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This last pic is of Padang food, my fave. Unbelievable deliciousness lurks in those little bowls.
For the full Padang experience, a fuzzed out/distorted soccer game should be on tv.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:23 AM

View Postvaportrailer, on 10 February 2017 - 09:07 PM, said:

Indonesian:

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This last pic is of Padang food, my fave. Unbelievable deliciousness lurks in those little bowls.
For the full Padang experience, a fuzzed out/distorted soccer game should be on tv.
If I still smoke weed I'd clean out the whole table and ask for seconds.

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 08:46 AM

Here in Oz many "Chinese" restaurants are really run by Malaysian or Singapore or Indonesian Chinese so you get their dishes on a Chinese.menu. How I learned to love rendang and other not Chinese food. Also Nonya style cooking out of Singapore, which is a blend of Indian and Chinese. Yummy!

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 02:55 PM

View Postliquidcrystalcompass, on 06 March 2017 - 10:23 AM, said:

View Postvaportrailer, on 10 February 2017 - 09:07 PM, said:

Indonesian:

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This last pic is of Padang food, my fave. Unbelievable deliciousness lurks in those little bowls.
For the full Padang experience, a fuzzed out/distorted soccer game should be on tv.
If I still smoke weed I'd clean out the whole table and ask for seconds.

Two friends of mine once cleaned out a small restaurant in Sumatra (Padang, coincidentally). The owners brought out bowl after bowl of deliciousness and my friends just kept eating until there was basically nothing left. Cost them 25$ (usual one-person meal 2-4$). They are unbelievably capacious. The owner put the 'Closed' sign up as they paid the bill.
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Posted 07 March 2017 - 03:03 PM

View PostIwillchooseFreeWill, on 07 March 2017 - 08:46 AM, said:

Here in Oz many "Chinese" restaurants are really run by Malaysian or Singapore or Indonesian Chinese so you get their dishes on a Chinese.menu. How I learned to love rendang and other not Chinese food. Also Nonya style cooking out of Singapore, which is a blend of Indian and Chinese. Yummy!

Malay food is delicious! Love a nice breakfast of nasi lemak or roti canai...ohmygod... :drool: :moose:

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:55 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 05 February 2017 - 12:14 AM, said:

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:

I love SE Asia and I love Asian food. Been to Thailand for a month and it was wonderful (Err.. except it was the beginning of the end for Rin and me, bah :P )

I wish to travel to SE Asia again and visit Phillipenes, Lao, Cambodia, Vietnam etc. I just find the whole place so wonderful and I would maybe like to end my days in that region. The people are so kind and thoughtful and the girls are so beautiful, they have so much poverty to contend with but they just get on with their lives. Without wishing to get all political I think that us in the West can learn so much from the Asian people. They have much lower rates of cancer, perhaps because of their good diet and lifestyle. I LOVE Asian food.

Two of my heroes are Phillipino (SIC), Arenel Pineda the singer from Journey, he is just awesome and his story from poverty to riches is very inspiring and humbling.

And the World number 1 golfer (until a week ago) Jason Day. Yes I know he is Australian but he is from the Phillipenes on his mothers side. His story is also very inspiring. Also let us not forget about Tiger? His mum is Thai.

One day Johnny we will all be mixed race, all of the people from mixed race families are the most beautiful and talented people despite what the ignorant white supremacists may try to say.

Actually you know, EVERYONE is mixed race. I think of myself as white Anglo Saxon English but if you trace my ancestry back then I am Scandinavian on my fathers side and Irish gypsy traveller on my mother's side. In the 10th century the Vikings invaded the North East of England in longboats to do their raping and pillaging.

Now the Norwegians just come over on the ferry to do all of their Christmas shopping at "The Metro Centre" on Tyneside, the biggest mall in Europe! ha ha ha

Take care dude

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:11 PM

View PostSteve Smith, on 07 March 2017 - 09:55 PM, said:



One day Johnny we will all be mixed race, all of the people from mixed race families are the most beautiful and talented people despite what the ignorant white supremacists may try to say.

Actually you know, EVERYONE is mixed race.

You got that right Steve

Genesis 6:4

“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:35 PM

View PostLucas, on 07 March 2017 - 11:11 PM, said:

View PostSteve Smith, on 07 March 2017 - 09:55 PM, said:

One day Johnny we will all be mixed race, all of the people from mixed race families are the most beautiful and talented people despite what the ignorant white supremacists may try to say.

Actually you know, EVERYONE is mixed race.

You got that right Steve

Genesis 6:4

“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”



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Thanks Lucas, I just wish we could have a little more tolerance and understanding in this world of ours. Yes the terrorist situation is bad but not all Muslim people are terrorists in the same way that not all white people are racists KKK members and not all Mexicans are criminals and drug dealers. If we go down this isolationist path then we just alienate everyone and play right into the hands of the extremists. Hatred and conflict will never be beaten by hatred and conflict. Something has to give.

You see the extremists want exactly what we are doing right now, it gives their perverted cause some credence. We must go down the route of engagement and tolerance, then the bastards will have no weapons left. These scumbags thrive on division and hatred, if we take that away then they are beaten.

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:42 PM

View PostSteve Smith, on 07 March 2017 - 11:35 PM, said:

View PostLucas, on 07 March 2017 - 11:11 PM, said:

View PostSteve Smith, on 07 March 2017 - 09:55 PM, said:

One day Johnny we will all be mixed race, all of the people from mixed race families are the most beautiful and talented people despite what the ignorant white supremacists may try to say.

Actually you know, EVERYONE is mixed race.

You got that right Steve

Genesis 6:4

“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”



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Thanks Lucas, I just wish we could have a little more tolerance and understanding in this world of ours. Yes the terrorist situation is bad but not all Muslim people are terrorists in the same way that not all white people are racists KKK members and not all Mexicans are criminals and drug dealers. If we go down this isolationist path then we just alienate everyone and play right into the hands of the extremists. Hatred and conflict will never be beaten by hatred and conflict. Something has to give.

You see the extremists want exactly what we are doing right now, it gives their perverted cause some credence. We must go down the route of engagement and tolerance, then the bastards will have no weapons left. These scumbags thrive on division and hatred, if we take that away then they are beaten.

Well said Steve

And I realize that this thread is dedicated to the enjoyment and love for one of my favorite topics : FOOD

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But you make an excellent point in regards to extremists - those who thrive on greed, violence and division ..

Sadly, some of the worst have been in the US government going back almost a century


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:45 AM

This is what I have to say about all of those social/political issues previously brought up:


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:58 AM

This is a photo from the place I went today, from their site:

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It was as good as it looks !!!!!!!!!

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:07 AM

View PostLucas, on 08 March 2017 - 12:58 AM, said:

This is a photo from the place I went today, from their site:

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It was as good as it looks !!!!!!!!!
You should go back for dinner!

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:17 AM

Took this one about a decade ago at a Saigon food market

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ALL of these beautiful little babies were tasty tasty tasty and probably cost about $2 according to my smokey memory

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:52 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 08 March 2017 - 02:17 AM, said:

Took this one about a decade ago at a Saigon food market

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ALL of these beautiful little babies were tasty tasty tasty and probably cost about $2 according to my smokey memory

I have only been to Thai in SE Asia so I can only make a judgement on Thai food. I LOVE Thai food!!!!

Only one thing though, when I stayed with Rin's family in Kohn Kaen breakfast was a lot of oily fish with the heads on. Now I know that is very good for you (Omega oils and all that, and I eat oily fish, but sorry not for breakfast!), I would scoot out along the road to an Aussie bar around 11 am have a full English (Bacon, Sausage, Fried Eggs, Mushroom's, beans and fried bread washed down with a bucket of Chang beer, watching Soccer and Golf on Sky sports and the lovely Thai girls walking by - all the bars are open fronted, chatting with the Aussie guys and argueing with them how much better us English are at Cricket and Rugby than them ha ha! just heaven!)

Every other meal I love all Thai food, spicy Pappaya Salad and Pork with Onion and Oyster Sauce are my favourites.

Think I will go back to SE Asia soon as I can :P

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 09:07 PM

Any US guys who don't know cricket or rugby

Well cricket is a little like baseball but run in a straight line and back instead of round a ring to bases.

Rugby is a bit like your football without any body armour and you are only allowed to tackle the guy with the ball.

Sorry if that sounds a bit condescending to anyone

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