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