Some people say music can connect people across the boundaries of language and culture, well so does food! Sometime the best way to experience a country’s culture is through their food. The ingredients may be the same, but yet the ways to prepare the dishes can so uniquely different. This time, we shall discover the different must try Asian meals for chicken lovers.
1. Thai Green Curry Chicken
The green curry is made using small green chillies instead of the usual red chillies or tumeric. Green curry is usually cooked with chicken or beef, and is slightly creamer, which goes great with rice or bread.
2. Ayam Penyet
Ayam Penyet means “smashed chicken”. It’s prepared by smashing the chicken meat slightly on a mortar to soften the meat. One of the most important component is actually the sambal chilli paste, which helps to enhance the entire taste of the dish.
3. Taiwanese Chicken Cutlet
Known also as the XXL cutlet, this massive yet tender piece of fried chicken is one of the most popular snack from Taiwan. Originally from the night markets, several companies have even successfully ventured into the international market. Biting in to the crispy and juicy chicken can be so satisfying.
4. Japanese Yakitori
Grilled chicken on a stick. Best served with a refreshing glass of beer or sake. Yakitori are seasoned with the yakitori sauce, giving the tender bite-size chunks a sweet and salty taste. Most Izakaya and restaurants have also included yakitori as part of their menu due to its popularity.
5. Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup
Finally, a healthier variation of preparing chicken. The soup is very nourishing and helps boost the immune system and prevent illness. This dish is an extremely popular Korean cuisine, and many restaurants have their own secret recipe of preparing the dish.
6. Hainanese Chicken Rice, Singapore
Lastly, there’s no way we can miss out our favorite chicken rice. From the neighborhood food stalls to high-end restaurants, this is one dish Singapore can’t do without. For some of us it’s also one of the easiest choice when faced with a dilemma on what to have for lunch or dinner. The best chicken rice will usually be a golden combination of the tender and juicy chicken, fragrance rice, and condiments. Just like Japanese would say “Oishii”, we say “Shiok”!