How To Cook By Feel: Looking At Asian Flavor Combinations


Malaysians Love Their Laksa Soup - A Coconut Curry Soup

If you want to learn to cook by intention alone, this is the best place for you. Cooking without any recipes is quite popular in Asia. If you know some of the classic flavors, it should not be very difficult for you. Asian cooking combines many cuisines like Malaysian, Indonesian, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese. Asian Flavor Combinations are quite fascinating. All of these places have many variations in their cuisines.

You may already know, we re-iterate that few ingredients are fixed in this cuisine. The ingredients are ginger, galangal, shallots, garlic, scallions, lemongrass, Thai basil, cilantro, soy flavoring, coconut, fish sauce, sesame seeds, rice vinegar, and shrimp paste. You must have tasted all of these, in various Asian meal combos. Each one has its beautiful taste. You can very skillfully, mix, and match these Asian ingredients and create a wonderful dish.

How To Cook By Feel: Looking At Asian Flavor Combinations
How To Cook By Feel: Looking At Asian Flavor Combinations

Creating A Wonderful Dish with Various Flavors

Galangal is the alternative for ginger. It tastes very similar to ginger; however, it has a smoky flavor of its own. Thai people do not use onions. Instead, they use shallots. They look similar but are narrower. You will love the dishes; they make with shallots. Thais use a lot of lemongrass in the garnishing bit. Some parts of the world use coriander. However, Thai use their alternative called cilantro. The taste is the same. Their soups have a lot of coconut milk. The milk gives a beautiful, rich, creamy texture to the soups. Fish sauce and shrimp paste is another important ingredient in Southeast Asian cuisine. The meals that the inhabitants of these countries have are rice, vermicelli, tofu, and pork. These are the staples. You should love them.

How To Cook By Feel: Looking At Asian Flavor Combinations
How To Cook By Feel: Looking At Asian Flavor Combinations

Asian Flavor Combinations – Famous Globally

The world enjoys Asian cuisine. Asian countries share borders. Thus the taste percolates to a large extent. The mixing and matching is a wonderful way to complement the flavors. You can mix a lot of ingredients to create the perfect dish. Today we will discuss one recipe that uses the ingredients from all of these countries. The Laksa noodle soup is one such dish that uses the above ingredients. You can prepare it in 60 minutes. It is a Malaysian dish made with shallots, garlic, turmeric, lemongrass, galangal, and coconut milk or cream. You can also use fish paste or broth. Garnishes include crispy fried shallots, cilantro, and eggs.

How To Cook By Feel: Looking At Asian Flavor Combinations
How To Cook By Feel: Looking At Asian Flavor Combinations

Chili Paste is also another common ingredient. You need to gather all the ingredients. Heat peanut oil in a wok. The Asians often refer their pan like a wok. You have to soak rice noodles in boiling water. Next, you should drain the noodles. In the peanut oil, that you placed in the wok, you can toss the garlic and ginger pieces. Then add Laksa paste and brown sugar. Add a generous amount of chicken broth. Dice some chicken and add it. You can add shrimps now and cook further. Stir in some lime juice. Lastly, pour the gravy onto the noodles. Serve and enjoy it hot and soupy.

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