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  Asian cuisine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asian cuisine is a term for the various cuisines of South, East and Southeast Asia and for fusion dishes based on combining them.
In the United Kingdom, it also refers to the cuisine of South Asia (such as Indian cuisine), but this use of the term is not common in the United States, mirroring the geographical differences in the use of the term Asian in general.
The use of an umbrella term "Asian cuisine" disguises the immense variation in the cuisines of the countries and ethnic groups in Asia, ranging from the hot curried dishes of South and South-East Asia to the intricate and more delicately spiced dishes of Japan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asian_cuisine   (197 words)

 Cuisine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A cuisine (from French cuisine, meaning "cooking; culinary art; kitchen"; itself from Latin coquina, meaning the same; itself from the Latin verb coquere, meaning "to cook") is a specific set of cooking traditions and practices, often associated with a place of origin.
New cuisines are constantly evolving, as certain aesthetics rise and fall in popularity among professional chefs and their clientele.
Cuisines of the Americas are based on the cuisines of the countries from which the immigrant peoples came, primarily Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cuisine   (485 words)

 Asian-Nation : Asian American History, Demographics, & Issues :: Asian Cuisine & Foods
Although many Asian cultures share the tradition of gathering the family or clan together to socialize or celebrate over a big meal, the various cultures of Asia each developed their own ethnic cuisine through the interaction of history, environment, and culture.
Because traditional Asian households did not have resources to make or buy several different pans for different types of cooking, the traditional wok was developed with a unique rounded bottom that provides a range of cooking temperatures in one pan, thereby becoming a nearly universal staple of Asian households.
As different Asian immigrants have come to the U.S. to begin their lives as Americans throughout history, they have brought their cuisine and cooking traditions with them, along with the centuries-old tradition of bringing together the family or a large group of friends and relatives to socialize over a big meal.
www.asian-nation.org /asian-food.shtml   (1770 words)

 The history of Asian cuisine
These peasant cuisines usually consist of a limited number of relatively simple dishes, since a wide variety of ingredients is not available, nor is the time to spend on fancy preparation.
Citrus flavors are important to the region's cuisines, especially lime, which is native to the islands of Indonesia and Malaysia.
Southeast Asian curries are normally based on curry pastes which are made from a variety of fresh and dried ingredients ground together in a mortar and pestle.
www.asiarecipe.com /cuisine.html   (2430 words)

 What is asian cuisine?
Asian cuisine is a colorful intermingling of many ingredients and contrasting flavors; a marriage of strong flavors, spicy elements and subtle nuances and hints.
Asia is a vast melting pot of clutures and religions, its cuisine is also a hybrid of various influences; the moguls in India, Spaniards and Americans in the Philippines, the French and Chinese in Vietname, Dutch in Indonesia and the British in India, among them.
Common to the table of Asian countries is rice, which is important to the Asian meal as the meat or vegetable dishes.
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 Asian Home Recipe - Asian Recipes, Asian Cuisine, Asian Cooking, Asian Recipe, Asian Food cooked in the Authentic Asian ...
Restaurant chefs from the East to West are introducing Asian ingredients and cooking techniques into their repertoire, suburban greengrocers and supermarkets are stocking fresh coriander and lemon grass, full of flavor, and never boring or bland.
Asian food is a multi-faceted and diverse as European food.
While neighbors share some common ingredients and cooking styles, Asian countries have developed cuisines that are uniquely their own.
www.asianhomerecipe.com   (404 words)

 southeast asian cuisine, gnome.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Southeast Asian cuisine is a multicultural experience of exotic flavors, with a combination of Chinese, Malay, Indian, Peranakan, and Eurasian.
00 Garams Southeast Asian cuisine is famous for its use of peanuts, and Indian cuisine is particularly noted for its famously complex spice blends known as masalas.
Southeast Asian cuisine is considered one of the.
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 Malaysian Cuisine - Wokme Asian Cooking Guide
Malay cuisine is mainly rich and spicy arising from a great use of spices.
As with most Asian countries rice is popular and is often mixed with spices and meats to create a whole meal, meats are more common in Malaysia than with some other Asian countries.
Kelantanese cuisine, is similar to Thai cuisine for example, it has a sweet taste due to liberal use of coconut milk and sugar.
www.wokme.com /cuisines/malaysian.htm   (345 words)

 AskMen.com - Asian cuisine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Western culture is a hell of a lot more progressive than it was a generation ago, when the lone Asian restaurant on the urban landscape was the greasy spoon "faux" Chinese place on the corner, where chow mein was an exotic staple and a parody of Peking duck was a delicacy.
However, one aspect of our perception of Asian cuisine is persistent: the inability to differentiate between the myriad of cultures on the continent and the nuances that make up their regional food preparation.
One in six people on Earth lives in India and given the geography and size of the country, the cuisine is as complex as calculus.
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 Vegetarian Journal: Healthy Asian cuisine
To create Asian dishes in your own home, you should have the following ingredients in your kitchen: garlic, ginger, dried mushrooms (especially shiitake and oyster), green tea, and soy foods, such as soymilk, tofu, and soybeans.
We tend to forget that pineapple is used in Asian cuisine for sweet and sour tastes, as a condiment and as a dessert.
The solid stems, dark leaves, and white flowers can be braised in fl bean sauce (in Asian cuisines, fl beans are often fl soybeans) as an entree or as a side dish.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FDE/is_4_23/ai_n6344896   (1541 words)

 Asian Cuisine - The Asian Food Blog: About asian food / asian cuisine.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lean Cuisine Asian Style Potstickers - may have hard bits of plastic in them.
But in one dish will be some sweetened plantains; as we enjoy it I'll be thinking of all the men and women, Asians and otherwise, who leave their families and their traditions to fight a war that (right now anyway) seems to have no end.
Asian Cuisine - The Asian Food Blog is part of a network that offers personal views, tips, news, reviews and other resources about different niche topics.
www.aboutweblogs.com /asianfood   (5209 words)

 Asian-Nation : Asian American History, Demographics, & Issues :: Spirituality, Religion, & Faith
One of the largest, most up to date, and most comprehensive ones was recently conducted by the Graduate Center at the City University of NY and was entitled the American Religious Identification Survey 2001.
But they all share the commonality of helping Asian Americans adjust to life in the U.S. and all the issues that surround what it means to be an Asian American.
As several social scientists point out, these various forms of spirituality and faith help Asian Americans to deal with the upheavals of immigration, adapting to a new country, and other difficult personal and social transformations by providing a safe and comfortable environment in which immigrants can socialize, share information, and assist each other.
www.asian-nation.org /religion.shtml   (1170 words)

 CuisineNet Cafe: Beyond Rangoon: Burmese Cuisine
At Mandalay, San Francisco's first (though today far from only) Burmese restaurant, the flavors of this Southeast Asian cuisine are spicy, silky, sweet, and salty -- but most of all, they're always surprising.
Southeast Asian cooking is a remarkable hodgepodge of the culinary styles of both neighboring countries and influential visitors, like the British, who occupied Burma until 1948.
Rice is served in a variety of ways, from fried to spiced to creamed in coconut, each version reflecting a different nearby influence.
www.cuisinenet.com /cafe/adventures_in_eating/1996/00001-1.shtml   (635 words)

 New York City Chinatown > Bookstore > Asian Cuisine Cookbooks
Chinese — Asian and Fusion — Thai — Vietnamese — Japanese — Polynesian
Although Choy incorporates Asian ingredients and seafood into his dishes, readers shouldn't automatically expect low-calorie meals: he's just as likely to use butter, cream, sugar, coconut milk and macadamia nuts alongside flavor enhancers such as Japanese wasabi and sambal oelek (Asian chili paste).
The culture and cuisine of Pacific Island nations are unique, having been shaped by both the indigenous islanders and the various European and Asian colonists who settled there...
www.nychinatown.org /bookstore/index5.html   (3050 words)

 SouthCoastToday.com: DineOut Guide: Asian Cuisine Restaurant
Fortunately, there are enough good Asian restaurants within striking distance of New Bedford to render an ER in the kitchen unneccessary.
Recently added to the list is the Asian Cuisine Restaurant in Fall River, which has opened in the same space in Angkor Plaza formerly occupied by the New Phnom Penh (the effects of whose generous buffet can still be seen on my posterior).
Our bill came to $30.87 without tip, which we felt was a great value for a massive amount of superlative food (no desserts are offe#276AAE, but who could manage another bite?!) Asian Cuisine does not have a license to serve liquor, but feel free to bring your own and enjoy.
www.s-t.com /dineout/asiancui.htm   (987 words)

 Powell's Books - Essentials of Asian Cuisine: Fundamentals and Favorite Recipes by Corinne Trang
With eight major national cuisines, and dozens of regional variations, a comprehensive exploration of Asian cuisine might seem too daunting to present in one volume.
Explaining how and why Chinese cuisine is at the root of all Asian cooking, she describes in familiar terms the techniques that incorporate the five senses and embody the Chinese yin yang philosophy of balanced opposites.
She illuminates the mysteries of authentic Asian cooking, explaining the aromatic herbs and spices that make Asian cuisine vibrant, colorful, and distinctive.
www.powells.com /biblio?PID=28368&cgi=product&isbn=0743203127   (585 words)

 Essentials of Asian Cuisine : Fundamentals and Favorite Recipes - StrictlyDeals.com - Browse Amazon.com Sorted by ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
There are detailed sections on the Asian pantry, the basics of tools and techniques, an overview of the working fundamentals of building a dish or a meal.
I think this might be a good book for individuals who are not very familiar with Asian cuisine and would like just a light touch of Asian flavors and spices in their dishes.
However, if you want to understand what Asian cuisine is about, where it comes from and why are things prepared in a certain manner, then this a truly essential book you actually love to read.
www.strictlydeals.com /Product/0743203127   (888 words)

 Open Directory - Home: Cooking: World Cuisines: Asian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Asian Home Recipe - Includes recipes from various countries, cooking tips and newsletter.
Asian Online Recipes - Recipes and cooking guides from several Asian countries with free newsletters.
Asian Recipe - Asian style cuisine, ranging from hot curry to delicate sushi.
dmoz.org /Home/Cooking/World_Cuisines/Asian   (564 words)

 Asiatour / library / dining guide / south and west Asian cuisine
As there is not much West and South Asian food available in Bangkok, the whole region from India to Turkey is covered in one section of our dining guide in spite of existing variations.
Actually in Indian and Pakistani cuisine, dishes are named according to the manner of spicing the sauce.
In Indian street cuisine, the amount is enormous, so enormous that it is, for example, impossible to determine whether the curry dish is served warm or cold, so enormous that a Westerner can merely dip bread or rice in the sauce.
www.asiatour.com /x-librar/dining/southasi.htm   (1079 words)

Asian Cuisine successfully rivals french Haute Cuisine, and italian restaurants at every level.
It is helped by the health trend, the availability of ingredients and by the new asian star chefs.
There are now many excellent cookbook publishers in Asia, and very good asian cuisine books published everywhere.
www.cookbookfair.com /pichtm/best_asian_cuisine.htm   (164 words)

 GourmetMagic.com — Asian Cuisine
and "Asian Grilling" - and the Asian Inspired Porcelain Serving Ware from B.I.A. Cordon Bleu.
For those who enjoy firing up their taste buds, this highly versatile and pungent blend of Chinese herbs and spices is guaranteed to add just the heat that distinguishes most Mongolian, Szechwan and spicy Hunan dishes.
Whether you are a novice cook or an accomplished chef, this is the perfect kit for someone learning about Thai cuisine or someone who loves Thai food.
www.gourmetmagic.com /AsianCuisine.html   (535 words)

 The House: Asian Fusion Cuisine
The Tses, both in their 30s, have reinvented traditional Asian cuisine, using local ingredients and streamlined American techniques.
The emphasis is on reinterpreting dishes that an Asian American family might prepare at home, using top-quality ingredients from specialty food purveyors, local markets and produce stores.
But Asian fusion cuisine was still a new concept, and their first year, in an area known for its Italian restaurants, proved extremely difficult.
www.coastnews.com /food/house.htm   (1073 words)

 The Institute of Culinary Education: Asian Cuisine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Asian greens are among the most delicious and healthy-to-eat ingredients on Earth.
These fabulous recipes are taken from her widely lauded Essentials of Asian Cuisine: Fundamentals and Favorite Recipes (Simon and Schuster, 2003).
Dubbed the “Julia Child of Asian Cuisine” by the Washington Post, award-winning author, lecturer, and educator Corinne Trang introduces students to the wonders of classic Asian noodle cooking.
www.iceculinary.com /recreational/asian.shtml   (1689 words)

 Restaurants in Boulder: Pacific Rim (Asian) Cuisine
This elegant Chinese restaurant and lounge offers an extensive menu of traditional Asian favorites including the best-selling sesame chicken, Grand Marnier prawns with walnuts, crispy pepper calamari, Orchid Pavilion honey-roasted duck, crispy fish filet with master chef sauce, tangerine beef and prawns, and sauteed green beans.
Offering flexible dining options and award-winning cuisine, these authentic Thai restaurants have been voted “Best of Boulder” 18 years running and have been acknowledged by the the Royal Thai Goverment.
One of the most popular Chinese or Asian restaurants in Boulder County, with good reason.
www.getboulder.com /dining_guide/rest_pacific.html   (1017 words)

 Sweden's taste for Asian cuisine (tdctrade.com)
Swedish diners are developing a taste for a new breed of cuisine which is neither truly European nor Asian, but a fusion of the two.
But now the wave of interest in food from Asia is being pushed into the area where Asian food can score strongly - in freshness, nutrition and raw material content, for which Swedish consumers are prepared to pay.
However, mainstream supermarkets are realising the potential for stocking Asian ingredients and pre-packaged meals, so that products like frozen king prawns are becoming a common sight on the shelves.
www.tdctrade.com /imn/imn180/europe3.htm   (266 words)

 The Food Timeline: history notes--Asian-American cuisine
Asian food was introduced to the United States in the mid-1800's when Chinese immigrants from Canton began settling in California.
In many authentic Asian restaurants, there were two menus: one for people of Asian descent and another for tourists.
A well-known modern use of sweet and sour is the meat and fish dishes from the Guangdong region of China.
www.foodtimeline.org /foodasian.html   (9380 words)

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