The Asian Food Bucket List: 7 Asian Dishes You’ll Want to Try

Silas & Grace

I love Asian food, and after having lived in multiple countries in Asia, I’ve had some incredible experiences with their different cuisines!

It’s of course, diverse, flavorful, and they use incredible ingredients.

So, if you want a simple list of Asian dishes to try at home or at a restaurant, then here are a few I recommend!

1. Wagashi – Japan

I know that Japan has a lot of dishes to offer, but I really do recommend wagashi!

It’s a traditional Japanese sweet, which can be made from different ingredients, and sometimes paired with matcha.

I really loved my experience of having it in Japan (I think I had too many 😂). The flavors were incredible, and they were so delicately crafted.

So if you ever see it in a store or in Japan, then make sure to get some!

Here are more foods from Japan to try if you’re curious!

2. Biryani – Indian

I love biryani. It’s this super savory, flavorful, and satisfying Indian dish.

In fact, if I see it on the menu at a restaurant, then I am very likely to get it!

It’s a rice dish (sometimes made with meat) that’s cooked with a lot of delicious spices. So if you’re curious about it, then check out my list of Indian dishes to try. You’ll find the recipe there!

3. Bibimbap – Korean

I’ve had bibimbap SO many times, and I really recommend it!

It’s a whole bunch of ingredients like marinated meat, egg, and veggies, on top of rice, and it’s super hearty! Honestly a great Asian dish to try. 👌

Also, here’s a list of more tasty Korean dishes if you’re curious!

4. Massaman Curry – Thailand

Massaman curry is one of my favorite Thai curries!

It’s super flavorful, savory, and packed with a lot of flavor!

Also, it goes great with a bowl of rice, and it’s perfect if you need a comforting dish.

Here’s a link to the recipe and other Thai dishes you can try!

5. Ma Yi Shang Shu – China

I am all for tasty Asian noodle dishes with ground meat.

There’s just something satisfying about the savory oils, sauces, spices, and meats, so this is one I’m excited to try when I visit China or at home!

Also, if you don’t want to wait to try it in China, then here’s a recipe for Ma Yi Shang Shu.

6. Nihari – Pakistan

Photo by Samira Qadir

A delicious dish which can be made with either lamb, mutton, or beef, it’s cooked with the bones to get a wonderful flavor.

Also, I could just imagine this being the perfect comfort food for a cold evening. Can’t wait to try this nihari recipe!

7. Chicken Curry – Nepal

I am in love with nepalese food!

It is so incredibly delicious and full of so many amazing flavors!

And while it’s been awhile, I’m definitely sure I’ve tried Nepalese chicken curry and loved it. 😂

Also, being made with cardamom, garlic, ginger, yogurt, and so many other tasty ingredients, I think you’ll like trying this Nepalese chicken curry recipe at home. Or in Nepal itself!

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Silas & Grace

Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

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