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Food culture in Asia.

Food culture in Asia.

Asian cuisine is a philosophical approach to the preparation, serving and consumption of food. The range of Asian dishes is very diverse, as is the population of this part of the world. Each cuisine of this region is unique and distinctive, but there are features that unite them: only fresh products, minimum use of fat, fast cooking and, of course, a variety of flavors.
The main principle of the life of an Oriental person is harmony. And the kitchen is no exception. After all, in Asian cuisine, harmony of tastes is important and the dish often combines five notes: acid, sharpness, bitterness, sweetness and salinity.
The culture of the country affects not only the choice of products, but also the food culture, because the behavior at the table can tell a lot about the representatives of a particular country. But how much do we know about the traditions of Asia? We are sure that most people will not hesitate to answer that in Asia it is customary to use chopsticks instead of forks,or even eat with their hands. Yes, that’s right. But there are also nuances here. Chopsticks should be used with caution: do not insert the chopsticks vertically into the rice, impale the food on them, shake them or knock on the table. For example, in the culture of the country where it is customary to eat with your hands, there are nuances: some use only the right hand, others-only three fingers of the right hand, and some – both hands. Also, for some, it is permissible to lick your fingers after eating, and for others-this is the height of indecency. Also, among representatives of the Asian continent, it is considered polite to leave a little food on a plate, as a sign that a person is full.
Street food as part of the culture.
Very popular in Asia, street food is a separate diverse and delicious world. Basically, street food is a variety of snacks and dishes in a hurry, which are prepared in the presence of the buyer.
Street food plays a huge role in the life of society, because it is not only healthy food, but also thanks to it, traditional recipes of dishes are preserved.
Popular uses for cooking a large number of condiments and sauces: soy sauce (it gives dishes a beautiful color and spicy flavor), oyster sauce, cane brown sugar, Sichuan pepper, star anise, cinnamon, black cardamom, fennel, licorice root, chili pepper and much more. After all, the seasonings are very useful and gives the dishes a sharpness that Asians love so much.
The Benefits of Asian Street Food:
variety of dishes and flavors; focus on fresh products; use of spices and sauces; convenient and fast.
Asian cuisine is a unique phenomenon, it is based on simple principles, includes a huge combination of ingredients and flavors.