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ASIAN TYPICAL FOOD
Varied and indescribable, Asian food. Within the diversity of different regions of Asia there are common elements that identifies id. Asian cuisine is colorful, fragrant and fresh.
It uses many species that can point out it's flavors. The most common cooking methods are often steam boiling and frying.
After this type of cuisine so fantasticly lately, hides an ancient tradition. One of the reasons why this trend-fusion cuisine, is that nutritionists are beginning to recommend the basic ingredients used in this type of cuisine and it's intense flavor. It is no coincidence that the most popular dish is the spring roll, a perfect blend of ingredients. A mixture that is being imposed on the steamed dumplings filled with different ways and adorned with a light, sweet and delicious oyster sauce. Some delicate flavoring ingredients exalt the dishes cooked in the wok. The food is cooked fast and retains it's bright colour when cooked quickly.
The explosive success of Asian cuisine continues to boom, and we can get the main ingredients in any supermarket. Below we will briefly explore some of these wonders with the best Asian chefs who add delight too our delicate European palate.
BAMBOO SHOOTS. Like asparagus. The young shoots of bamboo should be cooked and consumed, thus eliminating the bitterness.
PODS tamarind. These pods have and acid seed inside used for flavoring.
COCO. It is used for pulp mixed with water and other ingredients.It's flavor and thick consistency are used to soften the peppers.
CHINA COL PAK CHOI. In resemblance to the European chard. It has a pleasant flavor raw and poached.
SOY SAUCE. We should note that not all are the fame. There is a dark sauce that has a stronger flavor, while if we chose the clearest to enjoy a milder flavor.
ALGAE. They are used in oriental food as a supplement. There are different types: Iziki, Kombu, Agar-Agar, Nori. All of them can be found them in eastern supermarkets.
Shiitake mushrooms. Intense flavor of dried mushrooms. Used to complement many dishes for flavor enhancement that adds to the ingredients.
Pro and cons of Asian cuisine
The Eastern or Asian diet includes the Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Thai, and although all have their own brand,they share several characteristics.
This type of cuisine is highlighted genrally buy vegetal it's strong base and low in fat and therefore in recent years, the West has taken the rise, in a quest to eat healthier and improve quality of life.
Legumes, rice, little meat, slightly sweet, and many vegetables are the key in this oriental diet, but as we said, CAD has its own characteristics, such as fundamental sushi in Japanese cuisine, or green tea and seafood classic Cantonese food in China, or grains and spices in India.
This type of diet has many advantages as we know, no wonder Eastern countries have the highest life expectancy, and health index is very high. However, like everything in life also has several drawbacks that it is advisable to know but if we choose to be exposed to this kind of food.
Thus, it is necessary to mention that for example, while the oriental food is low in fat, this is not necessarily true in Western countries, because in our restaurants it's often ignored oroverlooked in the East, there is little fat used, and
then even if you're eating sushi it can be cooked with high fat and low-quality food, and while the Asians take special care in the origin and quality of food ECOCINE, this does not happen in the West which is often desirable.
Similarly, it is common to increase the taste of food, oriental recipes include a high salt content, which we know is not recommended for the arteries and heart. The dificults ingridients which are used in the West, making it necessary to replace them with other foods that will not produce the same beneficial effect.
Sometimes, in certain Eastern countries a high amount of animal protein is consumed and isn't such a good effect on health and being blamed for allowing the development of cancer cells, and lots of fats used are not recommended such as coconut oil, butter or vegetable oils thinned.
On the other hand, the advantages are enough and you should also know. We can mention for example, that contain few carbohydrates and fewer refined sugars, fat is healthier consumed mostly fish consumption is higher, promoting the smooth flow, heart, and healthy development of the digestive process, have a high consumption of soy protein, natural origin, have a high consumption of fruits and vegetables of the season, which osibilita eat few processed foods, processed, and green tea is considered extremely benefactor fundamenal part of many dishes.
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