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ASIA

Asia is a haven for backpackers and food travelers. It’s the largest continent on earth and in my opinion, home to some of the most delicious food in the world.

EAST ASIA

Xiao long bao

China

Highlights: Great Wall of China, Shanghai, Beijing
Popular Dishes: Peking duck, dumplings, fried rice

Dim sum

Hong Kong

Highlights: Kowloon, Lantau Island, Disneyland
Popular Dishes: Yum cha, curry fish balls

Plates of sushi

Japan

Highlights: Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Sapporo
Popular Dishes: Sushi, ramen, tempura, gyoza

Portuguese tart

Macau

Highlights: Casinos, Ruins of St. Paul, Coloane
Popular Dishes: Pork chop bun, Portuguese tart

Mongolia

Highlights: Mongolian steppe, Gobi Desert
Popular Dishes: Buuz, tsuivan, khorkhog, boodog

Different types of kimchi

South Korea

Highlights: Seoul, Busan, Jeju Island
Popular Dishes: Korean BBQ, bibimbap, kimchi

Vendor at a night market

Taiwan

Highlights: Taipei, Night Markets, Sun Moon Lake
Popular Dishes: Hot pot, lu rou fan, beef noodle soup

SOUTHEAST ASIA

Cambodian BBQ

Cambodia

Highlights: Siem Reap, Phnom Penh
Popular Dishes: Fish amok, kuy teav, samlor korkor

Different types of sate

Indonesia

Highlights: Bali, Yogyakarta, Bandung
Popular Dishes: Sate, nasi goreng, soto, gado-gado

Char kway teow

Malaysia

Highlights: Penang, Langkawi, Ipoh, Malacca
Popular Dishes: Nasi lemak, laksa, char kway teow

Mohinga

Myanmar

Highlights: Bagan, Inle Lake, Mandalay
Popular Dishes: Mohinga, Shan noodle soup

Pork sisig

Philippines

Highlights: Bohol, Boracay, Palawan, Sagada
Popular Dishes: Sisig, silog, lechon, halo-halo

Hainanese chicken rice

Singapore

Highlights: Gardens by the Bay, Sentosa Island
Popular Dishes: Laksa, nasi lemak, chili crab

Large prawn in tom yum

Thailand

Highlights: Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai
Popular Dishes: Pad thai, tom yum, som tam

Bowl of bun rieu

Vietnam

Highlights: Hanoi, Saigon, Hoi An, Mekong Delta
Popular Dishes: Pho, banh mi, bun cha, cha ca

SOUTH ASIA

Jalebi

India

Highlights: Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Kerala, Jaipur
Popular Dishes: Murgh makhani, biryani, dosa

String hoppers

Sri Lanka

Highlights: Kandy, Ella, Yala National Park, Sigiriya
Popular Dishes: Hoppers, rice and curry

WESTERN ASIA

Khorovats grilling

Armenia

Highlights: Yerevan, Geghard Monastery, Noravank
Popular Dishes: Khorovats, khash, harissa, dolma

Churchkhela

Georgia

Highlights: Tblisi, Svaneti, Kakheti, Batumi
Popular Dishes: Khachapuri, khinkali, churchkhela

Bowl of hummus

Lebanon

Highlights: Beirut, Byblos, Baalbek, Jeita and Jounieh
Popular Dishes: Shawarma, hummus, falafel

Meze platter

Turkey

Highlights: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus
Popular Dishes: Durum, doner kebab, lahmacun, pide

CENTRAL ASIA

Zhaya

Kazakhstan

Highlights: Almaty, Astana, Aksu-Zhabagly
Popular Dishes: Beshbarmak, lagman, manti, kazy