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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

Plates of sushi

Japan

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

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, Alishan Forest
Popular Dishes: Taiwanese hot pot, lu rou fan, beef noodle soup

Dim sum

Hong Kong

Highlights: Kowloon, Lantau Island, Hong Kong Disneyland
Popular Dishes: Yum cha, curry fish balls, pineapple buns

Portuguese tart

Macau

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

SOUTHEAST ASIA

Bowl of bun rieu

Vietnam

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

Large prawn in tom yum

Thailand

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

Hainanese chicken rice

Singapore

Highlights: Gardens by the Bay, Sentosa Island, Singapore Zoo
Popular Dishes: Laksa, nasi lemak, chili crab, Hainanese chicken rice

Pork sisig

Philippines

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

Char kway teow

Malaysia

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

Different types of sate

Indonesia

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

Cambodian BBQ

Cambodia

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

Mohinga

Myanmar

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

SOUTH ASIA

Jalebi

India

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

String hoppers

Sri Lanka

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

Nepalese dish

Nepal

Highlights: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Annapurna, Chitwan National Park
Popular Dishes: Sushi, ramen, tempura, gyoza, okonomiyaki

WESTERN ASIA

Meze platter

Turkey

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