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National dishes from Asia

CHINA: A Dumpling by Any Other Name

CHINA: A Dumpling by Any Other Name

Lumping this polymorphous staple of Chinese cuisine into one generic term is much like saying your favorite hue is “color” --- there are literally endless variations and it would be impossible for one single description to embody all the different types of dumplings that exist in the multiple regions of the Middle Kingdom.
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MALAYSIA: A Festival of Flavor and Texture Called Nasi Lemak (Recipe)

MALAYSIA: A Festival of Flavor and Texture Called Nasi Lemak (Recipe)

Nasi lemak is one of my absolute favorite things to eat in Malaysia. I just love all its different flavors and textures, especially that spicy sambal! If you've never had nasi lemak before, it's basically a breakfast dish consisting of fragrant rice served with chicken, fried ikan bilis (small anchovies), roasted peanuts, cucumber slices, sambal, and a hard-boiled egg.
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