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8 Foods Not to Miss in Southeast Asia

by Editor N AEC Tourism Thai

8 Foods Not to Miss in S

1. Nasi Goreng

The omnipresent national dish of Indonesia. Nasi goreng is prepared with firm rice cooked the night before. Spices such as garlic, chili, and coriander lend the famous dish an Indian influence. A fried egg and crispy shrimp cracker add a little extra excitement to the meal. 2. Pad Thai

Thailand's famous Pad Thai is enjoyed around the world. A delicious plate of pad thai can be enjoyed for less than a dollar in Thailand. Flat rice noodles are stir-fried with egg, spices, and meat or shrimp to create a dish full of flavor.

3. Vietnamese Pho

This is Vietnam's famous noodle soup. Nevertheless, all can agree that is a great meal anytime day or night. Pho is traditionally served with a plate of basil leaves, chili peppers, bean sprouts, green onions, and lime wedges customers season the broth to their own liking.

4. Laksa

Laksa has a fanatical following in both Malaysia. Curry laksa uses sweet coconut milk and filling the texture is slightly gritty. Lime juice offsets the somewhat fishy taste, while lemongrass and other spices season the soup to perfection.

5. Malaysian Indian Food

Tamil Muslims migrated to Malaysia from South India during the 10th century, bringing with them new spices and cooking techniques. Today, their delicious cuisine can be found throughout Malaysia at eateries known as Mamak stalls.

6. Prahok and Amok

Much of Cambodia's Khmer cuisine shares a unique flavor courtesy. it can also be eaten on its own as a side or snack. Amok shines above other dishes. Fish or chicken is cooked inside banana leaves

7. Laap

Laap is regarded as the national dish of Laos. Simple but delicious, laap is made of roughly chopped meat blended with toasted rice and fish sauce. No trip to Laos or Northern Thailand is complete without sampling a few different varieties of laap.

8. Durian Fruit

Either deeply loved or vehemently hated, the infamous durian fruit is available throughout Southeast Asia. Durian is grown all over Southeast Asia; however, the Balik Pulau region in Penang, Malaysia is famous for growing quality durians. If you sample one bizarre specialty in Southeast Asia, make it the “king of the fruits.”