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Taiwan Eats: Danzai Noodle Soup

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Invented by resourceful Taiwanese fisherman as a way of making money during the off season, this delicious noodle soup is packed with a flavorful pork-and-shrimp broth, long-simmered meat sauce, pleasantly chewy wheat noodles, and one lone ceremonious shrimp. The broth and meat sauce require a bit of advance planning, but once ready, it's an incredibly easy dish to throw together. More

Taiwanese Danzai Noodle Soup

Serious Eats Cathy Erway 1 comment

Invented by resourceful Taiwanese fisherman as a way of making money during the off season, this delicious noodle soup is packed with a flavorful pork-and-shrimp broth, long-simmered meat sauce, pleasantly chewy wheat noodles, and one lone ceremonious shrimp. The broth and meat sauce require a bit of advance planning, but once ready, it's an incredibly easy dish to throw together. More

Salt-Cured, Soy-Marinated, and Fertilized: A Guide to Asia's Amazing Eggs

Kevin Cox 20 comments

Though the Western world has a well documented love affair with nature's perfect food, Asia has an obsession all its own, with an unmatched variety of cured, aged, stained, and even fertilized eggs sold right along side fresh eggs. Here's a look at what you'll find beneath their shells. More

Quick Asian Chili-Lime Chicken Soup

Serious Eats Yvonne Ruperti 6 comments

This fast and flavorful soup is like a light Vietnamese chicken pho. Chicken stock gets flavored with green chilies, lemongrass, lime juice, and fish sauce, and the soup gets bulked out with mushrooms, thinly sliced chicken breast marinated in fish sauce, and rice noodles. More

Thai-Style Lobster and Herb Salad with Snap Peas and Salted Cucumber

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 2 comments

A refreshingly light take on lobster salad, made with cucumbers and snap peas in an intense hot, sour, and sweet dressing is accented with pine nuts, shallots, herbs, and dried shrimp. More

Snapshots From Hong Kong: Red Bean Pie from McDonald's

Sweets Robyn Lee 19 comments

In addition to the standard apple pie, McDonald's in Hong Kong also serves a red bean pie. I had to try it. More

Laos Travels: A Guide To Laotian Noodle Soups

Jamie Feldmar 5 comments

Noodle soups are their own galaxy in Laos, where it's possible to eat a different kind of soup every day for a week without repeats. Here's a look at some of our favorites bowls! More

Thailand Travels: A Quick Guide to Northern Thai Street Food

Jamie Feldmar 6 comments

Northern Thai food—bitter, spicy, delightfully funky—is some of the most intriguing and satisfying in all of Thailand. Here's how to tell your naem from your nam phrik. More

Thailand Travels: A Noodle Dish from Chiang Khan You Need to Know About

Jamie Feldmar 3 comments

Meet dong daeng, essentially the Thai version of spaetzle, invented and perfected in a small town in northern Issan. More

What Did President Obama Eat in Thailand? All of This.

Leela Punyaratabandhu 9 comments

Like most Thais who like to keep up with what's happening with American-Thai relations, I was interested in every detail of president Obama's brief visit to Thailand a few weeks ago. But more than anything else, I wondered what the President ate. I needed to know what the government of Thailand served Obama at a special dinner in his honor. Once I found out, I recreated all of the dishes at home. More

8 More Crazy Korean Chip Flavors

Amanda Nichols 2 comments

Yesterday we shared four of our favorite snack souvenirs from South Korea. SE contributor Chris Hansen also recently traveled to Korea and came back with a suitcase full of chips. What's up with Korea and crazy chip flavors? Pizza, Korean barbecue, and more "real meal" flavors. More

Coffee Drinks: Yuangyang, Hong Kong Coffee-Tea

Drinks Meister 11 comments

A marriage of coffee and tea (with a fair amount of milk for good measure), this East-West bev pretty concisely captures the ever-expanding hold that coffee culture has on pockets of China, Japan, Korea, and the surrounding areas. Named for a species of duck where a colorful male and blandish beige female, yuangyang is a mixture of light milk tea—strong-brewed black tea cut with copious amounts of cold milk—and thick, black iced coffee—kind of the Hong Kong version of an Arnold Palmer. More

25 Things You Must Eat in Tainan, the Culinary Center of Taiwan

Clarissa Wei 7 comments

For those who hail from Taiwan, it's common knowledge that the city of Tainan, located on the southern part of the island, is its food capital. Known as "the City of Snacks," Tainan is where people flock to try some of the most delicious and unique dishes of Taiwan. Here are 25 of them: fish chin soup, bamboo with mayo, eel noodles, and more. More

Snapshots from Singapore: 25 Singaporean Dishes You Should Know

Max Falkowitz 9 comments

Here is a list of 25 dishes to get you started on your eater's journey through Singaporean cuisine. Singapore's food hails from China, Malaysia, India, and beyond—but also, in a sense, from nowhere but itself. The hokkien mee, bak kut teh, and chili crab (among many, many other dishes) will often be totally unlike what you've had elsewhere. More

Snapshots from China: The Best Things I Ate in Xiamen

Clarissa Wei 3 comments

Located in the Fujian province of China, Xiamen is a southern port city with an inventory of dishes that are heavy on seafood and strikingly similar to the cuisine of neighboring Taiwan. From sea worm jellies to shark ball soup, there was never a meal that wasn't worth photographing during my two week visit. More

10 Instant Noodle Flavors That Are Actually Spicy

The Ramen Rater 14 comments

Recently I received an email from a man who was angry. He was angry that his "spicy chicken" instant noodles weren't spicy whatsoever. Are any flavors out there actually spicy? Here are 10 that should get your mouth's attention. More

KFC Philippines Selling a Burger Whose Bun is Topped With Cheese

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 13 comments

New to the menu at KFC in the Philippines is the Cheese Top Burger featuring an "Original Recipe" chicken patty with garlic parmesan dressing on a bun topped with a slice of melted cheese. Why put the cheese on the outside of the bun? ...Ah...um...[tumbleweed rolls by]... More

Snapshots from Thailand: The Best Things I Ate

Liz Bomze 17 comments

From the moment we drove out of Chiang Mai Airport until we made our last food-grazing stroll down Bangkok's famous Yaowarat Road, my eyes were bouncing from one delicious site to the next. Check out the coconut pancakes, pad se ew, rambutan, and more snapshots of the best stuff we ate in Thailand. More

Black Truffle Angus XT, the Latest from Burger King Hong Kong

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 2 comments

This month Burger King in Hong Kong released the Black Truffle Angus XT as part of their premium burger line, the King's Collection. The burger is topped with mayonnaise mixed with Italian black truffles, along with cheese, bacon, tomato, and curly endive. More

Snapshots from Vietnam: The Best Things I Ate

Liz Bomze 23 comments

Vietnam was the second leg of our trip (see the first leg featuring Hong Kong, Chengdu, and Shanghai here). The food, the hospitality, the landscape, and the sheer energy of the two cities we visited—Hanoi (the north) and Nha Trang (southeast coast)—blew me away. From red dragon to banh cuon with pork-cinnamon sausage, check out the best things I ate. More

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