The Search is Over! How to Find Your Favorite Asian Dishes in Australia
May 24, 2018
Given how close Australia is to many Asian countries, Asian cuisine is deeply-rooted in the local culinary culture. This diverse, modern nation is full of people from all sorts of backgrounds, so why not explore all of them through the art of food? If you're an Asian expat feeling a little homesick and looking for some of your favourite national foods, there are many ways to get a delicious plate in front of you. Whether you're willing to take a walking tour of the best restaurants or want to order delivery on a comfy night in, this list will lead the way to help you fulfil your cravings.
Explore the yummiest corners of Chinatown
It feeds the soul to eat comfort food, but sometimes the best of the best from your cultural background isn’t always well-known or readily available. You might just have to get up, go out there, and explore your city if you are seeking the tastiest traditional dishes around. To find the hidden gems of Asian cuisine in Australia, head over to your local Chinatown to explore the variety of Asian-inspired dishes prepared with authentic recipes. Chinatown is where to look for dishes that aren’t widely known in mainstream Australian culture but adored by people all over the world. Look for restaurants with exciting dishes like green curry, marinated jellyfish, chicken feet, chapulines (green crickets), and even durian and avocado smoothies. You'll be able to find all these dishes at Vietnamese, Malaysian or Thai restaurants throughout the markets. Who knows, you might even end up trying something new.
Order in from top spots
Not feeling up for a day out? You can also just sit back, start a movie on Netflix and let the growing market of quick and easy food delivery services available in Australia bring you all kinds of Asian delicacies right to your dinner table. Whether it's a Chinese or Thai restaurant you're after, you can find it all by browsing through the countless menus available. The internet has become a pretty open library when it comes to apps that help you get stuff done, so take advantage by searching for the Asian dishes you love and getting them sent straight to your door.
Learn to cook the classics
You can probably cook yourself an omelette, pasta, or sear yourself a good steak, but you haven’t really dipped into the steep world of cooking until you’ve learned how to make a few notable Asian dishes. There are loads of online resources to help you on your culinary journey, especially if you're tackling a dish for the very first time. Make sure to check out sites like the Asian Food Channel and look up YouTube videos that will walk you through everything from what bowls you need to which spices to use. Thai Food Tonight also teaches you techniques and methods used when making specific Thai dishes. Cooking is a skill that you can use for the rest of your life, so it's worth taking a bit of time to learn the basics and invest in delicious meals to come.
Just because you may be a few miles away from home doesn't mean you have to forfeit a lifetime of authentic homecooked meals. Follow these tips and tricks to help you start dining on delicious Asian cuisine today!