What does an Indo-Chinese meal mean

Chinese, Indian, Thai: differences, typical things and so on

If I go to the Asians to eat extensively and with all the taste that I have,
then I am quite able to cook many dishes.

I think the biggest difference to European cuisine is the short preparation time of the ingredients. A lot is done in the wok. E.g. "stir fry". The ingredients such as meat and vegetables are tossed in very hot oil, depending on the cooking time. The pan can

Of course, the way of seasoning is also very different from ours. The spices are as different as the individual regions. Even "Chinese" cuisine cannot be generalized. Just as we cook completely differently in the individual federal states, it is also in China. What we know is actually just a "copy" of the canton cuisine. There are so many kitchens in China alone that it is impossible to list them all here.

What all Asian cuisines have in common is the sharpness of the dishes, such as B. in Thailand. What is "very hot" for us is rather bland in Thailand. Ingredients such as coconut milk and ginger, but also coriander and cumin, dominate.

Spices that do not appear in European cuisine at all.

Indian curries have nothing in common with our well-known powder except the name. A curry is more of a very special kind of stew (probably the wrong expression). Meat, sauce and vegetables are combined in one dish.

Even the rice is different from region to region. Everyone knows Basmati. Or jasmine rice. But the preparation is also different.

I really like to cook "Chinese" myself. One may doubt whether my recipes have anything to do with real Chinese cuisine. In any case, I like cooking in a wok. However, I don't dare to try the Asian substitute for salt - the fish sauce. I have a bottle in the closet, but I don't use it.

I don't use glutamate either. Whether it is really as harmful to health as is always written, may be left open. After all, normal kitchen salt is also harmful to health (if - as usual - it is consumed too much).

What else can I say about "Asian" cuisine?

What we are served in Asian restaurants certainly has as much to do with real Asian cuisine as kebab with Turkish cuisine, pizza with Italian cuisine. We get small excerpts of typical dishes, adapted to the German taste. But by no means "typical" cuisine.



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