Asian Cuisine: The Best Companion On A Rainy Day

With the monsoon setting in, most of us face the urge to curl up under the blankets with a good book and a hot, soupy dish. Thankfully, these days all you have to do is type in the words “food home delivery near me”, and watch the magic unfold! So if you’re in the mood for something spicy, soupy, and unmistakably Asian, look no further!

Ramen Noodles

With roots dating back to the early 1900s, this soupy Japanese preparation is considered to be the best home delivery food in Bangalore. This especially holds true in the cold monsoon months, when a hot pot of ramen is perfect to drive away those monsoon blues. The key ingredient to a good ramen (and a throwback to its origins) is Chinese-style wheat noodles. While we Indians are die-hard fans of chicken in our ramen, people in Korea, China, the US, and Canada love the pork variant of this dish.

Laksa

Another dish rumored to have originated in China, laksa was originally made by the Chinese immigrants to Indonesia, also known as Peranakans. Like ramen, it is also a noodle soup and comes in curry and asma (tamarind) variants. Loaded with healthy ingredients, Laksa is a popular dish in Malaysia, Singapore, and China, and is steadily gaining a following in India too. If you’re looking to order food online in Bangalore beyond the usual soup-sandwich-salad, laksa is a great alternative.

Khowsuey

Khowsuey is a coconut milk-based noodle soup that originated in Burma and has since wound its way across the world. Khowsuey’s ingredients reflect its Indian influences, with turmeric, chilli powder, and coconut milk being key to its preparation. Some people like a dash of lemon on top to make their khowsuey more tangy. To fully enjoy the Burmese khowsuey experience, add some red pepper flakes, crackers, chopped cilantro, and cabbage as a garnish.

Thai Curry

This dish dates back to the late 1800s, and today is very popular in countries with a large Thai diaspora. Thai curry is usually made with either a red or green paste. Aromatics such as onion, ginger, and garlic, with full-fat coconut cream form the base of this amazing preparation. Thai curries, unlike Indian curries, use lots of fresh herbs and aromatic leaves, in place of spice mixes and powders. If you’re hankering for a more traditional Thai curry, look for ones with ingredients like bird’s eye chilli, kaffir leaves, fingerroot in them. You can have aromatic jasmine rice or Malaysian flat fried bread known as ‘roti’ with your Thai curry to make a meal of it.

The next time you have a craving for an Asian soup, there’s no need to fret. 48East has an extensive range of ramens, laksas, khowsueys, and other scrumptious treats which can be delivered straight to your doorstep.

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