Replies: 2 - Last Post: Jun 29, 2013 3:49 AM Last Post By: LongIslandBob
Jun 28, 2013 12:03 PM
Culinary AdventureGreetings to all,
As an aspiring chef who has a love for Asian cuisine and a need to see a different part of the world, how would i go about going to countries like Japan, China or Thailand for example, learn and study the traditional foods of these countries to help me further my culinary palate?
Would i just jump on a plane and make my way around while meeting people as i go? should i organize this before hand?
Any tips would be greatly appreciated as I have been dreaming of of doing a trip like this since i first started cooking.
Jun 29, 2013 3:37 AM
1General rule of thumb:
Organizing ahead of time will save you a lot of time.
Jumping in and going for it will cost less and give you a more genuine of the street-level foods.
Many Asia countries, especially Taiwan, are known for their delicious night markets, a series of roadside stalls, where one person has completely mastered one dish and makes it over and and over and over again. They don't "do" classes, but with a local guide/translator, you'll learn the real stuff there.
Jun 29, 2013 3:46 AM
Taiwan and the Philippines have the most diversity of styles.
Korea and Japan are more known for their purity of style.
China is very large and the cuisine in one area can vary very heavily form the cuisine in another.
Thailand is very tourist oriented and traveler friendly. Cooking aside, there or Taiwan are the most fun places you could visit.
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