Asian Fusion Cuisines

When American, Asian, South, or Central American dishes and tastes alone are not enough, fusion is the solution. Food fusion combines two diverse culinary styles- usually from different cultures – to yield a rich and exciting flavor profile to stimulate the senses anew. Often, fusion cuisine also pairs two dissimilar cooking techniques.
What Are Fusion Cuisines?
Latin American fusion cuisines are already a hit in the United States. This mingling offers a combination of cultural foods for an unusual yet mouthwatering experience, is easy to create, and can be tailored to personal preferences.
For example, favorites include tacos, tortillas and tamales, salsa, chimichurri, sofrito, guacamole, carne asada, pollo huevos, and empanadas. You can add Asian styles to these familiar Latin American fusion dishes for extra novelty and appeal.
What Are Asian Fusion Cuisines?
This exotic merging couples familiar Latin American or other styles with Asian and Eastern European dishes, ingredients, and cooking approaches. Offerings can also be pan-Asian, pairing two classic Asian dishes, for example, merging a classic spicy South Indian curry with Chinese rice and shrimp.
Picture the Sushirrito® – a sushi burrito. This delicious creation combines fresh vegetables such as cucumber, scallions, onions, avocado, fish, crab, chicken, tofu, and sushi sauces in a giant burrito-like wrap. This innovation can also have a Vietnamese leaning – the pho-ritto.
In addition, imagine the Kimchi Quesadilla. This umami-flavored, spicy, cheesy dish comprises fermented vegetables, fish sauce, ginger, garlic, and seasonings and is warm and delicious. It’s topped with creamy sour cream mayonnaise or yogurt to cool the fiery taste sensation.
Other blends include Korean Potato Salad, Won Ton Tacos, and Kamikaze Fries – loaded chips layered with kimchi, Korean short rib meat, and spicy mayonnaise. Finally, how about Spam and Egg Onigirazu? Delight in a traditional egg sandwich with layers of salty, crispy spam, avocado, fresh arugula, sushi rice, and a runny yolk rolled within a nori wrap.
A Match Made in Fusion Heaven
Why do Asian – for example, Korean – and Mexican dishes marry so well? While separated by a vast ocean and thousands of miles, the secret of this successful amalgamation is in five shared ingredients yielding similar savory flavors.
These everyday products, herbs, and spices include the essential chili pepper. A Korean chef relies on gochujang, gochugaru, and Cheongyang peppers, while a Mexican relies on serranos, poblanos, and jalapeños. Each has a distinct profile, but all add exhilaration and heat to any dish.
Then there’s garlic. Mexican uses include marinades and salsas, with Koreans using the product in stir fries and pickles. Cilantro, an aromatic green herb, is another staple across cultures. It adds interest to guacamole, charro beans, and salsa. In addition, it accentuates Korean Gosu Kimchi, garnishes for bibimbap, and various sauces. Green Onions are embraced in both cuisines, whether in carne asada, tacos, fajitas, kimchi, banchan, Korean pancakes, or jjajangmyeon – noodles in black bean sauce.
Last but not least is brown and white rice. Enjoy this filling grain with tomatoes, garlic, and onions – arroz rojo- red rice – in Mexico. In Korea, you’ll love steamed rice served with bibimbap topped with vegetables, meat, a fried egg, and a gochujang sauce – a fermented chili paste.
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