Modern Asian cuisine or fusion food is
a blend of Eastern and Western ingredients. It means combining ingredients
and/or cooking techniques of two or more ethnic cuisines to create meals.
Asian food has captured the world's palates by its rich variety, intense
flavors, fragrant aromas, succulent, spicy taste and eye-appealing
Chinese, Thai, Indian and Japanese
cuisines have found their way into the hearts (and stomach) of millions.
Most Asian cuisine appears to be following suit. In the past
decade, these Asian delights have spread across the globe at a speed
unprecedented by the culinary arts of the world.
Modern Asian cooking is a great way to
introduce food lovers to ethnic cuisine. Chefs must, however, take care
when creating fusion foods. The key is to use compatible ingredients and a
preparation method that effectively fuses the components. A presentation
that enhances the food's appearance further guarantees success.
Unfortunately, in the culinary world,
there are people who believe that fusion food is nonsense. Many renowned
chefs have been condemned for not sticking to authentic cooking styles.
Despite this, restaurants serving distinctive modern ethnic dishes are
mushrooming and have become the haute cuisine in today's dining dynamics
around the globe.
Modern Asian cuisine could be found in
different places all over the world. From the finest restaurants, to local
fast food take-outs, there is a wide range of choice. Pizza with satay-styled
toppings, burger with chicken and black pepper sauce are just a few of the
many popular take-outs.
You too can experiment with different
spices, sauces and other ingredients or styles to come up with your own
flavors. It's all up to your own creativity.