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Whether prepared at home, ordered through take-out, or eating the authentic dish in its homeland, Asian cuisine is some of the most delicious in the world. With so many dishes from so many countries to try, the choices can be overwhelming. To help you narrow it down, we put together a list of the top Asian dishes you need to try.

Peking Duck

Peking duck is one of the best ways to eat duck. The duck is seasoned and roasted for 24 hours in an open-air oven until crispy, then cut into tiny pieces and served in a wrap with salad and hoisin sauce. Because of the unique oven (called a hung oven) required, it’s probably not something you can prepare at home, but you probably can get it at a traditional Chinese restaurant or on a trip to the country itself. 

Hida Beef Sushi

Kobe Beef is famous in America for its marble of fat and meat, but true wagyu beef fans will tell you the best brand in Japan is Hida Beef. It has more fat than Kobe Beef, meaning it truly melts in your mouth and is used in various dishes. You can get it in a burger, croquette, grilled skewer, or onigiri, but the best way to enjoy it is raw sushi. It sounds odd, but it is also delicious, and the meat melting the moment it hits your tongue is an experience like no other.

Vietnamese Dumplings

Unlike the previous two entries, you won’t have to travel far to seek out this delectable dish. You can make Vietnamese dumplings right at home! The easy-to-follow recipe involves filling the dumplings with minced pork and mushrooms, steaming them, and then serving with spicy chilly garlic sauce. 

Stir-Fried Udon Noodle

If you don’t know what udon is, it’s a thick wheat flour noodle used in many Japanese dishes. We recommend making it in a black pepper sauce with fresh bell peppers and duck. It’s a hearty recipe that’s perfect if you’re in the mood for a cozy dinner.

Like we said in the intro, these are just a few of the Asian dishes you should try in your lifetime, but they’re all delicious. So if you’re looking to try some authentic Asian cuisine, try these first!