Your contest entries for the Asian Food Review Contest have been superb- we've gotten a variety of Asian food reviews that got our tummies rumbling!
So far most of your reviews focus on restaurants, cafes or stalls from Malaysian eating hubs like KL, PJ and Penang, while there are quite a few that highlighted eateries from Bali and Bangkok. We're hoping to see more reviews from eateries in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Brunei, Philippines and Singapore on Koolred.
The cuisines that were reviewed are so full of 'flavour', we couldn't resist compiling some of our favourite reviews to make up our very own ideal meal for a day. Here's what we have compiled, do take a look:
What's for Breakfast?
Well, in Asia most of us turn to rice or noodles to kick start our mornings. Who needs coffee when you can wake up to a spicy bowl of Nyonya Laksa?
The iconic Nasi Lemak is a local favourite in many parts of South East Asia. This coconut-flavored rice meal is the complete package and can be in fact eaten during breakfast, lunch and dinner:
Let's grab Lunch!
Most eateries in Asia provide set lunches where prices are lower and most of them come with servings of soup and fruits/ desserts. We'd definitely love to dig into these Korean set meals that are not too heavy but they would keep us satisfied till dinner time:
We also wouldn't mind having a zesty bowl of Tom Yum Goong for lunch as well. This Thai hot and spicy broth is one of the most popular soups in the world due to its unique taste and it brings health benefits as well (it boosts your immune system):
Tea Time's Here!
Yes, Asians have tea time- in which the term is used in a different way than how the Westerners use it. Tea time in Asia is meant to be an afternoon tea break, while Westerners use the term to replace the word "dinner". To complement our good cup of tea/ coffee, scrumptious cakes and pastries like egg tarts or Japanese cream puffs would do us good:
It's Dinner Time!
Dinner time is usually spent with families in Asia. So this gives us a chance to indulge in MORE mouth-watering Asian cuisines. For our dinner pick, we'd love a feast of freshly grilled seafood dishes while we overlook the Bali beach and sunset:
Not all seafood dishes are grilled, as there are some eateries that serve stir-fried seafood cuisines. We wouldn't mind getting our hands dirty:
Make room for Dessert
Asia bursts of great local desserts such as the creamy Indonesian Mango Sago Dessert which is made from real fragrant mangos, coconut milk and sago. It's simply a sweet ending to your (dinner) meal:
Who doesn't love ice cream? The traditional Thai coconut ice cream is well-loved as you're given the choice to have your ice cream in a cup, in a cone or wrapped in bread! We'd definitely laden our ice cream treat with as much toppings (peanuts, sprinkles, jelly fruits) as we can:
Hey it happens! We get hungry all of a sudden and we need something light to fill up our stomachs. How about some Takoyaki Balls which are ball-shaped Japanese dumplings that are grilled a lovely golden brown colour and eaten with some sauce:
What about an Asian snack that you can make at home? The Vietnamese version of a pancake, bánh xèo is easy to prepare as it is basically a crispy crepe that's filled with chicken, prawns, bean sprouts and chopped spring onions:
More food reviews for the contest here.
We're awarding three winners with the most interesting submissions a complimentary hotel stay in either Bali or Bangkok. Our 1st Prize winner will win a free two-night stay at the stylish Alila Manggis Hotel, Bali. While our 2nd and 3rd Prize winners will win one-night stays at LUXX XL Hotel, Langsuan and LUXX Hotel, Silom in Bangkok respectively.
We can't say no to good food, and it's been great pleasure to read your food reviews for the Asian Food Review Contest on Koolred. For those of you who have not entered yet, come on! What are you waiting for? You only have about two weeks to submit your contest entries and to stand a chance at winning those brilliant prizes!
We look forward to more reviews (you can submit more than one entry) so tell us, which Asian food would you not mind eating all the time? Do you like your meals spicy or sour? We'd like to know!