Asian Heritage Month: find delicious food

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In this second of a two-part series (first part here), we celebrate a few dishes from east, south and southeast Asia that can be found in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph. With their balance of sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami, these dishes are among my favourites.

Andy Phoung flashes the peace sign at Taste with Andy Guelph (Photo/andrewcoppolino.com).

As with part one, this list represents only a few selections of restaurants from many possibilities; some venues are quite popular destinations, others fly under the radar.

Chinese restaurants were once the primary purveyors of Asian cooking, but Waterloo Region and Wellington County now have a wide range of foods from Laotian, Filipino, Cambodian and Korean kitchens.

Beef dosirak from Yang Yum Waterloo (Photo/andrewcoppolino.com).

But even Chinese restaurants have evolved to feature dishes from the many regions of the country — streetside Xinjiang grilling or Lanzhou hand-stretched noodles, for instance. While Punjabi and Mughlai dishes have been joined by newer Indian restaurants serving dosas, the delicious and lacy fermented lentil “crepes” of south India.

For more, visit CBC-KW.

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