Asian food is famous for using a variety of sauces and flavourings to really bring out the best of veggies, seafood and meat. But that's not all it's famous for! We may think of American food when we think of things being fried but they certainly don't have the monopoly on this type of cuisine. Thai takeaways like Fuchsia Urban Thai offer a range of fried options to tickle your fancy when you're really craving that kind of food and Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean restaurants do, too. Staying true to the flavour combinations and spices that characterise each, here are just a few of our fave crispy and fried options in oriental cuisine.
1. Fuchsia Urban Thai – Crispy Chicken Thai Burger
One of the most popular dishes on the menu at Fuchsia Urban Thai is the Crispy Chicken Thai burger and it's incredibly easy to see why. Panko-coated chicken finds its way into a buttery brioche burger bun alongside tangy papaya salad and sriracha mayo. Plus, you get sweet potato fries on the side. The twist? The Thai aioli that comes served alongside it. Honestly, you haven't lived until you try it!
2. Royal China – Fried Vegetarian Spring Rolls
Think only meat can be fried? Think again! Royal China makes its very own Fried Vegetarian Spring Rolls and they're so yummy that everyone can get on board with it. The traditional Chinese veggies are marinated and stuffed inside the pastry, which is then fried until it's super-crispy and golden brown. It's rich, it's crunchy, it's healthy – well, it has something healthy in it. You won't regret a single bite.
3. Asian5 – Asian5 Calamari
We see you, seafood. You can get in on the action too. Asian5 is brilliant at fusion foods like Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai – but turns out it's also fab at fried food, too. The beauty of fried calamari is the contrast in the textures involved, which is presumably how this particular offering became so popular. To really seal the deal in an oriental, fusion twist, these special fried calamari come served alongside home-made wasabi mayonnaise. Adding another texture, this creamy dip completes the dish.
4. Kpop Chicken – K-Spicy and Sour Chicken Party
Kpop Chicken is music to our ears. Invoking both Korean popular culture and Korean cuisine, the K-Spicy and Sour Chicken Party is one that's not to be missed. Enjoy golden, crispy chicken served entirely off the bone, as well as lettuce, onion and lemon in a spicy lemon soy sauce. The flavours work so well in tandem but, of course, there's nothing more satisfying than the crunch of the crisp. With chicken. Oh, what a time to be alive!
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