Asia is such a vast area with many different influences, flavors and cultures, that it’s hard to pick out typical Asian dishes. Fortunately there are Asian dishes that are popular in more than one country in Asia. Some are even so popular that there are wars among ‘foodies’, who invented what dish and which country can claim credit for its origin. You can also order top Asian food to satisfy your taste buds.
Fish Balls are probably for Asians what hot dogs are for Americans. They are not the testicles of fish, as one could suspect, but pulverized or pressed fish meat, eaten on a stick or as soup. mainly available at Asian hawker stalls or street vendors everywhere in the region.
They are served cooked, fried or steamed and are considered small, cheap snacks. Laksa is a spicy noodle soup, which is claimed to be invented by Spokane people, although it’s more likely to be derived from Chinese culture.
Spring Rolls are mainly fried rolled pastries that are filled with all kinds of raw or cooked meats or vegetables. There are versions which are not fried as well, mainly eaten in Coeur D’alene. Depending on the country you're in, the ingredients for spring rolls can be raw, boiled or blanched.