7 Asian Desserts That Should Be on Your Must-Try List

Exploring Asian cuisine will not be complete without having delicious desserts. With so many delectable sweets, confections and treats to choose from across Asia, here are some of the best desserts you need to try.

 

Bánh Chuối Nướng (Vietnam)
banana cake vietnam
Vietnamese cuisine is among Asia’s finest. While dessert may not be high on tourists’ must-try food list, Vietnam’s banana cake known as bánh chuối nướng is certainly worth a try. You can even pair it with hot or cold Vietnamese coffee.

 

Daifuku (Japan)
Ichigo Daifuku
Daifuku is mochi with a twist — or filling to be exact thus adding more flavor to what is already a delicious confection. Anko or sweetened red bean paste is a common filling. But ichigo (strawberry) daifuku is easily a top pick for many.

 

Egg Custard Tart (Hong Kong)
egg custard tarts
Egg tarts may not be unique to Hong Kong. But its egg tarts are widely known that tourists from around the world make a beeline at stores and food stalls that sell this delicious snack.

 

Halo-Halo (Philippines)
halo-halo
Halo-halo literally means mix-mix. And that is exactly what this refreshing and delightful treat is about. It consists of a mixture of shaved ice, fruits, sweet beans, and evaporated milk among others. Other types of halo-halo you will find across the Philippines may include macapuno, leche flan, and purple yam.

 

Khao Niao Mamuang (Thailand)
Khao Niao Mamuang
Khao niao mamuang or sweet coconut sticky rice with mango is a popular Thai treat. It is widely available across the country – from street food stalls to high-end restaurants. Sweet, filling, and tasty, this sticky rice will leave you satisfied.

 

Melonpan (Japan)
Melonpan
Japan has a wide selection of scrumptious breads. But its melonpan is easily one of the top favorites by locals and tourists alike. This sweet bun looks like a melon and is commonly found in many of the country’s convenience stores and supermarkets.

 

Nom Krok (Cambodia and Thailand)
Khanom khrok
This sweet rice cake is one of the street food treats you will find in Cambodia and Thailand. It is a coconut-based pancake that sometimes comes with a filling of sliced green onions that add more flavor to what is already a delicious treat.

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How Curry Powder Keeps The Doctor Away

curry powder

We all know how turmeric keeps the doctor away with its anti-inflammatory properties. We also know how coriander keeps the doctor away with its antioxidant properties. But did you know there’s another variety of spice that keeps the doctor away due to both turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties and coriander’s antioxidant properties?

Yes, you read that right.

Curry powder keeps the doctor away with its all-powerful, natural properties from some of the world’s healthiest spices, along with its very own curry leaf ingredient that is packed with vitamins and minerals to boost one’s immune system. Aside from turmeric and coriander, curry powder also has cumin, which helps treat one’s skin disorders; and fenugreek, which helps treat one’s respiratory disorders.

Even more so, curry powder keeps the doctor away by:

Lowering Cancer Risks

As such, turmeric is not just known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also known for lowering cancer risks, specifically colon cancer, by stimulating any kind of cancer activity in one’s body through curcumin (a major component of turmeric). Combined with the other ingredients of curry powder, it becomes a force to reckon with against cancer.

Fighting Against Infections

As such, coriander is not just known for its antioxidant properties. It’s also known for fighting against infections, specifically bacterial infections, by eliminating any kind of bacterial activity in one’s body through limonene (a minor component of coriander). Combined with the other ingredients of curry powder, it becomes a force to reckon with against infections.

Indeed, curry powder keeps the doctor away.

And oh, let’s not forget that it’s also deemed a pharmaceutical breakthrough now – namely French curry, which can be found in local drugstores all over France.

Indeed, curry powder is a force to reckon with.

Do you know any other health benefits of curry powder? Let us know in the comments section below!

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