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WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 33978 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2015-05-10 10:02:53 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-05-10 10:02:53 [post_content] => IF you have a hankering for Asia's warm, soft, flaky, unusual and downright delicious breads, look no further than this list of doughy highlights from across the region. Roti canai This flat bread can be found in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. A similar bread is also found in Burma. Roti canai does have its roots in Indian cuisine and is traditionally eaten with dhal (lentils) or curry but there are also sweet versions with various toppings or fillings. The bread is made either by spreading the dough thinly before its folded, or twirling it into a thin sheet and then folding it. Either way it is stretched a lot kind of like pizza dough and comes out kind of flaky and buttery thanks to the copious amounts of fat in there, while the centre is more soft. It's fried on a flat iron skillet with lots of oil. Ghee, rather than butter, is recommended if you plan on attempting to reinvent your experience back home. [caption id="attachment_33989" align="alignnone" width="500"]Canai Pic: Indradi Soemardjan, CC.[/caption] Baguette Thanks to the French colonials in Cambodia and Laos, it's possible to find the wonderful crusty baguette in these countries. It goes perfect with your thick Laos or Cambodian coffee of a morning or perhaps a snack. You'll commonly find some cheese spread served with your baguette if you order in a coffee house. Baguette sandwhiches are also common in markets with cured meats, pate, herbs, pickles and the like. Sometimes the bread is toasted. Delicious! [caption id="attachment_33981" align="alignnone" width="500"]IMG_2996 Pic: pickledelisquare.com[/caption] Naan Naan bread is found in West, Central and South Asia but the word originates from Iran or Persia. The word naan just means bread in a generic sense but it has come to be associated with a thick flat bread cooked in a tandoor oven sort of resembling pita. It has a softer dough than many other breads and may come with toppings of butter, cheese, garlic, meat or vegetables. Today you find it in Burma, India, Pakistan, and parts of China amongst other countries. [caption id="attachment_33982" align="alignnone" width="500"]Bakery in Ladakh, India making  naan bread in a tandoor oven. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com Bakery in Ladakh, India making naan bread in a tandoor oven. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com[/caption] Poop bread No, we kid you not, in South Korea one of the most favourite breads is the ddongbang or poop bread. It is shaped as the name suggests but that's where the similarities end - thank goodness. This popular street snack is made by putting a sweetish batter in the appropriate shaped mould with a dollop of filling such as red bean. The bread is then closed over to cook, flipped and served crispy and warm. It comes out something akin to a waffle. [caption id="attachment_33979" align="alignnone" width="500"]poop Pic: cuteinkorea.com[/caption] Asian Sweet Bread Known also as Hong Kong Pai Bao or Hokkaido Milk Bread, this sweet and fluffy bread is popular amongst Chinese communities in Asia, particularly in Hong Kong. The texture of these is so soft and moist thanks to the egg and milk content it's no wonder they are a popular fixture in bakeries. The outside can be more crusty. A similar sweet bread is also served in Japan. [caption id="attachment_33983" align="alignnone" width="505"]bread Pic: instructables.com[/caption]   [post_title] => 5 of Asia's best breads [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 5-of-asias-best-breads [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-05-10 10:09:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-05-10 10:09:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.travelwireasia.com/?p=33978 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

5 of Asia’s best breads

5 of Asia’s best breads
May 10, 2015 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

IF you have a hankering for Asia’s warm, soft, flaky, unusual and downright delicious breads, look no further than this list of doughy highlights from across the region. Roti canai This flat bread can be found in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. A similar bread is also found in Burma. Roti canai does have its roots…>

Best places for a cuppa in Asia

Best places for a cuppa in Asia
February 11, 2015 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

IF you’re looking for a nice brew, a cuppa, a chai or any kind of hot water infused with tea, Asia has you covered. Not only were there enough British colonies in this part of the world to have brought their national drink with them long enough to make it stick, but other Asian nations have a long, long history with the beverage as well, and their own variations. Let’s take a look.

Exquisite views and fine Mediterranean dining at Sirocco, Bangkok

Exquisite views and fine Mediterranean dining at Sirocco, Bangkok
December 8, 2014 - 0 Comments - Mandy Joyner

WALKING down the staircase of Sirocco restaurant and Sky Bar you will find one of the most stunning views for a dinner you can find in the world. Sirocco sits on the 63rd floor of the lebua at State Tower building, almost 250 meters above the bustling streets of Bangkok.

The Weekend Warrior’s guide to… Siem Reap

The Weekend Warrior’s guide to… Siem Reap
August 14, 2014 - 0 Comments - Ben Cowles

WITH the city’s innumerable temples, overeager moto drivers, unofficial tour guides, flocks of one-dollar kids, and absurd humidity, 48 hours in Siem Reap can be a rather beguiling experience for the unprepared. This weekend warrior’s guide will set you straight.

Eating your way through Brisbane’s West End

Eating your way through Brisbane’s West End
May 24, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

BRISBANE’S West End beats to the same drum as its hallowed counterpart in London with an eclectic array of people, markets, music, bookshops, and most importantly food options. From Italian styled coffee to Greek souvlaki, Vietnamese san choy bau or native Australian food there’s such an array of cuisines on offer your tastebuds are in…>

In pictures: Asia’s most ancient structures

In pictures: Asia’s most ancient structures
March 11, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

YOU won’t travel far in Asia without bumping into a crumbling ruin, temple, city or landmark built by a civilization that no longer exists. While many of these have been abandoned and are in want of some repair, with nature at times already taking over, some have been restored to something of their former glory.…>

Eating your way through Australia’s bush tucker

Eating your way through Australia’s bush tucker
February 2, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

IN Australia the consumption of native animals like kangaroo, emu and crocodile has been going on for millennia. While it’s not a fully fledged commercial industry today, and there’s still some aversion to eating cute native animals, things that hop, run and slither do find themselves onto supermarket shelves, restaurant menus and kitchen tables around…>

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