Taste of Asia in San Diego has provided a mix of entertainment and food from various parts of Asia including China, Korea, Philippines and more.

House of China:

  • Baozi-A baozi or simply known as bao, bau, humbow, nunu, bakpao, bausak, pow, pau, or pao is a type of steamed, filled bun or bread-like item in various Chinese cuisines, as there is much variation as to the fillings and the preparations
  • Boba milk tea– refers to several forms of beverage found in many cultures, containing some combination of tea and milk. Beverages vary based on the amount of each of these key ingredients, the method of preparation, and the inclusion of other ingredients (varying from sugar or honey to salt or cardamom). Instant milk tea powder is a mass-produced product
  • Dumplings-is a broad classification for a dish that consists of small pieces of dough (made from a variety of starch sources), often wrapped around a filling. The dough can be based on bread, flour, or potatoes, and may be filled with meat, fish, cheese, vegetables, fruits, or sweets. Dumplings may be prepared using a variety of methods, including, but not limited to, baking, boiling, frying, simmering, or steaming.
  • Tea Egg-Tea egg is a typical Chinese savory food commonly sold as a snack, in which a boiled egg is cracked and then boiled again in tea, sauce and/or spices.
  • Jianbing-Jianbing is a traditional Chinese street food similar to crepes. It is a type of bing generally eaten for breakfast and hailed as “one of China’s most popular street breakfasts.

House of Philippines:

  • Filipino Pancit: fine noodles with vegetables and bits of chicken
  • Lumpia: vegetables wrapped like an egg roll
  • Turon: sweet banana wrapped, fried with a light sugary glaze

House of Chamorros:

  • Chicken Kaleguen: is a Chamorro dish from the Northern Mariana Islands eaten as a side dish or as a main course
  • Diago:Cucumbers were introduced by the Spanish (possibly during the 17th century) and have been cultivated by Chamorros for inclusion in their diet. The radish that is included in the salad is pickled in vinegar and dyed with yellow food coloring to provide a vibrant color addition to the dish.
  • Finadenesauce: is a salty, spicy, sour all-purpose condiment used in Chamorro cuisine. The three types are soy sauce, lemon, and coconut, and it is often eaten with meat.
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