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Understanding Asian Fusion Cuisine

Asian fusion foods are all the rage these days! If you haven’t tried them yet, you’re definitely missing out a wonderful gastronomic experience. But what exactly is Asian fusion? Knowing a thing or two about this culinary trend should help you make informed decisions when planning Asian fusion dishes with your halal food catering company. So, here are some basic things to know about this increasingly popular Asian cuisine trend, including its origin, definition and examples.

What is Asian Fusion Cuisine?

As term suggests, Asian fusion cuisine is the fusion of two or more Asian cooking techniques, recipes and traditions. The idea is to give the chef some creative freedom to experiment with different Asian recipes, so they can come up with a new unique dish.

Interestingly, Asian Fusion has been in use in Singapore for long. However, recent years have seen an upsurge in this culinary trend around the world.

Difference between Pan-Asian and Asian Fusion

The two terms are often confused but they mean entirely different things. A pan-Asian menu, for example, will include traditional dishes from many different Asian countries. For instance, you may want to serve Indian Tandoori chicken with Korean Bibimbap and Chinese Dumplings. There is no fusion here! You just want your guests to experience the taste of different Asian recipes from different countries.

On the other hand, Asian fusion aims to create a new, unique cuisine style through the coalescence of different Asian recipes and cooking styles. It gives a chef the creative license to produce something new, and one of its kinds.


Most halal food catering companies in Singapore offer a wide selection of Asian fusion dishes. Some examples are Shang Dong Style Fui Gui Tofu, Oven-baked Japanese Teriyaki Salmon, Grilled Pacific Dory with Butter Lemon Herb Sauce, Wok Fried Yang Chow Rice on Bed of Lotus Leaf.