Our city is known for being a melting pot of western European immigrant cuisines. More recently, that melting pot has grown to include many regional Asian styles of cooking – which equates to more tantalizing diversity. For people who love bright, complex flavors, this is one of our richest culinary stories ever. From a Filipino food truck to a Chinese bakery specializing in filled buns, must-eat Taiwanese bento boxes to luscious Lao specialties, where to slurp bubble tea to how to eat soup dumplings without scalding your mouth, our compendium of distinctively delicious Asian foods is one to relish now and hold on to for future gastronomic journeys.
Filipino food entrepreneurs Alexa and Matt Alfaro are also ambassadors of cultural identity.
Five national dishes of Asia and the stories behind them
Five spots to quench a thirst for bubble tea
If you’re never had this Vietnamese sandwich, prepare for your world to be rocked.
Four noodles to know and where to get them
Also called xiaolongbao, these steamed, broth-filled beauties served in a basket are a specialty of Shanghai.
For bottled sauces to frozen dumplings, sake glasses to rice cookers, Mo’s Food Market is a shopping wonderland for the at-home cook.
The spicy, crispy chicken that has become a Korean trademark
Pho is a Vietnamese gift to the culinary world. Here’s where to get it.
Put your foot on the brake as you’re nearing 59th and North.
Franklin’s Sweet Basil takes a creative approach to Asian street eats and other fare.
Now there are more places than ever to find traditional and fusion Lao cuisine.
The irresistible delicacies of West Allis’ Lucky Bakery
I’ve never had better sashimi locally than at Kyoto, where each bite is a revelation of freshness.
The Chinese – and Chinese-fusion – restaurants that should be on your must-visit list
A Downtown food court restaurant serves the hard-to-find specialties of this island nation.
Ono Kine Grindz, the small Hawaiian shop and restaurant open since 2010, is a goldmine for island culinary treasures like ahi tuna poke and char siu (BBQ) pork.