Asia is a continent of contrasts, with a clear flow of food styles across it’s length.
The Muslim West of Asia, with countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan, is famous for stew based foods, heavy in lentils, rices, and meats such as lamb and chicken. As the country heads East, a change can be noticed in the style of food through India, with heavy usage of hot spices, phasing through to China, with light, stir fried food. The food make a natural transgression into Japan, where freshness and quality of ingredients is the key, and foods are served light.
It is the difference in religions and cultures that makes Asia a fascinating continent for food.