IF YOU ARE A LOVER OF THE ASIAN CUISINE YOU KNOW HOW DIVERSE THE EXOTIC DISHES ARE OF WHICH WE ENJOY EVERY BITE. HOWEVER, THE WIDER THE SELECTION, THE MORE SPICES ARE IN THE ASIAN CUISINE, THE MORE DIFFICULT IT BECOMES TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT WINE. WE WILL GIVE YOU SOME TIPPS TO HELP YOU CHOOSE.
The variety of wines combined with the richness of the Asian cuisine
The right wine for Tom Ka Gai, Szechuan Chicken or Chicken Masala? Not that easy. If we ask gastronomes of the Asian cuisine who cook in Germany, we often hear that it would go well with Chinese beer. That would also work. This answer reveals that the wine issue is more complex than thought. However, finding an answer will pay off.
Thai: Spicy food – fresh wine
One thing you should know is that with hot and spicy Asian food just about every wine will taste sweet to the palate. Therefore, in the case of hot and spicy dishes – particularly, Thai dishes – you should try to do without fruity and sour wine. Dry and well-balanced white wines go better with it. A prickly Riesling, for example, is a good choice or a Pinot Grigio, cultivated in Barrique. If you prefer red wine, you best select an Amarone or a round Bordeaux f1aq4g5.
Japanese: Mild flavor – great choice of wines
It is easier with dishes from the Japanese cuisine which are served with lots of fish and steamed vegetables. These dishes are less spicy, thus, allowing for a broader range of wines. With these dishes, many fresh white wines and red wines can be served, for example, a classic Pinot Noir.
Indian: Many spices require a hand for combining food and wine
Particularly complex is he Indian cuisine with their diversity of spices. In this case, it is all about being able to cleverly combine the wine with the food which can enrich Indian dishes in a special way. However, one must not only take the factor meat or fish into account but much rather the spices. That is the reason why Indian restaurants often offer an exclusive wine card which is matched with the individual dishes in offering. Riesling or Gewurztraminer also often fit quite well. Their flowery flavors and particular residual sweetness makes them blend in beautifully with the hotness of the dishes.
We wish you lots of fun with the diversity of the Asian cuisine which definitely requires a good wine as well. Try it out sometime and discover wine as an additional component to the culinary Asian treat!