There's nothing more satisfying than a good crunch when it comes to our food. Asian cuisine has the whole crispy thing down to a fine art. When you think of Japanese takeaway, a lot of people's minds go straight to sushi. But that's not the only kind of food the land of the rising sun is famous for. In fact, the Japanese have their very own version of breadcrumbs – called panko – that gives a lot of their dishes a literal edge. The flaky texture can be baked or fried, and it's delicious. It's not just Japan. Food across the Asian continent equally draws upon a little extra texture to complement the unique flavourings. Here are just a few ideas from Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Indonesia to try from Deliveroo tonight.
1. I Love Taimei – Combo 1
Taiwanese food is awesome and if you haven't tried it, you're missing a trick. When you can't decide what to have a combo meal is definitely the way to go – and I Love Tamei has one that we're sure you're going to love as well. Sample everything, including BBQ chicken, popcorn chicken, sweet potato, mushroom combo and even double yammy tea. With so many different flavours and textures you don't have to make any difficult choices!
2. Kimchi Korean Restaurant – Yang Yeom Chicken
If you're into fried chicken, you've come to the right place. Kimchi Korean Restaurant makes it just the way you like it, with a bit of a Korean twist. Yang Yeom Chicken is battered and fried, which only makes its tenderness all the more evident. Oh, and that's not it! You get a sauce, too. Sweet chilli sauce is a welcome addition that only serves to sweeten the deal further.
3. MOJO – Unagi With Crispy Panko Crumbs
Now's your chance to try panko if you haven't already. MOJO highlights how truly versatile and varied food from Japan can be, by really thinking outside the box. Sushi has its place for sure, but on this menu other dishes get a look in as well. Beef striploin, dinner bowls, sharing plates and greens make for interesting choices but unagi – eels – with panko crumbs and ebiko and mojo sauce really bring out a lot of the less well-known yet authentic side of the cuisine.
4. Gado & Grill – Ayam Penyet
Want to learn a little more about Indonesian cuisine? Gado & Grill can teach you all that you need to know. Ayam Penyet is an East Javanese dish in which the chicken is smashed to make it super soft, before being deep-fried until it's crispy on the outside. The striking contrast between the dish's inner and outer chicken consistency probably explains why it's so popular. There's nothing better!
There are plenty of crispy and fried dishes from across the Asian continent for you to try tonight thanks to Deliveroo.