How Much Do You Know About Asian Food?

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How Much Do You Know About Asian Food? - Quiz

Do you like Asian food? How much do you know about Asian food? Take this quiz and find out. Asia is a big continent that has diversity in everything, and so is food. Here, we have got a few questions to test your knowledge of Asian food. Start the quiz, pick the answers, and your final score will reveal how much you know about Asian food and cuisines. Do not forget to share the quiz with other food lovers you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Name the popular form of bread that is cooked in a tandoor and is yeast-leavened.

    • A.

      Milk bread

    • B.

      Naan

    • C.

      Biscotti

    • D.

      Chapati

    Correct Answer
    B. Naan
    Explanation
    Naan is a popular form of bread that is cooked in a tandoor and is yeast-leavened. It is a traditional Indian bread that is made from a dough of wheat flour, yeast, yogurt, and water. The dough is typically rolled out into a flat, oval shape and then baked in a hot tandoor oven, resulting in a soft and fluffy bread with a slightly charred exterior. Naan is often served alongside curries or used as a wrap for kebabs and other dishes.

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  • 2. 

    What temperature is Udon usually served at?

    • A.

      Hot

    • B.

      Lukewarm

    • C.

      Cold

    • D.

      Burning hot

    Correct Answer
    A. Hot
    Explanation
    Udon is a type of Japanese noodle dish that is typically served hot. The noodles are usually cooked in boiling water and then served in a hot broth. Serving udon hot helps to enhance the flavors of the dish and provides a comforting and warming experience for the eater. Cold or lukewarm udon is less common and typically served in specific dishes like cold udon salad. Burning hot would imply a temperature that is too high and could potentially burn the eater, which is not the usual serving temperature for udon.

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  • 3. 

    What was the first grain farmed in China?

    • A.

      Rice

    • B.

      Barley

    • C.

      Rye

    • D.

      Wheat

    Correct Answer
    A. Rice
    Explanation
    Rice was the first grain farmed in China. Rice cultivation dates back to around 5000 BC in the Yangtze River valley. It played a crucial role in the development of Chinese civilization, as it provided a stable food source and allowed for the growth of permanent settlements. Rice farming techniques were passed down through generations, and rice became a staple food in Chinese cuisine. Its cultivation spread to other parts of Asia and eventually to other parts of the world.

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  • 4. 

    Select three of the following ingredients, which are served with Udon noodles.

    • A.

      Thyme

    • B.

      Tofu

    • C.

      Seaweed

    • D.

      Egg

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Tofu
    C. Seaweed
    D. Egg
    Explanation
    The correct answer is tofu, seaweed, and egg because these are commonly served ingredients with Udon noodles. Tofu provides a protein-rich element to the dish, while seaweed adds a unique flavor and texture. Eggs are often included in Udon noodle dishes, either boiled or as a soft-cooked topping. Thyme, on the other hand, is not typically used in traditional Udon noodle recipes, making it an incorrect choice.

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  • 5. 

    What did people in Northern China eat instead of rice?

    • A.

      Buns

    • B.

      Bread

    • C.

      Millet

    • D.

      Wheat

    Correct Answer
    C. Millet
    Explanation
    In Northern China, people ate millet instead of rice. Millet is a type of grain that was commonly grown and consumed in this region. It was a staple food for many centuries and provided a good source of nutrition. Millet was preferred over rice due to its ability to grow in colder climates and its resistance to drought. It was often used to make porridge, noodles, and other dishes.

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  • 6. 

    Select two of these dishes which are served as Japanese starter dishes.

    • A.

      Miso soup

    • B.

      Bimbo pot

    • C.

      Tempura Prawns

    • D.

      Sushi

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Miso soup
    C. Tempura Prawns
    Explanation
    Miso soup and Tempura Prawns are both commonly served as Japanese starter dishes. Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup made from fermented soybean paste, dashi stock, and various ingredients like tofu, seaweed, and vegetables. It is often served as a starter in Japanese meals. Tempura Prawns, on the other hand, are deep-fried battered prawns that are a popular appetizer in Japanese cuisine. They are crispy and delicious, making them a great choice for a starter dish.

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  • 7. 

     Which place in the world introduced wheat to China?

    • A.

      North Europe

    • B.

      West Asia

    • C.

      South Africa

    • D.

      South America

    Correct Answer
    B. West Asia
    Explanation
    West Asia is the correct answer because it is widely accepted that wheat was introduced to China from West Asia. Archaeological evidence suggests that wheat cultivation began in West Asia around 10,000 years ago, and it gradually spread to different regions, including China. The Silk Road, an ancient trade route that connected West Asia with China, played a significant role in the exchange of goods and ideas, including the introduction of wheat to China. Therefore, West Asia is the most likely place from where wheat was introduced to China.

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  • 8. 

     Select three of the following ingredients which are found in traditional Japanese dishes.

    • A.

      Mushroom

    • B.

      Fruit

    • C.

      Bean

    • D.

      Cheese

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Mushroom
    B. Fruit
    C. Bean
    Explanation
    Traditional Japanese dishes often incorporate ingredients such as mushrooms, fruits, and beans. Mushrooms like shiitake and enoki are commonly used in various dishes, adding a unique umami flavor. Fruits like persimmons, citrus, and plums are often used in desserts, salads, and as garnishes. Beans, particularly soybeans, are a staple in the Japanese diet and are used to make tofu, miso, and soy sauce. Cheese, on the other hand, is not typically found in traditional Japanese cuisine as it is not native to the region and is not commonly used in their culinary traditions.

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  • 9. 

    What does dim sim mean?

    • A.

      Touch your heart

    • B.

      Dish of satisfaction

    • C.

      Bite-sized food

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Touch your heart
  • 10. 

    Hairy crab originates from Hunan.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Hairy crab originates from Hunan" is incorrect. Hairy crab is actually a delicacy that originates from the Yangtze River Delta region in China, particularly from the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang. Hunan is not known for being the place of origin for hairy crabs. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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