Takeaway food has been the champion for those who want convenience. You do not have to worry about groceries and food preparation. You also have more options. You can enjoy food with recipes which are overly complicated and whose ingredients are hard to get.
When you do opt for takeaway instead of a home-cooked meal, don’t settle for the same fast food fare. You end up disregarding the most significant point of eating out: diversity and variety. If you don’t know where to start your takeaway culinary journey, here are three suggestions.
Kosher food follows the dietary laws of the Jewish tradition. These dietary laws cover everything from the ingredients that can be used, sourcing ingredients, preparing the elements, and cooking them. Kosher food does not only feature Jewish cuisines like falafels and shish kebabs. It also features mainstream dishes like burgers and salads. You can find kosher restaurants in NYC that deliver both traditional Jewish cuisine and American kosher dishes.
Japanese food, like most of the Eastern cuisine, prioritizes health and options. Their meals usually have a variety of side dishes that allow you to eat from all the major food groups. The most popular dish is sushi. Rice seasoned with vinegar, seaweed, and the raw seafood of choice has made waves in the West Coast of the U.S. and has fans throughout the country. Shrimp, salmon, tuna, and sea urchin only scratch the surface of your sushi options.
If you can’t eat raw food and have a strong preference for comfort food, there are still rice and noodle options you can enjoy. Tonkatsu is a deep-fried pork cutlet served with vegetable sides and soup. Omurice is an egg omelet stuffed with fried rice and gravy. For noodles, you can have yakisoba noodles (dry) or ramen (with soup).
Thai food is known for its multi-layered flavors. Sweet, savory, sour, and spicy—their dishes have it all. Pad Thai is a stir-fried noodle dish that has become popular overseas. It is street food that is served with shrimp and bean sprouts. Other variations feature different kinds of meat like chicken, pork, and crab.
Tom yam is a hot and sour soup that showcases the diverse flavors mentioned earlier. The soup base is made of stock (often seafood), lemongrass, lime, fish sauce, chilli peppers, and galangal. Tom yam has other varieties that feature ingredients like coconut milk, evaporated milk, chicken, fish, or prawns.
Takeaway nights allow you to take a break from the tedious work of food preparation. You get to eat dishes you would have never made on your own. There might be a few misses, but you cannot deny that with every new dish you develop a new understanding of a different culture, and of food. These three cuisines are only to start you off; many others have a dynamic approach to spices, meat, and food preparation. All of that is one phone call away.