Mission Valley 3-18-14 (8

Popular Asian Foods


The world's fast growing appetite for Asian food has a lot to do with both population growth and economic development on the continent. Demand has soared in China, where GDP per capita has increased more than ten fold since 2000, and also in Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia.

But Asian food has also benefited from the emigration of Asiansto other parts of the world, where people then fall in love with cuisines they might not have encountered otherwise. The United States, where the number of Asian immigrants has grown immensely, is perhaps the best example. Americans, especially younger ones are deeply enamored with Asian food (and hot sauce, for that matter).

“They’re looking for bolder and spicier flavors, and something different, ” Darren Tristano, executive vice president of Technomic, a restaurant-research firm, told QSR Magazine.

Sales at Asian fast food restaurants have grown by 135 percent since 1999, well outpacing the growth seen in any other segment.

Fast food sales only tell part of the story, but they're arguably one of the best indicators of global food trends.

Asian food in particular is unique in that the vast majority of fast food restaurants that serve cuisine from the region, whether it's Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese or Malaysian, aren't chains but independent, small restaurants. Globally, only about 10 percent of sales at Asian fast food restaurants come from chains. The remaining 90 percent (which amounts to more than $135 billion annually)comes from mom and pop restaurants.

In the United States, the story is a bit different, but no less striking. Roughly half of all sales at Asian fast food restaurants came from chains in 2014. The viability of that model points to a certain level of demand. U.S. chains like Panda Express, which reached nearly $2 billion in sales last year, have proven that there's a mass market interest in Chinese food. Even Chipotle has responded to the demand with Shophouse, a fast casual Thai noodle restaurant.

Asian food is so coveted today that even restaurants that are centered around cuisines that aren't even remotely Asian—like burgers, fried chicken, and sandwiches—are increasingly offering Asian-inspired options. There are currently at least 550 items sold at fast food restaurants around the United States with either Asian names or an overt Asian influence, according to market research firm Mintel. Exhibit A: Teriyaki burgers, which can now, by the way, be found at Carl Jr.'s.



Share this article





Related Posts


Types of Asian Foods
Types of Asian Foods
Asian food Facts
Asian food Facts

Latest Posts
How to Cook Asian?
How to Cook Asian?
Today: Your soba noodle…
Chinese food Recipes with Beef
Chinese food…
This copycat recipe is…
Recipe for Chinese Veggie Fried rice
Recipe for Chinese…
Healthy Chinese five color…
Chinese Almond Chicken Recipes
Chinese Almond…
It’s been more than 20…
Best Chinese Stir Fry
Best Chinese…
Before we begin this tutorial…
Recipe for Chinese Mustard
Recipe for Chinese…
Mustard green is also…
Recipe for Chinese Mustard
Recipe for Chinese…
Mustard green is also…
Chinese Famous dishes
Chinese Famous…
Niurou Dun Tudou 牛肉炖土豆…
La Vernia Chinese Cuisine
La Vernia Chinese…
The hubby and I enjoyed…
Search
Featured posts
  • Types of Asian Foods
  • Asian food Facts
  • Healthy Asian food Recipes
  • Asian Culture food
  • Asian food presentation
  • Spicy Asian food Recipes
  • Asian Dinner
  • Delicious Asian food
  • Asian food Cuisine
Copyright © 2019 l chinese-cuisine.eu. All rights reserved.