国外知乎Quora有网友问：Which of these three countries has the best cuisine: Korea, China, or Japan? （中国、韩国和日本，谁的美食最好吃？），看看外国网友的答复。
Daniel ChunChie Hama : Questions like these are often filled with heaping piles of subjective judgments and large assumptions: allow me to add onto this pile.In my pure opinion, there is no one food which simply wins and takes the cake when comparing the three. Comparing anything in terms of culture is extremely obscure, non-standardized, and overall tricky to do. But in terms of sub-categories, I think I can judge these cuisines a bit easier.Execution: JapaneseNow in terms of Japanese cuisine, I’d say it beats out every other food in terms of execution.
Hyunsik Kim : If we’re talking about the top tiers of each country, than I’d say Chinese would serve the best cuisines, Japan coming up second just by a slight margin, and than Korean.Now, I’ve read some comments that mentioned how greasy, or even sick(like what, mosquito eyeball soup?), Chinese food can get…but we should only count the best of the best of each country, otherwise the discussion could get a little dirty, having three countries cuss out the messy parts the least ordeal cuisine in each country.The competition itself is kind of unfair, since you’re referring China as a country, while their cousins are composed of vast cuisines from differed area. Their vastness in flavor may sum up to be equivalent to a continent’s(not including Asia of course). So to have a competition within the three, it’d be like continent vs country vs country, which doesn’t seem fair. I’ve only tried some of the top tier Chinese food(Shanghai, Hong Kong style), and if the other region’s top level food matches the
Jin HanGregory Zanna : A2A from Gregory Zannatos.As a Korean American who have tried some authentic Chinese cuisines without knowing the names of the dishes, some Japanese food, and a lot of Korean food, I will try to answer without being biased like some others on the other answers.Chinese food has so many varieties. So many different dishes that you won’t be able to try all of them in your life time. But just because they have so many varieties, that shouldn’t always mean the Chinese cuisine is the best. Because some people say “yucky” when people see some authentic Chinese dishes. For example, I wonder about how some Chinese dishes like mosquito eye soup and bird’s nest soup taste like. I’ve never seen them or tried them. So, I’m not sure if I can say, Chinese food is the best cuisine out of all. Because I’ve tried a few authentic Chinese foods that I didn’t like. They were kind of greasy, chicken had its skin on which is a turn off by many people. But then, there are many amazing Chinese dishes that I li
Isabella Tree : I am Chinese/Korean, so obviously, I grew up and is still growing up eating Chinese and Korean food.Sometimes, my mother who is Korean will whip up this random Japanese recipe, which tastes quite similar to the Korean and Chinese food I often have at home. In reality, Chinese, Korean and Japanese Home and Comfort food share many similarities, though their restaurant food is another topic altogether.One thing I would like to address though is that many call seaweed rolls and raw fish thingies “sushi” and recognise it as Japanese, though often times, it’s not sushi or Japanese at all. Sushi is when there is raw fish over a plain, rice and seaweed roll. The term sushi wasn’t meant for rolls that had cooked meat inside of them or even raw vegetables. What you may now as cooked sushi is actually “kimbap”, the Korean equivalent to sushi, which is, unfortunately, a lot less famous then it’s Japanese counterpart. This happens similarly to Japanese food too, as they have their own version of ki
Layla May : Chinese > Japanese > KoreanI think most people would agree that Chinese food is the best among these 3. Perhaps most would agree that Japanese comes second as well judging by their popularity.Chinese food is hard not to like. There is too much variety. You will definitely find something you love. Too much creativity which sometimes include strange ingredients. This “try anything” attitude produces some of the most delicious and most disgusting food. Felt like I was eating shoes when I tried smelly tofu.Japanese food is usually simple but refined. The good thing about simplicity is that it is hard to get disgusted by it. I’m not a fan of ramen and gyoza but I love most things like sushi, udon, beef, taiyaki etc. Japanese natural ingredients like Wagyu beef, sweet potato, Yubari melon, seafood etc are good so they can be prepared in the simplest manner and taste great.
Patrick KohGregory Z : Chinese.What is often mentioned as top cuisines of the world？By all accounts, Chinese, French and Italian come up tops most of the time.There are many surveys. We may not quite agree with the below list, because it depends who is eating and being surveyed。 Europeans, US (CNN – Italian then Chinese), Asian or Indian or African or British/ Australians (may like Indian more than Chinese), but almost all will show Chinese as the top Asian cuisine.Popularity? Business talks. If you go anywhere in the world where there are hardly any Chinese, you still find Chinese restaurants, even in Africa. I have traveled US, Canada, most of EU, ANZ, India, Japan, Korea, many countries in Asia, and you can easily find Chinese restaurants. Harder to find a Japanese and Korean except in major cities (for that matter, most other Asian cuisines). You do find Indian in UK, Indonesian in Holland, etc.China. Every Chinese province has its taste and cuisine. The wide variety, cooking styles and tastes is so dive
Peter Kelly : Chinese will prefer Chinese food. Japanese, their own. Korean, their own. If you’re looking for objectivity, ask a foreigner.I’ve lived in all three countries for a few years (2.5 in Korea, 1.5 in Japan, and 1 in China so far). As a Canadian, my country is generally on favourable terms with all three of them (well, Canada and China are having some friction right now, but that will blow over) so I beleive I can speak with minimum bias.The answer: they’re all good. Your taste in cuisine is as subjective as your favourite colour. There is no exact answer as it is an opinion-based question rather than a factual one.One thing is factual: Chinese food has an edge in that there is just so much of it. The variety far eclipses the other two. That said, any piece of meat you bite into is sure to have a f***load of bones in it, which is an annoyance to all foreigners (curiously, Chinese don’t seem to mind chewing around bones and spitting half-eaten food back onto their plate).Koreans do fried ch
Peter ToppingGregory : Impossible question to answer.Firstly both China and Japan have cuisines widely acknowledged as being of global importance and significance.Secondly China does not have a cuisine with regional variations it has many many many distinct,separate and amazing cuisines. May I say as an aside that Yunnan rocks Chinese food. So it is hard to find a global comparison.Thirdly Korea is tiny, Korean food is endearing and rustic , Korean food is to North Asian food like Portuguese food is to Western European, charming rustic, filling with depth and flair. No one does cabbage or fermented food like kimchi’s or a bar snack like Gabi or has produced the same social culinary phenomena like the Korean Chicken and Beer eats.No one does such alcohol drinking compatible winter warming dishes like Korea does them. Korean food grows on you.So disregard the racists and cultural supremisists that reside on Quora when it comes to all things Japan and China. Here is great start to Korean food if you need it, en
Alexandro Chen : The thing about Japanese food is that it’s not just food. It’s a whole experience.Take just one dish: tempura.This restaurant doesn’t have background music, because the sound of the tempura being fried is the background music.When you prepare shrimp for tempura, you have to break the internal “muscles,” so it becomes perfectly straight. And you have to leave the tail. Reason: presentation.Vegetable tempura has another use: to clean your palate and ready you for the next non-vegetable dish, like ginger does when you eat sushi. I’ve been eaten remotes tempura for years and I had no idea about this.You have to order the eel last, because it requires a higher frying temperature. And you have to use salt and gratted daikon in different parts of the eel to enhance the taste and because some parts have more muscles (like the tail).The batter in Tenpuradon has an extra layer, so it can suck more soy sauce, which goes well with the rice. There’s a type of tempuradon which can be enjoyed in two
Tamta MarjamGregory : I’ve tried to avoid answering this A2A because honestly, I’ve had enough of the “My identity is better than your identity” or “Who has the better identity”.This is saturating Quora at the moment.It is tedious!It breeds indifference which I don’t think is an aim that Quora had in mind.But I love talking about food…So this is my personal opinion on the relationship between the concept of “the best” and these three traditions of cuisines:When I feel like I want great dumplings or great noodles, I usually go to Chinese place known for their …. dumplings or noodles. (Chengdu and Xinjiang are two favorite regional styles of cooking that I love.)Recipe Links for Westerners unfamiliar with Szechuan and Xinjiang dishes.Our Best Spicy Sichuan Recipes to Numb Your TongueCUMIN LAMB AND HAND-SMASHED NOODLE SOUPWhen I want a super delicious stewed seafood soup or dish, I go to a Korean place that’s well known for this.When I want to eat fresh fish or beef that literally melts in my mouth (usually ra
Joseph Bond : Let’s see: I spent a year in Korea, 3 weeks in China, and I work for a Japanese company. I think that I’ve had an opportunity to get a good sample of all of them.Winner?China, easily. All of them are good, if you ask me. But China has a variety that I just didn’t understand until I went there (our partners made it a point for us to sample the various regional specialties). Absolutely surprising. What we get in the US is a greatly modified subset of Chinese cuisine.It shouldn’t be that surprising, really. Being the most populous nation in the world with wildly varying geography and a long history should produce this kind of result.
Ted Dub : Great response from Xane Feng.Thank you. I liked what you said about the food, and the pictures.I have no relation to any of these countries. I visited all three, loved the food and I’d visit again just for the food. For me, it was a pleasure to eat out, both in Korea, Japan and in China. However, I’m most ímpressed with the Chinese cuisine though. I like its complexity, but also the unpretentioness at the same time. It’s one of my favourite cuisines in the world. I’m a foodie and have travelled to nearly 90 countires. Local food is always one of my priorities among the things I want to try.As for the word “plebeian”. I had also a slightly negative reaction when I read the post first. Dictionary.com – The world’s favorite online dictionary! howeveer explains it as “ belonging or pertaining to the common people. It’s nothing wrong with that, as far as type and origin of food is concerned. However, same word can have different connotations in different languages. I often buy wine from Pu
Robert Adams : China – by a land slide.I really like Korean food. I find Japanese food to be very refined (i.e. high brow) and it is ok, but too subtle for me to seek out very often.But China has produced some astounding variety and innovation in food.You need to go visit these places and have someone take you to 2 or 3 nice restaurants in each. You will find that in Korea and Japan, there is a lot of similarity from one to the next. In China, it is not hard to be served a completely different style and selection – it is likely you would not recognize the food from one place to the next.I used to joke that the French invented food – until I spent time in China.
Brandon BeckWill Hua : A2A. Thanks.Taste belongs to a realm of personal preference. It’s pointless to compare one to another. In that sense, every food is on equal. As a Korean, I prefer Korean food. I find Chinese food too greasy and the flavor of Chinese spices too strong. On the other hand, I find flavor of Japanese food a bit bland.That being said, I don’t think it’s possible to ignore the diversity of Chinese food. China is a huge country with so many different ethnic groups and cultures. So I guess I have to say Chinese food is the best of them.
Sebastian Rutten : When it comes to variety and diversity China will win hands down from the more Middle Eastern food of the western China to the more commonly known foods of Southern China. And if it is good it is really good.That being said the average quality of the food will be a lot better in Korea and especially in Japan. The problem is that many Chinese people love to scam you with low quality ingredients and counterfeited alcohol. And so if you stay for a longer time you probably will end up getting food poisoning at some point. Most food in China is very affordable but that is the trade off.
Billy Hughes : China by a mile.Not only is Chinese food in more or less every country on the planet but has been a huge influencer of other great cuisines – from Vietnamese to Peruvian.
Leah J. ZhangGregory : A2A:Which of the the following color is the best ?Red, Blue, or Black?I am afraid I am not able to answer your question until you can answer this.
Sultan Qasim : For me it is Japan hands down because the cuisine is very unique and tastes great.Korean food, is very blend to me it seems like most dishes rely on paper flakes and paste or kimchi for flavors it wasn’t my favorite.Chinese food is ok, it is a huge cuisine I haven’t tried that much to judge it fully but from the little I have tried it was too oily for my taste.So japan wins for me.