Exploring Far Eastern Cuisine in Catering

Exploring Far Eastern cuisine in catering can enhance your menu and attract new clients. In order to do so, the caterer needs to become familiar with the cuisine of various countries in the Far East. The cuisine of the countries and people located in the Far East region is diverse, while they have some similarities. Olives, dates, and mint are few of the common ingredients in the dishes that can be found while exploring Far Eastern cuisine in catering.

The following are few of the popular dishes in the Far East:

Baba Ghannouj:

This dish is one of the favorite dishes in the Far Eastern regions. Baba ghannouj is a popular dish that is made from tahini and eggplant. The dish tastes slightly smoked with a creamy and smooth texture. It's typically served with pita bread which may be fresh or toasted. Baba ghannouj can be made in just forty-five minutes. Typically, it's garnished with olive oil on the top, but it can go good with peppers, coriander, and parsley.

Mucver – Zucchini Fritters:

Mucver – zucchini fritters look like vegetable pancakes. This favorite dish of Turkish people is served along with hot appetizers. Mucver-zucchini fritters often are served with yogurt dip, but people can eat them with a yogurt garlic sauce or a Turkish cacik. One big advantage about this dish is that it can be made in fifteen minutes or less.

Stuffed Grape Leaves:

The stuffed grape leaves take some time to prepare but they are fun to make and taste delicious. It takes a lot of time to make this dish as the grape leaves need to be prepared for stuffing. After they are prepared, the grape leaves need to be stuffed and then wrapped. Different countries of the Middle East and Far East have different versions of the filling for stuffed grape leaves.

Crostini with Hummus and Parsley:

Crostini are small slices of bread that are baked until crisp. Crunchy crostini is prepared and topped with parsley and warm hummus. The combination of crostini and hummus makes this dish more sophisticated, yet super easy appetizer.

Hummus with Toasted Pita Wedges:

This appetizer consistants of toasted pita wedges served with warm hummus. The way this dish is presented makes it unique from other far eastern food items. One of the best ways to present this dish is by placing a small bowl of hummus in the middle of a plate in a bowl surrounded with pita wedges.

Crostini with Shaved Roast Beef, Topped with Hummus:

Crostini topped with a few warm pieces of shaved roast beef along with the versatile hummus makes this dish very filling. It is a suitable dish for any type of function.


Satay is a traditional Thai dish consisting of skewers of barbeque pork. Before grilling, some people marinade the pork strips in curry powder and coconut milk. The grilled pork usually served with peanut sauce.

These dishes are just a sampling of popular Far East foods a person can certainly come across while they explore Far Eastern cuisine in catering. A catering company may want to select a few popular dishes and focus on perfecting them. It will not take long for the catering company to build a reputation on fine Far East cuisine.