Asia-Pacific Susan Jennifer Brooke Katelyn
Countries of the Region • The Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC) • 24 • Main Focus: • Japan, China • Taiwan, Thailand • Philippines, Bruneí • Malaysia, Singapore • Indonesia, Vietnam
Climate • Thailand: • 3 Seasons: • Cool (Nov-Feb), HOT (April-May), Rainy (June-Oct) • Monsoon: mid May-September • 75-92° • Indonesia: • coastal lowlands; larger islands have mountains • tropical; hot, humid; moderate in highlands
Geographical Resources • “Asia”= Used by ancient Greeks to describe the civilizations east of their empire. • Agriculture • Rice • Mango, Papaya, and Pineapple. • Forestry & Fishing • China, Indonesia, and Malaysia make up ½ of the forested lands in Asia.
Dietary Guidelines • Southwest • Countries of India, Sir Lanka, Pakistan, Burma • Ingredients: hot peppers, black pepper, cloves, other strong spices, ghee (a butter oil), milk, chapati, and beans. Curry with a yogurt base • Northeast • Countries of China, Korea, Japan • Ingredients: emphasize fats, oils, and sauces vinegar and garlic. Dishes are relatively oily • Southeast • Countries of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei • Ingredients: fish sauce, galangal, lemon grass, and tamarind, chilies. Curry with a coconut milk base • All use rice, ginger, and garlic. Southwest culture are also known for bread such as naan and Northeast their use of noodles.
Expenses of food • Per Week on Groceries • China: $155.06 • India: $39.27, • Japan: $317.25 • In India 68.8% live with $2.00 a day and in China its 27.2%
Import/Export Foods • Import: Cocoa, Cereal, dairy, beef, soybeans • Export: spices, seafood, chocolate, tropical fruits, rice
Religions • Buddhism: Lacto-ovo, beef, fish (Thailand, Cambodia) • Hindu: Vegetarian, beef (Bali) • Muslim: Pork (Malaysia, Indonesia) • Christian (Philippians)
Ways of cooking • Southwest Style • Includes cuisines from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Burma • Northeast Style • Includes cuisines from China, Korea, and Japan • Southeast Style • Includes cuisines from Thailand, Loas, Cambodia, Veit Nam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei
Tools for Cooking • Wok • Cleaver • Chopstick
Events/Traditions of eating • Asian Pacific Heritage Month • In the month of May by American in the United States
International Menu Manager: Susan Grilliot Workers: Katie Woehnker Brooke Munson Jennifer Dirksen