China, South Korea, Japan
Rice and noodles are staple ingredients in East Asian recipes, and the cultivation of rice in the region has existed for thousands of years. Japan is famous as the creator of sushi, which has existed for thousands of years. Dishes like hotpot, dumplings, and brothy soups are abundant in authentic Chinese cuisine. In South Korea, pickling, salting, and steaming are common methods of food prep, and mealtimes are an important communal experience.