Arizona's Growing Asian Food Scene

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According to research undertaken by the Euromonitor firm, Asian cuisine has become one of the most popular cuisines around the world and Arizona is one of the states leading the nation in developing a major Asian food presence.   The state has welcomed in a number of new Asian and Asian-style restaurants just this year and the Chinese Restaurant Association of Arizona has claimed that among the 8,000 restaurants in Arizona, over 1,000 of them are Asian.

Experts attribute this growth due to globalization that has enabled consumers to travel the world with ease, resulting in a change in demand for a wider variety of food.  The growing "foodie culture" has also impacted this sector as it has introduced consumers to both fusion cuisine and a number of innovative dishes, pushing the boundaries of what was once considered a "typical" meal.  Read More