Every country across the Pacific boasts its own slurpable speciality. Here, we decode some favorites for your surefire success.
Vietnamese Salt and Pepper Shrimp Rice Noodle Bowl
An absolute classic, with wonderful contrasts: cold noodles, hot shrimp; chewy noodles, crisp veggies. You can prep the ingredients in advance and bring it all together right before serving. Shrimp is traditionally grilled for this dish, but searing it yields delicious results, too, without as much fuss as firing up the outdoor grill.