Asian Basil Cilantro Coconut Curry Lemongrass Southeast Asia covers an enormous territory, encompassing Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. In these lush tropical climates, rice can be harvested twice a year, exotic fruits, such as rambutan, mangosteen and durian, are commonplace, and fish is the major protein source.
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