Aberdeen's Asian restaurants offer an exploration of Eastern cuisines. Our experience of Asian cuisine used to be confined to the occasional visit to a Chinese or Indian restaurant. These days our towns provide a gastronomic tour of Asia, taking in Thai, Japanese, Korean, Sri Lankan and Vietnamese cuisines among others. The Asian restaurants of Aberdeen are no exception. As an important oil industry centre, Aberdeen has a cosmopolitan population, and the local restaurant scene offers cuisine to suit all tastes. Familiar Chinese and Indian establishments are now joined by modern Japanese diners, Vietnamese places and Thai restaurants.