From humble beginnings to Asian sensations. Edinburgh has certainly gone through some radical changes throughout the centuries, and not only regarding medieval times and royalty. An influx of cuisines journeying from the far eastern corners of the globe have taken this historic city by storm, and it all began in the 1950s when the first Chinese Asian restaurants were opened. A lot has changed since then, and a plethora of other Asian cuisines ranging from Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, Malay and Singaporean – among many others – have opened Asian restaurants in Edinburgh that locals have embraced with open arms. Not only are there some sensational Asian restaurants in Edinburgh, but also some pretty special Asian supermarkets too, meaning these restaurants can source authentic and traditional produce for their dishes now more than ever before.