Food·Posted on 27 Jan 201818 Different Foods From Around The World You Can Try Today In SydneyWe're a multicultural city that just really loves food.by Isha BassiJunior Staff Writer, AustraliaFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. These seriously delicious meatballs from Fika Swedish Kitchen in Manly that taste just as good as the real thing. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com One of the most well-known dishes to come out of Swedish cuisine is meatballs. Made from meat and herbs tightly rolled together, they are usually served with a cream sauce, mashed potatoes, pickled cucumber, and lingonberry jam. Try this authentic version at Fika Swedish Kitchen, or check out the Swedish food market at IKEA. 2. This stretchy Dondurma from Hakiki in Newtown that will instantly transport you to the streets of Turkey. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Turkish ice cream, known as dondurma, is like no other dessert you have tasted before. What makes it different is its gravity-defying elasticity and resistance to melting, which is brought about using a natural thickening agent called salep. Hakiki offers dondurma in a variety of traditional and exotic flavours like Choc Hazelnut, Turkish Delight, Grape Molasses & Tahini, and Caramelised Fig & Walnut. Or if you're looking for more Turkish-inspired eateries around Sydney, check out Anason, Efendy, and Pasha's Turkish. 3. This beautifully presented Sultan's Platter from Kazbah in Darling Harbour that will have you feeling like Moroccan royalty. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Moroccan food is all about incredible variety, exotic seasoning, and innovative ingredient combinations. A communal-style of eating is often employed, with many small dishes being shared round the table. This Sultan's Platter at Kazbah features an incredibly delicious range of traditional Morrocan dishes like grilled haloumi, lamb kafta, fried kibbah, and tabbouleh. Or if you're looking for more Moroccan food, try out Moroccan Feast and Café Mint. 4. These Bangladeshi snacks from Bang Street Food in Surry Hills that will give you a taste sensation to remember. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Although it's a cuisine that is relatively underexposed in Australia, most people would associate Bengali dishes with a strong, aromatic curry. While that may be partly right, those same people are forgetting the wealth of street food that can be found in the Bangladeshi roads, markets, and festivals. Bang Street Food serves all the local offerings including dal puri, bhaji, and fuska, which you just have to try. And next on your list of Bengali-inspired places to explore should be HutBazaar. 5. This heavenly roasted pork knuckle from Munich Brauhaus in The Rocks that will make you feel like you're dining in Germany. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Schweinshaxe, or roasted pork knuckle, is a peasant-style dish hailing all the way from Germany. Composed of an inexpensive cut of meat, the knuckle is marinated for a couple of days and then roasted at a low temperature for around two to three hours. What results is a juicy, tender piece of meat that is drizzled with gravy and served with mashed potatoes. Yum! Head on over to Munic Brauhaus to try their version of Schweinshaxe, and then work your way onto Una's and Bavarian Bier Café next. 6. These gorgeous little momos from The Muglan in the CBD that will have you hooked onto Nepalese cuisine. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The adorably-named momo is a type of steamed dumpling found in Nepalese cuisine. Although momos were traditionally prepared with a ground or minced meat filling, these days they are prepared with virtually any combination of meat, vegetables, tofu, paneer cheese, and vegetables.Start your Nepalese food adventure by heading to either The Muglan, Little Momo, or Momo Bar. 7. This moreish Pączki from Wieczorkowski in Woollahra that will have you crowning Poland the king of doughnuts. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com If you're not aware, the Polish people have their own style of doughnuts you absolutely need to try today. Filled with a variety of fruit or creme fillings, the Pączkis are then glazed and coated with powdered sugar to finish them off. If this sounds like your type of food, they're available at Wieczorkowski. But also check out Alchemy Cafe Restaurant and Na Zdrowie for your next Polish feed. 8. These scrumptious caramel-filled Alfajores from La Paula in Fairfield that will have you absolutely sold on Chilean food. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Chilean desserts are the best sweet treats you've never heard of... until now, that is. The main one on offer here is alfajores, a melt-in-your-mouth cookie that is sandwiched together with dulce de leche (a milk-based caramel). The cookies may then be dusted with icing sugar, dipped in chocolate, or simply enjoyed on their own! Sample these delicious alfajores and other Chilean food at La Paula. 9. This Argentinian Provoleta from Porteño in Surry Hills that will steal your heart (and tastebuds) away. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Native to Argentina is the provoleta, a thick slice of grilled provolone cheese that is cooked over coals until browned and bubbling. It's then served with bread and a dab of chimichurri salsa as a mouthwatering appetiser to begin your meal. Head on over to Porteño to get your cheese fix or make Bodega 1904 your next destination for more great Argentinian food. 10. These alluring pieces of Jerk Chicken from Rosie Campbells in Surry Hills that will leave you in a Jamaican daze. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Native to Jamaica is a style of cooking known as "jerk" where meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a hot spice mixture. The meat is then slowly smoked over pimento wood to add further flavour and tenderness. Both Rosie Campbells and Queenie's offer gobsmackingly good jerk chicken, as well as other Caribbean-inspired dishes. 11. This slightly modern twist on the classic Portuguese Tarts from Sweet Belem in Petersham that need no further explanation. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @lickyourphone If there's one Portugese dish you have to try, make it these creamy, flaky egg tarts. Consisting of a crème brûlée-like custard caramelised in a crust, the tarts are usually served warm with cinnamon sprinkled on top. Sweet Belem offers a finger-licking Nutella version of the classic Portugese tart. But be sure to visit Frangos, Gloria's, and Casa Do Benefica to explore more of Portugal's cuisine. 12. These beautifully braided Challahs from Shenkin Café in Erskineville that will make you want to learn more about Israel. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @shenkincafe This gorgeously-braided baked good is a special type of bread used in Jewish cuisine. Typically eaten on ceremonial occasions such as Sabbath and other major Jewish holidays, the bread is now being offered as a way for other communities to sample and understand the importance of cooking in Jewish culture. Mosey on down to Shenkin Café for some delicious challah and ethical coffee. 13. This mixed Afghani pilao from Kabul House in Merrylands that will make you fall in love with rice all over again. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @theveryhungrykaterpilla Rice is a speciality in Afghan cuisine and is considered the best part of any meal. While there are dozen variations of rice dishes, it is the kabuli pilao which holds the flagship of being the national dish. Featuring gently-cooked, spiced rice with lentils, raisins, carrots, ground cardamon, and nuts, it's rice like you've never had it before. Try authentic Afghan street food at Kabul House, or for a more formal setting head to Bamiyan. 14. These Burmese-inspired dishes from The Burman Kitchen in Granville that will have you coming back for more. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @deedeeburmesevlog The secret wonders of Burmese food have just started to make their way across the globe. Within this cuisine you'll find an emphasis on rich savoury and salty flavours, as well as the tendency for dishes to be served with a variety of accompaniments or as salads. A must-try is this mixed share platter from The Burnan Kitchen that features some of the best cooking from Burmese cuisine. Think shan-style rice, fresh prawns, and a variety of side-dishes to keep you satisfied. Or why not visit Sun's Burmese Kitchen to continue the culinary experience? 15. This Egyptian-inspired vegetarian platter from Cairo Takeaway in Newtown that will just make your day. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Egyptian cuisine is characterised by dishes that make heavy use of legumes, vegetables, and fresh fruits. And almost no dish is served without bread – it's the backbone of all Egyptian dishes designed to fuel you for the working day.Cairo Takeaway offers a full Egyptian spread containing falafel, eggah rolls, cauliflower with dukkah, pickled veg, and, of course, pita bread. 16. These cheesy Greek tiropitas from The Good Filo in Ramsgate that will have you going back time and time again. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @foodfourways Experience cheesy goodness like no other in a Greek tiropita. Made with layers of buttered phyllo, the pastry is filled with a delicious cheese-egg mixture that is baked until golden in the oven. Deeeelicious! Sample this slice of heaven for your tastebuds at The Good Filo, but be sure to also check out other Greek restuarants in Sydney. There's too many to list, but to name a few there's Alpha, Pagota Gelato & Waffle House, and Platia Greek Taverna. 17. This appetising bowl of mie goreng from Kusuka Cafe in Haymarket that will transport you the market stalls of Indonesia. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @ningjaeats You may have tried the delicious two-minute version, but have you ever really tasted authentic mie goreng? It's full of flavour and spice, and typically made with thin yellow noodles, garlic, shallots, chili, Chinese cabbage, tomatoes, meat, and a fried egg on top. Check out Kusuka Cafe to experience this Indonesian-style dish, and follow it up with Martabak Cafe and Shalom Indonesian Restaurant. 18. And finally, this hearty Bandeja Paisa from ExotiK Latin in Newtown that will have you wanting to learn so much more about Colombian food. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @exotiklatin This glorious dish known as bandeja paisa is a typical meal, popular in Colombia. The main characteristic of this dish is the red beans served with a variety of accompaniments on a platter or tray. Think pork, white rice, ground meat, a fried egg, plantains, chorizo, avocado, and lemon. Visit ExotiK Latin to have a try of this dish, or visit Per Kilo and Jimmy Blanco for more Latin American meals.