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11 International Dishes That Will Give You FOMO

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1. Koko na Nyama (Cameroon)

Translation: koko with meat. You'll find this dish in Cameroon, featuring chopped-up koko leaves stewed with peanut butter and meat. Eat it alongside traditional fufu, a starchy couscous (that looks like a ball of dough!).
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Translation: koko with meat. You'll find this dish in Cameroon, featuring chopped-up koko leaves stewed with peanut butter and meat. Eat it alongside traditional fufu, a starchy couscous (that looks like a ball of dough!).

2. Sarma (Kosovo)

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Vine or pickled cabbage leaves stuffed with a rice and minced meat filling are a staple in any Kosovo home. They're delicious to eat, fun to make, and, frankly, they just make sense.

3. Tamarind balls (St. Lucia)

These sweet and sour treats feature a popular St. Lucian fruit: tamarind. You'll enjoy unique flavors with this blend of tamarind pulp, sugar, salt, and hot pepper.
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These sweet and sour treats feature a popular St. Lucian fruit: tamarind. You'll enjoy unique flavors with this blend of tamarind pulp, sugar, salt, and hot pepper.

4. Injera with meat and vegetables (Ethiopia)

Get a little taste of everything with this traditional Ethiopian dish. An array of meat and vegetable dishes served atop injera, a sourdough flatbread in the shape of a large crepe (with a sort of spongy texture), which also serves as your spoon. Grab a piece of injera and dig in!
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Get a little taste of everything with this traditional Ethiopian dish. An array of meat and vegetable dishes served atop injera, a sourdough flatbread in the shape of a large crepe (with a sort of spongy texture), which also serves as your spoon. Grab a piece of injera and dig in!

5. Juanes (Peru)

A blend of rice, egg, olive, and chicken, baked in a bijao leaf, this Peruvian classic is not to be missed!
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A blend of rice, egg, olive, and chicken, baked in a bijao leaf, this Peruvian classic is not to be missed!

6. Cha Tra Kuen (Cambodia)

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Cha Tra Kuen, otherwise known as morning glory, is a favorite vegetable in Cambodia. Often stewed in oyster sauce, these greens aren't just tasty — they're loaded with vitamins too!

7. Laghman (Kyrgyz Republic)

A delicious staple of Kyrgyz cuisine, this flat noodle dish includes mutton, potatoes, carrots, onions, and white radishes stewed in scrumptious spices.
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A delicious staple of Kyrgyz cuisine, this flat noodle dish includes mutton, potatoes, carrots, onions, and white radishes stewed in scrumptious spices.

8. Piri-piri prawns (Mozambique)

Mozambique boasts some of the best shellfish in the world, and its piri-piri prawns are no exception.
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Mozambique boasts some of the best shellfish in the world, and its piri-piri prawns are no exception.

9. Gallo pinto (Costa Rica)

This delicious rice and beans recipe is a Costa Rican staple. It's deliciously simple and simply delicious!
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This delicious rice and beans recipe is a Costa Rican staple. It's deliciously simple and simply delicious!

10. Buuz (Mongolia)

These steamed dumplings filled with minced meat, onion, and garlic will have you buying a ticket to Mongolia immediately.
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These steamed dumplings filled with minced meat, onion, and garlic will have you buying a ticket to Mongolia immediately.

11. Pastilla (Morocco)

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If you're in Morocco, you simply have to taste this incredibly unique Moroccan pastry. Both sweet and salty, its flaky pastry dough is filled with chicken, cinnamon, pistachios (or almonds), and a myriad of other fascinating ingredients.

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