Whenever you get the chance to visit a new country, there's always so much to do. New sights to be seen, new sounds to be heard, and (ofc) new foods to be tasted! But figuring out which foods to prioritize can be daunting.
Here are some glorious and mouthwatering responses to bookmark for when we can all travel again ✈️ :
1.Colombia: chocolate santafereño, which is hot chocolate with melted cheese added for extra creaminess.
2.South Africa: biltong, which is dried and cured meat that's similar to jerky.
3.Finland: plörö, which is a breakfast drink where you place a coin in a mug, pour coffee until you can't see the coin, and then pour vodka until the coin is visible again.
4.Greece: souvlaki, which is small chunks of meat (like pork, chicken, or beef) grilled on a skewer.
5.Germany: bread from a bakery, as opposed to the kind you'd buy in a supermarket.
6.France: Paris-Brest, which is circular choux pastry filled with flavored cream.
7.Poland: pierogi, which are dumplings stuffed with savory fillings like quark, potatoes, and onions.
8.Denmark: flæskesteg sandwich, in which the pork is cooked until its skin turns into a crispy, salty crust.
9.Korea: haejangguk, which is a savory hangover soup consisting of cabbage and meat with a broth made from boiled ox bones.
10.Syria: shawarma, which is thinly sliced marinated meat (usually chicken, turkey, or beef) shaved off of a slow-roasted rotisserie.
11.Iceland: skyr, which is a thick and creamy dairy product that (for explanation's sake) is like cottage cheese or Greek yogurt.
12.Netherlands: stroopwafel, which is a thin, two-layered waffle cookie with caramel in between.
13.Austria: Kaiserschmarrn, which is a sweet and fluffy scrambled pancake served with rum-soaked raisins.
14.Portugal: egg tarts, which are puffy pastry crusts with a creamy, baked egg in the center.
15.Italy (Naples): Neapolitan pizza, with a sauce made by Italian-grown tomatoes and globs of mozzarella cheese baked on a chewy, pillowy crust.
16.Australia: vegemite (or a thin layer of yeast extract) spread on buttered toast.
17.Australia and New Zealand: Anzac biscuits, which are sweet biscuits made with rolled oats and coconut.
18.United States: crab and seafood boil, ideally with corn and sausage.
19.Mexico: tacos, ideally on soft-shelled corn tortillas and filled with marinated meat, diced onion, fresh cilantro, and salsa.
20.England: fish and chips, which is battered fish fried in oil and served with fries.
21.Bulgaria: baklava, which is a rich pastry made of filo layers, with chopped nuts in between, that are held together by honey.
22.Argentina: milanesa, which is breaded and fried steak topped with ham, melted cheese, and tomato sauce.
23.India: pani puri, which are balls of crispy, fried dough stuffed with potatoes, onion, chickpeas, and chutney that are drenched in mint-flavored water.
24.Vietnam: pho, which is noodle soup in beef bone broth with thinly sliced beef, bean sprouts, onions, and herbs.
25.Tanzania: chipsi mayai, which is a french fries–and–egg omelet, sometimes with toppings like onions and tomatoes.
26.Belgium: Belgian (Brussels) waffles, which are fluffy and airy yeast waffles that are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and served with a sugar icing or powder.
27.Lebanon: tabbouleh, which is a fresh herb–and–bulgur salad with finely chopped parsley, tomatoes, onion, and mint.
28.Canada: poutine, which is french fries drizzled in gravy and topped with cheese curds.
29.Egypt: koshari, which is a bowl of macaroni, rice, lentils, and a spiced tomato sauce garnished with chickpeas.
30.Brazil: coxinha, which is dough stuffed with a creamy, shredded chicken filling that's battered and fried to a drumstick-shaped crisp.
31.Spain: paella, which is a rich rice dish often made with a combo of vegetables, meat, and seafood — and flavored with saffron.
32.Singapore: chicken rice, which is poached chicken and rice that's been cooked in chicken fat and chicken stock, along with garlic, ginger, and pandan leaves, and served with red chili and soy sauce.
33.Pakistan: mutton karahi, which is fresh and crisp lamb curry made with tomato, ginger, and garlic.
34.Ireland: shepherd's pie, which is ground meat (traditionally lamb) and vegetables baked under a layer of thick gravy, cheese, and mashed potatoes that form the ultimate crust.
35.Kenya: ugali, which is a doughlike cornmeal porridge that you eat by pinching a piece off, rolling it into a ball, then using it to scoop up other dishes you're eating with it.
36.Philippines: crispy pata, which is crispy, deep-fried pork leg served with a spicy soy-vinegar dip.
37.Indonesia: nasi goreng, which is fried rice with meat, vegetables, and a fried egg, flavored with kecap manis, sweet soy sauce, and terasia, an Indonesian shrimp paste.
38.Japan: udon, which is thick noodles made of wheat flour served in a lightly flavored broth, typically with vegetables and a protein (like beef, tempura, or tofu).
39.Malaysia: nasi lemak, which is rice cooked in coconut milk and topped with crispy, fried anchovies and served on a pandan leaf.
40.Iran: gheimeh, which is a stew made with lamb, split peas, dried lime, tomatoes, and onions, then garnished with fried potatoes.
What food do you think people just *have* to try in a specific country? Share below!
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