20 Cuisines From Around The World That Are Worth Trying At Least Once

Published 1 year ago

Food and music are two things that unite people all around the world. No matter how different the language or culture is, our ears and taste buds can understand awesomeness.

Today, we have prepared a list of foods that you can explore when you are traveling around the world. These international cuisines are worth trying once in your life. Check them out in the gallery below, and keep a tissue handy because the photos might make you drool.

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#1 Greece, The Moussaka

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“Similar to a unique kind of lasagna, moussaka is a traditional Greek dish that normally consists of layers of eggplant, potato, and meat (often minced lamb). After baking the entire mixture in the oven, a rich bechamel sauce is added on top. It is possible to find other versions of the dish, such as papoutsakia (a tiny baked eggplant packed with meat) and a vegan variant. No matter how it is prepared, moussaka is a flavorful and fulfilling dish that will not disappoint.”

#2 Ireland, Irish Stew

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“Traditional stews like Irish stew are produced with ingredients like lamb or mutton, potatoes, carrots, onions, and herbs. The ingredients are cooked until tender by simmering them in water or stock. It is filling and hearty, and making big quantities of it is simple. Irish stew is likely to satisfy, whether you’re searching for a traditional Irish dish or a warm winter supper.”

#3 Algeria, Couscous

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“In the Maghreb region, which includes Algeria, couscous is a common dish. Semolina, a coarse flour made from hard durum wheat, is steamed in their version of the recipe, which is also their national meal. Lamb stew, carrots, summer squash, chickpeas, cinnamon, and buttermilk are added on top. Another option is to eat the dish as a dessert, topping the steamed semolina with almonds, cinnamon, and sugar and serving it with milk or buttermilk.”

#4 Georgia, Khachapuri

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“A runny egg is in the middle of fluffy bread that has been filled with various cheeses in the Georgian delicacy is known as khachapuri. It is widely consumed as a side dish or a snack and is popular in both Georgia and Russia. Khachapuri comes in a wide variety of types, with the boat-shaped Adjarian khachapuri and the Imeretian khachapuri being two of the more popular types.”

#5 Bulgaria, Shopska Salad

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“The most well-known cold meal in Bulgaria is called shopska salad, which is made of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and peppers. Then a thick layer of sirene cheese (Bulgarian white brine cheese) is placed on top of it. Its hues are reminiscent of the colors of the Bulgarian flag, and it is also the nation’s national dish. Typically, the salad receives a mild dressing of sunflower oil and, occasionally, vinegar. Although you can eat the meal by itself, it also works well as a side dish, particularly for grilled meats.”

#6 India, Chaat

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“Indian street vendors or food carts typically sell the savory snack known as chaat. Chaat comes in a variety of forms, but they all share the same combination of crispy, acidic, and sweet flavors. Alu chaat, which consists of little chunks of crispy fried potato, and cheela-besan pancakes are two examples of chaat varieties. Fried flatbread, dahi (yogurt), sev (thin dried yellow salty noodles), and chaat masala (a type of powder spice mix) are typical ingredients in chaat.”

#7 Israel, Falafel

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“Falafels are fried balls of chickpeas (or fava beans), a popular street snack in Israel. They are frequently served with pita bread and hummus, as well as other condiments such as tahini sauce, spicy sauce, and salad. They are also well-liked by vegetarians and vegans because the dish is entirely plant-based.”

#8 Hungary, Goulash

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“Goulash is a paprika- and other spice-seasoned Hungarian stew made with meat and vegetables. The cuts are typically made from the shank, shin, or shoulders of beef, veal, pork, or lamb. The typical veggies that are included in the stew are potatoes, carrots, and peppers. Near the end of cooking, a small amount of white wine and wine vinegar is also added for taste. Székely gulyás, which substitutes potatoes with sauerkraut and sour cream, and paprikás krumpli, a traditional potato stew made with paprika, are two examples of the dish’s variations.”

#9 Croatia, Zagorski Strukli

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“The Croatian pastry dish known as zagorski štrukli is made of dough that has been filled with cottage cheese, eggs, sour cream, and salt. Both baking and boiling in salted water are viable options for preparing the pastry. Štrukli that has been boiled can be garnished with fried breadcrumbs or included in a flavorful soup. More cream is added before cooking for the baked trukli. Trukli is fantastic since there are many different ways to consume it, including as a main course, an appetizer, or even a dessert.”

#10 Finland, Rye Bread

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“Rye bread is unquestionably one of the unavoidable staple dishes of Finnish cuisine. This sourdough bread, which only requires a few basic ingredients like rye flour, leaven, and water, has captured the hearts of people all over the world in addition to the locals. Additionally, there are many types of rye bread, including the round limppu (loaf) and the donut-shaped reikäleipä. Due to rye bread’s adaptability, you can enjoy it whenever and however you like, whether it be in a sandwich, as a side with soups and other foods, or in a variety of other ways.”

#11 Italy, Ragu Alla Bolognese

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“A meat-based sauce from the Italian city of Bologna is known as ragu alla Bolognese. It is traditionally prepared with ground meat (beef, veal, or pork), tomato paste, wine (usually white), milk, and soffritto (celery, carrot, onion). After being slow-cooked for a number of hours, the sauce produces a rich and savory dish that may be served with various types of pasta. Although there are numerous variations of this timeless sauce, Italians and aspiring chefs all over the world still adore the traditional recipe.”

#12 Indonesia, Nasi Goreng

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“A popular Indonesian dish called nasi goreng is prepared with (leftover) rice, veggies, chunks of meat, and other seasonings such as sweet soy sauce. In addition to a range of side dishes including pickled vegetables, fresh cucumber slices, or fried shallots, it is frequently served with a fried egg on top. Although nasi goreng is typically associated with breakfast, it can be consumed at any time of the day.”

#13 Ecuador, Bolon De Verde

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“A well-known Ecuadorian morning meal composed of cheese and fried green plantain fritters. In order to make bolon de verde, green plantains are mashed, then formed into balls, stuffed with cheese, chicharrón, and ground peanuts, and then deep-fried until crispy and golden brown. When visiting Ecuador, you should absolutely try this delicacy, which is also one of the best street foods served there.”

#14 Cuba, Ropa Vieja

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“Shredded beef, tomato sauce, onions, and peppers are the main ingredients of the classic Cuban dish known as ropa vieja. The dish’s name, which translates as “old clothes,” comes from a local myth in which a poor man prayed for a miracle, which resulted in a pot of boiled, shredded clothing turning into a savory stew. Typically eaten with rice, the dish pairs well with cold beer, maduros (fried sweet plantains), and black beans prepared in the Cuban style.”

#15 Bolivia, Salteña

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“Bolivian salteñas are a delightful type of savory pastry. Although it resembles the empanada, its soupy interior consisting of meat (either pork, beef, or chicken) and a spicy sauce mixture (olives, raisins, and potatoes) makes it unique. This luscious pastry is prepared differently in different parts of the nation, such as Cochabamba, Sucre, and Potosi.”

#16 Chile, Pastel De Choclo

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“The classic Chilean dish known as pastel de choclo is cooked with beef (or chicken) and choclo, a type of corn. It resembles shepherd’s pie, but corn is used in place of potatoes. The choclo kernels are crushed and fried into a paste while the beef and chicken simmer in various flavors. Then, these are put together in a round clay pot with the choclo paste on the bottom, the beef or chicken filling on top, more choclo paste on top, and cooked.”

#17 Belarus, Draniki

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“Grating potatoes and onions, then frying them in oil, is how Belarusians traditionally prepare draniki (potato pancakes). Usually served with sour cream or applesauce, or with bacon or sausage on occasion. The dish is frequently consumed for breakfast or dinner and can be served as a side dish or a main meal. Draniki is a tasty alternative that is sure to please, whether you’re seeking for something new to try or you just want comfort food.”

#18 Lithuania, Cepelinai

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“Cepelinai, also known as zeppelins, are a traditional Lithuanian potato-meat dumpling. They are created from grated potatoes that have been packed with dried cottage cheese, ground meat (often pork), or mushrooms. After that, the dish is formed into a sizable oval that, hence the name, resembles a zeppelin, and cooked in boiling water. Typically, cepelinai are served with a sour cream dollop and bacon crumbs. They are a typical Lithuanian meal that is frequently consumed at special occasions or as comfort food.”

#19 Costa Rica, Gallo Pinto

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“Spanish for “spotted rooster,” gallo pinto is a typical rice and bean dish from Costa Rica. Typically, bell peppers, coriander, finely chopped onions, and garlic are used to cook the rice and beans. Salsa Lizano, a condiment created with several vegetables and spices, is then used to season it, giving the food its distinctive flavor. Breakfast dishes like gallo pinto are frequently served with natilla (Costa Rican sour cream), fried or scrambled eggs, tortillas, and avocado.”

#20 Canada, Poutine

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“Poutine is a delicious alternative to traditional French fries that you must try if you want something different. It is a straightforward but delicious dish comprised of French fries, cheese curds, and a thin layer of beef or chicken gravy. It is believed to have originated in Quebec. There is always something fresh for your taste buds to discover as the flavor differs from poutinerie to poutinerie (Canadian eateries specializing in the dish).”

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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