How many have you tried??
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 mouth-watering responses to bookmark for when we can all travel again ✈️ :
1. Colombia: Chocolate santafereño, or hot chocolate with melted cheese added for extra creaminess.
2. South Africa: Biltong, dried and cured meat that’s similar to jerky.
3. Finland: Plörö, 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, 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, circular choux pastries filled with flavored cream.
7. Poland: Pierogi, dumplings stuffed with savory fillings like quark, potatoes, and onions.
8. Denmark: Flæskesteg sandwich, where the pork is cooked until its skin turns into a crispy, salty crust.
9. Korea: Haejangguk, a savory hangover soup consisting of cabbage and meat with a broth made from boiled ox bones.
10. Syria: Shawarma, thinly-sliced marinated meat (usually chicken, turkey, or beef) shaved off of a slow-roasted rotisserie.
11. Iceland: Skyr, a thick and creamy dairy product that (for explanation’s sake) is like cottage cheese or Greek yogurt.
12. Netherlands: Stroopwafels, a thin, two-layered waffle cookie with caramel in between.
13. Austria: Kaiserschmarrn, sweet and fluffy scrambled pancakes served with rum-soaked raisins.
14. Portugal: Egg tarts, puffy pastry crusts with a creamy, baked egg in its 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, 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, battered fish fried in oil and served with fries.
21. Bulgaria: Baklava, a rich pastry made of filo layers, with chopped nuts in between, that are held together by honey.
22. Argentina: Milanesas, breaded and fried steak topped with ham, melted cheese, and tomato sauce.
23. India: Pani puri, balls of crispy, fried dough stuffed with potatoes, onion, chickpeas, and chutney that are drenched in mint-flavored water.
24. Vietnam: Pho, noodle soup in bone-beef broth with thinly sliced beef, bean sprouts, onions, and herbs.
25. Tanzania: Chipsi mayai, a French fries and egg omelette, sometimes with toppings like onions and tomatoes.
26. Belgium: Belgian (Brussels) waffles, fluffy and airy yeast-waffles that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, served with a sugar icing or powder.
27. Lebanon: Tabbouleh, fresh herb and bulgar salad with finely chopped parsley, tomatoes, onion, and mint.
28. Canada: Poutine, French fries drizzled in gravy and topped with cheese curds.
29. Egypt: Koshari, a bowl of macaroni, rice, lentils, and a spiced tomato sauce garnished with chickpeas.
30. Brazil: Coxinha, dough stuffed with a creamy, shredded chicken filling that’s battered and fried to a drumstick-shaped crisp.
31. Spain: Paella, a rich rice dish often made with a combo of vegetables, meat, and seafood — and flavored with saffron.
32. Singapore: Chicken rice, or 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, fresh and crisp lamb curry made with tomato, ginger, and garlic.
34. Ireland: Shepherd’s pie, 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, a dough-like cornmeal porridge that’s eaten by pinching a piece off, rolling it into a ball, then using it scoop up other dishes you’re eating it with.
36. Phillippines: Crispy deep-fried pork leg (pata) served with a spicy soy-vinegar dip.
37. Indonesia: Nasi goreng, 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, 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, rice cooked in coconut milk and topped with crispy, fried anchovies and served on a pandan leaf.
40. Iran: Gheimeh 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!
Originally published at Buzzfeed