Every country in the world has something that makes it unique. For example when someone says the word Panda, you think about China, when they say Kangaroo you think about Australia. However this uniqueness isn’t just limited to animals. It can be anything, but the thing that makes a country most unique is its food. People literally travel to other countries just so they can enjoy a tasty experience of a famous dish. In this list we are going to take a look at some of the most delicious things to eat in 50 different countries from around the globe.
Asado : Argentina
Argentina isn’t just known for its scenic beauty and amazing football team. It is also a great place to enjoy delicious food. Asado is an Argentinian term that is used for Argentina’s grilled meats. It isn’t just limited to one type of meat, it can be any type of grilled meat. Making an Asado is an art and your Asado experience depends on the artist or in this case the Asador. If the guy or girl who is making the Asador knows what he/she is doing then you are bound to enjoy an amazing Argentinian grilled meat experience.
Wiener Schnitzel : Austria
This is one of the most popular dish to come out of Austria. Beautifully complemented with rice and potatoes on the side. It is a deep fried thin cutlet that will leave you asking for more. We wouldn’t be surprised if the first thing you do after returning home is search for the recipe of this great dish. If you ever plan on visiting Austria then trying out Wiener Schnitzel should definitely be on your bucket list.
Gyros – Greece
Gyros are eaten all over the world. They are a very popular dish. If you are looking to experience one of the best Gyros in the world then look no further than Greece. They are usually made up of different types of meat including veal, chicken, pork or beef. The meat is cooked on a vertical rotisserie which showcases a unique cooking experience as well. The gyro is usually served with onions, tomatoes, fries and different types of sauces. Even in Greece Gyros are made and served differently in different locations. In the northern region people tend to serve it with ketchup or mustard whereas in the southern region people serve gyros with Tzatziki.
French fries are eaten all over the world with great love and enthusiasm and so are mussels. You might have eaten both of these things separately. However in Belgium, you can find Moules-Frites which is a combination of both mussels and French fries. It is an amazing dish that lets you experience double ‘deliciousness’ in one plate. It can be cooked in different ways. You can use butter, wine or even tomato based broth to cook Moules-Frite. No matter which way you cook it, the end result is going to be a mouthwatering dish that will keep asking for more.
Shawarma basically originated in the Ottoman Empire however these days it is eaten all over the world. It is quite famous in the Middle East especially in the UAE. It is one of the most popular dish in the country because of its exquisite taste and affordability. We don’t have to explain to you what a shawarma is as the dish is so popular that you might have already eaten it. There are many different variants to Shawarma as people in different countries add different ingredients to it. It has a mix of vegetables and meat along with some amazingly delicious sauces.
Pie Floater : Australia
If you are making your way down under then this is one dish you should never miss. It is a meat pie placed in a bowl of green pea soup. Not only does it look good, it is also considered as a great hangover cure which makes it a perfect thing to enjoy after a wild night out in the outback. Australia has a pretty decent nightlife. So if you have been drinking and need to get rid of your handover, just eat a pie floater for breakfast.
Brazil is no stranger to delicious cuisines. One of its most famous dish is Feijoada. It is loved and eaten all over the country. Tourists who make their way to this beautiful country should definitely try a bowl of Feijoada. Feijoada is basically a stew of smoked beef, pork and black beans. Well, just listening to that can make anyone’s mouth watery. Feijoada is usually served with collard greens, hot sauce, rice, orange slice and farofa. It makes for an amazing Friday night dish when you have all the family over.
If you have been to Canada and you did not eat Poutine, then my friend you have not experienced the real Canada. This delicious dish originated in Quebec and quickly spread to all over the country. The dish mainly consists of some delicious French fries topped with cheese curds and brown gravy. You cannot go wrong with Poutine. The best part about Poutine is that it is easy to make so if you are missing your Canadian experience, you can always cook it at home however eating it in its country of origin has its own charm and delight.
Chinese food is loved all over the world. The Xiaolongbao is one of China’s best dish. The dish originated in Shanghai but is now eaten all over China. You can also find it in some Chinese restaurants throughout the globe. Xiaolongbao are actually delicious soup dumplings that will make you enjoy a great Chinese food experience. These soup dumplings are filled with soup broth or different types of meat. Another unique thing about Xiaolongbao is that way this dish is cooked. The traditional way of making Xiaolongbao is to steam them in a bamboo basket.
Looking for a sweet snack while you are enjoying the game or your favorite TV show? Well, look no further than Arepas. It is one of Colombia’s most well know dish. Arepas are actually flatbreads made with flour or maize. They can be made in different ways. They can be fried, baked or even grilled. Most of the times Arepas is actually fried or baked. It is actually a breakfast dish which can also be used as a snack throughout the day. They are usually served or topped with cheese, butter, eggs and even condensed milk.
Tamales: Costa Rica
People who have visited Central America, may have eaten Tamales. It is a very popular dish in Central America especially in Costa Rica. You can find tamales all year round in Costa Rica however during the Christmas season you can find everyone making tamales. These days’ tamales can be cooked in many different ways however the traditional way of cooking them is in a wooden stove. Platano leaves are used to make the wrapping whereas the inside can be filled with different delicious things including rice, pork, raisins, eggs, peppers, carrots or olives.
Paski Sir Cheese: Croatia
The island of Pag is known all over the world because of Paski Sir Cheese. It is one of the most popular cheeses in the world. The cheese is made with sheep’s milk. It is a hard cheese which is not just loved in Croatia but all over the world which is why a large quantity of Paski Sir Cheese is exported to other countries every year. The cheese is known for its distinctive taste and is considered as one of the best artisan cheese types in the world.
Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding- England:
Has any British person ever liked this dish? This is considered the national dish of England and rightfully so. It is loved all over the country and tourists who make their way to the beautiful country of England also tend to love it. It is a mixture of hot doughy bread pudding and roasted beef and gravy. The unique combination is what really brings out the taste in this dish. There are a lot of amazing things to do and visit in England but if you are visiting England try to get a taste of this amazing dish in the country of its origin.
One of the most delicious dish to come out of Georgia. It is a delicious bread with a chewy texture. The bread is filled with egg and cheese. It makes for an amazing breakfast but can also be eaten throughout the day. It can perfectly complement other dish on the dining table. You may be able to make this at home even outside Georgia but if you really want to experience a heavenly Khachapuri then it is best to try one at a restaurant in Georgia.
There are many popular German dishes but Currywurst is one of the best and the most delicious. It is a combination of French fries with sausage or bratwurst (how they are called in Germany). The sausage are steamed and fried and area topped with curry ketchup hence the name Currywurst. The bratwurst can be served in slices or as whole in one piece. Using the light Nuremberg Bratwursts make this dish taste the best. You can use whatever Bratwurst you like but it is recommended to go with Nuremberger (Nuremberg Bratwurst).
Goulash – Hungary:
It is stew? Or is it a soup? Well, the goulash may look like a mixture of both. This is because it is actually a hybrid of the two. The thing that makes it different from a soup or a stew is its thick texture. It is one of the most popular dishes in Hungary and is cooked regularly in households. If you are visiting Hungary then you can also taste this amazing dish at different restaurants. Goulash can be cooked in many different ways however the most preferred way is the traditional Hungarian recipe which includes paprika, potatoes, green pepper, noodles, tomatoes, onions and beef.
Tandoori Chicken – India:
India is culturally a very rich country. There are so many subcultures in the country and each culture has its own delicious cuisine. Indian food is also known for its spicy taste and texture only rivaled by Mexican food. One of the most popular Indian food is the tandoori chicken. These days you can find tandoori chicken all over the world especially in Indian restaurants however buying tandoori chicken from vendors in India is a whole different experience. The chicken made tasty with different types of spices and then it is roasted in a traditional Indian clay oven called a tandoor. It is usually served with rice and yogurt sauce.
We couldn’t have gone wrong with this one. There are many amazing dishes that came out of Italy but one of them has ever matched the beauty of Pizza. To be honest no other Italian dish will ever top pizza. It is one of the most well known and most eaten dish throughout the world. These days you can find hundreds of different flavors of pizza in the market that it is hard to explain how or what to add. You can get any pizza you like. Obviously you can find pizzas all over the world but if you are visiting Italy then don’t forget to take a taste of this amazing food in country where it all began. The only thing constant in each pizza is the dough, pizza sauce and in some cases cheese. Other than that there are thousands of different ingredients that can be added to the pizza to enjoy its different variants.
Katsudon – Japan:
Whenever someone says Pizza, we think about Italy. The same way when someone says Sushi we think about Japan. However we are going to take a different road on this one. We are going to go with Katsudon. Like Sushi, Katsudon is a very popular Japanese dish. The Katsudon is a pork cutlet that is deep fried to give it a crispy texture. It is topped with green leaves and eggs for added taste and for presentation. It is usually served with rice. It is definitely worth having on the dining table when you have your family coming over.
Beshbarmak – Kazakhstan:
Beshbarmak is a Kazakhstani dish that translates to five fingers. Well no need to get confused. We are not going to recommend you to eat your fingers but this dish is so good that you would be left licking your fingers. The reasons that it is called five fingers is because the dish is usually eaten with hands and not with spoon or folks. The dish consists of any type of boiled meat mainly lamb, mutton or beef. Which is then mixed with noodles and onion sauce. Traditionally the dish is served in large round plate or dish.
Nasi Lemak – Malaysia:
The second entry on this list that people consider a cure for handovers. It is a delicious Malaysian dish that is also considered as an unofficial nation dish of Malaysia. This is because of the fact that people in Malaysia love to eat it. It is very popular and is widely available in the country. So if you are visiting Malaysia chances are you would see a lot of vendors selling it. It is a basically a rice dish cooked with pandan leaf and coconut milk. Even today, the dish is served in its traditional form i.e. on banana leaves.
Mole Sauce – Mexico:
Mexican food is popular all over the world. It is known for its unique and spicy taste and texture. There are so many Mexican food out there that people love but we would like to go with the mole sauce. One amazing fact about mole sauce is that it needs around 100 ingredients to make. It is difficult to make but the effort is worth it. It is a creamy and spicy sauce that can add a lot of value to the taste of your food. It is usually eaten with chicken and it is also poured on enchiladas.
Rijsttafel is a unique dish. It is a mixture of both Dutch and Indonesian culinary. Rijsttafel literally translates to rice table which shows that the dish doesn’t just consist of one thing but a range of different food items that cover the entire table. Rijsttafel basically consists of rice served with several different side dishes which may include egg rolls, vegetables, sambal, and even fruits. This is where the Indonesia touch comes in. The different side dishes served as Rijsttafel are actually Indonesian in origin however this serving of the dishes as one meal was made popular by the Dutch.
If you love seafood mainly trout fish then you are going to love this dish. Rakfisk is a traditional Norwegian dish. The trout is marinated with salt and fermented for several months. Once the trout has spent the right amount of time being fermented, you can then eat it as it is. Rakfisk is not cooked. You can eat it with sour cream for added taste. People in Norway have been eating preserved food for centuries. In old days the Norwegians used to preserve food for the winter seasons which is why they have different methods to preserve their food. Rakfisk is a product of this tradition. Not everyone can eat raw fish but if you want to experience the Norwegian culture, you should definitely give Rakfisk a go.
Meat cooked in soy sauce, vinegar, oil and garlic. This is how Adobo is made. It is one of the most delicious dishes from the Philippines. Like some of the other dishes on this list Adobo is also considered as an unofficial national dish of the respective country. The dish is served in a dish with marinade so that the flavor of the dish stays fresh. Once you put this dish in your mouth you wouldn’t stop craving for more.
It is not just one of the most delicious polish dish but it is also one of the most unique. It is a kind of soup that is served in a zur. Zur is made with a mixture of water and rye flour. It is left for fermentation for around 5 days after which it is filled with eggs, different vegetables and sometimes sausages.
Pabellon Criollo – Venezuela:
Pabellon Criollo is an amazing Venezuelan dish that is a mixture of three things. Meat, black beans and rice. White rice is served with stewed black beans alongside shredded meat. It is a very commonly available dish in the country and can make for an amazing family dinner. Pabellon Criollo is usually served with fried plantains or eggs which beautifully complement the taste of the dish.
Pho – Vietnam:
Pho is by far the most popular dish in Vietnam. It can be found in all small and large scale restaurants all over the country. Pho consists of rice noodles, and meat. Different people tend to use different types of meat. You can use the meat you prefer. The dish also contains a broth that is seasoned with ginger, fish sauce, salt, shallots and several different spices.
Phat Thai – Thailand:
Whether you have been to Thailand or not, or you are familiar with the Thai culture or not, you would still know about pad Thai or Phat Thai (how it is called in Thailand). It is one of most iconic and recognized dishes from the country. It was first introduced in the 1930s in Thailand and since then it has made its way to the rest of the world as well. It is easily available in Thai restaurants all over the world.
Phat Thai consists of thin rice noodles which are fried with food items like shrimp. Vinegar, sugar, chili, fish sauce and tamarind are used to create the seasoning for the Phat Thai This seasoning adds to the taste of the dish.
Who doesn’t like dumplings? They are small and tasty which makes them a perfect snack. Ukrainians love them as well! Varenuky are one of most delicious dish in Ukrainian cuisine. They have a form of dumplings. These kind of dumplings are stuffed with cheese, cabbage meat and mashed potatoes. They can be topped with sour cream or onion and they usually steamed or boiled.
This was difficult to choose as there are so many other American dishes out there. However the American hamburger is a symbolic food. Other than the buns and ham, you can add many different things to the hamburger which will add to the already amazing taste. If you are looking to fill your tummy with a quick bite then getting a hamburger is the way to go. Some people tend to add cheese and eggs to their hamburger, you can add whatever you prefer. This is the beauty of hamburger, you can create one based on your own preferences.
This is a popular Portuguese sandwich dish that literally translates to little frenchie. The sandwich is made with bread, steak, and ham and pork sausage. The dish is topped with a delicious tomato sauce and melted cheese. It can be casual snack or you can even make it when you are having guests over. Serving it with fries will definitely complement the dish and add to its flavor.
Romania is known for it amazing European architecture and beautiful sites but if you really want to enjoy a Romanian experience then you have to try some of the amazing food found in Romania. Sarmale is great example. It is one of the most popular foods in the country. It consists of pickled cabbage leaves that are stuffed with minced meat and rice. The meat is seasoned for added taste. The dish is very popular during the winter season and can be easily found in most of the restaurants in the country. If you have a knack for cooking, you can also make it at home as well.
From the national dish of England to a dish that is considered one of the national dishes of France. Pot au Feu literally translates to pot in the fire. The dish is rightfully named as people in France used to stew it all winter long. It is still eaten to this day with great excitement. It is not just a great dish but also a part of the French history as it has been prevalent in the country for a long time. The stew is usually topped with root vegetables, different types of spices and even a steak.
If you are visiting Russia then you shouldn’t leave the country without trying Borscht. Borscht is a soup made from beet roots. Beet roots soup isn’t something people think about so you might be hesitant to try the soup at first but once you do, you would love to have more. The soup is served both hot and cold however it is usually served cold. Another thing that adds taste to the soup is the sour cream. So once you are done making your soup top it with a little sour cream. It is best complemented with a traditional Russian vodka.
Kabsah- Saudi Arabia:
Arabian food is unique and delicious. If you have ever been to Saudi Arabia or you are planning to go the country then don’t forget to try Kabsah when you are there. Saudi Arabia has a range of amazing dishes but we would like to go with the most delicious of them all. It is basically a rice dish with a lot of toppings. It is usually topped with pepper, bay leaves, nutmeg, cinnamon, saffron, cloves, vegetables, meat and many different types of spices. All these toppings and additions make for an amazingly delicious dish.
Smoked Salmon On Brown Bread Scotland:
This dish is very simple to make. It is as easy as the name suggests. Even though it is a plain dish, it is still very tasty. Salmon is one of the healthiest seafood out there. It is also the most widely consumed fish in the world. This dish shows that the Scots have great taste in food and they also care about their health. Lemon is squirted over the salmon which is then placed on a brown bread. Eating it with cheese cream or butter adds to the already delicious taste.
Bryndzove Halusky – Slovakia:
Another amazing yet simple dish on the list. This dish consists of small potato dumplings. They are served with bacon along with brundza which is soft cheese made with sheep’s milk. Anything that has bacon and cheese in it is bound to be delicious. Bryndzove Halusky is one dish you should never miss on your visit to Slovakia.
Kranjska klobasa- Slovenia:
From Slovakia to Slovenia, this is another delicious European dish usually found in Slovenia. Kranjska klobasa is a small pork sausage made with salt, garlic, water, pepper and most importantly pork. You might have eaten a lot of different types of pork sausages in your life but we guarantee you that the Slovenian Kranjska klobasa is going to make you forget all other sausages in the world.
Biltong- South Africa:
All entries on this list have been unique so here is one more from South Africa. Biltong is one of the most popular and delicious dished from South Africa. It is made with cured meat. The meat usually used to make Biltong is either beef or in some cases exotic meat like that of an ostrich. The meat is cut in stripes and is then marinated with spices and salt. Once the spices and salt dry out your Biltong is ready to be consumed. Different restaurants may make it differently so it is better to research before you ask for Biltong in any South African restaurant.
Banchan – South Korea:
One of the most traditional Korean meals out there. The Banchan is a group of small dishes that are served with rice. This is somewhat similar to that of Rijsttafel from the Netherlands. Different dishes may include soup, meat strew, vegetable stew, spicy cabbage and other condiments. You can eat all these dishes with rice. If you are in Korea then you have to try Banchan otherwise you would miss out on a great cultural experience.
Jamón Ibérico – Spain:
People who have been to Spain knew that this one was coming. Jamon Iberico is cured ham. It is taken from the back legs of a healthy pig. This dish is very popular in Spain and is widely eaten in the country. Every cooks it differently based on their taste and preferences. Crusty bread can also be served alongside Jamon Iberico as it adds value to the entire meal. Try adding olives to the dish for added taste. Last but not the least don’t forget to wash it down with a delicious glass of wine.
Rösti is a potato dish that is very popular in Switzerland. The dish originated long time ago in Bern where farmers used to eat it as a breakfast meal. However with time Rosti became more popular due to its delicious taste and texture. In Rosti the potatoes are grated in a thing shape and then fried in a pan. You have to keep frying the grated potatoes until they turn golden crisp. This is when the true flavor of the Rosti can be experience. Make sure to not over fry them as that will ruin the taste.
Coffin Bread – Taiwan:
The Taiwanese Coffin Bread is named as such because of the way it is made. It consists of super thick French toast made with white bread. The toast is cut from the middle and a hollow shape is left in the middle. This space is then filled with different foods like eggs, chicken or beef. You can also add other ingredients that you want. The Taiwanese coffin bread makes for a great breakfast or brunch meal.
Egusi Soup and Pounded Yam- Nigeria:
One of the most heavenly dishes to come out of Nigeria. There are two parts to this dish. First is the Egusi soup which is made with seeds of different fruits and plants like melon, gourd and squash. Egusi soup has a lot of different variants however generally the soup contains ingredients like meat, chili and vegetables. The second part of the dish is the pounded yam. There are different ways to create pounded yam. You can choose the way you think will best work for you. No matter how you cook it, you have to make sure that it has a soft texture if you want to serve it with Egusi soup.
Clark’s Pies- Wales:
Clark’s pies are synonymous with Wales. They are one of the most popular food items from the country. The locals also call them clarksies or sometimes clarkies. You cannot make them at home as they are served at Clark’s pies and considered to be made with a secret recipe. Some of the common ingredients of Clark’s pies are vegetables, meat and gravy.
Martabak Manis – Indonesia:
If you are a fan of eating pancakes in the breakfast then you would love this dish. It is a very popular Indonesian dish. It is basically sweet pancake sandwich. The top and bottom of the sandwich is made up of sponge textured pancakes. You can add anything you desire in the middle of the pancakes. It should be something sweet like banana pieces, chocolate, peanuts or cheese. They can be found all over Indonesia from small street vendors to large restaurants. If you are looking to get a true Indonesian experience that you should definitely try the ones being sold by street vendors as the big restaurants have their own take on the dish. So in order to enjoy the dish in its original glory you should buy one from the street vendors.
Øllebrød is one of the sweetest dish to come out of Denmark. It isn’t a unique dish that is only served on special occasions but something that the Danish make regularly. It is a very sweet dish which may make you think that it is a dessert. Well, in reality it is not. Øllebrød is eaten as a meal. It is made with traditional Danish rye bread. The bread is completely soaked in beer and then boiled. After that it is topped with whipped cream. The rye has a dominant taste factor in this dish.
Molokhia is one of the most popular dishes in Egypt. It is eaten in other countries located in the North African region as well, however the reason the dish is usually associated with Egypt is that it is believed that Molokhia originated in Egypt a long time ago. People in different countries cook it in their own unique way. The Egyptians however use their traditional ways to cook Molokhia. Molokhia leaves are first minced and then cooked with garlic, stock and coriander. It is that easy to make. The Molokhia leaves have to be stripped or broken from the stem. Molokhia can be served with a range of different foods including lamb, chicken, fish or even rabbit.
Soused Herring- Holland
Holland is known for its breathtaking beauty. However that is not the only unique thing about Holland. You can also find some of the most delicious dishes in Holland. Soused herring is one of those dishes. It is a raw herring filet that is served on a toasted roll. The toasted role is then topped with onions. What makes it so tasty is the how the raw herring filet is marinated. It is marinated with cider, sugar, wine, herbs and spices. These items are used to form a liquid which is then used to marinate the raw herring filet.