Undeniably, there are countless must-try delicacies in different regions of even a single country. Think wide and realize how much more are there worldwide. Here is a list of must-try dishes in different parts of the world; dishes you should not miss while you are in the place.
1. BBQ Ribs in USA
Barbecue is one traditional cuisine in America with different variants offered from each state. The top barbecue capital regions are the Kansas City, Memphis, Texas, and the Carolinas, offering barbecue of different size, types, and sauces. The barbecue ribs Kansas City style has a sweet spice rub and sweet sauce while Memphis barbecue ribs are served with tomato and vinegar sauce. In Texas, the celebrated dish is the Texas brisket barbecue.
2. Seafood Curry Laksa in Malaysia
A spicy, flavorful, creamy soup packed with noodles, seafood, fish sticks, tofu, vegetables, hard-boiled egg, coriander, and chili is Malaysia’s soup supreme. With the elements coming from both Malaysia and Singapore, the soup is indeed a Chinese-Malay classic dish. The tastiest curry laksa is actually found in the street side stalls in Malaysia or in food courts of Singapore.
3. Chocolate con Churros in Spain
The typical breakfast in Spain include a chocolate with long, freshly fried donuts. The churros, or donuts, are ideally slightly crispy outside with a hint of air inside. It is served with sprinkled sugar and sided with the steaming thick chocolate in a cup.
4. Som tam in Thailand
Thailand is very rich in food culture and their essential flavors play around sour, salt, sweet and heat. These flavors are all loaded up in a single dish called the som tam – a bowl of shredded green papaya salad mixed with palm sugar, garlic, lime juice, fish sauce, tamarind juice, dried shrimp and sometimes seafood, tomatoes, carrot, beans and peanuts.
5. Escargots in France
Yes, escargots are snails, and in France, they are generally served as an appetizer in the shell. French are mostly identified with these garlic buttery flavor of escargots, which is cooked in mixture of garlic, parsley, and butter. Health-wise, snails are rich in Vitamin E, iron, and protein.
6. Masala Dosa in India
Also called Masale Dose, Masala Dosa is in fact a variant of the popular dish “dosa” from South India. India is popular with vegetarian meals, and so is this gluten free and vegan friendly food, which is a paper-thin pancake made of rice and lentils served with mashed cooked potatoes, fried onions, and different types of chutney such as coconut, chillies, mint, and coriander.
7. Moussaka in Greece
Moussaka is the Greek version of Italian lasagna, boasting its smothering layers topped with cheese béchamel sauce. Layered with ground beef or lamb meat stewed with onions, garlic, tomatoes and other spices, Moussaka has salted and browned vegetables of either eggplant, artichokes, or potatoes as the base layer. The cheesy casserole dish is best served warm in winter.
8. Pavlova in Australia and New Zealand
Named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, this melting soft meringue dessert is served with lashings of whipped cream smeared with passion fruit strawberries and kiwis. The dish is equally known in Australia and New Zealand, and both place are essentially rivaling for ownership of this dessert.
9. Ramen in Japan
While ramen are widely accessible in any parts of the world, nothing beats the goodness of having an authentic Japanese noodle soup in the restaurants of Japan. It is Japanese but it is actually made up of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in meat-based or fish-based broth flavored with soy sauce or miso topped with sliced pork, dried seaweed and green onions.