Seeing new sights from other corners of the globe is fun but even more so if you decide to explore the world’s different tastes and flavors. So where are the best countries to enjoy delectable and mouthwatering cuisines?
Forget those store bought pizzas because in Italy, you will find yourself actually gobbling up on the real ones that have been freshly baked from the oven. Italy is home to all types of pastas, tomato sauces, gelatos as well as cheeses and wines. Pretty sure taking a trip to this boot shaped country will make you gain a few more pounds than you would have wanted. However, you can always find yourself feasting on world famous lasagnas and tiramisus. In Italy, you will never feel hungry ever again.
France is the home for the classics – remember the animated movie Ratatouille? Watching the film can already make your mouth water but wait until you actually get to France and you will find yourself salivating even more. France basically has it all, from fish to chicken dishes, beef stews and the delicious desserts: macaroons anyone? Food shops in France always have some fresh produce on display and their restaurants are always full, you will have to make reservations way ahead of time. Visit the butter in Britanny, foie gras in the Languedoc, pistou in Provence and cream in Normandy. Wines are also big in the country.
If tortillas, fresh produce and lots of chili (more than the usual, in fact) in your food, then Mexico is the best country for you to go on a food trip. Put in together your meat, guacamole, green and red salsas, marinated chili and tortillas and you are good to go. But even if you do not feel like eating spicy food or if you are a vegetarian, you can still be sure Mexico has some exciting flavors in stor for you. Go for a fresh tostada of ceviche or some homemade agua de sabor. Or how about satisfying your gastronomical cravings for some stews, enchiladas or carnitas instead?
What’s the best thing to love about Spanish food? The simplicity of every food they have to offer. Tapas, papas bravas (potatoes roasted in oil with paprika on top), fried squid and so much more. Spanish cuisine is basically what you can call an epitome of Mediterranean cuisine and you can find among the best seafood dishes as well as many other healthy options such as tortilla, paella, ham and olive oil in them. To top it all, you can finish off each and every Spanish meal with a glass – or more – of fresh Spanish wine. Yummy!
Spicy, mild, medium sweet or super sweet – India offers all sorts of flavors for everyone’s taste buds. India is basically the haven for vegetarians what with all the extremely healthy dishes that they have to offer. Vegetarianism continues to be a growing trend in the India society so you can be sure that their cuisine is mostly made up not just of herbs and spices but also of fruits and vegetables. Having access to many neighboring Asian countries, fusion cuisines, which use Indian seasoning and cooking techniques with foreign food, are also big and introduce an even more interesting flavor to locals and tourists alike.
Chinese food has been known to everyone all over the world for many years now. We have had our experience of eating Chinese takeout and, let’s admit it, we did love it one way or another. Authentic Chinese food though can be so much more exciting than the American versions – you should definitely try out eating lo mien, spring rolls, dumplings, fried rice and so much more. Don’t forget the iconic Peking duck – any special meal in China should definitely not be without it!
For those looking for a unique combination of ingredients and flavor, Japan is the paradise for your gustatory cravings! Let’s just start out with their most iconic food, the sushi. It is an interesting combination of small rolls of sticky rice which is sealed together using seaweed. Underneath the roll is a mixture of many flavors such as salmon with cream cheese and cucumber and smoked haddock with wasabi paste and many more. Other Japanese cuisines to try are their endless noodle dishes – soba, ramen and udon, among many others – added in with a lot of vegetables and meat. Japan surely has everything that big and small appetites need.
Aside from Mexico, there is also another haven for spicy food enthusiasts and this time around, it’s in Southeast Asia. Thailand offers all sorts of delicious food such as curries, spicy fried noodles and many more. Many of their dishes use exotic sauces and you can choose to eat pork or fish, whichever you like. The best thing about Thai dishes is that you can always throw in a lot of vegetables so it is perfect for vegetarians and those who are health conscious. Thailand is a great place for awesome food and you can even bargain their prices, too!
Traditional meals in England include bread and cheese as well as roasted and stewed meats. Meat and game pies, vegetable and broths as well as dishes using freshwater and saltwater fish are also common in the country. Eventually, English cooking made use of ingredients and cooking styles from other countries making it an interesting place for foodies.
If fast food is your thing then staying anywhere in the vast country of the United States is the best decision you will ever make. The US is home to a lot of well known international dishes such as the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), spare ribs, pumpkin pies and many more. Hotdogs, hamburgers and barbeque are big in the country but you can also go for something a little healthy such as seafood, especially in Maine. Certainly, the US provides a mix of many delightful flavors and ingredients (make sure to check out their food trucks!) for everyone to check out.
The world certainly has a lot to offer in terms of food and flavor – and they are just waiting to be discovered by your taste buds.