There’s no other love like a foodie’s love for food. While food is taken as the means to keep you well-fed and healthy, it is also a great means to satisfy your state buds and cravings. For some food is religion and for some, it is merely about discovering different flavors and learning about different cuisines that do well in representing a particular country’s culture and tradition.
Food is an essential part of travel and certainly, no trip can feel complete without trying the signature dishes of the places you visit. The world is full of diverse religions, lifestyles, cultures, traditions, and whatnot and this diversity can easily be established from a wide range of cuisines that are available throughout the world. The flavors and dishes can change within a few miles of a particular state or city, let alone the country. While every dish is sumptuous and delectable to taste, there are a few of them that excels every other dish in terms of its excellent taste and drooling appearance.
We have put together a list of some of the best foods that are worth traveling across the world just to get a bite of it.
Sushi is comfort food for many and this can be attributed to all the exciting flavors added to the dish that only add to the richness of sushi. It is a signature dish of Japan which is traditionally made using a piece of fish that is either placed on the top of rice ball or is wrapped in a roll of rice. If traditional sushi doesn’t tempt you, then you can also taste a few other varieties that are prepared using several other ingredients such as vegetables, seafood, and tropical fruits as well. You can easily find it in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
Pho, Vietnam’s most popular dish, is one of the most flavorsome dishes you will ever try in Asia. This bowl of goodness which is filled with fresh broth, rice noodles, chicken or beef, and loads of herbs, is sure to make an explosion of exciting flavors in your mouth. The soup has a very mild yet flavorful fragrance which not only tastes incredibly delicious but also allows strikes a perfect balance between the flavors. It can be eaten at any time of the day and for Vietnamese, it is their comfort food.
Tom yum Goong, Thailand
In Thailand, no matter what you eat, you will always find the food to be filling and full of flavors. And tom yum goong is possibly one of the best dishes to try in Thailand. It is basically a soup that can be both spicy and sour. It is traditionally prepared using shrimp, mushroom, tomatoes, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and other few ingredients. It is often served with coconut milk which enhances its flavors but it’s completely optional.
Although not the most appealing dish to try, the exciting use and mix of flavors can easily win you over every time. Poutine is one of Canadian’s favorite dishes, which according to them is best enjoyed at midnight after having a few glasses of beer. The dish is prepared using french fries that are coated with cheese curd and brown gravy. The combination of sauce and cheese makes the fries taste even better. This savory concoction can easily be found anywhere in the U.S., but you should try it in Canada to get a more authentic taste.
Seafood paella, Spain
Seafood paella is one of those dishes that can win you over a thousand times over any other dish in Spain. This colorful temptation is extremely hard to resist. Typically served in a pan, the dish is prepared using rice and a wholesome variety of seafood such as lobster, shrimp, mussels, and cuttlefish. However, the ingredients can vary from region to region, offering you a range of variants to choose from.