Who doesn’t love food?
In a world where we can get just about anything we want at the click of a button, it’s easy to forget that there are still many things out there that we haven’t even tried. Case in point: food.
While it’s true that the international food scene has become more and more accessible in recent years, there are still many cuisines and dishes that remain relatively unknown to the average person.
Italy: Pasta and Pizza
Pasta and pizza are two of the country’s most iconic dishes, and there’s a reason why they’re so popular. Both dishes are made with fresh ingredients and can be customized to fit your taste.
Pasta is usually served with a tomato-based sauce, but there are endless possibilities for toppings. You can find pasta dishes with chicken, sausage, vegetables, or seafood. And, of course, no Italian meal would be complete without a glass of red wine.
Pizza is another classic Italian dish that can be made with various toppings. The most popular pizzas are Margherita (topped with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil) and pepperoni (topped with pepperoni and mozzarella). But you can also find pizzas with veggies, ham, fish, or just about anything else you can think of.
Mexico: Tacos and Tamales
These traditional dishes are typically made with corn tortillas, meat, and spices and can be served either as an entree or snack.
Tacos are one of the most popular Mexican foods and can be found in just about any restaurant or street vendor in the country. They’re typically made with beef or chicken but can also be made with fish or veggies. Tamales are another traditional favorite and are made with masa (corn dough), filling, and wrapped in a corn husk before being steamed.
India: Curry and Naan
Indian cuisine is characterized by its use of spices and herbs. Curries are typically made with a combination of spices, including turmeric, cumin, coriander, and chili pepper. They often contain fresh ginger and garlic. Naan is a leavened flatbread traditionally cooked in a tandoor or clay oven. It is usually served with curries and other dishes.
China: Dim Sum and Fried Rice
Dim sum is a type of Chinese cuisine that includes small bite-sized dishes. Fried rice is a popular dish made with rice that has been stir-fried in a wok.
Some popular dim sum dishes include steamed dumplings, baked buns, and sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaves. Fried rice is often made with vegetables, meat, and eggs. It can be served plain or with sauces on top.
Japan: Sushi and Tempura
Sushi is made with vinegared rice and typically includes raw fish, vegetables, and sometimes fruit. Tempura is a type of fried food often made with seafood or vegetables.
If you’re looking to try some delicious sushi, many great restaurants in Japan specialize in this dish.
While there are endless options out there to try, we think these foods offer a delicious snapshot of what the world has to offer. So get out there and start exploring — your taste buds will thank you!