TOP 10 MUST TRY FOODS OF THE WORLD
TOP 10 MUST TRY FOODS
You can’t really call it traveling if you’re in a new country and you head directly to an American chain for a meal. When in Rome (or Buenos Aires or Beirut), enjoy some of the most exotic dishes as you jet-set. Just don’t forget your nerve!
A heladerías, or ice cream parlor,is the coolest destination in Buenos Aires, a decidedly European-flavored city. Exotic and wonderful ice cream flavors will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Banana with dulce de leche, kumquats in whiskey and malbec-flavored ice creams are just three unusual must-tries, says luxury travel expert Leah Reilley of Artisans of Leisure.
Bahia, a state in Brazil, has some of the most appetizing dishes in the country. But no trip is complete without sampling moqueca de peixe, a fish or shrimp stew replete with coconut milk. lime juice, cilantro and tomatoes. Also try feijoada,a heavy meat stew found all over Brazil.
Huo guo, or hot pot, is a delicacy found in the alleyways of Qian Men in Beijing. Choose between Mongolian meat or Szechuan spice. Prepare it to your liking, dip in an accompanying sauce and sip elbow-to-elbow with strangers.
Chaat or pani puriis the quintessential street food in most cities across North India. You can have this crisp-fried savory biscuit with a spicy, sweet and sour liquid, or topped with yogurt and condiments.
If you’re in Florence, don’t leave without trying lampredotto. Full disclosure: This delicious sandwich is made from cow’s stomach. But foodies like David Rocco, producer and host of David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, insist it’s a must-try–with a glass of Chianti, naturalmente.
Looking for a uniquely Japanese meal that you can’t find anywhere else (meaning, not sushi)? You won’t go wrong with okonomiyaki, a savory pancake loaded with vegetables, pork and shrimp. This dish is topped off with a sweet Worcestershire-type sauce, Japanese mayonnaise and bonito flakes.
Lebanon is known to host the most exquisite cuisine in the Middle East. Just look at their starters! Mezze (small portions) including hummus,baba ganoush, pickles, olives and khibbiz (bread) make for a meal in itself. If you’re in a restaurant that serves alcohol, try Lebanese wine; the Lebanese are among the oldest wine producers in the world.
A Burger is a sandwich consisting of a cooked patty of ground meator veg, (usually beef, but occasionally pork, turkey, or a combination of meats) placed between two buns. If you are at New York do not forget to check the Street Burgers, or the Wall Street Burgers.
Solyanka is a salty and sour soup topped off with pickles, lemon, allspice, fresh dill and a secret ingredient–smetana, or Russian sour cream. There are meat and fish varieties. But vegetarians need not fret; salty mushroom solyanka is a widely enjoyed delicacy too.
Manchego is a flavorful, intense cheese that goes best with bread, olives or solo. Enjoy with a robust red wine–Rioja is a perfect choice. Also, tapas dishes in Barcelona (seafood is a specialty) are very different from Madrid–and from tapas bar to tapas bar on the same block–so don’t hesitate to sample as many as you can.