It may come as no surprise that this entire pear is one heck of a foodie. We are talking will try anything that looks good and smells even better. We decided what better way to marry our love with travel with our passion for food. This list contains the best countries in the world for those seeking to try the best foods out there.
I mean, can you blame us for putting this one first? We are talking about the best pizza in the world, so many different types of pasta you will never get bored, bread for days, and delicious sweets. Italian food just hits different the foodie’s heart and stomach. This country really said bring in the fresh ingredients and ensures every meal is to die for. After a warm hearty mean, make sure to head out and find a great gelato place. Four our gluten free foodies, Italy is not hell, a lot has changed and now many pizzerias offer gluten free menus. Our favourite place you may ask, Voglia di Pizza in Rome (totally worth the hype) and Trattoria Agli Artisti Pizzeria in Venice. Our best tip? Stay away from super touristy areas as these restaurants can get pricy. Make sure you go to authentic food places and most importantly… DO NOT ask for ketchup!
Ok if you are not a fan of mouth watering sushi, sashimi, amazing meats and rice dishes, NOT FOR YOU. These pair of Foodies most certainly are. There is something truly addicting about watching some of the most talented chefs in the world make uniquely fresh sushi right before your eyes. Another amazing most try is the udon soup that can be easily found in many small shops, our favourite version is a hot Nabeyaki Udon soup. Lastly, foodies can also appreciate some special drinks. Before you go, make sure to experience the art behind tea ceremonies. No matter the time of the year, Japan will always be a top choice for foodies across the world
Controversial, we know. Although many tend to disregard this beauty of a country when it comes to food we certainly won’t. We need to start with a popular dish that earned its name for a good reason… paella. Talk about a symphony of perfectly paired items. These dishes will leave you heaving from just how full and satisfied you will feel. The most popular includes fresh seafood and perfectly moist rice. Want to switch it up and try another OG? We recommend you look for a Paella Valenciana cooked with tender rabbit, chicken, veggies and delicious rice. Moving on to other less spoken dishes, fideuà is a type of Spanish pasta similar to vermicelli. It’s popular in Catalonia and Valencia in seafood dishes that rival paella for their taste and intricacy. Another secret favourite? Try Migas a legendary dish which consists of dry breadcrumbs torn up and fried in a variety of combinations — often served with chorizo or bacon. Honestly, you cannot go wrong with Spain when it comes to food so it is no wonder why we had to add it to this top 5.
Well, this one truly should not shock. Considering Chinese food has taken the world by storm and become a classic when it comes to takeout and dine-in food options. Nevertheless, we are certain you have not tried Chinese food until you visit China. Starting strong with Peking duck (北京烤鸭 Běijīng kǎoyā) a famous dish from Beijing. World famous it is considered as one of China national dishes. Peking duck is savoured for its thin and crispy skin. Sliced Peking duck is often eaten with pancakes, sweet bean sauce, or soy sauce with mashed garlic. It is a must-taste dish in Beijing! Moreover you cannot visit China and not try a Hot pot, (火锅 huǒguō). Considered one of the most popular dishes in China, especially in Sichuan Province, it consists of cooking in a simmering pot of soup stock (broth) on a gas/induction hob in the middle of the dining table with foodstuffs and condiments around the pot. People can add and cook whatever they like in the broth. The secret of whether a hot pot is good or not lies in the broth, which all the meat slices and vegetables take their flavour from. Regardless, whether its a takeaway, street food or a fancy restaurant – the experience won’t disappoint the pickiest gourmand.
We couldn’t not include this beauty of a country in our foodies list. After all, this pear is getting married in Mexico very soon. We truly love the flavour and variety Mexican food offers. You will understand why we need to start with Tacos once you come and try the Tacos Mexico has to offer. These beauties are perhaps one of our all time favourites when it comes to cuisine. They are versatile, filled with flavour and not incredibly heavy if eaten in moderation (We fail at this last one time and time again). Once you have eaten your weight in Tacos it is time to try some Pozole. According to anthropologists, this pre-Hispanic soup was once used as part of ritual sacrifices. These days chicken, pork and vegetarian pozole versions are readily available in more everyday surroundings. Made from hominy corn with plenty of herbs and spices, the dish is traditionally stewed for hours, often overnight. Scared of Spicy? Try some Chiles en Nogada. Boasting the three colours of the Mexican flag, chiles en nogada is one of Mexico’s most patriotic dishes. Poblano chillies filled with picadillo (a mixture of chopped meat, fruits and spices) represent the green on the flag, the walnut-based cream sauce is the white and pomegranate seeds are the red. Although this dish can be spicy it is easily modified for those running in the opposite direction from spiciness.
We wish we could continue to ramble on and on as there are many more countries that deserve their dishes highlighted. Nevertheless, these 5 certainly hold a special place in our hearts. We hope you enjoyed some of the most delicious, traditional meals the world has to offer. Please let us know in the comments your favourite place or perhaps what countries we should do next.