You must have heard about saying “Good Food and Good Mood”. As every country has its own unique taste and aroma, so what a culture eat can say lot more about its character. These cultural differences in food habits identifies every country and its individuals. undoubtedly food has become essence of every travel, so explore the flavor as much as you can !!
Here are some of the best food listed countries in the world.
Mexican cuisine : Mexican food is a unique blend of Spanish and indigenous Mexican cuisines. There food has distinctive blend of spices, seasoning, and vibrant colors creating a beautiful presentation. In there cooking culture tortillas corn is everywhere, and in everything. They are the building blocks of Mexican staples like taquitos, tostadas, quesadillas, enchiladas, flautas and more! Tacos, however, are everywhere and commonly used ingredients are garlic, onions, cilantro, oregano, cumin, and chilies.
Famous Mexican dishes : Chilaquiles, Pozole, Tacos al pastor, Tostadas, Chiles an nogada, Enchiladas, Mole, Guacamole, Tamales.
Italy Cuisine : Italian cuisine has developed over centuries and its just more than Pizza, Pasta and Spaghetti. Italian food is bold and satisfying without being heavy. Italians are known for their use of herbs in cooking, especially oregano, basil, thyme, parsley, rosemary, and sage. Cheese also plays an important role in Italian cuisine. They are also distinguish by the type of cooking fat used like butter was used in the north, pork fat in the centre of the country, and olive oil in the south. Staple dishes in the north were rice and polenta, and pasta was most popular throughout the south.
Famous Italian dishes : Pizza, Bottarga, Lasagna, Fiorentina Steak, Ribollita, Polenta, Ossobuco, Risotto, Carbonara, Truffles, Focaccia, Gelato, Tiramisu.
China Cuisine : China has the most popular culinary heritage in the world. The history of their cuisine dates back to about 1000 years with varied cooking styles, techniques and ingredients that have evolved over time. A typical Chinese meal will have two things – a carbohydrate or starch like noodles, rice or buns, and accompanying stir fries or dishes of veggies, fish and meat. They use a lot of fresh vegetables like mushroom, water Chesnutt, bamboo and even tofu. Chinese dishes is also rich in Umami and they use lot of fresh vegetables like mushroom, water, chestnut, bamboo and even tofu.
Famous Chinese dishes : Anhui, Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Szechuan, and Zhejiang.
Indian Cuisine : Indian cuisines reflects how vibrant and colourful and distinctive flavour able India is!! Here each region has its own style of cooking and flavours. Rice and potato is the staple food of India. Spices are unquestionably the cornerstone of Indian cooking and are widely cultivated according to region. Indian fodder has the best variety based on the cultures and taste of their residents. A few are vegetarians, and a few are non-vegetarians. Indian foods also are very spicy.
Famous Indian dishes : Butter chicken, alu gobhi, Rogan Josh, Samosas, Tandoori chicken, Malai Kofta, Masala Chai, Matter paneer, Naan.
Thailand Cuisine : Like many other Asian cuisines, Thai cooking uses rice as a basic ingredient for the majority of dishes. The word “food” in Thai language means literally “to eat rice”. Furthermore, it has 5 main tastes, which you may meet in almost every dish. These are: sour lime, savory fish sauce, hot chilli, salt and sweetness (usually added by palm tree).
Famous Thai dishes : Tom Yum Goong (spicy shrimp soup), Som Tum (spicy green papaya salad), Tom Kha Kai (Chicken coconut soup), Gaeng Daeng (red curry), Pad Thai (Thai style fried noodles), Khao Pad (fried rice), Pad Krapow moo saap (fried basil and pork), Gaeng wan kai, Yam Nua (spicy beef salad).
Greece Cuisine : Greek food is the continuing evolution of sharing food culture. Greece has the advantage of being a sea-faring culture at a crossroads between Asia and Europe. They widely uses vegetables, olive oil, grains, fish, wine, and meat. Other important ingredients include olives, cheese, lemon juice, herbs, bread and yoghurt.
Famous Greek dishes : Taramasalata (yogurt, cucumber and garlic mixed dip), Olives and olive oil, Dolmades, Moussaka, Grilled meat, Fresh fish, Courgette balls, Octopus, Feta & cheese, Honey and baklava.
Spain Cuisine : From the fruits of the Mediterranean Sea to the spoils of the Pyrenees, from the saffron and cumin notes of the Moors to the insane molecular experiments of Ferran Adria, Spanish food is timeless yet Avant-Garde. They munch on snacks throughout the day with intervals of big meals.
Famous Spanish dishes : Croquettes, Tortilla Espanola, Gazpacho or Salmorejo, Pisto – Spanish ratauille, Cured meats, Pulpo a la gallega, Paella, Fried milk, Prawns in fried garlic.