One of the best aspects of travelling is that you get to experience a whole range of foods from around the world that you wouldn’t normally come across otherwise. Some countries have the strangest delicacies that you might have never thought of before, while others put together flavors that are completely unique. If you are not sure which foods there are to experience while traveling, then here are some examples of dishes from around the world that are a great place to start.
Croque Madame – France
If you are in France then a must have breakfast is a Croque Madame. Of course, there are pastries and croissants to enjoy, but you should try a Croque Madame at least once in your life. This is essentially a fried egg and cheese sandwich, topped with some more grated cheese. If you’d rather skip the egg, then you will need to ask for a Croque Monsieur.
Kimchi – South Korea
Looking after your gut health is good when you travel, or just in general, and the good news is that you can help your digestive tract with fermented foods like kimchi. Kimchi is a spicy fermented vegetable dish, made from cabbage, along with onions, garlic, and peppers. Although you can find this in many places, originally it came from Korea.
Fried Zucchini – United States
If you are looking for something deep fried, what better place to look than in the USA? Americans have deep fried many things, but fried zucchini really does need to be tasted to experience something truly special. Like fries, but with more flavor and texture, make sure that you look up a fried zucchini recipe if you don’t plan to travel anytime soon. They’re pretty straightforward and easy to make!
Bangers and Mash – UK
The UK isn’t exactly known for its fine cuisine, but one dish that you need to try if you ever find yourself in the British Isles, is bangers and mash. Topped with onion gravy, it is such a tasty homemade dish and also can be found in many pubs.
Feijoada – Brazil
This is a dish that comes from Portugal, but is found in many Portugese colonies like Mozambique, Macau, as well as Brazil. Simply put, it is a stew made of beef and pork, as well as black beans, garlic, and onions. Originally, a dish meant to only be eaten on Saturdays, it is pretty filling, so pace yourself or skip lunch if you’ll be having this for dinner!
Paella – Spain
One of the most traditional and famous dishes of Spain, this rice-based dish is super healthy and tasty, made using saffron to give it an incredible color. You can use a range of things in the paella, such as chicken and chorizo, but it is traditionally made with seafood, which is found in abundance in Spain. Of course, you could create a vegetarian option if needed.
Have you tried any of these dishes on your travels? It would be great to hear what you think.