Food is the way of life. Think about it from different perspectives, how food plays an important role in your life, how it reaches your soul and makes you happy. Food could be savory, or could be sweet. Swiss chocolates, French eclairs, Chinese food (dumplings), Indian Food, Burgers, are the quick, easy eats that can get us on a food rush within seconds.
But, as the saying goes, there’s plenty of fish in the sea. Likewise, there’s plenty of food out there for you to try and test your taste buds. If you are a food fanatic who’s constantly on the lookout for tasting the many flavors that lie around the world, then you have to check the list below for the most popular cuisines from around the world that will make you forget about everything else you think you know about food.
- Indonesian Cuisine
Image Source: Recipe IdeasIndonesian cuisine is one of the most diverse and eclectic one in the world. The cuisine mostly includes rice, noodles and soup which are rich with coconut and satay. There’s a hint of Chinese culture infused with the Indonesian food. The dishes that you have to try while tasting Indonesian cuisine are Sweet Martabak which is a version of a pancake, Nasi Rawon which is an Indonesian beef stew and the Indonesian Satay which are meat skewers.
- Mexican Cuisine
Image Source: Eclectic CreativeThe cuisine of the Mesoamerican country has a little bit of everything, that every bite you take will surprise you with a burst of flavours. The main ingredients of their food are beans, corn, avocados, tomatoes, turkey and sweet potato. Their cuisine is well known for Enchiladas, Tacos, Tapas and Quesadillas, they have zest and spice-packed flavours in their food. Although their food may seem like one that you should have occasionally, they have a nutritional factor and are considered superfoods in the food chain. This cuisine is a must try because when you take the first bite it will seem like a party in your mouth!
- Italian Cuisine
If you love Pasta then you ought to know that it hails from the origins of Italy. The zesty sauces, the use of cream, olive oil and some garlic can do wonders in an Italian cuisine. They have a variety of foods ranging from Cheesy risottos to Lasagne, Gelato to Proscuitto, the list is endless. Italian cuisine has its way around people and can even be considered as comfort food. If this sounds all too good for your ears, imagine how you would feel once you tasted it?
- French Cuisine
Image Source: NDTV FoodFrench food comes from a long way of practices and traditions, there are infinite flavours that combine in one dish. France is well known for their cheeses and wines, but apart from that they have many flavoursome food that are now an integral part of the French culture. Some the foods you must try are their Chocolate souffle which is an undeniable sweet dish, Ratatouille stew is absolutely scrumptious,Beef bourguignon, the name explains itself, Macaroons and Croissants are the absolute must haves. So, if you want to experience true French cuisine these are the dishes you MUST try. Because nothing screams french more than this.
- Indian Cuisine
India is a diverse and culturally rich country and that reflects on their food. Indian dishes can be divided based on their locations; North, South, East and West and every direction has different tastes and a variety of them. So if you have to eat Indian food, you’ve got to try them all. The must haves definitely are gulab jamun an all Indian sweet, puri bhaji from the North, Dosa’s from the south, different types of curries, Sweet-Savoury food from the West and South-east Asian inspired food from the East. Rice and Wheat Roti’s are the absolute staple of the country. Now you know what to try, so go ahead and try to live the Indian experience.
- Thai Cuisine
Image Source: TasteThai food is a mixture of sweet, bitter, salty and sour tastes, it infact is one of the special cuisines in the world that tests all the tastebuds. There’s a constant that remains in most of the Asian country cuisines and that is Rice. Thai food is well known for their yellow and green curries, fried rice and the use of shrimp in their food. Thai food will enrich the experience of food you will ever have, so you must definitely give it a go. You’re sure to like it.
- Japanese Cuisine
Image Source: Malaysian FoodieThe traditional food of Japan lies within rice and soup, ramen and fried dumplings. And definitely sushi. The tastes of all these differ and are vast but definitely enjoyable and never resisted. Give Japanese food a try, you may hesitate at the sight or sound of it but we ensure that it won’t be the last time you try these foods.
- Spanish Cuisine
Image Source: GrouponSpanish cuisine is heavily influenced by the conqueres and that has shaped their cultures now. Gazpacho, Toritalla and Paella are the strongest and most well known Spanish food. When in Spain or in the spain like mood you must eat these. The tastes are quite delectable and never forgettable and most definitely makes you crave for more. Try it out and let your taste buds lead the way.
- Australian Cuisine
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Sausage rolls, steaks and potato cakes are the most popular Australian foods, they set you for a picnic-feel to eating a meal. The food is so light yet heavy and filling it will make your day. Salt and pepper squids too are one of Australia’s proud dishes. Australians really love meat and along with a pint of beer, you will make it a perfect day. If you’re a hard core non-vegetarian, this cuisine is not to be missed upon. Try it out, maybe it will awaken the inner you that truly loves Australia.
- Turkish Cuisine
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You’ve probably heard of Turkish Delight, Baklava and Doner Kabab’s that these dishes are spectacular and mouth-watering? Well, the truth is that they REALLY are. Although some may hesitate from tasting these dishes, these foods will blow your mind. Never judge a book by its cover, is the same saying that you apply when tasting Turkey cuisine because they are to die for!Don’t look back when it comes to trying and tasting different foods, because you can learn so much more and have a lot of variety when it comes to food. The more food you love, the better it gets for you!
Article Source: Sybil Braganza