Who doesn’t love food? Besides of course boring and soulless people. Jokes aside (please don’t be offended if you are one of those people who doesn’t like food. Although that brings up the question of “Why are you here?”) there are many different kinds of foods all over the world. This is our take on some of the best cuisines around the world, but of course, it’s subjective. With different textures, flavors, and histories behind their origins and the way, they’re prepared. These are the countries with the World’s Best Food.
10. United States
Starting off the list of the world’s best food is the United States. Whoever said that America didn’t have unique authentic cuisine? While it’s true that most popular American foods originate from other countries, America is a nation of immigrants; and immigrants foods. The pizza slice is from Italy. Hamburgers and hot dogs most likely German. And French fries are from….well why don’t you guess? But in the United States, all these classics have been improved and added to, to become global icons for food lovers everywhere.
Greek cuisine is the quintessential example of traditional Mediterranean eating. Traveling to and eating in Greece is something straight out of a glossy magazine spread, but without the Photoshop. Between the kalamata olives, feta cheese, the colorful salads and roast meats are postcard quality pictures (or Instagram picture for the modern foodie). The secret to this consummate sheen of eatery? Greek olive oil of course. If you ever do decide to visit Greece, don’t miss out on Gyros (meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie usually served wrapped in a flatbread) and Souvlaki (small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer).
Cheese! Thinking about visiting Paris? Escargot? Crêpe? Baguette? France is a country that has never surrendered its cuisine and food culture. Hours long lunch breaks over multi-course meals are de rigeur/the norm. Entire vacations are spent and centered around exploring the different combinations of wines and cheeses around the country. Cassoulet, confit, pot-au-feu, steak frites, consommé, the list can go on. To be honest I don’t know much about French food actually for I am a peasant XD
What better for a list of countries with “the World’s Best Food” than a country that has combined many of the world’s different foods. Brazilian cuisine, much like its culture, is a mixing pot of various foods from different cultures around the world. The dishes of Brazil have European/Mediterranean, African, Amerindian and even Asian influences. Feijoada, the country’s’ national dish is a stew of beans with beef and pork of Portuguese origin. Another popular Brazilian dish, one of the African origins, is Acarajé, a dish made from peeled beans formed into a ball and then deep-fried in dendê aka palm oil. Brazilian barbecue is also a MUST-TRY
Italian cuisine has made its name and place around the globe all with the help of its single most important ingredient: Tomatoes! Think about it, with its zesty tomato sauces, those clever Italians have made the most simple things like wheat flour and dough taste delicious. It’s all so simple. Get some pasta, get some olive oil, get some garlic, whatever meat you prefer and of course – Tomato sauce. Bam, mom’s spaghetti!. Joking of course, there is much more to Italian cuisine than just tomato sauce. From cheesy risottos, crisp fried meats, to nice cool gelatos –
Italian food is every mans food.
Japanese cooks apply the same meticulousness to their food that is archetypal of all Japanese workers . This is the homeland of sushi masters and ramen kings; Japanese cuisine is like a spread of visual and culinary poetry. When in Japan treat yourself to a Kaiseki, a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. Or pick out one of the many thousands of cute and tasty little snacks spawned by this country at a convenience store.
My personal favorite on this list of countries with the world’s best food: Mexico! Among the enchiladas and burritos and and quesadillas of this Mesoamerican country, you’ll find the richness of Greek cuisine, the zest of an Indian curry and the spiciness of Thai food. The cuisine of Mexico has everything so you’ll never get bored of it. It’s also stocked full of a whole list of nutritional super foods. All those avocados, tomatoes, limes and garlic with beans and and chilies, are rich with antioxidants and good healthful things. Must try Mexican foods include Mole, Al pastor and Tamales.
Chinese cuisine is the accumulation of thousands of years Chinese culture. Food is such an important part of everyday Chinese culture that a common Chinese greeting is in fact, the phrase: “Have you eaten yet?”. Authentic Chinese cuisine is varied from region to region, such as the super spicy foods of Sichuan, to the rich and bold flavors of Hunan. To try all the different regional cuisines of China would definitely be a vibrant (and tasty) journey for your palate.
The best part about Chinese food is how widespread it is around the world. You most likely don’t need to travel to China to experience the taste of Chinese food. The entrepreneurial spirit of the Chinese people has spread their food all over the world, to every Chinatown in every corner of the world wherever Chinese people go.
Any country that manages to make vegetarian food consistently taste AMAZING deserves some sort of a Nobel prize. And that country would most likely be India. But that doesn’t mean all Indian food is non-existent of meats and poultry. Indian cuisine much like Chinese cuisine is also the accumulation of a long spanning history that goes back thousands of years with vast regional varieties creating some of the world’s best food.
In South India, where the influence of Hinduism is stronger, there are more vegetarian dishes like Dal and Dosa. While Middle Eastern and Central Asian influences on North Indian cuisine years of Mughal rule has allowed for dishes like Tandoori Chicken and Chicken Tikka.
Spicy and DELICIOUS ; those are the words I’d used to describe the foods of Thailand. Thai cooking places emphasis on a lightly prepared dish with strong aromatic components through the use of herbs and a spicy edge. Must try Thai foods include the famous Pad thai, a stir-fried rice noodle dish, Som tam aka Green Papaya Salad and Massaman curry, a Thai curry that is an interpretation of a Persian dish. Just note, whenever you are ordering at a Thai restaurant to go for mild as a Thai’s “mild” is an average person’s “very spicy; and a Thai’s “spicy” is “burn your taste buds off”.
Are you hungry now?