Food is an important part of travel nowadaysSaatwik Gupta
Food is an important part of travel nowadays. As much as travelers like to soak in the history and beauty of a location, they like to titillate their taste buds with the delicacies of that region as well. No wonder then, certain food items like pizzas, French fries and burgers are loved across the world. Not far behind is the curry from India and the sushi of Japan which also feature on the food map of the world.
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Here are the top 10 delicious food items that have caught the fancy of the world and are a must try if you are visiting the country of their origin:
1. Neapolitan Pizza, Italy
This pizza is simple on ingredients, yet very high on taste. The perfect mix of ingredients like dough, tomatoes, olive oil, basil and salt is the secret behind this amazing pizza which is found in its authentic form (prepared on a wood-fired oven) only in Italy.
2. Sushi, Japan
Sushi is essentially a form of raw fish and rice but both these items put together make for an extremely healthy and delectable combination.
3. Tom Yum Goong, Thailand
A combination of shrimp, mushrooms, tomatoes, galangal, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves, it is essentially a soup with loads of cream and coconut milk.
4. Chicken Muamba, Gabon
This Gabonese dish is a combination of chicken, hot chilli, garlic, tomatoes, salt, pepper, okra, palm butter and peanut butter. Very rich in its texture and flavor, it is lip smacking delicious.
5. Shepherd’s Pie, Britain
Minced lamb topped with mashed potatoes and baked just right makes Shepherd’s pie a classic delicious dish.
6. Kalua Pig, Unites States
This dish is only commercially available in Hawaii. A pig is roasted in an underground sand pit for 6-7 hours over smashed banana tea trunks with only salt. The different aroma and taste of the dish makes it worth a try.
7. Arepas, Venezuala
A patty made of corn dough with the topping of your choice ranging from cheese, shredded chicken, beef, tomato, perico or pork.
8. Champ, Ireland
Essentially a side dish with meat or fish, Champ is a combination of mashed potatoes with spring onions, butter, salt and pepper.
9. Chicken Parm, Australia
Chicken fillet with a topping of parmesan and mozzarella cheese and a garlic pepper tomato sauce makes this dish extremely delightful to go with beer. Food and beer.. Australia at its best!
10. French Toast, Hongkong
Slices of bread with peanut butter or kaya jam are dipped in egg batter and then deep fried. Served with butter and syrup, these are high on calories but definitely high on taste too.
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