We consume food considering that it is just a source of nutrition. Well, food is a way of life. Many cultures have a recognizable cuisine, a specific set of cooking traditions using various spices and cooking traditions that are unique for that culture, which evolves over time. Many cultures have diversified their foods by means of preparation, cooking methods and manufacturing, and food lovers or travelers go on voyages to explore these exquisite styles of cookery. While evolutionarily speaking, as opposed to culture and religion, social constructs such as morality, activism or environmentalism will effect which foods they will consume.
Food is eaten and typically enjoyed through the sense of taste, the perception of flavor from eating and drinking. Eye appealing foods can encourage people to consume that food as it is pretty well known that people ‘eat with their eyes’. Texture also plays a crucial role in the pleasure of eating food. Another phenomenon regarding the food is its appeal of contrast in taste and presentation. Many foods can be eaten raw and the others are processed and cooked for reasons of taste, safety, palatability, flavor, or texture. Let’s view some of the world’s best foods you should try whenever you visit that country or city.
We will start from Indonesia; the Indonesian dish known as Rendang is often served at ceremonial occasions to special guests. The beef is slowly simmered with coconut and a mixture of lemon grass galangal, garlic, turmeric, ginger and chilies, then left to stew for a few hours to create this dish of tender, flavorful bovine goodness.
The next dish they offer is Nasi goring. This Indonesian delight lets the wonder of combining rice with egg, chicken and prawns strike again.
Thailand also has a variety of cuisines that are waiting to be tried that include tom yum goong. This Thai masterpiece teems with shrimp, mushrooms, tomatoes, lemongrass, galangal and kaffir lime leaves. Usually loaded with coconut milk and cream, the hearty soup unifies a host of favorite Thai tastes: sour, salty, spicy and sweet. Other famous Thai food includes Pad Thai which is a fried-noodle dish, som tam (papaya salad), massaman curry and green curry which goes with steamed rice.
Now let’s travel to Italy and study their famous dishes like lasagna, which overtook pizza to become the most sought-after Italian food in this delicacy list. There’s a reason this pasta-layered, tomato-sauce-infused, minced-meaty gift to kids and adults alike is so popular – it just works. Other popular Italian food includes Neapolitan pizza, Parma ham, Fettuccine Alfredo which is now served worldwide and the Italian dessert gelato ice cream.
Mexico is famous for its tacos and the fiery fajitas that get you jazzed up, whereas the United States is famous for its power on cheese in cheese burgers, fried chicken and potato chips. So you are always in for a sticky treat. The best bread-meat-salad combinations, I’ll make it simpler for you. The best hamburgers are to be found in Germany. If we turn our way to the Asian subcontinent, India has to offer its world famous masala dosa, a crispy, rice-batter crepe encasing a spicy mix of mashed potato, which is then dipped in coconut chutney, pickles, tomato-and-lentil-based sauces and other condiments. It’s a fantastic breakfast food that’ll keep you going till lunch. Spain has to offer some fine seafood paella for seafood lovers, whereas England can’t be beaten at fish and chips. This was an overview of all the famous dishes you can try… Bon Appétit!