Explore Countries That Serve The Best Food In The World

This post is dedicated to all food enthusiasts. For some of us, trying different cuisines and a variety of foods is as significant as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Markets are a favorite place, and we rarely go on tours unless they are food tours. I'll know I've done my job when I find a local heritage stall that has been serving the same legendary food for decades.

So which are the countries serving the best food in the world? Let's get started! But don't get too excited; this isn't a ranking; it's simply a collection of delicious locations!

 

1. Vietnam

 

Vietnam food

 

The key ingredients in Vietnamese cuisine are shrimp paste, fish sauce, rice, herbs, Thai basil, fruits, and vegetables. However, unlike other Asian countries, Vietnam has some of the healthiest cuisines in the region.

A brief vocabulary of must-haves:

  • Goi Cuon has stuffed spring rolls with coriander, greens, minced pork, shrimp, or crab.
  • Banh mi - a sandwich with vegetables, an omelet, and various fillings.
  • Vietnamese pancakes (Banh Xeo). The literal translation would be "sizzling pancake."
  • Pho is Vietnamese noodle soup.
  • Cha Ca - sautéed white fish in butter with spring onions.
  • Must-drink beverages in Vietnam include jasmine tea, Bia Hoi - a Vietnamese beer, strong iced coffee, and lemon iced tea.
  • Check out the Clelia Mattana Nightlife Guide in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

2. Greece

 

There are numerous things to try, from salads to hot dishes, sweets to soups. But souvlaki is the way to go if you want something classic, cheap, and quick. The traditional cuisine of Greece is fast food that may be found on the streets, in bars, tiny take-out shops, and cafés. Souvlaki can be found all around the country. Request mousaka if you are fortunate enough to be invited to a Greek house party. When it's homemade, it's the greatest.

A brief vocabulary of must-haves:

  • Greek salad is simply known as "salad" in Greece. When ordering at a restaurant, keep this in mind.
  • Souvlaki - "Little skewers" in Greek: they are small chunks of marinated pork grilled on a grill.
  • Mousaka is a meal made with eggplant or potatoes. You should absolutely give it a shot.
  • Ouzo and tsipouro are must-drinks in Greece.

 

3. Italy

 

It's difficult to talk about Italian food; it's best just to eat it. The typical colors of Italian cuisine - red, green, and yellow - always make a superb flavor and taste combination. Tomatoes, bread, and olive oil are staples in almost every dish. The key to the success of this cuisine is not some intricate cooking process but rather the use of locally sourced, fresh ingredients.

A brief vocabulary of must-haves:

  • Margherita, Quattro Formaggi, Speck e Mascarpone, and many more...
  • Pasta - the greatest selections are Carbonara, Pesto, Cacio e Pepe, and Amatriciana.
  • Caprese - request it only if the components include: original mozzarella di bufala, "Cuor di Bue" tomato, and extra virgin olive oil. It's a simple and delicious recipe that goes well with a slice of fresh Italian bread.
  • Panna cotta is a divinely creamy dessert typically served with redberry jam.
  • Must-drinks in Italy include red wine (Barbaresco, Barolo, Brunello di Montalicino, and many others...), white wine (Gewürztraminer, Muller Thurgau, Chardonnay, Vermentino, Arneis, and many others...), sparkling wine (Franciacorta & Prosecco), limoncello, and San Pellegrino water.

 

4. Japan

 

Japanese cuisine is unique. You will never get it wrong. We've all heard of sushi, sashimi, unagi, and sake. While ingredients and recipes are certainly important, this cuisine is about much more; it is also about their original culture and traditions. It is hardly remarkable that they forced the entire world to eat with chopsticks rather than knives and forks.

A brief vocabulary of must-haves:

  • Tempura is Japan's contribution to the global enjoyment of deep-fried meals.
  • Wagashi are red bean paste-based desserts.
  • Eel unagi
  • Soba and Udon are two forms of noodles.
  • Tonkatsu is a type of deep-fried pork cutlet.
  • Japan's Must-Drink: Sake, Yakitori beer, and tea

Typically, traditional rice wine - sake - is served with Japanese cuisine. It honestly tastes like vodka rather than wine. Furthermore, it is frequently served hot. When the waiter serves you sake, don't attack it as if you've just fallen out of the desert. Drink gently and deliberately.

 

5. China

 

China food

 

It's no coincidence that Chinese food can be found almost anywhere. But remember that there are two kinds of Chinese cuisine: authentic and imitation. How can the first type be distinguished? Easy. It's all over if you're in China. If you go to a Chinese restaurant in your city, go to one where the clientele is Chinese, not tourists.

A brief vocabulary of must-haves:

  • Soy puff - a flat piece of "bread" that you think will help you avoid all the scorching hot foods.
  • Tofu, a soy cheese, is another bland meal. Nothing beats it when it's fried with spices.
  • Noodles can be manufactured from almost anything. Be prepared, and be interested - all of these things usually taste like heaven.
  • Soup made from the gelatinous result formed from the nests of cliff-dwelling birds is known as bird's nest soup. As you may expect, it has a peculiar flavor. You should try it if you have additional money to order something as a backup plan.
  • Chop suey is more than just a System of a Down song. It can also be served as a stir-fried dish with meat, shrimp, and veggies (mushrooms, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, and bean sprouts). It is typically done with rice.
  • Tea or any Chinese beer is a must-drink in China.

 

Conclusion

 

Some travel for adventure, while others travel for culture. We travel to get food. It isn't the sole reason, but it is the most influential aspect of our travel decisions. When traveling outside the country, it is helpful to have some pointers to avoid becoming lost in various tastes and flavors. This collection of articles focuses not just on the best eating places but also on how to understand what's on your plate. What are the best options you should not pass up? I am confident that this Leisure.com article will be helpful to you so that when you visit these nations, you will know what to look out for.

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