Food and Drink : 25 delicious foods from around the world.

25 delicious foods from around the world.

25. Butter garlic crab, India

This delicious, simple dish is made by drowning a large crab in a gallon of butter-garlic sauce, which seeps into every nook and cranny and coats every inch of flesh.


24. Champ, Ireland

Mashed potato with spring onions, butter, salt and pepper, champ is the perfect side with any meat or fish.


23. Lasagna, Italy

Second only to pizza in the list of famed Italian foods, there’s a reason this pasta-layered, tomato-sauce-infused, minced-meaty gift to kids and adults alike is so popular – it just works.


22. Brownie and vanilla ice cream, global


21. Croissant, France

Flaky pastry smothered in butter, a pile of raspberry jam smeared over the top; there’s nothing not to love about this fatty, sweet breakfast food that must be married to a cup of strong coffee.


20. Arepas, Venezuela

A corn-dough patty that provides a savory canvas onto which you can paint any number of delicious toppings: cheese, shredded chicken, crisped pork skin, perico, beef, tomato, avocado … it’s the most beautiful thing to come out of Venezuela since all those Miss Universe winners.


19. Nam tok moo, Thailand

Grilled pork combined with lemon juice, green onions, chili, mint sprigs, fish sauce and toasted rice. Legend has it the blood from the meat along with the dressing inspired some happy carnivore to name this brilliant dish “waterfall (nam tok moo) meat.”


18. Kebab, Iran

For keeping starvation at bay for the entire student population of the United Kingdom, the doner kebab should clearly be honored.


17. Lobster, global

Forget all your fancy, contrived lobster dishes deployed by showoff chefs eager for Michelin endorsement. When you have something as naturally delicious as these little fellas, keep it simple. The best way to enjoy lobster is simply to boil it and serve with a side of melted butter and slice of lemon.


16. Egg tart, Hong Kong

Like many classic dishes, the Hong Kong egg tart marries two contrasting textures: crusty, flaky pastry and jiggly, trembling custard. It’s sweet, it’s delicious and it’s best eaten hot from the oven on the street while queuing up to get just one more.


15. Kalua pig, United States

Only commercially available in Hawaii, the kalua preparation turns a meal into an epic event, with a whole pig roasted in an underground sand pit for six or seven hours.

But it’s not just for show. Smashed banana tree trunks, sea salt and shredded (never sliced) meat means this smoky, aromatic piece of pig will linger long on your tongue and even longer in your memory.


14. Donuts, United States

These all-American fried wheels of dough need no introduction, but we will say one thing: the delicious guilt of snacking on these addictive calorie bombs makes them taste even better.


13. Corn on the cob, global


12. Shepherd’s pie, Britain

Some might say England’s greatest inventions were the steam engine and the Jaguar E-Type. We like to think shepherd’s pie – minced lamb topped with mashed potato – comes somewhere in that list.


11. Rendang, Indonesia

Beef is slowly simmered with coconut milk and a mixture of lemongrass, galangal, garlic, turmeric, ginger and chilies, then left to stew for a few hours to create this dish of tender, flavorful bovine goodness.


10. Chicken muamba, Gabon

A bastardized Western version of this delectable Gabonese dish swamps everything in peanut butter. Oh, the insanity. The proper recipe calls for chicken, hot chili, garlic, tomato, pepper, salt, okra and palm butter, an artery-clogging African butter that will force you into a second helping and a promise to start using your gym membership.


9. Ice cream, United States


8. Tom yum goong, Thailand

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. Best of all is the price: cheap.


7. Penang assam laksa, Malaysia

Poached, flaked mackerel, tamarind, chili, mint, lemongrass, onion, pineapple … one of Malaysia’s most popular dishes is an addictive spicy-sour fish broth with noodles (especially great when fused with ginger), that’ll have your nose running before the spoon even hits your lips.


6. Hamburger, Germany


5. Peking duck, China

The maltose-syrup glaze coating the skin is the secret. Slow roasted in an oven, the crispy, syrup-coated skin is so good that authentic eateries will serve more skin than meat, and bring it with pancakes, onions and hoisin or sweet bean sauce.


4. Sushi, Japan

When Japan wants to build something right, it builds it really right. Brand giants such as Toyota, Nintendo, Sony, Nikon and Yamaha may have been created by people fueled by nothing more complicated than raw fish and rice, but it’s how the fish and rice is put together that makes this a global first-date favorite.


3. Chocolate, Mexico

The Mayans drank it, Lasse Hallström made a film about it and the rest of us get over the guilt of eating too much of it by eating more of it. The story of the humble cacao bean is a bona fide out-of-the-jungle, into-civilization tale of culinary wonder.


2. Neapolitan pizza, Italy

The best pizza was and still is the simple Neapolitan, an invention now protected by its own trade association that insists on sea salt, high-grade wheat flour, the use of only three types of fresh tomatoes, hand-rolled dough and the strict use of a wood-fired oven, among other quality stipulations.

With just a few ingredients – dough, tomatoes, olive oil, salt and basil (the marinara pizza does not even contain cheese) – the Neapolitans created a food that few make properly, but everyone enjoys thoroughly.


1. Massaman curry, Thailand

Emphatically the king of curries, and perhaps the king of all foods. Spicy, coconutty, sweet and savory, its combination of flavors has more personality than a Thai election.

Even the packet sauce you buy from the supermarket can make the most delinquent of cooks look like a Michelin potential. Thankfully, someone invented rice, with which diners can mop up the last drizzles of curry sauce.

“The Land of Smiles” isn’t just a marketing catch-line. It’s a result of being born in a land where the world’s most delicious food is sold on nearly every street corner.




Here are some ideas for new foods to try if there are any on the list you haven't tried.

Re: 25 delicious foods from around the world.

DAAAAMMMMNNNN!!!

I'm really glad I just ate, or I would be REALLY hungry. Great list, ITTY! I did not know you were a gourmet.




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Remember Graham Kerr, the Galloping Gourmet?

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Yes I do! I used to love watching him. He's a Kiwi, and still alive at 84!






Schrodinger's cat walks into a bar, and doesn't.

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84! God bless him

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Amen!




Schrodinger's cat walks into a bar, and doesn't.

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Thai Massaman curry is one of my favorite dishes. I make it myself. The key ingredient which distinguishes it from other curries is tamarind resin.

I must dispute that Germany invented the hamburger though. Americans invented it as we enjoy it now based on some uninspired German version. Nothing like the American hamburger ever was in Germany until we brought it there. Credit where credit's due.

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It says Hamburg not USA!

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No actually it says "hamburger".




Schrodinger's cat walks into a bar, and doesn't.

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Google it. Germans invented some ground beef concoction but the hamburger sandwich was invented in the U.S.

Uh, look man. Make tool! Caveman. No fool!
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I was wondering about that. I thought "Huh?". And we have the best! I've tried burgers
in lots of other countries (I've been to 29.), and none of them hold a candle to those
in the good ol' USA!

Good work, PC!




Schrodinger's cat walks into a bar, and doesn't.

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I love Indian chicken madras

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You should contact whoever you copy-pasta'd this from and tell them there are a few glaring errors in their assessment.

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Actually the origin of the hamburger is uncertain:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburger




Schrodinger's cat walks into a bar, and doesn't.

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That's making me hungry. Chocolate is the one that fascinates me most. It was a religious experience, and figuratively still is!

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New Zealand Pavlova. A meringue cake, filled with whipped cream and fresh fruit.

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Drools*

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That Indonesian dish sounds amazing.

"You had me at Elk Tartare"
-Erin Wotherspoon

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Colcannon is better than champ.

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