Best Foodie Destinations Around the World

– Must eat food before you leave the place! –

Ever heard about food tourism? “Food tourism is the act of traveling for a taste of place in order to get a sense of place.” Erik Wolf, Executive Director, World Food Travel Association.

You could say you know someone very well if you know his/her favorite food. But with all the types of food around the world, that would be kind of tricky and hard.

Let’s dive-in to the famous foods that are known as delicacies by these top travel places!

 

ITALY

 

Pizza is so much everywhere, thus, it is not that especial anymore for travelers. However, if you crave for a quite pure italysh delicacy, then you must try Risotto – an Italian dish of rice cooked in stock with other ingredients such as meat and vegetables.

Risotto is a traditional Italian rice dish made from a short-grained, starchy variety of rice called arborio rice. The technique for making it is called the risotto method, which involves stirring small amounts of hot stock or broth into the rice a little at a time, allowing the liquid to be absorbed as you go.

So how is risotto different from rice?

Risotto is a rice dish made with a particular kind of rice – either arborio or carnaroli. You need a high starch variety of rice in order to cook a real risotto. The main difference comes from the rice variety, but the way you cook risotto is also a bit different from how you cook other kinds of rice dishes.

 

MEXICO

Mexico is known for its tequila (made from agave cactus that is very well suited to their climate),long stretches of virgin beaches, numerous white sands and beautiful coastal resorts.

But the food Enchiladas will make you love this place even more! It is a rolled tortilla with a filling typically of meat and served with a chili sauce.

Enchiladas date back to Mayan times, when people in the Valley of Mexico would eat corn tortillas wrapped around small fish. These days both corn and flour tortillas are used and are filled with meat, cheese, seafood, beans, vegetables or all of the above. The stuffed tortillas are then covered in a chilli sauce, making for a perfect Mexican breakfast

If you are asking about the difference between this and Burrito: the main difference is that the Enchilada is a corn tortilla rolled around a filling and covered with a chili pepper sauce and Burrito is a Mexican food consisting of a wheat flour tortilla wrapped or folded into a cylindrical shape to completely enclose the filling.

We can see Burito anywhere, but Enchiladas taste directly bought in Mexico will leave you speechless.

 

CHINA

You cannot miss the Peking Duck in China. Peking duck, one of the most celebrated dishes of Beijing, or Mandarin Chinese, cuisine, with a history of more than 400 years. In its classic form, the dish calls for a specific breed of duck, the Imperial Peking, that is force-fed and housed in a small cage so that inactivity will ensure tender meat.

For a Brief History. Peking duck proves how iconic its tastes is:  consisting of thin pieces of tender, roasted duck meat and crispy skin wrapped in a thin crepe, along with sliced spring onions, cucumbers, and hoisin sauce or sweet bean sauce.

In case you’ll ask the difference between a Roast duck and Peking Duck. Well, simple explanation is that Roast duck is roast duck. Beijing duck has to go through a whole process about the selection of the ducks, how it is prepared and cook and even how it is sliced and eaten.

 

THAILAND

Thailand with 38 million visitors updated last Aug 2019 is located in southern Asia. It is known for great eats, martial arts, and beaches.

They are into soup and salad. In fact, if you searched best dishes to eat in Thailand, you’ll found out different types of Soup and Salads straight from Page 1 result.

Among those dishes however, it is the Yam Talay that will give you a delicate taste of beach waves and sun kiss altogether. It is a Spicy Seafood Salad. Yum means mixture of different flavors, often associated with a salad and talay means seafood.

Totally a refreshing seafood salad with exotic flavors: spicy, tangy, sweet!

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Ranks as the 10th most visited country in the world, United Kingdom is filled with a long and interesting history. One that is rich culture and top-class tourism facilities and infrastructure.

When you visit UK, be sure to just make the most out of your travel. Try a Full English Breakfast! Filled with a fantastic jet lag cure and a great way to fuel your day for a good walk around castles and museums. It is a must! Feel as though you are a king of some island with this dish consisting of eggs, sausages, toast, beans, hash browns, tomatoes and bacon. Of course, there are Irish, Welsh and Scottish variations with different ingredients such as black pudding and haggis.

 

SPAIN

As tourism is a major industry in Spain – they for certain has one of the most amusing hotspot for tourist attractions. Top with its historical cities and towns like Barcelona and Madrid. It also has 15 national parks, well developed winter tourism facilities and a bustling nightlife.

Now to the Food, you are not allowed to leave Spain until you get a taste of their Tapas – a small Spanish savory dishes that is typically serves with drinks at bar.

Tapas are a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine. They may be cold (such as mixed olives and cheese) or warm (such as chopitos, which are battered, fried baby squid). In select bars in Spain, tapas have evolved into an entire, and sometimes sophisticated, cuisine.

GERMANY

With 39 million visitors, this country receives a high number of tourists from all across the globe as well as from within the country. Their food will make your tongue twisted just by reading its names. But among all of the best things to eat in Germany, it is the Königsberger Klopse that will make you crave for more after one bite!

It is a classic and authentic that is made from ground veal, beef, and pork, along with a small amount of anchovies (or sardines or herring), chopped onions, bread crumbs, eggs, and spices.

In short, it is also known as Soßklopse, a Prussian (German) specialty of meatballs in a white sauce with capers.

 

TURKEY

Is a well-known tourist destination counting with 46 million visitors! This country is covered with fantastic seaside resorts with coatlines on both the Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean Sea.

If you are fond of food, then the İskender kebap as one of the most well-known dishes of northwestern Turkey must be served right in front of your eyes! It takes its name from its inventor, İskender Efendi (Master Alexander), who lived in Bursa in the late 19th century Ottoman Empire.

This is one of the most favourite dish that is enjoyed mostly by locals of Istanbul.

 

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