15 TOP FOOD DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD

15 TOP FOOD DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD

Do you live to eat or eat to live? Whoever you are, you cannot escape from trying sensational foods that are found on the way to your destination. You will be very much surprised to know and see such a vast array of cuisines available there only to incite irresistible hunger tempting to have more. If you want to travel the world for unique taste and flavor, but strangled in confusion while choosing top food destinations around the world for your next vacation, then you are in the right place. Here goes the list of best food destinations that offer you unique and amazing culinary delights, and that definitely will be going to make you contented.

(Note: Each and every country in the world has one or two (or maybe more) typical, traditional and sensational dishes of its own kind to offer. But this list of top food destinations is based on the popularity of dishes and it includes the countries that offer a vast array of culinary delights. Since taste is purely a subjective matter, I have named a few just out of many culinary delights available in that particular country.) 


 

1. Italy

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Polenta

When you are in Italy, you should try—at least—Bologna’s Tagliatelle al ragu, Lasagne, Polenta e Schie, Risottos, Pizza, Italian-style salami, Panna cotta, and Gelato. In drinks, try Cappuccino, Red wine, White wine, Sparkling wine, and Limoncello.

Where to eat and what to eat?
Popular Italian dishes can be found all across Italy.

(Note: It’s not like the cuisine mentioned here is only found in that region. Most of them can be found almost all over Italy.)

  • Bologna:

Tagliatelle al ragu– a pasta dish with a meat sauce
Lasagne– stacked layers of pasta alternated with sauces and ingredients such as meats, vegetables, and cheese
⇒Mortadella- Italian sausage made of heat-cured pork
⇒Tortellini- ring-shaped pasta stuffed with meat, cheese or vegetables.
⇒…..and many more.

  • Venice:

Polenta e Schie– a dish of boiled cornmeal and shrimps
⇒Risi i Bisi- rice with peas
⇒Baccala mantecato- salted cod
⇒Fegato alla veneziana-Venetian-style liver
⇒Sarde in saor-marinated sardines
⇒…..and many more.

  • Florence:

Risottos– a rice dish cooked in a broth
Ribollita– bread soup made with bread and vegetables.
⇒Lampredotto- a typical dish made from a cow stomach
⇒Panzanella- a chopped salad of bread and tomatoes.
⇒Gelato- Italian-style ice cream
⇒…..and many more.

  • Rome:

Cacio e pepe pasta– a pasta dish including black pepper and cheese
Gelato
⇒…..and many more.

  • Naples:

Pizza– flattened base of leavened wheat-based dough topped with tomatoes, cheese, and various other ingredients baked at a high temperature
⇒…..and many more.

Besides eating, you might be interested in other top activities to do in Italy.


 

2. Mexico

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Tacos

When you are in Mexico, you should try—at least—Tacos al pastor, Chilaquiles, Pozole, Tostadas, Enchiladas, Chicken tortilla soup, Churros, and Mole. In drinks, try Margarita and Tequila.

Where to eat and what to eat?
The popular Mexican dishes can be found all over Mexico. However, Mexico City is the best spot to taste delicious Mexican cuisines. Chiles en nogada is traditionally made in Puebla.

Tacos al pastor
Chilaquiles
Pozole
Tostadas
Enchiladas-a corn tortilla rolled around a filling and covered with a chili pepper sauce.
Chicken tortilla soup
Churros-a fried-dough pastry
Mole-a traditional sauce of chili peppers, spices, and other ingredients.
Chiles en nogada– roasted poblano chilies stuffed with a savory-sweet filling of ground meat, fruit, and nuts
⇒…..and many more.

Besides eating, you might be interested in other top activities to do in Mexico.


 

3. Thailand

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Thai-Curry

When you are in Thailand, you should try—at least— Tom yam kung/goong, Khao soi, Pad thai and Som tam. In drinks, try local beer and SangSom, a local rum.

Where to eat and what to eat?
Bangkok
is one of the world’s best places to eat sensational Thai dishes. It’s not difficult to find restaurants and street vendors selling Thai food. But what’s difficult is to find the finest spot serving good food. Eating street food with locals in Bangkok could be your indelible experiences. For best Khao soi, travel to Chiang Mai.

(Note: It’s not like the cuisine mentioned here is only found in Bangkok.)

Tom Yam Goong/Kung-Spicy shrimp soup
Pad Thai-Fried noodles in Thai style
Som Tam-Spicy green papaya salad
Khao Soi-Creamy coconut curry noodle soup
⇒…..and many more.

Besides eating, you might be interested in other top activities to do in Thailand.


 

4. Japan

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Sushi

When you are in Japan, you should try—at least—Sushi, Tempura, Ramen, Tonkatsu, Soba, Udon, Okonomiyaki, Sashimi, Wagashi, and Unagi. In drinks, try Matcha tea (green tea) and Sake, an alcoholic drink made from fermented rice.

Where to eat and what to eat?
You can enjoy Japanese food in all sorts of restaurants. Tokyo is the best destination to eat mouth-watering Japanese cuisine. For fresh Sushi, head towards Sushi restaurant around Tsukiji fish markets. To get a different taste of Okonomiyakiv with variations, visit the cities of Hiroshima and Osaka. Yuba is a popular dish in the Nikko area.

Sushi-a dish combining vinegar rice and seafood
Tempura-a dish in which seafood, vegetables along with other ingredients are fried after dipping in a flour
Ramen-a noodle soup dish
Tonkatsu-a deep-fried pork cutlets
Soba and Udon-a dish of noodles
Okonomiyaki-a Japanese savory pancakes
Sashimi-a dish of raw selfish served with soy sauce
Wagashi-traditional Japanese sweets
Unagi-freshwater eel
⇒…..and many more.

Besides eating, you might be interested in other top activities to do in Japan.


 

5. Vietnam

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Pho

When you are in Vietnam, you should try—at least—Pho, Banh mi, Goi cuon, Bun cha and Banh xeo. In drinks, try Jasmine tea, lemon iced tea, strong iced coffee, Bia hoi (local beer).

Where to eat and what to eat?
(Note: It’s not like the cuisine mentioned here is only found in that region. Most of them can be found all across the main cities.)

  • Ho Chi Minh City:

Pho-a noodle soup with meat and vegetables
Banh Mi-sandwich with meat, vegetables, and different fillings
Goi Cuon-spring rolls filled with greens, pork, shrimp or crab
Banh Xeo-Vietnamese Pancakes
⇒Bun Rieu-a tomato and crab-based broth with noodles and meat
⇒Op La-eggs prepared with meat and onion
⇒…..and many more.

  • Hanoi:

Pho
Banh Mi
Goi Cuon
Bun Cha-barbecued pork patties served with cold rice noodles
⇒Cha Ca-fish fried in butter with onions
⇒Com Tam-broken rice with grilled pork, egg and fish sauce
⇒…..and many more.


 

6. Spain

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Paella

When you are in Spain, you should try—at least—Paella, Tapas, Tortilla Espanola, Jamon Iberico, and Gazpacho. In drinks, try Sangria (an alcoholic beverage of Spanish origin) and Beer.

Where to eat and what to eat?
Popular Spanish dishes can be found all across Italy.

(Note: It’s not like the cuisine mentioned here is only found in that region. Most of them can be found almost all over Spain.)

  • Valencia:

Paella-a Valencian rice dish

  • Barcelona:

Tapas-a traditional Spanish snacks
⇒Crema Catalana-

  • San Sebastian:

Tortilla Espanola-Spanish omelet

  • Madrid:

Jamon Iberico
⇒Gambas Ajillo-

  • Seville:

Gazpacho-a cold soup made of raw, blended vegetables.
⇒…..and many more.

Besides eating, you might be interested in other top activities to do in Spain.


 

7. France

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Baguette

When you are in France, you should try—at least—Caramels, Chocolates, Cheese, Butter, Baguette, Croissants, Macarons, Steak Fries, Escargot, Bouillabaisse, Croque-monsieur, and Madeleine. In drinks, you must try varieties of wine.

Where to eat and what to eat?
Paris
is one of the world’s best places to eat sensational French cuisines. For the best wine tour, travel to Bordeaux and Burgundy.

(Note: It’s not like the cuisine mentioned here is only found in Paris.)

Caramels and Chocolates
Bordier Butter and Roquefort Cheese
Baguette
Croissants
Macarons
Steak Frites
Escargot
Bouillabaisse
Croque-Monsieur
Madeleine
⇒…..and many more.

Besides eating, you might be interested in other top activities to do in France.


 

8. India

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Biryani

When you are in India, you should try—at least—Indian Chaat, Makki ki roti and Sarson ka saag, Rogan Josh, Kabab, Dhokla, Biryani, Vada Pao, Idli, and Dosa. In drinks, try Coconut water, Tea and Lassi

Where to eat and what to eat?
Popular Indian dishes can be found all across India.

(Note: It’s not like the cuisine mentioned here is only found in that region. Most of them can be found almost all over India.)

Indian Chaat
Makki ki roti and Sarson ka saag
Rogan Josh 
⇒Butter Chicken
Tunde Kabab
Dhokla
Biryani
Vada Pao
Idli and Dosa
⇒Tandoori Chicken
⇒…..and many more.

Besides eating, you might be interested in other top activities to do in India.


 

9. China

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Peking Duck

When you are in China, you should try—at least—Wonton Soup, Peking Roasted Duck, Sweet and Sour Pork, Ma Po Tofu, Dumplings, Hot Pot, and Dim Sum. In drinks, try Tea and Chinese beer.

Where to eat and what to eat?
Popular Chinese dishes can be found all across China.

(Note: It’s not like the cuisine mentioned here is only found in that region. Most of them can be found almost all over China.)

Wonton Soup
Peking Roasted Duck
Sweet and Sour Pork
Ma Po Tofu
Dumplings
Hot Pot
Dim Sum
⇒…..and many more.

Besides eating, you might be interested in other top activities to do in China.


 

10. USA

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Hamburger

The USA has got its own version of multicultural foods from all over the world and is commonly found in different regions with their own varieties. When you are in the USA, you should try—at least—Cheeseburger, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Apple Pie, and Pancakes In drinks, try beer and whiskey.

Where to eat and what to eat?
New York
City is the best spot to try some mouth-watering food. Las VegasSan Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, New Orleans, Maine, Big Sur, Portland, Washington, D.C. etc. are other big names to visit.

(Note: Some cuisine mentioned here may be found only in that particular region.)

Cheeseburger
Hamburger
Hot Dog
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Apple Pie
Pancakes
Cronut
Chicken and Waffles
⇒…..and many more.

Besides eating, you might be interested in other top activities to do in the USA.


 

11. Australia

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Pavlova

When you are in Australia, you should try—at least—Meat pie, Vegemite, Lamingtons, Tim tam, Pavlova, Australian Barbecue. In drinks, try liqueur muscat (fortified wine), Shiraz wine, rum, beer, coffee, and billy tea.

Where to eat and what to eat?
Head to Mclaren Vale (South Australia) for wine. Visit Sydney and Melbourne for the best food experiences.

(Note: Some cuisines mentioned here can be found all across the country.)

Meat Pie-minced meat and gravy wrapped in pie
⇒Vegemite
-Australian food spread made from leftover brewers’ yeast extract with various vegetable and spice additives.
⇒Lamingtons
-Australian sponge cake
⇒Tim tam
-Australia’s favorite cookie
⇒Pavlova
-a meringue cake topped with whipped cream and fruit
⇒Chicken Parmigiana
⇒Australian Barbecue
⇒Fish and Chips
Melbourne Chicken
Cheesymite Scroll
⇒…..and many more.

Besides eating, you might be interested in other top activities to do in Australia.


 

12. Singapore

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Laksa

When you are in Singapore, you should try—at least—Bak Kut Teh, Char Kway Teow, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Hokkien Mee, Chili Crab, Laksa, Fish Head Curry, Barbecued Stingray, and Satay. In drinks, try Teh Tarik (Singapore-style coffee), Kopi (Singapore-style coffee), Herbal tea, Bandung (a mixture of milk and rose cordial syrup), Milo, Barley water, Sugarcane juice, and Tiger beer.

Where to eat and what to eat?
These delightful cuisines are commonly served in Singapore all across the Hawker Center or restaurants. China Town Complex, Old Airport Road Food Center, Tiong Baharu, Toa Payoh, Maxwell Center, 347 Balestier Road are some of the spots to visit for tasting foods in Singapore.

Bak Kut Teh-a Chinese pork rib soup cooked in herbs
Char Kway Teow-noodles cooked with sprouts, eggs, Chinese sausages, fish cake, etc
Hainanese Chicken Rice
Hokkien Mee-a variant of noodles
Chili Crab
Laksa
Fish Head Curry
Barbecued Stingray
Satay-grilled meat served with peanut sauce, cucumber and onion slices
⇒…..and many more.


 

13. Peru

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Ceviche

When you are in Peru, you should try-at least-Ceviche, Lomo Saltado, Aji de Gallina, Cuy, Anticuchos de Corazon, Causa, Rocoto Relleno, and Polo a la Brasa. In drinks, try Pisco Sour (Pisco base citrus lime juice with sugar syrup), Chilcano, Chicha Morada (non-alcoholic drink made with purple corn), Chicha de Jora (traditional indigenous drink) Inca Kola (soft drink), Peruvian beers, Mate de Coca (herbal tree), and Peruvian juices.

Where to eat and what to eat?
The popular cuisine mentioned here may be found all over the country. Lima and Cusco are the culinary hotspots in Peru.

Ceviche-a marinated fish dish
Lomo Saltado-Stir-fried beef
Aji de Gallina-Creamy chicken
Cuy-meat of guinea pig
Anticuchos de Corazon-Beef heart skewers
Causa
Rocoto Relleno
Polo a la Brasa-Peruvian chicken roast
⇒Suspiro a la Limeña
⇒Tacu Tacu-a Peruvian rice and beans dumpling
⇒Chifa-
⇒Alpaca-low fat meat
⇒…..and many more.

Besides eating, you might be interested in other top activities to do in Peru.


 

14. Argentina

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Empanadas

When you are in Argentina, you should try—at least—Choripan, Empanadas, Milanesa, Dulce de leche, Argentinean Pizza. In drinks, try Malbec (Red wine) in Mendoza and Mate (herbal tea).

Where to eat and what to eat?
Mendoza
is a scrumptious spot for sensational food and wine.

(Note: Some cuisine mentioned here may be found only in that particular region.)

Choripan– a sausage sandwich
Empanadas-stuffed pastries with different fillings such as meat, beans, cheese etc
Milanesa-breaded meat fillet
Dulce de leche-caramelized milk
Provoleta
Chimichurri
⇒Asado-
⇒Llama-
⇒Humita-
⇒Locro-
⇒Alfajores-
⇒…..and many more.


 

15. Greece

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Spanakopita

 

When you are in Greece, you should try—at least—Olive oil, Spanakopita, Gyros, Mousaka, Taramasalata, and Souvlaki. In drinks, try Ouzo (flavored liquor), Metaxa, Masticha, Raki/Tsipouro (alcoholic beverage).

Where to eat and what to eat?
Santorini, Athens, and Crete, to name a few, are the top food destinations to visit for food lovers.

(Note: Some cuisine mentioned here may be found only in that particular region.)

Olives and Olive oil
Spanakopita
Gyros
Mousaka
Souvlaki
Dolmades
⇒Taramasalata

⇒…..and many more.

 

Which countries will you pick as the top food destinations in the world? Let me know in the comment section below.

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