MOROCCO – Tagine
“The Land of magic” isn’t just a marketing catchphrase. It’s a result of being in a land where the world’s most delicious food is around nearly every corner! At a glance a simple looking dish, yet so intricate and complex, Tagine is a Berber’s stew cooked slowly in a special dome-shaped clay pot. Tagine is meat, (lamb or chicken), that got a savory, smoky flavor with mild and musky spices. It is often served with couscous. Hey Moroccans, your cuisine is a magical wonderland <3.
SINGAPORE – Chicken Rice
A combination of steaming hot rice and slices of succulent chicken, this local delight acquires completion when topped off with cucumbers and accompanied by dark soy sauce and chili with garlic and pounded ginger, isn’t this a real treat?!!
INDIA – Masala Dosa
It’s a very thin pancake or crepe made from rice batter and lentils, then packed full with deliciously fragrant, lightly spiced potatoes and onions, which is dipped in coconut chutney, pickles, tomato-and-lentil-based sauces, rolled up like a wrap, and served hot. I bet you are imagining yourself eating this now ;).
BRAZIL – Feijoada
Brazilians are not just good in soccer! They are as good when it comes to the kitchen too; and feijoada is the proof! It’s a stew of black beans, salted meat, and smoked sausages; typically topped with vegetables such as cabbage, kale, carrots, potatoes, and pumpkin. Rice is a usual side dish and the taste is out of this world!!
GREECE – Keftethes & Greek Salad
Alert! Don’t leave Greece without trying Keftethes and Greek salad. Or else, you’re going to miss the divine feeling of juicy and crispy Greek meatballs served with creamy sauce and pita breads, along with the magical Greek salad made of tomatoes, olives, cucumber and a large piece of feta cheese. One simply couldn’t ask for more!
THAILAND – Massaman Curry
Massaman is the King of Curry! Slow cooked with beef and potatoes and topped with pan-fried peanuts, along with spicy, coconutty, sweet and savory combination of cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. This is one more reason to fall in love with Thailand!
VIETNAM – Pho
Fresh rice noodles, a few herbs, and usually chicken or beef. How can something so simple taste this good?!!
TURKEY – Iskender Kebab and Baklava
Is there something more delicious than kebab meat smothered in amazing tomato sauce, served with pita bread and fresh yogurt? This is called the real Turkish dream! But wait, you simply can’t go all the way to Turkey and not try Baklava treats. Enjoy layers of filo dough filled with chopped nuts along with Turkish coffee and tea. Yeah, you’ll get fat; but you’ll have a great time doing it, trust me ;).
Well well well, this isn’t just rating for the best of the best, these must-try dishes will add another souvenir experience to the country you’re visiting. So, Prepare your stomach for growling and remember Bernard Shaw saying ”There is no love sincerer than the love of food!” Bon Appétit. 😉