We could never understand those people who always go to the same restaurants and always ask the same dish and when they are traveling they order a basic pasta dish just in case. It’s funny how people’s fear is reflected even in the food they eat… After all, better to go for the certainty than for the uncertainty huh? No, we believe that experiencing the flavors of the world is part of the journey. Discover new flavors opens up the mind, bring new sensations and break up many paradigms we have even related to food.
Of course there are fantastic cuisines that we all know and that would certainly be on many TOP 5 such as Italian, French and Spanish, but the intention here is to go for more eccentric tastes we experienced around the world and that we loved. And even if you’ve already been to a restaurant of these cuisines in your city , surely it will not be the same thing as trying at their home.
5th PLACE – PERUVIAN CUISINE
The Peruvian cuisine is one of the most varied in Latin America and we are sure that few people know it. Meat dishes like the wonderful Alpaca meat, seafood, a wide variety of vegetarian dishes, delicious deserts and drinks like the famous Pisco Sour… A seasoned and slightly spicy cuisine that has everything to please the palate. But for us the champion is the Ceviche with sweet potatoes, a dish made of raw fish or seafood marinated in lemon, pepper and onions. A mouthwatering discovery of flavors.
4th PLACE – TURKISH CUISINE
The Turkish cuisine is well concentrated in meat and pleases even the less adventurous people. After all the stars are Kofte, delicious meat balls that can be served in many different ways and Doner Kebad, usually a mutton roasted on the vertical spit. But they often use many vegetables for the starters and even for breakfast, and they are famous for the delicious yogurt and their very special way of making coffee. Our favorite dish is the Paticlan Kofte, the meat ball wrapped in roasted eggplant with a marvellous sauce.
3th PLACE – INDIAN CUISINE
The Indian cuisine is simply delightful and is like heaven for vegetarians, since the cow is sacred in the country and there are not many meat dishe . The only problem is the level of spicy curry, for those who have sensitivity it can be a problem. The rich spice combinations result in many variations of curry and in an incredible variety of dishes. And do not dare to compare with that yellow curry powder you find in supermarkets. The thing is to try a different curry each day, besides the delicious breads that accompany the dishes with sauce such as roti, naan, chapatti, parantha. The thali, staple dish of the day -to-day, is always a great option. Hard to say a favorite but the panner butter masala has big chances.
2th PLACE – JAPANESE CUISINE
Even though the Japanese cuisine is well disseminated in Brazil the only way to know the true flavors is going there. There we ate the best rice in the world, a white tuna sashimi (Bintoro) that we had never seen and is tastier than salmon, ice creams that make us dream till today, a plent of sweets that look like decoration and things with questionable appearances … Ahahahah… No matter what you try, one thing we can guarantee, everything is super quality and tasty. The cuisine is so diverse and complex that they sell to tourists booklets explaining the differences to help in your choice.
1th PLACE – THAI CUISINE
In fact the Thai cuisine was our favorite. Even after spending 40 days eating there, we never got tired of their flavors. Furthermore, you do not need to go to expensive restaurants, any street stand will surprise you. The eccentric mix of spices that blend the sweet, sour, salty and spicy tastes guarantee a trip of flavors in your mouth and makes you sigh at every bite. Our favorites dishes are Tom Kha Kai (coconut milk soup with chicken, mushroom, vegetables, galangal, lemongrass and kafir lime) and Red Curry Soup (red curry paste with coconut milk, vegetables and meat). Moreover, it is one of the few countries in Southeast Asia with delicious desserts such as the Mango Sticky Rice.
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