Food is a language with a universal appeal. It binds people from different parts of the world with minimal effort. Thus, it is not surprising that when people visit different parts of the world, they like to try local cuisines and dishes.
Here are some famous delicacies around the world that you absolutely cannot miss:
1. Tacos: Mexico
Mexico's traditional dish, Tacos are made of corn or wheat tortilla, with a filling of vegetables, meat or seafood and usually topped with cilantro, tomatoes and guacamole. With a variety to choose from such as hard-shell, soft-shell, crispy, puffy and Indian tacos, you cannot miss biting into this feast when in Mexico.
2. Croissants: France
Croissants are layered, butter-infused crescent-shaped pastries that made their way into coffee shops across the world after originating in France. Along with coffee, these are considered a staple for the French.
3. Kebabs: Iran
Middle East's gastronomic gift to the world, kebabs are chunks of meat, vegetables or fish mounted on a skewer and grilled over pieces of burning coal. Although they adorn the menus of restaurants around the world, there's nothing quite like biting into authentic Middle Eastern kebabs.
4. Shepherd's Pie: Great Britain
Britain is not well known for its contribution to the gastronomic chart of the world, but Shepherd's Pie (or Cottage Pie) puts it on the food map. This lamb and mashed potato dish was a means of using leftover roasted meat of any kind and was lined with mashed potato according to early cookery books.
Shepherd's Pie: Great Britain
5. Adobo: Philippines
You only need four ingredients to make the national dish of the Philippines. It is meat stew seasoned with garlic soy sauce and vinegar. Enjoy it with plain rice or by itself. With variations of this classic dish, you are bound to be thoroughly satiated throughout your trip.
6. Pizza: Italy
Delicious crispy flatbreads topped with tomato sauce and cheese, Pizzas originated in Italy. Although its variants (different crusts and meat or veggies) are available across the world, one can indulge in authentic pizza only in Italy.
7. Doughnuts: United States of America
This sugary deep fried delight ranks high on the calorie meter, but that has not dented its popularity. Prepared in various forms as a sweet snack, doughnuts and coffee have given way to a number of cafes and specialty stores. The perfect way to start your day!
Doughnuts: United States of America
8. Sushi: Japan
Sushi is a Japanese delicacy made primarily of cooked vinegar rice combined with seafood, meat and vegetables. Often served with pickled ginger, wasabi and soy sauce, this dish has gained worldwide popularity.
9. Chili Crab: Singapore
A Singaporean seafood dish, chili crab is listed at number 35 on World's 50 most delicious foods compiled by CNN Go in 2011. Mud crabs stir-fried in tomato and chili sauce, this dish is sure to leave you wanting for more.
Chili Crab: Singapore
10. Hamburger: Germany
Cooked in a variety of ways, including pan-frying, barbecuing and flame-broiling, Hamburgers are one of the world's most popular dishes. They are often served with lettuce, bacon, tomatoes, onions, pickles, cheese and condiments with juicy meat patties inside a sliced bun.
With all this amazing food awaiting you, pack your bags, your travel insurance
ID and an empty tummy to explore these amazing places and their famous dishes. Safe travels!