If you’re a foodie looking for new places to go, search no further! You can mix your love for travels and good taste by visiting some extremely diverse places on the globe, with unique cuisines. Read on and find out what our top five choices are.
Hint: they all replete with mystery, deliciousness, and adventure.
Greek cuisine is definitely one of the quaintest throughout the world. You’ll get a real sense of community eating here, with tavernas at every corner, ready to satisfy your palate with deliciously greasy foods. A nice Tzatziki sauce, a Souflaki or a Tiropita are indeed food for the soul.
You’ll notice that the Greek taste emphasizes combinations between sour and sweet, with multiple vegetables, cream, and meat. And all that food tastes way better if you’re enjoying it in the right place.
Just imagine savoring your plate of Kalamari and a dish of Fasolada, Greece’s national food, with a view of the Aegean Sea. The taste of fried squid, along with the white bean soup will help you enjoy the surroundings, and vice-versa. Just remember to bring along some products to repel mosquitoes, which adore having their meals by the seaside too.
Or conversely, imagine you’re on the outskirts of Mount Olympus slowly eating a Baklava which consists of various layers of pastry, filled with nuts and covered in honey. That’s bound to take you back to the time of the Ancient Gods who enjoyed their ambrosia more than anything.
Taiwan is all about community too, and their culinary mindset stems from their life philosophy. This country urges you to eat a lot throughout the day, but take pleasure in your food. Just imagine walking along the 20 or so streets in Taipei, which are purely made for snacking.
The Taiwanese cuisine has influences from various other countries, like China or Japan. So you’ll find here a lot of the ingredients used in these countries but mixed together in a unique blend. As such, you’ll enjoy meals rich in protein thanks to all the pork, chicken and fish, as well as lots of carbohydrates coming from rice, corn, and noodles.
Since Taiwan is an island, the variety of seafood you’ll have isn’t limited to just fish. You can get a real taste of various crustaceans and cuttlefish here, or you can devour a fried squid. And all that goes amazingly well with any of the sweet fruit cultivated here, like melons, oranges or papayas.
And the food is always fresh, as well as spicy. The herbs and spices used here include the local varieties of aromatic parsley and basil, but you’ll also try the new tastes of rice wine or fermented black beans.
What can be better than the Mediterranean, fresh cuisine of Italy? Although not many people know this, the fancy Italian dishes today have started out being the food of the poor. The pizza itself was just bread, with a side dish of olive oil and some tomato sauce. This was eaten by the lower classes, who needed carb-filled meals to fill their stomachs.
But today, Italy takes us through a journey of tastes crafted with this country’s political, cultural and economic growth. So you’ll rediscover some plain ingredients like fruit, meat, fish, and vegetables, but in different combinations and with a subtle aroma of the common spices.You can try various sorts of pasta and seafood, but nuts, cheese, and tomatoes often accompany them. Basil, garlic and olive oil will give them a flagrant note, as well as a balmy taste.
You’ll also experience a food structure that indicates the former Roman Empire’s opulence. The Aperitivo and Antipasto are the appetizers consisting of an alcoholic drink, along with cold or hot food items. These are followed by three main courses, consisting of a variety of pasta, meat, and vegetables.
There are two courses of dessert, one where you can savor some cheese and fruit, and the second with cakes and cookies. The feast ends with a cup of coffee and a Digestivo, where you’ll have another small glass of hard liquor.
You haven’t lived until you’ve tried the Berber cuisine too. This is the most varied combination of fragrant, herbal and fresh ingredients we can think of, that are filled with the ancient medina culture.
The influence of different civilizations is visible here just like in Italy. So it’s not just the Berber who’ve put their mark on the taste, but also the Roman, Arab and French peoples. As such, this is also a place that uses meat and seafood, along with tomatoes and olive oil as its main ingredients.
There are various cooking styles and different utensils used here too. And if you happen to have your camping cookware with you, you can definitely enjoy a meal in the Tunisian desert with the nomads. Just imagine how delicious the focaccia bread is, cooked in the ground.
The fire is fed with palm branches, while the clay amphoras maintain the taste of the ingredients. And the added coriander, cinnamon, ginger and pepper spices only accentuate the original taste, without masking it.
Our culinary adventure ends with the Jamaican cuisine, which is a colorful, tropical and culturally diverse kitchen. That means you’ll experience native ingredients put together with various techniques and cooking styles from the Old Continent, as well as Africa, India, and China.
We recommend you try the curry goat though, since this is a local meal, with a special flavor. The Ackee and saltfish are the national dishes, and you’ll enjoy the sea taste with a stupendous view and exhilarating music.
After that, the local fruit and pastries go like a charm. And don’t forget to end your feast with a glass of Jamaican rum, that’s bound to make food taste better.
Where will you go?
It’s time you decide: where will your love for fine food take you next? Is there another, more intriguing destination for foodies we’ve missed? Leave us a comment below and tell us all about that.