25 amazingly delicious national dishes that you definitely need to try
Virtually every country has its own national dish - the cult, which is most often eaten and loved within this area. National dishes are part of the culture of the country, as well as a popular "attraction" for any tourist. Traveling abroad, you obviously prefer to try the most famous dish in a foreign country. Well, in case you are going on a trip, save this list of national dishes from many different countries that are definitely worth a try.
1. Barbados: Koo-ku and flying fish
There are many fish in Barbados, such as opach, tuna, barracuda or red berix, but this country is called the Land of Flying Fish. And this kind of fish reached even the most famous national dish of Barbados, which is called Ku-Ku.Ku-ku consists mainly of corn grits and okra fruits, and the flying fish that comes with it is usually fried or steamed.
2. Canada: Putin (second syllable stress)
Putin appeared in Quebec in the late 1950s. This is the favorite dish of all Canadians. It is made from french fries, which is watered with brown sauce and served with slices of cheese. Although the recipe is quite simple, there are many options for Putin. Some restaurants offer this dish with such "fillings" as chicken, bacon or smoked meats in Montreal, three-pepper sauce or even caviar and truffles.
3. Syria: Kebbe
This dish is also popular in Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan. A typical Syrian kebbe is made from bulgur (durum wheat cereal), chopped onions and finely chopped pieces of beef, lamb, goat or camel meat. The best version of kebbe - these are the patties stuffed with beef or lamb. Cutlets can also be in the form of a bowl or tortillas, and can be baked or cooked in broth.
4. Poland: bigus
Bigus is a traditional meat stew in Polish, Lithuanian and Belarusian cuisine, but only Poles consider it a national dish.This very rich and tasty stew is made from a large number of ingredients - fresh and sauerkraut, various meats and sausages, tomatoes, honey, mushrooms, pepper, cumin, bay leaf, oregano, prunes and other ingredients. Bigus can be served in a plate or inside a bread bun.
5. Greece: souvlaki
Greece is a country with several world-famous dishes, such as keftedes, moussaka or dzadzyki, but souvlaki is usually considered the most famous Greek dish. This popular in Greece, "fast food" consists of small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables on skewers. Souvlaki are usually made from pork, although they can also use chicken or lamb. Served on skewers, on a meal with a side dish and sauces or with fried potatoes.
6. Italy: pizza
Pizza is known all over the world, so it makes no sense to introduce you to this dish. Better tell how pizza margarita appeared. According to legend, this pizza was invented in 1889, when Neapolitan chef Raffaele Esposito was ordered to create a pizza specifically to commemorate the visit of Queen Margherita. Of the three pizzas he cooked, the queen preferred the one in which ingredients were dominated by the national colors of Italy: red (tomatoes), green (basil) and white (mozzarella).Then it was decided to call this pizza in honor of Queen Margherita.
7. Ireland: Irish Stew
First recognized in 1800, Irish stew is the most common dish in this country and the main item on the menu of any pub. Originally it was a thick broth with boiled lamb with onions, potatoes and parsley, but now other vegetables are often added to the dish.
8. USA: Hamburger
Like pizza or pasta, hamburgers are eaten all over the world, but usually the USA is associated with this dish. The word "hamburger" came from the German word "Hamburg", from where, in the 19th century, many emigrated to America. On July 27, 1900, the American grocery store Louis Lessing sold his first hamburger in his hometown of New Haven.
9. Hungary: goulash
Goulash became the national dish of Hungary in the late 1800s, when the Hungarians were looking for symbols of national unity in order to distinguish themselves from other peoples of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Later, this hearty meal spread throughout Central Europe, Scandinavia and Southern Europe. Goulash is a soup or stew of beef (sometimes veal, pork, venison or lamb) and vegetables, generously seasoned with pepper and other spices.
This dish is spread not only in Israel, but throughout the Middle East. These are strongly fried balls or flat cakes from ground chickpeas, garden beans, or both. Usually served in pita or lafe. Falafel became so popular that in some countries, McDonald’s began serving MacFalafel.
11. Jamaica: Akki and Salted Fish
Although this dish first appeared in Jamaica, it is also eaten in the UK, Canada and the USA. To cook this dish, salted cod are pasted in boiled akki (local tropical fruit), onions, tomatoes and spices. Usually served for breakfast or dinner with breadfruit, bread, dumplings or boiled green bananas. Often the dish is washed with coconut milk.
12. Austria: Viennese schnitzel
This is a very thin and strongly roasted veal schnitzel. The most popular Viennese and generally Austrian dish. Cooked from slightly beaten veal, slightly salted and dusted in flour, beaten eggs and bread crumbs. Traditionally, this dish is served with potato salad, cucumber salad, parsley, french fries or fried potatoes and a slice of lemon.
13. South Korea: Bulgogi
Translated as "fiery meat." This is a typical South Korean dish, which usually consists of fried marinated beef. Marinade is a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, onion, ginger, sugar, wine, green onions, and sometimes mushrooms. In many restaurants in South Korea, small barbecue kits are built into the tables, and visitors can grill meat on their own.
14. France: thin pancakes
Very thin sweet pancakes, usually made from white flour. Served with a variety of fillings, can be sweet (with sugar, fruit jam, strawberries, maple syrup, etc.), and salty (with cheese, ham, eggs, ratatouille, mushrooms, artichokes and various meat products).
15. China: Peking Duck
The most famous dish from the capital of China and one of the most famous Chinese dishes in the world. Crispy skinned duck served with spring onions, cucumbers, sweet bean sauce and thin pancakes. Sometimes a bowl of hot sauce is added to the main plate - for example, hoisin.
16. Brazil: Feijoada
The main ingredients of this hearty and delicious dish are beans and fresh pork or beef.This dish is made from black beans, various pork or beef products, such as bacon or smoked pork ribs, and at least two types of smoked sausages and dried beef. They are usually served with white rice and oranges - the latter help digestion.
17. Ukraine: borsch
Popular in many countries of Eastern and Central Europe. Should you explain what it is? Foreigners describe it as a thick and spicy soup with beets as the main ingredient. Almost always add beef or pork, and for broth use pieces of meat, potatoes and beets. Sometimes add carrots and peppers. Eat with bread.
18. Thailand: Thai noodles
Strongly fried rice noodles. It is served in restaurants, and you can buy from a street tray. It is made from dry rice noodles moistened with water, which is fried with eggs and chopped tofu, and a great number of various ingredients are used as seasonings: tamarind pulp, fish sauce, dry shrimps, garlic, shallots, chili, etc. Served with slices of lime and chopped roasted peanuts. Depending on the region, it may also contain fresh shrimp, crabs, chicken or other meats.
19. Czech: cut in cream
In the Czech Republic is an eternal dispute that the country is a national dish - cutting in cream or knuckle. Let it be the first. The tenderloin is usually taken beef, which is served with a thick creamy sauce and dumplings. Sometimes lemon slices and cranberries are served with the dish.
20. Venezuela: Arepa
These cornmeal tortillas are sometimes also considered the national dish of Colombia. Different regions of the country use different sizes, types of flour and additional ingredients. For example, in eastern Venezuela, arapa is usually 7–20 cm in diameter and about 2 cm in thickness. Today this dish is made in special electrical appliances, which takes about 7 minutes (and in the usual method of cooking - 15-25 minutes).
21. Turkey: Kebab
Kebab appeared on the streets of Turkey, where street vendors cut meat from vertically suspended pieces. According to tradition, mutton is used in kebabs, but, depending on local preferences or religious prejudices, you can also find beef, goat meat, chicken, pork or even fish in kebabs. Usually served in pita or pita.
22. Singapore: chili crab
The main ingredient of this delicious seafood dish is, of course, the crab.It is fried in a thick, sweet and spicy tomato and chili sauce. This dish even got into the list of "50 most delicious dishes in the world" at number 35.
23. Serbia: pleskavitsa
This Balkan dish is made from different types of minced meat. Traditional Serbian pleskavitsa is made from a mixture of lamb, pork or ground beef (sometimes from veal), fried with onions and served on a plate with vegetables and side dishes - usually with fried potatoes or bread. Recently, this hearty and tasty dish began to gain popularity in other parts of Europe.
24. New Zealand: Bacon and Egg Pie
This pie consists of bacon, eggs, onions, peas, tomatoes and cheese, so it is quite high in calories. Sometimes served with ketchup. Also this dish is popular in neighboring Australia.