“YOUR BODY IS NOT A TEMPLE: IT’S AN AMUSEMENT PARK. ENJOY THE RIDE.” ANTHONY BORDAIN.
When in Rome do as the Romans do; in that similar manner, when in China or Turkey eat as the Chinese or Turks eat. Food is something which gives an idea of a region, ethnicity or personal history. Sometimes, there are similar food which are cooked in different ways (spice, method and change in ingredients); all these gives us the idea and a historical background why it is done in that way. There are so many amazing and exotic food around the world and it will be an injustice to not mention them all. Here are 10 different food which I have tried in different cities.
Hummus is a Middle Eastern and Arabic food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.
2) SATAY WITH PEANUT (THAILAND, MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE)
Satay is a grilled marinated chicken satay served in peanut sauce. Satay may consist of diced or sliced chicken, goat, mutton, beef, pork, fish, other meats, or tofu. Its popular in Most SouthEast Asian countries.
3) CHICKEN/ LAMB OVER RICE (NEW YORK CITY,USA)
One of the regular street food to find in New York City, cheap and delicious. Found every corners of different boroughs of NYC serving lunch to late-night, these carts dish up a container full of chicken rice that tastes like nothing else, crave-worthy and totally singular. Currently, similar kind of Halal Chicken over Rice carts can be spotted in Philadelphia and Boston.
4) BAKLAVA (TURKEY)
Baklava is a rich, sweet dessert pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey. It is characteristic of the cuisines of the Levant, the Caucasus, Balkans, Maghreb, and of Central and West Asia. It was originated from the Ottoman Empire; currently, this is popular in many Middle Eastern countries. It all depends on the sweetness ( more or less honey and nuts). Once you try Baklava from Turkey or from some other Middle Eastern country and figure out the difference later.
5) FUTCHKA (BANGLADESH)
This is probably the most popular snack among the people of Bangladesh. Usually this is available in every city and district of Bangladesh. This is also known as Futchka when it is served on top individual futchkas (Futchka is nothing but puffed and crispy medium size puri. A hole is created on top of futchka and chtpoti is served within it. Futhcka acts as a kind of serving plate). It is also popular among Indians and Pakistanis as Pani puri.
6) FRIED CHEESE(SMAŽENÝ SÝR) (PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC)
A big chunk of cheese about 1.5 cm in thickness, is breaded with flour, breadcrumbs and eggs is deep fried in deep fryer or pan. It is served with Salad, Coleslaw and even with boiled potatoes. Somewhat similar is eaten in Germany and Vienna which is known as schnitzel but made with chicken.
7) FELAFEL (MIDDLE EAST)
Believed to have originated in Egypt , is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. Nowadays its almost every part of the world from Cairo to Chicago, Dubai to Denver.
8) Mee Goreng in Singapore (also in Kuala Lumpur)
Its Just Fried Noodles with Chicken, Prawn or veggies.
9) Beef Brisket in clear Broth (Hong Kong)
One of the traditional flavorsome soup from Hong Kong. Beef brisket in clear broth dish goes perfectly well with vermicelli or egg noodles. One of the most available things to find in Hong Kong.
10) Sushi (Japan)
Does this any explanation? We all know what that is. A Japanese dish prepared with rice, usually with variety of ingredients which includes seafood, vegetables and sometimes tropical fruits wrapped with seaweed. One of the sushi I tried in Tokyo was Mango Avocado Salmon Sushi, from the picture you can figure how awesome that is. Luckily, I was able to find it in New York, Singapore, Dubai and Sydney Sushi restaurants.