There’s no doubt, many of us love to travel. From itineraries to meeting new people, and experiencing different cultures, traveling is such an amazing thing. But let’s not forget the best part; the food.
By trying out different cuisines and local food, it’s one of the easiest ways to learn about cultures and traditions. They offer endless possibilities that open up your world to new flavors and ingredients.
So having said that, I’ve gathered some ethnic cuisines that are a must try. They have amazing flavors, ingredients, and a one of a kind taste that you’ll want to try out the next time you cook. Let me know which one’s your favorite!
A fusion of Spanish, African, and Creole, Caribbean cuisine is bursting with citrus flavors, spices, and sweetness. Usually, seafood is the staple of this island diet and includes shark, fish, lobster, and shrimp.
Try some jerk chicken and chutney, they’re a favorite dish. Then pair it with rice that’s specially seasoned or served with coconut and you’ll have a meal with amazing authentic flavors.
Japanese cuisine is a one of a kind. It’s fresh, delicious, and can sometimes be a piece of art.
Get ramen at a traditional ramen house or have a seat at a revolving sushi conveyor for a solo feast. Whichever dining experience you want, you’ll definitely go home satisfied.
From the blue seas up to the white architecture, Greece has a lot to offer (especially with their food). Their traditional dishes, salads, sweets, and soups are definitely something you should try.
And if you’re health conscious, Greek cuisine is something you might want to consider. Their meals usually consist of olive oil, an array of vegetables, herbs, grains, fish, and lamb.
But if you’re not worries about the calories, take a bite of their Baklava; it’s a small pastry layered with nuts and honey. It’s super delicious and full of flavor!
Chinese cuisine is famous all over the world and you’ve probably been in a Chinese restaurant quite a few times. They offer countless and fantastic dishes. Some of the most popular dishes include Peking Duck, Shanghai Soup Dumplings, and Century Eggs.
One of my favorites is their soup dumplings. They’re rich and a burst of flavor in your mouth!
Being the gourmet capital, France is the perfect place for any foodie traveler. You’ll love their Croque Monsieur (or Croque Madame) in the morning, croissant for a quick lunch, and wines and cheeses in the evening. Also, you can’t go wrong with their artisanal bread loaves and macarons which you can find almost everywhere.
With so many options and so little time to spend in the Paris, consider the above suggestions for your next visit. Délicieux!
Mexico has long been among the world’s most popular holiday destinations, attracting sun seekers and food lovers. And through Mexican cuisine, you’ll get a real taste of the country. With tacos, gorditas, enchiladas, grilled corn, fajitas, and regional specialties, you can’t go wrong. You can find most of these foods at street vendors or in a street market. They’re cheap and taste amazing. Don’t leave Mexico without trying them!
Sesame oil, fermented bean paste, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, gochujang, and pepper flakes are key seasonings to Korean foods. And like many other Asian cuisines, Korean meals usually include rice and vegetables as a staple. They have rich flavors and offers numerous dishes that taste amazing.
Some of the most popular dishes are the bibimbap, samgyeopsal, kimchi, and beef bulgogi. Also, consider trying Korean street food!
Whether you’re planning a vacation to Barcelona or Madrid, eating some Spanish cuisine will make your trip complete. Try some paella that’s made from authentic rice dishes topped with chicken, chorizo, clams, shrimp, and lobster. Get some churros dipped in chocolate, and don’t forget tapas! Viva Espana!
There’s no better way to get to know a country’s culture than tasting their local food. And while there are endless flavors around the world, trying out these eight ethnic cuisines the next time you travel (or whenever possible), will definitely open up your culinary world.
Now, what’s your favorite ethnic cuisine from the list? Let me know in the comment below. I’d love to hear from you!