Best Countries in the World for Food

Your mom cooks the best food ever in the universe. We know that. But if one day you want to try food which (would never be better of course) would be different from your mother’s, then this article is for you.

When you are out of country, you need some hints not to get lost in the variety of tastes and flavors. We will give you a list of stories not only about best destinations for food, but also about how to understand what is on your plate. What are the must-eats and must-drinks? And what you should avoid not to get into awkward situations…

Which are the Best Countries in the World for Food? Let’s start! Don’t get overexcited though, this list is not a rating- it’s just a collection of delicious destinations!

Vietnam

The main ingredients of Vietnamese food include shrimp paste, fish sauce, rice, herbs, Thai basil, fruits and vegetables. But at the same time, unlike other Asian countries, Vietnam has one of the healthiest foods in this region.

  • Goi cuon – spring rolls stuffed with coriander, greens, minced pork, shrimp or crab.
  • Banh mi – sandwich with vegetables, omelette and various different fillings.
  • Banh Xeo – Vietnamese pancakes. The literal translation is «sizzling pancake».
  • Pho – noodle soup.
  • Cha Ca – white fish, sauteed in butter with spring onions.
  • Must-Drink in Vietnam: Jasmine tea, Bia Hoi – local beer, strong iced coffee, lemon iced tea.

Check out the Clelia Mattana Guide for Ho Chi Minh Nightlife

Greece

There are many things in general you can try, from salads to hot dishes, from sweets to soups. But if you want something traditional, cheap and fast – it`s definitely souvlaki. The iconic dish of Greece is a fast food that you usually can find anywhere on the streets, in the bars, in small take-out shops and cafes. You will see souvlaki over the whole country. And if you are lucky enough to be invited to a house party of Greek people – ask for mousaka. It is the best when it`s homemade.

A little glossary for a newbie:

  • Greak salad – it is called just «salad» in Greece. Be aware of this when you order in restaurant.
  • Souvlaki – “Little skewers” in Greek: it`s basically little pieces of marinated pork, fried on grill.
  • Mousaka – is an eggplant- or potato-based dish. You definitely would want to give it a try.
  • Must-Drink in Greece: ouzo, tsipouro

Italy

It’s hard to speak about Italian food, it’s better to enjoy it. The traditional colors of Italian cuisine – red, green and yellow always create a great mixture of flavor and taste. Usually all the dishes are based on tomato, bread and olive oil. The secret of the cuisine is not in a sophisticated preparation process, it is more in the freshness of the products.

A little glossary for a newbie:

  • Pizza – Margherita, Quattro Formaggi, Speck e Mascarpone & many more…
  • Pasta – choose Carbonara, Pesto, Cacio e pepe and Amatriciana: these are the best options.
  • Caprese – ask for it just if the ingredients are: original mozzarella di bufala, “Cuor di Bue” tomato & Extra virgin Olive oil. With a slice of Italian fresh bread, it’s a simple and amazing dish.
  • Panna cotta – a creamy dessert made of heaven, usually served with red-berry jam.

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