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 "If you are twenty two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel- as  far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them- wherever you go"- Anthony Bourdain

This is the list of top 10 foods that, a traveler must eat once in their life time. 

#10 BBQ ribs :USA


Exclusively from USA, the food pundits say, this cuisine gives goose bumps on their tongue.  USA is famous for its BBQ ribs, the size, taste, and recipes varies across the country. The Memphis, Kansas city, St. Louis, Carolina and Texas are the power houses of BBQ.

   Memphis ribs gets it's special taste from the dry rub made out of garlic and spices, which is then slapped in, prior to smoking. Tomato sauce and vinegar are the sides for this dish.

The Kansas city ribs is extra slow cooked,  has sweet rub made out of spices, sugar, honey and molasses and is served with the BBQ sauce.

St. Louis pork spare ribs are grilled and served with lashings of tangy tomato and BBQ sauces.


#9 The Pavlova : Australia and New Zealand


Who invented Pavlova, Australia or New Zealand? Well clearly the big debate is still continuing between Aussies and Kiwis, which started since the invention of this heavenly dessert.

The dessert is named after the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova, and believed to be created after her trip to Australia or New Zealand during the 1920s. This delicate dessert is combination of fluffy meringue, topped with whipped cream, garnished with passion fruit, kiwi fruits and strawberries.

#8 Som tam (green papaya salad): Thailand


This salad is the one, which is capable of destroying all the prejudice about the Thai food. This green food, perfect combination of sour, salt, sweet and chili, a great treat for food doyens. The dish has shredded unripe papaya mixed with palm sugar, garlic, lime juice, fish juice, tamarind juice, dried shrimp, sea food, tomatoes, carrot, beans and peanuts. Mix it together and chew it.

#7 Seafood curry laksa: Malaysia

Once you taste this soup, when you think about Malaysia , the first thing to pop in your mind will be this tangy, spicy, coconut creamy soup; the sea food, fish sticks, puffed tofu, vegetables, hard-boiled egg, coriander and chili are strangled in the web of noodles. The recipes and ingredients vary across the country. The soup is a perfect mixture of Malaysian and Singaporean styles of cooking, a wonderful dish to treat yourself.

#6 Teppanyaki: Japan


Fire blowing around burning the food, ingredients flying in the sky and man juggling the utensils, these are not the scenes from a Jackie Chan movie but rather this is how the skilled chefs in the Japanese restaurants, make the Teppanyaki using the griddle.  The ingredients used for Western-style Teppanyaki are beef, shrimp, scallops, lobster, chicken, and assorted vegetables. Soybean oil is typically used to cook the ingredients.

Japanese-style Teppanyaki may also use noodles  or cabbage with sliced meat or seafood, In Japan, many Teppanyaki restaurants feature Kobe beef.

Side dishes includes mung bean sprouts, zucchini, garlic chips, fried rice and the knife skills of the chefs!!

#5 Zucchini flowers: Italy



Eating a deep fried flower with yellow colour, might sound crazy for some people. But for Italians it is one of their favourite dishes. The tender yellow zucchini flowers are filled with delicious stuffing, rubbed with some herded ricotta or mozzarella then dipped into a tempura like batter before frying it in the olive oil.  The sweet crisp flowers would melt in your mouth giving you the ultimate sensation, one food to die for.


#4 Masala dosa: India


 This south Indian dish is a crowd puller, you can enjoy it at any time, as breakfast, brunch, lunch, and evening coffee item or for a late dinner after a heavy party.  The Masala dosa is a perfect food cocktail; the paper thin pancake is a combination of rice and lentils, cooked on a hot griddle until it becomes slightly hard and yellow in colour. The filling or the masala combines the taste of mashed cooked potatoes, lentils, vegetables, slightly fried onions and the right amount of local spices. Sambar, coconut chutney, peanut chutney, coriander chutney or an onion chutney is served as side, this is one food that is capable enough to make you book a flight ticket to India.

#3 Moussaka: Greece


Moussaka is the Greek’s answer to Italy’s Lasagne, aubergine based food, is a must try food before you die.  The layers of delicious cheese combined with the béchamel sauce is baked until it becomes creamily melted and golden in colour.  There are regional variances to this food, but the basic Moussaka is a sculpture made out of ground beef or lamb, aubergines, delicious cheese, and other vegetables.  This Grecian food is absolutely great, a wonderful treat for the eyes and mouth.

#2 Escargots: France



If you have seen the restaurant scene from the movie Pretty woman, then you know what this stuff is about. French cuisines are world famous and this beautiful snail based food item is a cherry on top of the French culinary art. If you are traveller, you have to try this once in your life time, the wonderful blend of the snails and the garlic butter, more than enough to  give you the ultimate food orgasm.  This appetizer is cooked in the garlic parsley butter  and served in the beautiful shells. The flavour is exquisite and will make you come back to France for more.

#1 Perking duck: China


China, one of the biggest countries in the world , with largest population and they are famous for their business skills and martial arts, but the elegant and graceful dish is one which would change your views about Chinese cuisine.  Perking duck, originally came from Beijing a province in China, is now getting noted in the global level.  The imperial dish offers an epical dining experience, with its garlicky sweet crispy skin, and the beautifully marinated flesh cooked to its perfection.  Once you order the whole duck, the chefs would cut the meat in front of you and then the steaming pancake is served with spring onions and sweet hoisin sauce.  The perking duck is a pinnacle of culinary greatness, the sublime dish is so great is that, there is no wonder, if the world war three starts for it.      








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