Being on a diet is one of the saddest things to do on a vacation. It’s simply unimaginable to be hanging out at a beautiful, unfamiliar place with scrumptious food and NOT eat it. If you’re thinking on losing some pounds to fit into an old pair of jeans or an old shirt, it’s best that you do it after a holiday. A vacation is supposed to involve indulgence, because when traveling, food should always be at the top of your list.
To add to the previous post for best countries for great food, here are some more world-famous cuisine that are sure to make anyone’s mouth water.
Did you know that French gastronomy is part of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list? This just goes to show that the French know good food. One of the first things that come to mind when talking about French food is the multi-course meals—the hors d’oeuvres, fish, main course, salad, cheese, dessert—which could be pretty intimidating sometimes. But don’t sweat it, French food is some of the most amazing and unique cuisines you’ll ever try.
When you’re in France, make sure to try the famous Bouillabaisse (could be pretty expensive, but definitely worth it). Pay attention to the lavish and amazing texture of French desserts such as the different types of mousse and the classic crème brûlée.
Turkish food could be found all over the world, but trying it in Turkey itself is certainly a whole new experience altogether. The ones that you must try when you’re here are the moussaka (egpplant-based dish), the sweet confection Turkish delight, and of course, the baklava, which will definitely be a bit more special if ordered in an authentic Turkish restaurant. You must also try the world-famous Turkish coffee, which you will certainly savor to the very end.
Famous for having lots of side dishes, the amazing cuisine in Korea is part of this list because their food is not only delicious, but also exceptionally healthy (Kimchi is one of the healthiest foods in the world). Some of the favorites are the bulgogi (barbecued beef or pork), the different kinds of Namul (seasoned veggie dish), and the Korean bibimbap (a mix of veggies, meat, chili, and rice).
Lots of ethnic influences from different cultures (like Chinese, Indian, and Thai), Malay cuisine has lots of combined flavors that make it exceptionally unique and flavorful. Some of the best dishes that you must miss here contain rice, like the Nasi Lemak and Nasi Goreng. Malaysia also has its own version of the Hainanese Chicken Rice, which is also a definite must-try.
Diverse kinds of Peruvian cuisine involves different approaches on ingredients of vegetables, fish, meat, and fruits. Peru is known of the amazing seafood dish ceviche, which is fish marinated in lemon or lime and spiced with different chili peppers and seasonings like cilantro, onions, pepper, etc. Also do not miss the Peruvian lomo saltado (sirloin in vinegar, soy sauce, and other spices served with french fries), and Causa (mashed potato dumpling served w/ hard-boiled eggs and olives).
If you love seafood, having a holiday in Portugal will definitely be a blast. Different types of seafood is one of the defining characteristics of Portuguese cuisine. When you’re here, you simply must try the ameijoas a bulhao pato, a scrumptious clam dish and the different bacalhau dishes. They have amazing meat and poultry dishes as well, and some of the items you must not forget to try are the cozido (meat and vegetable stew) and the espetada (skewered meat).