Updated: Apr 7
“Which country has the best cuisine in the world?”
Is there a more loaded question in all of the food writing? It’s pretty much impossible to fairly rank one country’s food over another. There’s enough internal variation across regional cuisines to keep you arguing for days.
Traveling the world and experiencing different cultures and cuisines is something we all dream about. Well if you are a foodie, then you probably dream about trying all the different types of exotic cuisines but the problem is where do you start?
How do you know what you will like, and what you should try? We have a solution for you. Here are 5 most liked cuisines by people around the world that you must try.
#1 – Chinese
Chinese cuisine is probably the most popular cuisine in the world and people around the world loves this food variant just how it is in India. It is often said that most of the Asian cuisines have taken something from this Cuisine. It is made up of several sub-cuisines like Sichuan, Zhejiang, Cantonese, Fujian, and so on. When you think of Chinese, you might imagine several noodle dishes, dim sum, several fried rice variations, Chilly chicken, Stir-fried vegetables with spices, Date pancakes, Spring rolls, and the list goes on.
Chinese Cuisine plays an important part in the history of the hospitality industry. The extremely popular tea with its roots in China has been a part of ancient hospitality customs that are even popular today.
#2 – Italian
Nothing sells more than Pizza and Pasta. Versions of Italian cuisine are now adopted by almost every country. Wherever in the world you travel, you are sure to find Pizza shops and It never disappoints as well. However, Italian Cuisine has much more to its credit than only Pasta, Pizza, and Lasagne. Here are
a few of the Italian delicacies that you must try if you have not already tried them before. 1) Prosciutto- Peculiar cold cut Ham 2 )Ribollita 3) Gelato- For the ones with a Sweet tooth 4) Saltimbocca- Veal and ham with herbs 5) Tiramisu- Another classic Italian Dessert
These along with many other delicacies make Italian cuisine one of the most popular cuisines in India.
#3 – Indian
Indian Cuisine has a rich history dating back thousands of years. Rice is one of the staple food but what makes Indian cuisine special are the spices, herbs, and seasoning. A variety of legumes, vegetables, dairy products, and fruits give rise to endless delicacies making Indian cuisine one of the most diverse and popular cuisines in the world. It is further divided into multiple sub-cuisines belonging to various states and regions of India.
Some of the dishes of Indian cuisine like Chicken Tikka Masala is extremely popular across the globe. Spiced Masala Tea is another extremely popular drink across the globe with its origins in India. There are a lot of items for the people with a sweet tooth and these include several sweets like Rasmalai, Gajar Ka Halwa, Laddu, Jalebi, Gulab Jamun and the list is endless. For lovers of meat, Rogan Josh is one of the extremely popular Kashmiri dishes of Indian Cuisine. Several vegetable and meat dishes, Nan bread, Dals, Biryani just pile up to the list of extremely popular Indian food items.
#4 – Mexican
Mexican Cuisine can be traced back to 7000 BC. It is often tied to symbolism and festivals. Over the centuries, Corn has been one of the key ingredients of this cuisine. In different variations, Mexican food is super popular outside Mexico. There are a lot of food items to impress your taste buds. These include but are not limited to 1) Quesadillas 2) Tacos 3) Al Pastor 4) Huaraches 5) Tortillas and the list goes on.
#5 – Thai
Thai Kitchen is well known for its flavor and aroma. Local spices and aromatic food makes it one of the most popular cuisines in the world. In one of the polls involving 35000 travelers, Thai cuisine featured the most in the list of top 50 most popular dishes around the world. The topmost dishes in Thai cuisine in terms of popularity are: 1)Tom Yam 2)Pad Thai 3)Thai Fried Rice 4)Massaman Curry 5)Green Curry and several others.
So, what are you waiting for? Go out today to the restaurants near you to try these fabulous cuisines and experience their flavors explode in your taste buds. And also do tell us which among these really pleased your taste buds and why.