Top 10 Countries With The Best Food 🥐🍔🥙🍕🍝🍜🍱🥟🍣🍪
Before We Start: This Is A Matter Of Personal Preference! We know that this list that will surely generate much controversy but hear us out~
If you were allowed to eat only one country's food for the rest of your life, it would be smart to make it Mexico. The Mesoamerican country's cuisine has a little bit of everything—you'll never get bored.
Among the enchiladas and tacos and helados and quesadillas you will find the sweetness of the Greek salads and the richness of the Indian curry; the warmth of the Thai food and the snackiness of the tapas. It is also the central center for nutritional superfoods. All that avocado, tomato, lime and garlic with beans and chocolates and chili peppers are rich in antioxidants and good health. But it doesn't taste healthy. It tastes like a party in your mouth.
9. United States Of America
Chocolate Chip Cookie
This may be due to the fact that most popular foods in the USA originate in some other country. It's an Italian pizza slice. Fries are either Belgium or the Netherlands. Hamburgers and Frankfurters, huh? It's probably German. But in the kitchens of the United States, they have been improved and added to become global icons for food lovers all over the world.
Traditional things like the clam chowder, the key lime pie and the Cobb salad, and most importantly, the locomotive movement of modern American food started by Alice Waters. The promotion of eco-consciousness in food culture is being pursued today by figures such as Bill Gates.
Let's eat and drink, then sleep, then work for two hours, and then eat and drink. Viva Espana, the country whose hedonistic food culture we all secretly desire was our own. All that bar-hopping and tapas-eating, minimal work, at 9 p.m. Dinners, endless porn challenges—this is a culture based on, around, and sometimes even inside food.
The Spaniards gourmet the way they dance flamenco, with unbridled passion. They eat snacks all day with intervals of big meals. From the fruits of the Mediterranean Sea to the spoils of the Pyrenees, from the saffron and cumin notes of the Moors to the insane molecular experiments of Ferran Adria, Spanish food is timeless yet avant-garde.
Souvlaki (Pita bread wrap with meat skewers)
Traveling and eating in Greece feels like a glossy magazine that has spread to life, but without Photoshopping. Like the blue seas and white buildings, kalamata olives, feta cheese, colorful salads and roast meats are all perfect by default.
The big secret? Lashings of shimmering olive oil. Gift of the gods, olive oil is probably Greece's biggest export, affecting the way people around the world think about food and nutritional health. Eating in Greece is also a way to consume history. A bite of dolma or a slurp of lentil soup gives a little taste of life in ancient Greece when they were invented.
Tom Yum Kung
Thai Green OR Massaman Curry (Can't decide!)
Street food is a Thai attraction. Flip through a Thai cookbook and you're going to be hard pressed to find a list of ingredients that doesn't run a page long. The combination of so many herbs and spices in each dish produces complex flavors that somehow come together as orchestral music. Thais fit into a single dish, spicy, sour, salty, sweet, chewy, crunchy and slippery.
With influences from China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and a royal culinary tradition, Thai cuisine is the best in many worlds. The best part of eating Thai food in Thailand, though, is hospitality. Sun, beach, service with a smile and a plastic bag full of som tam—a that's good life.
Chiken Tikki Masala
When a kitchen uses spices in such abundance that meat and vegetables seem like an afterthought, you know that you're dealing with flavored cooks. There are no rules for the use of spices as long as they result in something delicious. The same spice can add zest to savory and sweet dishes, or can sometimes be eaten on its own—fennel seed is enjoyed as a breath-free digestive aid at the end of meals.
And any country that manages to make vegetarian food taste consistently great definitely deserves some kind of Nobel prize. There are vast regional varieties. There's Goa's seafood, there's the Wazwan of Kashmir, and there's the coconut richness of Kerala.
If you're one of those people who doesn't like to eat because "there's more to life than food"—visit Paris. It's a city famous for its curmudgeonly denizens, but they all believe in the importance of good food. Two-hour lunch breaks are de rigeur for three-course meals.
Two-week vacations are focused on exploring wine and cheese combinations across the country. Down-to-earth cooking is going to surprise those who thought of the French as the world's food snobs (it is the birthplace of the Michelin Guide after all). Cassoulet, pot au feu, steak fries are revealing when they were in the right bistro.
Sweet & Sour Pork
People who greet each other with "Have you eaten yet?" are probably the most obsessive food in the world. Food has been a form of escape for the Chinese throughout their tumultuous history.
The Chinese entrepreneurial spirit and appreciation for the finer points of frugality—people are cheap, crafty, and food-crazed—results in one of the bravest tribes of food eaters in the world. But the Chinese don't just cook and sell anything, they make it taste great, too.
China is the place to go to get food shocks a dozen times a day. "You can eat that?" becomes the daily refrain of the intrepid food traveller. China's regional cuisines are so varied that it's hard to believe they come from the same nation. It's not a food culture that you can easily summarize, except to say that you're always going to want more.
Japanese use the same precision in their food as they do in their engineering. This is the place where tyrannical sushi masters and ramen bullies spawned, making their staff and customers shudder.
You can get a delicious multi-course kaiseki meal that presents the seasons in a wide range of visual and culinary poetry. Or take a seat on a revolving sushi conveyor for a solo party. Or pick something random and previously unknown from the refrigerated shelves of the convenience store in your gastronomic lexicon. In Japan, it's impossible to eat poorly, everything seems to taste great!
For centuries, Italian food has enslaved taste buds around the globe, with its fragrant tomato sauces, the clever things they do with wheat flour and desserts that are basically cream vehicles. It's all that simple. Get some noodles, get some olive oil, get some garlic, maybe some tomato or some bacon. Bam, you've got a party on the plate. And it's all so easy to cook and eat.
From cheesy risottos to crisp fried meats, Italian cuisine is a compendium of comfort food. Many people welcomed it to their homes, especially the novice cooks. Therein lies the true genius—-Italian food has become the normal every man's food.