What are the must-eats and must-drinks? you need some hints not to get lost in the variety of tastes and flavors. it’s just a collection of delicious destinations.
1. EggPlant Bhaji, Pakistan
Pakistanis, being Muslims, don’t consume pork and alcohol, they rather concentrate on beef, chicken, fish and vegetables. They also use a lot of flavors, you will see these in majority of dishes: chilli powder, ginger, curry, coriander, paprika, cinnamon and garlic.
Chicken tandoori – chicken marinated and roasted in tandoor
Roti – local bread
Dhal – is a stew made with lentils
Raita – vegetable salad with yogurt
Must-Drink in Pakistan: lassi (yogurt drink)
Remember: alcohol is prohibited here!
2. French Toast, Hong Kong
Unlike its more restrained Sunday brunch counterpart, Hong Kong-style French toast is like a deep-fried hug. Two pieces of toast are slathered with peanut butter or kaya jam, soaked in egg batter, fried in butter and served with still more butter and lots of syrup. A Hong Kong best food, best enjoyed before cholesterol checks.
3. Pizza, 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.
4. Tea, India
When a cuisine uses spices in such abundance that the meat and vegetables seem like an afterthought, you know you’re dealing with cooks dedicated to flavor. There are no rules for spice usage as long as it results 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-freshening digestive aid at the end of meals.
And any country that manages to make vegetarian food taste consistently great certainly deserves some kind of Nobel prize. The regional varieties are vast. There’s Goa’s seafood, there’s the wazwan of Kashmir and there’s the coconutty richness of Kerala.
Dal — India has managed to make boiled lentils exciting.
Dosa — a pancake filled with anything from cheese to spicy vegetables, perfect for lunch or dinner.
Chai — not everyone likes coffee and not everyone likes plain tea, but it’s hard to resist chai.
Balti chicken — an invention for the British palate, should probably have died out with colonialism.
5. Chocolate Dough, Spain
Let’s eat and drink, then sleep, then work for two hours, then eat and drink. Viva Espana, that country whose hedonistic food culture we all secretly wish was our own. All that bar-hopping and tapas-eating, the minimal working, the 9 p.m. dinners, the endless porron challenges — this is a culture based on, around and sometimes even inside food.
The Spaniards gourmandize the way they flamenco dance, with unbridled passion. They munch on snacks throughout the 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.
Jamon Iberico — a whole cured ham hock usually carved by clamping it down in a wooden stand like some medieval ritual.
Churros — the world’s best version of sweet fried dough.
Gazpacho — it’s refreshing and all, but it’s basically liquid salad.