Countries with the Best Food

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1Italy

Here in Switzerland we have lots of Italians who immigrated with us for the last 150 years.

Each year and that for generations most of them, and by entire families are returning back to their own country (Italy). That shows how much they are not integrated and how much they do not want to really stayed in Switzerland. Those people do not give any added value to our country. They just refuse to be pure Swiss.

And we guess that this stupid and arrogant way to do is not only visible in Switzerland but also in major countries where they have migrated all along the ages.

So they just come with their food pizza and pasta, eat just that and never try to tend to be Swiss.

Most of other migrants from Asia, Africa and South-America for example are much more respectable people and therefore much to be respected.

And Italians will never accept in their own country someone doing the same as they are doing.

For this reason Italians are very racist, in ...more

We have been in Italy for our weeding it was a disaster.
We are not used to eat Italian food, and they were not able to cook something else, some more tasty and more pleasant dishes.
Idem for finding restaurant not offering this Italian food, this country is definitively not like the other countries in western Europe.
If you come from a country like ours (Taiwan), we recommend you better to go to other western European country for food but also for the rest, because Italian people are not so nice with tourists.
It should be also mentioned in touristic guides that Italy is like so closed people and way of life.
Sincerely.
Liu Chiu-long.

I'm in love with Italian food! I can also say that it has variety from 10.000 kinds of spaghetti and pizza also sea food. I've eaten there a pizza and it only had tomatoes and mozzarella it was the best I could ever imagine it's awesome! And also let's face it everyone like Italian food!

Best food hands down

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2Mexico

TACOS, QUESADILLAS, TORTAS AND OF COURSE A MARGARITA TO ENJOY. MEXICAN FOOD IS TRULY THE BEST FOOD.

Mexican food has every thing, from very spicy, to sour, sweet, all kind of eatable meat and all variety of seafood, the desserts are also tasty. The food can be eaten in a very fancy restaurant as in a food stall on the street and it taste just awesome. The ingredients are very common now and can be found in any where in the planet and can still taste just as it is eaten in Mexico, obviously if is well prepared.

In some countries, you need to go and explore the street to definitely find the real flavor of the local food, and if you eat it out side the country it is very difficult to meet the right flavor as in the original.

Undoubtedly the best food in the world. The only problem is that real authentic food with real authentic ingredients can only be found in Mexico. What you get outside the country is a poor rendering of what Mexicans really eat at home: meat, poultry, vegetables, sea food. You have to remember that Mexico has given to the world many of the ingredients of the other cuisines: tomato, chillies (most chillies come originally from Mexico), beans, vanilla, Turkey, cucumber, avocado, and a long etc. What would be Italian food without the Mexican tomato? Or the Indian without our chillies?

Best food ever!

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3India

Spicy, sweet, tasty all variety available only in India..

Pavbhaji, Panjabi, Dhosa, Pani-puri, Idli, Rasgulla.

Vegetarian best food available only & only in INDIA...
heart melting, brain storming, mouth watering, totally fulfilling, Indian food- best in the world.

Spicy, mild, medium sweet, super sweet, and everything in between. This is Indian cuisine. It's like Nike says "just do it. " Vote India.

Indian food is by far the best one in the world nothing stay near against it..

Indians are famous for their exotic species & Indians make the best dishes all over the world.

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4Japan

The ever-popular sushi, teriyaki, tempura, and miso soup all belong to Japanese cuisine. Add to that a healthy balance of vegetables, fish, fruits, meat, and rice EVERYWHERE, and you have Japanese food!

Admittedly some people may get a little put-off by all the weird stuff Japan comes up with to eat, but I think a little adventure and mystery thrown into a meal is a wonderful thing.

The Japanese have the TASTIEST healthy food on the planet!

Ever seen a fat Japanese guy? Well I have... But he was a sumo wrestler! - MeowMix

Healthiest, tastiest, mouth watering food ever. Anything in Japanese is gold.

Sushi, pork, chicken, soup, rice all of those are so good I can't resist the taste of Japanese food.

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5FranceFrance (French: [fʁɑ̃s]), officially the French Republic (French: République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. ...read more.

So versatile, so awesome. Words cannot describe the infinite flavors from French cuisine. From savory fish and chicken dishes to delectable beef stews to the most amazing bonbons, France has it all!

France has all you need and more.
The greatest chief come and study in France... so?
Over 80,000,000 visitors per year come and taste our gastronomy

We do Love French food.

We travel a lot and France is a marvelous country like its gastronomy.

French food is my favorite... And I'm not just saying that because the waiters are hot

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6China

I used to be a foreign missionary (Christian) in China so I've eaten my share of Chinese food. The food over there has a more far eastern flavor to it. Over here in the USA the flavor of Chinese food is more westernized. However I like both styles very much & I like the wide variety of food they have as well! I love lo mein & mu shu beef the most! They have the best food in the world in my humble opinion!

China's food AMAZING! Who doesn't want sweetcorn soup, duck pancakes, and lovely spicy sweet new food to try. China's the place to eat throughout a holiday.

Yeah no offense to you whities, but what you call "Chinese food" really isn't Chinese food. Even though I am half white have Chinese, I still understand this culture. REAL Chinese food is duck, pig blood, pig ears, pig intestines, beef with noodles and soup, also called 牛肉麵.

But things like lo mien, dumplings, spring rolls, fried rice, although I love all that stuff, is American Chinese food. If you want real Chinese food, don't go to those buffets, they suck! Go to China Town, and buy duck, it's great!

But Chinese food is awesome. My family makes Chinese food all the time, so I know what good Chinese food is!

Well, China deserves to be 1 or 2.

Well anyway, whities (no offense my dad is white, but he eats REAL Chinese food. ) stop acting like you eat Chinese food, cause you don't...

I agree Chinese food is the best you need to try that's a recommendation

Actually,I'm a Chinese student,

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7United States

Some people may think that the only things there are to American food are hamburgers and hotdogs, but my response to that assumption: Bar B Que, country cooking, and Cajun cooking. That's all I really need to say and then there also hot wings and philly cheese steaks. Also got to love the Mac n Cheese. - guyonawebsite94

American food is more than burgers and grease, guys. There's tons of options. You can go down south and try Cajun foods such as gumbo, or try some amazing seafood dishes in New England. Better yet, try a pastie for food of Michigan's upper peninsula. There's the Coney dog, Detroit and Chicago-style American pizza, as well as many other foods. It's amazing, so give it a chance. - Turkeyasylum

Tex-Mex, BBQ, Cajun, New England, Fusion. There's so many cuisines to try, a variety of foods, and something for everyone. All countries base their opinion of American food on McDonald's, but no American eats there every day. - ethanmeinster

Fast food have very good name because it's fast and delicious

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8Thailand

Thai food is one of the best food in this world. It have a variety of tasted. who can compared to the thai food? I wonder. Before you vote for other country, ask your self have you try the real Thai food yet.

Thai food is very tasty and unique. It is healthy because of the herbs and vegetables as well as delicious... It has a great mixture of sourness and spiciness.

I have thai meal everyweek here in Australia and yes, It's really yummy.
Last few months I've been to Thailand and I just discoverd their street foods are 10 times better!

The beautiful street food all you have to do is walk on the street and smell the beautiful aromas of Thailand

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9Spain

Looks like people voting in this pool haven't tried anything beyond fast food... Sad. French and Spanish food should on the top of the list while I'm still figuring out why English food is even considered...

How on earth is Spain so far down on this list? Healthy and tasty.

Spanish tortilla, paella, ham, olive oil: healthy and tasty food

Spain is the paradise of food

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10England

Roast dinner, sherperds pie, fish and chips, pork pie, toad in the hole, bangers and mash, cornish pasties, jam roly poly, rhubarb crumble, apple eves pudding, key lime pie, victoria sponge, scones, bakewell tart, banofee pie, custard, wagon wheels, eton mess...

The list is endless. Our food is amazing and should be first on this list

Thank you for the examples, but key lime pie is an American dessert and as for custard I'm not sure what it is, but it's not particularly English.

I have traveled considerably, I am not an exenophope when it comes to food - I'll try anything. However for sheer variety you can't best Uk shops... The supermarkets and specialty shops are amazing. Virtually anything I've tried abroad I've been able to buy in the UK. Sometimes with difficulty but none the less I've found it. As for Brit food, give me roast anytime... Rule Britannia...

One thing that makes me sad is that people insult English food because after WW2 we had limited things to cook with and the food was quite bad at that time. However nowadays the food is great. Another problem is foods such as egg tarts are thought of as being Portuguese when in fact an English man named lord stow created them. A lot of English foods people think were created overseas. A lot of semi English/Indian food was created with a mix of both thanks to a British born Indian woman. Some of those foods you wont even find in India.. The list goes on but I wont..

We have loads and loads of food!

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11Korea

There are so many types of food-just go to their dinner table and they have these tons of delicious things... Like so many types of things and I don't even know how to describe them. Versatile tastes... And very very healthy. There was actually this guy (American-as in blond with blue eyes)who had cancer and cured it by eating strictly healthy Korean food. Korean food are mostly, although not all, plant-based, and extremely healthy. That is not to say that their meats are not delicious, because they are amazing!

I been in Korea for three years and I love em. Korea not only has spicy and filthy looking food--although they do still taste good, just that a start is not easy laugh out loud--, they also have mild and soft cuisines. In fact, most of their traditional dishes are not spicy, but sweet, keep the flavor of original ingredients, look gook--use at least five colors--, use natural unique ingredients. Kimchi and Bulgogi are not just enough to explain Korean food!

Korean food is so tasty. I visited a friend and stayed with her parents in Korea. So I ate home cooked meals, restaurant food and traditional dishes served for a family gathering marking the death anniversary of my friend's grandparent.

The food is so tasty and varied. I loved when dining out how the table was filled with a variety of Kimchi, not ordered, but just the condiments to every meal.

The Korean sushi was very disappointing however compared to Japan (I ended up cooking the fish in my soup! ).

Lots of variety. Not too greasy.

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12Vietnam

Best of the best... I would say... Pho is not the only thing, "Bun bo", "Com tam".. They are all awesome... Should give it a try sometime!

I love Vietnam, try Pho, and you'll neva stop eating (:

Non fatty foods, fresh ingredients and spices, the different textures of the dish, a balance of flavour and great taste sensations m gimme!

Everything is fresh and made from the heart

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13Greece

Greek traditional cuisine is unique. If you don't believe it, come find out yourselves! - funkymonkey

I go to Greece every single year for months at a time, and have never, EVER had a bad meal. And I'm not joking. Me and my family brought some friends with us one time and they said the exact same thing. In fact, sightseeing and the beaches come second to food, which takes up first place on my trips and is all I think about there.

Moussakas, Tzatziki, Gyros, Ouzo.. So mediterranean and so healthy!

Amazing high quality food, very healthy.

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14TurkeyTurkey was established on October 29th, 1923. It is located in Westernmost Asia or Southeastern Europe. ...read more.

It is quite simple actually: Ottoman food covers all delicious Lebanese, Balkanise, Greek and Syrian food. More over finises with delicious Turkish coffee. Syrians are proud of their baklava and humus, greeks for their musakka and gyros, balkans for boreks and dolmas. But actually all these are parts of Turkish cuisine.

Food is taken extremely serious in Turkey. Any form of food has to taste delicious, otherwise people would never buy it. This includes the cheapest meal you could buy for $1 to fancy restaurants where a meal could cost over $100. There is no need to pay more if your goal is only eating something extremely delicious. Furthermore, this cuisine is capable of cooking every single vegetable on earth in an extremely delicious way. Finding home style vegetarian meals on streets can become a bit challenging than finding less healthier options. However, inside homes, Turkish people do eat these mastered vegetarian gems more frequently than anything else. Pretty much every nation has master cooking meat and junk food in their own style, but this nation is one of those rare ones that completed their trial and error process probably a few thousands of years ago on cooking vegetables without compromising heath compared to raw vegetables and taste compared to delicious unhealthy ...more

Think of it this way. The Ottoman Empire controlled all these Mediterranean countries and Slavic countries and took their cuisine. Throughout the years, they improved upon all the food they gained. A small shop selling food in Turkey taste just as good as any extremely expensive restaurant in countries like the United States or England. Turkish food is healthy and delicious. Nothing can compare. If you want to go to a country for food, you can't go wrong with Turkey. They understand food better than anyone.

My country off course

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15GermanyGermany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.

best food on earth. Especially the bavarian food is just legendary!

Just visit the Oktoberfest. Germany should be number 1!

Germany has a wide variety of food which is misrepresented globally. Germany is not only home to the widest variety of breads on earth, it was the founder of the pretzel, hamburger and serves some of the best meats you will find. Most Germans still eat at home, hence the lack of German restaurants, hence the quality of German produce! Try it out!

Beer, pretzels, chocolate, sausage, wine, hamburgers. Life's greatest riches. - Therevengewedge

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16Indonesia

Indonesia has the most-yes. MOST diverse in food. 18,000 islands, and thousands of cultures.

Indonesia has a lot of traditional foods and not damage the health of the body. Like capcay, gado-gado, sate (i like sate padang the most! Even though it is so spicy), martabak (there are martabak manis and martabak telur, I like both of them), rendang, serabi, empal gentong, soto, and many more! I can't mention all of Indonesian foods one by one. You should try Indonesian foods.

Indonesia has a lot of foods and taste, because Indonesia has a lot of spies! in every region of Indonesia it has their own taste represent the society and their culture, such as in central java most of their food taste sweet and represent their society that famous with their polite and friendly people. In Bali, the food taste unique that represent the unique of Bali itself.

Indonesia is an archipelago, and Indonesia had so many region with different culture and food of course, almost every region had its specialties.

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17CambodiaCambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. Its busy capital, Phnom Penh, is home to the art deco Central Market, glittering Royal Palace and the National Museum's historical and archaeological exhibits. In ...read more.

Cambodian food is fresh and they use a lot fresh fruit in desserts. Quiet awesome!

Som lor kor ko is Mix of veggies in soup that make Khmer Food taste very traditional and capture represent of this country. My Favorite is Ah muk Trey. It is hard to find it in anywhere beside this country. Thumps up

Toronto, Leakhena

18Sweden

swedish meatballs = delicious swedish foods are amazingly good and has very good style in it.

Swedish food is something that you have to eat to understand how great it really is! Words can not make it justice.

A varied diet consisting of old national classics to international cuisine. They do it right!

So many people here are voting for what they know - can't blame them - and so pizza, tacos, nan and sushi make the top 4 - But once they try delicious Swedish specialties they'll never go back. Should be higher on list. - babydoll

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19LebanonLebanon was established in 1920 and gained its independence in 1943. ...read more.

Amazing food, Mediterranean, therefore fish, vegetables, spices, a little meat. Everyone will find something they like.

Lebanese food is truly the best food ever, everyone has to try. It is far more better than Turkish food it hast a tastier edge to it. Really got to try it it should be in the top ten best countries

The food is really good there... We brought it to Canada and it wasn't a probably. (I'm Lebanese) its like we have no simple meal everything takes like a full day to make--especially the roast beef mm

So good! So delicious!

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20CanadaCanada is a country in North America that is next to the United States. Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world.

Although I do prefer Mexican food, I have to clear up some of the comments left here because it is making my country appear super lame. Quebec is home to the famous Poutine... Greasy and artery clogging, but EXTREMELY tasty. Then there's the east coast. If the Maratime provinces could classify as a country, they would give these other guys a run for their money. Atlantic Canada is home to the tastiest seafood you can find ANYWHERE. Lobsters, clams, scallops, mussels, oysters, quahogs, shrimp, mackeral, bar clams, dulse, crab, salmon (particularly maple-candied smoked atlantic salmon. M... ), and much more. All fresh from honest hard-working fisherman. Don't knock Canadian food until you've tried shellfish recipes from your friendly folks on the east coast!

I can not speak for all of Canada but Toronto, Canada has some of the best food your will ever taste anywhere in the world. Mass competition in this mega-city has left it with high quality cuisine at affordable prices. The food comes from all over the world because of its very diverse population of people. Very underrated because it is in Canada and Canada is a small country population wise.

Canada is um... Made up of different cultures, but we do have some signature Canadian food items, like beaver tails, and French toast. And you will never find another country that loves making their own food! And boy do we love our meat and seafood!

It's good stuff

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