Countries with the Best Food

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The Top Ten

1
Italy
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!
Italian food is so good there's pizza, spaghetti and lots of other good food! But I do love tacos from Mexico they got it right! Just like the Italians I'm also Italian!
Italy best food for the pizza everything it is the best in the world not Mexico.
[Newest]I Knew This Was Coming! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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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.
Man, did they get it right!
[Newest]They have the best desserts ever, milkshake that tastes like whip cream and strawberry, natural ice cream flavors, delicious cakes, tamales, and more.
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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..
[Newest]On the top always
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4China
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!
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 ็‰›่‚‰้บต.

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
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.
[Newest]SImply one word for Chinese : Tasty but Unhealthy.
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5Japan
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.
[Newest]Japanese food is DELICIOUS! And healthy too!
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6France
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
French food's the best. You haven't had god food unless you've eaten at the best restaurants in Paris. Chez Flottes has the best duck, amazing cheese, and a cheesy potato dish that's to die for. Italy's the only country that compares, everything else is just garbage.
[Newest]The best equal with Japan, South-Korea, China, Vietnam, Taiwan.
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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

[Newest]Even in United States the dishes are more various than in Italy.

Food from a lot of different countries make US one of the best for eating fresh and organics food like in France.
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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!
[Newest]<3 best food ever
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9England
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..
[Newest]Amazing home cooking, if you eat with a family that care about food
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10Spain
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
[Newest]Who even voted English or Indian food has not tried Spanish food.
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The Contenders

11Turkey
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 options.
Furthermore, being surrounded by three seas (Black Sea, Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean), fish is widely common in Turkish cuisine. Not only common, but also extremely fresh, abundant and delicious.
Another thing I can not stop without mentioning is the taste of fruits. Still growing GMO free and genetically unmodified produce, once you start eating any fruit, you just can not stop eating more before you have to go to bed. Many foreigners visiting Turkey realize how what they have been eating named as "fruits" for their entire life were nothing close to what it actually is.
Another key aspect of this cuisine is that they almost never cheat by adding sugar to meals to make it taste better. It is really hard to find Turkish recipes that have sugar listed. Most food being sugar free, the craving need of sugar of the human body has been met by a big menu of desserts. The desserts vary tremendously in Turkey, but they all have one fact in common: how could they all be so tasty? The answer is really simple: mastering sugar free healthy dishes also required their ancestors to master desserts. Otherwise, having sweet meals would have never resulted with an extreme craving for desserts.
Last topic I will mention about will be tea. Producing 5% of the worlds total tea and being a bit more than 1% of the world's population, welcoming is mostly done with a cup of brewed loose leaf black tea other than only saying "welcome". Tea is a must to try for black tea lovers. Black tea bags almost have no demand, in fact many people would kindly refuse to have a cup of tea if it is from a tea bag.
Summary: Have a tasty meal, order your dessert, drink a cup of tea, then finally eat fruits!
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.
[Newest]The country is crap but at least they get food right every time
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12Greece
Greek traditional cuisine is unique. If you don't believe it, come find out yourselves!

funkymonkey

Moussakas, Tzatziki, Gyros, Ouzo.. So mediterranean and so healthy!
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.
[Newest]I would love to try

13Korea
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!
Best of the best... I would say...

Best food ever I have tried.. Bibimbap, Grilled fish, kimchi, bulgogi, gabche... Different types of sweet sour pickles owo... Mouthwatering cuisines. Korea deserves to be in top ten... Best Food fresh and delicious.

Made with love, that's what gives it so good taste
Try it and you won't be able to stop eating
[Newest]Really better that Italian food.

Italian food is just fast-food

14Indonesia
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.
[Newest]Should be in top 3
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15Germany
best food on earth. Especially the bavarian food is just legendary!
Just visit the Oktoberfest. Germany should be number 1!
This food is awesome I have a DEVOTION to german food!
[Newest]German food is amazing

16Philippines
Nothing beats filipino cuisine especially when it comes to viands like Sinigang, Kare-kare, Adobo, Caldereta, etc. Best to serve with any type of rice! They also got the best street foods like kwek-kwek (deep fried flour-coated quail eggs), ice scramble (strawberry flavored ice shavings topped with milk powder, choco syrup and some candies) and many more. There's more to say but I'll just leave it for you to prove. By the way, best quality mangoes can only be found in the Philippines.
What I love in the Philippines are their exotic foods. From snakes to birds and more other kinds of weird and exotic dishes. Really tasting that you wouldn't even know what kind of meat you're eating until you asked.

Their seafood dishes are also great. Up for Philippine food!
Philippine food is a fusion of (1) the classic Southeast Asian varieties and (2) the Spanish cuisine. This combination makes for the best experience for anybody's palate. It's just a matter of knowing where to eat and what dish to taste. Lonely Planet's guide to the Philippines gives good recommendations with regard to food!
[Newest]We the Filipinos are happy to your comments
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17Vietnam
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!
[Newest]Vietnamese food is the best!

18Australia
You simply cannot beat the Aussie "Hamburger with the Lot" - fantastic! Also lots of fresh seafood to make our wonderful seafood platters, exotic fruits - mangoes, pawpaws, drinking coconuts etc. A great selection of multi-cultural cuisine, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Japanese, Mexican, Italian, the list is endless. No, Australian food cannot be beaten!
Australia has some of the best quality fresh foods not to mention the variety. We export top quality beef, lamb and seafood to many countries. We also have some top quality restaurants at reasonable prices without the abundance of chain restaurants common in other countries.
Foods of the world belongs in Australia. You can have anything. Pizza, Fish 'n Chips, Curry in hurry, Peking duck, juicy steaks, or the humble yet mouth watering meat pie. Bloody oath, you could even have shrimp on a barbie.

moses

[Newest]Imagine having all of the above in one place. That's Australia for you. Probably the most multi cultural country food wise.

19Canada
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!
[Newest]I didn't expect to see Canada this high, to be honest. I have been eating Canadian food for my entire life (except for about a combined 2 weeks of travel food) and I certainly have never had anything to complain about.

20Peru
The food is amazing! Some plates are strange but the flavour is unique! Peru is famous for its Ceviche, pachamanca, anticuchos, Causa all very very good! And if you don't feel weird trying guinea pig then do it! If not try at least the sauce in the picante de cuy so good!
Peru won 2011 best culinary arts and variety so Peru has the best food biggest variety not everything is spicy or just seafood in every part of the country the is different flavor
Peruvian food best A LOT of variety not just rice and beans or beans and rice. Best food in the world
[Newest]It is a mix of everything, European, Asian, African, Middle Eastern!
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