Countries With the Worst Food
I am an American. I have had a lot of British food and most of it is not good at all. One of your puddings is made with pig's blood and a lot of salt. It is the most disgusting thing that I have ever had to eat. A lot of your foods are high in fat just like the US. Your full English is good but it is over 1,000 calories, more than half the recommended calories for an average adult male. Your cakes and desserts are packed with so much sugar just like the rest of the world when it comes to that. If our food is worse than yours, then why do you have American fast food restaurants in your country? I love scones with my tea every now and again. Just to let you know not every American eats fast food, I am one of them. I only eat it once in a while or when I have been shopping all day and I only eat the chicken sandwiches unless I go to White Castle. Their burgers are made out of beans.
I live in the UK (born and bred) and I'm angry that this is number 1 on the list.
Our food is much better than food in other countries. (including America - I speak from experience)
The only countries that have better food than the UK (that I know of) are Japan, Italy and Mexico, but that's not saying much, most of our food doesn't taste bad nor is it unhealthy.
No no NO! No WAY is the United Kingdom. The local produce is incredible and we don't rely on other countries to influence our food. *takes long look at America*. Buy saying this, I don't mean that we can't offer anything but English food. In fact, I have expirienced MULTIPLE cultures here but none of them have been manipulated into a junk food version such as Dominos. Bye the way-I am NOT trying to offend American food. I do love most of it. I just hate how stereotyped English food is as boring and tea related. I mean, look at Gordon Ramsay. I'm not saying that every restaurant chef in the country is that level. But, just saying...
From the fast food, to the restaurants, to the stores. Everything is processed to oblivion and bland, the only things that add flavour to our cuisine are fat and salt.
Even with home cooking, it's really difficult to find decent ingredients. If it's not rancid, it's bland. If it's not rancid and/or bland, it's probably going to cause various forms of cancer. The meats are sub-par; most everything in our stores is just bits of random animals glued together by mentally challenged 5 year-olds. The vegetables turn rotten after 2-3 days, the herbs/spices come almost solely in dried form and lacking in variety, and if you want anything even remotely resembling quality food, you're going to be remortgaging your house in order to pay for it.
2 redeeming things about our cuisine:
I would say the average American diet is straight up toxin for the body. They consume packaged and processed food to a very large extend. Since American eating habits are most popular, they influence all other countries. Its seen as a cool thing to eat those American food. Their breakfast idea just is more scary than a horror movie. They are eating straight up dessert for breakfast. The excuse Americans give is that they are busy- I mean what good is money when you don't even be having a healthy body to enjoy that wealth! Also being from a country where we prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner from scratch, its really unbelievable for me to see people can eat a bagel with butter and run for work or school!
I went to New York and ordered a small breakfast, and it was horrible, everything was deep-fried, too big and fatty and just didn't taste natural. I enjoyed the Philadelphia cheese steaks there, but America is also known for loads of horrible overly fatty meals and combination meals like bacon doughnuts and Kentucky-fried cheeseburgers, that sort of rubbish. They lead the world in crappy fast food and over-sized indulgent desserts, plus the candy and chocolate is just god-awful. British chocolate is heaven, but American chocolate tastes worse than Kinder egg chocolate, and that's saying something (Kinder eggs suck).
I hate American food. Things that I despise are bacon, corn dogs, and other rubbish. I don't like Americanised counterparts of ethnic cuisines like Taco Bell, Panda Express, Olive Garden etc. Whatever Americans consider Chinese food, Japanese food, Mexican food, Italian food have little or no presence in the outside world. Also native Asians barely have a single clue about fortune cookies. Also Americans eat a lot of beef steak, mash potatoes with gravy, turkey hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and more. There are a lot of American food that I never eat for example, Twinkies and Hostess snacks. All of these food cause obesity. USA has a high obesity rate. Food proportionals are huge. That's a lot of calories. A lot of snake foods have a lot of fructose, artificial chemicals, artificial flavours, salt, carcinogens and fats that can cause huge weight gain. USA has a lot of things that I want to get over with.
I can't stand American food. I already quitting eating at McDonalds, Burger King and all other fast food chains. Panda Express is just pure American with Chinese flair from the outside. No Asian has heard of Beef Broccoli, General Tso Chicken, Chop Suey and Fortune Biscuit. Everyone thinks of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and more. American counterparts of ethnic food is not found in other parts of the world. I am sick of T.V. dinners and frozen foods because they have added chemicals; convenient foods do more harm than good. If I hear someone say preservative, I would think they're talking about condoms. I prefer food from outside of United States.
I was in the Peace Corps in the former Soviet Union. Unfortunately the cold climate makes fresh food impossible most of the year. Plus, lack of spices doesn't help.
Greasy, fatty, boiled foods. I was very unimpressed with my time there during the Olympics, which was supposed to be in an area designed for tourists.
They live in some pretty brutal conditions... It's like Irish food but with worse meat.
I hate caviar so much. They're basically endangering the Caspian Sea sturgeon, one of the largest freshwater fish.
Anyone noticed that this is in the top ten for worst and best food. Either the creator of this quiz reallllyyyy wasn't very creative, theses quizzes are NOT accurate (probably that one) or there really aren't many options. Yep, just 10 countries on this earth, and nobody who votes for them are bias, and of course everyone experience on the taste and variety of the food in each of those 10 countries
By the way I love Italian.
Those who think Italian food is bad because it lacks of variety are morons who clearly never has been to Italy. I've been to Italy myself MANY times, and I know that Italian food has a great variety. And it's tasty too. It's not just the average pasta and pizza. If you don't believe me, then go look at the list of Italian dishes on wikipedia, and that's only a small part of the list. And Italy does have international restaurants. Go to Italy and see for yourself.
This is coming from Swede.
Are you kidding me? Real Italian food (not Olive Garden crap) is well known to be delicious! And it's not just pizza and pasta. (In fact, the pizza people outside of Italy are familiar with is very different than pizza in Italy. Also, fettuccine Alfredo and spaghetti and meatballs aren't really Italian). They have gelato, tiramisu, risotto, calzones, and other dishes as well. Also, there is no single kind of Italian food. It varies widely by region.
Italian cuisine is poor, except always the same pizza and pasta, what else?
In Italy, it's impossible to find a good piece of beef, a good fish (they have always the same 2 or 3 fish from Mediterranean sea), they do not know what is a lobster or other seafood, they do not know how to cook rice, Turkey, cereals and a lot more.
I live here most of the year and am a total foodie... Ukraine food is terrible! They don't know how to spice foods. The meat sucks, the chicken is injected, beef is like leather, absolutely no marbling, pork taste is even garbage. Breakfast meats, forget it! Some egg yolks are even the ugly color of their flag!
Ukrainian foods are as good as Italian foods. You're just jealous that Ukraine has better food than your home country.
So true...! They literally eat Vodka Dishes for breakfast I just looked it up!
Don't know what eat there, maybe it's good, No?
Everything is potatoes. The pancakes are made from potatoes, their pasta is made from potatoes, potato wine, potato candy. The sweetest fruits they have are actually just painted potatoes. If you purchase meat it is actually potato fed potatoes. The cars run on potatoes. They even insulate their houses with potatoes.
Worst food ever. All the Eastern European countries have crappy food and so does United Kingdom. I like American, Tex-Mex, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and German food.
Real well made Polish food is yummy. It's not very elegant, but very rich and tasty. Pirogs, onion soups, beef stews... It's not for everyone I admit!
Given what I've seen of Polish food, it's lackluster. Supermarkets in the UK don't stock much of it in the World Foods section for a reason.
Nearly everything in the supermarkets, of which there is no variety between them, comes either wrapped in plastic or in a tin. Hard to get many food products, terrible lack of choice. Yet still, the highest prices in the world for supermarket food and restaurant food. Very German. Lots of pork, potato, bread, potato, bread, pork, potato without any interesting sauces/dips. Most people eat bread slices with processed ham/cheese and a slice of tomato or cucumber?!? Very poor quality fruit and vegetables. They rarely taste of anything. There is no breakfast culture, brunch, or dessert culture to speak of. The local beers are not very good and extremely expensive and also served in children's glasses?!? The national dish is "Grandiosa" which is a frozen pizza. Hot dogs are also very popular, along with kebabs and tacos.
All I got to say that they don't have any seasoning in their food and they got no national food they mostly eat food from box at supermarkets. And they eat rice with soya sauce and fish it doesn't go together..
Norway has the best foods in the world. They are far from bad. You don't know truly delicious food if you hate Norwegian foods.
Though Norway is right by the see it seems that the national dish is frozen pizza...
Voted just for commenting.
Judging by the fact that China, Italy and Mexico are on this list, this list is just a joke.
Real Chinese food takes much effort to cook. The millimetre precision for cutting the food, the temperature control, the technique to stir to make sure all the ingredients are heated evenly without destroying the texture, the order of different ingredients and seasonings to be added in. It's not something you can just shove into an oven and call it a dish. Chefs practice decades to cook an authentic Chinese food. They have thousands of cuisines and each one of them is unique. It's a piece of art if performed perfectly.
I live in China, but I am not Chinese (vote for Portugal as the best country for food), an I can tell you that Chinese food as the only great thing about this country. By the way, dog, is good food, and yes, we can find it... but it is not your neighbors pooch, they are raised for food. Just last week, I was in Guizhou and with my lunch rice noodles dog was an option. Don't be a prude, if you like Betsy the cow for a burger, then dog is fair game also. Also, we hardly would choose dog, foreign or Chinese... food is really good here.
Honestly, I think Din Tai Fung is the best chain of Chinese restaurants. It's a Taiwanese chain, and it's so good, that they established some of them in China, Japan, South Korea, most of Southeast Asia, even in the United States. Try the dumplings and you will be in heaven soon.
I wonder how many of those who are criticizing Chinese cuisine have actually ever tried it in the P.R.C., Hong Kong, Taiwan, or even Singapore, as opposed to the fake variety served pretty much everywhere else.
The worst cuisine in all of Asia, by far, is Filipino 'cuisine' and why they're not on this list instead is most likely because you don't find many Filipino restaurants outside of the Philippines. Gee, I wonder why?
First of all, don't confuse southern food or mexican-american food with authentic mexican food. The first one is OK, but I got tired of it. I am disappointed about the second one, the authentic. I find it insipid and bland, perhaps that's why they soak them with sauces (salsas) and mostly with hot sauce. The idea is to taste the food, not to struggle with spicy peppers/sauce or try your manhood every time you eat. Sorry my fellow mexican friends.
I honestly hate Mexican food. I don't like tacos, quesadillas, or burritos. Whenever I go to a Mexican restaurant, I literally have to look through the menu for fifteen to twenty minutes before I decide... Usually I just get nachos. The food is really salty and they put cilantro in everything. I get sick on cilantro and I can't have it. I think Mexican food is way worse than the food from the U.S., UK, or Russia.
Mexican food is just unappetizing in appearance, taste, and texture. If all the Mexican food places were replaced with something good like Chinese, Japanese, or burger places, then the world would be a better place and happiness would rain from the sky... instead, we have to deal with bean fueled flatulence and spices that smell like nasty feet.
Full of animal fat in tortillas, bread, beans, everything! Incredibly loaded with fat, so loaded it even sticks up on the roof of your mouth. Fat is what makes a dish have more flavor, but fat in excessive is disgusting, believe me. What's more? Ever wonder why people in Mexico have lots of digestive problems? They, trying to be cool and macho although they aren't lol, put pepper in literally everything. From cake to their own... Mexico has the worst food; no wonder they're all a bunch of fatases!
Bulgaria is one of the best places to visit for a good quality of food nature sexy women and cultural.. Not many people know stuff about this country.. But wow Google it, so many secrets.. The computer has been created from them (half Bulgarian and half American was it..) they have invented the cyrillic alphabet women there are HOT, if you go in the sea areas you'll see girls looking like American superstars I live in Bulgaria sor quite a while.. The food is only organic and their culture is so colourful.. So come visit..
It is a wonderful country, the weather is incredible and the beaches are gorgeous. However the food isn't, perhaps I was unlucky. In my time there I ate out 12 times. Each time I found the food heavy, stews galore - in the heat, it wasn't ideal. Nonetheless the deserts were good, lots of coconut ice cream! Please visit if you've never been there. Just not for the food!
We try to have a pizza party there in Bulgaria and the pizzas were so disgusting, because made by Bulgarians or some migrants... This country has really bad food, hopefully we returned home and eat good, because in Italy, we have the best food, the best culture and tradition and Italian girls know how to cook the food good.
Low quality food!
The absolute worst food ever. The only reason why Sweden's foods are "delicious" is because of all the attention Sweden is receiving. That's it. Norwegian foods taste way better than Swedish foods. Swedish foods are super disgusting.
Really? Norwegian foods are much much more delicious than Swedish foods. The foods in Sweden are bland and tasteless; not worth buying.
Swedish foods are easily the worst food ever. No other country comes close. The foods in Sweden are nothing but pure disgust.
I can really understand your opinions. Compared to Italian, French, Japanese, Indian and other food countries it doesn't stand a chance...For instance, garlic is not an ingredient in typically Swedish dishes and olive oil was unknown until the '60s. But it's also "acquired taste". It's exciting once you give it a try. As I am semi-Swedish I will guide you through some nice (and not so nice) Swedish food ;):
-potatoes. Yes as you have written here it's all about the potatoes. Sweden was a really poor country until the 20th century and potato provided c vitamin for very poor people.
- thick pea soup with mustard and dices of pork meat. As a tradition served on Thursdays with pancakes. If you're bold you'll have a small glass of Swedish punch which is array liquor. Crazy.
-porridge. They have it for breakfast and it's awful and grey.
-smorgasbord - now this is delicious! A wide range of salmon, sausages, herring, schnapps, smoked eel, ham...
-chantarelles. Golden mushrooms ...more
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Raise your hand if you have been to an Angolan restaurant.
To me, the fact that nobody is raising their hands is kind of a sign.
Wait, Angola has food?
Worst food in the world. Look up "balot egg". Like a mini-abortion. Seriously!
All other food loaded w/ MSG and fat. They can't cook worth a damn.
McDonalds is even considered a good meal there. And their fast food McD immitation (JoliBee) is the worst on the planet.
Don't go there... If the food isn't bad enough, the majority of them will try to scam you and rip you off. Their whole system is made to rip off foreigners.
This is the worst and most unhealthy food you can imagine. It mainly consists of very low-quality meat (including bones, fat, skin and every unhealthy part of the animal). There is no specific taste at all. The main dish is rice (white, of course) and deep-fried chicken leftovers.
- They have a soup that's just sour.
- Beef dishes contain at least 70% fat and no true meat.
- Vegetarian dishes are not foreseen in Filipino cuisine. Even vegetables comes with (bad tasting) pieces of pork.
- The Philippines have a dramatically increasing rate of diabetes diseases. No wonder, if you eat white rice three times daily and a lot of over-sugared stuff.
- Too many people love Starbucks and you'll find Starbucks at EVERY corner in Manila. They buy the "drinks" that contain a lot of cream, overly sweet sauces and other ingredients. Even the so-called Pasta is extremely sweet.
- During conferences you will get a "snack" that consists of all-white and sweet sandwiches accompanied ...more
Almost all of the dishes are soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper, and tomato based if not grilled. Only a few other flavors, like tamarind, chili, peanut, or other common flavors, which are mostly unoriginal. Either Spanish, Chinese, Malay, or anything else influenced.
Most dishes are easy to cook and don't really require special skills in cooking to make. Mostly very basic.
Sweets are a different story. Don't really want to dwell on this type of dish.
I challenge Filipino chefs to be more innovative when it comes to making Filipino dishes. Avoid being gimmicky though.
They totally have one of the most disgusting food ever, it is bland and disgusting, and never looked hygienic! I wonder why they even voted Filipino food in the top 10 best cuisine in the world, whether it's their complexity issue that makes them voted it themselves or what! Most of the food is mixed with vinegar so it smell bad, and many of the street food looks disgusting and inappropriate for human consumption (balut, deep fried chicks and their egg, fried inner parts). Also the food is very unhealthy for many since they do too much deep frying.
I love indian food a lot and I crave for foods like dosa and all the traditional curries...I love the way they use spices and vegetables..
In India we have Adulterated milk containing urea, artificial ghee, poor quality vegetable oils, chemically treated fruits, vegetables and nuts. Even you can't drink tap water without purifier. Sewage water containing extreme amounts of industrial wastes and toxic substances is used for cultivation of crops. Yeah if you are eating anything in India (in a roadside shop or even in the five-star hotel), there is a huge chance it is poisonous.
Are you kidding me!? I'm not Indian but I think Indian food is the best in the world! There are so many Indian food... What the... The one who said it's always the same is an idiot. Not all Indian food is too spicy. I just ate samosa and it's so yummy.. Not even spicy! Indian food is the best! I would go to India just to eat their food! You guys cleary don't know about Indian food!
I am an Indian and Indian food is the best food one could ever eat. We have diversity in our country. Be it culture, traditions, languages or be it food. There are thousands of foods to choose from. Not all foods are spicy. And we don't eat bland food. We eat food that is appealing to our taste buds. Moreover spices are part of our country so we cannot fail on that.
I love Indian food...
I do not know who puts Haiti here, but certainly better food they have there than in Italy.
Haitian have a food culture from ages and from lots of diverse origins that makes their food among the best and certainly not among the worst.
People vote for what they know, and they know mainly Italian or Mexican food because they are fast-food but far from the real gastronomy and healthy or tasty food.
If you don't know Haitian food, so why voting for?
Haiti offered food depending of its poverty, and for that I've eaten more good in Haiti that in some known food countries which are spreading their industrial food in the whole world.
Very bad food. In my culinary school there were many Haitian students, and whenever they'd bring food they'd make at home, it would taste bland and wack. Worse than Cuban food.
To be honest, didn't know this place existed what do they even eat?
We have the best food in Europe, but people prefer food from South, why? That it's a something we cannot explain even not the involved people themselves.
Lacking in flavours, nutrition and presentation. The food here is only good for a drunken or stoned stag do...
Not the most famous but the offer in Netherlands is definitively larger than in Italy.
They don't have an authentic national cuisine. It's all about herring, potatoes and stroopwaffel and that's all.
As a whole Australian food is basically watered down Yank and Pom fare, and never healthier or more flavourful despite what ignorant sour grape aussies says. Ethnic options? Overwhelming dishes with rice/noodles to drive down the costs and flavour of all dishes is a common tactic with asian takeaway here; and the prices for something better is prohibitive. Not something I experienced in California. Indian food in Australia is okay given, but again, overpriced to the nines.
That being said, the supermarkets are extremely cheap, Australia is just not a dining out country. Learn to cook and cope and you will be fine.
I'm Australian and I have to say that food here isn't bad, it just isn't unique. A lot of our food originates from other countries and there isn't a lot originating specifically from Australia.
Food is very boring here. Similar to bland British food. Pub food is also a disgrace. The only thing that Australia has that is amazing is Tim tams and pavlova
In Australia, we don't have our own taste to food. But have have a lot of Thai, Indian, Japanese and Mexican restaurants
The empanadas are by far the worst I've tried. Bolivian empanadas are #1. Buenos Aires empanadas are good too.
Its not about flavour, it's an etnicity arrangement problem. They are nicely great in other things
Same with this country, what do they eat?
I Hate its food
Pakistan has the worst food. Actually they try to copy the indian food in a cheaper way. And that's what spoils the taste. Also, they don't have diversity, whatever items you see in their menu is taken from Indian cusine, However their sweet dishes are faboulous. Pakistan has no real cusine of its own, but it is a mixture of Indian and Persian cusine.
I really don't like Pakistani food. When I was a child living in the UK, my parents would promise me that we would go to Pizza Hut if I had good marks. And when I DID get good marks, my parents would say, "Eh, pizza is disgusting, let's go to Taste Of Pakistan instead" I DESPISED Taste Of Pakistan. It was a restaurant in Hounslow where they sold Pakistani food. I hated Pakistani food. One time I even found a bug in my boti. Oh, and by the way, Pakistani food is similar to Indian food - IceBearRules
Pakistan is a curry loving nation, its true curry and not out of a packet. It all depends where you eat. #lovecurry
I am from Pakistan and I love my country food.
Very spicy, undigestable foods. I once ate that Shin Ramen and it was extremely spicy, even spicier than Hot Cheetos and Indian curries. So spicy that I couldn't finish and had to eat a whole popsicle instead. Horrible noodles! I would rather eat Italian spaghetti instead because it is tastier, more tolerable, and less spicy and I am Indian and more used to Italian and Mexican foods. Those foods are much tastier and more tolerable than those Asian(Chinese, Japanese, Korean, but not Indian, b/c India, too, is part of Asia) foods. I would rather eat bland food than spicy food. HORRIBLE FOOD! CAN'T STAND IT!
Boiled water with one piece of lettuce and one piece of meat. Really? Where did you even go? And who said that Korea sucks? Who is the leader of the United Nations? Who invented Samsung? A Korean person! Plus, not our fault you can't handle spicy foods. We like what we like.
Shin Ramen is not a proper food! That's like saying you hate American food because you ate potato chips! And what does eating with stainless steel chopsticks have to do with the food? Alright, did you TRY the kimchi pancakes?
Most cooked food are red in color (red pepper powder) and have garlic in it and they all taste the same and they eat with a stainless steel chopsticks.
I had the misfortune of living with two Hungarian roommates who were always cooking their traditional food. It was so heavy and weird-tasting but also bland, and they put ingredients together that shouldn't go together. Normally I'm a very adventurous eater, not picky at all, but I couldn't force myself to eat their food. And it smelled awful.
Disgusting food, like the people there, we were obliged to go there for business, never again.
This is about food. Don't insult the people.
Just ughhh. Lived there for 5 years and realized quickly it's either so-so food at the more expensive places (which don't really serve authentic Peruvian food but something borrowed or stolen from other cuisines) or take your chances eating at the crappy hole-in-the-walls available at every corner... where the food really is "authentic". Nothing special, actually mostly horrible.
Totally yuch. Umm...stew on top of Frenchfries - brilliant.
Cold mashed potatoes over mayonnaisey chicken and wow, it is stacked - brilliant!
Ceviche - ummm...lime and salt on fish - yes you definitely invented it...
Smelly egg whites over hard liquor - vomit - pisco sour(this is what happens when you drink this - get it, your piss -go-sour. ha!
To start with Perú is ahole, second they have zero knowledge of food manipulation, they don't even wash their hands after going to the bathroom. If they didn't have a huge Japanese influence they'll be still eating crap.
Besides that, they're the most resentful nation in Latin America
Why did it appear in countries with best food if it's here!?
Serbian food is fresh, delicious and hearty. And if you eat it homemade it's 99% that the food will be prepared by a clean person.
Serbian food is always tasty and never went in a dirty Serbian house so I guess the food must be clean too.
Nothing but russian food
Argentina has some really good food!
Nothing but spanish food