Countries With the Worst Food

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1 United Kingdom United Kingdom The United Kingdom (UK) is a sovereign state which consists of the political and economic union of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It was a member of the European Union (EU) from 1973 to 2016. ...read more.

This is pretty stereotypical but people say that British food are one of the worst in the world. Considering that stereotypes are based off of facts that used to be true, I would say that British food isn't the best.

The dishes themselves are incredibly bland, with very little diversity in the spices that are applied. The ingredients are horrendous in quality. And worst of all, pubs and restaurants seem to hire the most mediocre cooks. All of this probably comes from the fact that people in Britain rarely complain about anything, including food, which naturally results in a gastronomically underdeveloped culture.

I'm from the uk and food is actually good. No unhealthy trans-fats at least. And fyi I've been to the states and those people are massive in comparison to people in the uk. Every country has its fatties but americans take the biscuit, literally.

Actually Mexico is fatter now. Trans fats are banned in the USA. I don't know where you visited but clearly you didn't visit the whole country.

I'll admit it, all we do is steal other people's food and culture before making it a part of our takeaway.

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2 United States United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.

Americans don't know the REAL taste of food. All they know is the taste of sugar and salt. They are killing the actual taste of food.

Obviously coming from someone who has never traveled there and had real southern cooking! - llamabaconllama37

Man vs food! Love USA but the food look so bad!

When I holidayed there, everything tastes the same, fatty, cardboard crap. And the Bacon? What the hell? Why is it paper thin? Why is the cheese orange? Why is there no salt and vinegar chips? So many unanswered questions. I never went to the Mac Donalds, after reading the horror stories of the kids that died from e-coli/ salmonella poisoning from similar fast food over there. Worst first-world food ever.

No salt-and-vinegar chips? Did you ever ask for vinegar? The cheese is orange because that is how we communicate the flavor so customers know what to expect. Bright orange, mild. Dull orange, medium. Orangey-white, sharp. It's just a matter of taking time to learn the language. The bacon is thin because that way it doesn't get soggy. Did you even eat any? It's the best meat product ever.

Terrible food cause obesity in this country

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3 Japan Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.

Just to say, JAPANESE IS MY FAVORITE FOOD! HOW DARE YOU INSULT SUSHI!? Its great : ( its the best ugh ugh ugh! Go away because japan has the best food ever! Sushi is my favorite food I would flip tables for sushi! I'm serious. -.

I hate you guys sushi is my favorite food

Honestly Japanese food is very diverse and unique sushi, different soups traditional food mm... Best food ever (my opinion)

Uh, sushi anyone? - TopTenHaters

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4 Mexico Mexico

How is Mexican food the worst food in the world if Mexico ranked 1st place in gastronomy. Mexico has a lot of great flavors and it offers a lot of great dishes. Who ever posted that Mexican food is the worst they DO NOT know about food!

Almost everyone I know loves Mexican food but I don't. Every time I go to a Mexican restaurant I just get a burger and fries.

Hard shell tacos aren't even Mexican by the way... And I agree, Mexican food is pretty gross. All I like out of Mexican food is nachos (if that is even Mexican...)

It's that bad there all trying to escape to the USA!

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5 Russia Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. ...read more.

They live in some pretty brutal conditions... It's like Irish food but with worse meat.

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.

Um... Fat with Fat

Honestly, this is pretty true because most of Russia is too cold to grow crops all year. Most of Russia’s food that is not imports from other countries are boiled and fried meat from roadkill. - TopTenHaters

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6 China China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1. 388 billion . It was established in 1949. Its capital is Beijing. The other major cities are Hong Kong and Shanghai. Chinese (Mandarin) is the only ...read more.

Chinese good is too good to be talked about...

LISTEN UP PEOPLE! First of all, I'm Chinese. Never in my life have I ever had a peice of dog meat in front of me waiting to be eaten okay! Second of all, I really really really hope that all of you guys who commented negatively know that there are two types of Chinese food. One is the real Chinese food where you would find cooked from a traditional Chinese family and the other type is where people serve Chinese food that has been changed to suit other peoples tastebuds. Third of all why are we so stereotypical and negative?

Chinese food isn't horrible it's lovely. I just hate people saying this about different foods. What if you haven't already eaten some of the most wonderful dishes we have eaten?

You should go to China to eat Chinese food. The food Chinese restaurants sell? We don't even eat them.

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7 India India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world.

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!

Guys Indian Food is spicy because it contributes to 70% of worlds spice production.. when you grow spices in your homeland, why don't you use it for cooking.. moreover many spices are potentially healthy for you, most importantly their anti-cancer properties..
Furthermore what you eat in Europe or usa is not real Indian food.. real Indian food is rich in spices -sometimes hot.. be a Romanian while in rome and enjoy Indian food like as an Indian does..

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.

Indian food is awesome! There is no reason this should be on the list. - TopTenHaters

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8 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.

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

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 sea food, they do not know how to cook rice, Turkey, cereals and a lot more.

For having fun with lots of various dishes is not the place to go. Better even staying in America where we are able to offer a wider range of different international food.

So for that reason and so many more, Italy is overrated and must be number 1 for Country with worst food.

Italy is definitely not the best place for food.

It's the "Countries with worst food" not the "Countries without international restaurants". - DaisyandRosalina

Italy is pretty much pizza and pasta or else you’ve got nothing if you aren’t in the mood for either. - TopTenHaters

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9 Poland Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north .

This place has the best food in the world

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! - ChatonNoir

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.

That's really crazy Polish food is best and I'm American LIKE COME ON ITS GOOD YOU HAVE NEVER TRIED IT SO YOU DON'T KNOW PEOPLE

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10 Chile Chile Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

I Hate its food

The person who said something about Bolivia is right

There isn't really any food there

Native wise

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The Contenders

11 Norway Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

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 raley 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.

Though Norway is right by the see it seems that the national dish is frozen pizza...

I believed England is a bad place for food, untill I happened to travel through Norway.

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12 Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine is a sovereign country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland and Slovakia to the west, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.

So true...! They literally eat Vodka Dishes for breakfast I just looked it up! - millsl

Don't know what eat there, maybe it's good, No?

Yeah eat salad and pickles and drink water only

They eat vodka dishes for breakfast lol

13 Peru Peru

Who put this here

Wow first of all peru has very good food whp ever wrote this is an idiot

There's only pigeon - Ale9991

Why did it appear in countries with best food if it’s here!?

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14 France France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.

French food are often considered some the finest in the world. Quality over quantity

Just because you've never tried the food there doesn't mean it's "gross". Both mussels and escargot are really good if you get used to them, so don't hate on what you're too scared to try. Your comment comes off as a little immature to me.

As you should know, lots of countries are eating snails, Italy included.

So when you don't know something about, do not talk about.

Thanks.

Some countries doesn't have the tastiest foods but France should be the country who has the most bland food, their recipes have too much butter and cream. I visited France a couple of years ago and I was not impressed.

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15 Sweden Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. ...read more.

Potatoes with everything and a cake made from white bread sandwiches.

Absolutely no flavour, terribly heavy, potatoes, potatoes, potatoes, meatball and sausages. Too much cream. No thanks.

Surstromming. Fermented herring that is the most foulsmelling food in the world.

Bland boring uninspirational food that makes you yearn for suicide

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16 Netherlands Netherlands

The dutch are good at a lot of things, but food isn't one of them...

Not the most famous but the offer in Netherlands is definitively larger than in Italy.

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.

Yuk..(let me repeat that) Yuk..

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17 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and is known as the world's second most beautiful capital city. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second ...read more.

Shouldn't be on this list

Pakistan AND Indian FOOD IS SIMILAR BUT BOTH ARE FABULOUS AND COOKED WITH LOVE AND. PakistanI FOOD IS DERIVE FROM Indian FOOD, SO India IS ALSO BEST SELLER OF FOOD

It's true Pakistani food is the best ever and I love Pakistan

I'm a Pakistani and Pakistani food is the best so u bitches should not talk about Pakistan

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18 South Korea South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

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?

Korean food can be a hit or miss. Sometimes Korean food can be as little as water with a piece of lettuce or it can be a soup with lots of meat and vegetables and spices. - TopTenHaters

It's gross

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19 Philippines Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

The food here should be good, but the choose processed /refined foods like white rice. They add white sugar to fruit juice. Cartilage features in many of their dishes. Dunkin Donuts outlets are everywhere.

It's because white rice is the cheapest type of rice here.. We can't afford the others which is healthy and more delicious because it's expensive.. Same as white sugar... I don't add sugar if the juice is already sweet...

About dunkin donuts.. I don't eat dunkin donuts that much because it's too sweet.. I'm afraid of diabetes...

Hope this will help you understand the situation here.. Good day and god bless

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.

Excuse me! Our food is not horrible! At least it is original! And it's exotic and has complex favors. And the rice based desserts ar the best desserts EVER!

Everything is full off fat and sugar. Even visually the food is terrible. Eating street food is like playing the Russian roulette. Almost everyone has high cholesterol or early diabetes.

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20 Angola Angola

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.

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