Countries With the Worst Food
The Top Ten
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:
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.
There is a reason why English food tastes bad 1* there food is really bland 2* they know nothing about spice and 3* they replicate foods from other countries - GregoryHallbot
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.
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!
The country with the worst food ever
Too much meat, too much fast food
The United States of America is not known for food outside of the US, much less healthy food. I know that I am a traitor for voting for this (I live in the San Jose / San Francisco area), but American food (at least this holds true anywhere north of the 38th latitude line) is just salt, sugar, and overweight.
People at my school, even those who do their homework, only want to eat hamburgers, hot dogs, and americanized pizza (pizza is supposed to be Greek). They seem to ignore anything else the school serves. On the plus side, though, it leaves more for me.
In the middle of the US, like in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Indiana, people go to Taco Bell, and pretend that they ate at the United Nations. Like Rick Steves has told us to do, we should expand our minds a little this next decade. The US is only 5% of the world. We can learn to consider and accept the other 95%.
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
What a big joke is Italian food.
I've been there to work (difficult to work there with them..). Anyway, it is the country of no taste, the country of poor choice, the country of the NOWHERE FOOD.
Pizza right but American PIZZA.
Pasta right but China (or Asian) PASTA.
But Italy... Out of this game.
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
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.
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! Foo!
Don't know what eat there, maybe it's good, No?
So true...! They literally eat Vodka Dishes for breakfast I just looked it up! - millsl
Dude I tried to eat three different dishes from Ukraine and I gagged on every bite
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?
One thing is sometimes people over process the foods. Sometimes, just plain noodles with some soy sauce and vegetables are good enough for a meal If you hate the taste of it, blame yourself for not liking the vegetables or not having a cup of water to go along with the meal. - anonymus12121414
Seriously, do not bring your dog or cat to China because they could cook it!
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?
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.
Haters laugh out loud
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.
Simply not a food country... you don't go there to eat...
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!
From what I've tasted it's only miniscule variation of the same stuff. Always wrapped up in some way with cheese. Too much cheese. It's just dull.
Refried beans is basically food already eaten and then vomited out. Most Mexican food is pre-eaten meat vomited out and placed in old, stale bread with lots of onions to drown out the vomit taste.
Yeah true some people say its unhealthy the pizzas over and Chinese food is ugly by the way they have the worst food New York has the best food in the world this is the worst place to visit By the was it's my Least favorite country along with China that makes knockoffs. Mexican food is disgusting and unhealthy! - Lordvader3500
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!
To the 1st review: if you're going in Bulgaria you don't try the Chinese food or order pizzas you go and try the traditional Bulgarian dishes you dumb ass :D
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..
Low quality food!
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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.
Very salty, overspiced food full of unhealthy ingredients.
I kind of want to try Angolan food now
I really can't understand how you guys can say that graved salmon, meatballs, cinnamon rolls, chocolate balls and salted liqourice is bland -.-
Potatoes with everything and a cake made from white bread sandwiches.
Surstromming. Fermented herring that is the most foulsmelling food in the world.
Absolutely no flavour, terribly heavy, potatoes, potatoes, potatoes, meatball and sausages. Too much cream. No thanks.
Close to Croatia but not next to Croatia
Slovak food is ok
Their fried cheese is amazing and they have the best garlic soup
Haluski tastes nice but I don't like it because it gives me gas
Slovakia has one of the best cakes though :9
Is this near Croatia because I love croatiq
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..
It has too many spices and stuff. People eat with their hands and the food is not even good.
It's a blend of too many spices and the combined effect isn't that great on many tastebuds and too much liquid curry. Less meat choices make it a poor choice for many.
I Hate its food
The person who said something about Bolivia is right
There isn't really any food there
Its not about flavour, it's an etnicity arrangement problem. They are nicely great in other things
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.
Australia is just copy of British food with typical for Australians sloppy, laid back, a bit lazy attitude.
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
Milo, Tim tams, Vegemite, Bunnings snags, Meat pie: Am I a Joke to you?
Lacking in flavours, nutrition and presentation. The food here is only good for a drunken or stoned stag do...
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.
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 by ...more
I am a Filipino, born and raised in the Philippines. I am used to eating Filipino foods but I have to say that it isn't the best food. I would want Thai foods better than my own as most of our dishes are unhealthy as they are usually soy sauce, salt, fish and tomato sauce base foods. But I would choose Filipino foods over American Foods. I am living now in the US and I don't like its foods. Too much salt, too much sugar, meat are tasteless. I would always eat at Thai, Vietnamese or Korean Restaurants... just saying!
Tastes disgusting, spaghetti with banana ketchup (are you serious? ), everything dumped into a pot and made in a soup or stew (lazy? ), everything adobo (really nothing better? ), fried chicken (mum? ), gosh!
Most of the foods here are a salty piece of disappointment philipines should be number 1
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.
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.
These people eat cakes cut with the dirt they walk upon.
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?
My uncle once ever commented that Korean food only has one flavor, Kimchi flavor.
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.
What This shouldn't be on here! If you are reading this, do some research on Hungary, it is AMAZING
But.. But... Hungarian Goulash... It's delicious!
This is about food. Don't insult the people.
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
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.
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
I love Serbia
Argentina has some really good food!
Nothing but spanish food
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
Shouldn't be on this list
It's true Pakistani food is the best ever and I love Pakistan
Pakistani food is AWESOME and YUMMY!
Nothing but nothing just sand
The only foods they are known for are poutines, which is just chips and gravy with cheese.. Food is extremely expensive and all foreign anyway.
The only people that like it are Canadians
Canada is stereotyped to have only maple syrup, (which we DO have a lot of) but Canada's main cuisine doesn't really exist. It's just a combination of all sorts of cuisine around the world, which is what makes it so special!
Canadian food is the best type of food. It's even better when you put maple syrup in the snow
Canadian food actually is delicious we have maple syrup taffy and Tim Hortons.
Just wine why
It's just wine? Sign me up I'm on my way.
Brazilian people don't understand that food is much more than just rice and beans. It's borring, monotonous and bland. Yet they take pride in it and they believe to have the best food on the planet. The average Brazilian BBQ that they prepare in their own houses is totally different to the typical Brazilian Steak House that you might see in Miami or Dallas. Their BBQ sucks, they oversalt the meat, they overcook it, they cut it up in small pieces (therefore it gets cold and dry) and you rarely have side veggies or salads like they have in Uruguay and Argentina, those two countries instead are the true masters in BBQ. Brazilian bread and pastries are horrible too. The only good good is regional authentic comida mineira such as oxtail stew, chicken with ocra, etc. But in general their food is horrible and monotonous.
Brazilian people eat rice and beans everyday, but no one ever knew what rice or beans taste like. Nobody in Brazil know any taste beside garlic and onion. If you swap a dish of Brazilian food with a bunch of paper with lots of garlic, nobody would notice it.
People who are talking about Brazilian food know absolutely nothing. I've lived for 5 year in the United States and I never had worst food in my entire life, I even lost 20kg while living there. Brazilian food may be monotonous, but it's healthy. Brazilian barbecue is amazing, and we do eat it with vegetables, salad, farofa and other stuff.
This should be number 1 they eat air
Do. They even have food?
They don't have much food but when they do, it's horrible. It was described by VICE as "matter"
NORTH KOREA can't BE ON HERE... because they have none - Maya159610
I've been to Ireland and I can't say that the food was horrible. Every pub I ate at was terrific. I was there ten days and I never ate more than one meal at the same place. I went all over the country, too. All good food from where I ate. - BKAllmighty
I'm very happy that Sri Lanka, Mongolia, North Korea and The Vatican all rank as worse food than Irish cuisine. I only hope that no one from the aforementioned countries ever visits here and finds out the truth
Irish food quality is great but our national dishes involve boiling the flavour out of everything, Irish stew bacon and cabbeg nothing too groundbreaking or different. however we have excellent quality of dairy produce and meat
It's bland and not very tasty. Then again, Ireland has so much else to be proud of. A wonderful country, great beer, sympathetic people! - ChatonNoir
I come from there!
Czech and Slovak food are just as good as each other! Why is it here
Constant food poisoning. No quality or higene standards, no fish or fresh ingredients. No fruit or vegetables. Worst then the US
How they can mix beef with sweet beef, or pork with sugar.. It just doesn't come along
Hi from New Zealand! I grew up eating English style mashed potatoes, two veg and meat. Mum made more interesting food later on as I grew up. Home grown veg is best. Croc pot my favorite. Give thanks to God for our daily food. Amen
Food is pretty ordinary, Lamb and dairy is pretty good but food in US, Canada and Australia is a lot better.
It's a mix of different food from different cultures, weet bix is pretty bad and makes me want to vomit no offense. Also marmite is a rip of Vegemite and it taste too sour :P
NZ steals Australia's food. Latte is from Australia not NZ.
How is India, Mexico, and Italy above Ethiopia? I had Ethiopian bread once and it tasted awful.
Wait they have food?
Ok people are sleeping on Ehtiopian food. It is absolutely incredible. The spongy bread, the amount of sauces, and the novelty of never having to use silverware is fantastic. This is some of my favorite food in the world, up there with Indian, Iranian, Levantine and Turkish food.
My Ethiopian neighbors fry pickled fish with beer and it stinks up the entire street.
The food is spicy and smelly.
No mongolian food is good, wherever you went to was trash, try another place or actually go to mongolia - Maya159610
Greece? Shouldn't even been on this list. Their food is amazing!
The reason why we are always very high on lists like this is because Turkey.
They hate us.
What? Greek food is awesome! Who put this here? And who voted for it once it was added? I just don't understand. - BKAllmighty
Greek food is some of my favorite. It's so good and flavorful. Speaking of, it's time for a gyro - Johnnyt800
Two words: gefilte fish
They have an obession with shnitzel, it's not even that good.
Gefelta fish is not isreali.
Poop dipped in sour cream and peanuts
Tasteless and unappetizing.
Probaly just ice for food because its cold there
Just sausage..and more potatoes
Well, despite Iceland have a few disgusting foods there and there, they still have an EXCELLENT taste of food. They've made multiple national meals that are extremely delicious!
Ice cubes and whale. Sometimes a seal special occasions. Enough said
I saw an Icelandic thanksgiving meal in total drama ridonculous race ew barfs it looks so gross
Anyone who is voting for something other than Iceland has never tried Icelandic food. Some stuff is fine but seriously, look up what their traditional dishes are.
My family was born in cambodia I like the food but the only food I hate is bugs. I saw a box of spiders, I wonder how the get the spiders without them getting them hurt
I don't wanna eat spider - toshdeluxe
Do not eat this cuisine
Empty plate is the national dish
They have food? - AliciaMae
It is the best food ice tasted
I don't know but probably not because they don't have good gdp or hdi
In Egypt there are some pretty good foods. I come from here, but I don't think there food is all that good. You never know until you try it.
Their food has probably been spoiled for 6000 years!
Just because it is an ancient country doesn’t mean the food is spoiled.
I have had Molokhia and Umm Ali. The foods of Egypt are so nutritious and healthy!
The food there tastes good, but 90% of it comes from other Asian countries. they don't have much of a cuisine
Small little country not big enough to fit a resturant
Just to say, Japanese IS MY FAVORITE FOOD! HOW DARE YOU INSULT SUSHI!? Its great : ( it's 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
To everyone who insults Japan: Half of you guys are probably Americans. Americans are the people who only have 2 tastes, Sweet and Salty. They are also the people who like to insult other countries and are only interested in McDonalds, Pizza and supermarket cupcakes. Just because you guys either don't like or haven't tried sushi or other Japanese food, please don't just sling insults. please be more like most Asians. At least we have are more open to the world.
I'm not sure why you felt the need to insult exclusively American people. - aieesa
1st Generation Japanese-Canadian here. I grew up with Japanese food and I can safely say, in my opinion, it's the least interesting in the World. Lack of flavours, lack of colours and textures. It's nice once in a while, but only as a novelty.
I sense a lot of weeaboos in the positive comments.
Matoke! Can't think of anything...very taste.
Really? Their food is the best in the Middle East! - PizzaGuy
I have tasted Iraqian food at a restaurant in Germany and it was yummy. Dolma, eggplants in a "gratin" and nice lamb meat. Does not deserve this bad rap! - ChatonNoir
They have good Amba, Fattoush, dolma, Ala(like a curry made of tomatoes, made by my friends mom from Iraq) hummus, red rice, eggplant stew.