Top 10 Countries with the Best FoodIf you're a foodie, then you know that travel and food go hand in hand. One of the best ways to experience a country's culture is through its cuisine, and some countries have a reputation for offering some of the best food in the world. From street food to fine dining, these countries are home to some of the most delicious and diverse cuisines on the planet. So, get ready to drool as we take you on a tour of the top ten countries with the best food.
You can't go wrong in Italy. Every region has its own wonderful food, and it makes one's mouth water knowing you'll have proper pizza, pasta, and soups. You've got to wonder how the USA ruined their Italian food so badly, making some of the worst pizza (NY slice: floppy and oily. Domino's: a crime against pizza). Luckily, one can visit Italy for authentic cuisine and revitalize their taste buds.
There is no competition. Italian food, hands down, can never be beaten. From Neapolitan pizza to Spaghetti alla Bolognese to even lesser-known dishes like Piadina, Italian food is meant for everyone. Not to mention the amazing flavors of Italian wine.
We all know why Italy is first. They make the best food in the world! What's that? Pizza, of course! Who doesn't like pizza? It's so fresh and delicious!
Italian food is basically the best food ever! Almost everyone in the world has eaten at least one dish from Italy, like pizza (omagod, I'm craving pizza right now), pasta, garlic bread - you name it! I'll be honest, whenever I eat a box of sushi, I feel kind of sick afterward. All cuisines earn my respect, but Italian cuisine is to die for.
Mexican food has everything, from very spicy to sour, sweet, all kinds of edible meat, and a variety of seafood. The desserts are also tasty. The food can be enjoyed in a very fancy restaurant or at a food stall on the street, and it tastes just awesome. The ingredients are very common now and can be found anywhere on the planet, and they can still taste just as they do when eaten in Mexico, obviously if well-prepared.
In some countries, you need to explore the streets to truly find the real flavor of the local food. If you eat it outside the country, it's very difficult to capture the same flavor as the original.
Undoubtedly, the best food in the world is Mexican. The only problem is that real, authentic food with real, authentic ingredients can only be found in Mexico. What you get outside the country is a poor rendering of what Mexicans really eat at home: meat, poultry, vegetables, seafood. It's important to remember that Mexico has given the world many ingredients found in other cuisines: tomatoes, chilies (most chilies originally come from Mexico), beans, vanilla, turkey, cucumber, avocado, and more. What would Italian food be without the Mexican tomato? Or Indian cuisine without our chilies?
Most of the people do not know the huge variety of cuisine that a country like Mexico can offer not even the Mexican people. This is natural since the number of delicious dishes found in Mexico is disturbingly big!. In 2010 UNESCO added the Mexican cuisine to the Intangible Cultural Heritage list, being only the Japanese and French the other two recognized cuisines. It was very surprising for me to find a traditional soup in restaurants in Europe under the concept of luxury when in reality the soup was very cheap and fast to make. For me it was very basic Mexican cuisine (way far from the good one) at a very expensive price.
Mexico has the best food of any country. It's not even up for debate. I could understand the popular opinion that has led to Italy being at #1, and as delicious as Italian food is, it's all the same: pasta, cheese, and some sort of tomato sauce. Meanwhile, Mexico has the largest variety of spices, meats, and fish of any country. Tomatillo sauce is particularly out of this world. Also, personally, Mexican food is always something I'll be in the mood for. With other cuisines, I'm only occasionally in the mood for them. I must also mention that Mexico has the best beverages of any country.
One of Europe's finest and most renowned cuisines. Everything is worth a try, and the use of every ingredient makes for amazing flavors. It's incredible the amount of butter they use. Yet unlike the USA and the UK, they remain healthy and the food is delicious.
France gave the world Champagne: While many countries make sparkling wine, only France can make Champagne. Sparkling wine that bears the Champagne name must be made in the Champagne region, which is located close to Paris.
The French eat chocolate croissants for breakfast: Enough said, but we'll elaborate anyway. Big breakfasts are not served in France. Instead, they eat a small breakfast of toast with jam (which they call tartines) or a pastry - croissant, chocolate croissant, apple turnover, etc. They save the big meal for lunch.
Lunch is a two-hour endeavor: Not a 15-minute break eaten over your keyboard while watching cat videos. While it's true that this leisure practice is slowly becoming less common in France - you won't find no more people taking a long lunch in major cities where modern life is taking over - in small towns and in the country, it is still the norm for people old people, three-course lunch.
A glass of wine is common at most meals: It isn't ...more
Among the best pastries in the world, the best sauces, the best sweets, the best meats, fishes (form Atlantic, Mediterranean for the mainland and lots more with including islands..).
France it's also lots of different regional cuisines.
Lots of different tastes coming from other territories and also Caribbean, Polynesian, from French Guiana, Reunion etc.
Also in France, aside from its great diversity of tastes and flavors of its cuisine, you will find lots of cuisines from more than 85 other countries.
Which makes France the first European Country with so many choices.
Without missing the fact of the native country of modern cuisine, now presents in any country.
The only problem of French food is that they are not known as they should. People know only snails, frogs and mussels, but definitively French are just rarely eating those kind of foods and in a complete different manner that they are known abroad.
Just France must be in the top ...more
French cooking ultimately deserves its reputation, but there is an odd "profile" to French cooking and a bizarre distribution of French restaurants. The quality can go fairly low in quite a lot of places, and you can easily end up eating badly in France. Then there's a broad varieties of mid-range quality products and places that tend to be comparatively better than in lots of other countries. And then there are lots of high-quality shops or restaurants where quality, talent and prices can be sky-high.
For restaurants, in a nutshell:
- lots and lots (and lots) of meh restaurants and tourist restaurants,
- quite a few good traditional places where you'll find hearty meals at good prices,
- a lot of middle-price to fairly high-price restaurants where you'll have about half good ones and half pretentious overpriced ones,
- then you reach "la haute cuisine". There, the sky is the limit. They invented it, and even though many restaurants everywhere in the world copy it ...more
Chinese food is so diverse, from spicy Sichuan food to rich Cantonese food. Dim sum is great as you share food and can try many different dishes.
I enjoy all varieties of food from China, but Sichuan is a standout. I love the tangy, spicy flavors. The Sichuan peppercorn is an incredible ingredient, and I fell in love with it immediately. Also amazing are homemade dumplings from all parts of China, including soup dumplings!
Chinese food is a general way to summarize how Chinese people cook and eat. But people in different regions prefer different ways to cook or eat. For instance, people in North China prefer noodles or other wheat-based foods like Peking sauced noodles. They cook food with more salty or spicy sauces. People in Southeast China prefer rice and food paired with non-spicy and sweet dishes like braised pork in brown sauce and sweet-and-sour pork ribs. Meanwhile, people in central and southwest China love spicy cuisine like Sichuan and Hunan cuisines.
Concerning religious taboos, people in West China mostly eat beef, chicken, and lamb rather than pork. A recommended dish is Xinjiang spicy chicken nuggets served with cherry and local sauce.
When it comes to traditional festivals, food is also a way to reflect local culture. A running joke goes that people in North China eat dumplings for all kinds of festivals, while people in the South don't. So when a host in the Spring Gala TV ...more
I'm Chinese, living in Toronto. With the opportunity to try all different types of food, I still think Chinese food is the best. Obviously, everyone has his or her own taste, and usually, the local cuisine is tailored to the local taste, so most Chinese people will naturally prefer Chinese food. But from an objective view, one question I can ask is: can you name a country that has over 1,000 dishes?
Many countries have great food. I love Japanese, Korean, Italian, French, and many more cuisines that you get to try in Toronto. But when it comes to variety, I think it would take at least a whole continent to be on par with China. Anyone who really knows what Chinese food is like will agree with me. We eat all kinds of things, and we present them with recipes ranging from the most wild to the most delicate. You would have to be living in China or a city that's at least as diversified as Toronto to get the full picture of Chinese food.
Who doesn't like Japanese food? There's something for everyone, and the use of quality, fresh ingredients makes this cuisine desired throughout the world. No matter where you dine in Japan - be it restaurants, cafes, street vendors, izakayas, bus/train stations, food courts, or even airports - the food is always of good quality and delicious.
Japanese food is 100 times better than Mexican food! I am half Japanese, and even the cheapest foods you can get in Japan are better than the "Asian" food they have in America!
If you don't like Japanese food, you have:
1. Never gone to a good Asian restaurant - fake places where they tend to mix Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc., are bad.
2. Never had a Japanese friend from whom you stole snacks because they were AMAZING (and expensive due to shipping rates).
3. Never gone to Japan to try out the food for yourself.
4. All of the above.
Japan is really good at mixing up and creating new foods out of traditional dishes from other countries. For me, Japanese curry is better than traditional Indian curry, and Japanese gyoza and ramen are better than their Chinese counterparts.
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.
Quite simply, extraordinary. Japan seems to be one of the few countries in the world where food is considered a major cultural landmark and something to which people dedicate a large portion of their lives. I would say it's one of the three countries where food, or rather cooking, is an omnipresent thought and verges on compulsion, along with Italy and France. The level of attention to detail even in modest restaurants is barely believable. The ability of some individuals to specialize in one single type of food results in a landscape of small restaurants where the level of expertise is immense, and the results are delicious. The variety of climates in the country and the seasonal variations give Japan a huge range of dishes and cooking styles - and we only know a ridiculously small portion of it in Western countries.
Even more remarkable still: almost nothing seems to be bad (or nearly nothing, to be safe with this statement). You can eat some basic onigiri for a few bucks in ...more
Spicy, sweet, tasty, all varieties are available only in India.
Pav Bhaji, Punjabi, Dosa, Pani Puri, Idli, Rasgulla.
The best vegetarian food is available only in India.
Heart-melting, brain-storming, mouth-watering, totally fulfilling, Indian food is the best in the world.
Great meat, veggie, and vegan options are available. The curries taste rich and spicy. The marinated meats are smoky and succulent. Paneer is very soft and complements the curries well. Bhel Puri contains crunchy puffed rice and a sweet tamarind sauce.
Your spices are unique because they taste hot. The mint sauce and tea are cooling, and your naan is better than pita bread.
Thank you very much. Please come again.
Being an Indian, commenting in favor of Indian cuisine might sound a little biased. But truly, it isn't when someone really gets a chance to explore Indian food and the diversity in taste, color, and spices it has to offer. India truly is the land of spice, and that doesn't necessarily mean it's hot. Different regions/states in India have so much diversity in cuisine that it is really worth praising. For a true food connoisseur, India should be the heaven to explore and appreciate. Besides Indian food, I truly enjoy and appreciate both Italian and Mexican food as well. So, without going into setting the order among them, my vote goes for all these three countries: India, Italy, and Mexico when it comes to food.
The US is so diverse that there isn't really an American cuisine. In New England, there's a lot of seafood and clam chowder. In the Southwest, there's a lot of Mexican-inspired food. In the Southeast, there's a lot of fried stuff.
Nationwide, burgers, hot dogs, and fries are really popular. Also, fried chicken is a Southern food.
Anyone saying that the United States doesn't have unique cultural food of its own is wrong. All culture is derived from a previous culture at some point. Yes, many American foods are inspired by European cuisines, but that doesn't make them any less uniquely American. The United States has a range of uniquely American cuisines, from Mexican-inspired Tex-Mex to many variations of barbecue. Brisket in Texas is phenomenal. We also have Cajun, Creole (love me some crawfish etouffee!), and southern soul foods like shrimp and grits. American ice cream and pizza often differ from how they are made in Italy. The Italian-inspired stromboli was invented in Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Dutch have delicious cuisine inspired by Germany. If you think the United States doesn't have unique cuisines of its own, enjoy being wrong. The United States is more than just fast food, hamburgers, hot dogs, and fries.
The United States not only has original fan favorites like burgers, hot dogs, and chips, but it also has all our other favorite foods: pizza, chocolate, steak, chicken, ice cream, tacos, ribs, bacon, sushi, fruit, and macaroni and cheese. I can't believe we're getting overshadowed by English cuisine. The only good things they have are fish and chips, roast dinner, custard, and key lime pie. Everything else is lackluster, from haggis to shepherd's pie. As for Mexican food, I love you so much. You deserve the number 1 spot. You may not be the best, but you're a country with amazing food.
There's more to the United States than eating competitions and the unappealing fast-food scene. If anyone has had true Southern cooking, they can attest that American cuisine definitely ranks among the top! Sloppy Joes are yummy, as are New York system hot wieners, which are mainly found in Rhode Island, along with coffee milk. I would definitely rank the United States at number 3. My top 10 are as follows:
1. Italy (If you've ever had a real, genuine Italian dinner, you know it's likely your most favorite meal ever. My fiancé and his sisters are first-generation Americans, but their parents are straight from the old country. Every Sunday, we have a huge family dinner, and to me, it's pure bliss.)
2. China/Chinese cuisine
3. United States/American cuisine
8. France/French (The only thing I've ever liked was escargot, which I had in the French Quarter of the Bahamas.)
Simply one of the best in the world, Thai cuisine makes great use of fresh ingredients and spices, offering something for everyone. However, it's very difficult to find a truly good, authentic Thai restaurant outside the country. Australia does it best with their abundance of fresh ingredients, and sadly, England is the worst due to cold-stored ingredients and the Poms' dislike for any food with flavor.
Thai cuisine (in Thailand) is by far the best cuisine on earth, much less the rest of Asia.
If you're outside of Thailand, or Southeast Asia, and want to make real Thai dishes, you can forget about it. Outside of the region, you simple cannot get the same, correct, fresh, ingredients that are essential to making real Thai cuisine.
Unfortunately, most folks' experience with Thai cooking is at their local, so-called, 'Thai' restaurant, outside of Thailand, which uses substitute ingredients and other modifications to traditional dishes because either the real recipe is impossible to make in whatever country they're in, or because they're afraid the local culture won't be able to handle the real thing.
Even the street vendor food, the kind they cook to order--not the pre-cooked kind sitting in vats--is better than anything I've had in all of Europe and Asia. With the exception of the Somboon restaurants, stay away from the tourist traps with the fancy decor, and ...more
Thailand is blessed with the weather and resources to grow or raise a variety of materials. This explains the lower cost of living. There are six regions in Thailand. Each has its own tweak of distinctive flavor. The most popular would be northern, southern, and E-San or northeastern.
I'm Thai and have been living in the States for a year now, and I miss the food so much! There are Thai restaurants here, but it's a completely different story when you get to Thailand itself. I miss fresh seafood, river fish, herbs, all sorts of veggies, and noodle shops! I will vote Thailand number one definitely - a paradise of food, really tasty, varied, and cheap! ($1 awesome street food, $5 nice restaurant...)
Duh, best food ever. It's a no-brainer for Thai food. Do you like sauces, flavorings, herbs, veggies, and meats in glorious combinations with sticky rice? Pad Pepper Steak is my favorite: bell peppers with thinly sliced steak in a brown gravy-type sauce, perfect for dipping sticky rice into. Absolute heaven! Or try the mildly sweet Mus Mun Curry: curry sauce with potatoes and chicken. Pad Thai: rice noodles with a slight vinegar/soy sauce flavor, egg, scallions, cilantro, and crushed peanuts.
Out of the top 10 restaurants in the world, 3 are in Spain. It's the only country with more than one top 10 restaurant! Come on! Also, Spain is full of different tastes - from Andalusia to Barcelona to the Basque Country. Spain has many different faces, all with different cultures and flavors. Tapas, anyone? Spain has some of the most renowned cheeses, wines, fast foods (like tapas), and gourmet cuisine. And it has some of the best people! The flavors range from sweet to sour to spicy, and they're HEALTHY. From many wine connoisseurs, I have heard that Spanish wine is equal, if not better than, many French wines. If any country deserves the number one spot, it is definitely Spain. Better than English food, at least.
I have tasted food worldwide, and that list is completely stupid. Of course, if you like going to McDonald's, it's pretty sure that you would vote for the US. But we are talking about the BEST FOOD, not the most known. Spain is in a Mediterranean country, so it has perfect weather to cultivate fresh vegetables and fruits. It is also a peninsula, so it has some of the best seafood in the world. Modern Spanish cuisine is the best recognized in the world, but the best Spanish dishes are those made in traditional restaurants. Eat one day in the center of Madrid or Barcelona in a traditional restaurant, and let the tastes enter your mouth. It's magical. For me, the best food is Italian, but Spanish is also amazing! I cannot even imagine that it is so far away from the top one. It's a crazy list!
In my opinion Spanish food should be among the top 3. Italian food basically comes down to pasta, while Spanish food has a wide range of awesomeness, from high-quality stakes to delicate, tasty sea-food. Furthermore, it is healthy. Spanish people have the highest life expectancy in Europe for a reason. French food is over-rated in my opinion. In the case of Mexican food, if you are not into spicy, you're messed. I agree Chinese and Indian food are great too if well cooked.
Spanish food is complete and yummy, with a huge variety and a lot of different dishes to taste, depending on the geographical area. Within Spanish cuisine, Mediterranean food is one of the best. Also, there are some typical meals that are not seen outside the country. Of course, a paella is not a paella if it is not eaten at a Valencian restaurant.
I don't know how English food is included here. In my opinion, it is one of the poorest in the world.
I was stationed there while in the Army. I NEVER had a bad meal in any gasthaus and always started with the goulash soup. These great meals, washed down with a good German beer, are as good as it gets. Forget it if you are a calorie counter. The food tastes great because anything fried is cooked in lard and/or cream. No diet soda, no lite beer, no low-calorie crap. These folks know how to eat! I loved being there and always looked forward to eating in their restaurants. AND if you go there, Augsburg has the best bakery I have ever shopped at. It's located on the Rathaus Plaza. Thanks, Germany, for a lot of great dining experiences!
Germany has a wide variety of food, which is misrepresented globally. Germany is not only home to the widest variety of breads on Earth, but it was also the founder of the pretzel and hamburger. It serves some of the best meats you will find. Most Germans still eat at home, hence the lack of German restaurants and the quality of German produce. Try it out!
Such an underrated cuisine. And it's more than just sausage. There is a willingness to mix sweet and savory as well. If this were a list of top foods that pair best with beer, German food would have to be number one. And if it were a list of the best beers, it would be German beers. There seems to be a slow realization of this in the States.
Amazing variety. Especially, modernized German cuisine is really time-appropriate and vegetarian-friendly. Don't expect a lot of vegetarian options in old-fashioned restaurants. German cuisine is essentially the main influence on American cuisine, alongside Mexican and Italian. However, hamburgers and hot dogs are essentially German.
Amazing variety and different from one end of the country to the other. Boils down to fresh ingredients and great combination of spices and cooking techniques. Surprisingly better than Japanese food on a whole, and far enough removed from the Chinese influences (unlike its people) to bring its own flavors to the world.
Korea has so many amazing foods. From spicy food to sweet pastries, Korea has it all. The ingredients put together are unlike any other Asian foods I have tried. There are many spicy foods that Korea has, but you can eat it in a more mild way, which tastes exactly as beautiful.
The pastries that they have in Korea are really different. Their combinations are unique. I have also tasted other simpler foods, such as Kimbap, which I highly recommend, along with neng myung, which is cold noodle. Korean food, in the easiest way to express, is wonderful to my taste buds.
There are so many types of food - just go to their dinner table and they have 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 foods 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've been in Korea for three years and I love it. 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 good - use at least five colors - use natural unique ingredients. Kimchi and Bulgogi are not just enough to explain Korean food!
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 that 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 won't even find in India. The list goes on, but I won't.
I am English, and I have traveled to Southeast Asia, India, Spain, Prague, Amsterdam, Bali, Australia, etc., and I can honestly say that the best food is in my home country, Britain. We have so much to offer! We also have a lot of choice and diversity when it comes to food. Not only do we have numerous supermarkets catering for all sorts of needs, but we also have many different restaurants that other countries can't offer. So, I am voting for Britain to be the best food country!
British food should be second (after Italian food) because it has so many levels to it. The daintiness of afternoon tea and scones contrasts with tikka masala, and then you have all the picnic food like sausage rolls, scotch eggs, and pork pies. That's not even mentioning our famous fish and chips or pub meals like a full English breakfast and roast dinner and pie! English food deserves to be so much higher because of its endless list of deliciousness.
I love British food and feel it's very underrated, quickly dismissed by some. I have an Italian girlfriend, and she loves our food - our desserts definitely stand out. I think 9th place is a fair representation of where we stand. The great thing about our country is that we're not afraid to try different cuisines, and we have amazing restaurants from all around the world.
Greek food is not only tasty but also of far better quality than that of any other European country. A few examples:
Bread is not made from frozen dough.
Honey is 100% natural and comes from bees that are never fed sugar during wintertime.
Meat is always fresh and never frozen.
Vegetables and fruits are almost organic because they come from farmers who never produce large amounts of vegetables, meaning they have no reason to use chemicals for faster growth.
This is the reason that anytime you visit a supermarket in Greece, it's impossible to find off-season vegetables and fruits.
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. My family and I 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.
Greek food is the best food in the world. The ingredients are always fresh and locally grown. I can happily eat a salad out there with just oil on it, and because the ingredients are that much better, it tastes lovely. At home, when I make a salad, I need lots of dressing as the ingredients are not local, not fresh, and covered in chemicals. Greek food is also very healthy: grilled meats with herbs and spices, fresh fish, salads!
Greek cuisine is the mother of all Mediterranean cuisines. It has an incredible variety and is simply outstandingly delicious. It's absolutely one of the tastiest cuisines in the world. Try to go to Greece and be invited by families. You will have some of the best food you will have ever tasted in your life!
Excellent use of subtle flavors in making such aromatic and delicious foods. Vietnam makes one of the best soups on the planet, and their BBQ, sandwiches, and salads rock too.
Vietnamese food is quite fresh as they use many herbs such as grassy coriander (cilantro), intense mint, and chili. The food always feels light yet filling. The fish sauce adds umami and rounds off the dish. The cuisine is healthy as it includes lots of vegetables and fewer fried foods.
Likely my favorite cuisine of them all. My favorite part of the cuisine is characterized by the use of delicious fresh basil, mint, and cilantro. Combine these with tangy, spicy Vietnamese seasoned fish sauce, and I'm in heaven. Pho has the most incredible-tasting broth of any soup in the world.
The healthiest food. The least fat/oil, more veggies (raw and fresh), not salty, plenty of dishes with their own sauces. Feel full but not heavy. Vietnamese food is a combination between tropical cuisine, Chinese influence, and French culture, as Vietnam was a colony under the French for more than 80 years.
Our food is underrated. It's so good, like jeez! Maple syrup is a famous Canadian ingredient that we add to our recipes, like maple cookies or maple bacon. We also have good fast food, like A&W, which is a fast-food burger place mostly found in Canada. We have tasty French-Canadian food like poutine - tasty fries covered in gravy and cheese! If you like seafood, Nova Scotia has amazing lobster, and Newfoundland has the best Atlantic cod ever. On the West Coast, there are millions of delicious seafood options. In Vancouver, you can eat salmon with maple syrup. On Vancouver Island, there is so much seafood like crab, salmon, prawns, and tuna, and it's all just so fresh! Canada is just so tasty - Alberta beef, West Coast salmon, East Coast lobster, and Quebec poutine!
Although I do prefer Mexican food, I have to clear up some of the comments left here because they make 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 Maritime 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, mackerel, bar clams, dulse, crab, salmon (particularly maple-candied smoked Atlantic salmon), and much more. All fresh from honest, hard-working fishermen. Don't knock Canadian food until you've tried shellfish recipes from your friendly folks on the East Coast!
I can't speak for all of Canada, but Toronto has some of the best food you will ever taste anywhere in the world. Massive competition in this mega-city has resulted in high-quality cuisine at affordable prices. The food comes from all over the world due to its very diverse population. It's very underrated because Canada is a small country population-wise.
Some of the best beef and pork in the world are raised right in Canada! Maple syrup, mac 'n' cheese, and poutine truly are Canadian staples. Not to mention that we have people from all over the world who have joined our great nation and brought their cooking styles with them. If you can think of a type of food, odds are, you can find it somewhere!
I would have to agree. Most people haven't tried many different foods. I would love to say, and be able to vote on, food from every nationality. Each cuisine is so unique and tasty in its own way!
Switzerland has delicious local dishes such as Fondue, Rösti, Raclette, and Roast. Even Risotto is Swiss. They are also inspired by their neighbors: France, Italy, and Germany. They have great wine as well. Simply delicious.
Swiss food is really better than Italian food. Italian food is just fast food.
Swiss people aren't able to cook delicious pasta or pizza. They're just able to accumulate money in their banks!
I'm a HUGE FOODIE. I've been to 24 countries, and after Morocco, it topped my list! Not only are the regional dishes themselves an incredible blend of spices, meats, veggies, and dried fruits, but the produce itself is exceptional. Even something like freshly squeezed OJ or almonds and dried fruit blew me away with its taste and freshness. Morocco tops my list.
I also love Japanese cuisine and flavors (no, it isn't just sushi), Gallego regional Spanish cuisine (the freshest seafood on earth), and Peruvian flavors, specifically from the Andes.
The best food I have ever tasted! Moroccan cuisine is just special with its variety of dishes, desserts, and drinks. Everyone is familiar with Moroccan tea. You need to try the real one ;). The mixture of salty and sweet is just a WOW! I just love it!
I believe that Moroccan gastronomy is phenomenal and extremely diversified. Tagine, Moroccan couscous, pastilla, tanjia and rfissa these are my favorites. I think that everyone should definitely taste Moroccan food. Did you try Moroccan tea? Believe me, once you try it, you'll be addicted to it and forget about morning coffee. Likewise, Moroccan food is rich in vegetables and olive oil, thus in powerful antioxidants, so it is really perfect as a healthy diet.
The French absolutely adore Moroccan cuisine, and for good reason. It's one of the best! So why isn't it as popular as others? Well, their dishes require a lot of work. We're talking 2 hours per dish! Only Moroccan women could do that, but once you try some, you'll come back for more, guaranteed!
Belgium makes fries like I've never tasted before! Just, wow! They have a lot of similar restaurants like everywhere else in Europe, but the places are usually very clean and the people are friendly. This contrasts with some places I've been in France or the Netherlands. And Belgian waffles! How can such a small country produce such a genius snack? I also love the chocolate and the "pralines." Think Swiss chocolate is the best? Guess again. It's Belgium!
The chocolate and waffles in Belgium are amazing! Belgium should be way higher on the list because of the French fries (actually, BELGIAN FRIES). It's food that everybody loves! Plus, Belgium has the most brands of beer in the world!
I am Belgian, and about French fries, nobody really knows, so let's say they are both French and Belgian. By the way, everyone says that pasta is Italian. In fact, it's not. It's actually Chinese. That's a real fact.
The best food in the whole world: Chocolate! Where is the best chocolate made? Belgium! There, you can also get waffles. What else do you need in your life?
Given that it is primarily vegetarian-based with minimal usage of oil, and when needed, olive oil is used, Lebanese cuisine stands out. It also replaces strong spices with natural aromas like sumac, lemon, olives, rose water, nuts, and thyme. Additionally, its large variety keeps you frequenting a Lebanese restaurant more than any other. For these reasons, I would vote Lebanese cuisine to be #1.
Turkish cuisine would be my #2 choice. Why is it after Lebanese? The main reasons are: (1) it contains lots of fats in the meats and grills, (2) it is less rich in meze offerings, and (3) while Turkey has Raki, Lebanon not only has the original Arak but also a great choice of wines.
Lebanese food is amazing. This is coming from an American. Like hummus? You betcha. Like cheese pizza but without sauce? Got it. Like falafel? They have that too.
You probably have never tried these, and more, but once you do, you will never leave again. If you are looking for a store in America, try Oasis. They have some Arabic/Lebanese food that will blow your mind! And I also find it funny that a lot of newcomers, aka Americans, try things like hummus or a burrito - the closest they can get to American food. Kind of disappointing, but oh well, their choice. Just try the food!
The best? Did you know the U.S. sells fake orange juice to consumers? When they say 100% orange juice, it's a lie. They remove oxygen from the orange, which eliminates all flavor. Then they add artificial flavor, which doesn't have to be listed as an ingredient. Also, their steak is often made up of different pieces of steak glued together. Additionally, 90% of American coffee contains twigs and dirt.
I'm Lebanese, and we have all kinds of restaurants: American fast food, Italian restaurants, Mexican places like Chili's, sushi restaurants, and French steak houses. I've tried them all, and even though every country has something special about their food, Lebanese cuisine is my favorite. It offers a unique combination of variety, texture, taste, authenticity, and healthiness that you just don't find in other cuisines. It's a must-try for anyone who hasn't experienced it yet.
Great use of limited resources to make some of the freshest and tastiest food around. Adopts elements from Thai, Khmer, and Vietnamese cuisines to create a truly wonderful cuisine.
Diversity and taste-wise, Turkish cuisine is one of the best in the world for sure. It's upsetting that people know Turkish cuisine only for kebab and baklava, but there's a lot more to try - from mezzes to kumpir to different types of milk-based desserts.
Think of it this way: The Ottoman Empire controlled all these Mediterranean and Slavic countries and adopted their cuisine. Throughout the years, they improved upon all the food they gained. A small shop selling food in Turkey tastes 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.
The best food in the world. The best people in the world. Turkey is an amazing country that serves as a model culture for emerging powers. Most of all, its history is rich with deep-rooted culture. I like the country and the people.
I do wish Turkey works towards democratizing its values and finds a good mix of religion and freedom. The concept of democracy and individual liberty transcends generations, cultures, national borders, and faiths. All countries in the region look to Turkey to become the modern democratic country that other countries can model themselves after.
Turkish women are beautiful, smart, and very charming. It would be a shame to see them wrapped up like burritos, as in other countries. I wish that Turkish men liberate their mothers, sisters, and wives and create a more even and equal community that respects and adheres to faith, but also the greater global community.
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.
Som lor kor ko is a mix of veggies in soup that makes Khmer food taste very traditional and captures the essence of this country. My favorite is Ah muk Trey. It is hard to find it anywhere besides this country. Thumbs up.
Just really great food. Most dishes are made with healthy ingredients. They can make vegetables absolutely delicious.
Simple, fresh ingredients, good use of local produce. Not Americanized yet, so delicious.
Cambodian food is fresh, and they use a lot of fresh fruit in desserts. Quite awesome!
An amazing confluence of Japanese and Chinese cuisines, taking the best of both influences and creating their own style. Delicious foods are available no matter where you go, and for me, they have some of the best low-key cafes around.
Taiwan can compete for the title of the best food in the world. For me, it's second only to Italian (I'm Italian). I spent a month in Taiwan and tasted more than one hundred kinds of food that were new to me. Taiwan has the best of Chinese tradition, mixed with some of the best from Japan (the island was a colony of Japan for 50 years), and combined with their unique local culture. You can try ten different dishes in a meal if you go to a night market. Dish number one for me is their dumplings, but they are also great in fish dishes, sushi, hot pot, and fried fish. What's amazing is the variety of foods, especially street food and affordable dishes. If you travel in Taiwan, you don't need a lot of money to try their best dishes. The only dish I cannot stand is "stinky tofu" because it really stinks :-)
Absolutely the best food on Earth. Everywhere you go, you can get cheap, flavorful food. Even the smallest food stand in a small alley can lead to a palate-tingling experience. The food, though it originated from China, contains flavors from Japan, Korea, as well as European nations like the Netherlands and Spain. The diverse culture and people on the island symbolize the eclectic influences and unique creations found solely in Taiwanese food.
Taiwan has the best food! They are everywhere. You can find really nice food in all price ranges (cheap: night market, expensive: 5-star restaurant). Taiwan is especially heaven for vegetarians and vegans (this is confirmed 100% by all vegetarian and vegan friends who visited Taiwan). It's so easy to find a food place that offers nice vegan food!
The best use of spices in the Western world. Plus, the salted Call of Duty dishes are simply a national treasure. There are thousands of them, and they all range from good to great. Then you come to desserts. The Pastel de Belem, Ovos Moles, and lots of other fresh and complex delicacies will make you salivate just from thinking of them, let alone seeing, smelling, and then tasting one of them.
Wine-wise, it's hard to beat a country where you can buy a bottle of decent wine for 1 Euro. And if you wish, you can also have a sip of the timeless Port and Madeira! There's a reason why Shakespeare would have characters sell their souls to the Devil for just a sip of these nectars, and why the drafting of the U.S. Constitution was celebrated with copious amounts of them!
Grilled chicken with Peri Peri sauce is second to none, offering excellent options for people who have recently had cardiac or heart surgeries. Rice with chilies is great for obtaining various vitamins, especially when paired with raw vegetable salads. It also helps prevent common colds when consumed with water, particularly when you feel the first phase of common cold symptoms setting in.
Portuguese food is among the tastiest in the entire world. The chefs are incredibly talented and offer so much variety that it's hard to choose which dish is better. They're also highly underrated. How can Chinese, English, American, and Spanish food be better than Portuguese cuisine? Portuguese food really deserves a top 5 spot.
Portugal has probably influenced most of the countries in the world. Around the year 1500, explorers set sail on what you would now consider a raft with a sheet for a sail and went around the world, discovering India and Brazil. As for the food, well, you have to try it. I bet you'll never want to try anything else, for fear of disappointment.
I just like Algerian food. It has a very good mixture of ingredients. It varies from east to west, and from north to south, and it's all good.
Algerian food is very rich, with both land and sea components. It offers various dishes by region and by season.
Amazing food, especially the sweets. The couscous and Rishta are amazing.
Best food on the planet: healthy, tasty, big selection. Complex to make.