Top 10 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.
It gets a worst reputation than it deserves (the worst food in the world is obviously found in the Netherlands), but still it's not great generally. Scotland is particularly bad despite some amazing products.
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 has got to be a joke. Some of the best meat and fish in the world. If you're rating the food by the average restaurant, you're going to be very very disappointed. Fortunately, there has been a big awakening to home-cooked food in the last few years! We do fantastic pies, stews, puddings (desserts), pastries and cheeses. Remember, we didn't even have a potato until the 16th century, let alone a tomato. We basically lived on turnips, oats, grains, and whatever fruit and veg would grow in this pretty harsh climate. I think to put Britain as the worst in the world is totally unfair and extremely ignorant.
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!
It is so hard to find food without chemicals. you can never ever find food in the grocery store that isn't processed. you can never avoid chemicals in the us. there are some good foods in America like buffalo wings, texas bbq, or even fried chicken, but most of them just sucks. it is so bad that the McDonald's in Europe/Asia is more nutritional than a regular us meal.
We should get this (or any other item on this list except for Japan, Italy and Mexico) higher than United Kingdom on this list because United Kingdom food is usually better than United States food and most other countries food too.
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).
Used to eat taste too many kinds of co called 'Soviet Union' dishes... and I got nothing good or yummy to remember (but sweets and candies, as a kid only)..
Come on...things like Shuba, Holodetz and Siliodka?.. whats the thing with those dishes that have to SWIM in so much mayo?
And if I'm eating a jello I would expect it to be for desert and without chicken legs sticking out of it.
I can think of worse but that should do.
I was lucky to be half Moldovan/Romanian, because their food really is awesome.
Or even luckier for me was moving to Israel when I was 5, there I discovered the Middle Eastern food, and I can not think of a better cuisine than that.
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.
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.
No, Italy is definitely not the best place for food. For Italian food, maybe, and even... But 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.
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.
Italian are really poor considering food, only made with flour and water and you have a pizza and you have pasta. You add disgusting tomato concentrate and you have a full pizza margarita and bolognese. WAOOOHHH... So low level. And what else in this country, nothing. When you back from there you just need to quickly eat at least 23 Burgers.. (They do not have burgers, mad people..). Even in the rest of Europe you find Burgers and lots of other dishes.
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!
So true...! They literally eat Vodka Dishes for breakfast I just looked it up!
Bland and unoriginal.
Dude I tried to eat three different dishes from Ukraine and I gagged on every bite
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.
Stodgy, tasteless, miserable portions, decomposing cabbage, tripe, frozen fries - what more is there to say...
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.
I have bene to Oslo several times and asked locals where to try traditional Norwegian food... and nobody was able to guide me, apparently there were no traditional restaurants. Ultimately we tried whale stake, but for sure it didn't worth the money and they have something that looks like toffee cheese, but it is neither toffee nor cheese.
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.
Chinese cuisine and recipes are good, but food in china is dirty and chemical, so many people died because of eating in China...one of my friend went to emergency room and spent 2 nights in the hospital while visiting China/after having food there, please beware of the food there...
I am Italian and Chinese IS BAD FOOD, they say they have invented pasta but this is not the true, we have Italians invented the pasta, the pizza and they are the most good food in the world. We have invented more than 70% of things in the world. WE ARE THE BEST, China THE WORST.
The food here is a what we will all be eating in 100 years, it's like NASA, everything is over processed, colored, sugared, and treated. It's very unfortunate that such a vast country has destroyed its food so terribly.
Yes Chinese eat gross stuff but at the same time have good food as well I've never tasted Chinese food but most people love it. I consider China as top 10 countries who eat disgusting food stuff thing... ?
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.
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!
Nacho's taste like chips a little. Mexico became more fatter than America has in 2013.
Maybe because of there food nutrients.
I'm Australian and I don't hate America, but I hate Russia, Albania, North Korea, Afghanistan. And I like America (USA), Canada, Italy, China, Japan, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.
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
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?
All just gross sour meat and some rice. You never see filipino restaurants considering the fact so many filipinos live abroad because their food sucks.
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.
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.
These people eat cakes cut with the dirt they walk upon.
Haitian people are know to eating bizarre and disgusting food
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.
Listen I like Indian food too... But what you realize when you're there is that all the food IS THE EXACT SAME THING. Also, the "everyone gets sick in India" thing is completely true. I got so sick there, and we had a guide whose jobs was to make sure we only ate at good places, that I had to be hospitalized back in the US. It's been 2 years and I still have problems because of it.
Never tasted Indian food, but it sure does look horrible! That disgusting food includes fried scorpions and they have also been known to put scorpions and other arachnids in candy and Popsicles.
Indian food is terrible. I hate pretty much all of it. Sorry to all the guys that are so indignant, but this country's lousy food deserves to be where it is in the top ten.
The Dutch must stop dipping their food in the canals and maybe they can have good food once in a while. Uninspiring, bland mish-mash rotten barrel excuse of a "cuisine". Heavy quoted right there.
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...
Mediocre to awful traditional food. Even the foreign food I tasted was not great in the Netherlands.
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
I Hate its food
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 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.
Stayed in Quarantine here, some of the worst food I've even laid my eyes on. Tadpoles fried served with raw pigeon eggs and to top it off a nice bowel of soup with a piece of Chinese cabbage in it. No creativity in Koreans dishes whatsoever a special needs kola might even be more creative. I forgot to mention the portion sizes…. Enough to feed a 5yr old kid maybe and his stomach would still be rumbling after half an hour.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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Nothing but spanish food
Really heavy food