Top 7 Foods You MUST Try at Least Once


Here are the top dishes from countries all over the world that every foodie should try.

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1. Kimchi

Kimchi is a Korean food that Koreans can never live without. Every household, every dining table, in every meal, a plate of kimchi is always served. Kimchi has different variations but the most common one is made of fermented cabbage, radish and scallions. It's usually seasoned with red pepper, pepper paste, ginger, garlic, fish sauce, kelp powder, shrimps and sugar to sweeten it a bit. Not many can stomach the taste because of the smell from the fermentation though.

2. Ramen

Still originating from Asian countries, Ramen has made its way to the west in Styrofoam cups of sorts. But, one should try the father of all noodle soups, Japanese Ramen. The noodles are doused in meat broth and topped with eggs, meat slices, dried seaweed and green onions. Soy sauce or Miso is used to add flavor.

3. Ceviche

This Peruvian dish is a representative of the beautiful country. It showcases what the country has to offer with fresh seafood marinated in lime juice and chili. It is served with boiled sweet potato and corn kernels. There are also places where they serve the Best Peruvian Meals in OC.

4. Lechon

Lechon is a highlight in most feasts in the Philippines. The Filipinos roast a whole pig for hours until the meat is tender and the skin is crispy. Along with the sweet sauce it comes with, the whole pig occupies the center of the table and it is only sliced when the eating starts.

5. Cheese Fondue

The blend of carefully chosen cheeses makes this one of the most wide-spread originals from Switzerland. It can make a simple toast taste exquisite after dipping it in the melted cheese.

6. Holubsti

This is an old-fashioned dish that showcases the traditions of Ukraine. Meat, raisins and mushrooms are wrapped in pre-cooked cabbage. Sauce of tomato juice, butter, salt and pepper is poured on the cabbage roll before baked.

7. Escargot

Snails are delicacies in France. Butter, shallots, garlic, lemon juice and some parsley are mixed to make a sauce. A scoop of the sauce is then put inside the shell and baked. In France, they serve it with the shells. However, in restaurants in other parts of the world, they prefer to remove the shell to make it look more appetizing.

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