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One of the most memorable aspects of traveling is a country’s food. It’s the easiest and fastest way to immerse yourself in the destination since cuisine plays an integral part in defining a nation’s culture. Here’s a sampling of some of the world’s most beloved dishes, from popular street foods to traditional classics!
Australia: Meat Pie This pastry stuffed with minced meat, onion, mushrooms, or other ingredients can be found all over Australia. Eat it as locals do by topping it with tomato sauce.
Belgium: Moules Frites This quintessential Belgian dish, typically served from September to February, is simply a big, steamy pot of mussels and a side of crispy, golden French fries.
Canada: Poutine It might not be a looker, but this savory concoction made up of gravy, fries, and cheese curds has grown into a symbol of cultural pride across Canada.
Jamaica: Jerk Jerk is a style of cooking where meat is rubbed or marinated with a very hot spice mixture that includes allspice, Scotch bonnet peppers, and other ingredients and is traditionally applied to pork or chicken.
Peru: Ceviche This Peruvian dish is made up of chunks of raw fish marinated in lime juice with onions, chili peppers, salt, and oil. Traditionally, ceviche is served at room temperature with sides like corn, potatoes, and a cold beer.
Scotland: Haggis Eaten to celebrate Burns Night, haggis is a savory pudding that contains sheep's pluck - heart, liver, and lungs - that’s encased in the animal's stomach to cook, though now an artificial casing is often used instead.
Spain: Paella This Spanish national rice dish is usually made with a wide variety of chicken and seafood combined with saffron and rice. The name of a dish comes from the Latin word patella, meaning “frying pan.”
Vietnam: Pho A popular street food in Vietnam, Pho (pronounced "fuh") is a broth-based soup filled with fresh rice noodles and meat.