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Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures and food is life’s greatest temptations, so it’s no wonder why people are drawn to the things that aren’t always good for them. Food is what gives the human body the energy to function, but too much of it can also lead to health complications. But this hasn’t stopped people from going on food trips or binge-eating.
The eagerness to make new things and the love for food have led humans to create the most amazing dishes. Check out then these 10 of the best dishes from all over the world that you should try at least once in your life.
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Although it is simple food, pho is Vietnam’s pride. The national dish consists of broth, fresh rice noodles, some herbs, and either chicken or beef. Pho is a popular street food in Vietnam but is considered a high-class meal served in restaurants around the world. Its simplicity is what lifts the greater sum of its other parts—fragrance, taste, and balance.
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This traditional Spanish dish is usually made up of rice, seafood, and vegetables cooked and served in a giant skillet. It is a perfect dish to serve during a big gathering. Insider, an American financial and business news website, says the growth of paella in popularity has become synonymous with Spanish culture.
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Bread lovers shouldn’t miss the chance of tasting this flaky, buttery pastry from one of the leading countries when it comes to cuisine. The bread’s crescent shape is what makes it unique and the softness that comes when you take a bite is unrivaled. CNN says it is the perfect match to a cup of strong coffee, along with a spoonful or two of sweet raspberry jam.
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Full English Breakfast (England)
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and a full English-style breakfast is something you shouldn’t miss. It has a little bit of everything from hashbrowns, baked beans, roasted vegetables, protein food, such as sausage and egg to a slice of bread. Wash all of those down with a cup of coffee or tea and you’re good to start your morning.
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Bunny Chow (South Africa)
There are no rabbits in this popular and loved street food, even though the name suggests it. Instead, South Africa’s bunny chow is made of super-spicy curry usually with lamb or chicken as the main ingredient. It is served in a hollowed-out half- or quarter-loaf of white bread filled to the brim with the curry.
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A cold weather calls for something warm and soothing. The hot broth and freshly made noodles in Japan’s ramen are perfect to answer that calling. There’s a variety of flavors to choose from and there are also various toppings you can add, making ramen one of the most versatile dishes out there.
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Be it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, a taco is a perfect dish to fill you up nicely. Small chunks of grilled beef in oil along with guacamole, salsa, onions, cilantro, or anything you want all packed in a fresh, handmade tortilla? That’s the ideal food that shows versatility and variety.
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Baklava (Middle East)
This rich, sweet dessert pastry can definitely satisfy anyone with a craving for sweets if they are in the Middle East. Baklava is made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and then sweetened, all held together with either syrup or honey. It can also be found in Central Asia, Caucasus, Balkans, and Central Asia.
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Chili crab (Singapore)
Aside from taking a selfie with the Merlion, trying the chili crab should be on your to-do list when visiting Singapore. Preparing a crab can come in many ways, but CNN says chili crab is still a best seller in the city-state. Careful though, the chili-tomato sauce tends to splatter so you might want to keep a hanky close by to wipe yourself of any unwanted stains.
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Chicken tikka masala (India)
This classic Indian is paired with naan bread, which is dipped in the creamy tomato sauce of the chicken tikka masala. Chunks of roasted chicken are submerged in a spiced curry sauce, usually creamy and orange in color and seasoned with many spices. Aside from the chicken, the dish’s ingredients are yogurt, cream, tomato, and coconut.