Travel makes for interesting food discoveries and experiences. While there are restaurants that specialize on international cuisines around the world, nothing beats the experience of savoring traditional cuisines in places that created them. If you love culinary trips and adventures, here are six of the best countries to visit for food.
India’s rich culture and heritage are just two of the many great reasons to visit it at least once in your lifetime. And there is the food. Indian cuisine is so diverse with many of its regions and cities boasting a wide array of delicious food to explore. Delhi and Mumbai are great places to start for a foodie adventure with the cities’ street food scene providing many opportunities for some amazing culinary experiences. The Rajasthani cuisine in Jaipur, Hyderabadi dum biryani, Awadhi cuisine in Lucknow, and the Bengali food in Kolkata are also worth a trip.
Food in Japan is an experience unto itself. The Japanese take their food seriously and the much touted attention to detail extends to the country’s cuisine. This is a place where aesthetics often intersect and meet taste and flavor. With so many dishes and treats to try, Japan is a haven for foodies.
Pasta, pizza, pastries, cheese, and wine – these are just some of the best things that Italy has to offer and then some. The country is synonymous with food and travel. It is a place where you cannot really separate both. Food is deeply embedded in any worthwhile travel experience around Italy.
The anticipation is part of the Moroccan cuisine experience. There is nothing hurried about preparing Moroccan food. Leave the “fastfood” expectations behind and immerse yourself in the delightful experience of slow food cooking. Try not to leave without tasting some of the country’s must-try dishes and drinks like b’ssara, b’stilla, couscous, fish chermoula, harira, kefta tagine, mint tea, and the Moroccan street food in Djemaa el-Fna square in Marrakech.
Peru may not be among the most popular culinary destinations in the world like Italy or Thailand. But it is increasingly getting more attention than it used to. A growing number of Peruvian restaurants are taking the world by storm. Get a taste of traditional cuisines in Peru and make sure to try some of the country’s best like causa, ceviche, lomo saltado, and the Peruvian roast style chicken among others.
Korean food is as diverse and rich as its Asian neighbors China and Japan. There is no dearth of dining options and dishes to choose from. The list of not-to-be-missed food is long, but make sure to get a taste of some of the country’s best like bibimbap, kimchi, pajeon, and tteokbokki.