Enjoying culinary delights is one of the best parts of travelling, but that doesn’t mean that one cannot try those same dishes right at home. It requires a step away from the old routine and challenge oneself with these recipes from around the world.
Hungarian goulash is a delicious comfort food dating back centuries, originally cooked by shepherds. Filled with beef and onions and spiced with traditional Hungarian paprika, this stew is best served with dinner rolls, spaetzle (small egg noodle dumplings), or mashed potatoes.
Moroccan couscous Bidaoui is a popular variation of Moroccan couscous: it is known as Couscous with Seven Vegetables. This stewed dish makes for a rich, fulfilling meal.
Vietnamese phở bò is a classic beef soup beloved worldwide, phở bò is at its core a richly spiced bone broth with herbs and rice noodles. This dish takes one directly back to Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital and home to the original bowl of pho.
Austrian Wiener schnitzel is the signature dish of veal translates to “Viennese cutlet” in German and is the culinary pride of Vienna. Though deep-fried and covered in breadcrumbs, the meat maintains a delicate taste and is hugely popular.
Japanese ramen is the first dish one meets in world-class ramen restaurants to satisfy every craving. The three basic flavours are shio (salt), shoyu (soy sauce), and miso (fermented soybean paste). It is a dish the Japanese swear by.
Thai tom yum soup is a clear and amazing hot and sour soup. This clear broth or creamy milk version is absolutely fantastic. The Thai trio of herbs—lemongrass, galangal and kaffir lime leaves—are key to its signature flavour.
Brazilian picanha steak is also known as Coulotte steaks. Picanha in Portuguese means “a cut of meat sourced from the top sirloin,” a favourite in Brazilian cuisine. The butchers are trained to cut this special piece for consumers.
Lebanese falafels is protein-heavy vegetarian treat is served with hummus or tahini sauce and can be found across the Middle East. Each variety is slightly different, but the Lebanese tend to use both fava beans and chickpeas.
Greek gyros is loaded chicken gyros, full of tasty Greek flavours, make a filling meal all on their own! This dish is a cooking treat with proceeding from the yogurt-marinated chicken tenders to the homemade tzatziki sauce that is enjoyed at home.
Spanish paella is very popular in the port city of València, on Spain’s eastern coast that claims to be the birthplace of this country’s most famous, staple meal. Its core ingredients are Spanish round rice, fresh seafood, and saffron. The dish is pan-fried and easy for everyone to enjoy.
Nigerian jollof rice is rich, tasty West African meal made in one pot and is remarkably versatile. The key is building up flavour in the base with diverse spices and tomato paste. TW