It’s no secret that one of my great passions is food. I love making my own dishes, but I especially like trying new cuisines. While generic dishes are alright and taste nice, sometimes it’s more fun to try different things. So, I’ve compiled a short list of some of the best cuisines in the world that you should try:
The South African cuisine is something that remains almost a secret in other countries. Not many people will have heard of South African food, or even know what it consists of. For those who don’t know, South African cuisine is a very meat orientated thing. The most famous part of the food in South Africa are their versions of, what we would call, a barbecue. In SA, it’s known as a braai and Buzz South Africa even go as far as to say an Austalian BBQ can’t even compare to it! At the centre of every SA dish is a rich blend of spices and flavour. If you like your meat to pack a punch, then try attending a braai once in your life! For those who don’t like spice, don’t worry, there’s still plenty of food for you to enjoy too.
One of the world’s most popular cuisines and with good reason! If you walked down the street and asked who’d eaten Italian food before, everyone would put their hands up. The culture in Italy is born around home-cooked family meals. And this extends to the food too. There’re hearty kinds of pasta and gnocchi, as well as delicious pizza. Ah yes, pizza, the most famous of all Italian dishes. Nothing even comes close to a proper Italian pizza, sorry Papa Johns! The beauty of Italian food is that it tastes so good, but is easy to make too. So, if you want a taste of Italy, it’s easy to conjure up in your kitchen. You’ll usually find all the ingredients and herbs you need in your local supermarkets.
There are plenty of great, Asian, cuisines to tickle your taste buds. It was a toss up between Chinese, Japanese and Thai, but I went for the latter. The reason being, it’s perhaps the more unique of the three. There’s so much aromatic flavour in Thai food; it’s incredible. One of my favourite Thai dishes is a chicken massaman curry. This is a hearty curry that has lovely little potatoes and a spicy peanut sauce – delicious! That’s what you get with Thai food, a lot of spice and flavour. It’s become a popular cuisine over the last decade and no doubt there will be a Thai restaurant near you to try!
This name doesn’t refer to a country, but rather a combination of two countries. Tex-Mex cuisine largely consists of Mexican dishes that have been adopted over the border in America. It’s the American influence that has led to this cuisine become so popular over the years. What’s great about this food is that there’re so many amazing things to choose from. You have burritos, fajitas, quesadillas, chimichangas; the list goes on! Spice is the key to a great Tex-Mex dish, and this cuisine is famous for its hot sauces.