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Top 10 International Cuisines

Delicious food is made all over the world and every region has its own characteristics. From the hot and spicy Asian kitchen,..

Delicious food is made all over the world and every region has its own characteristics. From the hot and spicy Asian kitchen, through the exquisitely staged dishes of France to the barbeques of Northen America you can be ensured to never go hungry if you are open and willing to try new taste experiences. It is impossible to objectively decide which cuisine is most delicious, but if you consider your taste buds, they know what will make you mouth water.

  • 1st

    Italian

    Home of the pasta and the pizza, Italian food is simple dishes with only a few ingredients but of extraordinary quality. Tomatoes and basil, olive oil and Prosciutto de Parma are typical Italian products. Full Italian meals have been known to contain ten different courses from Aperitivo to Caffe. Italians are also known for their fondness of desserts like cheese, cake, icecream, fruit, sweets and cookies.

    Received 102 points in total, and 15% votes.
  • 2nd

    Indian

    Hot curries with lots of chili and a side of raita to cool down. Dishes are based on rice and often vegetarian or with sea food. Coriander, ginger, cumin, cardamon, saffron and nutmeg a favored flavour makers.

    Received 100 points in total, and 14% votes.
  • 3rd

    Turkish

    Turkish cuisine is largely the heritage of Ottoman cuisine, which can be described as a fusion and refinement of Central Asian, Caucasian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Balkan cuisines. Turkish cuisine has in turn influenced those and other neighbouring cuisines, including those of Western Europe. The Ottomans fused various culinary traditions of their realm with influences from Middle Eastern cuisines, along with traditional Turkic elements from Central Asia (such as yogurt), creating a vast array of specialities - many with strong regional associations.
    Received 70 points in total, and 7% votes.
  • 4th

    Mexican

    Chicken, tamales, tortillas, gorditas, corn, rice and beans are the basics of Mexican food. Spiced up with lots of chili, cinnamon, cumin, garlic and onions. Sweet potatoes, peanuts, avokado, guava, tomato and chocolate also find their way into mexican meals.

    Received 66 points in total, and 8% votes.
  • 5th

    Thai

    Stir-fried rice and noodle dishes with lots of vegetables and curry-sauces. Chili is widely used as well as thai basil, lemon grass and coconut.

    Received 57 points in total, and 6% votes.
  • 6th

    Greek

    Lamb, sea food, olives, tomatoes and Feta cheese. Greek food consist of pita, gyros, tzatziki and souvlaki often served with Retsina or Ouzo. Garlic, mint, thyme, oregano and honey are often used as flavour makers.

    Received 53 points in total, and 4% votes.
  • 7th

    Japanese

    You cannot avoid the sushi, but Japanese cooking is so much more. Based on noodles or rice the Japanese meals are usually made of sea food, tofu or vegetables. Ingredients are grilled, simmered, deep-fried, steamed, dressed or raw (sashimi).

    Received 52 points in total, and 4% votes.
  • 8th

    Chinese

    Most meals are served in bite-sized pieces ready to be picked up by chopsticks. Basics include rice and noodles. Meat includes every variety known to man. Vegetables including chilies are always a part of the dishes as well as fish sauce.

    Received 43 points in total, and 5% votes.
  • 9th

    French

    Home of the gourmet meal and the Michelin Guide, French cooking is known for its class and superb ingredients. Onions, foie gras, truffles, sea food, crossaints and the baguette, everything arranged with exceptional attention to detail and served with a glass of wine.

    Received 34 points in total, and 4% votes.
  • 10th

    Spanish

    Paella and tapas, stews, chorizo, serrano ham, beans and sea food. Spanish food is also potato tortillas and Gazpacho soup.

    Received 31 points in total, and 3% votes.

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  • 11th

    Lebanese

    Lebanese cuisine includes an abundance of starches, whole grain, fruits, vegetables, fresh fish and seafood; animal fats are consumed sparingly. Poultry is eaten more often than red meat. When red meat is eaten it is usually lamb on the coast, and goat meat in the mountain regions. It also includes copious amounts of garlic and olive oil, often seasoned by lemon juice, olive oil, herbs, garlic and lemon are typical flavors found in the Lebanese diet.

    Received 26 points in total, and 3% votes.
  • 12th

    Arab

    Couscous, shish kebab, hummus, baklawa and falaffel. Dates, garlic, yogurt, rice and lots of spices like cinnamon, safran, cumin and saffron make up the Arabian cuisine. Salad is often served as a side dish.

    Received 23 points in total, and 2% votes.
  • 13th

    German

    Potatoes, pork, beef and poultry - often pot-roasted - provide the meals for many Germans. Sausages, sauerkraut and strudel are also widely eaten. Served with a mug of beer.

    Received 18 points in total, and 1% votes.
  • 14th

    Caribbean

    Rice, chicken and seafood are everywhere in the Caribbean cuisine. Vegetables and fruits like papaya, lime and mango are parts of many dishes as well as coconut, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon.

    Received 17 points in total, and 1% votes.
  • 15th

    English

    Fish and chips, pies and stews are the foods often associated with The British Isles. English breakfast consisting of white beans, bacon, tomatoes, scrambled eggs, sausages and hash browns are also widely known worldwide.

    Received 17 points in total, and 2% votes.
  • 20th

    North American

    Hot dogs, burgers, hot wings, french fries and spareribs are commonly identified with the North American barbeque food style. Soup, sea food, chicken and a good steak are also commonly eaten, but like most other thing in North America the cuisine is a melting pot of different tastes brought in from all over the world.

    Received 11 points in total, and 1% votes.
  • 22th

    Middle Eastern

    Based on vegetables, beans, nuts, fruit, meat and the sesami paste tahini. Dishes include the meze - a collection of many small tapas-like dishes served together - falaffel, hummus, kofta and Baba Ghanoush.

    Received 6 points in total, and 1% votes.
  • 26th

    Russian

    Fish, game, mushrooms and root vegetables form the basics of Russian cuisine. Soups like the Borsch made out of beets and tomatoes are widely recognised. Meat is usually boiled or baked. Blini and pirozhki also originate from Russia. Meals are often served with a drink of vodka.

    Received 5 points in total, and 1% votes.
  • 27th

    African

    Rice, grains, vegetables, milk and all kinds of meat. Fruit is a valuable part of many meals. Maize and peanuts are widely used as well as chilies and sweet potatoes.

    Received 3 points in total, and 1% votes.
  • 28th

    Australian

    Australian cuisine is severely influenced by globalisation, but barbequed meats of all varieties including kangaroo and emu are often associated with Australia. Other dishes include roast meats, vegetables, casseroles, pasta, risotto and curries.

    Received 3 points in total, and 1% votes.
  • 31th

    South American

    Potatoes, rice, maize, quinoa, sea food, lamb, venison, cassava, fruits and vegetables. Empanadas, sandwiches, schnitzels, pasta and beef steaks are also enjoyed although with large regional differences.

    Received 0 points in total, and 0% votes.
  • 33th

    Scandinavian

    Potatoes and minced meat often in a thick butter-based brown gravy. Fish and porridge made of rye or rice is part of many meals. A new gourmet cuisine is dawning in Scandinavia and Danish restaurant Noma won the San Pellegrino Award as the best restaurant in the world in 2010.

    Received -1 points in total, and 0% votes.

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Italian Home of the pasta and the pizza, Italian food is simple dishes with only a few ingredients but of extraordinary quality. Tomatoes and basil, olive oil and Prosciutto de Parma are typical Italian products. Full Italian meals have been known to contain ten different courses from Aperitivo to Caffe. Italians are also known for their fondness of desserts like cheese, cake, icecream, fruit, sweets and cookies.
2020/09/23 12:27
Indian Hot curries with lots of chili and a side of raita to cool down. Dishes are based on rice and often vegetarian or with sea food. Coriander, ginger, cumin, cardamon, saffron and nutmeg a favored flavour makers.
2020/09/23 12:28
Turkish Turkish cuisine is largely the heritage of Ottoman cuisine, which can be described as a fusion and refinement of Central Asian, Caucasian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Balkan cuisines. Turkish cuisine has in turn influenced those and other neighbouring cuisines, including those of Western Europe. The Ottomans fused various culinary traditions of their realm with influences from Middle Eastern cuisines, along with traditional Turkic elements from Central Asia (such as yogurt), creating a vast array of specialities - many with strong regional associations.
2020/09/23 12:28
Mexican Chicken, tamales, tortillas, gorditas, corn, rice and beans are the basics of Mexican food. Spiced up with lots of chili, cinnamon, cumin, garlic and onions. Sweet potatoes, peanuts, avokado, guava, tomato and chocolate also find their way into mexican meals.
2020/09/23 12:28
Thai Stir-fried rice and noodle dishes with lots of vegetables and curry-sauces. Chili is widely used as well as thai basil, lemon grass and coconut.
2020/09/23 12:28
Greek Lamb, sea food, olives, tomatoes and Feta cheese. Greek food consist of pita, gyros, tzatziki and souvlaki often served with Retsina or Ouzo. Garlic, mint, thyme, oregano and honey are often used as flavour makers.
2020/09/23 12:28
Japanese You cannot avoid the sushi, but Japanese cooking is so much more. Based on noodles or rice the Japanese meals are usually made of sea food, tofu or vegetables. Ingredients are grilled, simmered, deep-fried, steamed, dressed or raw (sashimi).
2020/09/23 12:28
Chinese Most meals are served in bite-sized pieces ready to be picked up by chopsticks. Basics include rice and noodles. Meat includes every variety known to man. Vegetables including chilies are always a part of the dishes as well as fish sauce.
2020/09/23 12:28
French Home of the gourmet meal and the Michelin Guide, French cooking is known for its class and superb ingredients. Onions, foie gras, truffles, sea food, crossaints and the baguette, everything arranged with exceptional attention to detail and served with a glass of wine.
2020/09/23 12:28
Spanish Paella and tapas, stews, chorizo, serrano ham, beans and sea food. Spanish food is also potato tortillas and Gazpacho soup.
2020/09/23 12:28