Thinking about “hot” food, then think about Thai cuisine. These foods bring the heat literally; they’re all in one spicy, crunchy, chewy, slippery, sour and salty. Their dishes have five main tastes found throughout the globe in other foods. Rice is their staple food, like most countries in the region. In fact, when translated, the name “food” in Thai means “eating rice.”
It is safe to assume that Thai cuisine, due to the influence of food countries in the region, is a combination of different flavors. It’s close to China, Indonesia, and Malaysia, some of the world’s leading food destinations.
And what’s even better, you don’t have to go to fancy restaurants to try it out because Thailand undoubtedly has the world’s best street food. Love! Enjoy!
9. SOUTH AFRICA
Durban, South Africa is one of the world’s leading destinations for foodies. Among other dishes, it has fantastic street delicacies that give it access to our list of leading food countries. The streets boom with sweets when sumptuous meals are delivered by restaurants. The cuisines are a mixture of origin from Afrikaner, Zulu and Indian.
Did you know that in culinary schools around the globe one of the most frequently taught cuisines has a French origin?
That comes to most as a surprise. Okay, given that French fries are a favorite for most people around the world, it should be expected. The word that best describes French cuisine is “contemporary.” Due to the innovativeness shown in their cooking, it features among the top food countries. Their staple food is cheese; Bisque, Macarons, and terrine are famous delicacies.
Like China, Japan is meticulous about their cooking in everything they do. Their indigenous culture and traditions have also been maintained. When forks and knives are used by the rest of the world, they still use chopsticks. What’s even more interesting is that when they enjoy food from their country, they made the rest of the world follow suit. Probably you had Sake, Ramen, Sushi, Tempura, Unagi or Sashimi–some of their favorites–and you did that with chopsticks.
Note, however, that their cuisines are so diverse. It’s because of the distinct divisions of geography. White rice is their basic food, which is combined for a complete meal with other dishes.