Almost every country has its national dish, an iconic meal that is the most widely eaten thing within its borders. National dishes are part of a nation’s identity and culture and also a popular subject of foreign visitors. When you travel abroad, you always want to taste the most famous culinary dish of the visited country. As a little inspiration, we made a list of 25 outstanding national dishes you will definitely want to try.
www.forbes.com Since pizza is well-known all over the world, there is no need to introduce this popular dish. Instead, we will tell you about the possible origin of the archetypal pizza type – Pizza Margherita. The legend has it that Pizza Margherita was invented in 1889, when the Royal Palace of Capodimonte commissioned the Neapolitan pizza maker Raffaele Esposito to create a pizza in honor of the visiting Queen Margherita. Of the three different pizzas he created, she preferred a pie in the colors of the Italian flag: red (tomato), green (basil), and white (mozzarella). Supposedly, this kind of pizza was then named after her as “Pizza Margherita”.
en.wikipedia.org Although originated and most popular in Jamaica, this savory meal is also widely-eaten n the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. To prepare the dish, salt cod is sauteed with boiled ackee (nutritious fruit with a buttery-nutty flavor), onions, tomatoes, and spices. It is usually served as breakfast or dinner with breadfruit, hard dough bread, dumplings, or boiled green bananas. It is often washed down with coconut water.
culinaria.culturamix.com The basic ingredients of this hearty and very tasty dish are beans with fresh pork or beef. Brazilian feijoada is prepared with black beans, a variety of pork or beef products, such as pork trimmings, bacon, or smoked pork ribs, and at least two types of smoked sausage and jerked beef. It is customary to serve it with white rice and oranges, the latter to help with digestion.
www.worldfranchisecentre.com Originated in Turkey, where street vendors have been shaving crispy meat from a vertical spit, Kebab has become one of the most popular fast food dishes in most European countries. The traditional meat for kebab is lamb, but depending on local tastes and religious prohibitions, other meats may include beef, goat, chicken, pork or even fish. It is usually served in pita or sandwich.