People Describe Meals Native To Their Country That Everyone Should Try

Food and culture are often tied closely together. Tradition is built around what is available in your area. Globalization has allowed us all to have easier access to different foods from around the world however, you just can't beat locally made goods.

If you asked me what dish from the U.S. everyone needs to try ASAP I'd have to go the full Mainer on, you bub. Lobster rolls go without saying however, one in particular from a tiny shack down the coast apiece has the best. It's a toasted buttered roll with tempura-fried lobster covered in spicy Mayo, bacon, and fresh green onion tops. Pair that with an ice cold Moxie to drink and some hand-cut potato fries from the County and you got yourself a wicked good meal ayuh.

Fellow foodies this one is for you.

Redditor be4u4get wanted to know what dishes people from around the globe would recommend.

They asked:

"What is a meal native to your country that we should all try?"

The replies will have you drooling while you buy your plane ticket.

An Edinburgh breakfast…

Square sausage (also known as lorne sausage). Pair with potato scones (also a native thing) and bacon on a crispy roll, smothered in salty butter. The best Sunday morning breakfast you'll ever have.​“ jasontredecim

Gotta be a morning roll too. Damn I miss living in Edinburgh.” smakledawbed

East Africa…

“EAST AFRICAN COUNTRIES: An omelette made of fries, eggs and spices (chips mayai). Spicy sugarcane juice." Maya-Sydney

“with redgold tomato sauce." nnfhjs


​“Coxinha (breaded and deep-fried dumpling filled with chicken and, sometimes, a cream cheese-like paste called catupiry). Feijoada (a hearty pork and black beans stew served with rice and other sides). Pão de Queijo (bread balls made with tapioca flour and infused with lots of cheese). Just to name a few. Brazil has dozens of amazing dishes.” guiporto32


​“Käsespätzle with Speck. Like Mac n Cheese, but with hand made quality noodles and quality cheese like Bergkäse, emmental and cream, with bacon like bits. Goes well with beer. Germany has some great foods.” neverfarts

“Curry wurst club! On top of that, it may not be traditional but late-night doner kebab food truck is part of modern German living, like taco trucks in America.” MechaDesu


“I'm from turkey, so here is a list the you have to try: 1. Manti - Turkish dumplings 2. Lahmacun (no clue how to spell it) - kinda like pizza but with no cheese or sauce, just beef. 3. Any kebap 4. Künefe - no clue what the English word for the stuff on the outside but the inside is filled with cheese. It is a dessert, sweetened by hot sugar water (not caramel) 6. Grape leaves wrapped around rice 7. Literally any Turkish food. It's all amazing." LeopardHalit

the whole Balkan region, not just Serbia…”

Most of these that I will list will be common for the whole Balkan region, not just Serbia, but here we go: Pljeskavica - it's technically a type of burger. The patty is usually mixed pork and beef, but it can be just beef or just pork. It's served in a bun that's half bun half flat bread called a somun. It has a very open crumb, and usually some char on top and bottom.”

“Now, for fillings the most common are: sour cream, tomato slices, cucumber slices, shredded cabbage, lettuce, urnebes (a type of creamy hot condiment, I think it's made of paprika and sour cream), pickles - pretty much anything you want, but most fillings are fresh veggies. Since the patty is very thin, it will always be well done. Highly recommend this one.”

“Ćevapi - more of a Bosnian thing, but they are eaten everywhere. Some are made from pork, but traditionally they are made of 100% beef. Imagine them as 2 or 3 inch long (5 to 7 cm) casing-less sausages. They are grilled, usually until well done. They are served in a somun, with diced onion and kajmak (kinda similar to ricotta, it's made by skimming a layer that forms on the milk while it's pasteurized). Bosnians in passing, please correct if I forgot something. These are also great.”

Sarma - again, common across the Balkans, usually in different forms. The type served here in Serbia is usually made from a beef or pork mince, mixed with rice, rolled into pickled cabbage leaves (sauerkraut) and then cooked for a while. Not one of my favorite dishes, but I have been spoiled by foreign cuisine (I dislike the mix of sauerkraut and the beef/rice mix. I prefer the Greek version, made of vine leaves). Still a classic."

"And I have to give a mention of krompiruša. It isn't a Serbian dish, it's from Bosnia, but it's my absolute favorite thing. It's a pie, made of thin dough that's made and stretched by hand. The dough is then filled with grated potato, most commonly with just black pepper and salt and some oil, then closed into a sausage shaped.... sausage of dough and potato. It's then spiraled into a round baking sheet, and either baked in a normal oven, or a sač (a metal dome, placed on top of the pie, it's then covered in hot coals and baked like that)."

"The dough on top is nice and crispy and crunchy, while the bits that were touching are nice and chewy. It's usually eaten with yogurt (our yogurt is much runnier, almost like kefir). I've probably missed a few steps, but my Bosnian grandma hasn't taught me how to make it yet. BTW, this dish makes zero sense to me (from a culinary sense). If you eat it without the yogurt, it's literally just carbs and a bit of fat. It's a calorie bomb with little nutritional value. The yogurt adds some protein and fat, but that's about it. Again, highly recommend this, it's one of my favorite dishes to eat." RaccKing21


“(Lithuania) Saltibarsciai / Cold borscht This garishly pink soup is incredible popular, particularly in summer when the weather can be quite hot. ... It is made using a cultured milk called kefir (kefyras in Lithuanian), which is like a cross between yoghurt and buttermilk.” ​edgarb159

Eastern Europe…

Плов - Plov (Pilau, Pilaf) is a popular food in eastern Europe, although popular in different varieties around the world, obviously. The particular kind I'm used to is made by first essentially cooking a soup with just enough liquid to cover the meat and veggies, then placing a layer of rice on top, adding more water (carefully to not disturb rice layer) to go ~1 inch above the rice, and lastly covering with a towel and lid to let it steam until the rice is finished.”

“You end up with a layer of rice on top of your meat and vegetables. Popular ingredients include pork, carrots (turns your rice orange), onion, a whole bulb of garlic (sliced in half, placed face down on the rice before adding water), and cumin. Very tasty and you can obviously add more veggies, spices, and/or proteins. Plus, sour cream on the side for extra flavor. It kind of ends up looking like Indian yellow rice or a Spanish paella in the end.” weatherdog

New Zealand…

​“Aotearoa/New Zealand. Hangi is a pit you dig then line with coals and layer an animal and vegetables from thickest to thinnest then bury it all and wait for the whole day until it'd time to dig it up and eat it all with 100 of your favorite people. Not really a meal but anything that comes out of there tastes good.” imrzzz


​“As an Egyptian myself I recommend 3 things Breakfast - Ful Medames with some hummus and falafel. Lunch - Koshary, A mix of rice and lentils (sometimes macaroni) and tomato sauce on the side or you can try Mulukhiyah and riceReaperSSO

Sounds like some good dishes to add to the bucket list. Thinking of all the different spices has us getting a little hungry. What was your favorite suggestion?

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