As the British playwright Bernard Shaw said, there is no love more honest than the love of food. It is difficult to disagree with him, seeing a huge number of amazing dishes that humanity has come up with. But which ones are the most delicious?
CNN reporters at risk for the waist have tasted many dishes around the world – and selected from the 15 of the most delicious dishes in the world, which we will tell you about now.
15.Pastel de nata, Portugal
These little cups of puff pastry with custard inside are perhaps the most delicious derivative of … washing. Legend has it that Portuguese nuns once used egg white to starch their robes.
Only the yolks remained, which were used to prepare these unusually tasty cakes. Gourmets have even honored them with the title of one of the seven gastronomic wonders of Portugal!
Culinary experts from CNN called one of the most delicious dishes in the world “pies”, which can cause Homeric laughter from any Slav. But let’s forgive the Americans for culinary ignorance – after all, the main thing is the taste, not the name.
And the dumplings in Poland are simply stunning. “Pockets” of unleavened dough, whose simple taste only emphasizes juicy fillings, can be filled with anything – from vegetables (potatoes, sauerkraut) to meat (beef, lamb, pork, chicken, etc.) and fruits and berries (cherries, currants, apples and much more).
They are served on the table with ghee, sour cream, fried onions. Most often, dumplings are steamed, although recently many people prefer them fried.
CNN experts believe that the delicious guilt that accompanies you as you run your teeth into this sweet and fatty incarnation of calories makes it taste even better. If only possible.
12.Corn on the cob, the whole world
Getting the right kernels out of the corncob is an art. You feel at the same time a refined esthete who enjoys the “simple taste” and a cave savage who has found what he has eaten.
Perhaps it is this primal sensation that has made boiled (or steamed) corn cobs one of the world’s favorite foods.
11.Piri Piri chicken, Mozambique
South African restaurant chain Nando’s was the first to popularize this dish among the general population, and from there it spread throughout the world. But for the original Piri-Piri, it is better to go home, to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique.
There you will find a sumptuous feast of chicken meat cooked in a hot sauce of Piri Piri peppers, bell peppers, citrus peels, onions, garlic, salt, lemon juice, and many other spices and herbs. This hot yet incredibly tasty sauce is so popular that it has entered the everyday cuisine of many countries.
The word “rendang” in Indonesia is rather a method of cooking, in which products (meat, sometimes vegetables) are stewed for a long time over very low heat under a sauce of coconut milk and a mixture of spices (garlic, turmeric, ginger, chili pepper, lemongrass, galangal, etc.) much more).
The most popular type of rendang is beef. It is difficult to resist and not eat this delicate, aromatic dish right away, but many gourmets bravely endure the day. They say that after such a “proofing” the rendang becomes even better. If at all possible.
American eateries blasphemously douse this sumptuous African dish with peanut butter, bringing tears to the eyes of CNN’s culinary experts.
The correct recipe: finely chopped chicken, marinated in a mixture of lemon juice and garlic for half an hour, and then stewed in palm oil along with tomatoes, bell peppers, okra, onions, and spices, which certainly includes hot chili peppers. While the thought of the amount of cholesterol in this delicious meal will make you get a gym membership right away, the culinary delight is well worth it.
8.Ice cream, the whole world
Somehow, there is always room in the stomach for another portion of a wonderful dessert made from frozen milk with the addition of nuts, fruits, marshmallows, and abundantly drizzled with syrup or chocolate sauce.
7.Asam laksa, Malaysia
One of the most popular and delicious dishes in Malaysia. Be warned: Asam laksa is addictive, and once you try it, you will come back to this dish again and again.
This is a spicy and sour fish noodle soup (a particularly good version with ginger root and pineapple added) that is guaranteed to grab your attention even before the spoon hits your lips – it has such a delicious flavor. Traditional Asam laksa is made from fish and a variety of seafood (shrimp, shellfish), although there are also options with chicken.
If people around the world spend about 20 million a year on hamburgers every year, then it’s worth it. Alas, ordinary fast-food restaurants, according to culinary gourmets, fall short of the title of a full-fledged delicacy – they put the speed of preparation at the forefront, and not at all exquisite shades of taste.
However, once you have tasted a real homemade hamburger that combines grain bread, lean meat, and the freshest salad, you immediately understand why whole countries wanted to spit on the environment and bred as many cows as possible.
5.Peking duck, China
This is an old dish that was once served at the table of the emperor of the Celestial Empire. The composition of the malted sugar glaze that transforms poultry into culinary art is a professional secret of Chinese chefs.
After slow roasting in the oven, the crispy, glazed skin is so good that the traditional Peking duck is primarily skin and only a small amount of meat, which the chef slices into thin slices in front of admiring spectators. This skin and meat are served with green onions, cucumbers, sweet bean sauce, pancakes, and pickled onions or radishes.
If the Japanese do something, then with 100% dedication, bringing to an unthinkable form of external and internal perfection. Seemingly just rice and just raw fish. But exactly how these two products are combined, how they look and are served to the table, has turned sushi into a mega-popular dish around the world.
Having tasted real high-quality sushi at least once, it becomes clear why the Japanese live so long – they simply cannot part with their favorite dish!
Tourists are also very fond of sushi, for which the latter has already won the title of one of the most delicious dishes in the opinion of tourists.
3.Chocolate from Mexico
Once this divine drink was drunk by the ancient Mayans, Joan Harris dedicated a whole book to it, and Lasse Hallstrom made a film of the same name.
The humble little brown seeds have made a real culinary revolution, and now it is impossible to imagine any solemn event without them. We give chocolate for birthdays and weddings, anniversaries, and memorable dates, and without it, Valentine’s Day (until which, by the way, there is very little left) would turn into a boring exchange of cards and flowers.
This is not about pizzerias selling pancakes of dough with tomatoes on top for serving. The best pizza in the whole world was and remains Neapolitan. This ingenious invention of the Italian people has now even received its trademark.
A real Neapolitan pizza is prepared from high-quality wheat flour, three types of fresh tomatoes, and seasoned with sea salt. And baked only in a wood-burning oven. Surprisingly, from just a few ingredients – hand-rolled dough, tomatoes, olive oil, salt, and basil (and marinara pizza doesn’t even contain cheese) – the Neapolitans have created a dish that few people know how to cook properly, but everyone is delighted with it.
1.Curry Massaman, Thailand
According to CNN’s culinary experts, the most delicious dish in the world is an exotic oriental dish – massaman curry. It successfully combines several flavors at once: spicy, sour, sweet, and salty.
This dish is very popular in Thailand, and special sauces are sold for it in markets and shops. With them, even a simple worker who decides to boil rice for lunch will feel like a chef. Usually in curry, in addition to vegetable filler (it can be potatoes, onions, carrots, rice), there are many more ingredients:
1.meat (chicken, beef, lamb, etc.),
2.tofu or shrimp (for vegetarians)
3.a mixture of spices (the same sauce, which can include cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, cumin, hot peppers, etc.),
4.and everything on top is polished with coconut milk.
Having tasted this dish at least once in your life, you will immediately understand why Thailand is called the “Land of Smiles” – because they eat so deliciously there.
But the CNN experts bypassed Russia with their attention. It’s a pity because there are so many delicious dishes in our country.