Balinese Cuisine – Spicing Things Up

One of the most memorable aspects of traveling is a country’s food. Cuisines play an integral part in defining a nation’s culture – and whether you’re sampling a local delicacy at a street market, being entertained by a family in their home, or dining out at an upmarket restaurant, here is a list of must-eat foods around the globe.

This is just a small taste (no pun intended) of dishes… but the world is your oyster, and there’s many more foods to try!

1. Croque Madame

FRANCE

A classic breakfast that you will find in any brasserie, it’s a great way to start your day. If you are tired of croissants and baguettes, a Croque Madame is a kind of fried egg and cheese sandwich, topped with grated cheese. If you eat this without the fried egg, the French call it a Croque Monsieur.

2. Borscht

RUSSIA/UKRAINE

This soup originated in the Ukraine and is popular throughout Eastern and Central Europe. Borscht has dozens of variations, but beetroot is a core ingredient, as well as stock and sauteed vegetables. Try it both hot and cold.

3. Kimchi

SOUTH KOREA

If you’re keen on fermented vegetables and spicy food, this is the dish for you. The main ingredient of this Korean side dish is Chinese cabbage, which is also flavored with onions, garlic, and red pepper. You’ll find this dish in every Korean household.

4. Pasta Carbonara

ITALY

This dish originated in Rome and is a pasta cooked with cream sauce, eggs, pancetta (a sliced bacon) and olive oil. It is usually served in a round dish and topped with Parmesan cheese. The most critical piece of making Carbonara is that the pasta should be boiled al dente .

5. Souvlaki

GREECE

This Greek fast food is cheap and delicious. Made with beef, pork or chicken (as well as vegetables on occasion), this dish consists of kebabs on wooden skewers. The dish is either served on a plate with various garnishes, bread or fried potatoes, or in a pita sandwich.