How Many Of These Mind-Blowing Delicacies From Around The World Have You Tried?
Between squid ink brioches and sugar-covered baby pancakes lies the perfect justification for a worldwide makan trip!
1. The puffy, pillowy Poffertjes of Amsterdam
Can there be a better way to start the day than baby pancake puffs covered in butter and powdered sugar? Made from yeast and buckwheat flour, poffertjes (here's a pronunciation guide) have a light, spongy texture, unlike the standard American-style pancakes.bbcgoodfood.com
The best poffertjes are made fresh on the street at markets, during festivals and fairs, and in the city’s squares. Poffertjes are most common during the cooler months, but if you can’t find an outdoor vendor, you can try most pannenkoeken (pancake) restaurants.eatyourworld.com
2. Chicago's fusion interpretation, in the form of the majestic Arroz Gordo
Literal translation: fat rice. This curious blend of Chinese and Portuguese cuisine is meant to be tackled by groups of four or more. Feasting on the bountiful bowl is like digging for buried treasure in the form of baked rice topped with garlic prawns, littleneck clams, turmeric chicken thighs, linguiça (fatty Portuguese smoked sausage), lap cheong (toothy Chinese sausage), and hard-boiled eggs steeped in soy and pu-erh tea.thrillist.com
Where else could you have a better version than at the place that shares their namesake with this colourful dish? The next time you're in Chicago, check out Fat Rice in Logan Square.
3. A piping hot slice of Bobotie, when in Johannesburg
This national dish of South Africa (pronounced 'ba-boor-tea') is similar to shepherd's pie, but the minced meat is simmered with spices, herbs and dried fruit, then topped with an egg custard mix and baked until set. It has a Cape Malay heritage.hillmanwonders.com
4. The brunch-friendly Squid Ink Brioche in New York
This regal creation by Dominique Ansel (of Cronut fame) sees squid ink brioche topped with mashed potatoes, confit egg yolks, shaved parmesan, and chives, with a mushroom bechamel injected into the center.eater.com
Big Apple travel dreams forming in your head already? What a perfect time to be booking your flight and and making a brunch pit-stop at Dominique Ansel Kitchen.
5. Doha's Muhammara, the perfect blend of pomegranate and peppers
Take a departure from the ubiquitous hummus with this nutty, tart and sweet dip. Who knew a blend of red peppers, pomegranate molasses, and walnut would go incredibly well together? Muhammara is especially great when scooped onto bread.timeoutdoha.com
6. A Parisian twist on pastries: the Chocolate-Pistachio Escargots
Chocolate and pistachio melt together in a pastry crust that will change your idea of the word “escargot” forever. This snail-shaped pastry is stuffed with pistachio paste in between layers of flaky puff pastry, and punctuated with bites of dark chocolate chips.afar.com
7. A lively platter of Escalivada in Barcelona
This Catalan dish (derived from the Catalan verb escalivar, meaning to cook in ashes) is traditionally prepared in the embers of a wood fire. Comprising of slow-roasted eggplant, red pepper, tomatoes and onions, the ratatouille-esque dish is versatile and can be served in many ways: as a salad, as a relish for meats, or scooped up with a good crusty slice of bread.seriouseats.com
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