The 50 most amazing foods I’ve ever eaten

I have decided to take a little trip down memory lane and remember 50 of the most amazing foods I have experienced on my travels thus far. It was hard to rank them all in order, but I think I just about managed it! Oh, and if this post doesn’t make you hungry, then I have obviously failed!

50-41:

50. Siu Mei – roasted meat from southern China
49. Gyudon – a traditional beef bowl from Japan
48. Spaghetti Bolognese – famous pasta dish from Italy
47. Kwek-Kwek – deep-fried quail eggs from the Philippines
46. Doner Kebab – a traditional Turkish street food
45. Churros – perhaps the quintessential Spanish snack
44. Nasi Lemak – the national rice dish of Malaysia
43. Ginanggang – sugar-coated bananas from the Philippines
42. Lu Rou Fan – braised pork belly and rice from Taiwan
41. Simit – an insanely popular bread ring from Turkey

40-31:

40. Black Pepper Bun – a delightful snack from Taiwan’s night markets
39. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie – the ultimate American Pie
38. Berliner – a traditional doughnut from Germany but without the hole
37. Sai Ua – a spicy sausage from Chiang Mai in Thailand
36. Kakigori – the Japanese take on shaved ice desserts
35. Coxinha – a Brazilian chicken croquette
34. Alfajores – biscuits filled with dulce de leche from Argentina
33. Tonkatsu – deep-fried and breaded pork from Japan
32. Fish and Chips – the traditional British seaside snack
31. Banh Mi – the Vietnamese take on the French baguette

30-21:

30. Shawarma – the most popular snack in Arabic countries
29. Halo-Halo – a Filipino shaved ice dessert
28. Tteokbokki – spicy rice cakes from South Korea
27. Gulab Jamun – an Indian dessert fit for a Mughal Emperor
26. Taiwanese Sausage – a sausage stuffed inside another sausage skin
25. Cakalang Fufu – grilled skipjack tuna from Sulawesi in Indonesia
24. Dak Galbi – stir-fried chicken from South Korea
23. Tandoori Chicken – traditionally-cooked chicken from the streets of India
22. Currywurst – a German spicy sausage
21. Tiramisu – the ultimate Italian dessert

20-11:

20. Choripan – a fattening hotdog from Argentina
19. Ayam Penyet – smashed chicken from Indonesia
18. Banh Xeo – this crispy crepe is the ultimate Vietnamese street food
17. Onion Bhaji – a traditional street food from India
16. Hot Dog Potato – a South Korean snack of chips encasing a sausage on a stick
15. Kai Yang – grilled and heavily spiced chicken from Thailand
14. Beef Bulgogi – the national dish of South Korea
13. I-dtim Mat Phrao – Thai-style ice cream made with coconut milk
12. Banoffee Pie – a dessert combining banana and toffee from the UK
11. Bebek Betutu – roasted duck is a Balinese favourite

10-1:

10. Brigadeiro – a small after-dinner treat from Brazil
9. Peking Duck – the most famous and historic of all Chinese dishes
8. Burrito – this wrap of rice and beans hails from Mexico
7. Khao Niao Mamuang – a dessert of mango and sticky rice from Thailand
6. Dondurma – Turkish ice cream
5. Yang Yeum – Korean twice-fried chicken
4. Vada Pav – India’s famous burgers filled with chutney and spices
3. Pisang Goreng – deep-fried bananas from Indonesia
2. Gua Bao – the Taiwanese version of a hamburger
1. Takoyaki – deep-fried and battered octopus from Japan

It was a hard decision to rank these foods and snacks, but I am very happy with the order of the top 10 at least! Have you ever tried anything exotic on your travels and which of those did you most enjoy?

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14 thoughts on “The 50 most amazing foods I’ve ever eaten

  1. Not so many fruit-based-food mentioned..how about the King fruit “Durian”..exotic, typical, unusual taste. But its heavenly fruit for those who like it.

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    1. I am not a fan of Durian. I prefer Bambangan from Borneo. 😉 Fruit-based snacks, well I remember tanghulu from Beijing and of course mangoes from the likes of Thailand and Mexico. I also ate a lot of locally-grown strawberries in Korea…they tasted different to the ones I am used to.

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  2. there are two things i crave here that i have YET to try – halo halo and gua bao. i’m so behind. and yes, korean strawberries are very different, but damn they are good.

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