How to Travel Via Your Dinner Plate

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Most people dream of traveling the world. But the unfortunate reality is, most of us will never have the financial means actually to do it. Through foreign recipes, though, you can capture some of the exotic flairs from all the places you ever wanted to visit and bring that exciting flavor to your dinner table.

Let’s take a look at foreign recipes from all the subcontinents of the world that will help you become a culinary globetrotter!

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In this article:

  1. Why Preparing Foreign Recipes Is a Good Idea
  2. Foreign Recipes from 20 Subcontinents

Why Preparing Foreign Recipes Is a Good Idea

  • One of the most memorable parts of traveling to foreign countries is food. You can replicate it.
  • Pushing your boundaries by preparing foreign recipes expands your creativity, boosting intelligence.
  • It’s even harder to experience new things from other cultures during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Make an effort to combat that.
  • Preparing foreign recipes and learning about the areas they’re from is an excellent way to learn geography and culture.
  • It’s much cheaper than actually traveling.

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Foreign Recipes from 20 Subcontinents

We’re not including North America.

Australian Cooking

Australian Dishes
Areas: Australia, Tasmania
Main Course: Lamb and Rosemary Pie
Side Dish: Cheesy Vegemite Sausage Rolls
Dessert: Lamingtons

Zealandic Dishes
Areas: New Zealand
Main Course: Pipis Chowder
Side Dish: Kumara Bread with Pecans
Dessert: Peanut Butter and Banana Pikelets

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Asian Cooking

Japanese Dishes
Areas: Japan
Main Course: Japanese Chicken Curry
Side Dish: Yakisoba
Dessert: Strawberry Awayukikan

Eastern Asian Dishes
Areas: China, Korea, Vietnam, etc.
Main Course: Chinese Crispy Beef Stir Fry
Side Dish: Kimchi Pancake
Dessert: Strawberry Awayukikan

Indo-Malay Dishes
Areas: Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines
Main Course: Beef Rendang
Side Dish: Laksa Bowls
Dessert: Cheesy Pisan Goreng

South Asian Dishes
Areas: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, etc.
Main Course: Mutton Nihari
Side Dish: Cabbage Stir Fry with Coconut and Lemon
Dessert: Payasam

Middle Eastern Dishes
Areas: Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey
Main Course: Middle Eastern Lamb Stew
Side Dish: Spiced Chickpea Salad
Dessert: Tulumba

West Asian Dishes
Areas: Lebanon, Israel, Cyprus, etc.
Main Dish: Laban Immo
Side Dish: Lebanese Stuffed Onions
Dessert: Ataiyef

African Cooking

North African Dishes
Areas: Libya, Morocco, Sudan, etc.
Main Dish: North African Chicken and Rice
Side Dish: Carrot Cakes with Harissa Yogurt
Dessert: Mandarin Melktert

West African Dishes
Areas: Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, etc.
Main Dish: Nkaakra Chicken Stew
Side Dish: Egusi
Dessert: Thiakry

East African Dishes
Areas: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, etc.
Main Dish: Doro Wat
Side Dish: Sambusa
Dessert: Qumbe

South African Dishes
Areas: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, etc.
Main Dish: Bobotie
Side Dish: Chakalaka
Dessert: Zimbabwe Cookies

European Cooking

Russian Dishes
Areas: Russia
Main Dish: Beef Stroganoff
Side Dish: Sorrel Soup
Dessert: Syrniki

Eastern European Dishes
Areas: Ukraine, Belarus, Montenegro, etc.
Main Dish: Apple Stuffed Pork Chops
Side Dish: Polish Pierogi
Dessert: Hungarian Nut Roll

Western European Dishes
Areas: Luxembourg, France, UK, etc.
Main Dish: Meat and Two Veg
Side Dish: Chicken Schnitzels
Dessert: Creme Brulee

Mediterranean Dishes
Areas: Greece, Italy, etc.
Main Dish: Shrimp and Leek Spaghetti
Side Dish: Spanakopita Pinwheels
Dessert: Greek Butter Crescents

Scandanavian Dishes
Areas: Denmark, Norway, Iceland, etc.
Main Dish: Swedish Meatballs
Side Dish: Dilled Cucumber Salad
Dessert: Danish Pancakes

Antarctic Cooking

Antarctic Dishes
THERE ARE NONE. SORRY.

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South American Cooking

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South American Dishes
Areas: Brazil, Chile, Peru, etc.
Main Dish: Beef Empanadas
Side Dish: Arepas
Dessert: Suspiro Limeno

Central American Dishes
Areas: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, etc.
Main Dish: Baked Costa Rican Tilapia
Side Dish: Ensalada de Papas y Huevos
Dessert: Arroz con Leche

We invite you to embark on this culinary tour of the world! Prepare one of these three-course meals each night, and you won’t have to plan dinner for a very long time.

OBVIOUSLY, THE DISHES WE’VE SELECTED IS JUST A VERY SMALL SAMPLING OF WHAT GLOBAL CUISINE HAS TO OFFER! POST YOUR FAVORITE NON-AMERICAN DISH NOT LISTED HERE IN THE COMMENTS!

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