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We all have our favorite foods from around the world. Whether it’s Thai, Mexican, or Japanese, there is always that one dish we adore. Certain countries are known for certain dishes. This list shares the top national dishes for ten different countries. Is your favorite on the list?
1. Pad Thai, Thailand
Pad Thai is a type of stir-fry noodle dish that is sweet, sour, salty, and spicy. It’s often served with chicken or shrimp, tamarind sauce, bean sprouts, and chopped peanuts.
2. Bulgogi, Korea
Bulgogi is a Korean dish that is normally made with thinly sliced beef or pork and is seasoned with Korean spices. It has a sweet and spicy flavor and is typically served with rice or lettuce.
3. Goulash, Hungary
Goulash is a hearty Hungarian stew. It’s made with chunks of beef, paprika, and a blend of spices with heavy notes of paprika, which gives it its classically smoky flavor. It usually comes with either potatoes or noodles.
4. Wiener Schnitzel, Austria
Austria’s most popular comfort food dish is the Wiener Schnitzel. It’s a breaded piece of fried pork or veal that is served with potatoes. It’s comfort food at its best.
5. Paella, Spain
Paella is a very popular Spanish dish. It has saffron-infused rice and can be served with seafood, chicken, pork, or vegetables. It’s usually enjoyed with friends and family as a group meal or celebratory dish.
6. Sushi, Japan
While Japan is known for many types of delicious foods, sushi is at the top of that list. It’s found pretty much everywhere in the world these days. In fact, you can even get chicken sushi if you don’t like the idea of raw fish.
7. Hamburger, United States of America
While nobody knows the true origin of the almighty American hamburger, it tops the list of American culture and cuisine. There are many types of burgers that use different meats and toppings. But the classic combo is a beef patty with lettuce, slices of tomatoes and onion, and, of course, ketchup and mustard. However, if you want a healthier burger, turkey burgers are always a great choice.
8. Ceviche, Peru
Ceviche is basically raw fish or shrimp. It’s served with a lime-based juice and things like onions, peppers, chilies, and cilantro. The lime “cooks” the seafood slightly, but ceviche is a raw dish.
9. Yorkshire Pudding, The UK
Yorkshire Pudding is a dish from the UK. It’s a staple dish usually served with a Sunday roast and gravy. It could be considered a little like a popover. Only the tops don’t puff up. It’s baked into more of a bowl or cup shape.
10. Swedish Meatballs, Sweden
Swedish meatballs are meatballs made with a blend of ground beef and pork and are served with a creamy sauce or gravy. Allspice is usually a predominant flavor in Swedish meatballs. They are delicious served with mashed potatoes.
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This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.