…on all things wise and wonderful.
Warning: If you have sad food in your lunchbox, don’t read this article just before lunchtime. It’ll make you hate me.
Now that I’ve warned you, any kind of anger, spite or resentfulness that might arise in your heart towards your mother, cook, wife or girlfriend is clearly because of your own doings. Not mine.
Well, getting on with what is going to be a very appetizing article, I’m going to list out some of the yummiest dishes around the world, not in order of preference or taste or fame or anything. I’m just going to list them out. I am also going to accompany each dish with a droolworthy photograph and a description that will make you salivate. So, if you don’t want people to confuse you with a famished canine, don’t read this article in public.
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Butter Garlic Crab – India
Although this dish is said to have its roots in India, I beg to differ. I believe this dish originates in that far off wonderland called Butter Land, where everything is seeped in maddening amounts of gorgeous golden butter. The Butter Gods will love this dish as it is made by cooking crabs in gallons of delicious, butter-garlic sauce and is seasoned with spicy black pepper and green chillies.
Lasagne – Italy
If you haven’t tasted lasagne yet, you’re the single most unfortunate person on earth.
The Italians have given us wonderful things, pizza being one of them. Then there’s this. Lasagne is a foodie’s delight. Every bite of this ingredient-packed dish offers you juicy meat, sausages, oodles of gooey cheese, tangy tomato sauce and layers of soft, yummy pasta. Add to this the appetizing flavours of herbs like parsley, oregano and basil.
Has your mouth begun to water yet?
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Shepherd’s Pie – England
Yes, I tend to like these many-layered, chunky, meaty dishes. This pie, also called a Cottage pie, consists of a base layer of flavourful ground lamb meat and vegetables, and is covered with a thick layer of creamy mashed potatoes. It is then baked till the potatoes form a beautiful golden-brown crust. For added flavour, the dish is generously garnished with grated cheese.
I doubt even the Queen’s Guard could keep a straight face when eating this!
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Tom Yum Goong – Thailand
If I had to name this dish, I would simply call it Yum Yum Yum. (So much more meaningful, and easier to pronounce!)
This steaming hot, delicious broth unifies a host of classic Thai flavours; sour, salty, spicy and sweet. It offers shrimp, mushroom, tomatoes and fragrant herbs like lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and galangal. For extra flavour, fish sauce, green onions, chilli peppers and cilantro are added.
Slurp away to glory. Then chomp away to it!
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Peking Duck – China
Glazed with maltose syrup, this crispy, slow-roasted duck is one of the most delectable dishes you can have the good fortune of tasting. The crispy, syrup-soaked skin is the tastiest part of this dish. It is generally served with pancakes, scallion, hoisin and sweet bean sauce.
Three Quacks for this dish!
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Seafood Paella – Spain
This is like a mammoth seafood platter filled with every kind of delicious crustacean, from shrimps to lobsters to mussels to cuttlefish. It also contains white rice, making it a complete meal. Flavoured with ingredients like saffron, Spanish paprika, parsley and lemon, this dish packs in gorgeous flavours and textures.
Seafood lovers, a tiny saliva-pool has formed on your desk. Go clean it off. Then head to Spain and order this Seafood Paella!
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Tacos – Mexico
Another awe- and hunger-inspiring , multi-ingredient dish. The ‘humble’ taco is composed of a fresh, wheat or corn tortilla, which is folded around a filling of chunks of beef, pork, chicken or seafood. Vegetables and cheese is added as well. This heavenly filling is garnished with salsa, avocado, guacamole, cilantro, onions and lettuce! Phew!
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Irish Breakfast – Ireland
This is not a very oh-la-di-da dish with a tongue-twisting name, but it still is one of the most amazing spreads ever! Why? Because it has so much food! A traditional Irish breakfast includes bacon, sausages, fried eggs, white pudding, black pudding, toast, fried tomato, mushrooms, baked beans and brown soda bread. For heightening the Irishness, this breakfast is accompanied by a steaming cup of strong Irish breakfast tea!
Now that’s what I call a king-sized breakfast. Actually, Hulk-sized.
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Fried Chicken – US
Again, you might be surprised that I’ve added fried chicken to this list of elite dishes. Well, It’s my list and not yours, so I can do as I please.
Just kidding. I love fried chicken and the happiness it gives me is equal to the happiness I experience when I eat a really fancy dish. This does not mean that the US doesn’t have fancier dishes to offer us, but personally, I think fried chicken is one of Uncle Sam’s most famous, most delicious offerings. The meat is juicy, flavourful and tender. The coating is crunchy, crisp and seasoned with mouth-watering spices. Biting into a plump, crunchy piece of fried chicken can actually give you inner peace. I’m serious. Try it!
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Kebabs – Iran
This mouth-watering Middle Eastern dish is made by grilling well-marinated chunks of meat on a skewer or spit. Seasoned with strong spices, this dish is a treat to your taste buds. It is served with steamed saffron basmati rice and tomatoes. A dollop of butter is added on top of the rice for extra flavour. Lip-smacking awesome!
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My list comes to an end here. Hopefully, I have succeeded in making you experience powerful hunger pangs and embarrassingly loud stomach-growls. Now go have something to eat.
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