It is difficult to disagree with him, seeing a huge number of amazing dishes that mankind has come up with. But what are the most delicious?
CNN journalists at the risk of the waist tasted many dishes around the world – and selected 15 of the most delicious dishes in the world, which we will tell you about now.
1. Pastel de Nata, Portugal
These little puff pastry cups with custard inside are perhaps the most delicious derivative of … washing. Legend has it that Portuguese nuns once used egg white to starch their robes. There were yolks left, which were used to prepare these unusually delicious cakes. Gourmets even awarded them the title of one of the seven gastronomic wonders of Portugal!
2. Veronika, Poland
Cooks from CNN called one of the most delicious dishes in the world “pies”, which can cause Homeric laughter from any Slav. But let’s forgive the Americans for their culinary ignorance – in the end, the main thing is the taste, not the name. And dumplings in Poland are simply stunning. “Pockets” made of unleavened dough, whose simple taste only emphasizes juicy fillings, can be filled with anything – from vegetables (potatoes, sauerkraut) to meat (beef, lamb, pork, chicken, etc.) and fruits and berries (cherries, currants , apples and more). Most often, dumplings are steamed, although recently many people prefer them fried.
3. Donuts, USA
The delicious guilt that accompanies you as you sink your teeth into this sweet and fatty epitome of calorie content makes it taste even better, CNN experts say. If it’s only possible.
4. Corn on the cob, worldwide
Getting the kernels right out of the cob of corn is an art. You feel at the same time a sophisticated aesthete who enjoys the “simple taste”, and a caveman who ate what he found. Perhaps it’s this primal feeling that has made boiled (or steamed) corn on the cob one of the world’s favorite foods.
5. Piri Piri Chicken, Mozambique
The South African restaurant chain Nando’s was the first to popularize this dish among the general population, and from there it spread throughout the world. But for the original perispirit, it is better to go to your homeland, to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. There you will find a luxurious feast of chicken cooked in a spicy sauce of piri-piri peppers, sweet peppers, citrus peels, onions, garlic, salt, lemon juice and many other spices and herbs. This hot, but incredibly tasty sauce is so popular that it has entered the everyday cuisine of many countries.
6. Rendang, Indonesia
The word “rendang” in Indonesia is more likely a cooking method in which products (meat, sometimes vegetables) are stewed for a long time over very low heat in a sauce of coconut milk and a mixture of spices (garlic, turmeric, ginger, chili pepper, lemongrass, galangal and much more). It is difficult to resist and not eat this delicate, fragrant dish right away, but many gourmets courageously endure the day. They say that after such a “proofing”, rendang becomes even better. If at all possible.
7. Muamba, Gabon
In American eateries, this sumptuous African dish is blasphemously drenched in peanut butter, bringing tears to the eyes of CNN’s culinary experts. The correct recipe: chicken is finely chopped, marinated in a mixture of lemon juice and garlic for half an hour, and then stewed in palm oil along with tomatoes, sweet peppers, okra, onions and spices, which certainly includes hot chili peppers. And while the thought of the amount of cholesterol in this delicious meal will make you want to get a gym membership right away, the culinary delight is well worth it.
8. Ice cream, the whole world
Somehow, there is always room in the stomach for one more serving of a wonderful dessert made of frozen milk with the addition of nuts, fruits, marshmallows and generously poured with syrup or chocolate sauce.
9. As am laksa, Malaysia
One of the most popular and delicious dishes in Malaysia. Be warned: as am laksa is addictive, and once you try it, you will return to this dish again and again. This is a spicy and sour fish noodle soup (a particularly good version with ginger root and pineapple) that is guaranteed to grab your attention before the spoon touches your lips – it has such a delicious flavor. Traditional as am laksa is made from fish and a variety of seafood (shrimp, shellfish), although there are options with chicken.
10. Hamburger, Germany
If people around the world spend about 20 million a year on hamburgers every year, then it’s worth it. Alas, ordinary fast food restaurants, according to culinary gourmets, fall short of the title of a full-fledged delicacy – they put speed of preparation at the forefront, and not at all exquisite shades of taste. However, once you try a real homemade hamburger that combines grain bread, lean meat and the freshest salad, you immediately understand why entire countries wanted to spit on the environment and bred as many cows as possible.
11. Peking Duck, China
This is an old dish that was once served at the table of the emperor of the Middle Kingdom. The composition of the malt sugar glaze, which turns the carcass of a bird into a work of culinary art, is a professional secret of Chinese chefs. After being slowly roasted in the oven, the crispy glazed skin is so good that the traditional Peking duck is primarily skin and only a small amount of meat, which the chef cuts into thin slices in front of admiring onlookers. Serve this skin and meat with green onions, cucumbers, sweet bean sauce, pancakes, and pickled onions or radishes.
12. Sushi, Japan
If the Japanese do something, then with a return of 100%, bringing to an unthinkable form of external and internal perfection. It would seem, just rice and just raw fish. But it is precisely how these two products are combined, how they look and are served at the table that turned sushi into a mega-popular dish around the world. Having tried real high-quality sushi at least once, it becomes clear why the Japanese live so long – they simply cannot part with their favorite dish!