These foods are so delicious that they should be eaten once in a lifetime.
There's a reason you're probably drooling right now: we're talking about the top 5 foods you need to try at least once in your life. Some of these are delicious treats we've been lucky enough to enjoy regularly; we may never be able to try others due to distance or cost. We've ranked our picks based on availability, taste, and being a foodie favorite. So grab a napkin, because this list is about to get messy.
1. Peking Duck, Beijing, China
Peking Duck is a dish that originated in Beijing, China. It is a roasted duck that is served with a sweet and sour sauce, pancakes, and scallions. The dish is usually eaten as a meal, but can also be served as an appetizer. The skin of the duck is crispy and the meat is tender and juicy. Peking Duck is considered to be one of the best dishes in the world and is a must-try for any food lover.
2. Pizza, Naples, Italy
When it comes to pizza, there is no shortage of opinions. But, if there is one place where pizza is king, it's Naples, Italy. The pizza here is soft, chewy, and topped with simple ingredients like tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and basil. It's no wonder that Naples is considered the birthplace of pizza. If you're ever in the area, be sure to try a slice (or two). You won't be disappointed.
3. Sushi, Japan
Sushi is a dish that's synonymous with Japan, and for good reason. It's one of the most popular and loved items on the menu. Sushi is made from vinegared rice, which is then topped with various ingredients like seafood, vegetables, and fruits. It can be served either rolled or sliced into small pieces. While sushi can be made at home, it's something best enjoyed at a sushi restaurant. The chefs there have years of experience and know-how to create the perfect rolls and presentations. If you've never tried sushi before, we recommend heading to Japan to give it a go or trying it at a local sushi bar.
4. Dim Sum, Hong Kong
Dim Sum is a popular Cantonese cuisine served in small dishes. It is usually eaten as breakfast or brunch and the food is strongly connected with Hong Kong and Guangdong Province's teahouse culture. Traditional dim sum meals can be enjoyed in some restaurants in Hong Kong. There you will find steamer baskets filled with all sorts of goodies. From shrimp dumplings to pork buns, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
So, what are you waiting for? To savor some of the best Dim Sum in the world, visit a local Chinese restaurant or travel to Hong Kong.
5. Kebab, Iran
If you're looking for an exotic food experience, look no further than the kebab. This Middle Eastern dish is made of meat or vegetables that are grilled on a skewer. It can be served as an appetizer, main course, or side dish. Kebabs vary in taste and ingredients depending on the region, so you'll want to try as many as you can!
Our top pick for kebabs? Iran. Iranian kebabs have a distinct flavor that will leave you wanting more. The meat is typically marinated with a blend of spices and herbs, delivering an incomparable delicacy.
Whether you're from those countries or not, these foods are worth your time. Going to a source for authentic dishes is always preferred, but just because it's impossible doesn't mean you should miss out on enjoying these cultural delicacies at least once in your life.
We bet there are still some foods on this list that will blow your mind. Of all the 5 foods mentioned here, which one sounds the most interesting?