pate spread onto pieces of french bread
Foie gras is a paté made from either duck or goose liver.

Travel All Over the World to Try These Authentic Cultural Dishes

Your Taste Buds Will Thank You

No experience of a new country is complete without a taste of the local flavor. Although exotic dishes may sometimes seem strange or even repulsive to outsiders, food is a cultural tradition that should be respected.

Every country around the world has a cuisine as unique as its people. If you are adventurous and wanting to truly experience the world from a food perspective, you need to add these exotic dishes to your list! Let your taste buds be your travel guide; decide where you want to go to next based on what authentic cultural dish you want to eat!

Foie Gras

Typically a French delicacy, but enjoyed in many Western European nations, foie gras is a paté made from either duck or goose liver. Essentially, it’s a paste or spread cooked from a very fatty liver, which goes through alterations of heating and cooling before being served.

Classic recipes call for herbs de provence (French herbs) and are cooked in both milk and port.

pot of soup made with an vegetables and seafoodTraditional soft tofu soup involves a custardy tofu cooked with hot pepper paste and vegetables.Photo Credit: iStockPhoto / 4kodiak

Soft Tofu Soup

Traditional soft tofu soup involves a custardy tofu cooked with hot pepper paste and vegetables. It’s served boiling hot and a fresh egg is cracked directly into the soup at the table.

Additional toppings such as kimchi can be added, as well as meats such as pork, seafood or bulgogi beef. Once the egg has cooked, rice is added and everything is eaten altogether as an appetizer or main meal.

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grilled squid stuffed with mixture and assorted salad on the sideIn the Philippines, rellenong pusit, or stuffed squid, is typically enjoyed with family as it’s cooked outside on a grill.Photo Credit: iStockPhoto / Lcc54613

Rellenong Pusit

In the Philippines, rellenong pusit, or stuffed squid, is typically enjoyed with family as it’s cooked outside on a grill. To prepare it, the squid is first marinated in a combination of soy sauce, sugar, calamansi lime and peppercorns.

For the stuffing, pork or other meat is included along with a tomato, onion, fish sauce and a breadcrumb mixture. Once grilled to perfection, it’s sliced up and served with dipping sauce.

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