The Top 10 National Dishes

You can call them national dishes, but we like to call them patriotic dishes. Let’s start with an obvious one everyone should be familiar with.

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The Hamburger- USA

The origins of the hamburger are disputed, but one thing is for sure: no other country in the world loves, or gets as creative with the hamburger than the US of A.

Ackee and saltfish- Jamaica

Although ackee has some unhappy origins (slave food) Jamaicans have reclaimed it as part of the main dish. It is a nutritious fruit with a nutty, blueberry flavour. It resembles scrambled egg when boiled, and it often eaten with saltfish.

7218709842_c33c6d22f4_bCoo-coo and flying fish- Barbados

The flying fish is steamed with lime juice vegetables and spices, or fried ands served with spicy sauce. It goes well with okra porridge.

Bulgogi- Korea

It is thinly sliced prime cut of beef, marinated in soy sauce, onions, sesame oil, garlic, sugar and wine, then grilled to perfection. It is eaten with kimchi r wrapped in lettuce.

Kibbeh- Lebanon/Syria

It is ground lamb, bulgur, and seasonings. It is often fried in cylinder or patty shapes. It can be boiled, baked and stuffed, but it is tastiest raw.

Goulash- Hungary

A filling of stew beef, red onions, vegetables, and spices, this was a dish the hungarians used to distinguish themselves from their partners in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Wiener Schnitzel- Austria

A simple blend of pounded veal cutlets breaded and lightly fried, it was originally Italian, but Austria seems to have adopted it.

pot-au-feu-traditionnelPot-au-Feu- France

(pot in the fire) is a warming, fragrant dish of root vegetables, stewing steak, and spices. Traditionally it is cooked sieve the broth and served separately from the meat.

Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding- England

The dish is a much loved sunday lunch, and a national symbol. It is eaten alongside roast potatoes, horseradish sauce and vegetables.

Irish Stew- Ireland

Traditionally, it is a thick stew with slow-boiled mutton, potatoes, onions, and parsley. Today it incorporates a lot more vegetables.

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