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Food Worth Travelling For (Part 1)

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food,” said George Bernard Shaw, and let us also add that there’s arguably no better way to explore a culture than to eat voraciously while travelling. Yes, there are many five-star restaurants worth booking an entire trip for, but it’s equally important to savour classic treats from across the world. 

Here is a list of the best food worth travelling for from Travel+Leisure:

Paella in Valencia, Spain

Food worth travellin for Paella in Valencia, Spain

It’s this classic rice-based dish that first pops to mind when thinking of Spanish gastronomy. For the best there is, head to the source: Valencia. And don’t forget to scrape the bottom of the pan for heavenly bites of crunchy rice, or socarrat: the most flavorful arroz ever to land on your palate.

Nasi Lemak in Malaysia

Food Worth Traveling For: Nasi Lemak in Malaysia

Malaysia’s national dish, nasi lemak is a fragrant coconut-milk rice mixture, served with sambal sauce, fried crispy anchovies, toasted peanuts, and cucumber and cooked with screw pine (pandan) leaves. Available on almost every street corner, this much-loved classic hits all the notes.

Pintxos in San Sebastián, Spain

Food Worth Traveling For: Pintxos in San Sebastián, Spain

Among the most highly ranked cities for Michelin-starred restaurants, San Sebastián boasts pintxos (the equivalent of small tapas) with über-creative takes on classics and beyond. Spain’s haute cuisine shines in this culinary paradise on the Basque coast. 

Pastel de Nata in Lisbon, Portugal

Food Worth Traveling For: Pastel de Nata in Lisbon

The most iconic Portuguese pastry, the pastel de nata is a sublime custard tart with hints of lemon, cinnamon, and vanilla. Buttery goodness in the middle, crunchy sweetness on top—what’s not to love?

Mole in Puebla, Mexico

Food Worth Traveling For: Mole in Puebla, Mexico

Mole, a speciality in the Mexican city of Puebla, is a labour of love. The spicy-sweet combination of this rich, chocolate-coloured sauce takes arduous preparation and packs ingredients such as Ancho chiles, spices like anise and coriander, sesame seeds, almonds, peanuts, stale bread, brown sugar, raisins, chocolate, and ripe plantains. The culminating dish is fit for the gods.

Sichuan Hot Pot in China

Food Worth Traveling For: Sichuan Hot Pot in China

This isn’t for the faint of heart. But if you’re an extreme spice lover, you’ll welcome the tears that come from the hot pot’s perfect nexus of pain and pleasure.

Tagine in Morocco

Foods Worth Traveling For: Tagine in Morocco

This slow-cooked savoury stew, typically made with sliced meat, poultry, or fish and lots of herbs and spices, is true Moroccan soul food. Cooked for hours in a clay cooking pot with a conical lid (known as a tagine), this irresistible dish is served with couscous or bread and can be found all over Morocco. 

 Beignets in New Orleans, USA

Food Worth Traveling For: Beignets in New Orleans

A must-have in a city packed with deliciousness, this doughnut-like sweet treat is all that it’s said to be, especially at Café du Monde.

Poutine in Canada

Food Worth Traveling For: Poutine in Canada

French fries + cheese curd + brown gravy: how can this not result in immeasurable joy? Quebec’s signature food, poutine has pretty much made its way across Canada and even beyond.

Source: Travel+Leisure

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