We made it to the new year! It is 2024 and it is time to make lists of everything that you want to do this year. From travelling and food exploration to career and life goals, you must be making lists of everything you wish to do! Well, if you’re looking for food recommendations this year, TasteAtlas has brought you its Absolute 2024, the ultimate bucket list for foodies this year!
Absolute 2024: The Ultimate Bucket List For Foodies This Year
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Best Countries To Visit For Food
Offering exquisite delights like pizza and hand-made pasta tossed in rich creamy sauces, Italy is ranked the best food country in the world!
Japanese food has taken the world by storm so it is unsurprising that it featured so high on the list.
Greek cuisine is very diverse in its offerings and has therefore been elected as one of the best food countries in the world.
Portugal’s culinary endeavours have attracted significant international attention and the country has now earned its place among the best food countries in the world.
Chinese cuisine has had its place in the world’s best cuisines. That hasn’t changed.
Owing to social media, many people are finally waking up to Asian cuisine that is not Chinese or Japanese. Indonesian food is finally getting some much-deserved love and recognition.
Mexican food has been making waves in the culinary world and it is time Mexico was recognised as one of the best food cities in the world.
French cuisine is recognised as the benchmark of excellence so it is obvious that this country made the list.
From Paella to delicious empanadas, this particular country has given the world some of the most iconic dishes.
The birthplace of Nikkei cuisine, Peru’s food scene is evolving rapidly.
Best Cities To Visit For Local Food
- Rome, Italy
Since Italy is the best food country in the world, it is no surprise that Rome was selected as the best city in the world for food.
- Bologna, Italy
This region has given birth to the iconic Spaghetti Bolognese so it’s no surprise that the city is mentioned here.
- Naples, Italy
The famous Napoletana pizza was born in this Italian city.
- Vienna, Austria
Viennese food might not be as well known as many other regions’ food, but it is worth exploring.
- Tokyo, Japan
The street food in this Japanese city is totally different from the street food around the world.
Best Regions To Visit For Food
- Campania, Italy
This particular Italian region also offers some exquisite Italian delicacies.
- Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Home to many world-famous cheeses, Emilia Romagna is a culinary Mecca for food enthusiasts.
- Java, Indonesia
This Indonesian island has a rich biodiversity. Fruits, especially, are quite varied here.
- Crete, Greece
This Greek Island is one for culinary enthusiasts as its variety and depth will astound you.
- Sicily, Italy
The food in Sicily is already known throughout the world for its vibrant flavours. It is a must-try.
Best Dishes In The World
- Picanha, Brazil
Picanha is more of a type of meat cut than a dish. It is quite popular in Brazil and is considered to be one of the best.
- Roti Canai, Malaysia
Roti Canai is a Malaysian dish that is similar to the South Indian Parotta. It is served alongside curries and belongs to Malaysia. It is also popular in other Southeast Asian countries.
- Phat Kaphrao, Thailand
One of the most popular Thai dishes, it consists of ground meat, rice, Thai herbs and spices, and basil leaves.
- Pizza Napoletana, Italy
Originating in the Naples region of Italy, this pizza consists of cheese and tomatoes. It is simple yet delightful.
- Guotie, China
These dumplings originated from Northern China and are similar in appearance to the Japanese Gyoza.
- Khao Soi, Thailand
Originating in Thailand, this particular dish is often served with fried chicken. Its vegetarian versions are also popular in Myanmar.
- Butter Garlic Naan, India
One of the most popular Indian flatbreads in the world, butter garlic naan may not qualify as a separate dish but it still made it to the list.
- Tang Bao, China
Also known as Xiao Long Bao, it is a soup dumpling made primarily from pork. It tastes like a warm hug.
- Shashlik, Russia
Pieces of meat spiced, skewered and grilled. It will remind you of chicken tikka!
- Phanaeng Curry, Thailand
This red Thai curry is salty, sweet and full of exotic flavour.
Best Cheeses In The World
- Parmigiano Reggiano, Italy
Originating in the regions of Parma and Reggio Emilia, it is one of the most expensive cheeses you’ll buy.
- Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, Italy
This cheese is made from the milk of Italian Mediterranean Buffalo and originates in the Campana region of Italy.
- Stracchino di Crescenza
Made from the milk of a special Italian cow, this cheese is soft and creamy as a spread.
Best Soup In The World
This soup features chicken, balls made from corn flour and broth. It tastes simple yet marvellous.
Best Bread In The World
Roti Canai, Malaysia
Roti Canai was selected as the world’s best bread.
Best Salad In The World
A salad originating from the Greek island of Crete, Dakos is a unique salad.
Best Side Dish In The World
Similar to Tah Dig, Kateh is a rice dish that comes from the Caspian region of Italy.
Best Cake In The World
This Swedish cake is similar to molten chocolate cake and is topped with berries and powdered sugar. Simple, yet delicious!
Best Pastry In The World
Pastel De Belem, Portugal
This is simply the Portuguese version of the egg custard tart and as per TasteAtlas, they’re the best pastry in the world.
Which of these dishes would you want to try in 2024 and where, among these places, do you want to head to? Let us know in the comments section below!
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