A celebration of spices and rice, biryani’s originated from India, and today, there are countless variations that exist, depending on the region where it’s cooked, but the basics – rice and an assortment of spices – surpass all other versions.
The aromas, the vibrant color, and that fluffy rice are what makes this dish so delectable.
This noodle dish has taken the world by storm and rightfully so. Its warm, comforting, and simplicity hide a collection of flavors that are all at once refreshing and indulgent. Pho was first made in northern Vietnam during a time when the French and Chinese heavily influenced the local cuisine.
Nowadays, it is a unique Vietnamese dish that isn't difficult to find, no matter where you are in the world.
This Quebec dish might not be great to look at, but it certainly is popular for a reason! Consisting of a crispy outside and soft inside, these French fries are then laden with a rich gravy and cheese curds.
Poutine is by far one of the most quintessential Canadian dishes!
A dish usually found across all Scandinavian and Baltic countries, this open-faced sandwich has its origins in Denmark. Back in the 1800s, slices of rye bread were generally used instead of plates and the tradition of smørrebrød (which means, buttered bread) rose when decorating the bread slices became trendy on social media.
The most common toppings include pickled herring or smoked salmon which is then paired with sliced egg, mayonnaise, and dill.
Arepa, Venezuela, and Colombia
Originating from the northern parts of South America in pre-Columbian times, Arepas are a traditional type of bread made from cornmeal and filled with savory or sweet fillings.
The smooth, round, and flat dough is grilled, fried, steamed or even boiled before it's leavened. For centuries this recipe has remained largely unchanged and is still notable in the cuisines of Colombia and Venezuela.