Sure, people travel for many reason like adventure and relaxation, but the one thing you’re guaranteed to do on any trip is to treat your taste buds to some new, magical foods. It might be the best part of travel. Yeah, I said that. Here are some of the most popular foods from abroad. I dare you to get to the end and not be drooling.

Typical Gallo Pinto of Costa Rica
Typical Gallo Pinto of Costa Rica

1.) Gallo Pinto in Costa Rica:

Your mouth won’t even know what to do when you treat it to this dish. The perfect meal before a day of exploring and outdoor activities, this hearty rice and bean mix may sound plain, but anyone that has visited Costa Rica never forgets the time they ate it. Making this simple dish is just second nature to locals, and maybe you’ll be lucky enough to one day get the recipe.

Typical Poutine in CanadaTypical Poutine in CanadaPhoto Credit : mttsndrs

2.) Poutine in Canada:

Can French fries get any better? Apparently they can. With gravy. And cheese. Yes, gravy and cheese. Those Canadian would try something like that…and perfect it. I know what I’m doing with this year’s left over Thanksgiving gravy.

Delicious typical Spanish TortillaDelicious typical Spanish TortillaPhoto Credit : Manuel Martin Vicente

3.) Tortilla de Patatas, Spain:

Is the most typical Spanish dish consisting of an egg omelette made with added potatoes, onion and fried in vegetable oil. While there are numerous regional variations, the most common version is the one made only with eggs, potatoes and onion. In the same mix, some people or restaurants include tuna or spanish chorizo.

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4.) Shepherd's Pie in Australia:

Yeah, yeah, you've heard this one before. Well, you’re hearing it again because it is that good. Meat, veggies…other delicious things. Do yourself a favor and eat this dish.

Spicy Massaman Curry, ThailandSpicy Massaman Curry, ThailandPhoto Credit : cote

5.) Massaman curry, Thailand:

Yuuuuuuum. This dish wins voter’s awards, and it is well deserved. The Massaman curry paste, coconut milk, cashews and of course meat come together with other ingredients to create paradise in a bowl.

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6.) Soda Bread in Ireland:

There are more than potatoes in Ireland! Not actually made with soda, this yummy dish can be made as a side or as a dessert, by adding raisins or chocolate.

Typical Costa Rican Arroz con Pollo (chicken rice)
Typical Costa Rican Arroz con Pollo (chicken rice)

7.) Arroz con Pollo in Costa Rica:

This rice and chicken dish is a staple on the menu in Costa Rica, and yucca, camote and chayote are among the local vegetables that may be included with your serving. This is a great dish for dinner.

Tasty Lassi Indian DrinkTasty Lassi Indian DrinkPhoto Credit : zippaparazza!

8.) Lassi in India:

Not all the foods on this list are dishes. Lassi is a yogurt drink that is made with spices and sometimes sweetened with fruit like strawberry or mango. This is a tasty option to help you cool off on a hot day.

Typical Udon in JapanTypical Udon in JapanPhoto Credit : sekkun_jp

9.) Udon in Japan:

This thick noodle dish is something to dish about. It is served simple and hot, flavored by the broth and toppings. Get this cuisine in your life if you get the chance.

Stinky but amazing Tofu CheeseStinky but amazing Tofu CheesePhoto Credit : wEnDaLicious

10.) Stinky Tofu, Southeast Asia:

True to its name, this food has a stank that can overwhelm, and stick in your nostrils, but it is one of Southeast Asia’s most iconic foods. If you can shake that smell, you’re in for a taste of the divine.