6 Different foods around the world

I love, when travelling, finding some different foods local people create. There are some SO different that before seeing live, I doubted if they were real.

Raclette

This is nothing more than melted cheese on top of everything you may want. It’s so delicious and easy! I love it! I’ve seen people putting this melted cheese on top of burgers, nachos, salads, etc.

0116-raclette_t0n7llThere are two kinds of raclettes (as far as I know): you can melt the cheese yourself, with the help of an special machine that allows the cheese to fall on top of your plate and there’s the classic one, where the waiter will get to your table with a piece of cheese that has been melted and will spread the cheese on top of your plate.

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I ate in Paris (the first kind), but I know it’s easy to find at least one in almost every major city.

Thai Ice cream

I wrote a post just about it and you can see it here.

It’s an ice cream that’s served in little rolls with all kinds of toppings. You can find thai ice cream made of cupcakes, fruits, chocolate bars, or anything that comes to mind. And it’s delicious!

It’s a fever all around the world and people love it!

Cronut

Cronut is a croissant-doughnut pastry invented by New York City pastry chef Dominique Ansel and trademarked by Dominique Ansel Bakery. The pastry resembles a doughnut and is made from croissant-like dough which is filled with flavored cream and fried in oil.

l_6483_dulce-de-leche-cronut-2“Official Cronut” pastries are sold only at the Dominique Ansel bakeries in New York City, Tokyo, and London, though unbranded rivals with names like “croissant doughnut”, “doughnut pastry”, “doussants”, “crognet”, “zonut” or “crogel” are common since only the name is trademarked.

Due to its limited production and exclusivity, the Cronut spawned a black market in New York City with scalpers reselling the $5 products for up to $100 each.

Although Ansel registered the trademark in 2013, in February 2014 the United States Patent Office declared the patent had been issued inadvertantly and was therefore invalid. After some dispute the trademark was issued to Ansel again in August 2015.

Deep-fried olives

istock-153061049_italian-deep-fried-olives-jpg-rend-hgtvcom-966-725Pasta and pizza are the first foods that come to mind when you think iconic Italian food. While visiting, also keep an eye out for deep-fried olives. The dish originated in the southern region in a town called Ascoli-Piceno and has since spread north. You can choose a variety, like prosciutto-stuffed to ground-beef-stuffed, from street vendors or local restaurants.

 

Chlodnik

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s a  Polish cold soup, made with kefir (or sourmilk), beet root and  leaves, cucumber, radish, dill and chives. Hard-boiled eggs are often added, and apparently so is crab meat and potatoes.

Interestingly, in Poland we call it Lithuanian cold soup (chłodnik litewski)- it probably did originate in Lithuania. However, as the two countries had a common history, it is no wonder that many dishes are the same or very similar.

As for the name, chłodnik comes from the Polish word chłodny- cool. It’s because it’s a cold soup, perfect for hot summer days such as today.

Beaver Tails

beaver-tails9BeaverTails or Queues de Castor are a Canadian-based chain of pastry stands operated by BeaverTails Canada Inc. The chain’s namesake product is a line of fried dough pastries, individually hand stretched to resemble a beaver’s tail.

The product received national media attention in the US and Canada when it was served at the Canadian embassy during Obama’s inauguration and was mentioned in newscasts during the lead-up to U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Ottawa, as an example of how Canadian businesses were participating in Obama’s visit. On the day of the visit, February 19, 2009, Barack Obama stopped at the ByWard Market on his way to the airport specifically to buy a BeaverTails pastry. One variation of the product was called the “Obama Tail”, specifically in honour of the president’s visit to Ottawa.

That’s it for today. Please, if you know any more, tell me in the comments bellow. Hope you like it!

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