If there’s something everyone can agree on, it’s delicious food. Whether they’re sweet, sour salty, or spicy, scrumptious delicacies make people happy and satisfied. It’s no wonder why people travel across the globe to taste the variety of flavors that different countries and cultures have to offer.
With the pandemic, traveling is restricted, and even eating out is not safe. If you’re craving for some delicious international dish, you may as well make it yourself. Here are five must-try recipes from all around the world that you can make in your own kitchen.
Bulgogi is a delicious sweet Korean barbecue dish made of thin strips of tender beef or pork and Korean barbeque sauce (homemade or ready-made). Bulgogi is incredibly quick and easy to cook. The ingredients for this recipe are also readily available in the supermarket. If you can’t find ready-made bulgogi sauce, you can make your own with common cooking ingredients.
Easy Chicken Adobo Recipe
Adobo is a Filipino dish that has been gaining some attention all over the world. In the Philippines, there’s no one way to cook adobo, but most Filipinos use pork or chicken. No matter the version, certain ingredients are always used in making the dish. These ingredients include soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaves, and peppercorn.
Adobo doesn’t require a lot of steps to make, so it’s a go-to recipe for locals when they want to eat something delicious and filling. Food blogger and YouTuber Panlasang Pinoy offers an easy-to-make chicken adobo recipe and tutorial for anyone who’s been craving for some scrumptious Filipino food.
Planning to make adobo? Remember to pair it with rice for the perfect balance of taste.
The Mexican burrito first made its way to restaurant menus in the United States in the 1930s at the El Cholo Spanish Café in Los Angeles. Since then, burritos have become a beloved dish by Americans and people all around the world.
Traditionally, a burrito is made with a savory filling containing meat and a variety of ingredients, including rice, cooked beans, and vegetables. Vegetable ingredients usually include lettuce and tomatoes. All these ingredients are wrapped in flour tortilla for easy eating.
Looking for a quick complete meal for breakfast? Try this breakfast burrito recipe by chef Sophie Godwin at BBC Good Food.
Nick’s Authentic Italian Spaghetti
Italy has contributed many things to enrich the world, from art to automobiles. Pasta is inarguably one of the best things that this boot-shaped peninsula in southern Europe has shared with the world.
Since your favorite Italian restaurant is likely closed due to the pandemic, you may as well make your own authentic Italian spaghetti. Food blogger Erica Walker shares a recipe from her husband’s brother, Nick, who lived in Italy for two years and brought home several authentic Italian recipes for the whole family to try.
Nick’s Authentic Italian Spaghetti uses ingredients that you can find in most grocery stores. This recipe takes around 45 minutes to make and can serve up to six people. Get a taste of Italy with this authentic spaghetti recipe.
Chinese Egg Fried Rice Recipe
When you say Chinese food, one that first comes to mind is Chinese egg fried rice. It’s affordable, delicious, and filling, so it’s a go-to food for many. The classic Chinese egg fried rice is also incredibly easy to make at home. If you’re craving for some, you can quickly whip up a bowl to feed your hungry stomach.
All you need are a few common ingredients, including rice, eggs, onion, spring onion, vegetable oil, salt, ground pepper, and soy sauce. Food blogger Angie Liew (a.k.a. Huang) of Huang Kitchen shares a simple recipe for your Chinese egg fried rice. This recipe takes about 40 minutes to make and can serve up to two people.
Check out Huang’s classic Chinese egg fried rice recipe here.
Before You Go
Tasting different cuisines and flavors from all over the world is every foodie’s dream. Unfortunately, the pandemic has put a halt to many operations, including food businesses. There are only a few restaurants running through an online platform to continue serving their customers. (Are you a restaurant owner? Consider creating your own business website to continue catering to your customers.)
If you’re missing the taste of international cuisine, try making the recipes above. They’re easy to prepare, and they don’t use a lot of ingredients. Most importantly, they’re incredibly delicious and filling!