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Ackee and Saltfish
   comes from   
Jamaica
Adobo
   comes from   
Philippines
Also: Lechon
Ajdovi žganci
   comes from   
Slovenia
Also: Potica
Ajiaco
   comes from   
Cuba
Also: Platillo Moros y Cristianos
Ajvar
   comes from   
Macedonia
A relish made principally from red bell peppers, with eggplant, garlic and chilli pepper.
Ambuyat
   comes from   
Brunei
Amok Trey
   comes from   
Cambodia
Steamed curried fish
Apfelstrudel
   comes from   
Austria
Also: Sachertorte, Wiener Schnitzel & Tafelspitz
Apple Pie
   comes from   
The U.S.A.
Also: Hot dog, Hamburger, donut & macaroni and cheese
Arbroath Smokies
   comes from   
Scotland
Arepas
   comes from   
Venezuela
Also: Hallaca & Pabellón criollo
Arroz Con Gandules
   comes from   
Puerto Rico
Asado
   comes from   
Argentina
Also: Empanada, Milanesa, dulce de leche & locro
Asado
   comes from   
Chile
Also: Cazuela, empanadas, Pastel de choclo & porotos granados
Asado
   comes from   
Uruguay
Also: Chivito
Aseedah
   comes from   
Yemen
Also: Saltah & Zigni
Bacon & Cabbage
   comes from   
Ireland
Baguette
   comes from   
France
Also: cheese crepes, pot au feu & foie gras
Bandeja Paisa
   comes from   
Colombia
Also: Sancocho
Barbecue
   comes from   
The U.S.A.
Southern Region; Also: Corn bread, country fried steak, fried chicken, gumbo & Grits
Barm Brack
   comes from   
Ireland
The center of an Irish Halloween custom. The Halloween Brack traditionally contained various objects baked into the bread
Barszcz
   comes from   
Poland
Also: Bigos, kielbasa & pierogi
Beaver Tail Pastry
   comes from   
Canada Province of Quebec
Also: Pancakes, with maple syrup
Beef Noodle Soup
   comes from   
Taiwan
Also: Ba wan & Stinky tofu
Beef With Guinness
   comes from   
Ireland
Guinness gives this stew a deep rich flavour
Beer
   comes from   
Germany
Also: Sauerbraten, pea soup with large Frankfurter, Spätzle, Klöße, Currywurst, Sauerkraut, Bratwurst, Dampfnudel, Brezel, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte & Maultaschen
Belizean Rice and Beans With Fish Stew
   comes from   
Belize
Berliner
   comes from   
Germany
German doughnuts
Besh Barmak
   comes from   
Kazakhstan
Báhn Mì
   comes from   
Vietnam
Also known as Vietnamese sandwich; hoagie usually with meat and sliced vegetables.
Bibimbap
   comes from   
Korea
Also: Kimchi & samgyetang
Bigos
   comes from   
Poland
Also: Barszcz, kielbasa & pierogi
Bing
   comes from   
China
Also: Mantou & wheat noodles
Bird’s Nest Soup
   comes from   
China
This soup is made from the nest of an Asian bird; because the nests are in hazardous locations, and it’s dangerous to collect them, they are very expensive.
Biryani
   comes from   
Bangladesh
Also: Fish and rice
Bissau
   comes from   
Guinea
Jollof Rice
Blintzes
   comes from   
Russia
Also: Borscht, Poached Salmon, Caviar & vodka
Bobotie
   comes from   
South Africa
A dish consisting of spiced minced meat baked with an egg based topping
Borscht
   comes from   
Russia
Also: Blintzes, Poached Salmon, Caviar & vodka
Borscht
   comes from   
Ukraine
Also: Salo & pierogi
Bosanski Lonac
   comes from   
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Also: Burek, Cevapi & Sogan Dolma
Bougna
   comes from   
New Caledonia
Boxty
   comes from   
Ireland
A traditional Irish potato pancake. The dish is mostly associated with the north midlands, north Connacht and southern Ulster, in particular the counties of Sligo, Mayo, Leitrim and Cavan
Bratwurst
   comes from   
Germany
Also: Sauerbraten, beer, pea soup with large Frankfurter, Spätzle, Klöße, Sauerkraut, Sauerkraut, Dampfnudel, Brezel, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte & Maultaschen
Brezel
   comes from   
Germany
Also: Sauerbraten, beer, pea soup with large Frankfurter, Spätzle, Klöße, Sauerkraut, Bratwurst, Dampfnudel, Brezel, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte & Maultaschen
Brigadeiro
   comes from   
Brazil
Chocolate sweet
Brik
   comes from   
Tunisia
Pronounced 'breek is a Tunisian burek consisting of thin pastry around a filling; Also: Couscous
Brudet
   comes from   
Croatia
Also: Turkey with mlinci
Bryndzové Halušky
   comes from   
Slovakia
Burek
   comes from   
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Also: Cevapi, Bosanski Lonac & Sogan Dolma
Burrito
   comes from   
Mexico
Buuz
   comes from   
Mongolia
A type of steamed dumpling filled with minced mutton, or yak meat
Ba Wan
   comes from   
Taiwan
Also: Stinky tofu & Beef noodle soup
Byrek Shqipëtar
   comes from   
Albania
Also: Tavë kosi
Cachupa
   comes from   
Cape Verde
Cape Verde’s national dish; a stew with fish or meat with beans, corn and sweet potato.
Caldo Verde
   comes from   
Portugal
Green soup with kale (a form of cabbage) rinsed and julienned.
Calentita
   comes from   
Gibraltar
Calzone
   comes from   
Italy
Casado
   comes from   
Costa Rica
Also: Gallo Pinto
Cassava
   comes from   
Central African Republic
Catchupa
   comes from   
Cape Verde
Caviar
   comes from   
Russia
Also: Borscht, Poached Salmon, Blintzes & vodka
Cawl
   comes from   
Wales
Also: Laverbread
Cazuela
   comes from   
Chile
Also: Asado, empanadas, Pastel de choclo & porotos granados
Cepelinai
   comes from   
Lithuania
Cevapi
   comes from   
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Also: Burek, Bosanski Lonac & Sogan Dolma
Ceviche
   comes from   
Ecuador
Also: Encebollado
Ceviche
   comes from   
Peru
Fish with lime or lemon juice.
Champ
   comes from   
Ireland
These are mashed potatoes, Irish-style, with butter and green onions. Instead of gravy, they are traditionally served with a well of butter in the center for dipping each bite. Use red potatoes and leave the skins on for added color and nutrition.
Char Kway Teow
   comes from   
Malaysia
Also: Roti canai & Nasi lemak
Chelow Kabab
   comes from   
Iran
Chicken Blood Rice
   comes from   
Portugal
Chiko Roll
   comes from   
Australia
Chili Con Carne
   comes from   
Mexico
Chilli Crab
   comes from   
Singapore
Also: Curry laksa & Hainanese chicken rice
Chivito
   comes from   
Uruguay
Also: Asado
Chocolate Brownie
   comes from   
The U.S.A.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
   comes from   
The U.S.A.
Chocolate Con Churros
   comes from   
Spain
Also: Paella & Tapas
Christmas Pudding
   comes from   
England
Chuchitos
   comes from   
Guatemala
Also: Tamal
Churrasco
   comes from   
Brazil
Also: Feijoada, rice and beans, brigadeiro & steak and french fries
Ciabatta
   comes from   
Italy
Also: Pizza, pasta, minestrone & polenta
Coconut Dumplings
   comes from   
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Also: Spicy plantain
Coddle
   comes from   
Ireland
It consists of layers of boiled pork sausage and streaky rashers (bacon) with sliced potatoes and onions cooked in the stock produced by boiling the rashers and sausages. The only flavoring is usually salt, pepper, and parsley. It is traditionally accompanied by a pint of Stout. Sometimes cream can be added to the dish ensuring a white coddle now more favoured among dubliners. its horrible!!
Colcannon
   comes from   
Ireland
(Irish: cál ceannann - white headed cabbage) is a food made from mashed potatoes, kale or cabbage, butter, salt, and pepper. It can contain other ingredients such as milk, cream, leeks, onions, chives, garlic, boiled ham or Irish bacon
Coq Au Vin
   comes from   
France
Fricassee of chicken (traditionally older roosters, more connective tissue) cooked with wine, lardons, mushrooms, and garlic.
Corn Bread
   comes from   
The U.S.A.
Southern Region; Also: Grits, country fried steak, fried chicken, gumbo & barbecue
Cornish Pasties
   comes from   
England
Often a pastie would contain both a savoury half and a sweet half so the worker could have lunch and pudding in one package.
Country Fried Steak
   comes from   
The U.S.A.
Southern Region; Also: Corn bread, Grits, fried chicken, gumbo & barbecue
Couscous
   comes from   
Algeria
Couscous
   comes from   
Morocco
Also in other countries. In Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya it’s simply known as “food”.
Couscous
   comes from   
Tunisia
Also: Brik
Cozido à Portuguesa
   comes from   
Portugal
Also: Pastel de Nata
Cozonac
   comes from   
Romania
Also: Mititei & Mamaliga
Crack Conch, With Peas and Rice
   comes from   
Bahamas
Crêpe
   comes from   
France
Crubeens
   comes from   
Ireland
Comes directly from the Irish cruibíni, "trotters" or "pig's feet". All through the nineteenth century and into the twentieth, crubeens were widely sold in Ireland as street food,
Curry Laksa
   comes from   
Singapore
Also: Hainanese chicken rice & chilli crab
Currywurst
   comes from   
Germany
Also: Sauerbraten, beer, pea soup with large Frankfurter, Spätzle, Klöße, Sauerkraut, Bratwurst, Dampfnudel, Brezel, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte & Maultaschen
Dahl Baht
   comes from   
Nepal
Dampfnudel
   comes from   
Germany
Also: Sauerbraten, beer, pea soup with large Frankfurter, Spätzle, Klöße, Sauerkraut, Bratwurst, Bratwurst, Brezel, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte & Maultaschen
Dolma
   comes from   
Turkey
Also: Köfte, Kebab & pilaf
Domoda
   comes from   
Gambia
Donut
   comes from   
The U.S.A.
Also: Hot dog, apple pie, Hamburger & macaroni and cheese
Doro Wat
   comes from   
Ethiopia
Chicken stew; Also: Injera
Doubles
   comes from   
Trinidad and Tobago
Dried and Salted Cod
   comes from   
Saint Lucia
Also: Green Bananas
Dulce De Leche
   comes from   
Argentina
Also: Empanada, Milanesa, Asado & locro
Ema Datsi
   comes from   
Bhutan
Empanadas
   comes from   
Argentina
Also: Asado , Milanesa, dulce de leche & locro
Empanadas
   comes from   
Chile
Also: Asado, cazuela, Pastel de choclo & porotos granados
Encebollado
   comes from   
Ecuador
Also: Ceviche
Enchiladas
   comes from   
Mexico
Escudella
   comes from   
Andorra
Fasolada
   comes from   
Cyprus
Also: Souvla, Halloumi & Sheftalia
Fasolada
   comes from   
Greece
Also: Feta cheese & moussaka
Feijoada
   comes from   
Brazil
Also: rice and beans, churrasco, brigadeiro & steak and french fries
Felafel
   comes from   
Israel
Feta Cheese
   comes from   
Greece
Also: Fasolada & moussaka
Fish and Chips
   comes from   
England
Fish and Fungee
   comes from   
British Virgin Islands
Fish and Rice
   comes from   
Bangladesh
Also: Biryani
Flying Fish
   comes from   
Barbados
Foie Gras
   comes from   
France
Also: Baguette, cheese crepes & pot au feu
Fondue
   comes from   
Switzerland
Also: Rosti
Fried Chicken
   comes from   
The U.S.A.
Southern Region; Also: Corn bread, country fried steak,Grits, gumbo & barbecue
Fried Jackfish
   comes from   
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Also: Roasted Breadfruit
Frikadeller
   comes from   
Denmark
Danish meatballs
Fårikål
   comes from   
Norway
Also: Lutefisk
Fufu
   comes from   
Ghana
Fugu
   comes from   
Japan
Only qualified cooks may prepare this fish because it contains a very toxic poison, sometimes lethal.
Ful Medames
   comes from   
Egypt
Also: Kushari & Mulukhiyya
Fungee & Pepperpot
   comes from   
Antigua and Barbuda
Galinha à Portuguesa
   comes from   
Macau
Baked pork chop bun
Gallo Pinto
   comes from   
Costa Rica
Also: Casado
Gallopinto
   comes from   
Nicaragua
Gazpacho
   comes from   
Spain
Cold soup with tomatoes
Gibanica
   comes from   
Serbia
Also:Đuveč, Pljeskavica & Pasulj
Goulash
   comes from   
Hungary
Green Bananas
   comes from   
Saint Lucia
Also: Dried and salted cod
Griot
   comes from   
Haiti
Fried pork served with Du riz a pois or Diri ak Pwa (Rice and beans)
Grits
   comes from   
The U.S.A.
Southern Region; Also: Corn bread, country fried steak, fried chicken, gumbo & barbecue
Gumbo
   comes from   
The U.S.A.
Southern Region; Also: Corn bread, country fried steak, fried chicken, Grits & barbecue
Guyana Pepperpot
   comes from   
Guyana
Gyros
   comes from   
Greece
Haggis
   comes from   
Scotland
Hainanese Chicken Rice
   comes from   
Singapore
Also: Curry laksa & chilli crab
Hallaca
   comes from   
Venezuela
Also: Pabellón criollo & arepas
Halloumi
   comes from   
Cyprus
Also: Souvla, Sheftalia & Fasolada
Hamburger
   comes from   
The U.S.A.
Harees
   comes from   
Qatar
A traditional Arabic dish consisting of wheat, meat and salt
Harissa
   comes from   
Armenia
Also: Lavash
Hernekeitto
   comes from   
Finland
Green pea soup; Also: Poronkäristys (sauteed reindeer)& Karjalanpaisti
Hāngi
   comes from   
New Zealand
Maori method of cooking meat and veges in a pit in the ground. A fire is built and river stones heated which are then placed on top of the pit.
Hot Dog
   comes from   
The U.S.A.
Also: Hamburger, apple pie, donut & macaroni and cheese
Hutspot
   comes from   
Netherlands
Also: Stamppot
Injera
   comes from   
Ethiopia
Also: Doro Wat
Irish Stew
   comes from   
Ireland
The quintessential Irish dish, Irish stew can provoke heated discussion among people in Ireland about its ingredients. They do vary a lot from recipe to recipe, but all are agreed that the meat is always lamb (or mutton) and there must be onions and potatoes.
Japanese Curry
   comes from   
Japan
Also: Sashimi, sushi & Ramen
Jasmine Rice
   comes from   
Thailand
Also: Pad Thai
Jellied Eels
   comes from   
England
East End of London speciality
Jersey Royal Potatoes
   comes from   
Jersey
Jolof Rice
   comes from   
Nigeria
Kabsa
   comes from   
Saudi Arabia
Karedok
   comes from   
Indonesia
Raw vegetable salad, consisting of cucumbers, bean sprouts, cabbage, legumes, Thai basil and eggplant.
Karjalanpaisti
   comes from   
Finland
Also: Poronkäristys & Hernekeitto
Karvarma
   comes from   
Bulgaria
Also: Shopska salad & Sarma
Kebab
   comes from   
Turkey
Also: Köfte, dolma & pilaf
Köfte
   comes from   
Turkey
Also: Kebab, dolma & pilaf
Khachapuri
   comes from   
Georgia
Kibbe
   comes from   
Lebanon
Kielbasa
   comes from   
Poland
Also: Bigos, Barszcz & pierogi
Kimchi
   comes from   
Korea
Pickled dish made of vegetables with varied seasonings, often the spicy cabbage; Also: Bibimbap & samgyetang
Klöße
   comes from   
Germany
Big dumplings steamed or boiled; Also: Sauerbraten, beer, pea soup with large Frankfurter, Spätzle, Currywurst, Sauerkraut, Bratwurst, Dampfnudel, Brezel, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte & Maultaschen
Kondre
   comes from   
Cameroon
Also: Ndolé
Kottu
   comes from   
Sri Lanka
Pancake with vegetables, eggs and/or meat
Köttbullar
   comes from   
Sweden
Also: Herring, saffranspankaka, Smörgåsbord & Pea soup with pancakes
Kuli
   comes from   
Benin
Kuli
Kushari
   comes from   
Egypt
One of the most popular dishes in Egypt: rice, black lentils, chickpeas, macaroni, Egyptian garlic, vinegar and spicy tomato sauce.
Laghman
   comes from   
Kyrgyzstan
Laplap
   comes from   
Vanuatu
Larb
   comes from   
Laos
Type of meat salad, most often made with chicken, beef, duck, turkey, pork or even fish, flavored with fish sauce and lime
Lasagna
   comes from   
Italy
Latkes
   comes from   
Belarus
Potato pancakes
Lavash
   comes from   
Armenia
Also: Harissa
Laverbread
   comes from   
Wales
Also: Cawl
Lechon
   comes from   
Philippines
Also: Adobo
Leek & Potato Soup
   comes from   
Ireland
Loco Moco
   comes from   
The U.S.A.
Hawaii
Locro
   comes from   
Argentina
Also: Empanada, Milanesa, dulce de leche & Asado
Locro
   comes from   
Peru
Also: ceviche, quinoa & maize
Lovo
   comes from   
Fiji
Also: Yaqona
Lshlekly
   comes from   
Turkmenistan
Also: Plov
Lskudhexekaris
   comes from   
Somaliland
Also: Surbiyaan
Lutefisk
   comes from   
Norway
Also: Fårikål
Macaroni and Cheese
   comes from   
The U.S.A.
Also: Hot dog, apple pie, donut & Hamburger
Тавче Гравче
   comes from   
Macedonia
Made out of beans. It involves boiling the beans first and then mixing them with onion, peppers, tomato, oil, flour and various spices before they are baked.
Maize
   comes from   
Peru
Also: Ceviche, locro & quinoa
Majboos
   comes from   
Kuwait
Maki (sushi)
   comes from   
Japan
Rolled sushi, often wrapped in a sheet of nori (seaweed)
Mamaliga
   comes from   
Romania
Also: Mititei & Cozonac
Mansaf
   comes from   
Jordan
Mantou
   comes from   
China
Also: Bing & wheat noodles
Maple Cookies
   comes from   
Canada
Maquis
   comes from   
Côte D'Ivoire
Masgouf
   comes from   
Iraq
An open cut fish grilled and spiced with salt, pepper and tamarind
Maultaschen
   comes from   
Germany
Also: Sauerbraten, beer, pea soup with large Frankfurter, Spätzle, Klöße, Sauerkraut, Bratwurst, Dampfnudel, Brezel & Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte
Mealie
   comes from   
Burundi
Meal Porridge
Meat Pie
   comes from   
Australia
A hand sized meat pie containing largely minced meat and gravy
Milanesa
   comes from   
Argentina
Also: Empanada, Asado, dulce de leche & locro
Minestrone
   comes from   
Italy
Also: Pizza, pasta, ciabatta & polenta
Mititei
   comes from   
Romania
Also: Mamaliga & Cozonac
Mămăligă
   comes from   
Moldova
Mohinga
   comes from   
Myanmar
Moules Bruxellois
   comes from   
Brussels
Mountain Chicken
   comes from   
Dominica
Moussaka
   comes from   
Greece
Also: Fasolada & Feta cheese
Muamba De Galinha
   comes from   
Angola
Muhammar
   comes from   
Bahrain
Mulukhiyya
   comes from   
Egypt
Also: Kushari & Ful medames
Musakhan
   comes from   
Palestine
Mwambe
   comes from   
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Also: Yassa
Naan Bread
   comes from   
India
Flat bread with a chewy texture.
Nachos
   comes from   
Mexico
Nasi Lemak
   comes from   
Malaysia
Also: Roti canai & char kway teow
Ndolé
   comes from   
Cameroon
Also: Kondre
New England Clam Bake
   comes from   
The U.S.A.
New England region; Also: New England clam chowder
New England Clam Chowder
   comes from   
The U.S.A.
New England region; Also: New England clam bake
Nyembwe
   comes from   
Gabon
Oatcake
   comes from   
Scotland
Also: Haggis & Arbroath Smokie
Þorramatur
   comes from   
Iceland
Oshi Palov
   comes from   
Tajikistan
Also: Qurutob
Pabellón Criollo
   comes from   
Venezuela
Also: Hallaca & arepas
Pad Thai
   comes from   
Thailand
Also: Jasmine rice
Paella
   comes from   
Spain
Paella is originally fro Andelucia (Spain) where it is usually eaten on Sundays.
Pancakes, With Maple Syrup
   comes from   
Canada
Also: Beaver tail pastry
Pasta
   comes from   
Italy
Also: Pizza, minestrone, ciabatta & polenta
Pastel De Choclo
   comes from   
Chile
Also: Asado, cazuela, empanadas & porotos granados
Pastel De Nata
   comes from   
Portugal
Delicious Portuguese custard tart; also “pastel de Belém”.
Pastilla
   comes from   
Morocco
Also: Couscous & Tajine
Pasulj
   comes from   
Serbia
Also: Đuveč, Gibanica, Pljeskavica
Pavlova (with Kiwifruit Topping)
   comes from   
New Zealand
A meringue dessert cake. The ownership of Pavlova is a matter of great discussion between Australians and New Zealanders - both claim to have invented it. Usually topped with passionfruit in Australia. In New Zealand strawberries or kiwifruit are often used.
Pavlova (with Passionfruit Topping)
   comes from   
Australia
A meringue dessert cake. The ownership of Pavlova is a matter of great discussion between Australians and New Zealanders - both claim to have invented it. Usually topped with passionfruit in Australia. In New Zealand passionfruit, strawberries or kiwifruit are often used.
Peanut and Squash Stew
   comes from   
Chad
Peking Duck
   comes from   
China
Pea Soup With Large Frankfurter
   comes from   
Germany
Also: Sauerbraten, beer, Spätzle, Klöße, Currywurst, Sauerkraut, Bratwurst, Dampfnudel, Brezel, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte & Maultaschen
Pea Soup With Pancakes
   comes from   
Sweden
Also: Herring, saffranspankaka, Köttbullar & Smörgåsbord
Phở
   comes from   
Vietnam
Pie & Mash
   comes from   
England
A traditional London working class food. Pie, mash and stewed eels shops have been in London since the 18th century and are still common in south and east London
Pierogi
   comes from   
Poland
Also: Bigos, Barszcz & kielbasa
Pierogi
   comes from   
Ukraine
Also: Borscht & Salo
Pilaf
   comes from   
Turkey
Also: Köfte, dolma & Dolma
Pinnekjøtt
   comes from   
Norway
Christmas dish of dry salted lamb rib.
Pisang Goreng
   comes from   
Indonesia
Pita Pastrmajlija
   comes from   
Macedonia
A kind of Macedonian Pizza, but quite different
Pizza
   comes from   
Italy
Platillo Moros Y Cristianos
   comes from   
Cuba
Also: Ajiaco
Plato Típico
   comes from   
Honduras
Pljeskavica
   comes from   
Serbia
Also: Đuveč, Gibanica & Pasulj
Plov
   comes from   
Turkmenistan
Also: Lshlekly
Plov
   comes from   
Uzbekistan
Poached Salmon
   comes from   
Russia
Also: Borscht, Blintzes, Caviar & vodka
Polenta
   comes from   
Italy
Also: Pizza, pasta, minestrone & ciabatta
Pommes Frites
   comes from   
Belgium
Pork Roast
   comes from   
Denmark
Also: Frikadeller & Smørrebrød
Poronkäristys
   comes from   
Finland
Sauteed reindeer; Also: Hernekeitto & Karjalanpaisti
Porotos Granados
   comes from   
Chile
Also: Asado, cazuela, empanadas & Pastel de choclo
Porridge
   comes from   
Scotland
Potato Chips
   comes from   
The U.S.A.
Pot Au Feu
   comes from   
France
Also: Baguette, cheese crepes, pot au feu & foie gras
Potica
   comes from   
Slovenia
Also: Ajdovi žganci
Poulet Yassa
   comes from   
Guinea
Poutine
   comes from   
Canada
Pulla
   comes from   
Finland
Sweet bread
Pupusa
   comes from   
El Salvador
Qabili Palau
   comes from   
Afghanistan
Quiche Lorraine
   comes from   
France
A baked dish containing eggs, heavy cream and bacon.
Quinoa
   comes from   
Peru
Also: Ceviche, maize & locro
Qurutob
   comes from   
Tajikistan
Also: Oshi palov
Ramen
   comes from   
Japan
Also: Sashimi, sushi & Japanese curry
Rice and Beans
   comes from   
Brazil
Also: Feijoada, churrasco, brigadeiro & steak and french fries
Rice and Curry
   comes from   
Sri Lanka
Rice
   comes from   
China
Also: Rice noodles and rice congee
Rice Congee
   comes from   
China
Also: Rice & Rice noodles
Rice Noodles
   comes from   
China
Also: Rice & rice congee
Risotto
   comes from   
Italy
Riz Gras
   comes from   
Burkina Faso
Roasted Breadfruit
   comes from   
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Also: Fried Jackfish
Rosti
   comes from   
Switzerland
Also: Fondue
Roti Canai
   comes from   
Malaysia
Also: Nasi lemak & char kway teow
Sacher Torte
   comes from   
Austria
Viennese chocolate cake
Sachertorte
   comes from   
Austria
Also: Tafelspitz, Wiener Schnitzel & Apfelstrudel
Saffranspankaka
   comes from   
Sweden
Also: Herring, Smörgåsbord, Köttbullar & Pea soup with pancakes
Salo
   comes from   
Ukraine
Also: Borscht & pierogi
Saltah
   comes from   
Yemen
Also: Aseedah & Zigni
Salt Cod
   comes from   
Canada Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
Salteñas
   comes from   
Bolivia
Sambusa
   comes from   
Somalia
Beef mixture that is wrapped in a cone shaped package and deep fried
Samgyetang
   comes from   
Korea
Also: Kimchi & Bibimbap
Sancocho
   comes from   
Columbia
Also: Bandeja paisa
Sancocho
   comes from   
Panama
Sarma
   comes from   
Bulgaria
Also: Shopska salad & Karvarma
Sashimi
   comes from   
Japan
Also: Sushi, ramen & Japanese curry
Satay
   comes from   
India
Sauerbraten
   comes from   
Germany
Also: Beer, pea soup with large Frankfurter, Spätzle, Klöße, Currywurst, Sauerkraut, Bratwurst, Dampfnudel, Brezel, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte & Maultaschen
Sauerkraut
   comes from   
Germany
Also: Sauerbraten, beer, pea soup with large Frankfurter, Spätzle, Klöße, Currywurst, Bratwurst, Dampfnudel, Brezel, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte & Maultaschen
Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte
   comes from   
Germany
Also: Sauerbraten, beer, pea soup with large Frankfurter, Spätzle, Klöße, Sauerkraut, Bratwurst, Dampfnudel, Brezel & Maultaschen
Seswaai
   comes from   
Botswana
Shahan Ful
   comes from   
Sudan
Shawarma
   comes from   
United Arab Emirates
Sheftalia
   comes from   
Cyprus
Also: Souvla, Halloumi & Fasolada
Shopska Salad
   comes from   
Bulgaria
Also: Sarma & Karvarma
Shuku Shuku
   comes from   
Nigeria
Coconut Nigerian dessert
Skoudehkaris
   comes from   
Djibouti
Smörgåsbord
   comes from   
Sweden
Also: Herring, saffranspankaka, Köttbullar & Pea soup with pancakes
Smørrebrød
   comes from   
Denmark
Danish for "butter and bread"; Also: Portk Roast & Frikadeller
Soda Bread
   comes from   
Ireland
A type of quick bread in which bread soda(otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate) is used for leavening rather than the more common yeast. The ingredients of traditional soda bread are flour, bread soda, salt, and buttermilk. Other ingredients can be added such as raisins, egg or various forms of nuts.
Sogan Dolma
   comes from   
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Also: Burek, Cevapi & Bosanski Lonac
Sopa Paraguaya
   comes from   
Paraguay
Souvla
   comes from   
Cyprus
Also: Halloumi, Sheftalia & Fasolada
Spicy Plantain
   comes from   
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Also: Coconut dumplings
Spotted Dick
   comes from   
England
A steamed pudding with currants or sultanas in case you were wondering.
Spotted Dog
   comes from   
Ireland
Traditional Irish fruit bread
Spätzle
   comes from   
Germany
Also: Sauerbraten, beer, pea soup with large Frankfurter, Klöße, Currywurst, Sauerkraut, Bratwurst, Dampfnudel, Brezel, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte & Maultaschen
Stamppot
   comes from   
Netherlands
Made from a combination of potatoes mashed with one or several other vegetables; Also: Hutspot
Steak and French Fries
   comes from   
Brazil
Also: Feijoada, rice and beans, churrasco & brigadeiro
Stinky Tofu
   comes from   
Taiwan
Also: Ba wan & Beef noodle soup
Stroopwafel
   comes from   
Netherlands
Round-shaped waffle-like wafers
Succotash
   comes from   
Equatorial Guinea
Surbiyaan
   comes from   
Somaliland
Spiced rice and goat meat; Also: Lskudhexekaris
Surstromming
   comes from   
Sweden
Tinned fermented Baltic herring. Also: Smörgåsbord, saffranspankaka, Köttbullar & Pea soup with pancakes
Sushi
   comes from   
Japan
Svickova
   comes from   
Czech Republic
Tabbouleh
   comes from   
Syria
Tacos
   comes from   
Mexico
Tafelspitz
   comes from   
Austria
Also: Sachertorte, Wiener Schnitzel & Apfelstrudel
Tajine
   comes from   
Morocco
Also: Pastilla & Couscous
Tamal
   comes from   
Guatemala
Also: Chuchitos
Tandoori Chicken
   comes from   
India
Chicken marinated in yogurt and spices, then cooked in an oven or grilled.
Tapas
   comes from   
Spain
Also: Paella & Chocolate con churros
Tavë Kosi
   comes from   
Albania
Also: Byrek Shqipëtar
Thenthuk
   comes from   
Tibet
Soup
Tiebou Dieun
   comes from   
Senegal
Tiramisu
   comes from   
Italy
A dessert made from Lady Fingers, espresso coffee, mascarpone cheese, eggs, cream, sugar, marsala wine, cocoa, and rum.
Tortellini
   comes from   
Italy
Turkey With Mlinci
   comes from   
Croatia
Also: Brudet
Ugali
   comes from   
Kenya
Ugali
   comes from   
Tanzania
Ulster Fry
   comes from   
Northern Ireland
Usban
   comes from   
Libya
Đuveč
   comes from   
Serbia
Also: Gibanica, Pljeskavica & Pasulj
Verivorst
   comes from   
Estonia
Blood sausage very similar to Finnish mustamakkara. It is sold and eaten mostly in winter, being a traditional Christmas food
Vodka
   comes from   
Russia
Also: Borscht, Poached Salmon, Caviar & Blintzes
Waterzooi
   comes from   
Belgium
Stew
Weisswürst
   comes from   
Germany
Means “white sausage”; traditional Bavarian sausage.
Welsh Cakes
   comes from   
Wales
The cakes are also known as bakestones within Wales because they are traditionally cooked on a bakestone (Welsh: maen), a cast iron griddle about 1.5 cm or more thick which is placed on the fire or cooker.
Wheat Noodles
   comes from   
China
Also: Mantou, Bing & wheat noodles
White Rice Topped With Stewed Red Kidney Beans
   comes from   
Dominican Republic
Wiener Schnitzel
   comes from   
Austria
Also: Sachertorte,Tafelspitz & Apfelstrudel
Yaqona
   comes from   
Fiji
Also: Lovo
Yarpag Dolmasi
   comes from   
Azerbaijan
Yassa
   comes from   
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Also: Mwambe
Yorkshire Pudding
   comes from   
England
It is made from batter and most often served with roast beef, chicken, or any meal in which there is gravy served with it, or on its own. Gravy is often served alongside. It is often claimed that the purpose of the dish was to provide a cheap way to fill the diners
Zigini
   comes from   
Eritrea
Zigni
   comes from   
Yemen
Also: Aseedah & Saltah


Facts contributed by:


Gokie Gary








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