150 Foods Worth Traveling For

You may be able to find these dishes worldwide, but nothing compares to trying them at the source

Dal bhat, or steamed rice with a lentil soup, is a traditional Nepalese dish.

150 Foods Worth Traveling For: Asia and the Pacific

Next, we head east to Asia, where we honor some popular dishes like Chinese peking duck, sushi, and kimchi, as well as lesser-known delicacies like khao soi and adobo. A little further south, the Pacific region has hearty Austrailian meat pies and New Zealand's meringue-based Pavlova. A mash-up of both the familiar and more exotic, this lineup is only the beginning when discovering this region's vibrant culinary culture.

Australia: Meat Pies

Bangladesh: Ilish Polau

Bhutan: Ema Datshi

Brunei: Ambuyat

Burma/Myanmar: Mohinga

Cambodia: Amok Trey

China: Pecking Duck

China: Jiaozi

China: Tofu          

Hong Kong: Char Siu

China (Macau): Minchee

India: Idli

India: Tandoori Chicken

Indonesia: Gado-gado

Indonesia: Nasi Goreng

Indonesia: Satay

Japan: Japanese Curry

Japan: Ramen Noodles

Japan: Sushi

Laos: Larb with Sticky Rice

Malaysia: Nasi Lemak

Mongolia: Buuz

Nepal: Dal Bhat

New Zealand: Pavlova

New Zealand: Bacon and Egg Pie

Philippines: Adobo

Philippines: Lechón

Singapore: Chilli Crab

Singapore: Hainanese Chicken Rice

South Korea: Kimchi

South Korea: Bulgogi

Sri Lanka: Rice and curry

Taiwan: Beef noodle soup

Thailand: Pad Thai

Thailand: Tom Yum Soup

Thailand: Khao Soi

Vietnam: Pho


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