A smell can bring you back to a specific time in your life unlike any other sense. Walking down the street or visiting a friend’s can result in a smell that brings you back to a very specific time in your life — maybe even a specific meal. This life is too short not to take advantage of the incredible foods the world offers, but that can be difficult as each area of every country specializes in a slightly different type of cuisine. Icelandic dishes often center on lamb, potatoes, and seafood, Japan specializes in sushi and other dishes like udon noodles and bento boxes, and in Greece, tzatziki sauce and stuffed grape leaves can be considered staples. Read on for five memorable meals you shouldn’t pass up.
Best pastrami on rye? No lie, it’s at Katz’s Delicatessen in New York City, and you have to try it.
At Montreal’s La Banquise, a menu must is their poutine: crisp French fries covered in cheese curds and brown gravy.
Head to Paradise Food Court in Hyderabad to pick up biryani, a classic Indian dish with marinated meat, vegetables, rice, and spices.
At Café du Monde in New Orleans, delicious beignets are the star of the menu. They’re topped with powdered sugar.
Sukiyabashi Jiro, featured in the famous documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, is considered a venue for some of the best sushi in the world. Anything off the menu here is on our bucket list.