Perhaps one of the best parts about traveling is trying foods from different cuisines. You get to experience foods that you might have never tried and learn about the new techniques. This makes traveling more enjoyable and memorable. Plus, studies have shown that taste is a vital aspect that creates positive memories. That’s all the more reason for you to try different cuisines and create memories. So, here are some amazing culinary destinations you should visit as your next vacation location.

Lima, Peru

 A plate of Peruvian Ceviche.

Peru is known as the best culinary destination in the world. In the past ten years, it’s been awarded the best destination for nine years by the World Travel Awards. Traditional Peruvian cuisine revolves around chilies, corn, and potatoes which is not surprising as they have more than 3000 varieties of potatoes.

In modern times, Peruvian cuisine has evolved due to a very strong influence from different cuisines around the world. However, they still have some traditional foods that have stayed true to their culture. One of those food items is their national dish, Ceviche. This is a seafood dish that comprises marinated fish with sides of boiled corn and sweet potatoes. It’s so popular in the Peruvian culture that you can find it in almost every restaurant in the country.

The cuisine is not short on drinks and beverages either. Their most popular drink is the Pisco Sour which is also their national drink. It’s a cocktail drink made from Angostura bitters, sugar syrup, and egg whites. It was created over a century ago and is still just as popular as it was back then.

Naypyidaw, Myanmar

 Burmese food.

The next culinary destination on our list is Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar. The cuisine is home to some of the tastiest dishes that are a unique blend of bitter, spicy, and salty flavors. Plus, Burmese cuisine is considered to have influences from Chinese and Indian cuisine with a wide variety of curries, soups, noodles, and seafood available.

Coming to the real point, the dish that will leave your mouth watering and make you never want to eat anything else is the Burmese curry. The core of the meal is some sort of protein that includes either beef, pork, mutton, or shrimp. However, picking the sides is where it gets interesting, you can get boiled or fried vegetables, rice, or even a fresh green salad.

Once you’re done with this filling meal, you can top it off with a nice warm tea which is also a very vital part of Myanmar’s culture. Traditional tea is made with evaporated milk giving it a unique and memorable taste.

Paris, France

A batch of freshly baked croissants.

If you’re planning a vacation, you have to visit Paris. The French capital is considered the most romantic city in the world and even though it has a lot of romantic things you can do, one of the things that makes it romantic is the food. It is one of the best culinary destinations in the world as it has delicacies like macaroons, crepes, and crème brulee.

Just wake up early in the morning and walk past a bakery, or boulangerie as they call it in French. The smell of freshly baked croissants and pain au chocolat will pull you in. If that’s not enough, then Parisian streets are full of cafes one after another where you can enjoy a freshly brewed shot of espresso and just watch people pass by.

Some great places to experience the soul of French cuisine are the areas around Sacre-Coeur or next to Notre-Dame De Paris, which is filled with some of the oldest Parisian restaurants and is comparatively affordable as well.

Marrakech, Morocco

Moroccan Tagine.

Marrakech is another city that deserves a lot of attention for its food. You just have to spend one day in the city, and you’ll know why it’s one of the best culinary destinations in the world. Moroccan food is also influenced by a lot of different cuisines such as Arab, French, African, and Persian. In Moroccan cuisine, you experience unique uses of spices like ginger, cumin, caraway, cinnamon, and saffron.

You also get to experience some exotic fruits like dates and figs that are used in many desserts in Moroccan cuisine. Though, if there’s one thing you should eat to experience Moroccan cuisine, then it has to be their infamous tagine. The dish is a meat stew that is cooked with potatoes and carrots. However, you even add almonds and olives to it as well.

For their drinks, you need to try their mint tea which is also a vital part of their culture. The tea is served after every meal and is considered to help with the digestion of the food you’ve had. A helpful tip for your visit to Morocco would be to not say no to the foods they offer especially when meat is offered as it’s considered impolite.

Hanoi, Vietnam

 Vietnamese Pho.

Vietnamese cuisine is rich in history and is influenced a lot by the Chinese and French Cuisines. If you like healthy food then this is the perfect cuisine for you as it focuses on the use of healthy herbs and spices. Some of the key ingredients in their cuisines include the use of ginger, lemongrass, and chili.

If you want to experience these spices and their cuisine, you must try Pho; these are noodles cooked in beef broth alongside herbs and chilies, served cold. Another, great dish to try is the Com Tam which is grilled pork that is glazed with fish sauce, honey, and white pepper, and served with rice.

Learn More About the Best Culinary Destinations of the World

There are so many top culinary destination in the world that it’s hard to visit them all and try the local cuisines. Plus, it’s not even guaranteed if you’ll like it or not. However, if you want to find out the cuisines that you might like then read Irina Bukatik’s blog.  

She is a travel and food enthusiast who has visited multiple culinary destinations and helps readers learn about different cuisines through her blog. If you want to learn about some other related things, you can contact her.

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