Foodie Travel: The Best Dishes on Every Continent CheapOair Staff November 11, 2010 general 1 Comment Foodie travel around the world If you had to eat one dish for the rest of your life, what would it be? It's easy to think about your favorite foods, but what about the best dishes around the world? You can travel and roam all the cities of the earth and spend your whole life filling your stomach to its fullest desires. Travelers indulge abroad in search of traditional local dishes that make them want to become a local there and eat that particular dish for the rest of their lives. It's easy to take a trip around the world through delicious cuisine. North America – The All American burger and fries: It doesn't get more American than a juicy thick cut slab of meat in between toasted buns and a side order of sizzling french fries. Granted, North America is composed of a larger continent than the United States itself, but the world knows Americans for their delicious burgers. Go beyond the thought of the McDonalds Quarter Pounder and indulge in local diners and smaller franchises for the burger that will be worth every single calorie. South America – Peruvian Ceviche: A lot of travelers like to call Peru the International Culinary Capital of Latin America. With such a big title, it's almost too easy to decide that Peruvian Ceviche is one of the most delicious foods on the continent. The popular seafood dish is made from fresh raw dish marinated in citrus juices and spiced with chilli peppers and other condiments. Not only is it a traditional dish, but it is also popular in neighboring countries like Ecuador and Chile. Europe – Italian Neapolitan pizza: When the moon hits your eyes like a big pizza pie, that's amore, and just like when you're eyes get a glimpse of a delicious Italian Neapolitan pizza, you can't help but fall in love. Authentic Italian pizza is typically made with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Sticking to the basic ingredients made in the proper stone oven makes for a pizza worth taking a flight to Italy for. Southern Italian trattorias are known to have as many as 500 varieties of pizza. This is not your typical New York or Chicago style pizza; we're talking traditional Italian cuisine. Asia – Thai Green Curry: Thai restaurants all over the world are known for a popular dish called Pad Thai. Little do most travelers know that there are over a dozen other popular dishes that give Pad Thai a run for its money. If you're lucky enough to roam the streets of Thailand, Green Curry is one of the specialty Asian dishes. Made of coconut milk, green curry paste and other succulent ingredients, it is a consistent sauce used not only in the Green curry dish, but can be served with meat, vegetables or noodles. Once the intoxicating aromas hit your nasal passages, you're stomach will instantly growl for a taste of Thai Green Curry. Africa – Jollof rice: Known as a popular dish all over West Africa, Jollof Rice is a one of the oldest that dates back to tribal times. Similar to Jambalaya, it consists of rice, tomatoes, onions and spices. What makes this dish unique is the cooking method; using coconut oil to fry the ingredients, adding stock so the rice soaks up the flavors like a sponge. Luckily, your taste buds will also absorb the aromatic flavors as well! Australia – Damper: Many find it hard to think of typical Australian dishes. With their location in proximity to other continents and their succulent offerings, it makes it a melting pot of different cuisines. Little do travelers know about Damper; a traditional Australian bread. The true traveler looking for a unique experience will find the making of Damper; Australian soda bread, worth looking for. It consists of a wheat flour base baked in the coals of a campfire. The basic ingredients are flour, water, salt and milk; making for an interesting consistency. If you're looking for the local experience, this is the dish to find as it is popular with Indigenous Australians. Antarctica: When you're known as the coldest continent on the planet; it's hard to find a savory dish in the land of ice, polar bears and penguins. Since the climate of Antarctica makes it difficult for flora and fauna to live extensively, it makes it difficult for a popular dish. However if you have visited, perhaps you can recommend a dish we must try the next time we're in that neck of the woods.