20 Traditional Dishes From Around the World

You don’t have to be a foodie at home to appreciate good eats when you’re traveling. Trying the delicacies each country has to offer is one of the best parts of traveling! Read on for 20 traditional dishes to keep an eye out for on your next adventure!

1. Skyr from Iceland

Brought from Norway over 1100 years ago, Skyr is very similar to Greek yogurt though with a milder flavor. It’s usually served cold with sugar.

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2. Poutine from Canada

A delicacy which originated in Quebec, Poutine is a mix of French fries, cheese curds (sometimes referred to as “squeaky cheese!”) and brown gravy. Not the most healthy, but great comfort food!

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3. Pap from Namibia

A porridge made from coarse maize flour, Pap is a staple food in every house. Resembling polenta, it’s often served with meat mutete (spinach dish) and omboga (cabbage).

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