Traditional Christmas Food from Around the World

10. Szaloncukor – Hungary

Szaloncukor are delicious chocolate candies that Hungarian families use to decorate their Christmas tree. The chocolates contain a delicious fondant filling flavored with different ingredients. Some typically Hungarian flavors are sour cherry, rum nut, and chestnut.

The chocolates are then wrapped in a shiny cellophane twist, and hung on the tree with twine. Through the years, Hungarian children have come up with ingenious methods for surreptitiously eating the chocolate out of the wrapping, so their parents don’t realize they’re gone. Szaloncukor from the tree always taste better than regular chocolates!

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11. Menudo – Mexico

One Christmas dish that’s popular all over northwestern Mexico is menudo – a flavorful beef stomach and hominy soup that’s served on Christmas morning.

Beef stomach, which is often called tripe, is a favorite ingredient to use in festive meals. It takes a long time to break down the tripe into a soft and chewy consistency, so most Mexican cooks will make it the night before, and eat it on Christmas morning. Although uncooked tripe has a distinct foul smell and tough texture, the flavorful chewiness of properly-cooked tripe has made it a favorite all over Mexico.

12. Bibingka – Philippines

The Filipino dish known as bibingka is a fancy Christmas treat that can be found all over the country in the lead up to Christmas. Bibingka is made of rice flour and coconut milk, mixed with regular milk and eggs to form a custard-like batter. The cake is cooked over a fire in a terracotta pot which has been lined with banana leaves. The cake picks up a distinct smoky flavor from the charred banana leaves, and is served topped with a drizzle of butter, sugar, cheese, and grated coconut.

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Most of us are familiar with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). This brand rose in popularity within the 1980s, thanks to the likes of Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who placed wrestling on the pop culture map. As time wore on, the WWE has built a mass marketing and entertainment empire through their larger-than-life personalities, including the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Still, why some out there can state the WWE does profile some wrestling, it is a far cry from the true techniques that are involved in the sport itself.

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If you’re worried about embarking on a travel adventure and wondering whether it’ll negatively affect your life, the simple answer is “no, it won’t.” In fact, when you stop to take a closer look at it, the benefits considerably outweigh the risks. While in the past it may have looked like a frivolous undertaking, nowadays it’s considered a character-defining experience. If you have the chance to travel now, take it without thinking as your future-self will be forever grateful for the lessons, friends, and memories you will make.

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