One of the things most people look for when they are vacationing abroad is good restaurants to dine in. If that is your priority on your next trip, you might want to check out the following countries which can provide you with the most wonderful and delectable local gourmet. Well start the countdown now:
6 Lima, Peru
South America is more than just tacos and enchiladas. And this is proven in the beautiful city of Lima in Peru. Chef Gaston Acurio is hailed to be the one responsible for the countrys nouveau cuisine, making their food known to the rest of the world. Aside from the local flavours, Limas fusion food also incorporates European, Asian and the indigenous Andean essence. It is a testament to the wonderful multi-cultural heritage of this wonderful city.
Must Experience: The Mitsura Food Festival, a one-week gourmet celebration in August, is visited by thousands of people from all over the world.
5 Mumbai or Bombay, India
Home of the roadside food shops and stalls, there is something so authentic about Bombay or Mumbai cuisine that you would know at first smell and taste that it came from there. Recently though, they have incorporated Korean, Thai and Lebanese flavours in their dishes making it even more amazing!
Must Experience: Old restaurants like Highway Gomantak, Delhi Darbar and Samrat are just some which you need to dine in.
4 - Cornwall, UK
Once considered a bucket and spade destination for holidaying families, Cornwall is emerging as one of the top culinary regions in the whole of the British Isles. And theres much more on the menu these days than just Cornish pasties and fish and chips. The county boats four michelin starred restaurants, with many of the best class eateries congregated around Padstow on the north Cornwall coast. As far as Padstow restaurants go, there is something for everyone from seafood restaurants and gourmet burger joints to modern English cuisine and what the locals consider the best pizzeria this side of the Alps.
Must experience: Restaurants owned by the big name chefs including Rick Stein, Nathan Outlaw and Paul Ainsworth.
3 Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark is not the first country you would think of when you are talking about great countries to dine in when in Europe. Italy and France would be the first in most peoples lists. But when Noma came along, it has become a gastronomic giant not just in the continent but in the whole world.
Must Experience: Kadeau, Formel B Restaurant and Restaurant Era Ora are just a few pricey food stops in the city which serves Danish greats and received the Michelin award.
2 Fes, Morocco
Fes food is a mix of Mediterranean, Andalusian and Berber flavors a definite must-taste when youre in this part of the globe. The great thing about Moroccan cuisine is that you need not go to expensive restaurants to get a taste of their scrumptious food. Youll find these in the local markets!
Must Experience: If you have saved a lot of extra for your trip to Fes, you might want to treat yourself to the century-old La Maison Bleue which serves the finest dishes from the whole region.
1 Tokyo, Japan
Asia is a very rich place when it comes to gourmet flavours. It is quite hard to choose which among countries like Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines (just to name a few) should be in this list. But we settled for Tokyo Japan primarily because of its sheer simplicity yet unbelievable ingeniousness in incorporating subtle flavours to come up with umami.
Must Experience: Tsukiji Fish Market has the freshest seafood in the whole world, Michelin restaurants like Kozue and Mikawa Zezankyo must be tried too, small and super-affordable udon, tempura and yakitori food shops should also be visited.