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International Cuisine 🍽️ 🍳

International Cuisine 🍽️ Around the World in 80 Dishes 🍳

Traveling would be the best way to sample the best of international cuisine. This list gives you a flavor of the classic international dishes you would expect to find in most large towns and cities around the world without producing an entire cook book. We’ve focused on mouth-watering meals and explain each dishes in simple terms so you can decide, at a glance, if it’s for you or not.

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International cuisine Origin Course International Cuisine Key Facts & Info Vegetarian option
Beef Stroganoff 🇷🇺 Russia Main Ragout of beef tips, onions and sour cream sauce. Other ingredients: mushrooms and peppers. From St. Petersburg, Russia. No
Beef Wellington 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England Main Beef with a puree of chopped mushrooms in puff pastry on truffle sauce. No
Borscht 🇷🇺 Russia Soup Soup traditionally made with beetroot. Often served with bacon bread and sour cream. Yes, omit bacon
Bouillabaisse 🇫🇷 France Soup Fish soup from Provence. Content: native Mediterranean fish, seafood and vegetables. No
Caesar Salad 🇺🇸 USA Salad American version of a Roman salad with a vinaigrette (made with egg yolk, olive oil, lemon juice), croutons and Parmesan cheese. Yes
Caprese 🇮🇹 Italy Salad Appetizer of tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and olive oil. An Italian national dish on account of the red, white, green colors. Yes
Carpaccio 🇮🇹 Italy Appetizer Thin slices of raw beef with mayonnaise sauce, lemon juice, salt and pepper. No
Cassoulet 🇫🇷 France Main Stew consisting of white beans, bacon, pork (optionally lamb, goose, duck) and sausages. No
Chateaubriand 🇫🇷 France Main Thick beef tenderloin steaks served rare with herb butter. Named after the eponymous French writer and politician. No
Coq au Vin 🇫🇷 France Main A whole cock (though nowadays often just chicken parts) is cooked in a red wine sauce. Traditionally served with baguette. One of the most widely recognized international cuisine dishes. No
Cordon Bleu 🇫🇷 France Main A breaded escalope of veal stuffed with cheese and ham. No
Crème Brûlée 🇫🇷 France Dessert Flambé dessert made of egg yolks, cream, milk and sugar. Flavored with vanilla, cinnamon, orange, lemon and ginger. Yes
Esterházy Rostélyos 🇭🇺 Hungary Main Hearty steak dish braised in a sweet and savory sauce made from sour cream, onions, sweet vegetables, sausage and mustard. No
Fricassee 🇫🇷 France Main Ragout of white meat (usually veal, chicken or rabbit) in white sauce. Optionally with peas, asparagus, capers. No
Gazpacho 🇪🇸 Spain Starter Vegetable soup served and eaten cold. Ingredients include tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, garlic, onions. Yes
🇦🇹 Austria Dessert Fluffy scrambled caramelized pancake made using flour, eggs, milk, butter, sugar and (traditionally) rum soaked raisins. Popular additional extras includes chopped nuts, apple pieces, cherries, plums etc. Kaiserschmarren is named after Austrian emperor Kaiser Franz Joseph I, who loved them, and their popularity spread across Bavaria and the former Hapsburg empire. Yes
Köttbullar 🇸🇪 Sweden Main Meatballs with lingonberry and mashed potatoes. Swedish specialty made famous around the world by IKEA. No
Minestrone 🇮🇹 Italy Soup Thick, rich, vegetable soup consisting of celery, carrots, peas, tomatoes, cabbage, beans and potatoes. Yes
Ossobuco 🇮🇹 Italy Main Alla milanese” veal slices fried in flour and butter and braised in white wine for two hours. No
Paella 🇪🇸 Spain Main Traditonal Spanish meal cooked in large shallow pan consisting of rice, chicken, saffron, seafood, peppers etc. No
Pancakes 🇦🇹 Austria Dessert Crepes with powdered sugar, plums and stewed apples and cranberries. International cuisine cooked worldwide. Yes
Panna Cotta 🇮🇹 Italy Dessert Gently baked cream, sugar and vanilla. Alternatively simmer and set with gelatin. Usually served with fruit or fruit sauces. From northern Italy. Yes, not gelatin
Peach Melba 🌎International cuisine Dessert Peeled peach-halves on vanilla ice cream with raspberry puree and whipped cream. First created by a French chef in the Savoy Hotel, London in honor of Australian singer Nellie Melba. Yes
Poires Belle Helene 🇫🇷 France Dessert Poached peeled pears in sugar syrup on vanilla ice cream with candied violets and hot chocolate sauce. Yes
Ratatouille 🇫🇷 France Main French vegetable dish of eggplant (aubergine), tomatoes, zucchini (courgettes), peppers, garlic and onions. Yes
Saltimbocca 🇮🇹 Italy Main Fried veal escalopes with ham and sage. Saltimbocca means “melt in the mouth”. No
Spaghetti Carbonara 🇮🇹 Italy Main Pasta dish with spaghetti, bacon, egg and cheese. Garnish with Parmesan cheese. Yes, omit bacon
Steaks 🌎International cuisine Main
  • Entrecote / Rib-eye steak: Slice of premium roast beef from the rib area.
  • Sirloin steak: Cut from the back area.
  • T-bone / Porterhouse steak: Cut from the short loin area.
Strammer Max 🇩🇪 Germany Main Slice of (optionally) friend bread topped with ham and fried egg. Optional extras include cheese, tomatoes and onions. From Saxony and Berlin regions of Germany. Yes, omit ham
Sunday roast 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England Main Roast beef, chicken, pork or lamb with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, stuffing, roast parsnips, sprouts and assorted vegetables. Yes, omit meat
Surf and Turf 🇺🇸 USA Main North American main dish. Grilled or fried combination of seafood (lobster, shrimp) and meat (steak). No
Tarte 🇫🇷 France Main Specialty from Alsace, thinly rolled dough is baked with onions, bacon and sour cream. Yes, omit bacon
Tripe 🌎International cuisine Main Offal from various farm animals (cattle, sheep, calf) stomachs cut into strips. Often served in a stew or soup. No
Tiramisu 🇮🇹 Italy Dessert Italian dessert consisting of several layers. Coffee-dipped ladyfingers, mascarpone cream, egg yolks and beaten egg whites. From the Italian for “pick me up” on account of the coffee. Yes
Vitello Tonnato 🇮🇹 Italy Appetizer Thin slices of veal cooked with white wine and vegetables in a tuna sauce with anchovies and capers. No
Waldorf Salad 🇺🇸 USA Salad Salad with apples and celery with chopped walnuts and light mayonnaise. First served in the Waldorf Hotel in New York. Yes
Zabaglione 🇮🇹 Italy Dessert Made from egg yolk and sugar and refined with marsala or cinnamon, sometimes whipped. Yes

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