Spiritual healers and mystics say that it is good to eat only that much, which is needed for survival. But some foodies only live to cherish the sense of taste and can go on to measure any length and breadth to savour a feast. Here is a list of the best culinary destinations in the world.
Japan has a unique and diversified culture for food. In 2013, UNESCO added Japan’s cuisine Washoku to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Japanese culture holds value to food as social and political structure depends on the food. Sushi has already become an international cuisine along with ramen Wagyu Beef and Yakitori. Most of the restaurants in Japan have Michelin stars. Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish market is also famous for serving the most diversified variety of fresh and processed seafood globally.
The Asian country is famous for its culture, beaches and exotic food. It is astonishing to know that most of the stalls here in Bangkok have been given Michelin stars. The city is famous for its Pad Thai Noodles, a wide variety of fried insects, fried Duck Beaks locally known as Bakk Bpet, and savoury Thai curries that ensnare the senses to treat the taste buds with Bangkok’s food. Gaggan, Suhring and Bunker are a world-renowned high-end restaurant in Bangkok serving local and international cuisines.
Who doesn’t know the land of tortillas and spicy wraps? In 2010, UNESCO identified traditional Mexican food as its Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The city’s air carries the aroma of fresh seasonings and boiling beans. Xochimilco is an Instagram snap-worthy place that is famous for culinary delights such as quesadillas and Tamales. However, locals say that the authentic food offered here and prepared with locally grown spices gives a different blast than Mexican food prepared in high-end restaurants around the world.
Cartagena’s food is a mix of Spanish, African, Caribbean, and local flavours that take you to absolute bliss when you indulge your tastebuds with a typical Cartagena cuisine. The city is famous for giving the world a healthy choice in breakfast known as Arepas that are cornmeal cakes. You can savour the best of freshly brewed Columbian coffee. The world’s restaurants offer three-course meals, but here in Cartagena, the place offers seven-course meals. What do they serve in those extra four meals can only be discovered by visiting there.
It is a holy trine for food, wine and adventure. Mendoza is famous for its sprawling wine orchards that brew the most wonderful wines around the world. The wineries offer wine tasting ceremonies coupled with lunch to have a wholesome experience.