91% of People can't Guess the Origin of all these World Cuisines! Can you?


By: Sarah Crozer

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Think you're a foodie? Can you guess which country is responsible for each of these delectable dishes? Challenge yourself with this trivia quiz on cuisines from around the world!

Jiaozi:Traditional dumplings which are deep fried, filled with mince meat and veggies.

China is divided into 34 provinces. It has many traditional stews, filling breads, steaming hot noodle soup to Beijing roast duck, chicken and mushrooms with oyster sauce and traditional dim sum.


Gallo Pinto: Breakfast of rice, black beans, scrambled eggs, and a small tortilla.

This breakfast is a traditional Costa Rican dish and sometimes comes with a fried banana. Some versions include Avocado, as well as many other substitutions.


Goulash and Bread Dumplings: Beef in a thick stew sauce paired with with handmade bread dumplings.

Goulosh originated in Hungary but is very popular in the Czech Republic. Beef is the star ingredient of this popular go-to bar food.


Escargot: Snails cooked in a garlic-herb sauce.

Escargot is a French Delicacy! In France, the snails are cooked and served in the shell. They are also rich in nutrients such as Vitamin E and protein.


Pho: A hearty soup made with a bone broth base, and garnished with many things such as bean sprouts, basil, meat, rice noodles, and chili sauce.

Pho has since become a huge hit in America and Western Culture. Bone broth is said to have many benefits for your body and health.


Chicken Tikka Masala: This is a bright orange colored dish featuring a signature sauce composed of a combination of Indian spices, diced tomatoes, and cream.

Indian cooking emphasizes the use of lots of spices! Some of which include cloves, turmeric, cumin, and cardamom! Turmeric has many benefits for health and is a known anti-inflammatory!


Poutine: A layer of french fries covered in gravy and cheese curds.

Poutine, is one of the most popular dishes in Canada and originated in Quebec. It has also made its way across the border into some parts of the U.S.


Kimchi: Fermented side dish made with vegetables and a variety of seasonings.

Kimchi is one of the world’s healthiest foods. On average, Koreans eat 18 kilogram of Kimchi a year. What most people don’t know is that a kimchi was sent to space on board the Soyuz TMA-12. The purpose? South Korea’s first astronaut, So-yeon Yi, wanted to enjoy her favorite dish.


Kung pao chicken: Diced, marinated chicken, veggies and peanuts, fried with chilies and peppercorn in a wok.

The classic dish originated in the Sichuan Province of south-western China and includes Sichuan peppercorns! Kung pao chicken has rapidly spread around the globe and can be found in many restaurants around the U.S.!


Bangers and mash: Sausages and mashed potatoes doused in gravy.

It is often eaten as a breakfast dish. Alongside the gravy it can also often be served with friend onions and baked beans!


Foie gras: Liver of a duck or goose that has been fattened by gavage.

This is a traditional authentic French dish which is defined as the liver of a duck or goose fattened by force-feeding corn with a feeding tube, a process also known as "gavage." There is controversy surrounding the dish and its ethics.


Cendol: Made with coconut milk, palm sugar, rice flour jellies and shaved ice.

This is traditional Malaysian dessert, that has led to similar versions popping up in many parts of Asia. It is a common quick refreshing dessert among street vendors.


Dulce de leche: A milk based syrup.

Dulce de leche is prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk. It creates a product that has a caramel like taste.


Katong Laksa: Coconut curry gravy with noodles, served with fish cake, sweet prawns, and bean sprouts.

Noodles are cut into bite-sized pieces to be eaten with a spoon. Laksa itself was created by Chinese descendants in the 15th-17th century leading to Singapore's version, Katong Laksa.


Pad Thai: Delicate rice noodles sauteed with tofu, bean sprouts, chicken, shrimp and plenty of spices.

This dish was so popular that it made its was around the globe. It ranked #5 out of the 50 most delicious dishes of the world by a CNN poll in 2011.


Apfelstrudel: Strudel pastry jacket with a filling of chopped apples, sugar, cinnamon, raisins and bread crumbs.

This dish is a very popular dessert worldwide, and can be seen in the Americanized version called Apple Strudel. Other ingredients could include nuts (such as almonds or walnuts) and rum, depending on the recipe. It is baked in an oven until golden brown and the ends become crispy.


Moules bruxelles: Cooked mussels in a savory broth served with french fries.

Despite the “french” fries, this dish is actually traditional to Belgium. Mussels are cooked and served in a large pot with a savory butter broth, often served with fries or dipping bread.


Churrasco: A variety of meats which may be cooked on a grill with the support of skewers.

Brazil is known for its love of meats, rice, and beans. Brazilian cuisine is very popular around the world and there are many Brazilian Steakhouses spread out across the U.S.


Dim Sum: Bite-sized portions including things like dumplings, vermicelli rolls, pork buns, and spare ribs.

It is a traditional Cantonese cuisine, and is meant for tasting and sharing. It is indigenous to Hong Kong and Southern China which are primarily Cantonese regions of China.


Nacatamales: Corn masa and lard, scooped onto a plantain leaf, layered with pork or chicken, potatoes, olives, onions, bell peppers and tomatoes then wrapped up.

The making of this dish is an event often reserved for Sundays at mid-morning. It is usually eaten together with fresh bread and coffee.


Vegemite: Dark brown savory food paste made from yeast extract.

Australia is well known for its love of Vegemite. This savory paste is used mainly as a spread on sandwiches, toast and crackers.


Peking duck: Thin, crispy skin duck slices served with a savory and sweet sauce.

This famous duck dish is from Beijing that has been prepared since the imperial era. The meat is prized for its thin, crisp skin, with authentic versions of the dish serving mostly the skin and little meat, sliced in front of the diners by the cook.


Crepes: Thin cooked pancake made from wheat flour.

Crêpes consumption is widespread in France, Belgium, Quebec and many parts of Europe, North Africa, South America and the United States. Crêpes are served with a variety of fillings, from the simplest with only sugar. The dish can be served savory or sweet.


Soto: Meat, veggies and noodles in a soup.

There are many different versions of this dish depending on the region. Eating preparation goes as so: add hot sauce to a desired level and then slowly add rice to the soup. It is a very inexpensive dish.


Pozole: Soup featuring hominy and choice of meat, built to your taste with additives including lime, avocado, radish, onion and cilantro.

This Mexican soup dish is so popular, and is a favorite in the United States, where it is referred to as “posole.”


Ceviche: Raw fish and seafood cured in citrus juices until desired tenderness is reached.

Typically prevalent in the Peruvian coast. Ceviche is a very refreshing treat with delicate flavors. Peruvian ceviche can be served with boiled or fried corn, and boiled sweet potato!


Cheese fondue: Melted cheese in a large pot meant to share with personally dipped bread bites.

Found just about everywhere in Switzerland, this dish emphasizes the ever so popular, Swiss cheese! It features a carefully chosen blend of different cheeses melted together for a unique taste!


Holubtsi: Cabbage rolls stuffed with meat, rice and mushrooms doused in a red sauce.

Holubtsi means “little pigeon” which is what one would call “lovers” in Ukraine. This dish is many hundreds of years old!


Empanada: Pastry stuffed with meat (spiced with cumin and paprika), filled with onion, green olive, and boiled egg.

Empanadas are a common traditional Argentinian dish, and many versions can be found!


Hot pot: Simmering metal pot served with raw meats and vegetables to hand cook.

Guests are given a large metal pot filled with savory stock to share. The consumers are brought raw sliced meats and vegetables to add in and cook themselves!


Kushari: Base of rice, black lentils, chickpeas, macaroni, and topped with garlic, vinegar and spicy tomato sauce.

Kushari originated in the mid 19th century, during a time when Egypt was a multi-cultural country in the middle of an economic boom. The lower classes' usually limited pantry became full with a myriad of ingredients.


Pizza: Round and flat breads now seen with a variety of toppings.

“Pizza” was created in Italy, although the dishes foundation can be dated back to the Greeks which baked flat breads and anointed them with oils, herbs and spices! The “Margherita Pizza” was named in 1889 after Queen Margherita's love for the dish topped with tomatoes, mozarella and fresh basil!


Chirashi: Big bowl of rice mixed with vegetables and sliced raw fish.

The word “chirashi” means “scattered “in Japanese. The bowl is adaptable to the consumers choice of fish, tamago (sweet egg) or vegetables laid on top of the rice!


Sarma: Grape, cabbage, or chard leaves rolled around minced meat (usually beef, pork, lamb or veal). This dish may also include rice, onions, spices and local herbs all rolled together.

Originally of Turkish decent, this is a very common dish in Serbia. After all the ingredients are rolled together it is then boiled for several hours. In Serbia, sarma is a traditional meal for Christmas and other religious holidays.


Chicken Adobo: Chicken marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic, which is browned in oil, and simmered in the marinade.

"Adobo" refers to a method of marinating and stewing any cut of meat or fish in a briny mixture of vinegar, soy sauce, and spices. Adobo is usually served over a bed of fluffy rice to absorb the deliciously tangy sauce.


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