National Dishes

Adjarian Khachapuri

Khachapuri

Khachapuri is a traditional Georgian dish of cheese-filled bread. The bread is leavened and allowed to rise, and is shaped in various ways, usually with cheese in the middle and a crust which is ripped off and used to dip in the cheese.Read More
Harissa - Armenian Porridge

Harissa – Armenian Porridge

Harissa (Armenian: հարիսա harisa) is an Armenian dish from the Ararat plain. It is a thick porridge made from korkot (dried or roasted cracked wheat) and fat-rich meat, usually chicken or lamb. Herbs were substituted for meat in harissa when Armenian religious days required fasting and penance. The extremely long cooking process is an essential part of the harissa tradition. Like other ritual dishes, the time taken for preparation is part of its cherished value.

The dish has been passed on since ancient times. Stories differ as to the origins of the dish. According to Armenian lore, the patron saint of Armenia, Gregory the Illuminator, was offering a meal of love and charity to the poor. There weren’t enough sheep to feed the crowds so wheat was added to the cooking pots...

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Musakhan

Musakhan – Sumac Chicken with Sautéed Onions

The dish is simple to make and the ingredients needed are easily obtainable, which may account for the dish's popularity. Many of the ingredients used — olive oil, sumac and pine nuts — are frequently found in Jordan cuisine. The dish is also popular in levant, particularly among Jordanians.Read More
Peking Duck - Beijing Roast Duck

Peking Duck – Beijing Roast Duck

The national dish of China, this dish is considered a delicacy due to its complex preparation and intense flavours. Since the Yuan Dynasty established by Kublai Khan, the process for preparing Peking Duck is rooted in tradition and has been perfected over thousands of years.Read More
Sinigang na Isda - Filipino Fish Sour Soup

Sinigang na Isda – Filipino Fish Sour Soup

Few cuisines value sourness quite as much as Filipino. Whether from vinegar, citrus, or unripe fruits, sourness adds sparkle, helping balance intensely fishy flavours and rich, fatty meats. The Philippines’ quintessential sour dish is sinigang, a seafood soup that usually relies on tamarind pulp for tartness.Read More
National Dishes crossword

Crossword – National Dishes

This food crossword uses national dishes from around the world for the answers. It is medium difficult. Read More
Matoke - Ugandan Beef and Plantain Stew

Matoke – Ugandan Beef and Plantain Stew

Matoke is one of the traditional main dishes in Uganda and can be made with or with the meat.Read More
Falafel

Falafel

Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food, usually served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flatbread known as lafa; "falafel" also frequently refers to a wrapped sandwich that is prepared in this way.Read More
Nasi Lemak With Dried Anchovies Sambal

Nasi Lemak with Dried Anchovies Sambal

Nasi lemak (Jawi: ناسي لمق) is a fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf commonly found in Malaysia, where it is considered the national dish.Read More
Mansaf Lamb in Yoghurt Sauce

Mansaf – Lamb in Yoghurt Sauce

Mansaf is a traditional Jordanian and Palestinian dish made of lamb cooked in a sauce of fermented dried yoghurt and served with rice or bulgur. It is the national dish of Jordan. To a lesser degree it is also found in parts of Iraq, Syria, and Saudia Arabia.Read More