Only True Food Experts Can Name These Dishes From Around the World. Can You?

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Let's get real for a second. There's nothing better in the world than food. And you haven't really lived until you've tried international cuisine. From street food to decadent desserts, these dishes will blow your mind. Have you tried them? More importantly, can you identify them?

What's your favorite European dessert? Could you tell Belgian waffles from American ones? What's gelato and what's ice cream? You'll only pass this quiz if you're a true foodie. Can you beat your friends?

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1. This mouthwatering Spanish dish is traditionally eaten directly from the pan!

DronG /
  1. Pitipanna
  2. Paella
  3. Rice pudding
  4. Coconut curry
The original, Valencian recipe for Paella calls for white rice, green beans, chicken and rabbit, white beans, snails, and rosemary.
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2. In Mexican Spanish, this food translates to "light lunch".

Foxys Forest Manufacture /
  1. Wiener Schnitzel
  2. Quesadillas
  3. Pulled pork sandwiches
  4. Tacos
Mark your calendars! October 3rd is National Taco Day in the United States.
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3. This European delicacy is made of sugar, honey, and almond meal.

DimaSid /
  1. Chocolate truffles
  2. Poached fruit
  3. Dates
  4. Marzipan
Marzipan is a dessert today, but in the Middle Ages, pharmacists sold it as a medicine against mental disorders.
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4. Don't leave an English pub without ordering...

DronG /
  1. Lamb & Chips
  2. Rice Pilaf
  3. Kofta
  4. Fish & Chips
Until the 1980s, classic fish & chips came served in a newspaper.
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5. What's this buttery, French breakfast food?

Aygul Bulte /
  1. Strudel
  2. Turnover
  3. Baguette
  4. Croissant
Croissants are definitely associated with France today, but the first croissants are thought to have been made in Austria!
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6. Over 10,000 restaurants dedicated to THIS cuisine exist in Japan!

  1. Pesto
  2. Ramen noodles
  3. Spaghetti alfredo
  4. Tofu soup
Ramen is cheap today, but in 1958, when Ramen was first introduced, it was considered a luxury food!
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7. If you want to bring french fries up a notch, try THIS Canadian dish!

zMedia /
  1. Curly fries
  2. Scalloped potatoes
  3. Nachos
  4. Poutine
What does "poutine" mean exactly? In Quebecois French, it means, "mess". The french-fry-based dish is messy, but it's also worth it.
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8. It's a light and tangy South American seafood soup.

Larisa Blinova /
  1. Ceviche
  2. Gazpacho
  3. Tomato bisque
  4. Goulash
If you order ceviche in Peru, you'll likely get it with a side of cold, sweet potatoes. Mexican ceviche, however, comes with tortillas.
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9. You won't want to eat Indian curry without a buttery side of...

DronG /
  1. Tortillas
  2. French toast
  3. Pita bread
  4. Naan
Naan's got quite a history. The Indo-Persian poet, Amir Kushrau, was singing its praises as early as 1300 AD.
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10. Is it pizza or a sandwich?

carpe89 /
  1. Calzone
  2. Focaccia
  3. Risotto
  4. Bruschetta
For the original calzone, head to Naples, Italy. For a fried calzone -- or Panzerotti -- head to Puglia, Italy. You won't be disappointed.
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11. What's this essential German street food called?

gkrphoto /
  1. Meatloaf
  2. Currywurst
  3. Hotdog
  4. Chili con carne
If you really love currywurst, don't miss out on the Deutsches Currywurst Museum! It's bound to blow your taste buds away!
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12. No, it's not ice cream, it's Italian...

bissun /
  1. Gelato
  2. Granizado
  3. Custard
  4. Whipped cream
Did you know that in Italian, "gelato" means frozen? Nevertheless, when compared to traditional ice cream, its warm temperature is what makes it more savory!
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13. If you're looking for mouth-watering Middle Eastern street food, try a...

gkrphoto /
  1. Lentils
  2. Veggie burger
  3. Babaganoush
  4. Falafel
Falafels may have originated in Egypt, to replace meat for lent, during the time of the Pharaohs.
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14. If you head to Brussels, make sure you order THIS with Nutella!

Nataliia Ianchuk /
  1. Nutella balls
  2. Belgian waffle
  3. Swedish pancakes
  4. Belgian donuts
Waffles are good! In fact, they're so good that they inspired Nike's first pair of sneakers, "the Waffle". The sole of the shoe, predictably, resembles a waffle iron.
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15. These Indian delicacies were once only served to Royals!

Shaiith /
  1. Samosas
  2. Fritters
  3. Sweet rolls
  4. Empanadas
Other names for samosas include: Samsa, somsa, sambosak, sambusa, samoosa, singada, samuza, sambosa, somasi, somas.
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16. Salty, sour, sweet, spicy, and bitter, this Thai dish has it all!

Giulia M /
  1. Rice noodles
  2. Pad Thai
  3. Rice and beans
  4. Fried rice
Pad Thai is Thailand's national dish! What's in it? Fish sauce, garlic, shallots, dried shrimp, red chili pepper, egg, tofu, and chicken... among other things.
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17. Jamaican me crazy for some...

from my point of view /
  1. Chicken Alfredo
  2. Chicken Parmesan
  3. Chili Chicken
  4. Jerk Chicken
Jamaicans have been making jerk chicken for at least 2500 years. They smoked and dried the meat over a slow fire, in order to preserve it for longer periods of time.
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18. Eat these for breakfast in Mexico and Spain!

Gaus Alex /
  1. Cinnamon sticks
  2. Donuts
  3. Dutch babies
  4. Churros
Nomadic shepherds in Spain invented churros when they started rolling dough into cylinders and frying them over a fire. They've since spread to most of Latin America.
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19. It's a Turkish, honey-soaked ancestor of the strudel.

Alp Aksoy /
  1. Baklava
  2. Kazandibi
  3. Dondurma
  4. Kunafeh
Baklava dates back to the 16th century, and although it's Turkish in origin, it has since become prevalent in the Balkan region. In Greece, baklava is traditionally 33 dough-layers thick, to do honor to the 33 years of Christ's life.
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20. The Aztec, Mayans, and Incas all ate variations of this corn-husk covered food..

nehophoto /
  1. Masala Dosa
  2. Tamales
  3. Pastel de Nata
  4. Mango Lhassi
What are tamales filled with? The options are endless: masa, rice, beans, potatoes, kale, chocolate, jalapeños, and so much more.
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21. In parts of the world, this dessert is also know as burnt cream, crema catalana, or Trinity cream.

Krzysztof Slusarczyk /
  1. Vanilla pudding
  2. Egg nog
  3. Egg custard ice cream
  4. Crème brûlée
In case you were wondering, the largest crème brûlée in the world measured 26 feet in diameter and weighed over 1,500 pounds!
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22. You're looking at berry...

Anna Zellen /
  1. Bear claw
  2. Strudel
  3. Macarons
  4. Eclair
Strudels are associated with Germany and Austria, but they are actually from Hungary!
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23. This stew is Hungary's national dish!

yingko /
  1. Miso Soup
  2. Tom Yum
  3. Hot Pot
  4. Goulash
Goulash comes from the word Gulyas, which means "Herdsman" or "Cowboy."
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24. This soup is Tex-Mex at its best!

fired /
  1. Chicken noodle soup
  2. Pho
  3. Chili con carne
  4. Borscht
The Tex-Mex dish, chili con carne, comes from 1880s San Antonio, Texas, where "Chili Queens" sold the soup on the street over mesquite fires.
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25. Have these pancakes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Dominik Demcak /
  1. Crepes
  2. Muffins
  3. Corn cakes
  4. American pancakes
Crepes date back to before the Middle Ages. In those days, they used to use wine instead of milk in the batter. Try it!
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26. France's most popular sweets are...

leungchopan /
  1. Soufflés
  2. Crème caramels
  3. Coconut cakes
  4. Macaroons
Want some good news? Each macaroon has between 60 and 100 calories on average! Not bad for such a decadent snack.
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27. If you can't decide between potatoes or pasta, pick...

Stepanek Photography /
  1. Spaghetti
  2. Gnocchi
  3. Dumplings
  4. Farfalla
Would you like to learn how to pronounce gnocchi? It's "no key". You're now halfway there to becoming an expert in Italian cuisine.
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28. Thank a hot dog vendor in 1930s Philadelphia for this exquisite sandwich.

Seba Tataru /
  1. Fried Peanut Butter and Banana
  2. Italien Beef Sandwich
  3. BLT
  4. Philly Cheesesteak
What's in a Philly cheesesteak sandwich? Sautéed ribeye or slices of beef and cheese, so much cheese! We recommend cheddar.
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29. The perfect Australian summer dessert!

Elena Veselova /
  1. Tiramisu
  2. Cheesecake
  3. Pavlova
  4. Lava cake
What's good on top of a pavlova? Fruit, lots of fruit. Think strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi.
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30. These desserts are Sicilian dreams!

Pinkcandy /
  1. Cannoli
  2. Biscotti
  3. Panacotta
  4. Gelato
If the crust of your cannoli is too thick, it's been made by a novice. Hint: look for cannolis with chocolate-coated crusts for a truly decadent experience.
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31. These are Japanese rice cakes, sometimes filled with ice cream.

VasiliyBudarin /
  1. Gulab Jamun
  2. Mochi
  3. S'mores
  4. Hummingbird Cake
Mochi is also occasionally filled with red bean paste, otherwise known as azuki.
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32. Want some sponge cake soaked in brandy and layered with custard? Order a...

Irina Meliukh /
  1. Amaretti
  2. Truffle
  3. Trifle
  4. Obleas
Trifle is certainly traditional! It dates back to at least 1598. Back then, the English prepared it using rosewater and ginger.
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33. Don't let a New England fall go by without a healthy serving of...

Sveta Y /
  1. Pancakes & Maple Syrup
  2. Bread Pudding
  3. Tarte Tatin
  4. Bavarian Cream
Did you know that it takes 40 liters of sap to make just one liter of maple syrup?
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34. You can't get much more classic American than this noodle dish!

etorres /
  1. Fusilli with Spinach
  2. Penne Rigate
  3. Spaghetti Bolognese
  4. Macaroni and Cheese
Did you know that Kraft sells about 1 million boxes of macaroni and cheese per day?
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35. It's the perfect mixture of a croissant and a donut!

Raimunda-losantos /
  1. Berliner
  2. Apple cider donut
  3. Cronut
  4. Donant
Time Magazine named the Cronut one of the best inventions of 2013, and with good reason!
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36. A sandwich that the American South can truly be proud of!

Brent Hofacker /
  1. Tuna Melt
  2. Lobster Roll
  3. Grilled Cheese
  4. Pulled Pork Sliders
What's the best news about pulled pork sliders? Pulled pork is actually pretty good for you! It's chock-full of protein, iron, vitamin B, amino acids, and antioxidants!
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37. This scrumptious fast food dates back to ancient China!

AS Food studio /
  1. Egg rolls
  2. Sliders
  3. Arepas
  4. Bunny chow
How did egg rolls get to the United States? They probably came along with Chinese migrant laborers who worked on US railways.
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38. You can prepare this scrumptious chicken in under 10 minutes!

Mau Horng /
  1. Grilled barbecued chicken
  2. Ginger cashew chicken
  3. Red pepper chicken
  4. Chicken teriyaki
What is chicken teriyaki? It's skinless chicken thighs that are cut, stir-fried, and doused in homemade teriyaki sauce!
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39. Top this fried dough in cinnamon, chocolate, jam, or fruit!

Alexanderphoto7 /
  1. Crostata
  2. Tulumba
  3. Funnel Cake
  4. Egg tart
Funnel cake, essentially a glorified doughboy, dates back to the Pennsylvania Dutch.
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40. This scrumptious dinner goes best with skiing on the Swiss Alps!

stockcreations /
  1. Raclette
  2. Fondu
  3. Rösti
  4. Bircherműesli
Fondu has been Switzerland's national dish since 1875.
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41. It's the perfect combination of sweet and sour!

Brent Hofacker /
  1. Apple pie
  2. Pecan pie
  3. Key lime pie
  4. Coconut cream pie
Key lime pie has been Florida's state pie since 2006. The best Key lime pies are topped with meringue, if you ask us.
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42. This delicious Greek fast food is a...

rawf8 /
  1. Courgette balls
  2. Moussaka
  3. Gyro
  4. Dolmades
Gyros are served with tomato, onion, and tzatziki. Did you know that gyros didn't make it to the United States until 1965?
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43. If you're hankering for beef stewed in red wine, get yourself some...

Lunov Mykola /
  1. Beef broccoli stir-fry
  2. Beef tenderloins with mushroom sauce
  3. Boeuf bourguignon
  4. Shepherd's pie
Julia Child was a fan of beef bourguignon! She described the dish as "certainly one of the most delicious beef dishes concocted by man".
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44. What is this famous Hawaiian dish called?

Magdanatka /
  1. Coco puffs
  2. Saimin
  3. Poke bowl
  4. Taco bowl
What exactly is poke? A chunky, raw-fish salad, similar to ceviche. It's commonly made with octopus.
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45. This Chinese duck dish dates back to the Ming dynasty!

Natalia Lisovskaya /
  1. Duck satay
  2. Smoked duck
  3. Duck liver
  4. Peking duck
When preparing Peking duck, don't forget to pump air into the bird, so you can separate the skin from the fat.
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46. No Spanish night out is complete without...

Goskova Tatiana /
  1. Gimbap
  2. Banh mi
  3. Pierogi
  4. Tapas
Tapas are always served with alcohol. Otherwise, they're just not tapas.
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47. These bite-sized Chinese snacks are often filled with meat, chicken, shrimp and vegetables.

Shaiith /
  1. Poutine
  2. Dim sum
  3. Dango
  4. Halo halo
Did you know that dim sum means "point of heart" in Chinese? It originated in Canton (Guangdong), China.
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48. There are entire festivals dedicated to this food in Austria!

Brent Hofacker /
  1. Poplette
  2. Fried chicken on waffles
  3. Wiener Schnitzel
  4. Veal marsala
What is a Wiener Schnitzel? A slice of veal covered with fried bread, served with french fries or buttered and boiled potatoes.
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49. This North-African dinner dates back to the 13th century!

Mironov Vladimir /
  1. Lasagna
  2. Ravioli
  3. Gnocchi
  4. Couscous
Our advice? Don't eat couscous unless you serve it with meat or vegetable stew.
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50. This moist cake is soaked in three kinds of milk!

Scruggelgreen /
  1. Lamingtons
  2. Malva pudding
  3. Tres leches
  4. Rainbow cake
To make tres leches, you'll need condensed milk, evaporated milk, cream (light or heavy), and egg yolks.
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