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The Travel Food Atlas blog is an exploration of food in countries all around the world. We hope to showcase some of the incredible, delicious and wonderful things they eat in different countries around the world and we hope it inspires you to follow us throughout the journey.

North Korean Food: 17 Traditional Dishes of North Korea

North Korea is known for being the most isolated country in the world, with a communist dictatorship that rarely allows its citizens to leave. Since the war between North and South Korea in the 1950s, the regime has been closed to the influences of other countries, with the occasional exception of China and Russia who …

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Danish Food: 9 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Denmark

Denmark is one of the Scandinavian countries of northern Europe, sharing a border with only Germany. The country is surrounded by the North Sea and the Baltic Sea and consists of more than 1,400 islands.  Denmark is well known for consistently being one of the happiest countries in the world, owing mostly to their social …

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Dominican Food: 10 Must-try Dishes of The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a country occupying half of an island, shared with Haiti, in the middle of the Caribbean. It is well known as a popular tourist destination, particularly the Parque Nacional del Este, the City of Santo Domingo which has stunning colonial architecture, and the natural panorama of the Jarabacoa waterfall. With a …

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Singaporean Food: 12 Must-Try Dishes of Singapore

Singapore is a small country located on a small just off of a Southeas Asian peninsula predominantly occupied by Malaysia and Thailand. Singapore is a visionary city-state where different religions, traditions, cultures and types of cuisines coexist. Here, traditions unite with classic trends, unique natural corners with wonders of present-day architecture and roadside eateries share …

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Filipino Halo-Halo Recipe

Halo-halo is a famous Filipino cold dessert prepared using crushed ice, evaporated milk or condensed milk, and many other optional ingredients depending on taste. Common additional ingredients include: ube, sweetened beans, coconut strips, sago, gulaman (agar), pinipig rice, boiled taro or soft yams in cubes, slices or portions of fruit preserves and other root crop …

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Iraqi Food: 10 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Iraq

Iraq is a country located in the Middle East, sharing a border with countries including Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Syria, Iran and Turkey. It has a very small coastline on the Persian Gulf. Interestingly, it was in Iraq that the first cooking recipe “books” were discovered. The age of these clay tablets, according to some …

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Libyan Food: 11 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Libya

Libya, best known for its ancient Greek and Roman ruins and Sahara desert landscapes, is the fourth-largest country in Africa and is bigger than the state of Alaska. Most Popular Libyan Dishes Libya’s geography and ethnic makeup have a significant influence on its cuisine, with influences from the Mediterranean, its native Berber population and its …

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Austrian Food: 13 Must-try Traditional Dishes of Austria

Located right in the middle of Europe, bordering no less than seven other European countries, Austria is not only a reflection of its neighbors and its geography, but also exerts its own influence in central Europe. With a significant amount of the Alps located in Austria, it is home to some dramatic landscapes and mesmerizing …

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Vietnamese Coconut Worms (Duong Dua): How they are Eaten

In Vietnamese cuisine, Coconut worm is a type of snout beetle at its larvae stage. Also known as Duong Dua in Vietnamese, a coconut worm is light yellow in colour, generally sweet in taste, and about 3-5 cm long in size. Usually eaten live, a single coconut worm is sold at around 25,000 Vietnamese dong …

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Syrian Food: 13 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Syria

Syria officially also known as the Syrian Arab Republic is located on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea in southwestern Asia. It is land of high mountains, deserts, and fertile plains with most diverse ethnic groups including majority Turkmens, Circassians Greeks, Assyrians, Armenians, Mandaeans, Syrian Arabs and Kurds. Unfortunately Syria has most recently been known for its enduring …

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Belgian Food: 15 Must-try Dishes of Belgium

Belgium is a relatively small country nestled between Germany, the Netherlands, France and Luxembourg in the heart of Western Europe. Belgian cuisine has a lot in common with its neighbors, particularly in terms of the staple ingredients used in most dishes. There are very intricate cultural crossovers with the countries neighboring Belgium, which is none …

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Fromage Bruxelles (Brussels Cheese)

Fromage de Bruxelles, also known as ettekeis or Brussels Cheese, is a special kind of Belgian cheese prepared using pasteurized cow’s milk. The cheese needs to be consistently dried and washed for at least three months. After three months, it is shaped into rounds or tubs and is then considered ready for consumption. Fromage de …

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Serbian Food: 13 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Serbia

Serbia is a country located in the heart of the Balkans in Southeast Europe, known for its stunning mountains and landscapes. Planina, Kopaonik, Zlatibor and Stara are the notable mountains that bring thousands of hikers and sightseers to Serbia every year. Most Popular Serbian Dishes Serbian cuisine is influenced by Greek, Turkish and Mediterranean food, …

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Cuban Food: 8 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Cuba

Cuban cuisine is heavily influenced by Spanish gastronomy, the fruit of colonization; of African foods, a result of slavery, and of Caribbean food, due to indigenous groups that populated the islands of the Antilles. The African influences in Cuban food come mainly from the sugar cane that the slaves cultivated and the forms of cooking …

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Durian Fruit: The Stinky Fruit from Southeast Asia

A durian, also known as the “king of fruits”, is an edible fruit from many tree species that belong to the genus Durio. This seasonal tropical fruit belongs to Southeast Asia and is grown in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia. Notably, the durian fruit has a very pungent odor that can be somewhat off-putting …

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Kazakhstan Food: 11 Must-Try Traditional Kazakh Dishes

Kazakhstan is a country in Central Asia which is known for being the largest landlocked country in the world. It shares its borders with Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan in the south, China in the east, Russia in the north and a shoreline on the Caspian sea.  The country was historically inhabited by the nomadic tribes of …

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Saudi Foods: 9 Traditional Dishes of Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, located in the heart of Western Asia, is the largest country of the Middle East and one of the most influential in the region. The country has huge economic importance due to being the world’s leading oil exporter. It is also well-known for being the ancestral home to the second …

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Tunisian Food: 10 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Tunisia

Tunisia is an Arabic speaking country located on the northernmost tip of Africa, bordering Libya and Egypt. It is well known for its fascinating history including the ancient city of Carthage which is found in its capital, Tunis. As well as incredible heritage sites, Tunisia also has a Mediterranean-bordering coastline of clear waters and beautiful …

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