Filipino – Tapsilog

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Tapsilog is a breakfast dish for most of the Filipinos. It is basically a meat dish mostly beef is used which is marinated beforehand with vinegar , soya sauce and garlic. The first Tapsilog is said to be made by Vivian Del Rosario in 1986 . She was a local resident who had a love for making food. Tapsilog is named after the three main components which the dish is about. First is the word Tapa which means “cured meat”, second is the word sinangag which means ” fried rice” and lastly there is the word itlog which means ”egg”. There are many different variations of this dish. This dish has a high place in the culinary history of the Philippines cuisines and many restaurants serve this breakfast and claim its flavor to be the original flavor.

Filipino – Pancit Guisado

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Pancit Guisado is an Filipino noodle dish. The word Pancit means to have a good life and Guisado basically indicates the style in which this dish is cooked. The origin of this dish is in the Philippines. This is one of those dishes which came together when different cultural people came together to live in the Philippines.

Korea – Gopchang Gui (곱창구이)

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Gui is known to be the GRILL ITEM. Gopchang-GUI (곱창구이) is the "grilled intestines" could be small intestine and large intestine. The word Gui is derived from the other word, gupda (굽다), which means "To grill". Relevantly, the history of Korean cuisine starts from the Three kingdom period and ends with the Joseon period followed by the Modern era.

Filipino – Lugaw

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Lugaw or Lugao is a glutinous rice or a porridge type of dish which only requires 5-6 ingredients to make. Lugaw is a dish which can be eaten as a dessert and a savory dish as well. The main purpose of this dish was to give the people something that was easy to eat and something that could help them nutrition wise. As I have discussed in my many articles that many of the cuisines of the Philippines have a Chinese background. This dish is also one of them.

Algerian / Turkish – Baklava

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Baklava is one of the most popular desserts ever made in this world. It is basically pastry which is made by adding nuts, pistachios over the filo sheets which is then baked in the oven. This dessert goes way back to the times of the Ottoman Empire. There is a dish in the Turkish cuisine which resembles quite a lot with the Baklava and some say that it is the origin of Baklava. There are many countries which have their own versions of Baklava.

Indonesia – Ketupat

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Ketupat is a very unique dish and looked so different due to its packing and serving. It is a dish of rice that is packed in palm leaves and made like a pouch. This dish is originated in INDONESIA. Some of the people thought that this dish is originated in BRUNEI, MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE, and THAILAND. There are also many variations around the world.

China (Hong Kong) – Tea Egg

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Tea Egg is also called MARBLE EGG. This is a very unique savory dish of China and serves at different times of the day. There are some cultural features regarding tea eggs, such as street vendors and night markets, etc.

Levant, Egypt – Ful Medames With Challah

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Ful medames is the Levantine salad made up of fava beans and raw vegetables. Ful medames is eaten in Arabic countries, Asia, Middle Eastern, and North African. This salad is the most ancient dish of Egyptian cuisine. There are many varieties of the dish around the world.

Morocco, Algeria, Liberia, Israel, Tunisia – Couscous

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Couscous is an Maghrebi cuisine also known as a North African cuisine. It is a grain product made from semolina which is mixed with different spices and stew. It is a very old dish which goes back centuries. In the Arabic cookbooks of the 14th century there are many mentions of dishes like couscous. There are also many variations of couscous depending on the place where you are eating it.

Pakistan – Tandoori Chicken

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This is a famous Pakistani Punjabi dish. This is known as Tandoori chicken because the word tandoor is used for the clay oven. Tandoori chicken was invented by the two Indian Chefs, Kundan Laal Gujral and Kundan Laal Jaggi. This dish was originated in India in 1940.