There are very few ways to better discover a culture than through its food. In fact, some travelers base their entire travel plans around what countries have the best culinary tradition. However, ask 10 travelers what country has the best food, and you’re likely to get 10 different answers.
Whether you love the curries of India, sushi in Japan, fine French food, steak in Argentina, or something entirely different, we all have an opinion on food.
So, for this week’s discussion, I want to know: what country do you think has the best food?
For me, it has to be Thailand. Not that I say that lightly or easily. After all, places like Mexico, Italy, Korea, and Malaysia have a very soft spot in my heart and in my belly; however, I love Thai food.
I think I like it so much because of the way Thai food is made. With an emphesis on the balance of spicy and sweet, bitter and sour, Thai food is a flavor explosion in your mouth. Or, as the site FoodVirgin.com puts it, “My first time eating Thai food, it hit my tongue like a swarm of kamikazes blasting my unsuspecting taste buds”.
With amazing dishes like Tom Yum soup, pad si ew, delicious curries, and my personal favorite, pad thai, it’s hard not to fall in love with the beauty of Thai food.
So, what about you? What country do you think has the best cuisine? Let me know in the comments section below.