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If you are something of a foodie, the chances are you adore trying new cuisines and dining experiences every time the opportunity arises. You might enjoy the culinary experiences that you can partake in when you head to dinner parties, when you are on your travels or when you spy something new down the ‘World Food’ aisle of the supermarket. Being a foodie means that you adore cooking yourself, sampling the delights offered at food festivals and hosting your own foodie soirees.
You may well have sampled the sushi in the food to go section of a store, but this isn’t trying out the authentic freshness of Japanese food. Sushi itself is only one part of a cuisine based on fresh food, healthy ingredients and phenomenal flavors ranging from the spicy to the umami. If you fancy trying fresh raw fish delights, head to a Japanese restaurant where master chefs can create the most delicate sashimi made with freshly caught eel, tuna and swordfish. If raw fish isn’t palatable, consider the tempura battered prawns, a spicy Tokyo hotpot or a delicious one pot ramen.
You don’t have to head to a restaurant to enjoy excellent Japanese food. There are plenty of frozen Asian food providers that will give you the convenience of trying Japanese cuisine without the cost or the effort of cooking from scratch.
Mexican food doesn’t begin and end with nachos and chili. There is so much more depth to Mexican food. Head to Mexico and you’ll find a mole at every little eatery. These enriched stews of beef and chocolate and spice are delicious. Every family has their own recipe full of secret ingredients that are passed down through generations. Burritos are the perfect meal to combine the need for carbs, protein and spice. A corn wrap filled with glorious chili, refried beans, spicy rice and salad is comfort food at its Mexican finest. Consider trying out other types of chili rather than the regular jalapeno. Smoky habanero and poblano chilies add a totally new level of flavor to sauces and marinades.
Forget the Jamaican jerk chicken and rice and peas, and opt for a different West Indian culinary experience. Trinidad is a tiny island towards the south of the Caribbean. However, it is often overlooked in the foodie trends. Trinidad has more Indian and Chinese influence that creates a unique cuisine. The street food of doubles consists of a special turmeric infused fried bread topped with curried chickpeas, authentic Trinidadian sauces, cucumber pickle and tamarind sauce. Aloo pies are inspired by India, veggie chow mein is inspired by China and numerous different varieties of roti bread are inspired by South East Asia. Naturally vegetarian, Trinidadian food is healthy and nutritious but still full of spice and flavor.
Being a foodie means appreciating the wealth of ingredients around you and across the world. Try these cuisines and experience new taste sensations.