Food around the globe :How does it bring us together?


Food around the globe How does it bring us together?

Food is one of the things that can bring people from different places and backgrounds together. Cultural expression through food lets us be exposed to new flavors, and food is open to everyone; it has no borders.Every country has a dish that represents its culture, story, value and people.

Traditional foods are dishes passed on from generation to generation. Families who immigrated to another country only had one thing that could help them to stay connected to their heritage: eating and cooking their traditional food. Today, it’s a way to share your culture.

Not every country has a national dish because of how diverse its population is. Some countries are so vast and diverse in their culture that picking a national dish is impossible. 

Here is a list of some countries and their national dish.


Sushi (寿司 or 鮨) is the most famous Japanese dish outside of Japan, and one of the most popular dishes among the Japanese. In Japan, sushi is usually enjoyed on special occasions, such as a celebration. In past centuries, “sushi” referred to pickled fish preserved in vinegar. Nowadays, sushi can be defined as a dish containing rice that has been prepared with sushi vinegar. There are many different types of sushi.





Jollof Rice is Nigeria’s most popular dish; it is the most common meal that is eaten all around Nigeria. It is a one-pot spicy rice dish cooked in tomato and broth. 






Bandeja Paisa is one of Colombia’s most famous dishes. This special recipe most often includes beans, white rice, chicharrón, powdered beef, chorizo, fried egg, ripe plantain, avocado and arepa. It was initially considered laborer nourishment since agriculturists within the Antioquia locale would eat the protein-packed feast for breakfast before working within the fields.


Pad Thai is a fried noodle dish commonly served as a portion of street food in Thailand. Flat noodles are beautifully combined with tofu, eggs, bean sprouts and sauces.

Instead of going to the same old pizza place, why don’t you try some Asian or African cuisine? Food can give you a taste of another country without traveling there.