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15 Famous National Dishes Of Countries Around The World


A national dish is an important dish, it is a dish that the country is known for and you won’t find it anywhere else in the world, except that country, there are many different countries, all having their own national dishes, these dishes carry the tradition and culture of the country. However, there are some countries that do not have an official national dish. In such countries, some dishes have gained so much importance, they are considered as the unofficial national dish. While smaller nations, like Spain and Mexico, have a nationally common cuisine, some countries, like Italy or India, are so vast and diverse in their culinary cultures, that they have many different national dishes.

Australia ( Meat Pie)

A baked pie filled with ground meat gravy and cheese. The gravy contains onions and mushrooms.

Afghanistan (Kabuli Pulao)

Steamed Basmati rice  in meat broth, with assorted lentils, raisins, carrots, lamb, and chopped nuts

Bangladesh (Fish and Rice)

The fish is marinated and steamed in a banana leaf. The steamed fish is served with rice.

Belgium (Moules-frites)

Fresh mussels cooked in olive oil and white wine with garlic, thyme, and shallots, and served with potato fries.

Brazil (Feijoada)

Kidney beans stewed with beef and pork served with vegetables, like tomatoes, potatoes, and carrots.

Canada (Poutine)

French fries topped with a mildly spicy chicken or turkey gravy and fresh cheese curd

China (Peking Duck)

Maltose syrup glazed-duck is roasted in an oven and served with sweet bean sauce, spring onions, and pancakes.

England (Traditional Roast Beef Dinner)

Roasted beef with gravy, potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, carrots, broccoli, green beans, and peas.

France (Crêpe)

Thin wheat or buckwheat flour batter pancakes with sweet fillings like chocolate.

Germany (Sauerbraten)

Beef braised in its own marinade and simmered in a pot for several hours

Iran (Chelo Kebab)

Cylindrical skewered ground meat (lamb or beef) kebabs served with saffron rice and grilled tomatoes.

Italy (Lasagna)

Flat pasta with ground beef (or other meats), cheese, and tomato sauce, and baked in an oven

Japan (Sushi)

Rice rolls with raw fish or cooked fish fillings.

Mexico (Taco)

Tortilla folded with ground beef and cheese filling, Garnished with tomatoes and onions.

Nepal (Dal Bhaath)

Stewed lentils topped with clarified butter and chili tempering; served with plain steamed rice.


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