Every country in the world has its own characteristics in various aspects. One of them is about food. This uniqueness has finally been recognized by various other countries so that it can be identified as international food. International food is food where the ingredients come from that country and have a taste, shape that is identical to the characteristics of the country of origin.
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How to identify? First you have to understand what identification is. Identification is an act of researching, searching, finding, recording information and data regarding a fact. Identification itself is divided into two processes, namely (1) the process of imitating the source and (2) the process of collecting data.
The identification of international food itself is included in the second process, namely collecting data to obtain conclusions. Here we will collect data starting from the name of the food, the country of origin, the ingredients used and the type of cuisine ( oriental and continental ).
International food can be divided into two types, namely continental food, namely food originating from the European continent or the vast landmass. Meanwhile, oriental means the food concerned comes from the Asian continent or an archipelagic country like Indonesia. There are several international foods that contain animal protein and amino acids that are good for the body, international food sources of animal protein are ?
Along with the times, many international foods are spread and served in various places around the world. However, for those of you who are curious and want to taste but are constrained by one thing or another, you don’t have to worry because you can make it at home. Below are 30 examples of international foods and their origins that you can make at home.
1. Rendang, Indonesia
Rendang or randang is an international food in Indonesia that is easy to make and comes from the Minangkabau area. Rendang is very famous in Southeast Asian countries. In 2011, rendang was included in CNN’s 50 most delicious food in the world. This meat dish is rich in spices, resulting in a complex and unique taste. And because it uses natural spices, rendang is more durable, antiseptic and kills germs. The ingredients other than meat and coconut milk that are usually used in making rendang include lemongrass, galangal, laos, turmeric, ginger, garlic and shallots, and many more. If you are curious about the cooking technique, please follow the link below.
2. Kimchi, Korea
For those of you who like Korean films, you must be familiar with this kimchi. Yes, kimchi is a traditional Korean food. This dish is characterized by fermented pickled vegetables. Kimchi is made from ingredients according to the taste of the person who makes it, while the most commonly used vegetables are chicory and radish. Here is a type of international food from Korea, one of which is kimchi.
Kimchi food is high in fiber but low in calories. This is because most kimchi is made from vegetables such as onions, garlic, chilies and others which are certainly healthy. Kimchi is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, calcium, iron and good bacteria. Therefore, it is not surprising that Health Magazine listed kimchi as one of the five healthiest foods in the world.
Well, you don’t have to go all the way to Korea to enjoy the delicacy of kimchi because you can practice whatever is written here at home. If you are curious about the cooking technique, please follow the link below.
3. Kebab , Turki
Kebab food comes from Middle Eastern countries, such as Turkey. The initial term kebab comes from Arabic, namely kabab which means fried meat. However, over time the kebab underwent various modifications and the most popular was the use of grilled or grilled meat that was skewered using a skewer, not fried. Generally, the meat used for kebabs is lamb and beef. But sometimes there are those who use goat, fish, chicken and shellfish. Besides being stabbed, kebabs are also served in the form of a burger.
4. Gelato, Italia
Gelato in Italian means “frozen.” Gelato ice cream is unique compared to regular ice cream, because the fat content in this food is quite low, besides that the air bubbles are also not as much as ice cream in general, so it has the characteristics of a denser texture. It’s perfect for those of you who want low-fat foods.
How to make gelato ice cream is also easy. Here is the recipe:
- 60 gr powdered milk
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 1 egg
- 700 ml of water
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- Almonds to taste
How to make :
- High speed egg mixer
- Dissolve the milk and water and sugar, stir over low heat until it boils
- After the egg yolks are stiff, add the cornstarch and boiled milk that was still warm. Stir quickly.
- Put it back into the milk mixture, heat it over low heat until it boils
- After boiling, let the dough cool, then put it in the refrigerator
- Pour the batter into a good chilled delivery container that has been filled with ice cubes.
- Mix the dough until it foams and thickens more
- Put it back in the refrigerator.
- Remove the dough again, then mix again and put in the refrigerator. Leave it for a few hours.
- Gelato is ready to be enjoyed. You can add meses, and so on to add flavor.
5. Croissants, France
Croissant is a dry bread that originated in France. In the local language, croissant means crescent bread, so named because of its shape resembling a crescent moon. In France, croissants are sold without butter and filling. However, in foreign countries, croissants have undergone several changes, some have added chocolate, meat fillings and others. The taste of the croissant is crunchy and savory so it’s perfect to eat while relaxing.
6. Ramen, Japan
Ramen is a dish in the form of noodle soup that actually originated in China and has become so popular in Japan. Ramen food has been famous all over the world. At first glance, ramen noodles look like ordinary instant noodles. However, the difference is that the size of the ramen noodles is smaller and they are placed in a bowl that has been filled with broth, usually pork broth. On top of the noodles, seasoning is added with various side dishes, for example chaisu, boiled eggs, menma, green vegetables, narutomaku, sliced green onions and others. each region of Japan has its own type of ramen, in Tokyo for example, the ramen is made from katsuoboshi broth with added shoyu.
Because of its popularity, many countries have adopted ramen according to the tongue of their respective people. including Indonesia. Here is a ramen recipe that you can apply to enjoy home made dishes:
Ramen Noodle Ingredients:
- 1 clove of garlic finely chopped
- 1 tbsp cornstarch (dissolved)
- 2 beef meatballs
- 2 fish balls
- 2 large prawns, peeled and tails left.
- 2 leaves of caisim
- 2 tbsp sesame
- grated ginger
- 100 g of chicken meat. Dice
- 250 gr ready-to-eat round noodles
- 350 broth
- 1000 ml of water to boil.
Ramen Noodle Seasoning:
- 1 tsp Japanese soy sauce (shoyu)
- 1 tsp sweet soy sauce
- 1 tbsp Thai chili sauce
- 1 tbsp vegetable fish oil
- tsp salt
- tsp sugar
How to Make Ramen Noodles:
- Put the noodles in boiling water, boil until cooked. Lift then drain.
- Heat a frying pan, add oil. Sauté the garlic and ginger until fragrant, add the shrimp and chicken then stir until the color changes.
- Add broth and spices, stir until boiling. After that, add the dissolved cornstarch.
- After the gravy thickens, add the noodles. Remove and pour into a bowl.
- Ramen is ready to be served! Enjoy it while it’s warm.
7. Mochi, Japan
Mochi cake is very famous in Indonesia, we can easily find this one snack. But did you know that mochi cake is one of the typical foods of the country of the rising sun. Here’s the recipe below.
8. Bakpao, China
Bakpao can be categorized as bread. Bakpao is made from mixing flour which is given yeast to develop. Then, given various patches in the middle. Bakpao flavor is not only meat, there are also chocolate, green bean, strawberry, and other flavors.
9. Prata bread, Singapore
This bread from India is then famous in Batam City. Roti prata is usually found in Singapore. Many tourist spots – Tours in Singapore selling Prata bread. For the word Prata itself comes from India which has a flat meaning. This bread includes international snacks that are easy to make.
10. Briyani Rice, India
There are many culinary enthusiasts for this food because it is made from a very strong combination of spices. Not only delicious, the recipe and how to make Briyani is also easy, so for those of you who want to try to go home. If you buy, the price of Briyani Rice has a relatively affordable price.
11. Pizza, Italy
Who doesn’t know pizza? This food is very famous almost all over the world even almost all countries know one of these popular foods. It’s not wrong because this toast with topping on it has a good taste. And his country of origin is Italy.
There are actually various types of pizza, one of which is pizza margherite which makes it quite easy. For the bake time you can adjust the oven you are using. If in fact, within 10 minutes, the mixture is not cooked enough, then let it turn golden.
12. Spaghetti, Italy
Many Italian specialties are popular in the world, not only with the pizza. Another thing is spaghetti. Yes, this food is also said to be a special food at this time. Spaghetti can also be made at home easily, follow the recipe below.
Before following the delicious recipe for making spaghetti special Italian food. What you need to know is that there are many types of spaghetti to choose from. From spaghetti spaghetti, bolognese, carbonara to spaghetti cheese. Cooking the right spaghetti will produce the right taste. Therefore, here is a typical Italian spaghetti recipe.
13. Yakiniku, Japan
Japan is famous for its anime films and some of its dramas. Therefore, it is not uncommon to feature Japanese specialties in it, including this Yakiniku. That’s what makes many people know this food and are curious to make it.
If you have young children and have difficulty digesting sirloin, then you don’t have to worry. You can replace sirloin with minced meat. Very easy right? You can also make one with the kids to add to the activity at home.
14. Sashimi, Japan
Next is still from Japan, namely sashimi, this food usually uses raw salmon or tuna but not infrequently all marine animals can be used as sashimi.
It’s easy to make this Japanese dish. You can even try it at home, the ingredients are very easy to get. The way Japanese sashimi is served can also be an inspiration if you don’t want to be complicated, just by cleaning fish or other seafood. Then thinly sliced, you can add some vegetables like radish, OBA, and seaweed to add Sashimi flavor.
15. Kimchi, Korea
Korea is also famous for kpop and its dramas, in dramas they also often display their special culinary. One of them is kimchi.
Kimchi is a type of marinated dish consisting of various vegetable ingredients. For the usual color of food, kimchi is red. The red color produced from the kitchen kimchi itself is caused by a mixture of chili paste. When considered in terms of taste, kimchi has a quite unique taste quality, which is a combination of spicy, sour and cold flavors that can make consumers enjoy it. It is no longer surprising that this Korean dish is one of the most popular dishes of Korean society. Even restaurants in Indonesia have also sold kimchi food.
16. Stinky Tofu, Taiwan
In Mandarin, Stinky Tofu is known as Choudofu. This food is indeed from China and is easy to find at Night Markets or street vendors, but it is also a Taiwanese specialty too. In terms of taste, someone said that this tofu smells like blue cheese. The Chinese themselves say that the smell of tofu, the more delicious it tastes.
17. Boba, Thailand
In recent years Boba has become a popular drink in Indonesia, many young people make this drink a business plan by selling it and among them like this Taiwanese specialty drink.
The boba was introduced for the first time in the 1980s in Taiwan. This mini ball has a soft texture and consists of tapioca flour and becomes a sweet drink mix. Not only in Asia, but Boba is also popular in Europe, even in Australia. Another name for boba is pearl milk tea or pearl boba.
18. Omelet, Taiwan
who doesn’t know omelette? Omelette has many nicknames around the world but the most common of these foods is made from eggs, in Indonesia omelette is also referred to as egg martabak. Omelette is an international snack that is easy to make.
Oyster omelette, this Taiwanese specialty, tastes delicious if you cook it properly. There is a sauce you can sprinkle on the omelette. Meanwhile, the materials needed can also be easily obtained. You can also save how to make omelette sauce.
19. Mango Rice One of Thai Culinary
Because Thailand is a country that is popular with tourism, many foreign tourists visit this country every year, not only for the purpose of natural tourism. Many also travel to taste its famous culinary delights because of the many spices used. So many of them are curious to make their own at home. One of them is this mango sticky rice. MANGO sticky rice is an easy-to-make foreign food .
20. Tom Yam, Thailand
Not infrequently we encounter television commercials showing instant products with tom yam flavor, this Thai food is not only famous in Indonesia, but many countries already know about it. What is meant by international food is this one culinary because it is unique to that country.
Apart from the good taste, Tom Yam is also popular because there is a lot of protein. If it’s usually stuffed with sea animal meat, you can make this Tom Yam with a variety of other protein sources. For example, beef and chicken.
21. Butter Chicken, Malaysia
Do you know what butter chicken is? Otherwise, you should know that this one is a typical Indian dish but is also popular and is becoming a Malaysian specialty.
22. Bacalaitos, Puerto Rico
A popular meal in Puerto Rico consists of codfish, flour dough, cake powder, spices (adobo) and water. Before boiling, Codfish is not strengthened and skinned will be grilled first.
In the process of cooking Bacalaito, the wok is done using a pan so that it is cooked thoroughly. As in English which calls this snack fried french fries.
23. Tacos, Mexico
A taco meal consists of folded tortilla bread stuffed with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and meat to taste. The meat used for taco filling can be from beef, chicken and pork.
To add flavor to typical Mexican food, use salsa sauce or guacamole sauce as a complement. Toppings can be tomatoes, minced meat, lettuce, onions, celery leaves or your own sauce.
24. Melktret, Africa
Melktert is one of the typical African foods which is famous for its smooth and light texture. This delectable and delicious dish originates from Africa which is commonly served as a dessert or dessert.
Cream filling melterot dough or milk tart is made of flour, sugar, a little egg and more milk. In addition, this type of food pudding uses cinnamon to mix milk and sprinkles.
25. Poutine, Canada
Poutine Culinary has its own festival day which is held in almost every Canadian city every year. This potato-based snack is quite popular with a mixture of salty, sweet and spicy flavors.
The fries will be topped with flakes or cheese and pressed vegetables or no vegetables. Plus toppings in the form of meat and thick and delicious spicy sauce.
26. Dim Sum, Hong Kong
Dim Sum is a mainstay menu of Hong Kong culinary traders who are quite famous throughout the world. This Hong Kong specialty made from a chewy rice flour dough can be steamed, fried or baked.
The filling used can be vegetables, prawns, chicken and pork to make it even better. When served, dim sum will be served directly in a bamboo container with a type of sauce or soy sauce.
27. Hot Dogs, United States
The typical American snack hot dog is not like a hamburger with a bun on the outside. But the bread used is a sausage that resembles a softer and longer shape.
Inside is smoked sausage, lettuce, cheese, olives, onions and cabbage pieces. And decorated with a small mayonnaise on top of the filling.
28. Hamburgers, Germany
Hamburgers are very popular in the world with various variants of filling between two round pieces of bread. The filling is in the form of meat, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, pickles, sausage, ham and onions which is commonly called a patty.
This nutritious food is usually included in the list of breakfast and lunch menus in Europe. When served, the hamburger will be placed with ketchup, chili sauce or mayonnaise.
29. Jerk Chicken, Jamaika
The term jerk itself is a style or method of cooking meat carried out by Jamaicans. Like cooking dry meat and wet meat mixed with traditional spices in the form of hot spices.
The delicious meat that is still attached to the bone is quite tempting. Coupled with a slice of lemon and green leeks that beautify the appearance of jerk chicken.
30. Lamington, Australia
This cake is often known as Australia’s national cake. This cake is made of sponge cake covered with chocolate and topped with desiccated coconut. But now Lamington has many flavors, such as Stawberry and Raspberry. Not infrequently this cake is also served with whipped cream or jam to add to its richness. Lamington is usually served during tea or afternoon tea in the afternoon. Lamington is also often found as a specialty dish during charity events in Australia.
There you have it 30 types of International Foods that are easy to make yourself at home. With creativity, you can also process it according to your taste. Hope it is useful!
List of Menus in International Food:
- Indonesian special food
- Thai Food
- Japanese food
- Korean Food
- Turkish Food
- Singaporean Food
- Chinese Food
- Malaysian Food
- Indian Food
- Italian Food