Let's Go! Traveling through Food! New Series
Updated: Aug 29, 2020
As I mentioned in a previous post, one of the reasons I like cooking is that you can travel across the country or internationally from your kitchen -- just by what you cook! :)
When I cook things that are quintessential or representative of a certain country/region or a certain area of the U.S. then I will add photos/links to this gallery, so you can travel easily just by clicking.
The foods might not be completely authentic and may just be inspired by international or regional cuisines, but we will learn a little bit more about the different foods and different areas through cooking. :)
I'm going to try to highlight dishes that are not as well known here. I'm also going to work on adding some of my past posts that fit here too.
Give it a try! We are good at this!
Tornado Omelette (attempt, haha!) :) from Yummyboy's YouTube Channel
A "Tornado Omelette" is a Korean street food where the chef twirls chopsticks in one hand and shakes/spins the pan in another hand to make eggs look like a tornado or mound over fried rice.
My attempt on YouTube
Coxinha (Brazilian chicken croquettes) -- from Tasty
Coxinha are Brazilian chicken croquettes, which is a fancy way of saying they are a breaded & fried big dough dumpling with a shredded chicken mixture inside. They are traditionally shaped like a drumstick without the bone, which looks like a teardrop.
- Empanadas are common in Latin American and Filipino cultures. It's pretty interesting; empanadas are similar to other foods from all over the world: pasty (England), samosa (India), piroshki (Russia), hand pie (Jamaica), and picadillos (Cuba) . These Filipino empanadas have a filling with chicken, potato, raisins and onions.
Giant Soup Dumplings from Tasty & Tastemade
Soup dumplings (Xiaolongbao) are Chinese dumplings that are filled with hot liquid or soup.
Raviolo al' Uovo
From Italy, a giant ravioli with egg yolk inside. The egg yolk is part of the filling and part of the sauce for the dish.
Turkish Borek from "Easy Turkish Recipes"
- This version is a pastry with chicken and vegetables.
Lumpia Shanghai (Filipino Egg Rolls)
I think of kofta / kefta as a Middle Eastern meatball / meatloaf dish, but apparently it is really international! :) There are also Indian, South Caucasian, Balkan and Central Asian variations.
Borek - Turkish Pastry
This version has chicken and veggies inside.