International food types encompass a wide range of regional cuisines, such as Italian, French, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Thai, Indian, Greek, among many others.
Each of these cuisines has its own distinctive set of ingredients, preparation methods and characteristic flavors.
The popularity of international food has grown significantly around the world due to globalization, travel and migration.
International restaurants are common in many cities, allowing people to enjoy a wide variety of international dishes without having to travel to the countries of origin.
In addition, the fusion of different culinary styles has led to the creation of new interpretations and flavor combinations. For example, fusion food combines elements of different international cuisines to create unique and exciting dishes.
The 5 most typical foods in the world
Pad Thai is a popular stir-fried noodle dish originating in Thailand. It is one of the most well-known and iconic dishes of Thai cuisine.
It consists of rice noodles stir-fried with a combination of ingredients, usually including tofu, shrimp, chicken or vegetables, along with egg, bean sprouts and a savory sauce.
The flavor of Pad Thai is sweet and sour, combining sweet, salty, sour and spicy flavors.
The sauce used in Pad Thai usually contains ingredients such as fish sauce, soy sauce, tamarind paste and sugar, which give it its characteristic balance of flavors.
Sushi is a traditional Japanese dish consisting of small portions of rice seasoned with rice vinegar, combined with other ingredients such as raw and/or marinated fish, seafood, vegetables, or even eggs.
These ingredients are wrapped in a nori seaweed and cut into smaller pieces.
There are different types of sushi, among the most common are:
- Nigiri sushi: It is a portion of rice covered with a thin slice of raw fish or seafood. A little wasabi (horseradish paste) can be added between the rice and the fish.
- Maki sushi: It consists of a sheet of nori seaweed wrapped around a layer of rice and different ingredients. It is rolled into a cylinder shape and then cut into slices.
- Temaki sushi: It is similar to maki sushi, but it is presented in the shape of a cone. The nori seaweed sheet is rolled into a cone shape and filled with rice and other ingredients.
- Uramaki sushi: Also known as “inverted sushi”, it differs from maki sushi in that the rice is on the outside and the nori seaweed wraps the ingredients.
The sushi is served with soy sauce for dipping, and is often accompanied with wasabi and pickled ginger (gari) to cleanse the palate between bites.
Pizza is a dish of Italian origin that has become very popular around the world.
It consists of a flat, round dough, usually made of wheat flour, which is topped with a wide variety of ingredients according to the recipe and baked in a hot oven.
It is usually served in pizzerias, although nowadays it can be found in all kinds of establishments and can be prepared at home.
The base of the pizza is the dough, which is made by mixing flour, water, yeast, salt and sometimes olive oil.
The dough is kneaded and left to rest so that it ferments and acquires its characteristic texture. It is then stretched in a circular shape and placed on a tray or baking stone.
The pizza is baked at a high temperature, usually in a stone oven, to obtain a crispy base and a fusion of flavors between the ingredients.
After baking, olive oil, fresh herbs or additional seasonings may be added to enhance the flavor.
Paella is a dish of Spanish origin, specifically from the region of Valencia. It is one of the most emblematic dishes of Spanish gastronomy and has spread and become popular all over the world.
Paella is characterized by rice cooked in a wide, shallow pan called a paella pan.
Traditionally, it is prepared outdoors over a wood fire, which gives it a distinctive smoky flavor, but nowadays it can also be cooked in the kitchen using a paella pan or a large frying pan.
The basic ingredients of paella are rice and saffron, which give it its characteristic yellow color.
However, other ingredients such as meats (chicken, rabbit, pork, seafood), vegetables (green beans, peppers, tomatoes) and spices (paprika, garlic, olive oil) are also added.
The combination of these ingredients and the broth (fumet) in which the rice is cooked results in a mixture of delicious flavors and aromas.
A Mexican taco is a traditional Mexican dish consisting of a corn or flour tortilla filled with various ingredients and folded in half.
The most common ingredients used to fill a taco are meat (such as steak, chicken, pork or beef), fish (such as white fish or shrimp), seafood, vegetables (such as onion, cilantro, tomato, lettuce), cheese, beans and salsa.
Tacos can be prepared in many different ways and vary according to the region of Mexico.
Some of the most famous types of tacos are tacos al pastor, which consist of pork marinated with spices and cooked in an upright spinning top, tacos de carnitas, which are fried or slow-cooked pieces of pork, and fish tacos, which are usually prepared with fried fish and accompanied by cream sauce and cabbage.
Tacos are a fundamental part of Mexican culinary culture and are considered a fast and delicious meal.
They can be found in street stands, taquerias and restaurants throughout Mexico, as well as in many other countries where Mexican cuisine is popular.
At Birra’s Taquerias we are experts in tacos and Mexican food with more than 30 years (since 1989) of experience. If you want to taste authentic tacos in the purest Mexican style, we invite you to order to take away or come and try this and other traditional Mexican dishes in our establishments in C/ Don Pedro, 11 or in Plaza de las Comendadoras, 2.