The top 5 destinations for different culinary delights

The food in the UK is great, with national staples like fish n chips and toad in the hole supplemented with adopted dishes, such as pizza and curries. But sometimes, it can be nice to spread your wings a bit, especially if you’re abroad and there aren’t any familiar foods about. Although there are sometimes the complications of picking up a nasty stomach bug when eating abroad, which can involve having to make a claim for holiday illness compensation, the threat is remote and it’s definitely worth taking the risk.

Munich

When it comes to food, the Bavarian capital is often ranked as one of the best cities in the world. Despite this, unlike the national dishes of a lot of other European countries, German cuisine is not particularly familiar to us in the UK.

However, if you visit Munich then you’ll soon find something you like. The area is famous for its countless varieties of sausages as well its excellent bakeries, markets and delicious delicatessens.

Marseille

Apart from football, the other main passion in the coastal region of Marseille is food. Owing to its proximity to the sea, the southern city specialises in seafood, which helps to drive the local economy. One of the most popular dishes in the area is bouillabaisse, a fish soup cooked up using an assorted mixture of shellfish, fish and vegetables; the perfect dish to accompany to the Mediterranean climate.

Lima

The capital of Peru is famous throughout South America for its delicious and diverse dishes. Many of the most popular foods, such as lomo saltado and papa rellena, are available on the cheap from the ubiquitous restaurants lining the streets. However, if you want to try something a little more exclusive then the coastal city can also offer fine dining, with internationally renowned restaurants serving world class seafood dishes. If you’ve got the stomach, and the heart, then you could even try the local delicacy of guinea pig.

Rome

Rome considers itself to be a separate state from the rest of the country, however, luckily for visitors, the city still upholds the Italy’s excellent record when it comes to food. Rome is home to scores upon scores of different pasta dishes, while the cheese on offer in the city is regarded by many as some of the best in the world. To try all the different combinations of sauces and cheeses you’d need to live in Rome for a lifetime, so the historic city can certainly cater for those spending just a few days there.

Tokyo

While the likes of noodles and rice may seem simple, in the Japanese capital of Tokyo, these humble dishes are brought to life. The streets in the city are full of vendors selling beautiful variations of these staple foods, adding delicious sauces and mouth watering marinades to create incredible flavours and unique tastes.