Europe is known for its delightful culinary coffers along with its usual charms. Each European country has its own national dish which is appreciated and savoured with much fanfare. These amazing national delicacies have evolved from their early origins to world class culinary specialities.
Check out the 15 delicious dishes that you must try on your next visit to Europe!
Weiner Schnitzel: The Austrian national dish is a lavish meal of veal and breadcrumbs served with salads, french fries, roasted potatoes and sauce.
Moules Friters: The Belgian national dish is a combination of locally available fresh water mussels served with french fries.
Frikadeller: Delicious Danish meatballs made of beef, veal or vegetables are served with white sauce, rye bread and butter.
Pot au Feu: This humble and delicious French beef stew is traditionally cooked and served in the winters. Ingredients are chunks of meat and vegetables.
Goulash: Hungary’s most popular dish is a thick soup cooked with chunks of meat, potatoes and vegetables.
Moussaka: A traditional dish of Greece cooked with aubergines, onions and meat with bechamel sauce.
Pizza: The most famous cultural import of Italy is cooked and served at its best in the country of its origin. Naples and Sicily are your destinations for pizzas.
Paella: The Spanish Paella is a delicious dish made of rice grain cooked slowly with meat, seafood and vegetables.
Kottbuller: Swedish meatball is made of minced meat and is widely consumed in the country. Available widely in IKEA stores around the world.
Sunday Roast: British traditional and family dinner and lunch, the Sunday Roast is made of beef, potato, carrot and Yorkshire pudding.
Sarmale: This delicious Romanian dish is made of cabbage, meat and rice; and is eaten during the festival time of Christmas and Easter.
Bacalhau: Portugal’s Bacalhau is a delightful dish made of salted cod cooked with olives and tomatoes and garnished with several spices and herbs.
Bigos: The Polish traditional dish is also known as Hunter’s Stew and comprises of meat and sauerkraut.
Sauerbraten: This sumptuous German dish needs patience. The meat is marinated for 3-4 days and is cooked with vegetables and herbs.
Irish Stew: Add the legendary Guinness into a pot of mutton or beef, vegetables and herbs, all you have is the famous Irish Stew. Available across the length and breadth of Ireland.