World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. Held annually on 16th October, people from around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate worldwide hunger from our lifetime.
Celebrating the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. The focus of the day is that food is a basic and fundamental human right. Yet, in a world of billions, 805 million people worldwide live with chronic hunger, 60% women and almost five million children under the age of five die of malnutrition-related causes every day. So, on this World Food Day, let’s talk food.

We already know that every country has their own special dish that is traditional to them, and many even have a traditional way of eating it. And we believe that the best way to truly experience local culture when you travel is to try the food. That’s why we have compiled a list of 25 traditional dishes from 25 different countries on World Food Day. Here’s the list:

1. Argentina: Parrillada

2. Australia: Meat Pie

3. Austria: Wiener Schnitzel

4. Belgium: Moules-Frites

5. Cambodia: Amok Trey

6. Canada: Poutine

7. China: Xiaolongbao

8. Denmark: Frikadeller

9. El Salvador: Pupusas

10. England: Fish and Chips

11. France: Crêpes

12. Germany: Sauerbraten

13. Iceland: Ein með öllu

14. India: Tandoori Chicken

15. Italy: Pizza Margherita

16. Japan: Ramen Noodles

17. Mexico: Tamales

18. New Zealand: Pavlova


19. Singapore: Chilli Crab

20. Spain: Paella

21. Sweden: Köttbullar

22. Thailand: Pad Thai

23. United States: Philly Cheesesteak

24. Vietnam: Pho

25. Russia: Borscht