Top 100 Foods to Eat Before You Die

#1 Plov

Plov is a traditional food in Azerbaijan. There are a lot of kind plov recipe in Azerbaijan cuisine. Saffron is used definitely. Also it cooked with meat, dried fruit, chestnut and herbs.

İskender Kebab
#2 İskender Kebab

The dish consists of döner kebab prepared from thinly cut grilled lamb topped with hot tomato sauce over pieces of pita bread and generously slathered with melted sheep butter and yogurt. Tomato sauce and melted butter are generally poured over the dish.

#3 Künefe

Künefe is composed of two layers of crunch kadayıf with a thick layer of melted cheese in between and soaked with sugar syrup.

Lyulya or Lule Kebab
#4 Lyulya or Lule Kebab

It is made from minced meat. It typically consists of ground lamb combined with finely chopped onions. The mixture is seasoned with salt and black pepper, then skewered and grilled. It is generally served lavash and grill tomato.

Şuba Salad
#5 Şuba Salad

Şuba meaning is fur coat in russian. Dressed herring, colloquially known as herring under a fur coat, is a layered salad composed of diced pickled herring covered with layers of grated boiled vegetables, chopped onions, and mayonnaise.

Döner Kebab
#6 Döner Kebab

Döner Kebab made of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie. the sliced meat of a doner kebab may be served on a plate with various accompaniments, stuffed into a pita or other type of bread as a sandwich, or wrapped in a thin flatbread such as lavash.

Turkish Coffee
#7 Turkish Coffee

It is dark, strong and ordered according to how much sugar want in it: little, medium and a lot. Coffee is often served with something small and sweet to eat, such as Turkish delight.

Fish & Chips
#8 Fish & Chips

It is a classic British meal traditionally sold by takeaway shops and wrapped in old newspaper. İt is traditionally eaten with mushy peas and garnished with salt and vinegar!

Midye Dolma (Stuffed mussels)
#9 Midye Dolma (Stuffed mussels)

Midye Dolma may be filled with rice, onion, black pepper and pimento spice.

Pav Bhaji
#10 Pav Bhaji

The popular dish from the streets of Mumbai. It is consisting of a thick vegetable curry, fried and served with a soft bread roll.

#11 Macaron

Macaron is a light, often brightly colored sandwich cookie consisting of two rounded disks made from a batter of egg whites, sugar, and almond flour surrounding a sweet filling (as of ganache, buttercream, or jam). It is a french classic exactly.

#12 Croissant

Croissants taste best in Paris. Most Parisian “breakfasts” will consist of a croissant and coffee.

#13 Dolma

There are more than 25 varieties of this dish. Stuffed vine leaves are one of the most popular types of dolma. Dolmas are traditionally stuffed with ground lamb and/or beef, rice, onions, and herbs. It is served with yoghurt.

Azerbaijan Tea and Jam
#14 Azerbaijan Tea and Jam

Tea is very important for Azerbaijan culture. It is generally served with jam. You can see many kinds of jam. Especially feijoa and walnut should be tried.

Dutch Cheese
#15 Dutch Cheese

The cheese industry has a turnover of around 7 billion euros per year in Netherlands. There are a lot of different types of cheese. Gouda and edam are the most popular. Gouda has six types as dependent on the age of the cheese.Jong Belegen is my favorite!

#16 Rakı

Rakı is alcoholic drink that is popular in Turkey. Rakı is consumed addition of water. It is often served with seafood or meze.

Fırın Sütlaç
#17 Fırın Sütlaç

Firin Sutlac is one of Turkeys most popular desserts, always served in restaurants. It is prepared with milk, rice ,sugar, vanilla and rice flour.

#18 Pizza

Each region of Italy has its preferred street food and in Rome it is certainly pizza by the slice.

#19 Entrecôte

You should definitely try classic steak and fries with a special sauce

Creme Brulee
#20 Creme Brulee

Creme brulee is a dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a texturally contrasting layer of hardened caramelized sugar. You should definitely try while in Paris.

#21 Crepe

You have to get a Crepe while in Paris. Ultra-thin pancakes filled with just about anything you could imagine.

Tike Kebab
#22 Tike Kebab

Tike kebab generally is made of lamb. It is cooked on a large coal barbecue and served with onion and tomato.

#23 Qutab

Qutab is made by creating a stiff dough from flour, water, eggs, and salt. The dough can be filled with meat, cheese, potato or herbs. Qutab is usually served with yoghurt with green coriander, fennel and sumac.

#24 Badambura

The main ingredient in Badambura is almond. We can name that as "almond pie " Badambura is usually prepared for spring holiday (nevruz).

#25 Stroopwafel

Stroopwafel is a cookie that is traditional in Netherlands. These are made with two thin crispy waffles, filled and glued together with a special caramel syrup. You can eat after let soften with steam that put your waffle on top of coffee or tea mug.

Appeltaart (Dutch Apple Pie)
#26 Appeltaart (Dutch Apple Pie)

Warm apple pie with coffee are a classic in the Netherlands. The traditional appeltaart are flavored with cinnamon, sugar and lemon juice.

İçli Köfte
#27 İçli Köfte

İçli Köfte is a traditional Turkish snack. İçli Köfte consist of a bulgur dough that is wrapped around a ground meat, onion, parsley, and spices filling.

Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza)
#28 Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza)

Lahmacun is a popular dish in Turkey. Lahmacun is a round, thin piece of dough topped with minced meat, minced vegetables and herbs including onions, tomatoes and parsley then baked. Unlike pizza, lahmacun traditionally does not contain cheese.

Mantı (Turkish Ravioli)
#29 Mantı (Turkish Ravioli)

Mantı is one of the traditional Turkish dishes. A classic pasta dough is filled with a mince of either lamb or beef. It is served topped with yoghurt and garlic and spiced with red pepper powder and melted butter.

Adana Şiş Kebab
#30 Adana Şiş Kebab

It takes its name from the city of Adana in the southeast of the country. The main ingredients are lamb and tail oil. Kebab is served with roasted tomatoes, green or red pepper, sumac, parsley and bulgur pilaf.

#31 Gelato

Gelato is ice cream made in the Italian style. Gelato is made with a base of milk and sugar. Gelato is served at a slightly warmer temperature than ice cream, so its texture stays silkier and softer.

Cacio e Pepe
#32 Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe is a pasta dish from Rome cuisine.It is include black pepper, Pecorino Romano cheese and pasta.

#33 Carbonara

Carbonara is an Italian pasta dish from Rome made with egg, hard cheese, guanciale (or pancetta), and pepper.

#34 Tiramisù

Tiramisù is a coffee-flavoured Italian dessert. It is made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, flavoured with cocoa.

#35 Churros

The most popular treat to eat in Madrid are Chocolate con Churros. These crispy, deep-fried sticks of dough are lovingly dipped into mugs filled with thick, steamy chocolate.

Cocido Madrileño
#36 Cocido Madrileño

Cocido Madrileño is a traditional chickpea-based stew from Madrid, Spain.

English Breakfast
#37 English Breakfast

The traditional full English breakfast includes bacon fried, poached or scrambled eggs, fried or grilled tomatoes, fried mushrooms, fried bread or buttered toast, and sausages. Black pudding, baked beans and bubble and squeak are also often included.

#38 Pizza

New York pizza is all about a thin and floppy base, fresh with a light mozzarella and a classic marinara sauce. Also you can find a pieces of pizza called 'dollar slice' for a cheap meal in NYC.

#39 Cupcake

The cupcake evolved in the United States in the 19th century. A standard cupcake uses the same basic ingredients as standard-sized cakes: butter, sugar, eggs, and flour.Also cupcakes can be made with a wide variety of ingredients, shapes, and decorations.

#40 Kulajda

Kulajda is a local creamy potato soup that made by mushrooms, dill, vinegar and a poached egg on top.

#41 Escargot

Snails aren’t to everyone’s liking but if you want to try, Paris is a right place for this! Reportedly, escargot tastes like mussel.

French Onion Soup
#42 French Onion Soup

Onion soup is one of the classic in Paris. This is a rich beef-based broth full of onions cooked until they’re soft and sweet, then covered with cheese and baked in the oven. Especially there is nothing better to warm you up on cold Paris nights.

#43 Dovga

Dovga is a very healthy soup. It is including yoghurt, rice, egg and herbs. This soup is good choose for vegetarians. It can be served cold or hot.

#44 Pakhlava

Also known as ‘Baklava’ world-wide, Pakhlava is consisting of layers of dough, stuffed with nuts and coated with syrup.

#45 Şəkərbura

Shekerbura is generally eaten in Baku at the Novruz spring holiday. It is filled with ground almonds, hazelnuts, or walnuts, and sugar.

Şor Qoğal
#46 Şor Qoğal

It is a traditional bakery which prepared during Nevruz holiday in Azerbaijan. Ingredients are saffron, fennel, cumin, butter and flour.

Shopska Salata
#47 Shopska Salata

It’s a pretty basic salad. It is a made of cucumber and tomatoes. As addition to the crucial two components it is added cheese, olives, olive oil, salt. It can be suitable for vegetarians as well.

Küfte Bozbaş
#48 Küfte Bozbaş

It is one of traditional soup in Azerbaijan. It is made with meatball, potato, chickpea, dried plum.

#49 Xəngəl

It is the traditional Azerbaijani lasagna-type dish. Typically it is served with yoghurt, minced meat on dough pieces.

Paytaxt Salati
#50 Paytaxt Salati

Paytaxt Salati is a traditional salad dish in Russian cuisine. it is usually made with diced boiled potatoes, carrots, brined dill pickles, green peas, eggs, celeriac, onions, diced boiled chicken (sometimes ham), with salt, pepper and mayonnaise.

#51 Bitterballen

Bitterballen is basically mini kroket. It is typically containing a mixture of beef or veal, beef broth, butter, flour for thickening, parsley, salt and pepper, resulting in a thick roux. These great snacks are served with mustard.

Raw Herring
#52 Raw Herring

Raw Herring is a small fish that is very popular among Dutch people. It is sold at fish stand in the street and served on plate or bread with onions and pickles.

Dutch fries
#53 Dutch fries

The most popular snack in Amsterdam is fries in cone paper. You should try this with toppings mayonnaise and raw onion. Curry or cheese sauce is also very nice.

#54 Poffertjes

Poffertjes that are dutch mini pancakes typically served with powdered sugar. They are particularly popular as a street food during holidays and summer festival.

Simit and Tea
#55 Simit and Tea

Simit is an important symbol for Turkey. Drinking tea with simit is traditional.

Wiener Schnitzel
Döner kebap
#57 Döner kebap

Döner Kebap is so popular and delicious in Berlin because of Turkish population very high!

Sunday Roast
#58 Sunday Roast

The Sunday roast is a traditional British main meal that is typically served on Sunday consisting of roasted meat, roast potato, and accompaniments such as Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, vegetables and gravy.

Bangers & Mash
#59 Bangers & Mash

This dish is comprising sausages served with mashed potatoes.

Eton Mess
#60 Eton Mess

Eton mess is a traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries, broken meringue, and whipped double cream.

#61 Bagels

New York City is the home of the best bagels in the world! At its most basic, traditional bagel dough contains wheat flour, salt, water, and yeast. The New York bagel contains salt and malt and is boiled in water before baking in a standard oven.

Hot Dog
#62 Hot Dog

The hot dog is a grilled or steamed link-sausage sandwich where the sausage is served in the slit of a partially sliced hot dog bun, a bun of size and shape to hold the sausage. Dirty Water Dogs are a basic and delicious street food in New York.

#63 Doughnut

Doughnut is a type of fried dough confection or dessert food. The two most common types are the ring doughnut and the filled doughnut, which is injected with fruit preserves, cream, custard, or other sweet fillings. It may be glazed with a sugar icing.

#64 Burgers

New York City has some of the nation's oldest and most storied hamburgers, spanning a list of patties that are as diverse in form as the New York burger scene is broad. You can find the best burger in NYC.

Bhel puri
#65 Bhel puri

Bhelpuri is a savoury snack. It is made of puffed rice, vegetables and a tangy tamarind sauce.

Pani Puri
#66 Pani Puri

Pani Puri is a common street snack. It consists of a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of flavored water, tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion or chickpeas.

#67 Takoyaki

Takoyaki is a ball-shaped Japanese snack made of a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a special molded pan. It is typically filled with minced or diced octopus, tempura scraps(tenkasu), pickled ginger, and green onion.

Nasi Lemak
#68 Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak is Malaysia’s national dish. Traditional version of this consists coconut rice, sambal, fried or boiled egg, anchovies and peanuts. Fried chicken can be added in this dish.

Roti Canai
#69 Roti Canai

Roti canai is a popular breakfast and snack dish in Malaysia, and one of the most famous examples of Malaysian Indian cuisine. It can be made with cheese, meat, egg etc. It is usually served with dal, curry or sambal.

Toad in the Hole
#70 Toad in the Hole

Toad in the hole is one of the British classics. Traditionally made with large pork sausages, toad in the hole incorporates Yorkshire pudding batter, onion gravy, and vegetables.

Scotch Eggs
#71 Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs are one of the most unique foods found in England. They consist of a hard or soft-boiled egg wrapped in sausage. It is then covered in bread crumbs and baked or deep-fried.

Crema Catalana
#72 Crema Catalana

Crema Catalana is a most well known pastry in Barcelona that prepared with a rich vanilla custard is made out of a soft cream produced using egg yolks that is covered with a caramelized sugar coat to includes a crunchy contrast.

#73 Chlebíčky 

The chlebíčky is an open-faced sandwich which is depleted for breakfast and lunch, and feature a variety of ingredients such as egg, ham, salami, pickles, and cucumber.

Vepřo knedlo zelo
#74 Vepřo knedlo zelo

Vepřo-knedlo-zelo is a traditional dish that contains roast pork, bread dumplings, and stewed cabbage.The dumplings are not mixed in they piled on the side of the plate.

Broodje Hagelslag
#75 Broodje Hagelslag

Hagelslag is a traditional Dutch food. It is small sprinkles, often made of chocolate. It is often eaten on bread or sandwich between two pieces of bread. Also it can be added thin layer butter before sprinkling them on. You can buy it from Albert Heijn and spread it on bread with butter.

#76 Paella

Paella is actually a typical Valencian dish. The traditional recipee doesn't have any seafood or the usual yellowish colour we are used to seen in touristic restaurants. Do not trust a paella restaurant where the menu has an english translation.

#77 Khash

Khash is a purist meal with great parsimony in ingredients. The feet are depilated, cleaned, kept in cold water in order to get rid of bad smell, and boiled in water all night long

Frog Legs
#78 Frog Legs

Frog legs are one of adventurous dishes in Paris. They are often said to tastes like chicken!

#79 Sachertorte

Sachertorte is one of the most famous Viennese culinary specialties. It is invented by Austrian Franz Sacher. Sachertorte is a chocolate cake with a thin mid layer of apricot jam, usually served with whipped cream on top.

#80 Apfelstrudel

Apfelstrudel is one of the most famous deserts in Austria and all around this part of Europe. It is stuffed with apples, raisins, cinnamon and sugar. It is served with topped with vanilla ice-cream or whipped cream.

#81 Dushbara

Dushbara is most favorite and popular Azerbaijani dish. This dish is small balls of stuffed dough served in a lamb broth. Typical fillings include minced meat, tomatoes and onions served with dried mint and garlic.

#82 Piti

Piti is a popular soup in Azerbaijan local cuisine. The main ingredients are mutton, tail fat, chickpeas, potato, onions, dried alycha and saffron.

#83 Kaiserschmarrn

Kaiserschmarrn is a shredded pancake that takes its name from the Austrian emperor (Kaiser) Franz Joseph I. It is contains pieces of apple and other ingredients, like raisins or nuts. It is served with powder sugar, jam or fruit.

#84 Ləvəngi

Levengi is a national dish of Azerbaijan cuisine. It is a chicken stuffed with walnuts, onions and various condiments and baked in the oven.

Polneti Piperki
#85 Polneti Piperki

Polneti Piperki or filled paprika, are either red or green peppers which have their top cut off and afterwards they are filled with rice and meat. After this is done, the filled paprikas are baked in oven. It can be made a vegetarian version of filled paprika with rice and mushrooms.

Şəki Halvası
#86 Şəki Halvası

It is a dessert belonging to Şeki city in Azerbaijan. The dessert preparation is difficult and interesting. It is made rice flour, hazelnut or walnut, saffron and sugar.

#87 Cevapi

It is slices of mix meat that are prepared on grill with onion and severed with bread on grill with spices.

#88 Moussaka

Мусака / moussaka is sliced potatoes with ground beef meat all of it seasoned with salt, pepper, sun – dried tomatoes, red pepper and topped with egg crust. This dish is baked in oven

#89 Burek

Burek is traditional pastry from the Ottoman cuisine. It’s very commonly used in all Balkan countries as well. Burek / Бурек is a baked pastries in wooden oven. The wooden oven baking gives a special magical taste to the pastry. It is made of filo dough. It can be filled with cheese, cabbage or meat. All Balkan countries has different yet similar version of Burek / Бурек. It is usually eaten for breakfast with glass of Yogurt.

3 Bacı Dolması
#90 3 Bacı Dolması

The filling is prepared from minced meat, rice and herbs. In spring it is made of vine leaves, in summer it is made of aubergines and tomatoes, in autumn it is made of cabbage leaves, apple and quince, in winter it is made of preserved vine leaves.

Potatoes Soup
#91 Potatoes Soup

It is a traditional soup made out of boiled potatoes and mixture of spices. It is served with baked grilled bread. It’s very refreshing. Suitable if you like your nutrients in liquid form.

#92 Feijoa

The feijoa is a exotic fruit that come from Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina. They are also grown Azerbaijan. Feijoa is used as an ingredient in puddings, pies, teas, juices and jams. Especially Feijoa jam (Feyxoa Mürəbbəsi) is common and popular. You should try it with a cup of tea while in Baku.

#93 Kibbeling

Kibbeling is a popular Dutch snack consisting of battered chunks of fish, commonly served with a mayonnaise-based garlic sauce or tartar sauce.

#94 Lekkerbekje

Lekkerbek is a typical Dutch food. It is similar to Kibbeling but it’s bigger fillet instead of the little chunks.

#95 Alfajor

Alfajor is a classic Argentina sandwich cookie. It is filled with dulce de leche and rolled in coconut. Dulce de leche is a creamy caramel confection made from milk and sugar.

#96 Tarator

Tarator is cold yoghurt soup. It is fresh and refreshing so especially it is perfect for the summer. Tarator is made with yoghurt, fresh cucumber, dill, garlic, walnut and water.

#97 Kokoreç

Kokoreç is one of the most consumed fast foods in Turkey. It is made of lamb intestines.

#98 Boerewors

Boerewors are the national sausage of South Africa. Boerewors must contain at least 90 percent meat, and always contain beef, as well as lamb, pork, or a mixture of lamb and pork. The other 10% is made up of spices and other ingredients. They are also wonderful on the grill!

#99 Bobotie

Bobotie is one of national dish of South Africa. Minced meat with curry is baked topped with egg and dried fruit. It is similar moussaka.

#100 Sosatie

Sosatie is a traditional South African dish of meat (usually lamb or mutton) cooked on skewers. It is similar to kebab. Sosatie recipes vary, but commonly the ingredients can include cubes of lamb, beef, chicken, dried apricots, red onions and mixed peppers.