Machboos (Kuwait)

Machboos consists of three parts: (1) the meat, which is traditionally well-cooked and tender lamb or chicken; (2) the rice, cooked in the meat’s stock; and (3) the stuffing, which ironically is not stuffed in anything and consists of split beans, raisins, an onions. This recipe is courtesy of Ingredient Matcher’s Fatemah, who runs her own … More Machboos (Kuwait)

Bawan (Taiwan)

Bawan is a Taiwanese street food, consisting of a translucent dough made of sweet potato starch, filled with a savory stuffing, and served with a sweet and savory sauce. The stuffing varies widely according to different regions in Taiwan, but usually consists of a mixture of pork, bamboo shoots, and shiitake mushrooms. Thank you Peng for the recipe. Ingredients Filling  150 gm … More Bawan (Taiwan)

Pho (Vietnam)

Pho is a Vietnamese soup consisting of broth, rice noodles called bánh phở, a few herbs, and meat, primarily made with either beef or chicken. It is also a popular street food. The Hanoi and Saigon styles of pho differ by noodle width, sweetness of broth, and choice of herbs. Thank you Emma Christensen for the recipe. Ingredients For the quick broth: 2 large onions 4-inch piece fresh ginger … More Pho (Vietnam)

Nabeyaki Udon (Japan)

Udon is a thick wheat flour noodle. usually, it is served as a noodle soup, topped with scallions, tempura, tofu, mirin, and/or soy sauce. In Japan, the udon noodles usually served chilled in the summer and hot in the winter. Thank you Nami for the recipe. Ingredients 4 dried shiitake mushrooms ½ cup water 1 stalk spinach (rinsed) 1 inch carrot (1″ = 3 … More Nabeyaki Udon (Japan)

Edikang Ikong (Nigeria)

Edikang Ikong is a vegetable soup that is popular in southeastern Nigeria. It consists of beef and dried fish, bush meat, crayfish, shaki (beef tripe), kanda, pumpkin leaves, water leaves, ugu, onion, periwinkle, palm oil, salt and pepper. Because the ingredients can be costly, this dish is usually saved for important occasions. Thank you ChiChi for the recipe. Ingredients 350 g beef or smoked turkey precooked … More Edikang Ikong (Nigeria)

Sticky Rice Dumplings – Zongzi (China)

Zongzi is a traditional Chinese food made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo, reed, or other large flat leaves. They are cooked by steaming or boiling. It is the traditional food for Dragon Boat Festival. Thank you to Eating China for sharing this recipe that makes 20 sticky rice dumplings. Ingredients … More Sticky Rice Dumplings – Zongzi (China)

Basbousa (Egypt)

Basbousa is a traditonal Middle Eastern sweet cake made from semolina, the same wheat used in pasta and couscous. This sweet cake is usually soaked in simple syrup and can be eaten with nuts, heavy cream, or plain. There are so many variations of semolina treats so we’d like to thank The Mediterranean Dish for sharing … More Basbousa (Egypt)

Lefse (Norway)

Lafse is a traditional soft Norwegian flatbread. It is made with riced or instant potatoes, flour, butter, and milk. There are many ways to flavor lefse but the most common is called lefse-klenning and involves adding butter and rolling it up! Some people like to add butter, cinnamon, sugar, jelly, peanut butter, or eggs. Thank you Fiveandspice for the recipe … More Lefse (Norway)