Returning home from vacation is never fun, but that doesn’t mean your experience has to come to an end. If you’re feeling wanderlust and are in the mood to chow down on some vacation food, you can bring the experience back into your kitchen! Of course, it may not be as delicious and authentic as the locals know how to make it, but it’s worth a shot! Try whipping up these culinary dishes from around the world and hop back into vacation mode from the comfort of your own home!
Russia – Blini
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’ll love the blinis found in Russia. These wafer-thin pancakes are filled with sweet (or savory) ingredients of your choosing. If you want to stay loyal to Russian tradition, fill them with fresh cherries and cream or with caviar and salmon!
Spain – Seafood Paella
One mouthful of a steamy bite of paella and you’ll be on a beach in Spain – this dish is that powerful! Paella is a Spanish rice dish that originated in Valencia. It is one of the best-known dishes in Spanish cuisine, so if you’re ever in the mood to feel in the heart of Spain, whip up a paella. If you aren’t a seafood fan, opt for chicken or fish!
India – Masala Dosa
Masala Dosa is a crispy, rice-batter crepe filled with a spicy mix of mashed potatoes. It is then dipped in coconut chutney, tomato-and-lentil based sauce, pickles, and other condiments. Though it may seem a little heavy, it is an excellent breakfast food that will keep you full until lunch!
Thailand – Som Tam
Perhaps one of Thailand’s most famous salads, som tam includes pound garlic and chilies, tamarind and lime juice, fish sauce, dried shrimp, tomatoes, sugar cane paste, peanuts, string beans and a handful of grated green papaya. If you really want to feel like you’re in Thailand, eat the salad with a side of sticky rice! The simplicity that overcomes you with flavor is addicting and will have you coming back for more!
Canada – Poutine
Hear us out, because this next one may not sound as tempting as it is in reality! Poutine is french fries smothered in cheese curds and brown gravy and fills your mouth in a saucy and cheesy mix that’ll have you scraping the bottom of your plate for the last drops. Real Canadians insist it’s best enjoyed at 3 a.m. after several drinks.