Best Pasta Dishes From Around The World Worth A Try

Pasta is one of the best dishes most people love to enjoy anytime. Pasta can be your comfort food as well. You can always make your own version of pasta dishes at home even if you are not an expertise at cooking. Pasta dishes have been popular in western countries. However, people from all around the world are falling in love with various pasta dishes already. And there are many pasta dishes around the world with the best rate. You might be interested to try one of these amazing pasta dishes that taste heavenly in the mouth.

Best Pasta Dishes From Around The World Worth A Try
Trofie al pesto – italian pasta with pesto.

Trofie al pesto 

This pasta dish is very popular originated from the Italian region of Liguria. There are two main elements used to make this dish. The first one is trofie, which is the Ligurian hand-rolled pasta made with flour and water. The second element is pesto, a kind of green sauce made with garlic, basil, pine nuts, olive oil, salt, and two types of cheese. The authentic one should use only high-quality ingredients to ensure the taste. This pasta dish is served in small portion as first course. It is said that this pasta dish has the most perfect harmony in term of flavor. 

Pappardelle al cinghiale

This is Tuscan pasta variety paired with ragu di cinghiale or (made with wild boar) resulted in authentic flavor. The classic ragu doesn’t use wild boar while the cinghiale version results in more intense and stronger flavor. This is due to the long process of slow simmering the wild boar in a rich tomato sauce and red wine. The meat becomes tender and when it is paired with fresh egg pasta, it will be heavenly in your mouth. To garnish this pasta is chopped fresh parsley and sprinkle of Parmigiano. It is best served with a glass of red wine. 

Cappelletti in brodo

This traditional Italian pasta dish is made from a perfect combo of cappelletti pasta and chicken broth. This is a popular dish throughout central and northern Italy. The fillings in the pasta can be different depending on the region. However, most of it include beef, cheese, chicken, as well as nutmeg. This pasta is cooked, served, and accompanied by flavorful chicken broth that can warm you up with its generous seasonings. This dish is served on various occasion even though it was initially enjoyed only during Christmas.

Giouvetsi

This pasta dish is originated in Greece and has been Greeks favorite. This Greek casserole is made with a combination of pasta and tomato-braised meat prepared as a one-pot oven dish. To make this dish is usually employed with variety of meat options. Meanwhile, the tomato sauce is seasoned with cinnamon, allspice, cloves, bay leaves, and red wine. Traditionally, there are two types of pasta to be used to make this pasta dish. They are the small-sized orzo or the square-shaped hilopites. The casserole is then topped with a layer of grated cheese. This pasta dish is commonly served on large family gatherings in Turkey as well as festive occasions.

Indonesian Cuisine You Must Get A Taste

Indonesia is one of the largest countries in the world rich with diversity and in both culture and foods. Hence, you will find wide range of delicious cuisine in Indonesia. Also, the majority if Indonesians are Muslims so you will hear a lot about ‘halal foods’. Hence, the majority of the cuisine is free from pork, alcoholic ingredients, and other items that don’t meet Islamic way of living. However, this doesn’t mean Indonesian cuisine is less delicious or rich. In fact, there are so many foods you can try that it can put you in awe. And here are several of them:

Rawon

Rawon

This is sort of like beef stew  with interesting, unusual color for a soupy dish. The color of the broth is pitch-black and for some people it can be unappetizing. However, this dish tastes amazing. The black color to the broth comes from the kluwek, Indonesian spice also called Pangium. This beef dish requires slow cooking process to to allow the rich flavor of the spices penetrate into the tender meat. It is often served with warm steamed rice. 

Nasi Padang

Nasi Padang

Nasi Padang is like a rice combo originated in Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia. The most interesting thing about this dish is the rich flavor coming from different side dishes. This is basically a rice-based meal in which the dishes can be chosen as you prefer. Most favorite dishes to be served include ayam rica, rendang, vegetables, sambal ijo, and telor padang. The best way to enjoy this dish according to the majority of Indonesians is to use bare, clean hands. It is best served with ice tea. 

Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng

Another rice-based meal from Indonesia that has reached worldwide popularity. This is basically fried rice with variety of topping and seasoned with Indonesian spices. The typical Indonesia fried rice or Nasi Goreng usually incorporate scrambled eggs, sweet soy sauce, shredded chicken, sausages slices, and onions. It is beset served with pickled carrot and cucumber as well as prawn crackers. 

Opor Ayam

Opor Ayam

This is a chicken stew mostly served during Eid Al-Fitr for Muslims. This is basically chicken dish cooked with coconut milk, lemongrass, galangal, bay leaf, and other Indonesian seasonings. Many people also call this dish white curry because of the color and flavor. It is best served with steamed rice or ketupat, a diamond-shaped rice cake. Chili paste and fried onions are also added to enrich the flavor even more. 

Karedok

Karedok

This is Indonesian version of vegetable salad. This vegetable-based cuisine is loved by many Indonesians for generations. There is no boiling process of vegetables to make this dish because fresh vegetables are the ones that are being used. Cucumber, bean sprouts, cabbage, basil, long beans, and eggplants are usually vegetables used to prepare this dish. Then, peanut sauce is added to add more flavor. The peanut sauce is made from peanut, chili, galangal, salt, Javanese sugar, vinegar, and shrimp paste. The toppings such as prawn chips or crackers are added on top. You can enjoy this dish without steamed rice.