Nhorm troyong chek, or banana flower salad (Cambodia)

Tweet Cambodia is a Buddhist nation located in Southeast Asia, a former colony of France. Most of the people are of Khmer origin and speak Khmer. Cambodia is a poor country but the economy is rapidly growing. Textiles form the majority of Cambodian exports. Cambodia is probably best known for the beautiful temple of Angkor […]

Curtido, or tart cabbage slaw (El Salvador)

Tweet El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America, located on the Pacific side. It is a former colony of Spain. Most of the five million inhabitants are mestizos and slightly over half are Catholic, but there are also large Protestant and non-religious minorities. Despite its small size, El Salvador […]

Ceebu jen, or spicy stuffed “fish”, vegetables and rice (Senegal)

Tweet Senegal is a country in the very west of Africa, which completely surrounds the tiny Gambia, save for its tiny coastline. Sometimes the countries are called “Senegambia”. Owing to its colonial past most of the people speak French (besides African languages), but almost all are Muslims. In the west Senegal is probably best known […]

Laghman, or noodles with vegetables and spices (Uyghur)

Tweet An Uyghur dish sounds very interesting, doesn’t it? Even better if you know who they are. The Uyghurs are an ethnic group of Turkic people living in Eastern and Central Asia, mostly in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China, but also in other parts of China and several other nearby countries. Their total […]

Black-eyed bean soup (Trinidad)

Tweet Trinidad is the larger of the two main islands that form the Trinidad and Tobago, located just a few kilometers off the coast of Venezuela. The name, given by Columbus, means “trinity” in Spanish. It used to be a British colony until gaining independence in 1962. Only about 60,000 of its about one million […]

Papaya bread (Hawaii)

Tweet Hawaii is a state of the United States (since 1959), but since it’s so far from the mainland both geographically and culturally it gets its own entry. It is an archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands, of which the eight are known as the main islands. Only about 10 % of the people are […]

Panthay noodles, or curried “chicken” with noodles and veggies (Burma)

Tweet Burma is a large but nowadays also very isolated country in the Southwest Asia and controversy starts already in its name. In the 1989 coup its official name was changed to Myanmar, a name used in some Western media, but people feel that using this name supports the military junta. Also, the name has […]