Brodet, Golubtsy Or Gemista – Are You Familiar With Dishes From Different Cuisines?

We love traveling. It’s also a fact with travel becoming easier we go to far away countries and come across people of different cultures. This  also throws up opportunities to try out different cuisines and local specialities. It’s a good idea to do away with the familiar and the usual fast food, be a little adventuresome and  try out the distinctive tasting local fares on the menus.

Souvlaki – Greek meat skewers grilled and usually served in pita bread with sauces and vegetables.


Gemista – Another Greek dish consisting of stuffed vegetables, such as tomatoes, paprika, eggplant, zuchini. The base for the stuffing is rice.


Tarator – A Bulgarian cold soup, similar to tzatziki in terms of ingredients(yoghurt, cucumber, garlic and dill), but very different in consistency.


Banitsa – Traditional bulgarian pastry with a bit of a greasy touch, filled with feta cheese, or even cabbage, onion or spinach.

Banitsa / Photo: Flickr: Merle ja Joonas

Karnıyarık – Turkish dish of fried eggplant with onion, minced meat, garlic and tomato.


Tagine – Moroccan cuisine offers more than just couscous. The innumerable dishes are made in a special clay pots which have a conical lid. This is named tagine where process of cooking is super slow and gives the food the special flavour and tenderness. Try chicken tagine for example.

Chicken Tagine

Golubtsy – Russian dish known also in other countries made from a mix of rice and beef, wrapped in a cabbage leaf and served in a sauce. Preparing this dish is complicated but worth it because it’s delicious.


Biryani – Although chicken tandoori and chicken tikka masala are probably the representatives of not only Indian but also British cuisine, Indian cooking can offer way more than that. Absolutely mouth watering is an aromatic dish called biryani, consisting of a combination of spices, rice, marinated meat (mutton or chicken) and several other ingredients.


Sukiyaki – A  Japanese dish made from very thin slices of meat slow cooked with vegetable, tofu and vermicelli (thin rice noodles).

Sukiyaki / Photo: Flickr – cassaendra

Brodet – This is a Croatian fish soup with a variety of seafood from the Adriatic. Polenta is served as a side dish.


Photos: Shutterstock, Flickr – Merle ja Joonascassaendra.

Support us!

All your donations will be used to pay the magazine’s journalists and to support the ongoing costs of maintaining the site.


paypal smart payment button for simple membership

Share this post

Interested in co-operating with us?

We are open to co-operation from writers and businesses alike. You can reach us on our email at and we will get back to you as quick as we can.

Where to next?

Deskercise: Staying Fit in a Study Environment

As a college student, balancing academics, social life, and fitness can be a challenging task. With the demands of coursework and the limited availability of time, maintaining physical health often…

Harnessing the Power of Habit

In the dynamic world of college, where every day brings new challenges and opportunities, the power of habit stands as a silent sentinel guiding success. Habits, those repetitive behaviors we…