Popular food comes in different flavors and tastes and is prepared using different ingredients. We’ve tried to list out the most common and most popular food dishes that have the seal of approval from the vast majority of the population. From dumplings to risotto, every dish is a part of people's lives everyday. These dishes are made for generations and perfected to the availability of ingredients, food preparation methods, preference for taste and likings.
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- Dim Sum/ Dumpling
Pizza is one of the universally popular dishes from Italian cuisine. Pizza is made from a wheat based flattened dough base with toppings such as cheese, pepperoni, mushroom, onion and more. Pizzas are popular after World War II. With many Pizza specialized fast food restaurants franchises going global, Pizza has spread across the world. Pizza based fast food restaurant chains include Pizza Hut, Domino’s Pizza, Papa John Pizza, Little Caesars and others.
Hamburger, also known as burger, is sandwich of burger buns or bread roll between patties of cheese, meat or vegetables. Burger is popularized through the advent of fast food franchises in the United States and has spread its popularity around the world.
Burgers are usually served with mayonnaise, cheese, lettuce, ketchup, tomato, onion, pickle. It also has bacon, meat or chicken as the main patty. Burgers are served in fast food restaurants, diners, roadside stalls as well as high end diners. Burgers come in different varieties such as veggie burger, chicken burger, cheese burger, angus burger, bacon burger and more.
Sushi is a vinegared rice dish from Japanese cuisine. Sushi is commonly accompanied with raw seafood and vegetables. Sushi is usually prepared using medium grain white rice. Sushi can contain seafood such as octopus, squid, tuna, prawn, salmon, yellowtail, eel and crab.
Different variants of sushi include Chirashizushi, Nigirizushi, Oshizushi, Makizushi, Inarizushi. Makizushi style sushi is popular in the United States. These sushi rolls include Alaskan roll, Boston roll, Seattle roll, California roll, Rainbow roll, Spicy tuna roll and burrito roll. The ingredients used include Nori, Gu, Sushi-meshi and condiments.
Ramen is a broth type dish made from chinese style noodles containing meat or fish and vegetables. Ramen comes in shoyu, shio, miso and kare flavors. They are served with toppings such as slices or braised pork, green onion, season boiled egg, nori, squid, kamaboko, wakame and soy sauce.
Taco is a popular tortilla-based Mexican dish with toppings such as pork, meat, chicken, vegetables, seafood and cheese. Taco is common with street food vendors along with burritos. Traditional Tacos variety includes tacos sudados, tacos de cazo, tacos dorados, tacos de cabeza, tacos de lengua. Hard shell tacos are popular in the United States particularly with fast food restaurants such as TacoBell and Chipotle.
Roti also known as Chapati is a staple food common in the Indian, South Asian and Caribbean cuisines. It is a round flatbread made from wheat flour. Common roti variants are Kerala style parotta, chapati, tandori roti, bajra roti, banana stuffed roti and rumali roti.
Another regional popular dish in our list is Croissant most commonly associated with France. Croissant is a crescent shaped roll made from flaky yeast dough. Croissant is served as breakfast in France and many other European countries. Many variants include wrapping the croissant in praline, chocolate and almond paste. Flavors include raisins, berries, apples and dry fruits.
Dim Sum/ Dumpling
Dim Sum is a Chinese originated dish containing steamed or fried dumpling with different types of fillings. It is commonly served as breakfast and snacks. The variations include Shrimp dumpling, Teochew dumpling, Taro dumpling, Potstickers, Shaomai and soup dumpling. It is also served in the form of rolls such as Spring roll, Tofu skin roll, Fresh bamboo roll, Zhaliang and Rice noodle roll.
Tortilla is thin, flat circular flatbread made from maize or wheat. It is also used as a common base for many of the dishes in Mexican and Spanish cuisines. Tortillas with toppings are served as Tacos popular in Mexico and the United States.
Spaghetti is a common staple food in Italian cuisine. It is a long thin pasta made from milled wheat. Popular spaghetti dishes include Spaghetti Bolognese, Spaghetti & meatballs, Spaghetti with pesto sauce.
Sashimi is a Japanese dish containing sliced raw meat such as pork, meat, goat meat, poultry meat or seafood such as squid, tuna, shrimp, octopus, yellowtail, scallop, mackerel. Care should be taken in consuming raw food as there is risk of parasite bacteria present in raw seafood.
Cheeseburger is a hamburger with cheese slices as a topping. All Cheeseburgers are hamburgers. but all hamburgers are not cheeseburger. commonly used cheeses are Cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, Mozzarella cheese, Pepper jack cheese and blue cheese. Popular fast food restaurant cheeseburgers include McDonald’s BigMac, Sonic Cheeseburger, Burger King Quad Stacker.
Doughnut is a popular breakfast menu and snack available in bakeries, fast food restaurants and diners. Doughnut is a small ring shaped fried cake or sweetened dough. They’re flavored with sugar, chocolate and maple glazings.
With the popularity of fast food menus specializing in doughnuts such as Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme, the flavor and offering has extended to include cream, powdered sugar, chocolate, dried fruits, jelly, custards and other sweet fillings.
Risotto is an Italian rice based dish cooked with broth with creamy consistency. It's generally served as a first course before the main course in Italy. The broth can be made from meat, fish or vegetables. The common ingredients include cheese, white wine, butter, seasoning and onion.
Biryani is an Indian delicacy prepared with seasoned rice and meat such as chicken, goat, lamb, prawn or fish. The varieties include Ambur biryani, Bhatkali biryani, Chettinad biryani, Delhi biryani, Hyderabadi biryani, Kolkata biryani. Outside of India, it's also consumed in Turkey, Indonesia, Myanmar, Mauritius, Thailand and the Philippines. In India, Paradise Biryani offers a wide range of menu and varieties.