Ethnic Foods You Should Try At Least Once in Your Life 

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Do you consider yourself a foodie? Well, you cannot be a true foodie if you lack cultural awareness of the different kinds and categories of ethnic food out there. Although not everyone can travel all over the world, many cities and towns have a variety of selections of these one-of-a-kind foods. 

Check out these ethnic foods that you probably haven’t tried before but you should at least once in your life:

Bao Buns

Bao Buns, also called Baozi, are a true Chinese classic. These are steamed buns with meats or vegetables as fillings. Despite their appearance which resembles dumplings, Bao Buns are bigger with a thicker and melt-in-your-mouth bun. 

Chicken Tikka Masala

Although there are disputes regarding the true origin country of chicken tikka masala, with Scotland and India having claims over this ethnic food, the two countries both are in a consensus when it comes to the delicious taste of this dish. This consists of chicken paired with masala sauce, which is a rich combination of coriander, cream, and tomato. Everything is baked in the tandoor oven and then best served with rice. 


Also called Mexican sweet corn, elote is grilled corn that is smothered with chili powder, sou cream, cotija cheese, cilantro, and mayonnaise. 


This iconic street food from South Africa is perfect for sharing. This sandwich is one foot long with loads of fillings. Even if there are numerous variations when it comes to toppings, which often depend on the preferences of the customer or vendor, one essential ingredient to a Gatsby is none other than slap chips, or vinegar-tossed French fries. Other traditional fillings include bologna, curry, or masala steak. 

Guinness Cake

This delicacy from Ireland is a rich chocolate cake paired with Guinness, the traditional dark beer, to form this ultimate Irish dessert. It is a delish treat topped off with tasty cream cheese icing that you can get either in cupcake or cake form. 


Injera is a traditional Ethiopian spongey and flat bread made using teff flour, a type of flour popularly used in Ethiopia. If you will dine in an Ethiopian restaurant, there is a chance that you will be given injera in place of silverware since this is used for holding dishes and sauces. 

Some of the Ethiopian dishes best paired with injera include Gomen or collard greens paired with spices, and Shiro, a chickpea-based dish with ginger, garlic, and onions. 

Mochi Ice Cream

Although these balls with their visual appeal may resemble perfect sorbet scoops, these are actually Japanese mochi-enclosed ice cream balls. Mochi is a type of pounded sticky rice that adds texture and sweetness to this tasty dessert. Several original flavors include strawberry, vanilla, and green tea. Today, however, mochi ice cream is also available in different flavors. 

Thanks to Bakkal – Ethnic Grocery Delivery Mobile App, you can now prepare all these ethnic foods anytime and every time you like. Other great ethnic foods worthy to try include shakshuka, tempeh, tom yum goong, and unagi. 


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