The Top 188

1. Mexico 🇲🇽 Chicken in Red Mole, Chipotle Shrimp, Smoky Pork Tacos, Steak w/Spicy Guajillo Sauce, Green Poblano Rice, Corn Tortillas, Tortilla Chips, Mexican “Pot” Fried Beans, Tres Leche, Hot Chocolate
2. Thailand 🇹🇭Three-Flavor Chicken Wings, Corn Fritters, Curry Shrimp Skewers, Red Curry Lamb Chops, Green Papaya Salad, Chicken Pad Thai, Shrimp Massaman Curry, Crying Tiger Steaks, Spicy Thai Basil Ground Turkey w/Fried Egg over Rice, Spiced Cashews, Thai Basil Mojito, Long Thailand Iced Tea
3. Cuba 🇨🇺 Roast Pork Shoulder with Mojo Sauce, Black Beans, Yuca with Garlic Sauce, Mojitos
4. Venezuela 🇻🇪 Pabellon Cirollo, Arepas, Black Beans w/Rice, Papelon con Limon drink
5. China 🇨🇳 Kung Pao Chicken, Szechuan Dan Dan Noodles, Duck Dumplings, Snow Peas
6. Brazil 🇧🇷 Feijoada, Pao de Queijo, Brazilian Rice, Shrimp in Coconut Sauce, Hearts of Palm Salad, Brazilian Charcuterie Board, Brigadeiro, Brazilian Dutch Pie, Drinks: Caipirinha, Passion Fruit Batista, Brazilian Beer, Brazilian Wine
7. Spain 🇪🇸 Paella, Albondigas, Tortilla Espanola, Shishito Peppers (us), Patatas Bravas, Pan con Tomate, Gambas al Ajillo, Spanish Meats & Cheeses, Chocolate Tres Leches, lots of wine
8. Bangladesh 🇧🇩 Cholar Dal, Basmati Rice, Aloo Gobhi Parathas, Kosha Murgir Mangsho Chicken, Bengali Caramel Yogurt
9. Trinidad and Tobago 🇹🇹 Curried Chicken Roti, Roti Flatbread
10. Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 Pernil, Arroz con Gandules, Mofongo, Coquito, Rum Limeade
11. France 🇫🇷 Beef Bourguignon, Dessert Crepes, French Cheese & Bread, French Champagne & Wine
12. Netherlands 🇳🇱 Dutch War Fries, Snert, Bitterballen, Stroopwafel, Dutch Cheese & Beer
13. Belgium 🇧🇪 Carbonnade Flamande, Pommes Frites with dipping sauce, Belgian Endive Salad, Chocolate Mousse, Belgian Beers
14. Portugal 🇵🇹 Bifanas on Portuguese rolls, Tomato Rice, Batatas Fritas, Rissois**, Iberico Ham-Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese, Cheese + Meat Platter, Pasteis de Nata**, Portuguese Wine & Port
15. Ethiopia 🇪🇹Injera, Berbere Chicken Wings, Lentil Sambusas, Key Wat, Shiro Wat, Injudal Tibs, Yellow Split Peas (two types), Yataklete Kilkil, Ye Shimbra Asa, Ayib be Gomen, Tej Wine, Ethiopian Coffee, Chocolate Coffee Cardamom Cake
16. Iran 🇮🇷 Chicken Fesenjan, Tahdig, Faloodeh
17. Andorra 🇦🇩 Catalan Beef Stew, Charcuterie Board, Crema Catalana
18. Nigeria 🇳🇬 Beef Suya, Jollof Rice, Mango/Avocado/Basil Salad & Shuku Shuku (Coconut Balls)
19. Israel 🇮🇱 Falafel, Israeli Salad & Tahini Sauce, Pita Bread, Israeli Eggplant, Chocolate Babka
20. Grenada 🇬🇩 Roast Pork w/Caribbean Sauce, Black Bean/Heart of Palm Salad, Spice Cake
21. Cambodia 🇰🇭 Lok Lak, Lime Pepper Dipping Sauce, Pineapple & Shrimp Rice
22. Guatemala 🇬🇹 Chicken Pepian, Arroz Guatamalteco, Corn Tortillas
23. Tibet 🇳🇵 Yak Momo Dumplings, Spicy Nepalese Onion Potato Salad
24. Jamaica 🇯🇲 Beef Patties, Rice & Peas, Jerk Chicken, Island Rum Cocktails, Grilled Peppers/Pineapple
25. Taiwan 🇹🇼Basil Scallops, Popcorn Chicken, Gua Bao Buns, Pepper Shrimp, Skate & Bok Choy, Seafood Scallion Pancake, Matcha Noodles, Fried Rice, Lychee & White Gourd Cocktails, Boba Tea
26. Argentina 🇦🇷 Gaucho Steak w/Chimichurri on Crostinis, Chimichurri Rice
27. Saint Kitts and Nevis 🇰🇳 Ground Turkey Roti, Sunshine’s Salad, Killer Bee Cocktail
28. Afghanistan 🇦🇫 Mantu (Beef Dumplings), Kabli Pulao Rice
29. Belize 🇧🇿Cochinita Pibil, Pickled Red Onions & Pickled Carrots, Tortillas, Stewed Red Beans, Rum Cocktail
30. San Marino 🇸🇲 Nidi di Rondine (Swallows Nest), Charcuterie board, Sangiovese wine, Lambrusco
31. Malaysia 🇲🇾 Malaysian Fried Chicken, Penang Fried Flat Noodles, Blue Rice
32. Croatia 🇭🇷Charcuterie, Seafood Black Ink Risotto, Pasticada, Brown Butter Gnocchi, Fritule
33. United States 🇺🇸 Smoked Pork Belly Burnt Ends, Smoked Chicken Wings, Cajun Mac & Cheese, Apple Pie & Ice Cream
34. Indonesia 🇮🇩 Beef Rendang, Mi Goreng Noodles
35. Japan 🇯🇵 Sushi (multiple varieties), Veggie Tempura, Mochi, Sake & Sapporo
36. Palestine 🇵🇸 Palestine Chicken, Mujaddara, Taboon Bread
37. Montenegro 🇲🇪 Cevapi, Avjar, Lepinja, Burrata Salad, Figs with Riccota/Honey/Walnuts
38. Philippines 🇵🇭 Bistek Tagalog, Pancit Bihon Noodles, Black Rice, Lumpia**, Veggie Salad**
39. Honduras 🇭🇳 Baleadas w/ Chorizo, Refried Beans, Honduran Rice, Flour Tortillas, Licuados
40. Comoros 🇰🇲 Langouste a la Vanille, Coconut Ginger Rice
41. Monaco 🇲🇨Porchetta, Barbajuan, Nicoise Salad, Gnocchi, Fougasse**, Macarons**
42. Panama 🇵🇦 Smoked Ropa Vieja, Black Beans & Black Bean Rice, Fried Plantains
43. Pakistan 🇵🇰Nihari, Basmati Rice
44. Colombia 🇨🇴 Chicken Sancocho, Arepas con Queso, Coco Loco
45. Lebanon 🇱🇧 Kibbeh Meatballs, Tabbouleh Lettuce Wraps, Artichokes, Grape Leaves, Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Beet/Feta/Toasted Nut Salad, Flatbread (and veggies to dip)
46. Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 Dovi, Sadza Balls
47. Morocco 🇲🇦 Shakshuka, Khobz (Moroccan Bread)
48. Tanzania 🇹🇿 Lamb Samosas, Green Chutney, Spicy Tanzanian Pilau Rice
49. Namibia 🇳🇦 Antelope Potjekos, Pan-Fried Cabbage
50. Ecuador 🇪🇨 Latin Grilled Rib-Eye Steak, Arroz con Menestra, Multi-Fruit Dairy-Free Ice Cream
51. Vietnam 🇻🇳 Pho, Banh Mi Sandwich, Vietnamese Coffee
52. Norway 🇳🇴 Ribbe Roast, Lefse, Kalrabistappe, Cabbage w/Bacon, Jarlsberg Cheese & Crispbread
53. Germany 🇩🇪 Sauerbraten, Spaetzle, German Sausages, German Pretzels, Crumb Cake & Beers
54. eSwatini (Swaziland) 🇸🇿 Karoo Roast Ostrich Steak, Pumpkin Polenta, Slaai, South African wines
55. Ukraine 🇺🇦 Chicken Kiev, Garlic Mashed Potatoes
56. Singapore 🇸🇬Chilli Crab, Steamed Buns
57. Australia 🇦🇺 Kangaroo Meatballs, Emu Steak, Meat Pies (Beef & Curry Chicken), Chips, Chicken Parm Bites, Salad, Vegemite Butter Avocado Toast, Tim Tams, Australian Wine & Beers
58. Bhutan 🇧🇹Jasha Maroo, Chum (Red Rice), Ezay
59. Serbia 🇷🇸Karageorge Schnitzel, Prebanac
60. Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 Chicken Shawarma, Flatbread & Garlic Yogurt Sauce, Kabsa Rice
61. Czech Republic 🇨🇿Bohemian Roast Duck, Garlic Soup, Czech Dumplings, Braised Red Cabbage, Honey Buttered Carrots
62. Malta 🇲🇹Lampuki Pie, Mediterranean Malta Mule
63. Denmark 🇩🇰Smorresbrod: Frikadeller, Roast Beef, Pear/Bleu Cheese, Shrimp+Eggs, Rugbrod Rye, Pickled Herring, Strawberries, Cream & Cardamom Biscuits
64. Mozambique 🇲🇿 Piri-Piri Chicken, Lemon Chili Rice
65. Sweden 🇸🇪 Swedish Meatballs over Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Swedish Fish
66. Bahrain 🇧🇭 Chicken Machboos
67. New Zealand 🇳🇿 Fish & Chips, Pavlova, New Zealand Wine/Cheese/Crackers/Clams
68. Botswana 🇧🇼 Grilled Ostrich Steak, Peppadew Pepper & Onion Relish, Griddled Pap
69. Sao Tome and Principe 🇸🇹 Matata (Clams w/Port Wine/Peanuts/Spinach/Rice), Chorizo Sandwich
70. Switzerland 🇨🇭 Cheese Fondue with Crusty Bread + Fruits & Veggies to dip
71. England 🇬🇧 Sunday Pot Roast, Yorkshire Pudding, Roasted Carrots/Parsnips/Brussel Sprouts, Roasted Potatoes, Soccer Pie**, Banoffee Pie**, British Beers
72. Greece 🇬🇷 Moussaka, Gigantes Beans, Lemon Potatoes, Greek Salad, Greek Wine & Beer, two Greek desserts**
73. Uruguay 🇺🇾 Chivito Sandwich, French Fries
74. Suriname 🇸🇷Pom, Green Beans, Bojo Cake
75. Ghana 🇬🇭 Shoko
76. Brunei 🇧🇳Chicken Satay, Nasi Lemak
77. Georgia 🇬🇪 Khachapuri, Georgia Salad w/Walnut Dressing
78. El Salvador 🇸🇻Chicharron Pupusas, Curtido, Stuffed Chayote
79. Palau 🇵🇼 Whole Fish in Banana Leaves, Taro Fritters (Ukoy), Couscous
80. Estonia 🇪🇪Hakklihakotlet (Ground Meat Patties), Mulgipuder (Estonian Mashed Potatoes)
81. Curacao 🇨🇼 Keshi Yena, Tostones, Midnight Kiss drink
82. Bahamas 🇧🇸 Conch Fritters, Maduros, Bahamian Mac & Cheese, Fish Chowder, Bahama Mamas
83. Fiji 🇫🇯 Fijian Chicken Curry, Curry Leaf Rice
84. Maldives 🇲🇻 Tuna Curry with Rice, Dhonkeyo Kaju (Banana Fritters)
85. Tuvalu 🇹🇻 Tuna Coconut Curry w/Rice, Coconut Banana Fritters
86. India 🇮🇳 Mushroom Curry over Basmati Rice, Spicy Onion Fritters, Naan**
87. Samoa 🇼🇸 Oka i’a (Samoan Fish Salad), Taro Root Chips, Pisua
88. Slovenia 🇸🇮 Chicken Paprikash, Bryndzove Halusky, Sauteed Spinach
89. Hungary 🇭🇺 Hungarian Goulash, Langos
90. Egypt 🇪🇬 Camel Hawawshi, Koshari
91. Democratic Republic of Congo 🇮🇳 Chicken Moambe, Rice, Fried Plantains
92. Ireland 🇮🇪 Guinness Beef & Lamb Stew, Irish Soda Bread, Irish Beer & Whiskey
93. Bosnia and Herzegovina 🇧🇦 Cevapi, Djuvec Rice with Veggies, Bosnian Bread
94. Togo 🇹🇬 Grilled Togo Chicken Legs, Djenkoume (Tomato Cornmeal Cakes)
95. Oman 🇴🇲 Maldouf (Date Flatbread), Omani Salad with Zoodled Cucumbers & Preserved Lemons
96. Cyprus 🇨🇾 Koulouri-Cypriot Village Bread, Freekeh Halloumi Salad
97. Kuwait 🇰🇼Dibis W’rashi, Murabyan
98. Barbados 🇧🇧 Bajan Fried Chicken, Fry Bodi
99. Latvia 🇱🇻 Chlodnik (Chilled Beet Soup), Karbonade, Rye Bread & Layered Rye Bread Dessert
100. Myanmar 🇲🇲 Tea-Leaf Salad
101. Albania 🇦🇱 Tavi Kosi
102. Haiti 🇭🇹 Soup Joumou, Akasan
103. Paraguay 🇵🇾Sopa Paraguaya, Milanesa de Carne, Mango/Avocado Salad
104. Niger 🇳🇪 Djerma Stew
105. Nicaragua 🇳🇮 Arroz a la Valenciana, Elote
106. Finland 🇫🇮 Karjalanpiirakka (Karelian Pies), Rossoli Salad
107. Bolivia 🇧🇴 Saltenas, Majadito Rice
108. Costa Rica 🇨🇷 Gallo Pinto, Ceviche, Platacones, Pineapple w/Coconut Cream & Cinnamon
109. Mauritius 🇲🇺 Fish Vindaye, Lentils, Garlic Bread
110. Malawi 🇲🇼Bone-in Chicken Curry, Nsima, Green Beans
111. Dominica 🇩🇲 Caribbean Reef Chicken
112. Cote d’Ivorie 🇨🇮 Garba: Fried Tuna & Attieke (Cassava Couscous), Cucumber/Zucchini Salad
113. Lithuania 🇱🇹Homemade Bagels, Lox & Cream Cheese, Sliced Turkey, Mushroom Soup
114. Moldova 🇲🇩 Sarmale, Placinte
115. Kosovo 🇽🇰 Tarator Soup, Kifla, Pan-Fried Feta w/Seasoned Honey, Tuna & Veggie Kabobs
116. Romania 🇷🇴 Wild Pig Stew over Polenta
117. Saint Lucia 🇱🇨 Pork Chops with Banana Ketchup, Mashed Sweet Potato Medley, Island Cocktail
118. Cape Verde 🇨🇻 Cachupa, Sweet Candied Papaya
119. Kiribati 🇰🇮 Caramelized Shrimp with Coconut Rice, Fried Jackfruit, Papaya Tequila Surprise
120. United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪Koosa Mahshi (Stuffed Zucchini), Balaleet
121. Zambia 🇿🇲Nshima, Kale Relish, Bean Relish
122. Tunisia 🇹🇳 Slata Mechouia with Tunisia Tuna
123. French Polynesia (Tahiti) 🇵🇫 Poisson Cru, Polynesian Jammy Biscuits
124. Antigua 🇦🇬 Caribbean BBQ Chicken Salad, Caribbean Rum Cocktail
125. Canada 🇨🇦 Elk Steak w/Maple-Soy Glaze, Poutine w/Gravy, Carrots, La Fin Du Monde Beer
126. Gabon 🇬🇦Poulet au Gnemboue (Chicken in Nuts) over Rice
127. Qatar 🇶🇦 Jarjeer Salad, Batata B’kamun (Cumin Seed Potatoes), store-bought Knafeh and Warbat
128. Cameroon 🇨🇲Ndole, Boiled Plantains
129. Chad 🇹🇩 Salade du Tchad, Darabe Soup
130. Mauritania 🇲🇷 Thieboudienne
131. Liberia 🇱🇷 Maafe (Peanut Soup), Banana Rice Bread
132. Turkey 🇹🇷 Turkish Chicken Thighs, Turkish Potatoes, Mediterranean Apps & Wine
133. Mali 🇲🇱 Catfish Stew with Peanuts and Spinach, Meni-Meniyong
134. Jordan 🇯🇴 Za’atar Manakish, Jordanian Hummus
135. Senegal 🇸🇳 Chicken Yassa over Rice, West African Beans
136. Russia 🇷🇺 Beef Stroganoff over French-Fried Potatoes, Chocolate Salami
137. Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 Jaffna Crab Curry, Wambatu Moju, Avocado Crazy
138. Mongolia 🇲🇳Khorkhog
139. Vanuatu 🇻🇺 Citrus-Baked Fish, Lap Lap
140. Syria 🇸🇾 Stuffed Zucchini Boats, Hummus, Naan**
141. Eritrea 🇪🇷 Kulwha (Lamb Stir-Fry), Tsebhi Birsen (Eritrean Lentils)
142. Djibouti 🇩🇯 Skoudehkaris
143. Austria 🇦🇹 Wiener Schnitzel, Potato Salad, Chocolate Balls
144. Nauru 🇳🇷 Coconut-Crusted Shrimp, Spam-Fried Rice
145. Slovakia 🇸🇰Kapustnica (Sauerkraut & Sausage Soup), Cream Cucumber Salad, Rye Bread**
146. Kyrgyzstan 🇰🇬Oromo, Tzatziki Sauce, Snap Peas/Spinach
147. Iceland 🇮🇸 Icelandic Hot Dogs, Roasted Potatoes w/Icelandic Yogurt, Sambo Pristur Candy
148. Angola 🇦🇴Camarao Grelhado com Molho Cru (Shrimp in Green Sauce) over Rice, Fried Okra
149. Solomon Islands 🇸🇧Spicy Seafood Drunken Noodles
150. Guyana 🇬🇾 Pepperpot with Rice, Dragon Fruit
151. The Gambia 🇬🇲 Spicy Chicken ‘Pepe’ Soup, Tapalapa
152. Macedonia 🇲🇰 Sausages with Mushrooms
153. South Sudan 🇸🇸Lamb Steak, Salata Aswad be Zabadi, Kisra (Sorghum Crepes)
154. Iraq 🇮🇶 Kubbat Pueta Chap (Stuffed Potato Dough), Iraqi Turnip Soup
155. Micronesia 🇫🇲Coconut Turkey Curry
156. Sierra Leone 🇸🇱 Sierra Leonean Party Fish Balls & Pepper Sauce, Sierra Leonean Salad
157. North Korea 🇰🇵 Korean Ground Turkey Cups, Kimchi**, Scallion Pancakes**
158. St. Vincent and the Grenadines 🇻🇨 Blaff (Snapper), Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
159. Seychelles 🇸🇨Octopus Curry, Daube de Banana
160. Tonga 🇹🇴 Kapisi Pulu, Papaya/Rice Noodle Salad
161. Libya 🇱🇾 Couscous with Zucchini & Mixed Veggies, Harrarat Kale
162. East Timor 🇹🇱 Batar Da’an with Shrimp and Rice
163. Belarus 🇧🇾 Mushroom and Barley Soup
164. Yemen 🇾🇪 Breakfast Lentil Stew (Adas), Fruit Salad, Toast
165. Kazakhstan 🇰🇿 Lamb Plov
166. Chile 🇨🇱 El Completo Hot Dogs, French Fries, Sopaipillas, Chilean Wine
167. Algeria 🇩🇿 Tri-color Couscous w/Tri-color Peppers, Chickpeas, Carrots & Currants
168. Laos 🇱🇦 Larb Lettuce Wraps, Coconut Rice
169. Sudan 🇸🇩 Ful Medames, Salata Tomatim Bel Daqua
170. Equatorial Guinea 🇬🇶 Succotash w/ Turkey Bacon
171. Vatican City🇻🇦 Pizza a Caballo, Italian red wine
172. Guinea 🇬🇳Chicken in Cumin Sauce
173. Kenya 🇰🇪 Roast Chicken w/East African Flavors, Sukuma Wiki
174. Liechtenstein 🇱🇮 Ribel w/Fruit Compote, Bacon & Scrambled Eggs
175. Tajikistan 🇹🇯 Tajik Naan, Tajik Bread Salad
176. Uzbekistan 🇺🇿 Lagman Soup
177. Burundi 🇧🇮 Plantains, Kidney Beans & Kale Mixture, Kachumbari Slaw
178. Luxembourg 🇱🇺 Bouneschlupp Soup, Gromperekichelcher (Potato Pancakes)
179. Turkmenistan 🇹🇲Iclekli
180. Guinea-Bissau 🇬🇼 Abacate com Tuna (Avocados with Tuna)
181. Azerbaijan 🇦🇿 Shirin Chorek (Sweet Milk Bread)
182. Rwanda 🇷🇼 Igisafuliya
183. Armenia 🇦🇲 Armenian Chicken Harissa, Eggplant Dolma, Lavash Salad
184. Lesotho 🇱🇸 Spinch/Tangerine Soup, Chakalaka
185. Republic of the Congo 🇨🇬Liboke de Viande (Meat in Banana Leaf), Peanut Butter Mousse
186. Somalia 🇸🇴 Chickpea Pancakes with Turmeric, Chili Powder & Cumin, Somali Salad
187. Benin 🇧🇯 Akkra Funfun, Benin-Marinated Plantains, Sauteed Kale
188. Central African Republic 🇨🇫 Kanda (Pumpkin Seed Meatballs), White Rice, Sautéed Spinach

188/200 – Mongolia

WHERE? Mongolia
WHEN? 6/20/21
WHO? Dave
WHAT? Khorkhog
WHY? This is true Mongolian BBQ and it got the approval from a Mongolian chef. And I get to try out the experience of cooking with red-hot stones in the pot alongside all the food!
HOW? https://www.196flavors.com/mongolia-khorkhog/

WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? The fact that something cooked with stones in it, actually came out good!
COOKING NOTES? I got the seal of approval for Khorkhog from a friend (thanks Andras), as one of his co-workers has a husband who is a Mongolian chef. So this involves cooking meat on really hot stones. I started by literally barbecuing stones, then added lamb, potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, cabbage and caraway seed, before adding some more hot stones on top. Hearing the meat start to sizzle right away on the hot stones was a good sign. Add some water, cover and place on a charcoal fire. Both Kristin and I were quite unsure if this would work. Who puts rocks in their food? Would the lamb be tender enough? Well after cooking for about an hour, the verdict was that this was very good! We enjoyed it and this was a total surprise (I thought it could be bottom 20 easy). I also went with the tradition of holding one of the hot stones in my hand…I lasted 5 seconds.
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 138 of 188.

187/200 – Seychelles

WHERE? Seychelles
WHEN? 6/17/21
WHO? Kristin
WHAT? Octopus Curry, Daube de Banana
WHY? Making a dish with a whole octopus…why not?
HOW? https://www.internationalcuisine.com/octopus-curry/

WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? The tenderness of the octopus came out just right.
COOKING NOTES? 1. Octopus Curry. Kris picked up a whole octopus and then boiled it, followed by cooking with various curry spices, coconut milk, eggplant, onion and green pepper. Now octopus is not something either of us are in love with, but we have liked it before. We knew there was a chance it would be a bust…but it actually came out good!
2. Daube de Banana. Kris made this too. Plantains, coconut milk, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and sugar made for a solid dessert.
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 158 of 187.

186/200 – Kyrgyzstan

WHERE? Kyrgyzstan
WHEN? 6/15/21
WHO? Kristin
WHAT? Oromo
WHY? This seemed like the best fit for us when researching recipes from Kyrgyzstan.
HOW? https://allthatcooking.com/2014/04/21/oromo-kyrgyz-stuffed-pasta-roll/

WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? Nice flavor combo, as the pumpkin gave this a yummy burst of flavor.
COOKING NOTES? Oromo is basically a steamed dumpling. Made with a couple variations, this had ground turkey, pumpkin, celery, onion, Za’atar seasoning and paprika…and it came out pretty good. We enjoyed this more than we expected. Served with homemade tzatziki sauce, plus a side of sautéed spinach and snap peas just for the heck of it.
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 145 of 186.

185/200 – Kuwait

WHERE? Kuwait
WHEN? 6/11/21
WHO? Kristin
WHAT? Dibis W’rashi, Murabyan
WHY? We could have the first dish for lunch, and the second dish for dinner.
HOW? http://globaltableadventure.com/recipe/kuwaiti-pbj-dibis-wrashi/ (dibis)
https://www.internationalcuisine.com/kuwait-murabyan/ (murbayan)

WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? Both dishes were very good. The rice was terrific in the murabyan.
COOKING NOTES? 1. Dibis W’rashi. This is the Kuwaiti version of a PB&J sandwich, as it’s tahini and date syrup (not PB&J) spread on naan. This was pretty good. I’d eat this for lunch on a regular basis actually.
2. Murabyan. This was a shrimp and rice dish. With spices such as turmeric, cloves, curry powder, allspice, ginger and garlic, the shrimp and rice were all cooked together. Made for a delicious combo.
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 97 of 185.

184/200 – Cameroon

WHERE? Cameroon
WHEN? 6/3/21
WHO? Dave
WHAT? Ndole, Boiled Plantains
WHY? Ndole is Cameroon’s national dish.
HOW? https://www.africanbites.com/ndole/

WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? The fact that this meal surprised me (I was worried it would be back-to-back meals in the bottom 10, on the heels of Turkmenistan).
COOKING NOTES? I was nervous because this dish calls for a LOT of oil. I thought that would make the dish way too greasy, so I cut the oil by over half. The main ingredients are shrimp, beef, spinach (in place of bitter leaves), garlic, onion, ground peanuts, and Maggi cubes. Besides the oil, I wasn’t sure if this combo of foods would work. But actually, it did work! The flavor was quite good and it didn’t feel unhealthy at all. Served with boiled plantains, Ndole was a nice surprise.
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 127 of 184.

183/200 – Turkmenistan

WHERE? Turkmenistan
WHEN? 5/30/21
WHO? Dave
WHAT? Iclekli
WHY? This was Turkmen Carpet Day. Carpets are a huge part of life in Turkmenistan, both culture-wise and for their economy. So I figured I’d cook something from Turkmenistan on their Carpet Day.
HOW? https://turkmenkitchen.com/en/2012/09/07/turkmen-shepherds-pie/

WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? No.
FAVORITE ASPECT? The flavor was fine and it looked like it was supposed to.
COOKING NOTES? Many consider this to be the national dish of Turkmenistan. It’s basically a stuffed flatbread. Or a calzone with no cheese or tomato sauce. This version had ground beef, chopped tomatoes, onion, pepper, red pepper flakes on top of one layer of homemade dough, then was topped with another layer of dough. End result? It had good flavor but was also too dense. It could have used…cheese and tomato sauce (like a pizza).
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 174 of 183.

The Top 182

1. Mexico 🇲🇽 Chicken in Red Mole, Chipotle Shrimp, Smoky Pork Tacos, Steak w/Spicy Guajillo Sauce, Green Poblano Rice, Corn Tortillas, Tortilla Chips, Mexican “Pot” Fried Beans, Tres Leche, Hot Chocolate
2. Thailand 🇹🇭Three-Flavor Chicken Wings, Corn Fritters, Curry Shrimp Skewers, Red Curry Lamb Chops, Green Papaya Salad, Chicken Pad Thai, Shrimp Massaman Curry, Crying Tiger Steaks, Spicy Thai Basil Ground Turkey w/Fried Egg over Rice, Spiced Cashews, Thai Basil Mojito, Long Thailand Iced Tea
3. Cuba 🇨🇺 Roast Pork Shoulder with Mojo Sauce, Black Beans, Yuca with Garlic Sauce, Mojitos
4. Venezuela 🇻🇪 Pabellon Cirollo, Arepas, Black Beans w/Rice, Papelon con Limon drink
5. China 🇨🇳 Kung Pao Chicken, Szechuan Dan Dan Noodles, Duck Dumplings, Snow Peas
6. Brazil 🇧🇷 Feijoada, Pao de Queijo, Brazilian Rice, Shrimp in Coconut Sauce, Hearts of Palm Salad, Brazilian Charcuterie Board, Brigadeiro, Brazilian Dutch Pie, Drinks: Caipirinha, Passion Fruit Batista, Brazilian Beer, Brazilian Wine
7. Spain 🇪🇸 Paella, Albondigas, Tortilla Espanola, Shishito Peppers (us), Patatas Bravas, Pan con Tomate, Gambas al Ajillo, Spanish Meats & Cheeses, Chocolate Tres Leches, lots of wine
8. Bangladesh 🇧🇩 Cholar Dal, Basmati Rice, Aloo Gobhi Parathas, Kosha Murgir Mangsho Chicken, Bengali Caramel Yogurt
9. Trinidad and Tobago 🇹🇹 Curried Chicken Roti, Roti Flatbread
10. Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 Pernil, Arroz con Gandules, Mofongo, Coquito, Rum Limeade
11. France 🇫🇷 Beef Bourguignon, Dessert Crepes, French Cheese & Bread, French Champagne & Wine
12. Netherlands 🇳🇱 Dutch War Fries, Snert, Bitterballen, Stroopwafel, Dutch Cheese & Beer
13. Belgium 🇧🇪 Carbonnade Flamande, Pommes Frites with dipping sauce, Belgian Endive Salad, Chocolate Mousse, Belgian Beers
14. Portugal 🇵🇹 Bifanas on Portuguese rolls, Tomato Rice, Batatas Fritas, Rissois**, Iberico Ham-Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese, Cheese + Meat Platter, Pasteis de Nata**, Portuguese Wine & Port
15. Ethiopia 🇪🇹Injera, Berbere Chicken Wings, Lentil Sambusas, Key Wat, Shiro Wat, Injudal Tibs, Yellow Split Peas (two types), Yataklete Kilkil, Ye Shimbra Asa, Ayib be Gomen, Tej Wine, Ethiopian Coffee, Chocolate Coffee Cardamom Cake
16. Iran 🇮🇷 Chicken Fesenjan, Tahdig, Faloodeh
17. Andorra 🇦🇩 Catalan Beef Stew, Charcuterie Board, Crema Catalana
18. Nigeria 🇳🇬 Beef Suya, Jollof Rice, Mango/Avocado/Basil Salad & Shuku Shuku (Coconut Balls)
19. Israel 🇮🇱 Falafel, Israeli Salad & Tahini Sauce, Pita Bread, Israeli Eggplant, Chocolate Babka
20. Grenada 🇬🇩 Roast Pork w/Caribbean Sauce, Black Bean/Heart of Palm Salad, Spice Cake
21. Cambodia 🇰🇭 Lok Lak, Lime Pepper Dipping Sauce, Pineapple & Shrimp Rice
22. Guatemala 🇬🇹 Chicken Pepian, Arroz Guatamalteco, Corn Tortillas
23. Tibet 🇳🇵 Yak Momo Dumplings, Spicy Nepalese Onion Potato Salad
24. Jamaica 🇯🇲 Beef Patties, Rice & Peas, Jerk Chicken, Island Rum Cocktails, Grilled Peppers/Pineapple
25. Taiwan 🇹🇼Basil Scallops, Popcorn Chicken, Gua Bao Buns, Pepper Shrimp, Skate & Bok Choy, Seafood Scallion Pancake, Matcha Noodles, Fried Rice, Lychee & White Gourd Cocktails, Boba Tea
26. Argentina 🇦🇷 Gaucho Steak w/Chimichurri on Crostinis, Chimichurri Rice
27. Saint Kitts and Nevis 🇰🇳 Ground Turkey Roti, Sunshine’s Salad, Killer Bee Cocktail
28. Afghanistan 🇦🇫 Mantu (Beef Dumplings), Kabli Pulao Rice
29. Belize 🇧🇿Cochinita Pibil, Pickled Red Onions & Pickled Carrots, Tortillas, Stewed Red Beans, Rum Cocktail
30. San Marino 🇸🇲 Nidi di Rondine (Swallows Nest), Charcuterie board, Sangiovese wine, Lambrusco
31. Malaysia 🇲🇾 Malaysian Fried Chicken, Penang Fried Flat Noodles, Blue Rice
32. Croatia 🇭🇷Charcuterie, Seafood Black Ink Risotto, Pasticada, Brown Butter Gnocchi, Fritule
33. United States 🇺🇸 Smoked Pork Belly Burnt Ends, Smoked Chicken Wings, Cajun Mac & Cheese, Apple Pie & Ice Cream
34. Indonesia 🇮🇩 Beef Rendang, Mi Goreng Noodles
35. Japan 🇯🇵 Sushi (multiple varieties), Veggie Tempura, Mochi, Sake & Sapporo
36. Palestine 🇵🇸 Palestine Chicken, Mujaddara, Taboon Bread
37. Montenegro 🇲🇪 Cevapi, Avjar, Lepinja, Burrata Salad, Figs with Riccota/Honey/Walnuts
38. Philippines 🇵🇭 Bistek Tagalog, Pancit Bihon Noodles, Black Rice, Lumpia**, Veggie Salad**
39. Honduras 🇭🇳 Baleadas w/ Chorizo, Refried Beans, Honduran Rice, Flour Tortillas, Licuados
40. Comoros 🇰🇲 Langouste a la Vanille, Coconut Ginger Rice
41. Monaco 🇲🇨Porchetta, Barbajuan, Nicoise Salad, Gnocchi, Fougasse**, Macarons**
42. Panama 🇵🇦 Smoked Ropa Vieja, Black Beans & Black Bean Rice, Fried Plantains
43. Pakistan 🇵🇰Nihari, Basmati Rice
44. Colombia 🇨🇴 Chicken Sancocho, Arepas con Queso, Coco Loco
45. Lebanon 🇱🇧 Kibbeh Meatballs, Tabbouleh Lettuce Wraps, Artichokes, Grape Leaves, Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Beet/Feta/Toasted Nut Salad, Flatbread (and veggies to dip)
46. Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 Dovi, Sadza Balls
47. Morocco 🇲🇦 Shakshuka, Khobz (Moroccan Bread)
48. Tanzania 🇹🇿 Lamb Samosas, Green Chutney, Spicy Tanzanian Pilau Rice
49. Namibia 🇳🇦 Antelope Potjekos, Pan-Fried Cabbage
50. Ecuador 🇪🇨 Latin Grilled Rib-Eye Steak, Arroz con Menestra, Multi-Fruit Dairy-Free Ice Cream
51. Vietnam 🇻🇳 Pho, Banh Mi Sandwich, Vietnamese Coffee
52. Norway 🇳🇴 Ribbe Roast, Lefse, Kalrabistappe, Cabbage w/Bacon, Jarlsberg Cheese & Crispbread
53. Germany 🇩🇪 Sauerbraten, Spaetzle, German Sausages, German Pretzels, Crumb Cake & Beers
54. eSwatini (Swaziland) 🇸🇿 Karoo Roast Ostrich Steak, Pumpkin Polenta, Slaai, South African wines
55. Ukraine 🇺🇦 Chicken Kiev, Garlic Mashed Potatoes
56. Singapore 🇸🇬Chilli Crab, Steamed Buns
57. Australia 🇦🇺 Kangaroo Meatballs, Emu Steak, Meat Pies (Beef & Curry Chicken), Chips, Chicken Parm Bites, Salad, Vegemite Butter Avocado Toast, Tim Tams, Australian Wine & Beers
58. Bhutan 🇧🇹Jasha Maroo, Chum (Red Rice), Ezay
59. Serbia 🇷🇸Karageorge Schnitzel, Prebanac
60. Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 Chicken Shawarma, Flatbread & Garlic Yogurt Sauce, Kabsa Rice
61. Czech Republic 🇨🇿Bohemian Roast Duck, Garlic Soup, Czech Dumplings, Braised Red Cabbage, Honey Buttered Carrots
62. Malta 🇲🇹Lampuki Pie, Mediterranean Malta Mule
63. Denmark 🇩🇰Smorresbrod: Frikadeller, Roast Beef, Pear/Bleu Cheese, Shrimp+Eggs, Rugbrod Rye, Pickled Herring, Strawberries, Cream & Cardamom Biscuits
64. Mozambique 🇲🇿 Piri-Piri Chicken, Lemon Chili Rice
65. Sweden 🇸🇪 Swedish Meatballs over Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Swedish Fish
66. Bahrain 🇧🇭 Chicken Machboos
67. New Zealand 🇳🇿 Fish & Chips, Pavlova, New Zealand Wine/Cheese/Crackers/Clams
68. Botswana 🇧🇼 Grilled Ostrich Steak, Peppadew Pepper & Onion Relish, Griddled Pap
69. Sao Tome and Principe 🇸🇹 Matata (Clams w/Port Wine/Peanuts/Spinach/Rice), Chorizo Sandwich
70. Switzerland 🇨🇭 Cheese Fondue with Crusty Bread + Fruits & Veggies to dip
71. England 🇬🇧 Sunday Pot Roast, Yorkshire Pudding, Roasted Carrots/Parsnips/Brussel Sprouts, Roasted Potatoes, Soccer Pie**, Banoffee Pie**, British Beers
72. Greece 🇬🇷 Moussaka, Gigantes Beans, Lemon Potatoes, Greek Salad, Greek Wine & Beer, two Greek desserts**
73. Uruguay 🇺🇾 Chivito Sandwich, French Fries
74. Suriname 🇸🇷Pom, Green Beans, Bojo Cake
75. Ghana 🇬🇭 Shoko
76. Brunei 🇧🇳Chicken Satay, Nasi Lemak
77. Georgia 🇬🇪 Khachapuri, Georgia Salad w/Walnut Dressing
78. El Salvador 🇸🇻Chicharron Pupusas, Curtido, Stuffed Chayote
79. Palau 🇵🇼 Whole Fish in Banana Leaves, Taro Fritters (Ukoy), Couscous
80. Estonia 🇪🇪Hakklihakotlet (Ground Meat Patties), Mulgipuder (Estonian Mashed Potatoes)
81. Curacao 🇨🇼 Keshi Yena, Tostones, Midnight Kiss drink
82. Bahamas 🇧🇸 Conch Fritters, Maduros, Bahamian Mac & Cheese, Fish Chowder, Bahama Mamas
83. Fiji 🇫🇯 Fijian Chicken Curry, Curry Leaf Rice
84. Maldives 🇲🇻 Tuna Curry with Rice, Dhonkeyo Kaju (Banana Fritters)
85. Tuvalu 🇹🇻 Tuna Coconut Curry w/Rice, Coconut Banana Fritters
86. India 🇮🇳 Mushroom Curry over Basmati Rice, Spicy Onion Fritters, Naan**
87. Samoa 🇼🇸 Oka i’a (Samoan Fish Salad), Taro Root Chips, Pisua
88. Slovenia 🇸🇮 Chicken Paprikash, Bryndzove Halusky, Sauteed Spinach
89. Hungary 🇭🇺 Hungarian Goulash, Langos
90. Egypt 🇪🇬 Camel Hawawshi, Koshari
91. Democratic Republic of Congo 🇮🇳 Chicken Moambe, Rice, Fried Plantains
92. Ireland 🇮🇪 Guinness Beef & Lamb Stew, Irish Soda Bread, Irish Beer & Whiskey
93. Bosnia and Herzegovina 🇧🇦 Cevapi, Djuvec Rice with Veggies, Bosnian Bread
94. Togo 🇹🇬 Grilled Togo Chicken Legs, Djenkoume (Tomato Cornmeal Cakes)
95. Oman 🇴🇲 Maldouf (Date Flatbread), Omani Salad with Zoodled Cucumbers & Preserved Lemons
96. Cyprus 🇨🇾 Koulouri-Cypriot Village Bread, Freekeh Halloumi Salad
97. Barbados 🇧🇧 Bajan Fried Chicken, Fry Bodi
98. Latvia 🇱🇻 Chlodnik (Chilled Beet Soup), Karbonade, Rye Bread & Layered Rye Bread Dessert
99. Myanmar 🇲🇲 Tea-Leaf Salad
100. Albania 🇦🇱 Tavi Kosi
101. Haiti 🇭🇹 Soup Joumou, Akasan
102. Paraguay 🇵🇾Sopa Paraguaya, Milanesa de Carne, Mango/Avocado Salad
103. Niger 🇳🇪 Djerma Stew
104. Nicaragua 🇳🇮 Arroz a la Valenciana, Elote
105. Finland 🇫🇮 Karjalanpiirakka (Karelian Pies), Rossoli Salad
106. Bolivia 🇧🇴 Saltenas, Majadito Rice
107. Costa Rica 🇨🇷 Gallo Pinto, Ceviche, Platacones, Pineapple w/Coconut Cream & Cinnamon
108. Mauritius 🇲🇺 Fish Vindaye, Lentils, Garlic Bread
109. Malawi 🇲🇼Bone-in Chicken Curry, Nsima, Green Beans
110. Dominica 🇩🇲 Caribbean Reef Chicken
111. Cote d’Ivorie 🇨🇮 Garba: Fried Tuna & Attieke (Cassava Couscous), Cucumber/Zucchini Salad
112. Lithuania 🇱🇹Homemade Bagels, Lox & Cream Cheese, Sliced Turkey, Mushroom Soup
113. Moldova 🇲🇩 Sarmale, Placinte
114. Kosovo 🇽🇰 Tarator Soup, Kifla, Pan-Fried Feta w/Seasoned Honey, Tuna & Veggie Kabobs
115. Romania 🇷🇴 Wild Pig Stew over Polenta
116. Saint Lucia 🇱🇨 Pork Chops with Banana Ketchup, Mashed Sweet Potato Medley, Island Cocktail
117. Cape Verde 🇨🇻 Cachupa, Sweet Candied Papaya
118. Kiribati 🇰🇮 Caramelized Shrimp with Coconut Rice, Fried Jackfruit, Papaya Tequila Surprise
119. United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪Koosa Mahshi (Stuffed Zucchini), Balaleet
120. Zambia 🇿🇲Nshima, Kale Relish, Bean Relish
121. Tunisia 🇹🇳 Slata Mechouia with Tunisia Tuna
122. French Polynesia (Tahiti) 🇵🇫 Poisson Cru, Polynesian Jammy Biscuits
123. Antigua 🇦🇬 Caribbean BBQ Chicken Salad, Caribbean Rum Cocktail
124. Canada 🇨🇦 Elk Steak w/Maple-Soy Glaze, Poutine w/Gravy, Carrots, La Fin Du Monde Beer
125. Gabon 🇬🇦Poulet au Gnemboue (Chicken in Nuts) over Rice
126. Qatar 🇶🇦 Jarjeer Salad, Batata B’kamun (Cumin Seed Potatoes), store-bought Knafeh and Warbat
127. Chad 🇹🇩 Salade du Tchad, Darabe Soup
128. Mauritania 🇲🇷 Thieboudienne
129. Liberia 🇱🇷 Maafe (Peanut Soup), Banana Rice Bread
130. Turkey 🇹🇷 Turkish Chicken Thighs, Turkish Potatoes, Mediterranean Apps & Wine
131. Mali 🇲🇱 Catfish Stew with Peanuts and Spinach, Meni-Meniyong
132. Jordan 🇯🇴 Za’atar Manakish, Jordanian Hummus
133. Senegal 🇸🇳 Chicken Yassa over Rice, West African Beans
134. Russia 🇷🇺 Beef Stroganoff over French-Fried Potatoes, Chocolate Salami
135. Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 Jaffna Crab Curry, Wambatu Moju, Avocado Crazy
136. Vanuatu 🇻🇺 Citrus-Baked Fish, Lap Lap
137. Syria 🇸🇾 Stuffed Zucchini Boats, Hummus, Naan**
138. Eritrea 🇪🇷 Kulwha (Lamb Stir-Fry), Tsebhi Birsen (Eritrean Lentils)
139. Djibouti 🇩🇯 Skoudehkaris
140. Austria 🇦🇹 Wiener Schnitzel, Potato Salad, Chocolate Balls
141. Nauru 🇳🇷 Coconut-Crusted Shrimp, Spam-Fried Rice
142. Slovakia 🇸🇰Kapustnica (Sauerkraut & Sausage Soup), Cream Cucumber Salad, Rye Bread**
143. Iceland 🇮🇸 Icelandic Hot Dogs, Roasted Potatoes w/Icelandic Yogurt, Sambo Pristur Candy
144. Angola 🇦🇴Camarao Grelhado com Molho Cru (Shrimp in Green Sauce) over Rice, Fried Okra
145. Solomon Islands 🇸🇧Spicy Seafood Drunken Noodles
146. Guyana 🇬🇾 Pepperpot with Rice, Dragon Fruit
147. The Gambia 🇬🇲 Spicy Chicken ‘Pepe’ Soup, Tapalapa
148. Macedonia 🇲🇰 Sausages with Mushrooms
149. South Sudan 🇸🇸Lamb Steak, Salata Aswad be Zabadi, Kisra (Sorghum Crepes)
150. Iraq 🇮🇶 Kubbat Pueta Chap (Stuffed Potato Dough), Iraqi Turnip Soup
151. Micronesia 🇫🇲Coconut Turkey Curry
152. Sierra Leone 🇸🇱 Sierra Leonean Party Fish Balls & Pepper Sauce, Sierra Leonean Salad
153. North Korea 🇰🇵 Korean Ground Turkey Cups, Kimchi**, Scallion Pancakes**
154. St. Vincent and the Grenadines 🇻🇨 Blaff (Snapper), Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
155. Tonga 🇹🇴 Kapisi Pulu, Papaya/Rice Noodle Salad
156. Libya 🇱🇾 Couscous with Zucchini & Mixed Veggies, Harrarat Kale
157. East Timor 🇹🇱 Batar Da’an with Shrimp and Rice
158. Belarus 🇧🇾 Mushroom and Barley Soup
159. Yemen 🇾🇪 Breakfast Lentil Stew (Adas), Fruit Salad, Toast
160. Kazakhstan 🇰🇿 Lamb Plov
161. Chile 🇨🇱 El Completo Hot Dogs, French Fries, Sopaipillas, Chilean Wine
162. Algeria 🇩🇿 Tri-color Couscous w/Tri-color Peppers, Chickpeas, Carrots & Currants
163. Laos 🇱🇦 Larb Lettuce Wraps, Coconut Rice
164. Sudan 🇸🇩 Ful Medames, Salata Tomatim Bel Daqua
165. Equatorial Guinea 🇬🇶 Succotash w/ Turkey Bacon
166. Vatican City🇻🇦 Pizza a Caballo, Italian red wine
167. Guinea 🇬🇳Chicken in Cumin Sauce
168. Kenya 🇰🇪 Roast Chicken w/East African Flavors, Sukuma Wiki
169. Liechtenstein 🇱🇮 Ribel w/Fruit Compote, Bacon & Scrambled Eggs
170. Tajikistan 🇹🇯 Tajik Naan, Tajik Bread Salad
171. Uzbekistan 🇺🇿 Lagman Soup
172. Burundi 🇧🇮 Plantains, Kidney Beans & Kale Mixture, Kachumbari Slaw
173. Luxembourg 🇱🇺 Bouneschlupp Soup, Gromperekichelcher (Potato Pancakes)
174. Guinea-Bissau 🇬🇼 Abacate com Tuna (Avocados with Tuna)
175. Azerbaijan 🇦🇿 Shirin Chorek (Sweet Milk Bread)
176. Rwanda 🇷🇼 Igisafuliya
177. Armenia 🇦🇲 Armenian Chicken Harissa, Eggplant Dolma, Lavash Salad
178. Lesotho 🇱🇸 Spinch/Tangerine Soup, Chakalaka
179. Republic of the Congo 🇨🇬Liboke de Viande (Meat in Banana Leaf), Peanut Butter Mousse
180. Somalia 🇸🇴 Chickpea Pancakes with Turmeric, Chili Powder & Cumin, Somali Salad
181. Benin 🇧🇯 Akkra Funfun, Benin-Marinated Plantains, Sauteed Kale
182. Central African Republic 🇨🇫 Kanda (Pumpkin Seed Meatballs), White Rice, Sautéed Spinach

182/200 – Micronesia

WHERE? Micronesia
WHEN? 5/25/21
WHO? Dave
WHAT? Coconut Turkey Curry
WHY? Something simple but yummy was what he had in mind for tonight…and this hit the spot.
HOW? https://www.food.com/recipe/micronesian-coconut-chicken-curry-457840

WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? Curry flavor was just right combined with the coconut milk.
COOKING NOTES?  I subbed turkey cutlets for chicken, and then there were onions, peppers, carrots, sweet potatoes, ginger, garlic, curry and chili powders + coconut milk, all served over rice. Easy to cook and easy to eat.
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 151 of 182.

181/200 – Taiwan

WHERE? Taiwan
WHEN? 5/22/21
WHO? Kristin & Dave (and Carly & Zack)
WHAT? Basil Scallops, Popcorn Chicken, Gua Bao Buns, Pepper Shrimp, Skate & Bok Choy, Seafood Scallion Pancake, Matcha Noodles, Fried Rice, Lychee & White Gourd Cocktails, Boba Tea
WHY? We went down to LBI to get a beach day in and then cook with Carly & Zack. This was our fourth country meal with them, after previous journeys to Spain, Brazil and Ethiopia.
HOW? https://stefangourmet.com/2018/04/25/taiwanese-scallops-with-basil-3-cup-scallops/ (scallops)
https://www.choochoocachew.com/peppershrimp/ (shrimp)
https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1021582-taiwanese-popcorn-chicken-with-fried-basil (chicken)

WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? We all seemed to pick the popcorn chicken and the gua bao buns at the top.
COOKING NOTES? 1. Basil Scallops. Kris was the chef here and this was delicious.
2. Popcorn Chicken. I brought our deep fryer to LBI, to make this five spice powder-infused Taiwanese treat.
3. Gua Bao Buns. Carly made these pork belly buns and they were delish!
4. Pepper Shrimp. I made this in my wok and the shrimp had some definite spice!
5. Fresh Skate and Bok Choy. Zack caught a big skate fishing in the morning, prepped it, and Kris made up the sauce for it. Yum!
6. Seafood Scallion Pancake. Kris added some of the skate + scallops to this dish.
7. Matcha Noodles with Veggies. The consistency of these cold noodles was off, but the taste with fresh peanut sauce was still very good. 
8. Fried Rice. This rice by Carly was great and is a leftover I can’t wait to have later today.
9. Lychee Cocktail. Carly made this along with a white gourd cocktail, and both hit the spot.
10. Boba Tea (Bubble Tea). Carly made this tapioca ball drink for dessert (and also found pineapple upside down cake), which were terrific ways to close out Taiwan
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 25 of 181.