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This Is What Vegetarian Food Looks Like In 15 Countries Around The World

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1. India: Fried pani puri filled with chickpeas, potato, and chutney.

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"It consists of a round, hollow, crisp puri filled with a chickpea mixture."


2. Croatia: šparoge i jaja, a wild asparagus and egg salad.

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"A seasonal dish typical of the Mediterranean, this salad has a bitter taste not necessarily fit for everyone's taste buds. You'll usually love it or hate it — there is no middle."

3. Indonesia: gado-gado, a warm salad with peanut sauce.

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"Gado-gado is usually eaten by itself, or with rice or rice cakes (locally known as lontong)."

4. Israel: sabich, a pita stuffed with fried eggplant, hummus, and hard-boiled eggs.

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5. Philippines: tortang talong, an eggplant omelette.

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"A type of or eggplant omelet wherein grilled eggplants are soaked in a beaten egg mixture and then fried. This is a simple yet delicious Filipino recipe that you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner."

6. Spain: patatas bravas, deep-fried potatoes usually served with a tomato-based sauce.

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"Patatas Bravas are on almost menu at any decent bar in Spain. My friends and I usually spend an hour or two drinking a Coke, sangria, Spanish wine or beer, and enjoying our tapas."


7. Singapore: char kuey teow, stir-fried rice cake strips.

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"This dish is considered a national favorite in Malaysia and Singapore.

It is made from flat rice noodles or kway teow."

8. Nepal: momos, dumplings filled with vegetables (or meat).

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"Nepali food is just incomplete without momos."

9. Netherlands: pannenkoeken, Dutch pancakes topped with sweet or savory ingredients.

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"Many restaurants specialize in them and offer a selection of sweet and savory toppings."

10. Japan: yudofu, tofu cooked in hot water.

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"Yudofu is a hot pot dish with tofu pieces simmered in plain kelp-based dashi soup. It's best enjoyed in winter, and some restaurants will offer 'set menus' where the yudofu is accompanied by various other tofu-centric dishes."

11. Czech Republic: buchtičky se šódo, small pastries in vanilla-rum pudding sauce.


"Believe it or not, this is not a dessert but a main course."

12. Nigeria: akara, or bean cakes.

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"Akara is made from bean paste. It's fried in oil and pairs well with eko, a gelatinous dish made from corn starch. It's usually eaten for breakfast and tastes divine."

13. Pakistan: sarson ka saag, mustard greens curry served with bread and butter.

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"it is a special dish served with corn bread and butter."

14. Ethiopia: shiro wat, a stew made with dried chickpeas and spices.

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"Shiro itself is more of a thickened sauce than anything else, made of ground chickpeas and lentils, and sometimes beans. It has a rich, nutty flavor, and perfectly balances out the misir."

15. China: scrambled eggs with tomatoes.

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"It's quick, simple, and delicious with rice!"

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