This list was first published in the National Geographic book The World's Best Cities.
10. ) Ensenada, Mexico
the Ensenada market opened in 1958 and began selling fresh, local
seafood, the fish tacos became the stuff of legend. Today, foodies flock
to Ensenada’s many street stands serving the classic combo of fried
fish and shrimp topped with mayo, salsa, and cabbage.
9. ) Edam, The Netherlands
centuries the most popular cheese in the world, still eponymous Edam is
named for the town harbor where it was sold. In summer months, you can
still watch farmers navigate the ancient canals and ferry taking rounded
hunks of the cheese to the market.
8. ) Bologna, Italy
with meat sauce is a staple of college students everywhere. But the
real deal is pasta Bolognese, named after the city where it was created.
To reestablish its authenticity, the city’s chamber of commerce staged a
cook-off in 1982 to choose an official version. (Rule No. 1: It’s
served with flat tagliatelle, not skinny spaghetti.)
7. ) Osaka, Japan
food takoyaki is so beloved in its birthplace of Osaka that there’s
even a theme park–like museum dedicated to the grilled balls of octopus
batter, topped with seaweed flakes and served with sweet takoyaki sauce.
6. ) Cincinnati, Ohio
for their chili, Cincinnatians chow down on two million pounds of the
city’s spicy stew (beans optional) a year. Order like a local: three-way
(on spaghetti topped with cheddar), four-way (add onions or beans), or
five-way (all of the above).
5. ) Lyon, France
a country whose cuisine is arguably the world’s finest, Lyon is
considered its foodie epicenter. It seems only juste the city has a dish
named after it: famed Lyonnaise potatoes, sliced and pan-browned spuds
with onion and parsley.
4. ) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
now called Ho Chi Minh City, became the hot spot for the popular
Vietnamese crispy bread sandwich bánh mì, originally served on a French
baguette, after gaining independence from France in 1954.
3. ) Buffalo, New York
tangy buffalo wings, a favorite of bar crawlers the world over, owe a
debt to the city’s Anchor Bar Restaurant (1047 Main St.), where the
chicken finger food was born in 1964.
2. ) Chennai, India
65 is to India’s restaurants what buffalo wings are in the United
States. It is widely believed India’s spicy, deep-fried chicken starter
was invented at Chennai’s Buhari Hotel by the hotel’s founder and
possibly named after the number of chilies in the original recipe.
1. ) Louisville, Kentucky
as a midnight snack for revelers at the Brown Hotel (335 W. Broadway),
Hot Brown, an open-faced turkey sandwich on Texas toast with bacon,
tomatoes, and a cream sauce, gives eaters plenty to get excited about,
day or night.Ref Url : http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/top-10/food-cities/
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