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FoodBlog’s Around the World Series: the United States in 10 dishes 🇺🇸

FoodBlog’s Around the World Series: the United States in 10 dishes 🇺🇸

We bet your travel bug is really kicking in right about now, with the Covid-19 pandemic hopefully dwindling away soon, travel plans could be in our near future… but till then FoodBlog’s Around the World Series will keep you hungry the way we know best… with food, food and a whole lot more food. 💯

Land of the free, home of the brave, and the nation of probably the entire world’s cuisines. The United States of America is known to have been a dream location for a number of immigrants from all across the globe. This led to settlers, from near and far, trying to make the US their home away from home in a way we all understand: through food. 😋

A number of traditional dishes in the United States have been influenced by foreign cuisines but each state has its own unique flair. Let’s have a look:

Reuben Sandwich

Meat lovers, unite! This sandwich is most commonly found in most delis in the United States. The Reuben Sandwich is made of corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and homemade dressing. Sometimes, you can even find it at EAT - we always hope that it’s on the menu! 🤞

Chicago Style Pizza

Also known as the Chicago Deep Dish, this is one of the many varieties of pizza around the world. This pizza is so thick that it is also considered a pizza pie. Filled with sauce, cheese, and meats, this one is for the pizza crust lovers, because the crust here is THICC AF! 💵

Po’ Boy

The Po’ Boy is one of the most popular sandwiches in Louisiana. The traditional version is made with fried oyster and shrimp, but it comes in many varieties. Its name comes from the phrase “poor boy” because the creators of this sandwich supported striking workers with free sandwiches in 1929. 🦪

Philly Cheese Steak

As the name suggests, this US delicacy is a product of Philadelphia, the largest city in Pennsylvania. This sandwich is made of frizzled beef, which is chopped while being cooked in grease, cheese, and onions. This sandwich is so greasy, that while you’re eating it you need to do The Philadelphia Lean, a way of leaning forward so that you don’t ruin your clothes. If you’re craving one of these bad boys, EAT will have you sorted for this too. 🥩

Biscuits & Gravy

No, these are not the biscuits we know. Biscuits, for the Americans, are a type of scone made with lard and buttermilk. When they’re served with gravy with meat drippings and chunks of pork sausage, they’re called biscuits and gravy. This dish is most popular in the south and it has that homey, hearty feel to it. 🤤

Tater Tots

Forget about fries and get your hands on some tater tots. These are basically grated potatoes that are made into a cylindrical shape and fried. The crispy exterior and soft interior are what makes them so addictive. Who knows, maybe they could be the next popular side on the Maltese islands too! 🥔


We’ve all heard about these on American TV shows and probably wondered, “what the heck are grits?” They’re probably the most versatile American dish you will ever find. Grits are very popular in the south of the US. They’re made of corn kernels that are coarsely ground and made into endless varieties: savoury, sweet, and even breakfast. 🍤

Key Lime Pie

This is the official state pie of Florida and it has been around since the 1800s. Key Lime Pie is made of a mixture of key lime juice, egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk and looks absolutely gorgeous! 🥧

Texas Barbeque

More of a traditional event rather than a dish, Texas BBQ is a meat lovers’ heaven. Texans are known for their massive barbeques and smoked meat. They serve a killer brisket that is tender and juicy on the inside with a bit of a crisp on the outside. It is also common to see groups gathering in parking lots outside football games with barbeque ranges selling deliciously cooked meat, something which is known as tailgating. 🔥

Clam Chowder

The New England version of clam chowder is probably the most popular one. New England Clam Chowder is commonly found in Boston and it is made of quahog shellfish, salted pork, soft potatoes, heavy cream, and a variety of herbs. It might not look too appetising, but the locals say it takes just one bite for people to fall in love with it! 🍲

Have you ever tried any of these foods from the US?

Traditional dishes differ from one state to the other in the United States, and honestly, we would love to go state-hopping one day just to try out different dishes (once Corona decides to leave us alone, that is). 🗽

Tune in next week for your next culinary adventure. 🤔

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