Put down the pizza menu and step away from the tikka masala! There are too many of us ordering the same foods over and over again, without ever having experienced all of the delectable, exotic dishes the world has to offer. These days it couldn’t be easier to test out new takeaway dishes. When you’re ordering from apps such as Just Eat and Hungry House, there are filters where you can select what type of cuisine you’re looking for! It might scare you to spend your hard-earned cash on something you’ve never eaten before, but trust us! These 7 cuisines are absolutely delicious and we can recommend meals we think you’ll just love!
If you like Indian food…. you’ll love Lebanese.
Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine combines ingredients and recipes from a variety of different cultures. The key components include olives and olive oil, pita bread, chickpeas, parsley and wheat. A standard meal incorporates vegetables and and rice served with lamb, chicken, fish or, occasionally, beef. Their meals can be spicy or mild, depending on your preference.
Recommended dishes: Kafta Kebab with ground meat, onions, herbs and spices; or the Falafel & Haloumi Cheese in a soft pitta wrap with tomato sauce and fresh veggies.
If you like American food…. you’ll love Caribbean.
Caribbean ‘soul’ food integrates colour and spice into every dish. Whether you’re craving chicken, beef or something vegetarian, you can be assured your meal will be packed with passion and flavour. Caribbean cuisine is a fantastic choice for summertime takeaway with your loved ones, since it’s all about the home-cooked family feel.
Recommended dishes: Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wrap with coconut shavings and Caribbean slaw; or Trini Chickpea and Rice curry with cucumber chutney.
If you like Italian food…. you’ll love Greek/Mediterranean.
Greek and Mediterranean food is delicious because it originates from a warm climate where olive oil, vegetables and herbs are used freely. The food is cooked in natural oils, which means that its extremely good for you without being boring. This type of cuisine favours fish, pork, chicken and lamb over meat dishes, and there’s usually plenty of veggie options!
Recommended dishes: Keftethes (pork meatballs with Greek dipping sauce); or Moussaka layered potatoes with peppers, zucchini and aubergine.
If you like Chinese food…. you’ll love Malaysian.
Malaysian food takes the very best of Chinese and Indian recipes and fuses them to make creative new flavours and tastes. Egg and prawn-based dishes are common on the menu and meals are often accompanied by rice or noodles. Malaysia is also known for its mouth-watering seafood dishes due to its tropical climate.
Recommended dishes: Nasi Lemak, the national dish which consists of rice cooked in coconut milk and a spicy and sweet chilli sauce, with anchovies, fried egg, peanuts, cucumber and prawns. Or you could also try one of their street food snacks such as Tahu Sambat, grilled tofu stuffed with vegetables.
If you like Mexican food…. you’ll love Spanish.
While similar to Mexican, there are some notable differences in Spanish cuisine that set it apart from your standard tacos and burritos. Dishes are packed with robust flavours and make use of ingredients such as potatoes, tomatoes, meats, fish, poultry and vegetables. If you’re lucky enough to live near a tapas takeaway, you can order lots of little dishes and try it all for yourself!
Recommended dishes: Paella Catalana with chicken, pancetta and chorizo; or Tortilla, Spanish omelette with patatas bravas.