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shawarma: Fondue in Switzerland or Dubai’s shawarma: Top 5 must-have local dishes

If you are looking for something that will leave memories of the cuisine of the country you are in, the best way is to try the most popular dish that locals love so much. Here is a list of 5 of them!

SHAVARMA V Dubai
Most places in Dubai have shawarma with tomatoes, onions with sumac, tahini, parsley and of course garlic aioli and pickles. In some places, shawarma is also stuffed with fries, undoubtedly the best shawarma is in The Address Fountain View and Em Sherif overlooking the majestic Burj Khalifa skyscraper.

FONDUE V SWITZERLAND
Swiss cheese fondue is a local favorite, especially in winter, but I recommend trying it anytime you travel. Processed cheese may sound strange to you for a beginner, but you should definitely try it. Fondue is essentially a mixture of melted cheese (usually a mixture of Gruyere and Vacherin Friborgois) and white wine foaming over a tiny burner that you dip your bread into and say cheese as you take a bite out of the flavor. Enjoy a glass of white wine with your meal – the locals sprinkle a kirsch flute on it at the end to aid digestion.

PAD THAI IN THAILAND
These soaked dried rice noodles fried with eggs, chopped hard tofu, and dried shrimp; seasoned with tamarind pulp, fish sauce, shallots, garlic, palm sugar and red chili. Served with lime wedges and chopped roasted peanuts. You will stick it almost everywhere and you can ask to add or remove ingredients according to your preference. Thip Samai restaurant in old Bangkok is mean.

SAUSAGE IN GERMANY
Speaking of sausages, one cannot but recall Germany – the Mecca of loyal connoisseurs of meat. Germany is rich in gastronomic delights; sausage, to be precise, ranks first on the list. There are more than one and a half thousand sets of sausages in the country, from which you can taste the most popular street food; sausages and currywurst are the most popular. Interestingly, a common ancient proverb in Bavaria says, “Weywurst must not hear the bell of the midday bell” due to the lack of canned additives. Most restaurants don’t sell this sausage in the afternoon.

BREAKFAST IN MALDIVES
This energetic blend of tuna, chili peppers, grated coconut and onions is commonly eaten cold with tea and roshi, much like our Indian chapatti, which is the preferred Maldivian breakfast. However, the resort breakfast will include a variety of tropical fruits, fresh juices, eggs and toast, as well as this staple.

– Rupali Dean is a food and travel writer from Delhi.

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