I've always been curious about foods all over the world and I think the best answer to the question "what is your favourite specialty?" is "the next one I'll taste".
I think that the ISH community, which is very diverse, could be a good source for a list of world's delicacies.
So here's what I'd like to do.
1) Make a list of foods. Everyone can nominate one or more entries to this list. We will stop it when we have a decent number, I don't know how many yet.
You can nominate either generic food ("pasta") or specific recipes ("pasta carbonara"), but not individual recipes ("the pasta carbonara they make at Katz Deli").
If you nominate a generic food, it will make the list as is only if a more specific version of it hasn't been nominated. In our example, "pasta carbonara" would be included in the list so "pasta" would not.
2) Rank the foods in the list. When the list is set, we will vote in order to rank the foods. Everyone can vote.
Now, I know this isn't about sex, drugs or rock 'n roll, so most people won't feel like contributing, but hey, why not try.
Ackee and Saltfish with Breadfruit
Ahi Tuna Poke (sashimi)
Arroz con Bogavante
Arroz con mariscos
Bacalao al pil-pil
Bacalhau à Bras
Brasato al barolo
Cappello del prete
Carolina pulled pork
Chicken enchiladas in sour cream sauce with refried beans and mexican rice
Coconut waffles with whipped cream
Francesinha com Ovo e Batata
Fried camembert with cranberry sauce
Frittelle di gianchetti (Whitebait fried balls)
Karē-Raisu (Japanese curry rice)
Lardo di colonnata
Memphis stlye ribs
Ossobuco with saffron rice
Pan-seared swordfish with ginger fried rice
Pasta alla carbonara
Pasta alla norma
Pasteis de Belem
Pulpo a feira
Roasted lamb (Greek)
Rojões à moda do Porto
Salama da sugo
Surf and Turf (steak and lobster)
Spicy jerk chicken cous cous
Texas style beef brisket
Trofie al pesto (pasta)
There are too many kind of fishes, among other sushi ingredients, to taste.
Here are some that I've ever tried, with my grades: Otoro - Tuna belly nigiri. It literally melted in my mouth. Other than its price, one of the best food I've ever eaten. A+ Sake - Salmon. The main type of fish served around here since it is a hell lot cheaper than tuna. It is okay but sometimes tastes greasy and slimy. B White tuna - It is not from real tuna but a type of mackerel. It is very oily and usually served half frozen. It is toro substitute but just can't compare. C Green dragon roll variants - Western styled avocado maki with either tempura or crab stick inside. Avocado is basically vegetable tuna fat, so it goes well with sushi rice and tastes great. A
Maybe more soon.....
I'm not familiar with this type of food: is this a list of specific versions of sushi? So should I replace "sushi" with these?