Sukiyabashi Jiro is a 3-star Michelin restaurant in Tokyo that many say serves the best sushi in the world. The chef/owner, 86-year-old Jiro Ono, was the subject of the Jiro Dreams of Sushi documentary film. A meal here consists of 21 courses, cost about $380 per person and lasted only 19 minutes. That’s more than a course a minute and $20 per person per minute and apparently it is totally worth it.
Hormone-infused American Beef and Milk
Much of the US beef and milk cattle are fed synthetic hormones prior to their slaughter or milking in an attempt to get as much product out of the cow as possible. The National Cancer Association has since seen cases of hormonal cancer rise.
Found in: American beef and milk Health Hazards: Cancer
Banned in: European Union, Japan, Australia, and China
Deep Fried Slim Fast Bars
Deep Fried Watermelon
Cơm tấm – Warm broken rice often served with a slab of grilled pork chop marinated in sugar and fish sauce, a slice of steamed pork loaf topped with egg yolks, and a mixture of pork skin and thinly shredded pork
Phở – Noodle soup served with various cuts of beef and onions. Often eaten with basil, mint, lime, and bean sprouts
Where to Eat It: Ho Chi Minh City
Bánh mì is a term for all types of bread in Vietnamese, but it’s become synonymous with a mouthwatering sandwich that might best be described as a Vietnamese hoagie. A product of French colonialism in Southeast Asia, the bánh mì seamlessly combines Western and Eastern ingredients. Fillings vary, but a standard bánh mì consists of a baguette stuffed with meat (perhaps grilled pork, meatballs, or cold cuts), cucumber slices, sprigs of cilantro, pickled carrots and daikon, liver pâté, and a swipe of mayonnaise. They’re increasingly popular and easy to find in the West (in somewhat less-authentic forms), but the best place to eat one is still on the streets of Saigon.
Where to Eat It: Istanbul
Translated as “roll”, dürüm is a wrap made with flatbreads like Armenian lavash or Turkishyufka. Inside the wrap, you’ll find typical typical döner kebab ingredients: spiced meat—usually lamb, though chicken or a beef-veal combination are sometimes options—cooked on a vertical spit then sliced off and topped with tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and lettuce, along with herb-laden yogurt and hot sauce. If you’ve ever spent a late night out in a European city, you’ve likely had one of these to soak up some alcohol—döner (also known as shawarma) is arguably Germany’s most popular street food—but the Turkish version, in which the rolled wrap is grilled to maximize crispiness, is as good as it gets.
Haiti (Lambi in Creole Sauce)
Egypt, Kuoshry (Pasta, Rice and Legumes Pie)
About 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria school lunches every day. As a nation with a childhood obesity epidemic, Sweetgreen—an organization that seeks to battle childhood obesity and promote healthy eating habits for children—decided to take a look at what these kids actually have for lunch at school. The organization also takes a look at the school lunches that children from around the world typically eat, to further examine where America falls in comparison.
Italy: Local fish with arugula, pasta, caprese salad, bread, and grapes.
Spain: Shrimp with brown rice, gazpacho, bread, peppers, and an orange.
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