All around the world the cultures, lifestyles and climates dictate a different type of Christmas food special for the season it is truly amazing how diverse food can be but these 12 dishes are what the locals prefer in their own country. Some of them you might think yummy and some might surprise you!
#1 Chiles en nogada (Mexico)
This festive dish is comprised of meat-stuffed, fire-roasted poblano peppers covered in a creamy walnut sauce and a pomegranate seed garnish.
#2 Zakuski (Russia)
These fishy appetizers feature many sour and salty flavors, making them excellent with shots of vodka.
#3 Ceia de Natal (Brazil)
This Brazilian Christmas turkey feast is unlike anything else, with a marinade made from champagne and spices.
#4 Spiced Beef (Ireland)
Spiced beef is an Irish holiday favorite and involves a flavorful fruit and spice rub.
#5 Mince pies (England)
These delicate little pies are filled with a fruit-and-beef-suet concoction and are a signal that the holidays are fast approaching.
#6 Pavo Trufado de Navidad (Spain)
Turkey stuffed with truffles yessssssss.
#7 Coquilles Saint-Jacques (France)
Scallops with herbs and cheese, served in little shells as an appetizer. Add that to the list of reasons to move to France.
#8 Vitel Toné (Argentina)
This dish comes from the Italian immigration into Argentina in the late 1800s andearly 1900s and is a platter of sliced veal covered in a tuna sauce and capers. It’s surprisingly light and the flavors all compliment each other.
#9 Hangikjöt (Iceland)
Does anything really beat a smoked leg of lamb?
#10 Imbuljuta tal-Qastan (Malta)
Heaven exists, and it can be found in this cocoa-chestnut soup.
#11 Bibingka (Philippines)
This rice-coconut-cheese cake is insanely moist.
#12 Feast of Seven Fishes (Italy)
Calamari, linguini with clams, shrimp scampi — everything about this dinner commemorating the wait for the birth of Jesus is absolute perfection.