Thankfully, someone invented rice, with which diners can mop up the last drizzles of curry sauce. Because as lucky as we are in Australia to have a whole world full of cuisine, there are still certain styles of food that remain unattainable. This is the place that spawned tyrannical sushi masters and ramen bullies who make their staff and customers tremble with a glare. Sweet and sour pork -- a guilty pleasure that has taken on different forms. Sushi, Japan. Chai -- not everyone likes coffee and not everyone likes plain tea, but it's hard to resist chai. It’s made from sweet milk with a touch of coconut or cinnamon. Never greasy, the batter is thin and light like a crisp tissue. Xiaolongbao -- incredible soup-filled surprises. For now, feast your eyes and control your drooling, as we reveal some of the world's best foods that can help you make. Anyway, what you have is a chicken that's gently poached and then served with rice cooked in chicken fat and other aromatics, plus soy sauce, chilli and sliced cucumber. Australians have put their own stamp on chicken parmigiana. They are chicken wings marinated in fish sauce. When Japan wants to build something right, it builds it really right. It's a city notorious for its curmudgeonly denizens, but they all believe in the importance of good food. Massaman curry, Thailand. If you don’t want to make a decision on the menu, or just want to enjoy the social aspect of sharing a variety of small plates, this is the way to go. Other than flying or floating, this is the only way you want your duck. Entire two-week vacations are centered on exploring combinations of wines and cheeses around the country. Though if you have it in Spain, you're probably there already. Legend has it that Portuguese nuns and monks, having used egg whites to starch their religious clothing, used the leftover yolks to make pastries, including these sinfully delicious custard tarts. The South African restaurant chain Nando's has made Mozambican-Portuguese piri-piri chicken loved around the world. Poke has its origins on the streets of Hawaii - now it's has gone global. Who has time for that? They care as much … Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. This is a dish that's particular to the city of Hoi An, with noodles made using water from a particular well, and the ashes of plants grown on the Cham Islands. Hainanese chicken rice is everywhere in Singapore: every hawker centre, every high-end restaurant. And yet it's difficult to come by in Australia, and rarely lives up to its inspiration. It is also central station for nutritional superfoods. This tangy treat tastes good as a dip, with breads, with meats, with vegetables, beans or -- hear us out -- on a Marmite rice cake. Join us on a 12-month journey to see them all, Food in Vietnam: 40 delicious dishes you'll love. That's never going to happen here. 4. Courtesy Madeleine Deaton/Creative Commons/Flickr. Staple diet of bachelors and college students. Let's eat and drink, then sleep, then work for two hours, then eat and drink. From the fruits of the Mediterranean Sea to the spoils of the Pyrenees, from the saffron and cumin notes of the Moors to the insane molecular experiments of Ferran Adria, Spanish food is timeless yet avant garde.