10 Scrumptious Desserts From All Over The World You Need To Try At Least Once In Your Lifetime

Whether you’re a traveler with a sweet tooth or just prefer to sample cuisines from different nations, it’s always intriguing to check what local sweets taste like as well as desserts, fruits, and homemade cakes. Each place has its distinct flavor that is formed by certain spices or substances utilized specifically in that region. Crusty apple pies, creamy cheesecakes, Japanese mochi, and Indian milk sweets — each and every one of these desserts deserves a complete post of its own, but we’ve tried to assemble the most mouth-watering sweets from throughout the globe in just one piece. Here are 10 delectable desserts from all around the world you ought to try at least once in your lifetime.

Ras Malai (India)

If you are into cheesecakes, India has quite a remarkable rendition of this dish created with cardamom, saffron, and pistachios. With ‘rus’ meaning for ‘juice’ and ‘malai’ for ‘cream’ this delectable treat resembles a milky cheesecake, only without a crust. Ras malai typically comprises of sweet white cream which is created with milk and sugar syrup. Sometimes balls of chana (curd) can also be added to the mix. This delight is served with pistachios and ground cardamom.

Mochi (Japan)

You’ll scarcely find a more lovely and peaceful dessert than mochi cooked in a Japanese household. A paste formed from adzuki beans can take hours to prepare, afterwards it’s wrapped in a thin layer of gyuhi, a type of sticky rice dough. It is then sprinkled with green matcha powder or roasted soybean flour. This is the classical mochi that tastes best with traditional Japanese tea, however in supermarkets you can buy mochi with a vast range of fillings ranging from melon ice-cream to strawberry cheesecake.

Oliebollen (Holland)

This wonderful Dutch delicacy may appear simple, but it is one of the most delightful New Year treats you’ll ever try. Roughly translated as ‘oily balls’, oliebollen are basically doughnuts with raisins, deep-fried and served with powdered sugar.

Kaymak ice-cream with mulberry soup (Turkey)

Turkey is famous for its overly sweet pastries, but we wish to share something more tangy and tasty with you. Mulberry soup is not your ordinary dessert as it is not quite sweet, but it is a nice departure from Turkish sweets that gives luscious berry flavor mixed with mouth-watering kaymak ice-cream. Kaymak can be compared to the clotted cream they make in England, albeit the first one is a bit denser. Combined with mulberry soup and a dash of honey, kaymak ice-cream is the perfect post-dinner dessert on a hot summer day.

Crème brûlée (France)

Crème brûlée is one of those desserts you can not easily forget once you try it at the place of its birth. It’s produced with the gentlest vanilla custard cream that is topped with a crisp caramel crust, typically toasted with fire for added flavor and beauty. It is also one of the oldest French sweets and has been present in France’s most famous cookbooks since 1691!

Tres leches (Mexico)

There are numerous sorts of sponge cakes you can buy all around the world, but tres leches from Mexico could well be the yummiest of them all. Many believe this dish was inspired by medieval Spain and European liquid-soaked cakes that were very popular at one point in history, while others feel we should thank Nestle Corporation and the recipe it used to print on cans of condensed milk. Either way, this cake has cream, evaporated milk, and condensed milk, all blended in absolutely harmonious proportions to make a seriously sweet creamy sponge cake.

Baklava (Turkey)

You can’t have a list of world’s yummiest desserts and not including Turkish baklava. It is thought that the recipe of baklava dates back to the 8th century BC and belongs to the Assyrian civilization. The Ottomans then adapted this recipe and developed it the delicate layered sweet delight we all know and adore today. Baklava is produced with phyllo dough sliced in paper-thin layers, filled with precisely chopped nuts and sometimes dried fruits. The whole dish then gets doused in honey or syrup, making it one of the sweetest treats you’ll ever try in Turkey!

Po’e (Tahiti)

This gently sweet dish is one of the most popular sweets in Tahiti, although not many people know about it outside of the island. Po’e can be produced with almost any fruit puree (e.g. mango) that is then combined with cornstarch, wrapped in a banana leaf, and baked till done. It is frequently served with coconut cream or ice-cream and eaten during barbecues or various festivities.

Songpyeon (Korea)

Half moon-shaped Korean rice cakes named songpyeon are one of the most frequent Korean sweet snacks, which doesn’t make them any less impressive. Made with thin rice dough, these aesthetically beautiful dumplings come with a full variety of fillings and can be either boiled or deep-fried. Inside you can find numerous nuts, adzuki beans, as well as sweet potatoes and chestnuts. They are always served with honey, generally of some strange type like tangerine or linden.

Kladdkaka (Sweden)

Swedish kladdkaka is quite similar to the mouth-watering American brownie and is just as fudgy. This gooey, luscious chocolate cake is excellent both hot and cooled. While in Sweden it is generally eaten cold, it can also taste delicious fresh from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on top. If you ever wish to produce kladdkaka yourself, remember to melt the butter first before you mix in the rest of the ingredients – this way you’ll end up with the dough of correct consistency!


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