We’ve put together a helpful list for you of all the most popular foods beginning with the letter “I.” We keep adding to the list as we find more, so please comment on any missed food. Let’s jump right in:
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One of the most popular hams in Spain, Iberico ham is made from purebred pigs fed a diet consisting mainly of acorns.
This crisp and refreshing leafy green has been around for generations. It’s perfect on its own or used as a base for salads.
From mashed potatoes and french fries to potato chips, Idaho is the perfect place for all your starchy needs!
A Japanese dish consisting of sushi rice rolled inside deep-fried tofu sheets, it’s often consumed cold or at room temperature on top of a bed of shredded nori seaweed.
Located in the Andes region of South America, these berries are high in antioxidants and rich in flavor.
While there’s no specific dish we can say is “Indian food,” it generally consists of rice or wheat with various spices such as cumin, coriander, and turmeric.
Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country and its cuisine reflects this with a varied menu; from traditional dishes like sate to more modern fare such as fried rice, there are many different flavors for you to try.
Indian Black Salt:
A rock salt found mostly on the coastlines of India, this black salt has an intense taste from its dark minerals.
Irish Cream Liqueur (alcohol):
The only liqueur to be exclusively invented and produced in Ireland.
A refreshing alternative to other types of tea, this is made up of brewed black or green tea mixed with sugar and served over ice.
For those who have never had the deliciousness of ice cream before, please taste it soon! It’s available with different flavors and even different textures.
A sweet topping on cakes, icing can take many forms: from a thick frosting-like substance to whipped cream.
A type of pork sausage popular in Italy, usually made from a mixture of meats that include beef and pork.
A delicious drink with hot coffee mixed with ice cubes to create a refreshing beverage.
Ice Cream Sundae:
Pretty much what the name suggests, an ice cream sundae consists of ice cream topped off with sauces or syrups such as chocolate syrup or cherry topping!
This East Indian dish can take on many forms but often includes vegetables like potatoes, onions, and peppers, plus meat or seafood along with curry spices for flavor.
Indonesian Rendang – Beef Stew:
An Indonesian specialty consisting mainly of rice noodles, this stew has plenty of spice for those who enjoy the heat!
Indian Aloo Gobi – Vegetable Curry:
This dish is a mix of potatoes and cauliflower cooked in an onion, garlic, and ginger base with spices such as cumin.
An easy-to-make pasta that can be served with any topping you desire, from pesto sauce to meatballs.
Irish Whiskey (alcohol):
Made from a mixture of malted barley and fermented grain, this whiskey has been around for centuries. It’s the fastest-growing spirit in Ireland!
A mixture of coca leaves and cornflour or wheat, this Peruvian candy is often eaten at celebrations.
Very few foods can be said to ‘typify’ an entire country, but Icelanders often enjoy their traditional lamb or fish dishes served with potatoes and vegetables as toppings. They’re also known to eat fermented Shark. Yummy.
A type of rice noodles popular in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, these are made from a batter that is steamed before being dried.
Traditional breakfast served up with eggs, bacon or ham, sausages or black pudding, tomatoes, and mushrooms along with toast.
Irish Soda Bread:
A simple bread made from flour, buttermilk, and baking soda.
A tea popular in India rich in spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, or ginger; it’s often served with milk or sugar for extra sweetness.
Made out of soybeans mixed with the fungus Rhizopus oligosporus (which gives tempeh its unique flavor), this dish is a staple food on Indonesian menus.
Indian lime pickle:
Lime pickles are not only delicious, but they’re also good for you! They contain high levels of vitamin C, which can improve your immunity against illness while giving you the energy to get through the day.
Irish Coffee (alcohol):
This drink combines coffee with Irish whiskey and cream.
A traditional dish from India, made by steaming rice and lentils with spices.
A hearty meal consisting mainly of pig meat and potatoes, carrots, and onions cooked until tender before being topped off with breadcrumbs for a crunchy texture.
This salt contains trace amounts of iodine, a nutrient that helps promote the healthy development of your thyroid gland.
A type of Indian bread made from flour and water, you can serve this with various toppings such as peanut sauce or curry to complement its flavor!
Made mainly in Ireland, cheddar cheese comes in many different forms, including yellow blocks for melting onto vegetables like potatoes or macaroni & cheese dishes, as well as harder varieties that you can grate over salads.
A type of Jamaican plant-based diet.
This Moroccan specialty consists mainly of blended eggplant mixed with lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil for its sauce base; it can be eaten alone as an appetizer or topped off with veggies such as olives, peppers, or carrots for a more filling dish.
A rice cake popular in Indonesia. It is made from glutinous rice mixed with coconut milk and wrapped up in banana leaves before being steamed; it can be eaten as an appetizer or added flavor like ginger other dishes.
Traditional Maltese pastries stuffed with dates. They can be deep-fried or baked in the oven.
A sweet chutney dish made from tamarind sauce is often eaten with rice and sprinkled with nuts.
That’s all we have for now. Did we miss any? Please comment below!
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