One of the great things about traveling or studying abroad is the opportunity to try the local cuisine. If you plan to study or to visit the United States, you do not want to miss out on trying the most popular American foods. Here is a list of the top five types of American food you will need to try:
Bagel is a bread shaped like a ring and it is most consumed for breakfast. Bagels are typically served with butter, cream cheese, or egg and cheese filling.
There are different types of toppings and flavors. Some of the most traditional bagels have poppy seeds, sesame seeds, garlic flakes, and pretzel salt as toppings. The less traditional bagels differ by its flavor which can be blueberry, cinnamon, raisin, and chocolate chip.
Bagel is so popular in the Unites States that you will be able to find in any food store; in addition, there are many bakeries who specializes on them, and on those bakeries, you will be able to find a more expanded topping and flavor options.
Pancake is like a flat cake, round-shaped, consumed for breakfast. Pancakes are typically served with maple syrup and butter topping.
There are different types of flavors. Some common flavors are banana, chocolate chip, strawberry, apple cinnamon, and blueberry. You can find pancakes in all diners and in mostly all restaurants that offers breakfast; however, a great place to try them is at the International House of Pancakes, IHOP. Pancake recipe is also very easy to follow and you can always try to make your own style pancake at home.
Cheesecake is a sweet dessert which main ingredient consists of cream cheese. Cheesecakes are typically served with whipped cream, fruit, fruit sauce, or chocolate syrup topping.
There are different types of flavors. The traditional cheesecake is made with cream cheese and a cream cracker crust base, but the other flavors you can find are chocolate chip, strawberry, pumpkin, peanut butter, etc. You can find cheesecake in many restaurants, but the best place to try one is at the Cheesecake Factory, where you will be able to find a vast type of flavors.
4- Macaroni & Cheese
Macaroni & cheese best known as mac & cheese, is a main or side dish consisted of macaroni, cheese, and butter.
You can find mac & cheese in some restaurants. Many restaurants will only offer on the kid’s menu; therefore, search online beforehand for the restaurants near you that offers mac & cheese on their menu. You can also find mac & cheese box on supermarkets, add a few ingredients and you can easily prepare at home.
Doughnut also known as donut, is a dessert food very popular in the United States. The doughnut is a deep-fried dough, most are ring-shaped, but there are many different types of doughnuts such as cake, holes, crullers, filled, etc. The filled doughnuts, for instance, doesn’t have the ring shape, it’s just rounded.
Doughnut have many different topping and filling flavors. Most common toppings are sugar glazed, strawberry frosted, chocolate frosted, chocolate glazed, coconut, etc. The most common fillings are jelly and vanilla crusted.
Doughnut is a very popular dessert snack in the U.S. and there are many different donut shops that specializes in donuts creating a vast number of flavors. You can also find doughnuts in supermarkets, bakeries, and in the famous franchise Dunkin Donuts.
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