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America's 10 most
famous dishes that
visitors should try
When I visit a foreign country, I try to dine in restaurants recommended by local gourmets.
I also make it a point to sample mainstream dishes that have become iconic to a nation. For instance, fish and chips in England.
Below are the 10 most famous iconic dishes of America.
Cheeseburger with fries
Popular burger toppings include bacon, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, pickles, and lettuce.
Hotdog on bun with mustard
Widely sold by street vendors and in sports stadiums.
Other popular toppings include mushroom, sausages, and olives.
Southern fried chicken
A non-greasy crusty batter and a slightly moist interior are keys to success.
They should be lightly charred on the outside, succulent inside.
Grilled T-bone steak
Order it medium rare for optimum tenderness. Well-done steaks can be on the tough side.
Macaroni and cheese
Children are usually the biggest fans of this simply prepared dish.
Chili con carne
This meat dish can be prepared without or without beans. Purists abhor adding beans.
Romaine lettuce, eggs, croutons, and grated parmesan cheese tossed in vinaigrette sauce.
Pastrami on rye
This deli-style sandwich was introduced to America by Jewish immigrants.
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