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7 Food items you HAVE to try in this lifetime

Love it or hate it, you gotta try it.

7 Food items you HAVE to try in this lifetime
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Who doesn't like food? If you are truly and irrevocably in love with food, you probably love trying out (non-life-threatening) different dishes from all over the world like the next foodie. That pleasant smell wafting from plates with familiar and unfamiliar delicacies that makes your heart flutter, the butterflies in your stomach dance in blissful joy, get your eyes to glisten with the desire to have that heavenly-looking goodness in your mouth and down your throat to your stomach--it's an out-of-body-out-of-the-world experience that only a true connoisseur of food would understand. I consider myself extremely lucky because of coming from a culture that takes cooking and food and spices very seriously, so this one's for all you foodies out there...I present to you food items from my culture you HAVE to try if you ever get the chance: these are forever popular among people of all ages, but especially to teenagers. Oh, and this might have a few junk foods so excuse me!

1. Phuchka: Savory appetizer, main course, satisfying snack- all in one

A.K.A. Fuchka/Panipuri/Golgappa, Phuchka is probably one of the heavenly things you'd find here on earth. With round breakable shells (called Phuchka) filled with mind-numbingly amazing stuffing (called chaat) which are dipped into freshly prepared tamarind/coriander sauce (called chutney), Phuchka is a lifesaver: after a long tiring day at work, after school, during a midlife crisis, while pondering over the bigger meaning of life in universe, when you get fired or get promoted--anytime, anywhere. Depending on where you're having it, the filling may vary slightly or a lot, but it's still Phuchka, and you can't help falling for it every time.

Which one would you try first?

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