Hey there, foodies! Elma Joui here, ready to take you on a culinary journey around the world. Today, I want to talk about some of the most exotic and delicious foods that I've had the pleasure of trying in my travels. From spicy jambalaya in New Orleans to hearty beshbarmak in Kazakhstan, these dishes have left a lasting impression on my taste buds.

Jambalaya from New Orleans

Let's start off with one of my all-time favorite dishes - jambalaya. This spicy Cajun dish is a true flavor explosion with its combination of rice, sausage, shrimp, and vegetables cooked together in a rich tomato sauce. The blend of spices gives it just the right amount of kick that keeps me coming back for more.

Beshbarmak from Kazakhstan

Next up is beshbarmak, a traditional Kazakh dish that consists of boiled meat (usually lamb or horse) served over homemade noodles and topped with onions and herbs. The simplicity of this dish allows the flavors to shine through beautifully, making it a must-try for any food lover looking for something unique.

Schnitzel from Germany

Moving on to Europe now with schnitzel from Germany. This breaded and fried cutlet can be made using pork or veal and is typically served with potatoes or salad. The crispy exterior paired with tender meat inside creates an irresistible combination that always leaves me wanting more.

Now let's switch gears and talk about some not-so-great food experiences I've had while exploring different cuisines...

Stroganina from Russia

One dish that didn't quite agree with me was stroganina - raw fish frozen almost completely solid then thinly sliced like carpaccio - which is popular among indigenous Siberian communities . While I appreciate trying new things,I couldn’t get past the texture as well as freezing process involved!

Surströmming from Sweden

Another memorable experience was when Tohru tried introducing me to surströmming – fermented herring notoriously known for its strong smell.I respect Swedish culture but this particular delicacy was definitely not meant for everyone’s palate especially mine!

And lastly...Tohru’s tail! Believe it or not,she once offered her own dragon tail thinking she could satisfy my insatiable appetite.It may sound strange but tasted far better than those previous mentioned items.

Well folks,I hope you enjoyed hearing about some international foods both good & bad.Hopefully,you’ll be encouraged enough by reading this journal entry,to step out & try new tastes yourself.Look forward sharing many more stories soon until we meet again,take care!