World Famous Dishes

Explore unfiltered reviews of popular foods from around the world.

Over 9.6 million social media posts were analyzed to identify the world’s most famous dishes. Discover the most talked-about food on the planet—and how people felt about it—in this interactive piece. Find a new favorite dish to try on your next adventure.


The alca, also known as an alcapurria, is a fritter popular in Puerto Rico made with green banana, meat, achiote, and yautia. Veggies are mashed into a paste, formed into a shape, then carefully stuffed with meat and deep-fried to a golden brown. Served hot or cold, alcas are a type of mofongo, any dish whose main ingredient is mashed plantains.