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.


Halva is a dense, fudgy, crumbly confection made from sesame paste (tahini), sugar, and flavorings like chocolate or pistachio, cooked and formed into bars. There are variations on halva in Turkish, Israeli, Arab, and African cuisines.