I’m craving a big loaf of egg bread and I blame TasteAtlas. This slick food-hunting site identifies local foods and drinks from around the world, then shows you the best restaurants to order them from. So now I’m hungry for Georgian khachapuri, and Rocca Imperiale lemons, and Ipoh white coffee.
Rocca Imperiale lemons from southern Italy aren’t sour or bitter, so they’re good for desserts and liqueurs.
And khachapuri is a Georgian bread boat with butter and egg in the middle. I’ve had it at two New York restaurants, but according to TasteAtlas, the best places to order it are around Georgia and Russia.
TasteAtlas combines its own research with that of many restaurant critics and food outlets, combining recommendations to create a “best of” list for each dish on the map. (Some foods and drinks, particularly those that don’t constitute a whole menu item, lack a “best of” list.) It’s like Rotten Tomatoes for food.
Browse around the world map and find a dish that catches your eye. Zoom in on a region to see more dishes, specific ingredients, and wines, teas and other drinks. That’s how I fell in love with the idea of Malaysian white coffee.
Click a dish (or search for it) to learn about the dish’s origins and characteristics, and to see the world’s greatest places to order it. If there are multiple versions of a dish, TasteAtlas will let you refine your results. For example, the page for pizza lists 53 varieties with their own pages. (TasteAtlas knows eight places to order world-class Hawaiian pizza.)
If you get hungry, I am so sorry.