5 Mouthwatering International Desserts you Need to Try

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The world is full of delicious desserts just waiting to be devoured. And while we may all be stuck at home right now, that doesn't mean we can't plan our next taste-testing adventure. Let's take a look at some of the most mouthwatering international deserts you need to try.

Mouthwatering International Desserts you Need to Try:

International Desserts you Need to Try, Baklava
For those who don't know, Baklava is a sweet pastry made with layers of filo and nuts all held together with a special syrup or honey. While the exact origin of Baklava is a mystery, the recipes we have today are believed to have originated in Turkey as early as 800 B.C.

It may have originated in Turkey, but if you find yourself in the Mediterranean/middle eastern area you won't have a hard time finding some of the best Baklava you've ever tried. Don't miss out on your next trip!

International Desserts you Need to Try, Mooncake
A mooncake is a traditional Chinese treat that can be traced all the way back to its predecessor, the Taishi cake, which became popular around three thousand years ago during the Shang Dynasty. Talk about a dessert with some history! Mooncakes are made with a thin pastry shell wrapped around a dense sweet filling. Usually a sweet bean paste or lotus seed paste.

You won't have a hard time finding Mooncakes in many North and Southeast Asian countries, but if you're looking for the full cultural experience you may want to visit China during the Mid-Autumn Festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is a yearly event where families and friends come together to celebrate and give thanks. The festival is also a time of lunar warship, which is where the name Mooncake comes from. Mooncakes are most traditionally eaten during the festival.

Tres Leches cake
International Desserts you Need to Try, Tres Leches Cake
Not a fan of dry pastries? Then this is the cake for you. Tres Leches Cake is a very simple and delicious dessert to make at home. All you need is a sponge cake and three kinds of milk as the name implies. The cake is soaked in a combination of heavy cream, evaporated milk, and condensed milk.

Tres Leches is most likely of Medieval European origin as with similar cakes such as tiramisu. However, Tres Leches has become extremely popular in Latin America since the early 1900s.

Thai Roti
International Desserts you Need to Try, Thai Roti
Roti is originally an Indian flatbread made from wholegrain flour. Normally Roti is served as a side for savory meals, but Thai Roti however is a sweet dessert usually served as street food in Thailand.

Thai Roti is most commonly made with pan-fried bread, sweetened condensed milk, white sugar, and banana, or even chocolate. This is a must-try next time you find yourself in Thailand!

Gulab Jamun
International Desserts you Need to Try, Gulab Jamun
Gulab Jamun is an Indian sweet made from milk-based dough balls that are deep-fried and drizzled in sugar syrup. This dessert originated in Medieval Inda and was based on a fritter that Central Asian Turkic invaders brought to India.

You won't have any trouble finding this treat all over India. Or in Indian restaurants all around the world.

I don't know about you, but I love dessert and I'm always excited to try a new one. I hope this post about international desserts you need to try inspires you to take your taste buds on an adventure! Let us know your favorite dessert below.

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