A new study has found that Japanese is now the world’s third favourite cuisine when on holiday.
The study of over 27,000 travellers by hotel booking site, Hotels.com shows that food from the Far East is now challenging traditional favourites such as Italian and French.
Italian food still came out favourite though, with 32 percent of people preferring foods such as pizza and pasta. French cuisine came in at spot number two on the list of favourite world foods with 24 percent of the vote.
With Japanese now at number three on the list it’s not just sushi that is pleasing taste buds, but other dishes such as tempura, ramen (noodle soup) and Japanese soba, particularly when it comes to fine dining.
Several other Asian countries also made the top ten list of favourite cuisines with Chinese in fourth place, Thai in eighth place, Taiwanese in ninth and Indian making spot ten.
Other counties that made the list were Spain in at number five, which could be attributed to the rise in popularity of tapas and paella; USA at number six, with burgers and fries still popular; and Mexico at number seven, which has always been a firm favourite with dishes such as burritos, tacos and nachos.
Alison Couper from Hotels.com said, "Japanese food is seen as great example of healthy eating and there are a variety of Japanese restaurants in every multicultural capital. I'm a big fan of Japanese and not surprised at its elevated ranking. The fact that it beat more traditional holiday dishes such as Tapas and Burritos is testament to the world class reputation of Japanese chefs."
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