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Top 10 famous
American dishes that
visitors should try

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America's 10 most
famous dishes that
visitors should try

When I visit a foreign country, I try to dine in restaurants recommended by local gourmets.

I also make it a point to sample mainstream dishes that have become iconic to a nation. For instance, fish and chips in England.

Below are the 10 most famous iconic dishes of America.

Cheeseburger with fries

Popular burger toppings include bacon, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, pickles, and lettuce.

Hotdog on bun with mustard

Widely sold by street vendors and in sports stadiums.

Pepperoni pizza

Other popular toppings include mushroom, sausages, and olives.

Southern fried chicken

A non-greasy crusty batter and a slightly moist interior are keys to success.

Barbecue ribs

They should be lightly charred on the outside, succulent inside.

Grilled T-bone steak

Order it medium rare for optimum tenderness. Well-done steaks can be on the tough side.

Macaroni and cheese

Children are usually the biggest fans of this simply prepared dish.

Chili con carne

This meat dish can be prepared without or without beans. Purists abhor adding beans.

Caesar Salad

Romaine lettuce, eggs, croutons, and grated parmesan cheese tossed in vinaigrette sauce.

Pastrami on rye

This deli-style sandwich was introduced to America by Jewish immigrants.

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