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Top 14 destinations for expat foodies

Submitted by on January 25, 2010 – 7:05 amNo Comment

Quebec jam img_1299Quick: when you think of the top “foodie” coun­tries for expats, do you think of Canada?

Apparently, Britain’s Telegraph does.

Based on find­ings from the HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, the Telegraph cre­ated an  “Expat foodie heaven” pic­ture gallery, in which Canada ranked No. 3.

Canada scored just behind such well-​​known eat­ing des­ti­na­tions as France and Japan.

Canada’s high rank­ing comes in part from its vari­ety of dishes. As the Telegraph writes:

Canadian cui­sine includes a huge range of foods. Traditional dishes vary from British Columbia (salmon and wild rice) to Newfoundland (cod cakes and fish cheeks), to Native dishes (maple sugar pie) to French Canadian Foods (tor­tière, yel­low pea soup).

Here’s the full list of Top 14 Expat Foodie Heaven des­ti­na­tions:

  1. France
  2. Japan
  3. Canada
  4. Thailand
  5. Brazil
  6. Spain
  7. Malaysia
  8. Australia
  9. Belgium
  10. South Africa
  11. Germany
  12. Singapore
  13. USA
  14. Vietnam

The same HSBC sur­vey ranked Canada the best place in the world to live — so per­haps it’s no sur­prise that expats who are happy in Canada are also happy with Canadian cuisine.

Do you have favorite Canadian foods? Leave a com­ment below.

Photo ©Carolyn B. Heller

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