1. Belgian Fries
This is somewhat the national food of Belgium. No one calls it ‘French Fries’ there, even in English. The Belgium-perfected way of fries is a two-step frying process to perfect the inner and outer crunchiness as well as the softness. It is one from the list of Belgium vegetarian food.
Mussels of Mosselen-friet found in the North Sea are more fleshy than those in France and this traditional food in Belgium features mussels cooked either in white wine and classic vegetable broth or in traditional Belgian Beer.
This creamy dish is the superior version of your regular mashed potatoes and a staple of Belgium food. The belgium traditional food is a creamy blend of mashed potatoes and other vegetables like carrots, kale, brussels sprouts, etc. and served as a side dish or as a main course with sausages.
4. Grey shrimp Croquettes
This seafood is also one of the classic Belgium food specialties. It’s a crispy delicacy, usually made from scratch in most seafood restaurants. It’s crispy on the outside and molten and oozing from the inside. It makes for a perfect snack and is also among famous food in Belgium.
You can safely consider these to be the unofficial national cookies of the Belgium food culture. It is a thin, very crunchy and caramel filled biscuit baked with some figures on it. Usually consumed with coffee, it is spiced and gives a different feel to the taste buds.
It is a stew or soup made with chicken or fish, vegetables, cream, and egg. This dish can be counted as the Belgian comfort food in your Belgium food tour. Enjoy this stew on any cold day and feel the soup warm your senses in no time!
7. Belgian Waffles
Waffles are like Belgium’s local food. There are two varieties of waffles, the rectangular ones which aren’t as sweet as the other variety but are topped with chocolate, cream, and various grated fruits. The other variant is small and has sugar crystals ingrained, so is more on the sweeter side.
8. Belgian Chocolates
Talking about sweets, Belgian chocolate can never be left out. Being produced since the 19th century, it is a major part of the economy and Belgian cuisine. Since then, the cuisine has evolved to fit chocolate in many of its desserts such as the pralines, which are soft with a chocolate casing. Truffles are ball-shaped desserts with wafers or cream filled crust.
9. Sirop de Liege
It is a jam or jelly-like sweet made from evaporated fruit juices of fruits like date, pears, apples, etc. It is sweet and sticky and mostly served on bread or baguettes or you can even pair it with cheese for lunch.
10. Tomates aux Crevettes Grises
Also called Tomaat met Grijze Garnalen, this is another Belgian classic food made of brown or grey shrimps with a generous mix of mayo and stuffed in cold tomatoes. It is a popular appetizer and loved by the locals and visitors alike.