Guest Post: Great Grilling Traditions From Around the World

Grilling Traditions

There’s nothing that beats a good barbecue. But what if you are travelling in another country? The good news is that grilling is popular all over the world. Here are some great grilling recipes to experience or try in your own home.

United States of America, Barbecue Ribs

This one is probably the most well-known. American Barbecue Ribs are tender, falling off the bone and melting in your mouth. Coated with an assortment of spices, they are slow-grilled and brushed with barbecue sauce.

Turkey, Kebabs

In most shopping centre food courts, you are sure to find a kebab stall, but nothing compares to the original. Either skewered or on a plate, kebabs can be almost any meat – lamb, beef, chicken, etc. Cooked to perfection on a grill, they can then be wrapped in a delicious flatbread and stuffed with other goodies like cheese, vegetables, and sauce.

South Africa, Braaivles

Many countries have special grilling recipes, but in South Africa, they have a whole day dedicated to it. On the 24th of September, the start of their Spring season, they grill steaks, sausages, chicken, kebabs, and much more.

Sweden, Pork Sausages

Pork sausages are the main hit in a Swedish barbecue, however other additions to the grill include some seafood items, and vegetables for a healthy kick. The food must be good if they are willing to venture out in the cold.

Australia, Sausage Sizzle

Australians are known for their laid-back attitude, but when it comes to barbecuing, they are surprisingly serious. There’s not much that goes into this one. All you need is a barbecue, sausages, plain white bread, onions, and tomato sauce.

Nauru, Grilled Island Fries

Nauru may be small, but their love for Grilled Island Fries is huge. This is a great dish for those at your barbecue who are vegans, or want something a little different. All you need are potatoes, oil, and salt and pepper to taste.

New Zealand, Grilled Sweet Potato and Bacon Salad

Not every grilling recipe involves huge chunks of blackened meat. In New Zealand they grill sweet potatoes, then toss it together with bacon and green onion. This gives a lighter option to your barbecue, and you can’t deny having some greens on your plate.

South Korea, Beef Tacos

These aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of tacos, but this recipe is worth a try. The meal consists of barbecued flank steak, topped with the usual taco fixings, and finished with quick-pickled cabbage.

Israel, Al-Haesh

Also known as Mangal, this tasty grilled dish is loved throughout Israel. An assortment of meats – chicken thighs, wings, lamb, beef sausages, etc. – are grilled and served with pita bread, salad, and dips.

Of course none of these barbecues would be complete without a cold, refreshing beverage. It may be beer, Coca-Cola, water, or anything in between. Keeping it in a cooler like those sold at, ensures you don’t get stuck with warm drink, which can go a long way to ruining your meal.


Brad loves writing about video games almost as much as he loves playing them. Beginning with the original NES, Brad has been playing video games his entire life. His favorite franchises include The Legend of Zelda, Elder Scrolls, Final Fantasy, Pokemon, Doom, and Fire Emblem.


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