Many people love the thrill on their tastebuds that comes when trying a new food or flavor. This excitement can come from the use of new spices, however, oregano, basil, and parsley no longer count as an exciting and new flavor for many people. There are many foreign restaurants people can go to in order to get the excitement their tastebuds crave. The trick, however, is playing with and using these flavors at home in your own kitchen.
While some Greek food does use ordinary seasonings such as garlic, onion, and oregano, other dishes have more exotic ingredients and spices. Greek food makes great use of olives, cheeses, eggplant, and yogurt. While these are ordinary foods, when combined as the Greek make their food, it gives the tastebuds the excitement they long for. Other spices used to sweeten meat that are not generally used are cinnamon and cloves.
The Japanese also use ordinary foods, such as rice and noodles, in their cooking. The new flavors come in to play when meat, vegetables, and tofu are added. They also use dashi, miso, and soy sauce to flavor their food. These flavor combinations and new foods will add excitement to any dish.