As they say, “come for the Baltic dwarf herring, stay for the smoked eel and sprats.”
First off, they do make their own wine and have several breweries, so golf-clap for that. But no golf-claps for basically just eating German, French, and Belgian foods, even if they are delicious.
Off the Southern tip of Italy, somewhat close to Tunisia, you would think the flavors of the Mediterranean would push this small island nation up, at least past most of the Eastern European guys. But, for whatever reason, Malta insists on making things like fish pie and filling pastries with mushy peas.
Quick, try and find Moldova on a map! Did you say right between Southwestern Ukraine and Romania?!? Man, you’re good, so come get your prize: jellied chicken. Or if you don’t want that, maybe you’ll go for mămăligă, essentially the Moldovan polenta, or lots of goat cheese or delicious chicken noodle soup (zeamă de găină). We prefer that to their other favorite: ciorba de burta, aka beef tripe sour cream soup.