Take A Trip Around The World With These Lockdown Recipes

Words: Katrina Rose Wind

Who says lockdown has to be boring? Why not take a trip around the world by cooking from this list of recipes we’ve compiled from all across the globe.  Once lockdown is over and social distancing is no longer a necessity, you can throw the best dinner party thanks to these recipes. Make all your friends jealous with all the new skills you will have acquired. No one has to know you spent 21 days learning how to kick culinary ass.


Luxurious Chicken Lasagne

The first lockdown recipe is a quick and delicious cheesy bake that will bring warmth to your soul during this difficult time.

Recipe for Luxurious Chicken Lasagne

Easy Roman Cheese Bread

Why not learn how to make bread during lockdown! This easy cheesy bread can be served with a salad or load it with some roasted vegetables or deli slices as a tasty sandwich.

Recipe For Easy Roman Cheese Bread

Dusky Kob Meuniere With Lyonnaise Potatoes

We’re back in France with this delicious fish recipe. Best part is that this recipe will work with any fish you already have in the fridge!

Recipe For Dusky Kob Meuniere With Lyonnaise Potatoes 

French Onion Soup

I bet you have always wanted to learn how to make this deliciously decadent french classic, well the time is now! You’ll be a hit at your next dinner party, we guarantee it.

Recipe For French Onion Soup


Stir Fried Veg Frittata With Sesame Toast

Can you imagine your partner’s face when they wake up to see you’ve whipped up restaurant quality breakfast? They don’t have to know this was basically effortless but still incredibly yummy. One of the best lockdown recipes!

Recipe For Stir Fried Veg Frittata With Sesame Toast

Asian Pork Belly Served on Noodles

Next stop on our culinary trip around the world is Asia. Learn how to make this delicious dish in no time at all, remember pork always tastes better Asian style!

Recipe For Asian Pork Belly Served on Noodles

Tomato and Coriander Curried Dahl with Basmati Rice and Greek Yoghurt

Take a delicious trip to India during lockdown with this mouth-watering dish! Indian food is always a favourite and this vegetarian dish is no different. Serve with rice or naan or both!

Recipe For Tomato and Coriander Curried Dahl 

Spicy Korean Inspired Pork and Potato Stew

Why not try your hand at this incredibly filling lockdown recipe. This spicy dish is inspired by the Korean dish, Gamjatang, a traditional and aromatic pork and potato stew. Perfect for those cold nights while curled up on the couch.

Recipe for Spicy Korean Inspired Pork and Potato Stew

Bobotie Pancakes

Why not try making this proudly South African dish with a twist. These bobotie pancakes are amazing! They’re perfect for banting followers, and perfect for isolation as it doesn’t contain too many ingredients.

Recipe For Bobotie Pancakes


You don’t even have to leave your kitchen to visit Ukraine! Next up in our lockdown recipe round up, is this appetising and delightful soup that is filled with flavour.

Recipe for Borscht 

Homemade Falafels with Grilled Aubergine and Pickled Salad

We bet you’ve always wanted to try making these delicious Mediterranean delights at home. Well the time is now! A simple recipe for those nights during lockdown when you don’t know what to make.

Recipe For Homemade Falafels with Grilled Aubergine and Pickled Salad

Kingklip With Quinoa

Take a trip to Peru with this healthy, ridiculously easy, and delicious recipe. Quinoa is low GI, gluten free and protein-rich and fish has the omega-3 you need during lockdown.

Recipe For Kingklip With Quinoa 

Hornazo Easter Bread

Easter is around the corner so what better time to learn what the Spanish make during this time  and whip up this Hornazo Easter bread.

Recipe for Hornazo Easter Bread

Mini Mushroom Tacos

Next stop on this lockdown recipe trip around the world is Mexico. This recipe is great for those nights when you don’t have a lot in the fridge. Keep it simple and delicious with these vegetarian tacos.

Recipe For Mini Mushroom Tacos

Pasteis De Nata

Looks like we’re in Portugal. These Portuguese custard tarts are an absolute national treasure and absolutely incredible.

Recipe for Pasteis De Nata

Classic Victoria Sponge Cake

For those Sundays where you have nothing to do during lockdown! Try making this classic English recipe, an all time classic tea treat. Light cake with cream and fruit – perfection!

Recipe for Classic Victoria Sponge Cake 



Why not learn how to make this delicious Latin dessert during lockdown. It’s got that crunch and that delicious sweet flavour of the chocolate dipping sauce. An unforgettable dessert to say the least.

Recipe For Churros

Granadilla Eclairs With A White Chocolate Topping

The last lockdown recipe is a twist on a french classic. These granadilla eclairs are so wonderfully yummy that normal eclairs will be a thing of the past.

Recipe For Granadilla Eclairs 


The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has a toll-free number for the public that deals with Covid-19 related issues or questions: 0800 029 999. The line is operated 24 hours a day.

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