Waterzooi, Ghent, Belgium
Waterzooi (VAT-ter-zo-ey) is a traditional Flemish stew made with chicken, vegetables, cream, and egg yolks. (In years past, chicken was omitted in favor of fish plucked from the city’s waterways.) In the trendy Patershol quarter, order a much-lauded version of waterzooi at Bij den Wijzen en den Zot, a restaurant housed in a guildhall built in the 16th century.
Hertogstraat 42, 32/(0) 9-223-42-30. Photo courtesy of JTB Photo/Age Fotostock. This appeared in the September/October 2010 issue.