What food have you come across on holiday...
Replies: 59 - Last Post: Oct 16, 2012 11:51 AM Last Post By: arbon
Oct 11, 2012 6:32 AM
Oct 11, 2012 6:59 AM
31Here in the UK I would like to be able to buy or eat: tomatoes that really taste of something rather than just all look the same, real Greek 'giros' and kleftiko, satay like I ate in Malaysia, pad thai that tastes as good as it did in Thailand, chips like they make them in New Zealand and whatever fish they put with them. Sigh...
will be starting the home grown stuff earlier next year, and saving for the next holiday. :-)
Oct 11, 2012 9:08 AM
Oct 11, 2012 9:14 AM
33Here in the UK I would like to be able to buy or eat: tomatoes that really taste of something rather than just all look the same
Ye have many options, neverwinter:
grow yer own outdoors in the open (it's not that difficult, even in a British summer (what summer?), though the yield is not high;
grow yer own outdoors in a polytunnel;
grow yer own in your home;
buy those grown commercially in British polytunnels;
buy Spanish or Italian ones - or, if really desparate, supermarkets' Dutch or Polish toms.
Oct 11, 2012 12:41 PM
Oct 12, 2012 1:08 AM
35Anything made from the black pig in Spain.
Fish cooked on the beach over coconut husks in Bali.
Everything in Paris/ everything BazFaz cooked me :)
Big pretzels.. somewhere between countries at a train station.
Whatever it was on skewers with a sauce and all popped in a plastic bag made by an old man in the backstreets of Chiang Mai.
Yes to the gelato in Rome, I agree!
The goose noodle soup from a hole in the wall in Hong Kong with two tables only and they were on the foot path.....OMG that was so good!
Absolutely everything from one particular little taverna on the island of Milos that we were trapped on but so thankful for the cook there.
Oct 12, 2012 1:24 AM
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Oct 12, 2012 7:15 AM
40I tend to travel in places where you don't drink the water... So eating the food is a problem...
On the Road...I eat to live not live to eat... Maybe if I was in Euroland more it would be different...
MickyD's is almost always the most crowded and cleanest place to eat in most of the world...and they have clean toilets which the locals really really like...especially families with kids...
Sure I'll do Pad Thai in Bangkok from a nice old lady who has lots of local customers coming back to her stall...
Or those brightly lit places in Hong Kong with big pictures of their servings on the wall...and lots of local diners talking and eating...
But I avoid...dark and lonely places that seem too "exclusive"... and those filthy looking street food vendors...who can ruin your trip... So I'm probably not a "Foodie" on the road...
Oct 12, 2012 7:34 AM
41Some of the best food I've had is from dirty looking street food vendors and dark places, though not lonely. We learned our lesson years ago and never go to a restaurant if it's totally deserted. It's usually a bad sign. While I understand not wanting to be sick on holiday/vacation, I don't like missing the opportunity to try new food in the places it came from. I just get some Imodium and eat some yogurt and keep going.
Oct 12, 2012 3:21 PM
42"The "Chinese" food here is just a step above dire." Anon, that's absolutely perfect!
IPA folks love their Keith's Pale Ale in Nova Scotia. (And one asks for a "Keet's")
Oct 13, 2012 11:09 PM
43In Bali we've got lots of way different food.
Tempe is an Indonesian specialty that I'm sure you'll start seeing around the world.
Avocado shakes are maybe Indonesia's most favorite fruit juice. Zoom zoom blend it up like a smoothie. Takes just like you think it might, and they add a bit of chocolate syrup. Tasty!
Bali has some specialty dishes, the Balinese roasted sucking pig called Babi Guling, and the steamed (or better smoked) spice stuffed chicken called Ayam betutu. The Balinese are very proud of the babi guling, because the majority of Indonesia doesn't eat pork (Muslim) so it's their own special food.
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