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Foreign foods you cannot get enough of when you travel

Old Oct 28, 15, 12:39 pm
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Many of us are big travellers, I am sure, and many of us also travel to eat (among other things). So what where the most amazing local delicacies you ever tried from your travels around the world?

For me, it would have to be takoyaki from Japan and the gua bao from Taiwan. My first gua bao was actually in Taipei after visiting the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and it cured a lot of hunger pans that I had that day! It was a pork belly gua bao (I think) that I gleefully ate on the way back to the Metro Station. Ever since then, I seek some out whenever I have the chance!

Regarding tako, well I've had many of it over the years (even in London), but the best can surely be found in Osaka in the markets there. My first try was at Tsukiji Gindaco at Kyoto station waiting for a bus to KIX Airport - and I was hooked ever since. There's something just so appetising about eating deep-fried balls of octopus in batter! Unquestionably, takoyaki is my number one "foreign" food.

Not everything pleases me, though. For example chawamushi in Japan and even chili crab in Singapore both leave me reaching for the sick bucket. Nor am I fan of curries (apart from jungle curry from Thailand).

I've listed more tasty foods from my travels on my blog. https://backpackerlee.wordpress.com/...ve-ever-eaten/
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Eurgh! I prefer the Bambangan! It has a more bitter taste, but doesn't smell quite so much...
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1st place: Porcupine from Cameroon. The best melt in your mouth meat in the world, though very few people outside of that region of Africa are aware of it.

2nd place would be any of a hundred Bangkok street vendors. It almost doesn't matter what I ask for because the flavor and spices are great with every dish.

3rd place goes to any decent dhaba in India.
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spain = chuleton steak; pulpo (octopus)
malay/sing = chicken rice
usa = various fast food; southern bbq

those are my absolute must-haves. other places i care not so much about
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