Having recently come home from a trip to Italy (and eating way too much pizza and ice cream), I was thinking about all the different foods I have tried on various other holidays. So far, I have now been 18 Amazing Places (+ Italy) and experienced a range of different menus from all around the world. Today, I thought I would share with you some of my foodie highlights from a few different places I’ve visited, simply because food and travel are two of my most favourite things. So if you are feeling keen to plan your next holiday and sample some of the local dishes, check out destination2.co.uk for tons of holiday inspiration.
I absolutely love everything about Greece, especially their food. One of my favourite dishes is the gyros (literally meaning “turn”) which is meat wrapped in a pita with tomato, onion, tzatziki sauce often served with fries. It’s pretty much the Greek version of a kebab. If I am feeling slightly healthier, the Greek Salad is always a delicious option with feta, olives, tomato, peppers, onions, lettuce and olive oil normally served with pita and tzatziki sauce. Oh yeah, and you can’t mention Greek food without including Greek Tapas. This is a selection of little nibbles served on a platter and comes with all sorts such as hummus, stuffed vine leaves, falafel, pita, spinach pie, meatballs… okay, this is making me super hungry. What is your favourite dish to eat in Greece?
The other day, I went to Chiquito for my birthday which reminded me how tasty Mexican really food is. I went for the classic fajitas but it was a tough choice between that and the burritos and the enchiladas. When I went on holiday to Mexico a few years ago, it seemed the dish of chicken and rice was a firm favorite. That and tacos! There is so much choice out there, whether you are a fan of spicy food or something a little plainer, Mexican dishes are so delicious and healthy too. You also don’t need to look very far to find fresh exotic fruit either, there is everything from the familiar mango and kiwi to more the more obscure things like mamey and tuna fruit. Do you like Mexican dishes, which one is your favourite?
Thailand for me, was my most adventurous foodie holiday. There was no sign of a burger and chips out there. If you like Thai food, then you will love Thailand as it’s even tastier and even cheaper than at home. I still stand by my word that I ate the best ever Pad Thai whilst in Asia (this still hasn’t been beaten yet). Food in Thailand is absolutely everywhere and you can grab something quick and tasty whilst on the move. Popular dishes such as Guay Teow (noodle soup), Poh Pia Tod (spring rolls) and Kai Jeow (omelette and rice) can be found at roadside vendors, in the markets or in restaurants and it’s all so so cheap. A portion of noodles is around 40 baht (90p), how crazy! One of my favourite discoveries was the Banana Roti, a sweet pancake treat which can be ordered with added chocolate. Yum! What is your favourite Thai food?
A travel food blog post is not complete without mentioning Italy. This is my most recent adventure and I certainly had my fair share of pizza, spaghetti, brushetta. It’s not all pizza and pasta though, fish and seafood is a firm favourite on the Italian menu too. If you are a fan of fish, you will not be disappointed as you can get everything from salmon, anchovies, scallops, sea bream, sea bass, tuna and much more! Finally, of course when in Italy you need to sample a tub or five of their famous galeto. There are so many different delicious flavours to pick from – I tried Fragola (strawberry), Cioccolato (chocolate), Malaga (rum and raisin) and something that looked like cookies and cream. Amazing!
I hope you enjoyed my holiday foodie highlights. Writing this post has made me so hungry! Which country has the best food, in your opinion? What food would you like to try? I’d love to hear your thoughts and recommendations.
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